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Recapping the Short Par 4 Cup: Team Leah Fore the Win!

Relive the fun at the Short Par 4 Cup at Ritz-Carlton Sarasota! From a Hidden Ranch party to a thrilling 2-day tournament, Team Leah’s win, great food, drinks, and awesome sponsors!

Recap of the Short Par 4 Cup at the Ritz-Carlton Sarasota

We just wrapped up an incredible event at the Ritz-Carlton Sarasota, the Short Par 4 Cup, and we couldn’t be more thrilled with how everything turned out. It was a weekend filled with competitive golf, fantastic parties, and plenty of camaraderie among all participants. Here’s a detailed recap of the unforgettable experience we had at the Short Par 4 Cup.

Friday Night Kickoff at Short Par 4’s Hidden Ranch

The festivities began on Friday evening with an exclusive party at Short Par 4’s Hidden Ranch. This was more than just a warm-up—it was a night to remember, complete with great food, refreshing drinks, and the exciting announcement of pairings for the tournament.

What Made the Party Special:

Delicious Food and Drinks: Our guests indulged in a spread of gourmet food and a variety of beverages that kept the spirits high all night.
Pairing Announcements: The highlight of the evening was discovering who would be paired with whom for the tournament. The anticipation and excitement set the perfect tone for the weekend.
Exclusive Swag: Each participant received two full outfits from 1764 Golf, packed in a stylish 1764 Golf backpack. This gift set everyone up in style for the tournament ahead.

The Tournament: Shamble, Best Ball, and Singles Match Play

The golf action spanned two days, featuring a mix of shamble format and singles match play. Players were divided into two teams: Team Ceci and Team Leah, each vying for victory in this prestigious event.

Day 1: Best Ball - Shamble Format

The first day was played 18 with the front nine as a best ball with your partner and a shamble on the back. These formats allowed teams to work together while still having individual skills shine through. It was a day of strategic play, teamwork, and impressive shots.

Day 2: Best Ball - Singles Match Play

The second day switched to play a front nine best ball followed by a back nine singles match play, where individual competitors faced off in head-to-head battles. This format brought out the best in each golfer, showcasing their skills and determination as the tournament came to an end.

The Sponsors

We were fortunate to have fantastic sponsors that added extra fun and flavor to the event:

Bad Cards Fore Good Golfers: Provided entertaining twists to the game, making sure there were plenty of laughs and memorable moments on the course.

Mamitas Hard Seltzers: Kept everyone refreshed with their delicious and crisp hard seltzers.

Birdie Bombs: Added an extra layer of excitement and energy to the tournament.

LivPur Nutrition: On the driving range, players were presented with LivPur drink packets to keep them hydrated out on the course. 

The Coffee Station LWR: It's not a morning of golf without a stop at Lakewood Ranch's number one coffee truck! 

Jpan Sushi: Saki bombs and snacks mid round? Can't go wrong. 

Team Leah Takes the Win

After two days of intense competition, Team Leah emerged victorious. It was a hard-fought battle, but Team Leah’s consistency and skill led them to the top. Congratulations to all the players for their outstanding performance and sportsmanship!

Evening Dinners at the Ritz-Carlton Golf Clubhouse

Each evening, we gathered at the Ritz-Carlton golf clubhouse for dinner. These meals were more than just a time to refuel—they were an opportunity to share stories from the day, build friendships, and celebrate the sport we all love.

Highlights of the Dinners:

Exquisite Cuisine: The Ritz-Carlton’s chefs outdid themselves with a variety of gourmet dishes that satisfied every palate.
Relaxed Atmosphere: The clubhouse provided a perfect setting to unwind and enjoy each other’s company after a day on the greens.

Conclusion

The Short Par 4 Cup at the Ritz-Carlton Sarasota was a resounding success. From the kickoff party at Hidden Ranch to the thrilling two-day tournament and the elegant dinners at the golf clubhouse, every moment was crafted to perfection.

We are grateful to all the participants, sponsors, and staff who made this event possible. Team Leah may have taken the win, but everyone walked away with fantastic memories and a renewed love for the game.

We can’t wait to see you all at the next Short Par 4 event. Until then, keep swinging and stay stylish!