Starting in October 2010 and ongoing through today, the Tour has been taken to a plateau where it is no longer viewed as simply a training ground for the PGA Tour. The Big Easy IGT Challenge Tour puts great emphasis on strong community support, well-organized events and development. It has helped more professionals acquire their PGA Tour cards than any other Development Tour in South Africa.
With professionalism, a focal point of this Tour, the golf community and corporate South Africa continues to be attracted to the high visibility and unique exposure opportunities presented by the Big Easy IGT Challenge Tour.
Our goal, simply put, is to provide the best tournament conditions to prepare players to compete on golf’s highest levels, as countless Big Easy IGT Tour members have done before.
In 2017 we became a proud partner of the Sunshine Tour and the official development tour for the Sunshine and Big Easy Tour.
Golf development in South Africa break new ground with the launch of the Big Easy IGT Challenge Tour in April 2018.
Born out of a close collaboration between the Sunshine Tour and the IGT Challenge Tour, the co-sanctioned Big Easy IGT Challenge Tour comprise of 42 tournaments and a Tour Championship.
Both tours enjoyed tremendous success. The achievements of the Gary Player School members who campaigned on the IGT Challenge Tour in 2017, further motivated both tours to look for a way to combine the two circuits to advance the growth and development of golf in South Africa.
This new joint venture enabled us to stretch the existing Big Easy Tour from eight to 16 events. This will undoubtedly benefit our up-and-coming players.
- Playing our 10th year in 2020.
- More than R18-million has been paid out in prize money and incentives.
- More than 2200 players have played on IGT.
- The #1 Developmental Tour in Africa.
- Over 350 Events Played.
- Multiple Winners on IGT Tour, Sunshine Tour and European Tour.
Impact last ten years
Where Good Players become Tour Players, is the slogan of the Big Easy IGT Tour.
Mission: Where Good Players become Tour Players
Vision: Players to be ready to compete on Sunshine Tour
Sunshine Tour Cards
- Road to Sunshine Tour Top 6 on Order of Merit earns Sunshine Tour Card.
- Transformation Road to Sunshine Tour Top 6 on Order of Merit earns Sunshine Tour Card.
- Chase to Sunshine Tour Top 3 on Order of Merit earns Sunshine Tour Card.
- Transformation Chase to Sunshine Tour Top 3 on Order of Merit earns Sunshine Tour Card.