Friday, March 27, 2009

Upcoming: Father/Son Tournament Pebble Beach

FATHER/SON Team Classic

July 2-6 , 2009

Our Father/Son golf tournaments are a favorite of many of our contestants. It’s a chance to spend quality time together, playing one of the games you both love… Golf.

This summer Cleveland Golf is sponsoring a great Father/Son event at Pebble Beach. The dates are July 2nd through July 6th, 2009. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to take your son or daughter to Pebble Beach and play The Pebble Beach Golf Links (site of the 2010 U.S. Open) in a tournament format. In addition all of the contestants will be staying at The Lodge at Pebble Beach. The price is far below the normal price to stay and play 3 rounds of golf.

Make this the year you create memories of time spent together! If you are interested in more information about this tournament click
HERE. Perhaps you know of someone who would be interested in this fantastic Father/Son event, if so….send them our link!

We hope to see you there!

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Course Changes at Pebble Beach

Looks like Pebble Beach Golf Links are in for some major changes. Brian Hewitt from The Golf Channel writes the following:

On the sixth hole of the second round of the 2000 U.S. Open at Pebble Beach Tiger Woods famously and impossibly hoisted a 7-iron from a nasty lie in the deep right kikuyu rough to an uphill green from 202 yards. The ball stopped less than 15 feet away.

Just like that, golf history and Tiger Woods lore had yet another snapshot framed inside the natural beauty of the Monterey Peninsula. “This is not a fair fight,” said an astonished Roger Maltbie from the booth on NBC’s live broadcast. It was a shot that makes all the Top 10 Tiger Woods lists. And it is a shot we will never see again.

The good folks who run what is arguably America’s most famous golf course have altered the hole. Significantly.

Moreover, they are in the process of changing the entire golf course. Significantly.

To read the rest of the article Click Here

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Pebble Beach 38th World Pro-Am – Winners and Awards

We had a fantastic week at Pebble Beach with a truly great tournament! Thursday evening was our Awards Ceremony and Banquet. The dinner was delicious and the atmosphere jovial.

Heading into the final round it was a close race. Here are the champions in each category. Congratulations to our winners and all the teams who came to play!

Winner Team Gross:
International C.C. VA– 282

Professional Tom Melideo and Amateurs Brian Kearney, Ed Kearney and Greg Cumbey

Winner Team Net:
Nashville Golf and Athletic Club– 256

Professional Brian Jorgenson, Amateurs Deke Ellwanger, Steve Cline, and Robert Naeyaert

Winner Stableford Pro Championship:
Roy Vucinich, PA - 64 points

Roy Vucinich left, with Dick Farley Tournament Chairman

Pebble Beach 38th World Pro-Am- Final Round

Heading into the final round to be played at The Links at Spanish Bay, the tournament was extremely close in all the categories. The leader board looked like this prior to the start of the fourth and final round.

Team Gross: Aeropines Golf Club was leading with a 212, and the International Country Club was one shot back with a 213. Two shots back, two teams were tied at 214, Nashville Golf and Athletic Club and Ridgewood Country Club.

In Team Net: Nashville Golf and Athletic Club led with a 193, and two shots back was Ridgewood Country Club with a score of 195.

Finally leading the Stableford Professional Championship after three rounds was Roy Vucinich at 48 points followed closely by James William Jr. with 46 points.

The tournament was anyone’s to win this final round at Spanish Bay.
Next up: Awards Banquet and Winners.

Shopping at the Spanish Bay Golf Shop

Friday, March 13, 2009

Pebble Beach 38th World Pro-Am - Day Three

Day three of the tournament and contestants were slated to play the Pebble Beach Golf Links. This course is tough, it’s no wonder it’s hosted the US Open three times and will host it again next year in 2010. Hole numbers 8, 9 and 10 are a tough stretch of holes, because of the rugged coastlines and sloping greens. Of course holes 17 and 18 are just as tough…. Many a game has been lost (or won) on the way up the 18th.

Our players were anxious to try their skill on these legendary links. Here are a few photos taken of the day.

Tournament leaders at the end of the day were as follows:

Team Gross:
Aeropines Golf Club, VA, Pro Tom Mumpower - 212

Team Net:
Nashville Golf and Athletic Club, TN, Pro Brian Jorgenson -193

Golf Professional Bracket:
Stableford Pro Championship, Roy Vucinich, PA - 48 points

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Pebble Beach 38th World Pro-Am- Day 2 Spyglass Hill

Our second tournament day was played at Spyglass Hill Golf Course. Spyglass Hill, designed by legendary golf course architect Robert Trent Jones Sr, is ranked #11 in the top 100 courses by Golf Digest. Hole numbers 6-8 and 16 are rated the most difficult. Accurate tee shots are a must on this difficult course!

Today we had a professional photographer on the first tee taking photos of all the teams. You can tell by the photo below it’s a beautiful scenic background.

Leaders after today’s second tournament round were as follows:

Team Gross:
Golf Club of Tennessee,TN, Pro Joe Taggert- 143

Team Net:
Llanerch C.C., PA, Pro David Milkowski -131

Professional Bracket:
Stableford Pro Championship, James Williams Jr., TX -33 points

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Pebble Beach 38th World Pro-Am- Bayonet Course

Day One of our tournament started out with light showers, but 45 minutes into play, the skies cleared up to reveal a beautiful sunny day. The first round of the tournament was played at The Bayonet Course, Seaside California. The course is tree lined and overlooking the Monterey Bay. It opened its second nine in February of this year and it’s spectacular. Players had to watch out for back to back tough holes, the eighth, 613yards, par 5, and the ninth, 476 yards, par 4, which proved to be the the two most difficult holes.

The leaders at the end of the day were as follows:

Tie Team Gross:
Golf Club of Tennessee, TN Pro Joe Taggert- 71
Aeropines Golf Club, VA Pro Tom Mumpower -71

Team Net: Llanerch C.C., PA Pro David Milkowski- 64

Tie Professional Bracket:
Stableford Professional Championship: Roy Vucinich, PA- 14 points
Stableford Professional Championship: James Williams Jr., TX- 14 points

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Pebble Beach 38th World Pro-Am – Check In

The first day of our tournament week typically involves arrival and check in at the Hotel. This is the entrance to the Lodge at Pebble Beach. What stately architecture..... and that’s just the entrance.

Most contestants checked in at the lobby upon arrival, then wandered the grounds or grabbed a quick bite to eat in the Tap Room.

We had two teams that literally drove up to the Lodge, parked and pulled out their shoes and clubs in order to make their tee time. Just a quick nine holes before the tournament the next day!

Later in the day we met with all the pros to go over the tournament rules etc, and then that same evening we hosted a meet and greet cocktail party. The hors d’oeuvres were delicious and included some of the following: Nigiri Sushi & California Rolls with Soy Sauce, Wasabi & Pickled Ginger, Beef Satay with Peanut Sauce, Beef Brochette Teriyaki Style, Mini Dungeness Crab Cake with Roasted Red Pepper Remoulade, Andouille Fried Artichokes with Lemon Mayonaise plus a Carving Station of Truffle Marinated Whole Roasted Filet of Beef with Mushroom Stew. Everyone enjoyed the food and had a terrific time. What a great prelude to the start of the tournament!