Monday, February 16, 2009

Preparing for Pebble

We’ve been busy preparing for our upcoming World Pro-Ams tournament at Pebble Beach on February 22nd- 26th. There is always lots to do the week before we leave… We’ve been in touch with the folks at Pebble Beach making sure everything is prepared for our arrival.

( Hard at work on the 38th annual World Pro-Am at Pebble Beach.)

For those of you who are staying at The Lodge at Pebble Beach for the first time, you are in for a treat! The hotel is simply beautiful. The architecture is elegant, the service exceptional, and the views gorgeous! It’s one of those places that you won’t soon forget, and you’ll want to go back and visit again and again. To take a look at photos of The Lodge at Pebble Beach and it’s surrounding resort area Click Here.

The Lodge at Pebble Beach

While The Lodge at Pebble Beach displays a stately beauty, it’s golf courses also boast of excellence. Built in 1919 the course sits right next to the Pacific coastline, and provides magnificent views. What a rich history has been lived out on those links! If only they could speak what a story they would have to tell! Four US Open Championships have been played there, not to mention the numerous Crosby events (now known as the AT&T Pro-Am. The Legends (both in golf and entertainment) who have graced those links have been numerous! To find out more about the history of the Pebble Beach Golf Links, Click Here.

We are looking forward to a great week of golf!

Friday, February 13, 2009

Who We Are

Most people who visit our blog or website may already be familiar with the name World Pro-Ams. Maybe you’ve attended one of our past tournaments or you are signed up to attend one this coming year. For some however, this may be the first time you’ve heard our name.

World Pro-Ams began with one golf tournament held at the Pebble Beach Golf Resort complex in 1971. Our vision was to have one club professional and three of his amateur members compete against other teams at one of the finest golf destinations in the world. Back in that first tournament we had just three teams competing at Pebble Beach, but the idea caught on. Our second year the tournament grew to 36 teams and was sponsored by Etonic. The following year 45 teams came to the event, and the next year 50 teams. The tournament became so large that we added a second event at Pebble Beach to accommodate everyone who wanted to play.

With the success at Pebble Beach, we decided to take that same format abroad to both Scotland and Ireland. Our contestants have played such world renowned courses as the Championship Links at Ballybunion, Ireland and the Old Course at St. Andrews, Scotland. World Pro-Ams has also hosted tournaments in Portugal, Spain, Jamaica, The Bahamas, and Los Cabos, Mexico. Our locations in the States have included Palm Springs,CA, Pinehurst, NC, Whistling Straits,WI and Orange Lake, Orlando,FL.

We currently provide tournaments for Golf Professionals and three of their amateur members, as well as our popular Father/Son events. If you’d like to find out more about the tournament locations that we currently offer click
HERE or on any one of our links. We’d love to see you at one of our events in 2009!

Saturday, February 7, 2009

PGA Merchandise Show - Orlando, Florida January 2009

The PGA Merchandise show is a colossal event! Each year thousands of the world's most avid golf professionals and golf enthusiasts show up in Orlando, Florida to immerse themselves in all things golf. It's the game we all love (and some love to hate). At the merchandise show you have your pick of golf venues to fill your itinerary. With well over 1000 exhibitor booths, there's a lot to see! Choices range from new product demos, golf fashion, innovative golf industry business seminars, golf instruction, and tons more.... There are even booths representing golf tournament events...... which is our little corner of the world.

Each year for the past 20 years we've had our exhibitor booth at the show, and this year was no exception. It was great to see so many familiar faces drop by over the course of the weekend. We look forward to this event every year.....It's always a fantastic time to see old friends and meet new people.

Here are a few photos of us at the show this year:

Dick Farley (Owner/Chairman) and Gordon Neely (Tournament Director) - World Pro-Ams Golf Tournaments

Gordon Neely, Noel Cronin (Secretary Manager at Waterville Golf Links in Waterville, Ireland), and Dick Farley

Dick Farley, Gordon Neely and friends from Berwick

Our New Blog

Hello, and welcome to our new blog! We've created this site, to keep connected with the many clients we have had over the years. On our blog you'll find information about our upcoming tournaments, as well as updates and photos of past and current participants. We hope you find our site a fun way to stay connected! Leave a comment to let us know you've visited.