NEXT TRIP: The Amigos are heading to Europe in May 2013. First stop London, England. Then off to Munich, Germany. Finally, we tour Paris, France! If we can find a golf course we will definitely be teeing it up!
"All Bets are Off" Classic
The ABAO started in 2005. Since that time the rivalries have grown between the three original participants. Like most annual golf events the ABAO thrives on trash talk, copious amounts of alcohol and food consumption, camaraderie between friends, arguing, constant rule changes, poker games, and of course awesome golf around the world.
ABAO events have taken place in Wichita Falls, TX; Norfolk, VA; San Antonio, TX; Del Rio, TX; United Kingdom, and Scotland.
The outcome is never assured but a couple of the participants have dominated over the years. Initially, Mark "Marky-Mark" Stephens won 3 of the first 4 events. It looked like he would dominate the competition for years to come. Then came along Ryan "Ry-bo" Kastern for his lone victory in the ABAO. The last three events have been taken by the elder statesman of the group, Al "Al-bo" Hobrecht. Al has come back from behind the pack the last two events to win on the last day.
The ABAO may not be huge by tournament standards but the competition is fierce and the level of play is extraordinary. One day there may be more players but for now the "Los Tres Amigos" like it the way it is...just the three of them walking down the fairways of life together!
Jan 2013 - In January the annual "All Bets are Off" Classic was held in San Antonio, TX. Led by "Los Tres Amigos" - Ryan "Ry-bo Kastern, Al "Al-bo" Hobrecht, and Mark "Marky Mark" Stephens, the event was an outstanding success once again. Al-bo took the honors of first place for the third straight time with a winning putt on the last hole. All three players were in the hunt until the very end. Congrats to Al-bo and we look forward to the next ABAO Classic!