Scottsdale, Ariz. (August 2, 2012) – Gateway Pro Tour announced yesterday that Bushnell, maker of the # 1 Rangefinder on the PGA TOUR, is the latest to sign on as a Tour sponsor and will be the Official Rangefinder of the Gateway Pro Tour.
Bushnell has been in the optics business since 1955, and pioneered the golf laser rangefinder in 1995. With a constant emphasis on product innovation, Bushnell now features the first combination laser/GPS device with the Hybrid, and in 2012 launched the Pro 1M and Tour Z6 both feature Vivid Display Technology which dramatically improves the contrast and clarity of the digital readout in all lighting conditions.
“Gateway Pro Tour has a great reputation as being one of the best pro development tours in the country, and we are excited about the opportunity to serve as the Tour’s Official Rangefinder,” said Derek Schuman, Bushnell Golf Marketing Manager.
Sponsors provide an essential resource for Gateway Pro Tour. Some of the ways sponsor money allows for the continued growth, success, and recognition of the Gateway Pro Tour are – Tour expansion, increased purse sizes, Web.com and PGA TOUR exemptions, Q-School bonuses, administration, tournament equipment and materials, charity golf tournaments, community involvement and enhanced membership benefits.
“We are excited to welcome Bushnell as the Tour’s Official Rangefinder and this partnership will be very beneficial to our players,” said Ryan Pray, Executive Director of Gateway Pro Tour. “We recently changed our tour policies to allow rangefinders during tournament play. With Bushnell being the #1 Rangefinder on the PGA Tour, we feel it is consistent with our mission to offer their product and services to our players.”
For more than a decade, Bushnell has been and continues to be the overwhelming choice of Tour pros and caddies. For more information on Bushnell Golf visit the company website at www.bushnellgolf.com or find them on Facebook at www.facebook.com/bushnellgolf.
About Gateway Pro Tour
Established in 2001, Gateway Pro Tour was created to help aspiring PGA TOUR professionals fine-tune their skills in competitive golf tournaments. In its 11-year history, the Tour has maintained a leading position as the premier developmental professional golf tour on the West Coast and has paid out more than $42.1 million to players over that period. Gateway has served more than 3,400 players, with 161 GPT alums currently playing on the PGA and Web.com Tours. These players represent 24 PGA Tour wins and 77 Web.com Tour (formerly Nationwide Tour) wins. Today, Gateway Pro Tour continues to provide the ideal competitive environment as well as significant financial opportunities for aspiring PGA TOUR and Web.com Tour professionals. For more information on sponsorship opportunities or the 2012 season, go to www.gatewayprotour.com or find them on Facebook at www.facebook.com/GatewayProTourSeries.