This year, Casa de Campo has prepared monthly events for its Dueños to have some more opportunities for fun on the green. The first one took place on Saturday, February 25th at the Dye Fore golf course in Altos de Chavón. With a great turnout, dozens of villa owners and their guests enjoyed a day of exclusive golf, celebrated as an additional holiday event – Dominican Independence day – with a fun format of Red, White, and Blue Tees.
The Red, White and Blue Tees format is a format used by Heath Henrich, inspired by his home golf course in Iowa. Heath is one of Casa de Campo’s golf pros and one of the organizers of this tournament. Everyone played from the same tees, which were preassigned. At holes 1, 4, 7, 10, 13, and 16, everyone teed off from the RED, while at holes 2, 5, 8, 11, 14, and 17 they teed off from the WHITE. For teeing off with BLUE, the holes included 3, 6, 9, 12, 15, and 18.
Ladies received extra handicap strokes on the BLUE and the WHITE holes, while senior men received an extra handicap stroke on the BLUE holes. Only 2 divisions were played: Gross and Net. Trophies were awarded for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd places, and gift certificates were given to the 1st-4th place winners as well.
Robert Birtel, Casa de Campo’s Director of Golf Operations, arranged to have a BBQ after the tournament concluded, wherein players commented how much they enjoyed this fun and different format. Many said they are going to take this format with them back home! Definitely a great sign of success!
Winners of this 1st tournament of the Dueños Tour:
1st Rusty Winters – 37 points
2nd José Contreras – 33 points
3rd Sam Berkovitz – 31 points
4th Charlie Epps – 29 points
1st Felix Oliva – 48 Points – Jr. golfer from the CDC Junior Golf Academy!
2nd Carlos Oliva – 47 points – Felix’s father!
3rd Marty Chatman – 46 points
4th-Jim Coleman – 44 points
Closest to the pin contests:
Hole #3-Sam Berkovitz Hole #12-Tom Duffield
By a show of appreciation, the Golf Department has some very attractive NEW RATES for villa owners and their guests this spring season that continue through until April 30th. Take advantage of the deals and Casa de Campo’s top-ranking golf courses.
SAVE-THE-DATES below and begin practicing your swing for the 2nd Dueños Golf Tournament: March Madness that is less than a month away!
See below the gallery of pictures taken by Mariana Heredia on Saturday, February 25th during the 1st Dueños Golf Tournament:
What: 2017 Casa de Campo Dueños Tour
When: March 26th, 9am shotgun
Where: Dye Fore Golf Course
Format: 3 clubs + 1 putter
2017 Dueños Monthly Golf Tournaments and their formats:
March 26 • Dye Fore • March Madness – 3 Club + Putter
April 8 • The Links • Master’s Draw – Individual Stroke Play
May 13 • Dye Fore • The Players’ Draw – 2 Person Scramble
June 17 • Teeth of The Dog • Father’s Day – 2 Person Alternate Shot
July 1 • The Links • 18 holes – Par 3-Closest to the Pins
August 13 • Teeth of The Dog • PGA Championship – Stroke Play Event
September 2 • Dye Fore • Birthday Bash – 6 Hole Blind Draw
October 21 • Teeth of The Dog • Halloween – 4 Person Best Ball-Wear Costumes and receive prizes for best costumes
November 25 • The Links • Turkey Shootout – 6 holes Best Ball, 6 holes Scramble, 6 holes Alternate Shot
December 23 • Dye Fore • Christmas Cup – Stroke Play-Net Only-A,B,C Flights