NEW YORK (September 25, 2012) – GolFantasy, the legendary vacation event where amateur golfers play alongside touring professionals in an exotic setting at a surprisingly affordable cost, has announced that Bruce Fleisher and Jim Thorpe have joined their talent roster for the upcoming event, December 2-9 2012 at the Casa de Campo resort. Fleisher is the 5th leading All-time Money Winner in Champions Tour history with 18 victories, and Thorpe is 7th, with 13 victories. Casa de Campo was recently voted the World’s Leading Golf Resort for the 5th consecutive year at the World Travel Awards.
“We are thrilled to have Bruce Fleisher and Jim Thorpe at GolFantasy,” says producer Howie Hacker. “These are the exact right guys for our event – Bruce is a great guy, a technical expert who is also an excellent instructor. Every guest that plays alongside Bruce will improve their game. And Jim is such a fun guy, colorful and with a lot of flair. We’ve got a quite a talent lineup assembled for December.”
Mark Lye has also been added to the talent roster for GolFantasy. Lye’s 18-year PGA Tour career included 40 top-10 finishes, and golf enthusiasts know him well as the current on-course reporter and tower analyst for Golf Channel’s coverage of both the Nationwide and PGA Tours. Says Lye: “I like GolFantasy because it’s a leisure vacation and the golf becomes part of an overall social interaction. Guests get a rare chance to really get to know Pros they watch on TV or in the gallery. GolFantasy delivers on all fronts – great golfing, top tier instruction, and the insight into how we as golf Pros approach the game mentally and how our on-course and off-course lives intertwine. It’s a unique experience for any golf enthusiast. I am even bringing my wife and two kids along and I’m really looking forward to hanging out in beautiful Casa de Campo.”
Casa de Campo is a lush, 7000-acre Caribbean resort located on the Southeastern coast of the Dominican Republic which boasts three championship golf courses (including the renowned Teeth of the Dog) each designed by the legendary Pete Dye, who has a villa home at the resort. Casa de Campo hosted the first-ever GolFantasy, back in 1993.
GolFantasy is billed as “A Dream Week of Golf, Unlike Any Other”. Its guests play 18+ holes with touring pros each day, playing in foursomes and groups of five. Private GolFantasy events include clinics, tourneys, Q&A forums, individualized instruction, exhibitions and daily contests (with special prizes) as well as a few off-site tours. GolFantasy is also priced as all-inclusive. Its guests stay in Elite category rooms with large flat screen TV’s and other first class amenities, and enjoy gourmet meals daily at such on-site establishments as Chinois and Beach Club by Le Cirque.
Perhaps the biggest hallmark of GolFantasy has always been its surprisingly affordable price, which Hacker calls “a most important part of the fantasy”. The combination of deluxe accommodations, all room taxes, all government surcharges, round trip transfers to/from the airport, all private GolFantasy activities including all golfing and other interaction with Pros, plus instruction, tourneys, contests, social functions, parties, and several off-site tours, 3 meals per day at on-site gourmet restaurants and on the golf course itself, all beverages (including alcoholic beverages), all service charges, plus contests, prizes, gifts, souvenirs and a goodie bag, is only $4995 for 7 nights, or $3295 for 4 nights. Even lower rates exist for non-golfing spouses and for a limited time, round-trip airfare is also included – see website for details.
“John Daly told me to lie down on the grass,” says Harold Grant, a former guest at an earlier GolFantasy. “He put a tee on my head and whacked it 350 yards off that tee. Where else but GolFantasy could that happen?”
For further information and a list of all the invited and participating Pros please call 1-855-2-GOLF-00 (1-855-246-5300) or visit www.golfantasy2012.com.