On November 21st, 2016, a total of 24 teams (96 players) descended upon the beautiful Tijeras Creek Golf Club for the SCPGA’s annual E-Z-GO Professional – Superintendent – Manager Championship. This fun day of golf and camaraderie allowed for the PGA Professionals to invite fellow staff, members of their club, and most importantly the “unsung hero” of their facility…..their golf course superintendent.
Upon arrival to Tijeras Creek the players were treated to a delicious breakfast buffet hosted by the club, as well as receiving a handsome engraved Hyrdoflask at registration as a tee gift. Once the players were done eating and mingling with each other, they then headed out to the practice tee to warmup and get ready to play the challenging layout at Tijeras Creek.
At exactly 11:30 a.m. the proverbial “shotgun” went off and the players headed out to their starting holes, while some stopped at the Bear Republic beer tent first, to lead to a fun filled afternoon of golf. The format for the event was a modified Fourball where the low gross and net score were added together to give a score for each hole. This particular format requires that each member of the team play their best, and that is exactly what the team from Sun Lakes Country Club did. The team of Mark Burchfield, Sean Vance, Monty Elkins, and their leader, PGA Head Professional, Al Vallecorsa, shot an impressive round of 126 (-18) to win the championship by two shots. Congratulations Sun Lakes Country Club!
A special thank you to presenting sponsor E-Z-GO, West Regional E-Z-GO Sales Director Steve Monteith, and the sales representative team from Southern California. Each was vital to the success of this event, and the SCPGA looks forward to working with each of you in 2017.
Thank you to the following partners for their support and dedication to the event: US Foods, CIG/GIS, and Pepsi. The SCPGA and participants in the field greatly appreciate your partnership.
Last, but certainly not least; thank you to the host facility Tijeras Creek Golf Club, host PGA Professional Robert Heslar, and the entire staff at Tijeras Creek for their gracious hospitality.