APT Announces Women’s Division – Plans For 2019 Women’s Tourll

The Business First Bank Classic will be held May 2 – 5, 2018. Traditionally, the event would be filled exclusively with professional men. But this year’s event will feature a small select field of women competing for their own prize money.

The APT has just announced a new ladies division at three of their APT events this year – Mandeville (May), Topeka (June) and Tulsa (June). The limited field women’s division is just a taste of what’s to come in 2019 as the APT plans to launch a separate Women’s Pro Tour.

“We are hosting a few limited field women’s events at three of our APT events”, says Tour President, Gary DeSerrano. “We will be launching a Ladies APT Tour in 2019 and this is a great way to introduce our operation to the ladies. The plan is to have a Tour for the women very similar to our current APT. The new women’s tour will be a separate entity from the APT, however, a few of our 36 hole facilities in 2019 will host both the men and the ladies that same week. We are very excited about it and are hoping the ladies will be as well.”

The ladies will play from their own tees, be paired together and play for their own prize money. Mandeville’s Business First Bank Classic will have 12 ladies, while the June events will have 24 spots for women.

FAQ from the Ladies;
  1. What happens if I register, then get into a Symetra or LPGA event?
    • Answer: You will get a full refund just like we do with the men!
  2. What do I get with my entry into the event?
    • Answer: The very same benefits as the men; Free Practice Rounds, Free Lunches, Free Callaway Chrome Soft Range Balls and a great tournament atmosphere!
  3. How will the course be set-up?
    • Answer: We will be playing the same course as the men, BUT the Ladies tees will be set to Symetra / LPGA yardage standards
  4. Will I be paired with the guy?
    • Answer: No, we will pair the ladies together, within the men’s groups.
  5. Do we get a cart in the tournament?
    • Answer: No. All of our events are walking. So bring your carry bag. If you bring a caddy, they will be provided an APT caddy bib.
  6. Why are the fields limited?
    • Answer: These events are simply to provide the ladies that attend a sample of how we operate events and a taste of what is to come in 2019. And since we are playing during the APT men’s event, we cannot extend the ladies spots beyond 24 for 2018.

Ladies interested in knowing more are encouraged to call the APT offices at 817-567-3654.

Details for the 2019 Women’s Tour will be announced later this year… Stay Tuned!


Business First Bank Classic
May 2 – 4 (54-holes, No Cut)
Mandeville LA (North of New Orleans)
Limited to 12 Spots
Entry Fee: $375
Private Housing Available
Payout: 1. $4,000, 2. $2,000, 3. $1,000, 4. $500

Mandeville Tournament Information Registration Page


Prairie Band Topeka Championship
June 13 – 15 (54-holes, No Cut)
Mayetta, KS (Topeka)
Limited to 24 Spots
Entry Fee: $575
No Housing Available – Casino Sponsored
Payout: 1. $5,000, 2. $2,750, 3. $2,000, 4. $1,500, 5. $1,250, 6. $1,000, 7. $850, 8. $650

Topeka Tournament Information Registration Page


New Hope Oklahoma Championship
June 20 – 22 (54-holes, No Cut)
Broken Arrow OK (Tulsa)
Limited to 24 Spots
Entry Fee: $575
Private Housing Available
Payout: 1. $5,000, 2. $2,750, 3. $2,000, 4. $1,500, 5. $1,250, 6. $1,000, 7. $850, 8. $650

Tulsa Tournament Information / Registration Page

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