NXXT Women’s Pro Tour Secures 10 EPSON TOUR Exemptions for Top Money Earners of NXXT Winter Series
Updated: Nov 11
Rewarding Excellence: Top Performers of the NXXT Women’s Pro Tour Winter Series to Earn Exemptions to the EPSON TOUR’s 2024 Season.
Miami, August 2, 2023 – Aligning with its recent rebrand aimed at fostering the progressive transformation of women’s golf, the NXXT Women’s Pro Tour is excited to announce a landmark development for the upcoming Winter Series. The NXXT Tour has secured 10 sought-after EPSON TOUR exemptions for the top money earners of the 2023/24 Winter Series. This strategic collaboration paves the way for these exceptional players to compete on the esteemed EPSON TOUR stage during the 2024 season, further expanding opportunities for women in golf.
Jody Brothers, Chief Business & Operations Officer of EPSON TOUR, expressed enthusiasm about the collaboration with the NXXT Women’s Pro Tour. “We are delighted to work with Stuart McKinnon and the NXXT Tour in promoting and supporting women in golf. This partnership aligns perfectly with our mission to elevate women's golf and provide deserving athletes with the recognition and opportunities they deserve. We look forward to welcoming the top performers from the NXXT Women’s Pro Tour Winter Series to our tour events.”
With the unveiling of its dynamic Winter Series, NXXT Women’s Pro Tour, previously the East Coast Women’s Pro Golf Tour, marks a significant milestone in women’s professional golf. This new series, running from November 2023 through March 2024, features 14 Championship Events hosted on some of the finest Floridian courses. Designed to fill the winter season playing gap when the LPGA and EPSON TOURS are off-season, NXXT Golf’s commitment extends the sport’s competitive calendar year-round. As such, the Winter Series creates a continuous platform for women golfers to compete, empowering them to stay at the top of their game throughout the year.
“This is an extraordinary opportunity for the top performers of the NXXT Women’s Pro Tour Winter Series,” said Stuart McKinnon, President and CEO of NXXT Golf. “The EPSON TOUR exemptions provide a pathway for these talented athletes to compete on a larger stage and further their professional careers. We are thrilled to partner with the EPSON TOUR in advancing women's golf and creating unparalleled opportunities for our players.”
This unprecedented collaboration between NXXT Women’s Pro Tour and the EPSON TOUR signifies a significant milestone in women’s golf, providing a platform for talented athletes to shine and further elevating the sport. NXXT Women’s Pro Tour remains committed to fostering inclusivity, empowerment, and growth within women’s golf, and looks forward to an exceptional Winter Series and the opportunities it presents for the top performers.
Bi Shin, NXXT Tour player from the Republic of Korea, was excited with the news, “Being a professional golfer, the NXXT Women’s Pro Tour (formerly ECWPGT) is incredibly important to me. It not only provides much-needed opportunities to play during the winter season, but the new EPSON TOUR exemptions bring me one step closer to my goal of playing on the LPGA Tour.”
Registration for the NXXT Women’s Pro Tour Winter Series will begin September 1, 2023, through our newly launched website, nxxtwomensprotour.com.
ABOUT THE EPSON TOUR
The EPSON TOUR is the official qualifying tour of the LPGA Tour, the world’s leading competitive destination for female professional golfers. With the support of entitlement partner Seiko Epson Corporation, the Tour, entering into its 43rd competitive season in 2023, aims to prepare the world’s best female professional golfers for a successful career on the LPGA Tour. In the last decade, the EPSON TOUR has grown from 15 tournaments and $1.6 million in total prize money to hosting more than 20 events and awarding $5 million in 2023. With more than 600 graduates and alumnae moving on to the LPGA Tour, former EPSON TOUR players have won 466 LPGA titles.
ABOUT NXXT WOMEN’S PRO TOUR
The NXXT Women’s Pro Tour is at the forefront of a progressive transformation in women’s professional golf, embodying the vision of “Inspiring Today, Defining Tomorrow.” It presents an exciting reimagining of the sport, devoted to fostering inclusivity, equality, and a heightened profile for women’s golf on the global stage. With a commitment to year-round opportunities and competitive platforms, the NXXT Women’s Pro Tour is not just about playing golf; it’s about changing the narrative, encouraging emerging talent, and shaping the future of the sport we love.
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