Here in Casa de Campo we LOVE golf! Why? Well, we have 5 golf courses designed by the legendary Pete Dye, including the Teeth of the Dog (recognised worldwide!), that’s not bad at all! But why do we love to play all together? Well first of all, the Casa de Campo community is also pretty awesome (if we do say so ourselves), and second of all, when we all come together for a good cause – we really make a difference! For example, when the more than 100 golfers of the Fundación MIR Family Weekend for Life teed off last Saturday August 18th around the La Romana Country Club, the money raised meant that the Fundación MIR will be able to send more than 1500 students from the local La Romana area to school – to get a good education!
Upon arrival, the players were greeted by the staff of the Fundación MIR where they were handed a goody bag and this year’s event polo shirt. Then, they all had the opportunity to practice their swings and putts before starting the tournament. Mrs. Lian Fanjul de Azqueta, founder and president of the Fundación MIR, along with Johnny Fanjul director of the Country Club and Raul Cendoya, who is in charge of the golf department at the Country Club, welcomed everyone. There was even a small “pop-up shop” headed by Lyanne Azqueta’s daughter selling handmade crafts and juice.
On their way around the golf course, golfers enjoyed various snacks and beverages sponsored by the numerous corporate supporters of the Fundación MIR, such as Cinco Gelato, hotdogs from Agrocarne, as well as Ron Atlantico and Chivas. Even though it rained for a while, it was a beautiful afternoon on the golf course, the participating golfers handed in their score cards and returned home to get ready for the dinner-dance hosted later that night at Minitas Beach – where the golf tournament winners were announced and awarded their prizes! The winners of the 2018 Fundación MIR Family weekend for Life golf tournament were as follows:
2018 Fundación MIR Family weekend for Life golf winners
Closest to the Pin Julio Zeller and Niky Barker
Long Drive Julio Zeller and Sofia Renedo
3 rd Place Score 56.2
Andrés Pichardo, Armando Pichardo, Carlos Medrano, and Miguel Barbero
2nd Place Score 55.5
Giulia Vento, Federico Lang, Paola Vento, Massimo Bompan
1 st Place Score 55.3
Antonio Mastrangelo, Camelia Mastrangelo, Paola Del Vecchio, Sandro Treve
Congratulations to the winners and all who participated! We hope to see you again soon!
The following photos were taken by Dariana Soriano during the 2018 Fundación MIR Family Weekend for Life golf tournament at the La Romana Country Club in Casa de Campo: