65th Annual Caribbean Golf Championships

The Turks & Caicos Islands Golf Association in union with the Caribbean Golf Association are thrilled to announce that the 65th Annual Caribbean Amateur Golf Championship will be held in Providenciales, August 1st to 5th, 2022, at the Royal Turks & Caicos Golf Club.

Nine Caribbean-member countries have committed to sending their ten-best amateur players to vie for the coveted Hoerman Cup – Men’s Division and George Teale Trophy – Ladies’ Division, in a highly competitive three round medal play event. Competing this year will be teams from Bahamas, Barbados, Cayman Islands, Dominican Republic, Jamaica, Puerto Rico, Trinidad & Tobago, Turks & Caicos Islands and USVI.

The objective of the golf associations is to promote golf throughout their respective countries and, through the sport – to teach the principles of honesty, hard work and responsibility to young people taking up the game.  Through the years many junior golfers have risen through the junior ranks, some gaining college scholarships, and a select few – like Stephen Ames now residing in TCI – having very long and lucrative professional careers.

The past 2 years have seen a massive resurgence in the popularity of golf, and we are very proud that the TCIGA will host the major Caribbean event of the year. “We look forward to this event being a springboard for the fundraising and promotion of golf within the Turks & Caicos Islands for an enhanced junior development program,” states Fraser Dods, TCIGA President.

Our headline sponsor is the recently opened Ritz-Carlton. The Royal Turks & Caicos Golf Club has kindly cleared the golf schedule for this event to take place and we are indebted to the RTCGC for their support, without which this event would not happen. Dave Douglas, Director of Golf, states, “The Royal Turks & Caicos Golf Club would like to congratulate the Turks & Caicos Islands Golf Association, President Fraser Dods and his committee for their effort and vision required to host this 65th Championship. We are delighted to be their host venue for the third time over the last 23 years”.

The sponsorship list also includes: Grace Bay Car Rentals, Graceway IGA, Island Printing, The Wine Cellar, Beaches Turks & Caicos, Misick & Stanbrook, Seven Stars Resort & Spa, Stanbrook Prudhoe, Carlisle Supplies, Miller Simons O’Sullivan, Grant Thornton, BCQS, Grace Bay Resorts, Hartling Group, H20 Resort, Hugh G. O’Neill & Company, Lady Grace, Meridian Trust, Regency-Christies, The Agency, and Turks & Caicos Sotheby’s International Realty. Restaurant sponsors include: Pepper Town Café, SharkBite Bar & Grille, and Somewhere Café & Lounge.

Team Photos

Final Day Preparations

2022 Kids Summer Camp

2022 KIDS SUMMER CAMP:  Golf, tennis and swimming

Camp # 1 – July 11th to July 15th

Camp # 2 – July 25th to July 29th

Camp # 3 – August 29th to September 2nd

SPACES ARE LIMITED DOWNLOAD THE REGISTRATION FORM HERE

This 5-day (Monday through Friday) Camp Program has been designed for kids looking for either a few hours or full day experience.  Classes will include rapid fire feeding for skill reinforcement, playing drills to develop consistency, and match play to test their game.  This skill development program is sure to raise each child’s level of play.

A complimentary snack & drink will be included for each day. Kids in the camp can bring a lunch with them or purchase directly from #19 Bar & Restaurant and use of the clubhouse facilities at Royal Turks & Caicos Golf Club will be provided for all participants from 12:15 PM to 12:45 PM daily.

Canadian PGA Head Professional Sean Wilson, and ITF and USPTA certified coaches Rey García will lead the daily golf and tennis camp programs while Lifesaving Instructor and ASCA Swim Coach Morgan Luker of SURFside Ocean Academy will lead the swimming program. Transportation will pick up the kid’s at 12:45 PM and take them to the Surfside Ocean Academy facility for their swimming lessons daily.

We will divide the kids into groups based on age and ability.  Please see below the packages that are on offer:-

5 DAY PACKAGE

Golf, tennis and swimming - 6 hours daily from 8.30am to 2.30pm.

$475

Tennis only.  1.5 hours per day.  8.30am-10.15am or 10.30am-12.15pm

$200

Golf only.  1.5 hours per day.  8.30am-10.15am or 10.30am-12.15pm

$200

Swimming only.  1.5 hours per day.  1.00pm-2.30pm

$200

Tennis Session Plan

  • Session 1 – Monday: Forehand day (5 key positions)
  • Session 2 – Tuesday: backhand day (5 key positions)
  • Session 3 – Wednesday: volleys day (5 key positions)
  • Session 4 – Thursday: serve day (5 key positions)
  • Session 5 – Friday: match play

Golf Session Plan

  • Session 1 – Monday: Etiquette & Putting
  • Session 2 – Tuesday: Putting Review & Chipping
  • Session 3 – Wednesday: Chipping Review & Stance/Starting Position
  • Session 4 – Thursday: Stance Review & The Full Swing
  • Session 5 – Friday: Woods & Driving + Skills Contest

Swim Session Plan

  • Session 1 – Monday: Freestyle & Lifesaving
  • Session 2 – Tuesday: Backstroke & Lifesaving
  • Session 3 – Wednesday: Breaststroke & Lifesaving
  • Session 4 – Thursday: Butterfly & Lifesaving
  • Session 5 – Friday: IM, Swim Races & Games

✓  All participants are encouraged to bring a water bottle, cap, sunscreen, and their golf/tennis equipment if they have. Extra golf equipment/racquets are available in our fully stocked pro shop to use.

