Good morning and welcome to the more than 200 golfers teeing off in the 32nd annual addition of the Casa de Campo Open golf tournament. 

This year being played as part of Gilles Gagnon’s 65th birthday celebrations, as well as marking his 33rd year in Casa de Campo, Gilles – the tournament’s founder has promised that the annual occasion will be more incredible than ever!  And with golfers coming from literally all over the world, there can be no doubt that this will be a Casa de Campo golf tournament to remember…

Taking part in this year’s tournament are 210 players from the United States, Aruba, St. Martin, France, Jamaica, St. Thomas, Curazao, Canada, the Bahamas, Colombia, Costa Rica, Mexico, Haiti, Venezuela, Puerto Rico, Ecuador, Panama and of course the Dominican Republic, who joined by their wives, husbands and friends brings the number taking part in the celebrations up to more than 300!

Arriving this morning, the international golfers will enjoy a relaxing practice round on one of Casa de Campo’s golf courses this afternoon, followed a welcome dinner and cocktail. The tournament will then start in earnest at 8am tomorrow morning (Thursday September 12th) will the competitors teeing off around Casa de Campo’s golf courses; the Teeth of the Dog, Links and the Dye Fore.

Following 3 days of friendly yet fierce competition, the 32nd annual Casa de Campo Open will come to a close on Saturday evening with a magnificent cocktail, dinner, dance and prize-giving ceremony, a night which will no doubt see a few glasses raised in honor of Gilles, Casa de Campo’s Director of Golf and founder of this tournament.

But that’s not all! On Sunday morning at 7:45am, the golfers will be given the chance to take part in the annual Caddy/Amateur Scramble, which will this year be played on the Teeth of the Dog.

The schedule for the events are as follows:

Wednesday, September 11th
– Registration at the Teeth of the Dog golf pro shop
– Practice Round
– 7:00pm, Welcome Cocktail and Dinner Party

Thursday, September 12th
– 8am, Shotgun start for the First Round on the Teeth of the Dog, Links or Dye Fore
– Free Evening

Friday, September 13th
– 8am, Shotgun start for the Second Round on the Teeth of the Dog, Links or Dye Fore
– Free Evening

Saturday, September 14th
– 8am, Shotgun start for the Final Round on the Teeth of the Dog, Links or Dye Fore
– 8:00pm, Awards Cocktail and Dinner Banquet

Sunday, September 15th
– 7:45am, Shotgun start for the Caddy/Amateur Scramble on the Teeth of the Dog

Casa de Campo celebrates 31st successful “Casa de Campo Open” golf tournament!

From Wednesday the 12th to Sunday the 16th of September 2012, the 31st annual “Casa de Campo Open”, the oldest and most popular golf event in Casa de Campo golfing history, organized by the Casa de Campo Golf department and founded by Director of golf, Gilles Gagnon, was celebrated on the Teeth of the Dog, Links and Dye Fore golf courses – with the attendance of more than 200 national and international golfers!

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