Cisco and APGA Tour Partner to Strengthen Diversity and Inclusion in Golf
Computer networking company Cisco has partnered with the APGA Tour to support diversity and inclusion in golf, including the launch of the new APGA Junior Series of four events for young golfers from diverse backgrounds . APGA professional golfers Kevin Hall, Aaron Beverly and Olajuwon Ajanaku also joined Cisco as new brand ambassadors, along with Michigan State University golfer Troy Taylor II.
The August 11-13 APGA Tour event at Baltusrol Golf Club in New Jersey will now be called the Cisco Invitational at Baltusrol. Cisco will also continue to be the presenting sponsor of the Billy Horschel APGA Invitationwhich begins tomorrow at TPC Sawgrass with the biggest purse in APGA Tour history. Cisco will provide development sessions, mentorship opportunities and networking events with business and golf industry leaders to golfers attending both events.
Hall, Beverly, Ajanaku and Taylor II join Cisco list of golf ambassadors which includes another APGA player Kamaiu Johnson, Viktor Hovland, Brendon Todd, Keith Mitchell, Chez Reavie and Maverick McNealy of the PGA Tour, and Nelly Korda, Jessica Korda and Danielle Kang of the LPGA Tour. Taylor II, an MSU senior who last year made the Academic All-Big Ten, will wear the Cisco logo at non-collegiate amateur events as part of his NIL deal with Cisco.
Cisco and the APGA have also established the Adrian Stills Award to recognize the APGA player who best exemplifies character and sportsmanship. Stills is the co-founder of the APGA Tour and was one of the last African American golfers to reach the PGA Tour via its old qualifying school format.