The Premier Golf League, the proposed golf circuit that intends to conduct 18 events a year with $20 million purses for each tournament, plans to launch in January 2023.
According to official filings with Companies House, the UK registrar of companies, the PGL became incorporated on Nov. 14, 2019.
The British-based World Golf Group is listed on multiple confirmation statements as the entity heading the PGL.
Among the names listed as a part of the Premier Golf League are four individuals appointed as directors on Nov. 14, 2019, according to a Certificate of Incorporation of a Private Limited Company: Andy Gardiner, John Harrison, Richard Marsh and Jonathan O’Dea. Colin Neville was filed as a managing director on Nov. 14, 2019 in the same document; John Loffhagen was appointed as a secretary on Dec. 4, 2019; Timothy Marsden was appointed as a company director on Feb. 28, 2020.
All seven individuals that have been filed are listed as active participants in the PGL. The proposed registered office address is listed as being in London.
While a note on the Companies House website states that Companies House does not verify the accuracy of the information filed, the listing of the documents is an indication that the PGL provided this information to the agency.
“We're doing this because we believe professional golf can and should do better, for the fans, players and golf's wider community,” a PGL statement read in an announcement last Tuesday. “Our sole objective is to get more people watching and playing the game we love.”
To accomplish that, the PGL states on its website that events hope to feature “the best playing the best week-in-week-out” in three-day tournaments that do not have a cut. According to the site, the events would be the “traditional ‘every player for themselves’ stroke play combined with a team dynamic,” while also factoring in relegation and promotion for players to earn their way on or off the tour based on their play.
The PGL also states on its site and in a letter to the public that it has no connection to the Super Golf League or any Saudi Arabia-related financial backers.