THE BIGGS CLASSIC: A Unique Professional Golf Event

By: Lee Duncan

The PGA Tour—The ultimate playground for every aspiring professional golfer.

The Web.com Tour—The ultimate pathway to the PGA Tour.

The GPro Tour—A developmental tour that is one of the better ways to the Web.Com Tour.

As one of the official events on the 2018 GPro Tour schedule, the Biggs Classic at Albemarle Plantation is uniquely positioned to propel at least one hopeful professional to the Web.com Tour and beyond. The Biggs Classic winner this year will earn a sponsor’s exemption into the Web.com Rex Hospital Open in Raleigh the week after our event. This new incentive should attract quite a few players to our little corner of the world.

The Biggs Classic, scheduled for the week of May 21st, is unique in a few other ways as well. Albemarle Plantation residents greet the players with open arms, and many also with open homes. Housing players during tournament week is not a regular occurrence for the GPro Tour players, but it has become a regular feature of our event. Additionally, the membership volunteers in many capacities during the event. Our committees run the gamut, from course marshals to rules officials, to scoring, to first aid, and the like. All of this gives the Biggs Classic a “Bigg Time” feel unlike any other tournament these players will experience at the developmental tour level.

Developmental tour players are accustomed to playing for their own entry fee money less administrative fees that allow the tour operator to cover overhead and expenses. Thanks to the hard work of our sponsorship committee, the generous support of our tournament sponsors, and the countless numbers of hard-working member volunteers, 100% of the entry fees will be paid back to the players in the tournament purse. Once again, a strong incentive to tee it up in the Biggs Classic.

Web.com Tour possibilities, unrivaled member-ship support, and fantastic community involvement—all key ingredients making the Biggs Classic a truly unique professional golf event here at Albemarle Plantation!