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The Sunday Sweat
Every Sunday, the LoopGolf team writes a newsletter for our community highlighting all the action around golf, betting and culture.
Mike Keiser has built a reputation for single handedly re-inventing the modern day golf destination experience with smash hits including Cabot Cliffs, Sand Valley, Cabot Saint Lucia and of course, Bandon Dunes.
He's now passing the torch to his sons Chris and Michael who have recently announced that they plan to build a new resort outside of Denver called Rodeo Dunes. Construction is planned to begin this summer on the first of potentially six public golf courses on a 2,000-plus-acre site.
They have hired Jim Craig as the architect of the first course. He's a longtime associate and shaper for Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw and has played a key role in building many of their best courses, including Friars Head, Old Sandwich, Trinity Forest.
Many of you have requested more updates and insights around what goes on behind the scenes each week at LOOP HQ. So in this section moving forward, we will be lifting up the hood to share more about what we're working on. Please feel free to respond directly to us if you have any questions or feedback.
Product: We see a lot of golf content circulating on social media but it can often lack the context necessary to tell the full story. With our new video feature, we want to give our community the tools to share golf videos via social with an overlay of information like course details, hole yardages, scores and more.
Community: We're excited to announced that we've been working with the folks over at the Westside Golf Collective down in southern CA to power their match play tournament this month.
Partnerships: We were recently introduced to the Head of Corporate Strategy at DraftKings, Malcom Turner to discuss how we could partner to drive innovative betting experiences to both golfers and golf fans.. It's early days but stay tuned for more updates here.
Podcast: We're having a lot of fun being really really bad podcasters. If you haven't gotten a chance to listen, check us out here and give us your feedback. Our objective with the Sunday Sweat Pod is to provide our community with an extension of the newsletter that allows us to expand our voice, interview special guests from in and around the industry and continue bringing you closer to all the action around golf, betting and culture!
The TOUR is in Puerta Vallarta this week at the Mexico Open hosted at the beautiful Vidanta Vallarta. Design by Greg Norman, this course favors the bombers as it stretches over 7,500 yards .
Tony Finau and Jon Rahm are the only two players in the field ranked in the top 50 and currently sit in first and second place heading into today's final round. Tune into CBS starting at 3pm EST to watch these heavyweights battle it out for $1.4M.
Jon Rahm is a bad bad man. He put on an absolute clinic yesterday on how to go stupid low tying his career low while also breaking the course record -- shooting a 10 under (61).
309 yards to the flag.
@JonRahmpga drives the green with a 3-wood @MexicoOpenGolf 😳
— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR)
Apr 29, 2023
Don't sleep on Akshay Bhatia today at +900 to win. This dude can flat out ball and will look to prove today that he can hang with the big boys. Fun fact: He's one of the youngest winners in Korn Ferry Tour history having won his first event at the age of 19.
Hit the shot, walk after it 💪
@akshaybhatia_1 finishes his round of 63 with an eagle @MexicoOpenGolf.
— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR)
Apr 29, 2023
When it comes to picking outright winners, we've primarily avoided the favorites and looked for a value sweat for Sundays final round. But we can't help but hammer the defending champ, Jon Rahm at (+185). $100 on this bet would win you $185. Feels like EASY MONEY to us.
Drip Pick: Spring 2023 "Undulations"
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