PTC Golfer David Schreyer enters the Ultimate game

Wed, 04/16/2008 - 10:40am
By: The Citizen

Jim Bulmer, of Lawrenceville, Ga., and David Schreyer, of Peachtree City, Ga. have signed up to play The Ultimate Game at The PGA West Stadium Course, a unique event in which two-person teams pay $50,000 to enter and play a match-play, best-ball tournament for a $2.4 million purse – $1 million to the winning team – made up entirely of their own entry fees.

The event is the brainchild of former Falcons quarterback Steve Bartkowski and his partner, Atlanta attorney Jim Thomas. It will be played April 29-May 4 at The Stadium Golf Course at PGA WEST at La Quinta Resort and Club in La Quinta, Calif.

Bulmer and Schreyer are signed up but are looking for sponsors.

Schreyer is one of the most accomplished players you’ve never heard of.

He’s won 18 professional tournaments, 13 college tournaments, was a four-time first-team NAIA All-American, an individual national champion and a two-time Georgia State Open champion. He has won more tournaments (10) and more money on the Hooters Tour than anyone but Chad Campbell. He played on the PGA, Nationwide and South African PGA Tours through the ‘90s. He even graced the fairways with Tiger Woods on Saturday of the 1997 U.S. Open at Congressional after leading during the first round.

However, four-time PGA TOUR winner Joe Durant knows who Schreyer is. They were college roommates.

“He had a lot of game,” Durant said. “He was unbelievable. He was a scoring machine. He could make a ton of birdies.

“In all honesty, I’m surprised he’s not out here (on the PGA TOUR). He’s got a lot of talent. But we all know guys like that, and sometimes it’s just one little thing or another.”

Bulmer, whose only finish on Tour was a missed cut in the 1993 NIKE Central Georgia Open, has made golf a lifelong pursuit and, at age 52, still knows he’s got what it takes. Heck, he won his first tournament ever by 15 strokes, the junior club championship at Tifton Country Club at age 10.

“I’m going to keep trying,” Bulmer said. “The potential’s still there. You can talk to some of the people I’ve played with.”

Despite his age, Bulmer still hits the ball farther than many of the younger guys in the field. Every year, he local qualifies for the RE/MAX World Long Drive event in Georgia. Last year, he won local qualifying for the senior division with a drive of 324 yards. In the finals, he hit it the longest of all the entrants but couldn’t get one in the grid, he said.

However, despite his obvious propensity to crush the ball into his fifties, Bulmer’s dream is out on the links, not on the grid.

“My forte is that I’m long, but I don’t want to be a long-drive guy,” he said. “I want to be a golfer who hits it long.”

There is still room for both player and player sponsors to sign up.

Said Bob Kahan, who took home $1 million-plus for sponsoring winner Scott Piercy last year and is sponsoring another two teams this year, “We go to a lot of events – I’ve been to four or five Masters, and I’ve been to Final Fours, and I’ve been to All-Star Games and the World Series, and this ranks up there with any one of them as the most exciting time.

“If you love golf, and if you love competition, it’s an event you shouldn’t miss.”

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