2013 Better Ball of Pairs Championship
Casa de Campo Resort - La Romana, Dominican Republic
January 31-February 3, 2013
Casa de Campo once again provided a spectacular setting for Members in attendance at the 2013 ASGA Better Ball of Pairs Championship. Temperatures were, as always, a perfect 83 degrees and sunny during the day with gentle Caribbean breezes and just a few passing showers during Friday's first round. Teeth of the Dog, consistently ranked among the best courses in the World, was in outstanding condition, as was the Dye Fore course which continues to improve each year and is considered the favored course by many. The food, drink and service were also as good as ever and our opening reception and dinner at sunset at The Beach Club was the perfect way to start the week with a great guitar trio and a cigar roller!
As is always the case with ASGA events, the hospitality and camaraderie were featured throughout and we were thrilled to welcome eight terrific new members and guests!!! – Hank Homes of Palm Beach, FL; Rick Krupp of Bermuda; John and Jill Lahey of San Francisco, CA; Mike Lane of Estero, FL; Bill and Lori Mattice of Tallahassee, FL; Fred and Mary Lynn Putney of Jupiter, FL; Laurence and Sandra Schmid of Etobicoke, ON; Bob Simione of Hamden, CT – to their first event with ASGA and hope that we see them at many more to come.
Some great play also highlighted the week, and congratulations go to the team of Bill Brower and Fred Putney who took home the title for the top Gross prize, highlighted by an outstanding second round of 1-under par 71 on Dye Fore Course. Congratulations also go to Ron Gottfred and Dan Milligan for their great play in posting the best Net score and taking top honors, holding off the teams of Mal Makin/Ken Kinsey and John Clough/Tone Lester by a single shot!
The ladies were led by Lori Mattice for the best Gross score, Carol Milligan with the top Net score and Betty Edwards who posted the most Net Stableford points. Many thanks as always to those who participated and helped to make this a very memorable week for all in attendance. Please take a moment to enjoy some of the scenes from Casa de Campo, truly a favorite destination of our Members.