|Mayakoba Golf Classic Participates In Municipal Summer Camp Baaxlo'ob Paalalo'ob|
Mayakoba, Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo, Mexico -- As part of its commitment to grow the game of golf and in conjunction with its community initiatives, the Mayakoba Golf Classic is participating for the second consecutive year in the Municipals Summer Camp “Baaxlo’ob Paalalo’ob” by offering its program Golf PARa Todos.
This summer camp is for kids between the ages of 8 and 12.
This summer camp is for kids between the ages of 8 and 12 and is run in conjunction with the “Instituto del Deporte del Municipio de Solidaridad” – “Sports Institute of the Solidaridad Municipality.
“Baaxlo’ob Paalalo’ob” comes from the Mayan language and means in Spanish “Game of Kids”.
“Mayakoba Golf Classic is honored and very pleased to participate in the Baaxlo'ob Paalal'ob Summer Camp. By doing so, Mexico’s Only PGA TOUR Event, is reaffirming its commitment to its community, to the Sports Institute and to the growth of the game of golf in the region, taking this wonderful sport to the lives of Solidaridad youth” said Tournament Director Larson Segerdahl.
The objective of this type of activity is to give kids an opportunity to learn in a fun and recreational way a sport which they would normally not have access.
This summer camp started on July 23 and will finish on August 3. Each program will take place on the practice facility at the Greg Norman-designed El Camaleón golf course, site of the Mayakoba Golf Classic, and will have an audience of 40 to 60 kids in a three hour
period. They will be taught all aspects of the game including driving, chipping, putting and the 9 core values of golf.
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ABOUT THE OHL CLASSIC AT MAYAKOBA
|The OHL Classic at Mayakoba made golf history when it became the first PGA TOUR event to ever be contested outside of the United States and Canada in February 2007. Today, the OHL Classic at Mayakoba remains “Mexico’s Only PGA TOUR Event” as it prepares to enter a new era with a new fall date in the expanded FedEx Cup schedule. The event is regarded as one of the finest on the PGA TOUR by players, their families, sponsors and the TOUR itself. With a purse of $6 million USD, the OHL Classic at Mayakoba boasts the largest amount of prize money of any golf tournament in Latin America. To be held annually in November, the tournament features 132 professional golfers participating in four rounds of stroke play competition at the Greg Norman-designed El Camaleón Golf Club at Mayakoba in the Riviera Maya-Cancún regions of Mexico. Rookie John Huh claimed the title in 2012, winning $666,000 USD. Other past champions include: Fred Funk (2007), Brian Gay (2008), Mark Wilson (2009), Cameron Beckman (2010) and Johnson Wagner (2011).|
|Located in the Riviera Maya just 15 minutes from Playa del Carmen, Mayakoba is an eco-friendly resort development on the shores of the Caribbean in Mexico. Surrounded by natural beauty in its lagoons, pools and sugar sand beaches, Mayakoba is home to three luxury hotels - Fairmont Mayakoba, Rosewood Mayakoba and Banyan Tree Mayakoba. The resort also offers a spectacular 18-hole golf course designed by renowned architect and PGA legend Greg Norman. The signature course is home to the OHL Classic at Mayakoba - the only PGA TOUR event in Mexico. Six miles of freshwater lagoons that lead to a white sand beach with turquoise waters on the Caribbean Sea connect all of the hotels. Guests are transported in boats via canals made exclusively for the resort, which have led to Mayakoba being called "the Venice of the Yucatan." Mayakoba is an eco-conscious development and has implemented significant practices to encourage sustainability. For more information, please visit www.mayakoba.com.|
|Based in Madrid, OHL has over 26,000 employees and in 2011 revenue reached the figure of $4.9 billion Euros. At the same time, OHL is strongly committed to environmental responsibility and in 2003 produced its first Sustainable Development Report. As Juan-Miguel Villar Mir, the chairman of the board of directors and the author of the report, noted, mindful attention to the long-term health of the environment creates a "virtuous circle" that benefits the company, its clients and the globe. OHL's ecological diligence has served it well in México, where strong government regulations are enforced to protect the environment. A presence in México since 1980, OHL employs over 3,200 people there and has built highways, bridges, hotels and hospitals. The tourism complex at Mayakoba, which will eventually include two golf courses and five luxury hotels, is OHL's most ambitious hospitality project to date.|
|ABOUT EL CAMALEÓN GOLF CLUB|
|El Camaleón Golf Club at the Mayakoba resort is yet another of Greg Norman’s masterworks. The 7,039-yard layout is unique—not just to Mexico but to the entire world of golf. The course bends through three distinct landscapes—mangrove jungles, limestone canals and stunning, oceanfront stretches of sand. El Camaleón incorporates a cenote, a massive underground cavern, into the heart of the opening fairway. The handsome, Mayan influenced clubhouse rises above the 18th green and features stunning views over the course. The adjoining practice facility and driving range are of international caliber. With Mayakoba’s unique system of waterways, golfers will be able to step out of their rooms and into a boat, which will ferry them directly to the first tee.|
|ABOUT GOLF PARa TODOS|
|Golf PARa Todos aims to create a fun-filled, diverse and educational program that teaches about the game of golf and its ideals. The program encourages active participation in the game as a participant and as a fan, and facilitates the integration of golf into the lives of all those within the community. Golf PARa Todos is a community program presented and created by the OHL Classic at Mayakoba. In January 2011, the event earned a place in the Guinness World Records by hosting the world’s largest ever golf lesson. The lesson featured 1,073 participants. The inaugural installment of Golf PARa Todos was held in October 2007 and, on average, 600 people attend each session. Golf PARa Todos is open to people of all ages, backgrounds and levels of golf skill or knowledge. For more information, visit www.GolfParaTodos.org.
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|El Camaleón is aptly named for its diverse layout and ever-changing landscape, which bends through tropical jungles, dense mangroves and oceanfront stretches.|