NOCC Flies Non-Stop to Win in Cabo!
7 Gulf States PGA teams representing 3 facilities traveled to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico of the California Big Sur for our Los Cabos Pro Am. Reunion G&CC (4 teams), The Preserve GC (2 teams) and New Orleans CC (1 team) competed.
The New Orleans CC team piloted by GSPGA President JT Crawford took-off to an early lead after a round 1 score of 18-under par (126). Crawford recorded 6 birdies on the card during his round. NOCC never relinquished their round 1 lead, winning the event finishing 7-strokes ahead of the 2nd place team from Reunion G&CC lead by GSPGA Vice President Tim Basel.
JT Crawford said, “It was a real team effort. Someone came through on almost every hole…..but rarely did we have two scores to choose from. It was a long 362 days since our second-place finish in this event last year but it makes this year all the more sweeter.”
3 stunningly spectacular golf courses were used for the 54-hole low gross/low net combined competition. In order, rounds were played at Quivira Golf Club, Puerto Los Cabos Golf Club and Palmilla Golf Club. Comments on the views and golf course layout from “Most beautiful course I’ve ever played to Pebble Beach on steroids”.
Quivira is a Nicklaus Signature design and was voted as Golf Magazines Best New International Golf Course in 2014. I don’t believe any of our groups would disagree…
Puerto Los Cabos is a Nicklaus Signature 18-hole/Norman Signature 9-hole design (27 holes total) with the Sea of Cortes being in view on 70% of the holes.
Palmilla is a 27-hole Nicklaus design where remarkable views were the norm but hole 6 on the Ocean Course provided the closest seaside encounter of the trip!
Warm weather, lots of sunshine, on course F&B offerings, and intermittent stretches of gale-force winds produced pleasantly tough playing conditions throughout all rounds. It’s a bucket list golf trip for those who are so inclined.
Thanks to Oakley/Kelly Welsh for making daily amateur/PGA Professional prizes available!