|News & Notes from the MGC||September 2010|
|Fotogolf is Back!|
The Mayakoba Golf Classic, in conjunction with IN Riviera Maya magazine, is proud to announce the second edition of “Fotogolf”, a promotional contest for golfers, golf fans and PGA TOUR fans throughout México. Show us your best golf photography and you could win an opportunity to play with the pros in the 2011 Mayakoba Golf Classic Pro-Am!
To participate, take your best golf photo—funny, scenic or action. Then go to www.MayakobaGolfClassic.com/fotogolf where you can upload your photo to enter the contest. Twelve finalists will be selected and then voted on by the public to determine whose photo is the best! The winner will receive an entry into the 2011 Mayakoba Golf Classic Pro-Am. Check back often to www.MayakobaGolfClassic.com to view the entries and see how your photo stacks up with the rest. Participants can submit multiple photos.
Only residents of México over the age of 18 at the time of submission of their photo will be eligible to enter the contest. To be eligible for the grand prize, you must have a handicap of 21 or better. The contest will begin September 20, 2010, at 12 p.m. local time and will conclude on January 14, 2011 at 11:59 a.m. local time.
Visit www.MayakobaGolfClassic.com/fotogolf for complete rules and regulations of the contest.
|Mayakoba Golf Classic To Offer Exemptions for Top PGA of Mexico Performers|
The Mayakoba Golf Classic, in conjunction with the PGA of México, will offer two competitor exemptions for the 2011 PGA TOUR stop at El Camaleón Golf Club scheduled for February 23-27.
Under PGA TOUR regulations, the Mayakoba Golf Classic can award four special exemptions to the field and will designate two of those to top performers of the PGA of México.
The first exemption will be given to the leading money winner on the Gira Negra Modelo 2010 (a national mini-tour) during a three-event stretch on that tour (Mazatlan, Riviera Nayarit and Edo. de México).
The second exemption will be determined by the Mayakoba Golf Classic the PGA of México over the next weeks.
“We are very pleased to create a partnership with the PGA of México that will highlight the top performers of its organization and those who compete on the Gira Negra Modelo,” said Mayakoba Golf Classic Tournament Director Larson Segerdahl. “The PGA TOUR is the premier golf tour in the world and to be able to provide additional qualifying options for México’s top professionals gives us another opportunity to grow the game of golf in this region.”
“For the PGA of México it is an honor to have a formal alliance with the Mayakoba Golf Classic. The opportunity that an event of the PGA TOUR grants to our players is unique, and we are sure that the country of México will enjoy watching their countrymen in action. We are thankful for all the support given by OHL and tournament organizers,” said Alberto Kaneda President of the PGA of México.
|“Golfista Frecuente” the New Golf PARa Todos Program|
Golf PARa Todos continues with its 2010 campaign. This community project keeps growing and now with its “Golfista Frecuente” program you will have more benefits. To see each months benefits log in www.golfparatodos.org, if you still do not have your “Golfista Frecuente” card just register on the next Golf PARa Todos edition. It is absolutely FREE! The next edition of the popular golf event is scheduled for Sunday, September 26, at Mayakoba.
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.
This year's program features many new and exciting additions and upgrades. Each month you also will have new benefits, like discounts and promotions, with your “Golfista Frecuente” card.
Don't miss out on this popular community program! Join us on Sunday, September 26, at 2 pm at El Camaleón Golf Club!
|Second Mayakoba Junior Golf Classic title for Gabriela Lopez |
With an extraordinary final round, Gabriela Lopez claimed her second straight victory at the Mayakoba Junior Golf Classic. Lopez carded an even-par 71 Thursday at El Camaleón to win by two shots in the Girls Division.
Lopez, ranked No. 47 in the Polo Golf Rankings, trailed by two strokes at the beginning of the final round, but with steady play was able to climb to the top of leaderboard. With her win, Lopez became the first back-to-back winner of the event, and remains the only Mexican champion in the tournament's history.
In the Boys Division Patrick Grimes, who won two AJGA events in the 2008 season, began the day with a three-stroke deficit, but fought back to claim the victory. The California native expressed his excitement over the win in Mexico, saying it is special event.
Conducted by the American Junior Golf Association, the Mayakoba Junior Golf Classic was a 54-hole, stroke play event held at El Camaleón Golf Club. The field consisted of 70 players, of which 33 were from Mexico. The rest came from eight U.S. states, Spain, Guatemala and England.
AJGA alumni have risen to the top of amateur, collegiate and professional golf. Former AJGA juniors have compiled more than 400 victories on the PGA and LPGA Tours. AJGA alumni include Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, Stewart Cink, Cristie Kerr, Paula Creamer and Morgan Pressel.