Saturday, February 22, 2014

2nd CANAMEX Flamingos Riviera Nayarit Cup 2014

  • This is the North American supremacy tournament held among teams from the U.S., Canada and Mexico. Prizes for the holes-in-one include a Honda CR-V and a golf cart.

The 2nd CANAMEX Flamingos Riviera Nayarit Cup will take place on March 8, 2014 on the greens at the Flamingos Golf Club.

The tournament seeks to establish supremacy in North America for amateur golfers; it’s an international competition where teams from Mexico, Canada and the United States vie to win the top spot for their respective country.

The three teams will consist of 40 golfers for a total of 120 participants. They will have approximately 6 hours to finalize three 9-hole formats, alternate shots, best ball and Match Play or Best Score.

During their tour the players can choose hole-in-one prizes that include a Honda CR-V for Hole 6 or a Golf Cart for Hole 8, as well as several prizes for the Oh Yes, including golf clubs and other articles. There will also be a final raffle at the end for a slew of gift certificates.

The foreign teams consist of about 50 percent residents and 50 percent visitors who flew in just for the tournament.

Steve Trace, co-captain for the Canadian team has teed off on greens in all three countries and spends half of his year in Bucerías because he loves the regional golf courses.

“There are fantastic golf courses here, we play at least three times a week. We love this place. This tournament is a great challenge and Flamingos has a beautiful course,” said Trace.

Mike Nord, captain of the U.S. team, mentioned he’s played all the courses in both the Riviera Nayarit and Puerto Vallarta, but that his favorite was Flamingos for its beautiful scenery and level of difficulty.

“The wildlife, the plants, the vegetation is unique. We rotate the players, so this tournament definitely helps us to make new friends within all three countries,” said Nord. “It’s the perfect place to socialize.”

The Riviera Nayarit is also a place with a perfect climate that allows golfers to play year round while the greens in the States are under several feet of snow, and Nord was very grateful for this country’s blessings.


“This is a golfer’s paradise, an ideal spot for the game. Right now it’s raining, cold, there’s ice and snow (in the U.S.), yet here you wake up every morning with a beautiful golf course ready to go. Like I mentioned before, I love Flamingos, I love to play here and I’m always ready to come back and play again,” he ended. 

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