Who needs the PGA Tour?
For a dozen years, amateur golfers in the Triad have played their own tour, without having to travel to such outposts as Verona, N.Y., Humble, Texas, and Quad Cities.
Instead, the eGolf Amateur Golf Tour takes golfers to Greensboro and Pinehurst, to Clemmons and Raleigh and many places in between, where they compete from February to October in an organized setting just like the big boys.
The driving force behind the local eGolf Amateur Tour (and Senior Amateur Golf Tour) is Bruce Hallenbeck.
Hallenbeck has nurtured the “tour experience” into something special in the Triad. In fact, the Triad’s eGolf Amateur Tour is the second largest amateur tour in the Carolinas and one of the largest among more than three dozen eGolf tours nationwide.
Golfers enjoy competing on Hallenbeck’s circuit because they know what to expect. Each week they show up and their tee time is set, their assigned cart is ready, there are balls on the practice range and an official scorecard awaits on the first tee.
“It is important to have a great attention to detail during the tournaments and to run them professionally,” says Hallenbeck, who lives in Randleman. “I also provide communication through a weekly email newsletter to tour members and make sure scores and point standings are updated on the tour website.”