Pacific Cup vs Royal Melbourne Country Club, February 2020

Late February Punta Mita welcomed members of the Royal Melbourne Country Club from Chicago for a new edition of the Pacific Cup – Punta Mita’s version of a Ryder Cup interclub competition. Played over 2 days the team on this occasion was a mixed one with 4 Ladies & 8 Men in each team. Day 1 on our Pacifico Course was a 2 ball best ball format while day 2 played on Bahia was individual match play.

Activities began with a delicious dinner in Sufito prepared by Japanese Guest Chef Yasuo Asai where the teams were introduced as were  the Captains John McIntyre & Co Captains Bobby Krugman / Jeffery Gertler from Chicago  and the pairings for Day 1 announced – each visiting player received a players kit and a Punta Mita book by Assouline.

Following Day 1’s play Punta Mita held a narrow lead of 3 points leading by 10.5 to 7.5. Day 2 had 36 points to be won in the individual matches so the Cup was still up in the air – however with a solid all round performance Punta Mita won day to by 21.5 points to 14.5 points cruising home to a comfortable 32 to 22 points victory on this Inaugural match versus our new friends from Chicago. It was a fun 2 days of golf and camaraderie which was duly celebrated in the closing dinner at Pacifico Beach Club with a menu prepared by Chefs David & Noe off the grill as well as closing words from both the visiting team and hosts Punta Mita.

The Punta Mita thanks the members of the Royal Melbourne Country Club for their visit and looks forward to welcoming them back in 2021 and should agendas coincide perhaps get a Match in over the upcoming summer in Chicago. Well done to all the members of the Punta Mita as they took their Pacific Cup match tally to 7 wins and 2 loses since the Pacific Cup’s origin

I love creating these events – a great opportunity to meet