✓  Proper tennis sneakers are required. Swim campers should also bring bathing suit, goggles, towel, and swim cap (if they have).

✓  Registration and payments may be made at Provo Golf Club Proshop.

✓  Transportation from Provo Golf Club to SURFside Ocean Academy is provided and included in the price

2022 Caribbean Amateur Open

The 26th Annual Caribbean Golf Classic hosted by the Caribbean Golf Association at Casa de Campo Resort in La Romana, Dominican Republic had a total of 237 Golfers participating. The team from Turks & Caicos had 41 Golfers entered with 35 players in the Men’s Divisions and 6 players in the Ladies Divisions. A total contingent of 56 people from Turks & Caicos attended to enjoy the experience. We want to congratulate Ernest Gardiner who has played in the event for the 26th time having never missed participating in a Caribbean Classic since its inception.

 

The Format was Stableford Competition over 3 rounds (1 Round on each course – Teeth of the Dog which is rated # 32 best golf course in the world, Dye 4 Course and The Links Course). In the individual results Team TCI had 2 players win trophies with Jarrett Forbes finishing in 2nd place in the Men’s 6th Flight (tied for 1st but placed 2nd via tiebreaker) and Emer O’Sullivan in 2nd place in the Ladies 3rd Flight.

 

The Team Event saw the Turks & Caicos finish 3rd Place overall behind Team’s from Puerto Rico & the U.S.A. In the Men’s Event the TCI finished in 4th place and 5th place in the Ladies Event. Another great result as a country in an International Competition particularly when you consider our size.

 

The 27th Annual Caribbean Classic will take place in the spring of 2023 and details will be available shortly for this social competition. Hopefully Team TCI will keep the momentum intact with a larger showing and continued great results in 2023!

 

2022 Golf & Fishing Tournament

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

ANOTHER AWARD

Royal Turks and Caicos Golf Club received top honours from 2022 USAToday’s 10 Best, recognized as the 3rd best in the Caribbean.

“It’s a great honour to receive an award from the globally recognized Top10 for the 4th consecutive year. The award serves as testament to hard-work, passion and creativity and of our continuous pursuit of outstanding quality and service. It continues to provide encouragement to our team to constantly strive to provide “an exceptional Caribbean Golf Experience.” Dave Douglas, Director of Golf.

10Best is a unique award since no business pays to be listed and independent readers help pick the 10best in any category. Travel experts select the top 20 nominees in the contest, and it is up to readers to make the final decision by casting their vote.

This was the fourth nomination for Royal Turks and Caicos (previously known as Provo Golf Club). 2018 (5th position), 2019 (4th position), 2020 (4th position). Competition was tough with the best of the best competing for votes.

The top 10 winners are as follows:-
1. Punta Espada Golf Course
2. Teeth of the Dog at Casa de Campo
3. Royal Turks and Caicos Golf Club
4. Corales Golf Course, Puntacana Resort & Club
5. Old Quarry Golf Course
6. Cedar Valley Golf Course
7. Tierra del Sol Course
8. Sandals Emerald Bay Golf Course
9. Cinnamon Hill at Rose Hall
10. CuisinArt Golf Club Course

The Turks and Caicos are very fortunate to have the almost perfect all-year-round climate in which golfers can play. Located on Providenciales, the gateway to The Turks & Caicos Islands, the 18-hole championship golf course of Royal Turks & Caicos is in tremendous condition having recently been re-turfed throughout with Platinum Paspalum grass. World class facilities include flood-lit tennis courts, great shopping in the fully stocked pro shop, and #19 Restaurant and Bar.

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2021 Provo Ryder Cup

This years’ Provo Ryder cup was won by North America who pulled out all the stops to edge-out the International Team by the narrowest of margins of 18.5 to 17.5, gaining back the elusive cup.
Good fun for all. Thank you to all the Captains & Players. Next year’s event is only 364 sleeps away!

28th Annual Club Championship

A great weekend of golf, fun, and competition!

Thank you to Club Captain Ted Bayley who guided us and to ALL for playing in the 28th Annual Club Championship and congratulations to the flight winners and certainly to all who played well.

The course was in fantastic condition as we look forward to best ever conditions over the next 5 months as the new platinum paspalum turf enjoys the winter season best.

Great job to Tim Mack our Course Superintendent and his dedicated staff.

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