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From the 18th to the 22nd of April 2012, the fiercely competitive and super exciting “Casa de Campo Spring Shootout” golf tournament, which puts players on the spot by forcing the finalists to compete 1 on 1 to be crowned the overall champion, was successfully celebrated on Casa de Campo’s 3 Pete Dye designed golf courses; the Teeth of the Dog, Dye Fore and Links.
For the competition, which was played over 3 days, the more than 130 Casa de Campo golfers were divided into 10 “flights” for the men and 6 “flights” for the ladies.
[A “flight” is a term for a division of golfers within a golf tournament. Each “flight,” or division, consists of golfers of roughly similar skills (determined by handicaps). – I had to google that!]
And so across the 3 days, all competitors played 1 round on each of the 3 golf courses (3 rounds / 54 holes in total) and following the final round rather than the scores being tallied to announce the winners – the scores were tallied to determine the finalists – who then went head to head for the final SHOOTOUT!
Shootout on hole #8 of the Teeth of the Dog
The SHOOTOUT, being the most important part of the contest was then played out on Casa de Campo’s most famous golf course; the Teeth of the Dog. The men’s gross division finalists played on the first three holes of the course and the men’s net division winners played on holes #4, 5 & 6, whilst the ladies net division winners played on holes #5, 6 & 7 and the ladies gross division winners played hole #6, 7 & 8.
As each hole was played, more and more of the finalists were eliminated (with growing anticipation and excitement) until on the 3rd hole a winner from each group was declared – to become the 4 finalists, who, with everyone watching and cheering them on played the final SHOOTOUT on hole #9 and the overall men’s and ladies champions were proclaimed!
Congratulations to Gary Surdyke and Brigitte Groetzschel!
Shootout on hole #6 of the Teeth of the Dog
So here we present the long list of happy winners of the Spring Shootout Golf Tournament:
Spring Shootout Golf Tournament – The results!
Gross Champion: Chantal Govaerts
Gross Champion: Angelique Schoop
Net Champion: Kum Hyun Ahn
Net Runner-up: Reina Choi
Gross Champion: Brigitte Groetzschel
Net Champion: Nancy Douglas
Net Runner-up: Corey Yoon
Gross Champion: Mary Ledesma
Net Champion: Maureen Harris
Net Runner-up: Ada de la Vega
Gross Champion: Regina Brennan
Net Champion: Robin Ritchey
Gross Champion: Jill Dennett
Net Champion: Linda Surdyke
Shootout Runner-up: Maureen Harris
Shootout Champion: Brigitte Groetzschel
Gross Champion: Chris Harris
Net Champion: Eric Brown
Gross Champion: John Lee
Net Champion: John Rosario
Net Runner-up: Taewon Kim
Gross Champion: Ricardo Machado
Gross Runner-up: Alberto Carreño
Gross 3rd Place: Ray Perez
Net Champion: Carlos Ekmeiro
Net Runner-up: Michael Roberts
Net 3rd Place: Peter Groetzschel
Net 4th Place: Randy Rifelli
Gross Champion: Nick Yoon
Gross Runner-up: Martin Diaz-Yabor
Net Champion: Peter Bergstrom
Net Runner-up: Oscar Hernandez
Gross Champion: Julian Peña
Gross Runner-up: Gary Robinson
Net Champion: Jose Chamorro
Net Runner-up: Luis Zuniga
Net 3rd Place: Brian Flanagan
Gross Champion: Gary Surdyke
Gross Runner-up: Frank Lares
Net Champion: Ray Adiletta
Net Runner-up: Harry D’Alessandro
Net 3rd Place: Sam Choi
Gross Champion: Gerardo Tapia
Gross Runner-up: Jim Rosenbaum
Gross 3rd Place: Rick Keeper
Net Champion: George Connell
Net Runner-up: Francisco Carmona
Net 3rd Place: Manny Feijoo
Net 4th Place: Juan Lainez
Gross Champion: Fred Myers
Net Champion: George Murphy
Gross Champion: James Gradt
Gross Runner-up: Jose Milian
Net Champion: Benny Carmona
Net Runner-up: Manuel Feijoo, Sr.
Net 3rd Place: Rick Kreitz
Gross Champion: Juan Llauro
Net Champion: Steve Reynolds
Shootout Runner-up: George Murphy
Shootout Champion: Gary Surdyke
Following the event, the jolly Casa de Campo golfers enjoyed a prize-giving ceremony – PHOTOS from the prize-giving coming soon!
[Thank you for your patience!]