Former Open Champion Paul Lawrie hopes his new Tartan Pro Tour can be a "lifeline" for professional golfers who may be considering leaving the sport.
Lawrie, 51, has announced the creation of a six-event Scottish tour, which will run through August and September.
The European and Challenge Tours will resume soon, but the third-tier EuroPro Tour has cancelled its season, leaving players facing an uncertain future.
Lawrie is hoping his Tartan Pro Tour can help come to their rescue.
"My son Craig has a EuroPro exemption but guys like him have nowhere to play until March," he said.
"That is a long time for a golfer.
A lot of them might just go 'I'll need to get a job'.
So this is a lifeline for an absolute pile of them, male and female.
There is very little for the girls at the moment.
" Carnoustie and Royal Dornoch are among the venues for the events, which will be played over 36 holes, with a maximum field of 72 male and female professional players.
Lawrie may have won a major, and been part of a victorious European Ryder Cup team, but admits getting this new tour up and running ranks alongside his other golfing achievements.
He added: "It is important that it is successful and that people support it, and we keep the sponsors rolling in and we keep the venues high standard.