Legends to compete alongside amateur golfers in 10 markets across U.S.
WINDERMERE, Florida – Golf diversity is at the core of the recent National Basketball Retired Players Association and Deuce partnership developed to drive unique golf experiences to members of the NBRPA together with amateur golfers as a component of Deuce AM Tour.
The 10-event, mini-tour will be hosted at 10 golf courses throughout the United States finishing up at the Caribbean global icon, Casa de Campo Resort & Villas in La Romana, Dominican Republic. The new programs caveat is the NBRPA and Deuce organizations are collaborating to raise money in each market an event is held with a local organization dedicated to increasing diversity in the sport of golf. The Sports Techie community blog echoes this charitable contribution.
Afterall, the sport of golf has traditional been a white person’s game across the United States. How does that change? One way is through more programs such as The Deuce Am Tour, owned by black entrepreneurs, together with the NBRPA, where both are advocating for further golf diversity. Legends HBCU Scholars is another showcase for giving towards the future of black communities.
The Deuce Am Tour was created to provide an atmosphere for member Legends to enjoy a premium event at exclusive clubs and to top it off, play the game with together a variety of the world’s top-ranked amateurs. An added bonus for Legends and amateur participants is the opportunity to engage with high-quality entertainment, namely – pairing parties, events for cigar, fashion and whiskey aficionados, live music, industry and career networking, and other perks.
“We are excited to join forces with Deuce to be able to bring these types of events to where so many of our members enjoy being – on the golf course,” said Scott Rochelle, NBRPA President & CEO. “This partnership, with a fast growing, Black-owned company, allows us to present our members with an incredible opportunity to further their involvement in amateur golf tours and the golf industry as a whole.”
Deuce AM Tournaments are competitive and flighted and will allow NBRPA Legends to choose to compete in the Top 4 Flights, where they will be required to carry a USGA GHIN handicap number that can be verified. If Legends do not have a GHIN number, they will have the opportunity to play in the Hackerish Flight.
“This alliance will enhance the competitive atmosphere at our national Amateur Tour events for our golfers and also for the former basketball players that will transition that naturally competitive spirit from the court to the fairways,” said Tarek DeLavallade, President of Deuce & the Deuce Am Tour. “Our goal is to create a memorable experience for everyone involved from the players, sponsors, and others who will be there to enjoy the all of our national events.”
The Deuce AM golfing tour schedule will feature events through August 2022 in the following cities:
Nov. 20 – Cowboys Golf Club, Dallas, TX
Dec. 12 – Club at Weston Hills, Ft. Lauderdale, FL.
Jan. 22 – Orlando, FL
February – Las Vegas, NV
March – Phoenix, AZ
April – Atlanta, GA
May – NY/NJ metro area
June – Chicago, IL
August – Casa de Campo, Dominican Republic
*Exact dates of later events will be announced at a later date.