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This week from Wednesday the 1st of August through to Saturday the 4th of August, the 1st annual Cuban Invitational golf tournament is being played on Casa de Campo’s Pete Dye designed golf courses; the Teeth of the Dog and Dye Fore.
The 1st annual Cuban Invitational golf tournament is being hosted by Casa de Campo and organized by Casa de Campo Golf Professional, Raul Cendoya with the help and support of Gilles Gagnon, Casa de Campo Director of golf who has more than 30 years experience organizing and hosting successful golf tournaments at Casa de Campo.
“I came up with the idea because of my heritage, my family was very much into golf in Cuba and my uncles were National Champions before Castro. My goal is to make it as big as the Casa de Campo Open.”
[The Casa de Campo Open has been played every year for the last 30 years and now welcomes as many as 200 players! This year the Casa de Campo Open is being played from the 12th to the 16th of September.]
— Raul Cendoya, Casa de Campo Golf Professional
Although, (as the name suggests) the tournament is targeted towards Cuban golfers, all Casa de Campo villa owners and residents are also invited to play alongside the Cuban golfers – many of whom are members of the United States Cuban American Golf Association.
The tournament will be a 3-day stroke play event and will crown both a men’s and ladies’ champion and there will also be net winners in each flight. The flights are named after the provinces in Cuba; Havana, Santiago de Cuba and Pinar del Rio.
Starting from Wednesday the competitors of the 1st annual Cuban Invitational tournament will be playing practice and tournament rounds across Casa de Campo’s famous Pete Dye designed courses, with an optional “Super 9 hole scramble” on Thursday afternoon.
Off the course celebrations will take place on Wednesday the 1st of August at La Caña Restaurant and Lounge by Il Circo in the form of a welcome dinner and then on Saturday the 4th of August the tournament closing and prize-giving celebration will be held at the Beach Club by Le Cirque.
The 1st annual Cuban Invitational
When: 1st – 4th of August 2012
Where: Casa de Campo – Teeth of the Dog and the Dye Fore golf courses
Contact: Raul Cendoya, [email protected], (809) 523-8115