The All Pro Tour and the Women’s All Pro Tour are excited to announce a partnership with data platform, Circles.
Circles is a shot data platform developed with one goal in mind: to help golfers draw more circles on their scorecards.
With the APT, WAPT, and Circles all sharing a mission of enabling golfers to achieve their goals at the highest level, the partnership is a natural fit.
Shot data is one of the most exciting new technologies in golf, and Circles is leading the charge, having been developed by high-performance specialists with decades of experience at the elite levels.
It’s this experience which enables Circles to go beyond just providing raw data. While other data platforms provide stats, Circles goes much further and helps players and coaches to decipher them and turn them into meaningful actions.
Players ranging from college through to PGA & LPGA TOUR, including winners from the 2021/22 season, are already using the Circles platform with great success.
Circles CEO Craig Dixon says: “We believe that a critical part of playing better golf starts with having a clear picture of how you’re currently performing. This allows you to figure out precisely where to focus your energy in order to bridge any performance gaps in the most efficient way.
Today, most golfers don’t have access to this information. Or if they do, they often struggle to know exactly what to do with it. Circles helps players and their coaches to eliminate guesswork by giving them their data in an easily digestible format which leads to more efficient practice and better results. No wasted time and no wasted money.”
Since 1994, The All Pro Tour has served as the training ground for aspiring tour professionals fresh out of college and for those trying to earn their way to the Korn Ferry Tour and beyond. APT graduates, who now play on the PGA Tour, include Scottie Scheffler, Will Zalitoris, Andrew Landry, Cameron Young, Ryan Palmer, and Bubba Watson.
Founded in 2019, the WAPT serves as the Official Qualifying Tour of the Epson Tour. The top two finishers in each WAPT event earn weekly tournament exemptions into Epson Tour events and the top five players at the end of the “PXG Race To Stage II” earn spots at Stage II of LPGA Qualifying School and Epson Tour cards. WAPT graduates, who now play on the LPGA Tour, include Yealimi Noh, Matilda Castren, Savannah Vilaubi, Grace Kim, and Gabby Then.
Says Gary DeSerrano, managing partner of K&G Sports, “We strive to provide our players the best tools needed to prepare them for the next level. From Tour quality range balls to Trackman, yardage books, and now with Circles, the APT and WAPT players have access to the best tools to better their game.
Circles is a fantastic tool for our players and we could not be more excited to provide this service to our tour members.”
As part of this partnership, Circles will run a season-long prize race, with awards for performance over the season. More information and eligibility criteria will be provided in January, prior to the first event.