On Saturday April the 14th, the American Chamber of Commerce celebrated the 13th Annual Ambassador’s Cup on Casa de Campo’s most famous Pete Dye designed golf course; the Teeth of the Dog!
With a bright tropical, refreshing breeze and just a light drizzle of rain the 120 international and national golfers of the Annual AMCHAMDR Ambassador’s Cup teed off around the Teeth of the Dog at 8:30am.
The Ambassador’s Cup that came to an end at 2:30pm was played in three different categories in a scramble format with the national and international golf enthusiasts competing for numerous trophies, as well as the “hole in one” prizes – a Lincoln MKS and 1 million pesos, donated by Grupo Viamar and the Federal Bank.
Golfers enjoy refreshing rain on the Teeth of the Dog, Casa de Campo
The event, celebrated each year in Casa de Campo is named “The Ambassadors Cup” in honor of Charles T. Manatt, who was the US Ambassador for the Dominican Republic from 1999 – 2001 and who was also the founder of the event, which aims to raise funds to support community development projects, and strengthen the Dominican education system.
The sun comes out on the Teeth of the Dog!
For photos and coverage of the prize-giving ceremony click here – below you can enjoy a selection of photos taken during the 13th Annual AMCHAMDR Ambassador’s Cup played on the Teeth of the Dog in Casa de Campo:
The American Chamber of Commerce of the Dominican Republic is a non-profit organization that seeks to strengthen the development of trade ties between both countries through the strengthening of free enterprise, investment promotion, community service, improving government relations and international and service to its members. Founded on November 8, 1923 it has a membership of more than 2,700 businesses and professional firms in Santo Domingo and nine provincial offices.
On Saturday the 14th of May 2011, 120 golfers took part in the AMCHAMDR Ambassador’s Cup charity golf tournament, which was kicked off bright and early at 8am by the Honorary United States Ambassador of the Dominican Republic, Raul H. Yzaguirre, who took the honorary first putt and welcomed the golfers to the tournament.