The official name of JGTO is "Japan Golf Tour Organization".

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Established in 1999, it has been operating as a general incorporated association since 2013.

Masahiro Kuramoto (professional golfer) made the tour division independent from the Professional Golfers' Association of Japan (JPGA) with reference to the American golf industry.

The main business contents are as follows.

1.Businesses related to the development of tour tournaments

・The management and administration of tour tournaments.

・Establishment of annual schedule, rules, etc. related to tour tournaments.

  1. organizing tour tournaments and other golf tournaments

 ・Hosted the Japan Golf Tour Championship at Shishido Hills.

 ・Hosted the JGTO Cup National Snag Golf Tournament.

  1. Business related to those who wish to participate in tour tournaments

・ Creation of qualification criteria for tour members and certification of applicable persons.

・ Implementation of QT tournaments related to qualification of tour members.

* The Professional Golfers' Association of Japan (JPGA) conducts professional examinations and qualifies tournament players, but it is different from the above tour member qualification standards.

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