2022 11th Annual Wine Cellar Golf & Fishing Tournament
The 11th Annual Wine Cellar Golf & Fishing Tournament (WCGFT) took place March 10th through the 13th resulting in an enormous success!
Thursday kicked the tournament off with the Calcutta at Simone’s Bar & Grill where captains entered a friendly bidding war for rights of their respective vessels. Over the next two mornings fifteen boats set out from Leeward Cut in a mad dash to their favourite fishing spots. It was rough going both fishing days, but the excitement remained the same with the eventual fish auction offering the opportunity to purchase fresh Tuna, Mahi Mahi, and Wahoo at phenomenal prices. #19 Restaurant and Bar also got in on the act, purchasing a Wahoo for the restaurant.
The presentation ceremony followed, and the night featured the DJ playing all the favorites resulting in dancing, and tall fish tales about the “one that got away.”
Sunday afternoon’s Golf Tournament at Royal Turks & Caicos Golf Club was the highlight for all golf enthusiasts as an exciting round of 18-holes was framed with a perfect day of weather. The presentation ceremony followed with the top players awarded prizes ranging from trophies and golf bags to fine champagne or gift certificates. The traditional raffle draw took place with three amazing prizes up for grabs. A Breitling Endurance Pro watch (Jai’s), Dinner for 4 under the stars with complimentary wine (Bay Bistro), and Dinner for 4 Show/Buffet/Disco (Club Med).
Special recognition and thank you to Hon. Josephine Connelly who demonstrated her support at every event as well as a special thank you to the DECR for their assistance and significant reduction affecting tournament fees. Thanks to our host sponsors, namely Casablanca Casino, Cairsea Services Ltd., TCI Lotto, Carlisle Supply, Caicos Oil, ODMC, TCI Paint, NW Hamilton, Turtle Cove Marina & Royal Turks & Caicos Golf Club as well as to each additional sponsor whose unwavering generosity make the event successful each year. Prior to this year the WCGFT has donated $341,000 to various TCI youth-oriented charities with this year’s proceeds going to the Edward Gartland Youth Centre and Caribbean Tournament of Champions Basketball Tournament. Great job to all!
Golf Competition Winners
1st Net 132.80
Kirk Stewart, Tim Mack, Andrea Todd, Christina Pretorius
2nd Net 135.96
Keith Burant, Rico Rolle, Fraser Dods, Graham Canham
3rd Net 136.50
Dale Hodgkins, Gareth Butler, Pierre Magnier, Roberto Stipa
Low Pairs Champions: Kirk Stewart & Tim Mack 68 – Gross