Journey To Better Tournament: Pebble Beach

Ernest Sports recently had the opportunity to partner with Srixon/Cleveland/XXIO for the Journey to Better tournament at Pebble Beach. We enjoyed having the chance to provide demos of all of our products from the ES12 Player to the Turn Key Simulation Package. We also got the opportunity to meet with current and prospective customers in the Northern California area. Here is a recap of our trip.



The 5 Road Warriors met up here at the Ernest Sports HQ at noon on Saturday and headed to Hartsfield-Jackson to board our Delta flight to San Francisco.

We arrived ahead of schedule and made our way to get our rental cars… 2 hours later, the crew arrived safely in Carmel, California (I only noticed a couple extra gray hairs from that drive). We checked into the Lobos Lodge 2 blocks up from the beach. What a great little hotel. Everything you could imagine was a block away. We dined at a little Italian Place across the street just 2 tables away from Legendary Sportscaster Jim Nantz and family (no, We did not get any autographs).


Up early the next day and on to Pebble for breakfast and then to setup for the arrival of Cleveland /Srixon/XXIO Staff and Professionals.

As the attendees arrived, they were greeted and treated to some fine swag, appetizers, cocktails and the Ernest Sports ES16 Full simulator Par 3 contest. The 100 yard Par 3 7th hole at Pebble Beach served as the contest hole. Nearly 100 pros and guests stepped up with their chance at greatness.

Lisa Hall (wife of Martin Hall), multiple winner on Ladies European Tour and 1997 LPGA Rookie of the year hit one to 3 feet. That stood for most of the evening until Catta Verdera PGA Professional Robert Delgado stepped up and hit a wedge behind the pin and spun it back almost holing out for an Ace. The ball settled 2 feet from the Hole and The ES14 Launch Monitor was his.

The next couple days we spent on the range showcasing our line of launch monitors while Rob was relegated to playing Pebble and Spyglass… (poor guy).


Tuesday night came the crowning of the champions and the presentation of the ES16 Tour launch monitors. The 2016 Champions were KJ Lee and Kevin Won.  Congratulations guys from all of us here at Ernest Sports!


-Greg Lee, PGA Professional and Ernest Sports Sales Representative

For more information on Ernest Sports golf technology products, call 855-354-4653.

Interested in an Ernest Sports demo? We are hitting the road and would LOVE to meet you! We are attending the following events in the coming weeks:

  • Hotel Experience in New York City, NY (November 13-15)
  • PGA Magazine Insider Conference in Sunset, SC (November 13-15)

Please let us know if you will be in the area and would like to schedule a time for us to meet with you!

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