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Following 2 evenings of celebratory events, including the inauguration of the new “Fan Cave” in the Marina Casa de Campo, a welcome dinner at the Casa de Campo villa of Roberto Wiell and the Honorary Chairman’s dinner hosted by Alfy Fanjul at Casa Grande, the “Los Inmortales” golf tournament played on Saturday morning the 11th of February was a nice change of pace for the baseball luminaries and a wonderful opportunity for them to behold the beauty of the Casa de Campo resort.
The day started bright and early at 7am for breakfast on the Teeth of the Dog practice range, before the Casa de Campo golfers and the baseball luminaries teed off at about 8am. The tournament was played in an “individual stroke play” format, with each foursome including 1 baseball luminary.
Golfing on the Teeth of the Dog, Casa de Campo
As the Casa de Campo Living team made our way around the Teeth of the Dog taking photos of all the golfers and peloteros (ball players), we also took the opportunity to do some fun mini-interviews with the legendary baseball players. We will be publishing the videos of these interviews soon, but for now here are our 2 favorite quotes from the ball players:
“This is the first time I’ve played [on the Teeth of the Dog] and it’s marvelous, very beautiful and I’m very excited to play here.” —- Andres Galarraga
“I wish that everyone would have the opportunity to enjoy Casa de Campo, it’s so beautiful here and the golf is one of the best in the world” —-Tony Oliva
A chance meeting and interview with Eddy Herrera!
To our great surprise and pleasure, we came across the great Dominican Merenguero, Eddy Herrera playing alongside Cuban baseball player Tony Oliva – and we nearly missed him! We took a photo of the group, did a quick interview with Tony Oliva and just as we were about to leave Paola Marte, Casa de Campo Living’s new journalist suddenly recognized Eddy and got a quick impromptu interview!
Paola: How do you like golf in Casa de Campo?
Eddy Herrera: Maravilloso! Maravilloso! Maravilloso!
[So it would seem Eddy Herrera is rather a big fan of golf in Casa de Campo!]
Full video interview and more photos of Eddy Herrera on the Teeth of the Dog in Casa de Campo – coming soon!
At the end of the tournament (which was rather longer than planned), all the players enjoyed a delicious buffet lunch, again at the Teeth of the Dog practice range and a prize giving ceremony.
The results of the “Los Inmortales” golf tournament were as follows:
Baseball Luminaries Division
Champion: Andres Galarraga (65)
Sub-Champion: Tony Oliva (69)
Runner-Up: Mariano Duncan (70)
Champion: Edward Reyes (63)
Sub-Champion: Juan Nolasco (65)
Runner-Up: Montgomery Reyes (65)
Later that evening the 3rd Exaltations to the Salon de la Fama del Beisbol Latino took place at the Altos de Chavón amphitheater in Casa de Campo.