About Us

  • Florida Professional Golf Tour

The Florida Professional Golf Tour (aka FPGTour) was started by Rick Hendershot with the help of Mac Snow, both of whom are Class A members of the PGA of America, as a developmental tour for professional golfers in Central Florida. Established in 2006 under it’s new name, the FPGTour (Formerly known as the PGA’s North Florida Winter Tour) has quickly risen to become a premier destination for Tour players from around the world.
From the start, the FPGTour has maintained a tour quality atmosphere in order to help prepare players for life as touring professional’s. We strive to exceed the expectations of every professional golfer in order to leave them with an enduring experience and lessons that will allow them to succeed at a higher level.
In addition, we will continue to operate the long standing weekend favorites that have been a mainstay in professional golf for the past 55 years. They will include this years 56th Annual Riviera Open, The 2017 Indian River Open and the ever popular Wildwood Open and Pro-Am.
In addition to these three special weekend events the FPGTour has now added the 2016 Thanksgiving Classic at Green Valley CC, Crane Lakes Invitational and Pro-Am , and the 7th Annual Daytona Beach Open and Pro-Am, all contested on the weekend, and with five of the best Pro-Ams in the State. All six of these Championships are open to anyone in the World.
For more information about this years events, and for membership info and entry fee amounts, please click on the appropriate tab above….or feel free to contact a member of the staff at 407-619-4778….Thank you.

Our History

The Florida Professional Golf Tour, now in it’s 11th year, has roots that date back some 56 years. Rick Hendershot (Owner / CEO) is a Life Member of the PGA of America and the former director of the now defunct PGA North Florida Winter Tour, the longest running mini tour in the country. Though most of the sites from those early years are no longer used we chose to keep four of the original events as part of the FPGTour. These four old classics are open to anyone who wishes to play, and are all conducted on the weekends.
The 2016-2017 season marks the return of our traditional Winter Tournament series, always a favorite among journeymen golf professional’s as well as visiting club professional’s and top amateurs from around the world. This years schedule will consist of a minimum of (16) tournaments played on some of Central Florida’s best golf courses from October 2016 through April of 2017.
As always, the FPGTour will continue to offer an affordable mini tour that still allows a player to enjoy all the competition one could ask for, along with an opportunity to actually make some money while your competing. Our winter tournament program is designed to do just that, with moderate entry fees and great payouts commensurate with these lower entries.The FPGTour has paid out over $3,000,000.00 in the last several years. Take a moment to look at the “Results Page” to view complete results from our previous seasons.
Whether tournament golf is a full time passion, or your just visiting Florida to escape the cold northern temperatures and want to keep your playing skills sharp in the off season, consider making Central Florida and the FPGTour your winter destination.