Event Recap - May 17-20th 2017
A sincere thank you to everyone who competed in the 1st annual @Tour_Mindset Invitational presented by Perfect ProAms. We are immensely proud to have had such a fantastic group of golfers represent our first ever tournament field. We shared some incredible memories together and we look forward to creating many more.
For those who were lucky enough to participate in the first event, we invite you to relive all of the memorable moments below. And if you were unable to join in last time, we hope you'll take a sec to look over our recap of the 2017 @Tour_Mindset Invitational. Sign up for our future events and you'll see for yourself.
TO PROPERLY DISCOVER ALL THE FUN WE HAD AT THE 2017 TOUR_MINDSET INVITATIONAL PLEASE VIEW THE VIDEO BELOW:
May 18th: Round 1 begins...
1 pro + 1 am = ProAm Team
Each Pro-Am team competed in a Chapman format and enjoyed a variety of fun games on the course. We had hole-in-one contests and also a "Beat the Pro" station with Sean Shahi. The Chapman format proved to be a great way to start off the competition. The amateur in each team had the pleasure of playing from the Pro's drive all day, enjoying shorter yardages and more often than not, in the middle of the fairway. On the other hand, the Pro had to play from wherever the amateurs drive ended up, which sometimes required a little more of a creative touch.
On the range, before each round, Premier Fitness Systems (PFS) helped all the golfers get loose and also provided some fitness education to some of the pros. PFS is an innovative and highly respected fitness company based out of Scottsdale, AZ and is host to many of top PGA tour professionals during the offseason.
Horse Race with the Pros
We were having such a great time hanging out after the round so we decided to host a horse race competition. Each team had one guy and one girl playing alternate shot format against each other until one team was left standing.
Katelyn Wright and Tyler Ostrovsky were crowned the horse race champions. Thanks to the Talking Stick Golf Club for allowing 18 people to play one hole at the same time, it was easily one of the top highlights of the event.
The winners of $10,000 plus paid Q-School
The Awards Party
We closed out the week with an Awards Party sponsored by ArcLiteInc. Beautiful and elegant tree lights were on display as we awarded all of our pro-am champions.
Thank you to our sponsors, golf course staff, and volunteer team for making this event such a huge success.
The Prize Breakdown for the Pros
- Paul Imondi - $10,000 plus paid Q-School
- Sam Saunders - Free fitting and equipment provided by Srixon plus $500
- Matt Hansen - PFS training package plus SuperSpeed training system
- Liv Cheng - $10,000 plus paid Qschool
- Katelyn Wright - Texas Women's Open exemption plus $500
- Melissa Mabanta - PFS training package plus SuperSpeed training system
The primary purpose of Perfect ProAms is to provide seed money for aspiring pros who’s only limitation is financial support. While our $10,000 winning prize for each champion won’t cover the cost of a typical starting pro’s annual tour expenses, it’s a jump start. We couldn’t have done this without the generosity and support of our playing amateurs.
Perfect ProAms provides an opportunity for golf enthusiast amateurs to help a group of aspiring pros get their shot and, at the same time, have a fun and competitive golfing experience inside the ropes. Our inaugural event in Scottsdale was a big success by most measures. Our goal is to increase the size of the field so we can provide the opportunity to even more aspiring pros as they look to fulfill their professional dream. Please spread the word to your golfing friends. Thanks to all who participated and hope to see you next year!