On February 1, 2018, the Peggy Kirk Bell Girls Golf Tour (PKBGT) announced its partnership with Insurance Office of America (IOA) to introduce a new developmental series for junior girl golfers in Central Florida.
With this new partnership, IOA, which will be the title sponsor for three LPGA Symetra Tour events in 2018, will help link generations of junior golfers by partnering with the PKB Girls Golf Tour, an LPGA Foundation-approved tour dedicated to creating on-course opportunities for junior girls through girls-only golf tournaments.
“We are very excited to expand our sponsorships into girls junior golf with the PKB Girls Golf Tour to help develop the next generation of American LPGA golfers,” said IOA Chairman John Ritenour.
The new series will be an addition to the 35 developmental tournaments PKBGT runs across the East Coast. These events offer an innovative yardage-based division to girls aged 9-17. The PKBGT Series Progression allows players to progress toward playing collegiate golf by playing yardage/skill appropriate tournaments as they develop their game.
IOA is the title sponsor for three LPGA Symetra Tour events, the IOA Championship presented by Morongo Casino Resort and Spa, the IOA Invitational at Atlanta National Golf Club, and the IOA Golf Classic at Alaqua Country Club. IOA also covers over 50 sports teams including multiple teams in the NBA, NHL, NFL, WNBA and more.