In celebration of the finest cuisine and golf in the region, the third annual Punta Mita Gourmet & Golf Classic returns April 11–14, 2013.
Organized by Four Seasons and St. Regis resorts, Punta Mita, and Riviera Nayarit, the event puts a spotlight on this amazing coastal location while focusing on golf and gourmet dining. This year, the Classic is thrilled to announce that LPGA legend and former No. 1 Female Golfer in the World, Lorena Ochoa, will be an honored guest at this event, even leading a golf clinic on the first day. What a way to kick off the III Edition of the Punta Mita Gourmet & Golf Classic!
About Lorena Ochoa
Lorena started her professional career in 2002 on the Futures Tour, where she won three tournaments and ranked first place on the money list; this granted her a place on the LPGA. Five years later, in 2007, Lorena Ochoa, at only 25 years of age, ranked number one of the world.
Since 1989, Lorena has won 129 local, national and international titles, and 27 LPGA events, in addition to other 83 prizes and recognitions. She has won two Majors (2007, RICOH Women’s British Open and 2008 Kraft Nabisco Championship) and her achievements have been compared with those of Tiger Woods and Nancy Lopez, two golf legends.
Lorena Ochoa became the ultimate winner of the Premio Nacional de Deportes (National Sports Prize) after obtaining this award for three years in a row from 2004 to 2007.
In 2008, Lorena was on the Celebrity 100 list of Forbes Magazine. On May 2008, Times Magazine ranked her among the 100 most influential world celebrities and was awarded with the ESPY Award for Best International Athlete.
In 2009, she was named Tourist Ambassador of Jalisco, Young Player of the Year by the Golf Writers Association of America, Rolex Player of the Year and won the Vare Trophy for the fourth time.
In 2010, Lorena paused her sports career to dedicate more time to her charity Fundación Lorena Ochoa A.C., to the design of golf courses and to her personal projects. She maintains her interest for encouraging the practice of golf in Mexico through her academies in Acapulco and just about to Open the first one in California.
Lorena Ochoa receives every year the best 36 world players in her home at the LORENA OCHOA INVITATIONAL PRESENTED BY BANAMEX a symbol of our city and our country.
In October 2011 Lorena Ochoa and Greg Norman reached the final 8th in the competition to design the golf course of The Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro 2016.
In March 2011 launched her Golf Program VIVE EL GOLF con Lorena Ochoa at CNN en Español, 30 minutes golf show covering how golf grows in Latin America and reaching 34 million people
Lorena received the EWGA’s Leadership Award at the 2012 Golfpalooza on April, 18th in Las Vegas and the Metropolitan Golf Writers Association (MGWA) gave her the Mary Bea Porter Award on their 61st National Awards Dinner on June 19th in New York.
Lorena is married to Andres Conesa, whose Aeroméxico’s CEO, and had her first child, Pedro Conesa Ochoa, on December 8th, 2011.
Currently working on presenting her publishing project “Soñar en Grande,” written by her. This book tells her story, successes and failures and reasons for retirement.
Also promotes encouragement of people thru her Human Training Field Conferences; project for persons and organizations in all level. It offers a life vision and attitude, based on the experiences that led Lorena Ochoa to be one of the most successful sports figures in recent years; In order to strengthen and encourage organizations and individuals to new challenges in their personal and professional life.