The Power Events Golden Tee (PEGT) Tour ended on Dec. 11, 2011 at Volcano's Bar and Grill in Hurst, Tex. Two major competitive events were held that weekend: the Dallas Holiday Classic and the Golden Tee Player of the Year Finals.
A field of 93 players competed for over $25,000 in cash – the largest purse of the year.
The winner of the Dallas tournament was Mark Stenmark of Houston. Stenmark outlasted 2004 Golden Tee world champion Jeff Harlow of St. Louis to take the title and the $2,500 top prize.
But the action was far from over with Stenmark’s victory. For the past year, players competing in the PEGT Tour accumulated points based on their finishes in the five prior tournaments. After the Dallas tournament ended, the top 32 point winners were seeded by total points and competed for the Player of the Year title.
When the dust cleared, Andy Fox from Minneapolis was the last man standing. His win earned him $2,300, a set of Ping irons, and the Player of the Year trophy.
Gary Colabuono, marketing director at Incredible Technologies, the maker of Golden Tee, said that the PEGT Tour brings a level of excitement to the game that local contests just can’t generate.
“When you have a hundred guys in a room playing on 20 machines, whooping it up on every shot, you can really feel the excitement. It’s not just two buddies playing for a beer. There’s the thrill of victory at a high level and there’s big cash to be won.”
|Incredible Technologies' 2011 Golden Tee Player of the Year Andy Fox.