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Aliante GC To Host U.S. Golf Classic

Las Vegas, N.V. - The inaugural USGC Championship presented by Pitchfix selects the Aliante Golf Club, Las Vegas, NV to be the site of the National Championships, August 26, 2017. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for recreational golfers of all skill levels looking to participate in a high-stakes golf tournament. The winning two-person team in each qualifier will advance to the USGC National Championship in Las Vegas.

"We wanted to create a platform for all golfers to be able to compete and win a cash prize, no matter their skill level," says Charlie Wend, Vice President of TPG Sports Group. "We're very excited from the response we've received so far from the recreational golf community to retired professional athletes, all looking to compete on an even playing field."

USGC Qualifier Date: May 19th, 2017 
Tournament Format: Two-Person Best Ball, Low Net 
Handicap Range: 0-18 
Age Requirements: Men & Women 21 years old and above 
Handicap Submission Date: April 15th, 2017 
USGC National Championship Date: August 26th, 2017 (Aliante Golf Club - Las Vegas, NV) Grand Prize: $50,000

Whether you are a weekend warrior or compete in a golf league, this tournament is designed for the casual golf community. Golfers looking to retain their amateur status can waive their right to the cash prize prior to entering the tournament. Teams can be made up of any combination of men, women, or seniors (60+).

"Pitchfix is excited to team up with TPG Sports Group as presenting sponsor of the inaugural U.S. Golf Classic. We see the U.S. Golf Classic attracting top recreational golfers throughout the United States and familiarizing them with our high quality ball mark repair tools and golf accessories," said Bart Fokke, CEO Pitchfix.

About TPG Sports Group:
TPG Sports Group is a global leader in the sports events industry. Over the past 20 years, TPG's management and Board of Directors have been successfully involved in professional sports at the highest level as management, scouts, and coaches. We take pride in the experience and relationships we've established over the years, which allows us to execute many successful global sporting events. TPG Sports Group operates multiple global events, including Pro Scout School, Sports Tank, Sports Agent School and The Extra Mile Retreat. For additional information about TPG Sports Group, visit

About Pitchfix
Founded in 2005, Pitchfix is the market leader for switchblade divot tools and other golf green related products in Europe and Asia and is renowned for its high standards in design and product quality. It aims to be the market leader in divot tools and other golf related products in the United States by designing, manufacturing and distributing an ever- growing line of high quality and innovative European designed products through selected distribution partners.

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