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On July 1st, Casa de Campo Resort & Villas reopened its doors with a new carefully designed security protocol. In addition, it resumed its calendar of top-level events starting with the VI Pro-Am Latin America, one of the highlights of the golf season in the Caribbean, to be held from August 11 to 15.
“It is a fantastic event, golfers and their families enjoy it very much since its an opportunity to compete alongside the professionals on a spectacular and demanding course such as Teeth of The Dog. In addition, beyond golf, a sense of camaraderie is generated among all the participants who are able to enjoy the Casa de Campo experience in its entirety, ” says Manuel Relancio, Head Pro of Casa de Campo. “Without a doubt, it will be a very special edition, different due to the world context, but we are very happy to be able to carry it out despite everything. I think it will be very emotional couple days,” he adds.
Teams consist of one Professional and four Amateurs and will compete in a 54 hole Individual Stroke Play. Each of the rounds will be played on the Teeth of The Dog, the Caribbean’s number one golf course, and among the world’s top 50 outside the United States.
Many returning teams have already confirmed their participation in this sixth edition, among them, the defenders of the title “Los Laguniteros” of Venezuela, led by professional Rafael Guerrero Lauria and amateurs Leopoldo Arévalo, Ysaías Barnola, Alberto Lauria and Santiago Sabal.
The teams will be divided into categories according to the team’s total handicap index. In the first round, the best ball (net score) of the team will be counted, while in the last 36 holes 1 best ball (net score) and 1 best ball (gross score) will be counted. All teams will compete in their categories and in the general category in which the winner will win the “Champions Cup”.
Professionals will also compete in a separate category under the Stableford scoring system. Points will be awarded as follows: 1 point per bogey, 2 points per pair, 3 points per birdie, 4 points per eagle, and 5 points per albatross.
Casa de Campo has made significant investments to prevent COVID-19 infections and implemented the “Casa Cares” program. The new protocol consists of specific wellness and health safety regulations that include specific procedures to ensure that each corner of the resort is maintained with the highest standards of hygiene and precaution through the use of new disinfection methods and advanced technology in all areas.
“The health and safety of our guests, residents, and collaborators have always been our priority. Now more than ever we maintain the commitment to guarantee that they can relax and enjoy their stay ”, commented Andrés Pichardo Rosenberg, president of Casa de Campo Resort and Villas.
For more information on the VI Pro-Am Latin America and the details of the tourist packages related to the event, click here.