Luxury Lake Oconee Real Estate Group Sponsors Pga Tour Champions Event

Luxury Lake Oconee Real Estate Group Sponsors Pga Tour Champions Event

  • Riezl Baker
  • 05/15/23


Luxury Lake Oconee Real Estate Group was pleased to be an exhibition sponsor at the PGA TOUR Champions Mitsubishi Electric Classic and the Stewart Cink Pro-Am at Sugarloaf Country Club in Duluth, Ga., from May 1-7, 2023. This year’s 78-player field includes golfing greats such as  Nick Faldo, Jim Furyk, Notah Begay III, Stuart Appleby, Ernie Els, Vijay Singh, Retief Goosen, K.J. Choi, David Duval, Darren Clarke, Miguel Ángel Jimenez, Bernhard Langer, Rocco Mediate and Jose Maria Olazabal.

“We are very happy to support The Mitsubishi Electric Classic to benefit local charities including Special Needs Schools of Gwinnett and the Gwinnett Medical Center Foundation. We had a fun week and got to see a lot of great golf," said Ted Baker, Managing Broker of Luxury Lake Oconee Real Estate Group.

The 54-hole tournament featured 78 PGA TOUR Champions professionals vying for a $2 million prize purse, as well as the opportunity to boost their standing in the Charles Schwab Cup points list. The 2023 champion, Stephen Ames, joins past champions Steve Flesch (2022, 2018); Dicky Pride (2021); Scott McCarron (2019); Stephen Ames (2017); Woody Austin (2016); Olin Browne (2015); Miguel Ángel Jiménez (2014); and World Golf Hall of Famer Bernhard Langer (2013).

“The Mitsubishi Electric Classic brings golf legends and exceptional play to Duluth, but it’s always been more than a golf tournament to us,” says Mike Corbo, president and CEO of Mitsubishi Electric US, Inc. “Contributing to vibrant and sustainable communities is a big part of our company’s vision. We are proud to be able to do that through the charitable giving of the tournament, in a community we are so invested in.”

In 2022, the tournament raised and donated $558,270 to Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, Special Needs Schools of Gwinnett and a number of other local charities. To date, the tournament has generated more than $3.6 million in charitable giving.

Riezl Baker

Riezl Baker

Realtor® | Founding Principal

About The Author

Riezl Baker is an award-winning real estate agent with 22 years of real estate experience at Lake Oconee, Georgia. A resident since 1997, she is well-known for her business accomplishments and extensive community involvement. In 2020, she and her husband Ted co-founded Luxury Lake Oconee Real Estate Group to combine their over 40 years of experience in the Lake Oconee market and with a mission to provide the highest level of service to clients.
In 2022, Riezl closed over $131 million in sales and was recognized as “Top Luxury Real Estate Leader'' by The Atlantan magazine and “Real Estate Newsmaker & Achiever'' by RIS Media. She was recognized as a 2021 Top Producer after closing over 70 transactions totaling $115 million and was awarded the Crystal Phoenix Award by the Lake Country Board of REALTORS®. 
She is passionate about her community and has been involved on a leadership level for many different organizations. She is the Past Chairman of the St. Mary's Good Samaritan Hospital Board and was part of the original founding Board that steered the opening of the hospital in 2013. She co-chaired the successful 2023 Heart & Soul Gala at The Ritz-Carlton, Reynolds Lake Oconee which raised over $450,000 for the local hospital. In 2010, she and her husband co-founded the Lake Oconee Food & Wine Festival to benefit local education, which has evolved into a three-day destination event at The Ritz-Carlton. An advocate for the arts, Riezl is a Board Director for the Oconee Performing Arts Society (OPAS). She was the President of the Lake Country Board of Realtors® in 2016. The Atlantan magazine awarded her "Expert in Second and Vacation Homes" for 2020 and 2021. She was recognized as a "2021 Top Luxury Real Estate Industry Leader" and was also nominated as "Best Bilingual" and "Best Community Impact" in Georgia.
Riezl holds a Bachelor's degree in Hotel and Restaurant Administration and joined the Hyatt Hotels as a Corporate Management Trainee. She worked for the company for seven years in Operations Management and Hospitality Sales in Houston and Atlanta. She served as a Board Director for Meeting Professionals International (MPI), the largest meeting and event industry association, and was the Editor-in-Chief of Breakout, Georgia MPI's monthly publication that is distributed to thousands of members.
As the Director of Athens (Ga.) Convention and Visitors Bureau, Riezl developed strategic plans to attract conventions to the city. In 2000, she obtained her real estate license and worked for Reynolds Lake Oconee Properties where she was a top producer for 20 years. 
Riezl is a public speaker and has spoken at several national real estate conferences and webinars. She was an invited speaker at a National Empowerment Conference in Las Vegas in 2022 where she spoke about “Successful Entrepreneurship in America.” She was also featured in a 2022 episode of Fox Business Network’s prime-time real estate show Mansion Global. 
She and her husband have been married for 26 years and have two children, Stuart, who is a junior at Yale University, and Remi, who attends Interlochen Performing Arts Academy.

Community Footprints

  • Co-Founder, LEAD Lake Oconee
  • Board Member, Oconee Performing Arts Society.
  • Board Member, St. Mary’s Good Samaritan Hospital Foundation Board.
  • Past Chairman, St. Mary Good Samaritan Hospital Foundation Board, 2017-2019.
  • Past President, Lake Country Board of REALTORS®, 2016.
  • Co-Founder, Lake Oconee Food and Wine Festival.
  • Three-Year Chair, Heart and Soul Gala Benefit, Ritz Carlton Lake Oconee.
  • Co-Chair, Heart and Soul Benefit Gala, 2022

Work With Riezl

A consistent top producer in the Lake Oconee area, Riezl has been recognized with numerous awards for her business accomplishments and community involvement. Contact Riezl today if you are thinking of selling or buying, or both.

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