The golf event at this years Golf and Gourmet was better then ever! Taylor Made participated this year and gave each player one of its hottest putters on the market, The New Ghost Line of Taylor Made putters. What a great way to start a golf event. Both Jack Nicklaus courses, Bahia and Pacifico played great! Another great sponsor was Full Swing Golf simulator, they put a full size simulator on the course and we had a closest to the pin contest on our famous Island green, “tail of the whale.” Since we can never use this amazing hole in golf tournaments because of the tide, Full Swing Golf brought it to us on the sim! Closest to the pin each day won a Rocketbalz Driver!
Food stations were great! On almost every hole there was something to eat or drink! Some of the best Tequilas from Don Julio, food from both St. Regis and Four Seasons and lots of great snacks. I must say what a treat to never be hungry or thirsty on a golf course.
Prizes for Closet to the pins included, Hotel stays at both St. Regis and Four Seasons. Expensive bottles of Tequila, Clothing from the Golf Shop and so much more. Hole in one prizes on the Par 3s were set up for Audi’s new line of cars. Huge lunch after the tournament in the golf garden.
The tournament was played at a great level in both Jack Nicklaus’ designed courses Bahia and Pacifico, with the winners of the event being as follows:
|1st Place Overall Women||Day 1||Day 2|
|Holly Nichols||Holly Nichols||Holly Nichols|
|Lynda Gibbons||Lynda Gibbons||Lynda Gibbons|
|1st Place Overall Men||Matt DiNofia||Randy Nichols|
|Randy Nichols||John Elsberry||Paul Flehmer|
|1st Place Overall Mixed||BriaN Smith||Rick Smith|
|Bill Bowlen||Maria Loretto Smith||Sara Smith|
|2st Place Overall Women||Long Drive #16|
|Pamela Hudson||Luis Ituarte||Tito Trueba|
|Judy Horman||Maria Loretto Smith||Maria Loretto Smith|
|2st Place Overall Men||Closest to Pin #3|
|Luis Ituarte||Jose de Jesus Gutierrez 2.11m||Christian Rossetto|
|Alfredo Bonnin||Claire Newton 7.43 m||Donna Antonoff|
|2st Place Mixed||Simulator|
|Neil Manning||Ron Budacz|
|Susan Manning||Robyn Gibbons|
|3st Place Men|
|3st Place Mixed|