(March 14, 2023) – A team representing Tallwood Country Club put together four impressive rounds to win the 36th Caribbean International Pro Am Championship in the Dominican Republic.
Playing at the famed Pete Dye designed Casa de Campo the team of Rob Tedoldi, Jr., PGA professional John Nowobilski, Omnia Fowler, and Mike Thompson finished with a gross score of 19-under to earn a six-stroke victory.
The Tallwood CC squad, the only team from Connecticut, bested 24 other teams representing nine states and three foreign countries.
“On paper, we had the best team (with a total handicap of 6) but you still had to get the ball in the hole. The courses we played are not easy with the wind and tight Bermuda fairways and add the biggest hazard, the Atlantic Ocean, it isn’t like (anything) we are used to back home,” John Nowobilski said.
The round of the week was turned at The Links Golf Course when the team fired a two best-ball tally of 11-under par 60.
“I sure picked the right ‘horses’ to ride,” continued Nowobilski. “I was so proud of my golf students Rob Tedoldi, Jr. and Mike Thompson who played well. I think Rob had double-digit birdies We went in with a plan and the plan evolved how we imagined it would. We were thrilled.”
About the Connecticut State Golf Association
The Connecticut State Golf Association functions as an extension of the USGA and provides stewardship for amateur golf in Connecticut. Founded in 1899, it is the country’s oldest state golf association and conducts over 60 Championships, Qualifiers, and One Day Tournaments throughout the year.