Friday, August 04, 2006

Ownership of Tight Lies Tour Changing

A North Carolina company called Greens Worldwide Incorporated is in the process of acquiring ownership of Texas Sports Group, Inc., the owner and operator of the Texas-based Tight Lies Tour.

The Tight Lies Tour has been in operation since 1994, operating out of DFW and with a longstanding sponsorship affiliation with Adams Golf. These days, about half its events are played in Texas with the rest played in Louisiana, Arkansas and Oklahoma.

The Tight Lies Tour was once won of the most lucrative regional mini-tours in the country. And while its tournament purses have remained steady, other mini-tours have passed it by in terms of money and prestige. But plenty of recognizable names are graduates of the Tight Lies Tour, Cameron Beckman, J.L. Lewis and Ryan Palmer among them.

The news release announcing the sale stated that the Tight Lies Tour would continue operations (with some of the same people in charge), and would expand with East and West Divisions.

Greens Worldwide Incorporated is the parent company of the U.S. Pro Golf Tour, which has been on an expansion binge lately. The Tight Lies Tour will now be one of five "official" regional tours feeding into the U.S. Pro Golf Tour.

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