|Posted by rebjef2000 on November 15, 2019 at 1:50 PM||comments (0)|
Our first Pro-Am of the 2019-2020 season concluded yesterday, and it was phenomenal! Wonderful people from across North America, sunny skies with mid 70 degree temperatures all 4 days... but the biggest thrill for us was having 4 female professionals and 25 female amateurs in the field of 125 golfers! (Texan June Shane was a part of the winning team on day 1). Note... See "Barb Blanchar & Team: November 2019 Vegas Pro-Am!" pictures in the Photo Album category of this website! Alas, the Red Rock golf courses were exquisite, and the food at the JW Marriott was sumptuous! We are looking forward to another full field joining us in Las Vegas for next weeks Pro-Am!
|Posted by rebjef2000 on June 27, 2019 at 12:05 AM||comments (0)|
On May 29 at the Woodlands CC (Player Course) in Spring, TX, Golf Professional Ron Schroeder of Montgomery, Texas qualified for the United States Senior Open Championship! Ron fired a 2 under par 70 to tie for medalist honors and earn a trip to South Bend, Indiana for the Championship June 27-30. This is Ron's first senior major. Ron worked in law enforcement and played high level amateur golf until deciding to turn pro as a senior. He has played in our Pro-Ams for many years, and his team always shows well in our events. This is an amazing accomplishment, and we are very proud of Ron! Not that you need it... but may the "luck of the irish" be with you as you compete at the Warren Golf Course at Notre Dame on June 27!
|Posted by rebjef2000 on March 19, 2019 at 10:40 AM||comments (0)|
Exactly what is a Van Perrin Albatross you might ask? An exotic cocktail perhaps... or a type of bird? No, no, no. Something far more unique and very rare indeed. First off, Van Perrin is an excellent amateur golfer from Houston, TX. It so happens that Van played in ALL SEVEN of our Pro-Ams this season. (That's unprecedented) The final event of the 2019 Spring portion of our schedule took place in Las Vegas in March. On the final day of our final event, I guess Van wanted to make a statement, so for his second shot on the Par 5 first hole at the Arroyo Course at Red Rock he "feathered" a 3 wood from 255 yards away... and holed it for a 2! Yes, a double eagle, aka an "Albatross", which is more rare than even a hole in one! Note: Van explained that he "feathered" the 3 wood because it was playing downwind, and he expected the ball to run out a bit. Unfortunately for Van, it was a blind shot as well, and he did not see it go in the cup, but his partners saw it... and the rest is history! By the way, Van's team finished second that day!
|Posted by rebjef2000 on October 30, 2018 at 9:30 AM||comments (0)|
Multiple time Tommy Thomas Pro-Am participant Bob Sowards from Dublin, Ohio won the 2018 Senior PGA Professional Championship this past weekend at the PGA Golf Club in Port St. Lucie, FL. Trailing by 2 strokes, Bob took the lead by holing out of a greenside bunker for an eagle 3 on the 16th hole and finished the windswept final round with an even par 72 and a four day total of 13 under par 275. Bob became the first Southern Ohio PGA Member to capture the crown, and collected $21,500 for his efforts. He also became only the second player in PGA history to win both the PGA Professional Championship (2004) and the Senior Championship. Look for Bob to have a great showing in the KitchenAid Senior PGA Championship in May at Oak Hill CC in Rochester, NY. Congratulations Bob!
|Posted by rebjef2000 on March 19, 2018 at 12:00 AM||comments (0)|
Our 3 wonderful Spring Pro-Ams have concluded... we had a blast! The February Tucson event was so much fun! The Sewailo golf course was in fabulous condition (as usual!), and the scoring was very tightly packed. Our back to back Las Vegas Pro-Ams were very well attended, and all of our participants were treated like royalty at the JW Marriott Resort & Spa/Rampart Casino in Summerlin. 23 teams from across North America competed in the TPC Las Vegas event. The following week, we enjoyed our first Pro-Am at the Clubs at Red Rock. What a beautiful facility! We will visit all 3 of these facilities in the Fall. Hope you and your team can join us for what we like to call 1/3 a golf tournament, 1/3 a foodfest, and 1/3 a party!
|Posted by rebjef2000 on March 18, 2018 at 2:25 PM||comments (0)|
Sewailo GC at Casino Del Sol Resort & Spa in Tucson, AZ will be hosting a local qualifier for the 2018 Men's U.S. Open on May 10. Sewailo is a wonderful tournament venue... a desert oasis consisting of 15 acres of ponds and lakes, as well as 2 miles of streams. Very scenic, and challenging but fair for golfers of all skill levels. Sewailo is also the year round home golf course (with their own private practice facility) of the University of Arizona Men's and Women's golf teams! We are very pleased to call this fine facility our tournament home for the Tommy Thomas Tucson Pro-Ams... We will return to Casino Del Sol Resort & Sewailo GC December 3-6. Hope you and your team can join us for a great week in Tucson. (The weather is lovely that time of year!)
|Posted by rebjef2000 on January 28, 2018 at 1:20 PM||comments (0)|
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|Posted by rebjef2000 on December 1, 2017 at 12:20 AM||comments (0)|
We are pleased to announce 3 Tommy Thomas Pro-Am dates for the Fall of 2018! Please note... these are our usual fall dates, but the locations have changed a bit. We visit Las Vegas for back to back November Pro-Ams, staying at the JW Marriott for both events. (November 5-8 we play at the Red Rock Golf Clubs & November 12-15 we play at TPC Las Vegas). Then, we return to lovely Casino Del Sol in Tucson December 3-6. Mark your calendars now! All of these events are expected to have full fields, so don't delay in putting your teams together for these wonderful Pro-Ams! A $3,000 non-refundable deposit is required to guarantee your spot in the field, and full payment is due 75 days prior to the tournament. (That would be mid August for the November events, and full payment by mid September for the December Pro-Am). We hope you can join us for all of the fun!
|Posted by rebjef2000 on November 21, 2017 at 6:05 PM||comments (0)|
With temperatures in the mid 80's for both events, and the Sewailo Golf Course in magnificent condition, we enjoyed 2 fabulous Pro-Ams at Casino Del Sol in Tucson. It was so nice... (how nice was it?) that we ate dinner poolside twice! Now that's nice! Ontario golf professional Billy Simkin aced the Par 3 #7 hole with the final shot of the day... and that was a closest to the pin hole as well! Chef Javier Castro and the Banquet staff provided over 200 of our Pro-Am participants some of the best food you'll find anywhere...including a new dessert item... homemade ice cream. Delish! Next Fall we visit Las Vegas for two November Pro-Ams (November 5-8 & November 12-15) and back to Casino Del Sol in Tucson December 3-6. Hope to see you there!
|Posted by rebjef2000 on December 16, 2016 at 11:30 AM||comments (0)|
We have wrapped up the year 2016 in high style with a fabulous group of golfers from across North America who made Casino Del Sol Resort their "home away from home" during our December 5-8 Pro-Am. Sunny skies and warm hearts abounded as we enjoyed a very competitive golf tournament, wonderfull accommodations with an always smiling staff, and of course, Chef Javier Castro's scintillating and scrumptious cuisine! It was noted that we had teams from about as far apart as they could be in the continental United States join us as we welcomed 2 groups from Los Angeles (Pacific Ocean) and 1 group from the easternmost tip of Cape Cod (Atlantic Ocean)! Those little tidbits don't go unnoticed! Next event: February 20-23 at Casino Del Sol... hope to see you there!