NEXT Golf Tour and ANNIKA Women’s All Pro Tour Announce Partnership

4 January 2024

The NEXT Golf Tour Powered by Trackman announced today a partnership with the ANNIKA Women’s All Pro Tour to provide exciting new opportunities for elite female players to advance their professional golf careers.

“This is what NEXT is all about — real opportunity,” said Trackman CEO and Co-founder Klaus Eldrup-Jørgensen. “We could not be more proud of this partnership, which opens a new path for the talented women golfers on our tour to pursue their professional golf dreams.

“Creating more opportunities for women has been a key focus for the NEXT Golf Tour from the beginning, and we’re eager to work closely with the ANNIKA WAPT to make that happen.”

When the calendar turned to 2024, the Women’s All Pro Tour became the ANNIKA Women’s All Pro Tour — signifying the launch of its strategic alliance with World Golf Hall of Famer Annika Sörenstam. The primary goals of the ANNIKA WAPT are to provide mentoring, a highly competitive tournament setting, and more opportunities to reach the next level.

As part of the cross-tour partnership, the highest-ranked female player after Season 2 of the NEXT Golf Tour will receive the ANNIKA WAPT Wildcard, which includes membership to the new tour ($650 value) and free entry to three ANNIKA WAPT events ($1,800 value) during the 2024 season. At the season’s end, the top five points winners on the ANNIKA Race To Stage II automatically advance to Stage II of LPGA Qualifying and earn conditional playing rights on the Epson Tour the following season.

As a part of the partnership, the ANNIKA WAPT will award free entries to two deserving female players for each of the next four NEXT Golf Tour events this season (Rounds 3–6). The names will be released before each NEXT Golf Tour round.

This program is exclusive to the ANNIKA WAPT in the USA. If the top-ranked NEXT female does not accept the ANNIKA WAPT Wildcard, it will be offered to the next highest-ranked female golfer. The Wildcard is only available to those players finishing in the top five on the NEXT Golf Tour Order of Merit.

“Trackman has been a great partner since we launched the Women’s All Pro Tour in 2019 and continues to provide our members access to the best launch monitor technology in the game,” said ANNIKA WAPT Founder Gary DeSerrano. “The NEXT Golf Tour provides players with the playing opportunity to earn significant prizes. We are happy to extend this partnership to the NEXT Golf Tour and offer the best female on the NEXT Golf Tour an opportunity to compete on the ANNIKA Women's All Pro Tour.”