CARLSBAD, Calif., (Dec. 30, 2013) – Callaway Golf Company today announced three new additions to its professional staff, Thomas Pieters, James Erkenbeck and Chase Seiffert.
The signings of these three All-Americans to play Callaway equipment signals the Company’s continued commitment to adding bright, young talent to its professional ranks.
Hailing from Geel, Belgium, Thomas Pieters graduated from the University of Illinois this year, and promptly turned professional following the NCAA Championships. After gaining status on the European Tour, Pieters has competed in two professional events, including the Nelson Mandela Championship presented by ISPS Handa, where he finished T35. His decorated career as an Illini included the 2012 NCAA individual championship. Follow Thomas on Twitter: @Thomas_Pieters James Erkenbeck, a San Diego native, recently graduated from the University of New Mexico. During his senior year season, Erkenbeck averaged 71.21 strokes per round and won two tournaments, including the NCAA Columbus Regional. He was the Mountain West Player of the Year and an All-MW 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 Southampton, NY. Chase Seiffert attended Florida State University and turned professional following his senior season. An All-ACC selection that won both the Florida Open and the Florida Amateur in 2012, Seiffert was a regular in the starting line-up with the Seminoles after he transferred to FSU in 2012. Seiffert helped lead the Seminoles to a ninth place finish in the NCAA Championship Finals in 2012 and an 11th place finish in 2013. Follow Chase on Twitter: @ChaseSeiffert For more information about Callaway Golf, please visit www.CallawayGolf.com. To keep up with Callaway original content, product news and Tour information, please connect with us on Twitter @CallawayGolf, and follow us on Facebook and Instagram.