Legendary golfer and cultural icon Lorena Ochoa, the greatest golfer Mexico has ever produced, visited Los Cabos recently to host a charity Baja Golf Tour event at Palmilla Golf Club to raise money for the Los Cabos Children’s Foundation as well as her own charitable organization.
Personable as ever, Ochoa, now 42, attended a cocktail reception and silent auction at Palmilla Golf Club, mingling with guests and hinting you may join rising Mexican star Gaby Lopez in a future LPGA team event. The following day, she participated in a scramble-format tournament. playing a hole with each competing foursome. The winner of 27 tournaments in a short but storied career, including two major championships, the former No. 1 player in the world showed no signs of rust, hitting long straight drives and dart-like approach shots to the greens.
“We are big fans of Lorena's golf accomplishments, her down-to-earth attitude, and of how she's an example to youth all over the world, said Marisa Comella, the Foundation’s executive director. “What we love even more about her is how she practices philanthropy: professionally, responsibly and in collaboration. Teamwork is key to achieve great things, and at Los Cabos Children's Foundation we live by this by supporting 28 programs that will collectively help 8,000 families this year.”
The mission of the Lorena Ochoa Golf Foundation (LOGF) is to offer family-based education and inclusion programs for children and adults through family golf activities. Through the LOGF, which lists the PGA of America as an official partner, Lorena shares the life lessons of health, education and family values she learned as a young girl growing up in Guadalajara, Mexico, where her foundation is based.