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Issue Date: Vol. 52, No. 2, February 2012, Posted On: 1/18/2012

Dallas Holiday Classic Closes Out 2011 Golden Tee Tour; Minnesota Man Is Player Of The Year

by Staff Reporter
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HURST, TX -- After 12 months, six tournaments, hundreds of players, $100,000 in prize money and driving thousands of miles crisscrossing America, the Power Events Golden Tee (PEGT) Tour ended with a flourish the weekend of Dec. 9 to 11 at Volcano’s Bar and Grill here.

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 more than $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.

Golden Tee, Andy Fox

But the action was far from over with Stenmark’s victory, reported Gary Colabuono, marketing director at Incredible Technologies, maker of Golden Tee games. 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 then seeded by total points and they competed for the Player of the Year title.

When the dust cleared, Andy Fox (pictured here) of Minneapolis was the last man standing and the player title was his. He earned $2,300, a set of Ping irons and the Player of the Year trophy.

Colabuono said that the PEGT Tour brings a level of excitement to the golf videogame 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," he said. "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. I encourage operators to contact Power Events to learn more about bringing a big Golden Tee tournament to one of their locations.”

The official website for Power Events and the Golden Tee Player of the Year Tour is located at pegttour.com.

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