Three incredibly decorated and unbelievably talented young pros have joined our Tour staff: Thomas Pieters, James Erkenbeck and Chase Seiffert. Help us welcome them to the Callaway Crew and keep your eye on these three, because if their amateur performances were any indication, they’re going to be making noise on Tour very, very soon.
Here are some quick notes to help you get to know Thomas, James and Chase:
Thomas Pieters (@Thomas_Pieters)
Hailing from Geel, Belgium, Thomas Pieters graduated from the University of Illinois this year, and the year before he won a big tournament for college players: the 2012 NCAA individual championship. After gaining status on the European Tour, Pieters has already competed in several events. He’s a great all-around player.
A San Diego native, James Erkenbeck recently graduated from the University of New Mexico, where he won two tournaments during his senior season, including the NCAA Columbus Regional. He was the Mountain West Player of the Year and an All-MWC selection. Erkenbeck, who finished with the second-lowest career strokes-per-round average in UNM history, also earned a spot on the U.S. Palmer Cup team, which won win big in Wilmington, DE. So yes, he had a pretty good year!
Chase Seiffert (@ChaseSeiffert)
Chase Seiffert was an All-ACC selection at Florida State University, and won both the Florida Open and the Florida Amateur in 2012. He helped lead the Seminoles to a ninth place finish in the NCAA Championship Finals in 2012 and was an All-American Honorable Mention in 2013.
We’ll be hearing from these guys a lot in the near future! For more on all our Staff Pros, visit the Team Callaway page.