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On January 13, a cocktail party was held at La Romana Country Club to recognize Jerry Pate, a legendary golfer and businessman who has won eight victories on the PGA Tour and seven victories abroad, including the 1976 US Open and the Tournament Player’s Championship in 1982.
Mr. Alfonso Fanjul, president of the board of directors of Central Romana and president of La Romana Country Club, Juan Velazquez, Costasur Vice President and Administrator as well as other executives of the company, delivered the recognition to the legendary golfer. In the act were also invited Club members, villa owners, and residents.
Jerry Pate made a huge impact on the PGA TOUR with his unique style, both on and off the course. He won the U.S. Amateur Championship and was a part of the winning U.S. Walker Cup team before becoming the low amateur at the 1975 U.S. Open and medalist at the 1975 PGA TOUR Q-School.
During his rookie year, he won the U.S. Open with a memorable shot and added a second national title at the Canadian Open, earning Rookie of the Year and Co-Player of the Year honors. He went on to win eight times on the TOUR between 1976 and 1982, becoming one of its top players and endeared himself to fans with his distinctive orange golf ball.
In 1982, he made history and became a golf legend when he won the first THE PLAYERS Championship the first held at Pete Dye’s diabolical new Stadium Course at the TPC Sawgrass.
“A long-time Casa de Campo associate, we are proud to have Mr. Pate as an in-house consultant for all of our golf courses.” – Costasur Dominicana.
*Photos courtesy of Costasur Dominicana