Golf News for Tuesday, March 12, 2013 | Tournaments

OB Sports Sandia Shootout scheduled for Albuquerque, New Mexico

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- Sandia Golf Club and Sandia Resort & Casino will host the second annual OB Sports Sandia Shootout May 12-14, 2013. Two person teams consisting of OB Sports-affiliated members and cardmembers will compete for daily and overall prizes over the course of the two-day event at the award winning Sandia Golf Club that was recently recognized as one of the Top 100 Best Resort Courses in the Country by Golfweek Magazine. The event kicks off with an afternoon practice round on Sunday, May 12th followed by a welcome reception at Sandia Golf Club. The format for the event will feature a scramble format on day one and a Las Vegas scramble (shamble) on day two. The final flight winners will also compete in a Horse Race shootout following the final round.

In the inaugural 2012 OB Sports Sandia Shootout the winning team came from Centennial Golf Club in Medford Oregon and was comprised of Centennial golf professional Chris Daggitt and his amateur partner Steve Wood.

"Last years event went very well, we we had teams from Texas, Arizona, Nevada and Oregon all descend upon Albuquerque and tee it up in the first ever OB Sports Sandia Shootout," said Matt Molloy, General Manager of Sandia Golf Club. "We can't wait to host this fun filled event again this year and crown the next champion. We want to make this a must attend event each year.

About the 2nd Annual OB Sports Sandia Shootout

Date: Sunday May 12th - Tuesday May 14th, 2013
Team Format: 2 Player Team (Pro/Am or Am/Am)
Event will be flighted by total team Handicap
Handicap Maximum- 8 Stroke maximum between team members

Cost: $325 per person (Double Occupancy - $650 for team of two players) includes:
• 3 rounds of golf at Sandia Golf Club (Sunday practice round, plus two tournament rounds)
• 2 Nights Accommodations at the luxurious Sandia Resort & Casino, double occupancy
• Welcome Reception and Gift Breakfast & Lunch each day
• Contests & Prizes Golf bag storage
• Complimentary practice balls prior to play
• Complimentary airport transportation

Sunday, May 12th, 2013
• Arrivals
• Practice rounds beginning at 12pm
• Welcome Reception 5:30pm - 8pm - Golf Clubhouse
Monday, May 13th, 2013
• 6:30am Breakfast - Golf Clubhouse
• 8:00am Shotgun - 2 Person Scramble
• BBQ Lunch following play
• Open Evening
Tuesday May 14h, 2013
• 6:30am Breakfast - Golf Clubhouse
• 8:00am Shotgun - 2 Person Las Vegas Scramble
• Awards lunch following play
• Horse Race (Flight Winners) immediately following play

For information about the OB Sports Sandia Shootout, visit, call (505) 798-3996 or email

About Sandia Golf Club
Located in Albuquerque, New Mexico, Sandia Resort & Casino features an award winning golf experience that offers a visually stunning and strategic 18 hole golf course designed by Scott Miller, complete practice facility and a 16,000 square foot "Pueblo" style clubhouse featuring restaurant, golf shop and expansive patio. The golf club at Sandia is a key amenity to the Sandia Resort & Casino that is already a popular gaming and entertainment venue. In 2006, Sandia opened a world-class resort that features 228 luxurious, oversized guest rooms including over 30 suites. Every guest room and suite are highlighted by awe-inspiring views of the Albuquerque skyline or the rugged wildness of the Sandia Mountains.

The award-winning Sandia Golf Club is ranked #4 in the State of New Mexico in Golfweek Magazine's rankings of the "Best Courses You Can Play - State by State" ranking for 2012 and recieved 4 ½ stars out of a total possible rating of five stars by Golf Digest's "Best Places You Can Play". Sandia has also garnered a number of other national awards including "Development of the Year" by Golf Inc Magazine, Top 100 Golf Shops in The Country, Golf World Business, Top 100 Resort course rankings by Golfweek Magazine and being selected as one of the Top 10 Best New Courses In The Country by Golf Magazine.

The golf facility at Sandia Resort & Casino is professionally managed by OB Sports Golf Management, a diversified, golf-oriented company with a long history of success. OB Sports manages premier golf courses and country clubs throughout the United States. Known for its comprehensive and personalized services since 1972, OB Sports has become widely acclaimed as the leader in boutique-style golf course management. For more information on OB Sports, visit or call (480) 948-1300. You can become a Fan of OB Sports on Facebook at or follow OB Sports on Twitter at

For information about the Sandia Resort & Casino visit or call 877.272.9199. For more information on Sandia Golf Club visit or call 505.798.3990.

Sandia Resort & Casino is a business enterprise of the Pueblo of Sandia and is part of a master-planned development on Sandia land just outside of Albuquerque. Located at I-25 and Tramway Road, Sandia Casino employs 1,900 New Mexicans, 1,300 of them employed by the casino.

Matt Molloy (505) 798-3990
Kris Strauss (480) 518-5003