ROYAL TURKS AND CAICOS VOTED #1 COURSE IN THE CARIBBEAN

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
2ND JANUARY 2023
TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS

THE ROYAL TURKS AND CAICOS GOLF CLUB VOTED NUMBER ONE IN THE CARIBBEAN BY USATODAY’S 10BEST

Royal Turks and Caicos Golf Club is delighted to announce it is #1 in the Caribbean as voted by USAToday’s 10Best Top Ten, ranking first among the Caribbean’s 70 courses.

“This successful result was a collective team effort in which we are both honored and overwhelmed,” comments Dave Douglas, Director of Golf;  “Our goal was to be voted #1 in The Caribbean and that dream has come true. The award was made possible through the teamwork of the entire staff which includes the grounds crew who keep Royal Turks and Caicos impeccably maintained, the friendly clubhouse staff who organize each golfer’s day, through to the golf operations team who keep our customers interests as their goal. Together we will celebrate the entire 2023 and would like to thank everyone for their support.”

Royal Turks and Caicos Golf Club has set an impressive history of multi award-winning milestones.  This latest achievement is the fourth year in a row it has collected a “top ten” award and since 1992 has been voted #1 Sports Activity by US News and has numerous Trip Advisor accolades.

This was the fourth nomination for Royal Turks and Caicos Golf Club (formally known as Provo Golf Club)  and competition was tough.  The eventual ranking is as follows:-

  1. Royal Turks and Caicos Golf Club
  2. Teeth of the Dog at Casa de Campo
  3. Aurora Anguilla Resort & Golf Club
  4. Punta Espada Golf Course
  5. Corales Golf Course, Puntacana Resort & Club
  6. Cinnamon Hill at Rose Hall
  7. Old Quarry Golf Course
  8. Tierra del Sol Course
  9. Sandals Emerald Bay Golf Course
  10. Baha Mar Royal Blue Golf Course

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 twenty nominees in the contest, and it is up to readers to make the final decision by casting their vote.  Royal Turks and Caicos Golf Club promoted voting via Facebook, Instagram and through their following of Turks and Caicos’ residents and Islanders.

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ABOUT USA TODAY 10Best Readers’ Choice Awards

The 10Best Readers’ Choice Award contest launched on Monday 21st November when twenty nominees were revealed.  After 4 weeks of voting, the contest closed on Monday 19th December.  Rules allow the public the right to vote online for one nominee per category, per day. All voting is digital and the 10Best Readers’ Choice Award contest is accessible on the 10Best.com website.

Nominees are chosen by a panel of relevant experts which include a combination of editors from USA TODAY; editors from 10Best.com; relevant expert contributors; and sources for both these media and other Gannett properties. The nomination panel for each award category is displayed on its associated contest page.

10Best.com provides users with original, unbiased, and experiential travel content of top attractions, things to see and do, and restaurants for top destinations in the U.S. and around the world.

10Best was launched 20 years ago in 1999, and rebranded USA Today in 2013.

2022 29TH CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP

RTCGC hosted its 29th Club Championship the last weekend of October experiencing good weather, beautiful course conditions, and great golf. The annual 36-hole stroke play event featured a strong field that competed in four men’s flights and one ladies’ division.

Fifteen-year-old Kurt Rivers shot rounds of 73, 73 for a two-day total of 146 to win the Men’s Club Championship by a narrow two shots over many times past champion Jumphol Srinark. Despite the 52-year difference in their ages they were tied through the first 30 holes of play. Kurt then pulled one shot ahead on the 13th hole and maintained that lead in an exciting duel until his birdie finish on 18 clinched his third straight Men’s Club Championship.

The Ladies Club Championship saw Brooke Rivers set the new course record for women on Saturday with a 67 only to follow it up on Sunday with the new, “NEW” course record 66. Brooke holed out from 90 yards on the 36th hole to win her sixth consecutive club championship in the finest of fashion. Andrea Todd had an excellent championship winning the low gross in the Ladies flight with scores of 78 and 79 while Carol Brown won the low net in the Ladies division.

Jumphol Srinark claimed the Senior Club Championship (golfers 55+) for the eighth time in the last nine years by bettering Rick Sanmiya who shot impressive rounds of 80 and 83. Simon Dobbs, Jamie McAnally, Rick Sanmiya, and Jumphol Srinark all played excellent golf capturing their respective men’s flights and all with convincing scores compared to their flight competitors. Syed Hassan won the best come back on day two by bettering his first day score by nine shots. Captain Ted Bayley organized, competed, and was on hand for the trophy presentations in what was an excellent event all around.

Thank you to the very supportive members led by our Club Captain Ted Bayley, and to The HAB Group for sponsoring the Club Championship. It was a great year!

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2022 BRITISH WEST INDIES COLLEGIATE SCRAMBLE

The BWIC Scramble on September 11th was a resounding success as the event raised over $22,000 for their Scholarship/Bursary Fund! Through the overwhelmingly positive response from many island businesses the monies raised moves them one step closer to their goal: “All deserving children, regardless of their financial constraints, will have the opportunity to experience Student Life at the British West Indies Collegiate.”

 

Hon. Jamell Robinson, a past Collegiate Graduate, was on hand to speak and conduct the prizegiving. The winning team of Adrian Corr, Justin Simons, Mark Harvey, and Steve Ross finished a shot better than the team of Andrew Burke, Richard Parker, Richard Williams, and Robin Tidrick while third place was claimed by Carl Simmons, Perry Delancy, Anthony Walkin, and Ollie Stubbs just a fraction back. Although the scramble is considered competitive the emphasis on fun and fundraising is always foremost. Everyone had a great time! Tournament organizer Collette Coty was delighted with the event, the full field of 80 golfers, and the amazing positive business community support. Thank you to all involved. Collette looks forward to next year’s event with one of her favourite quotes: “Education is the key to unlock the golden door to freedom.” (George Washington Carver)

Caribbean Amateur Open Round Up

Press Release:  August 8, 2022
Location: Providenciales, Turks & Caicos Islands
The 65th Annual Caribbean Amateur Golf Championship held in Providenciales, August 1st to 5th, 2022, at the Royal Turks & Caicos Golf Club with luxury accommodation generously provided by The Ritz-Carlton Resort, organized by Roberto Stipa of Desarrollos Hotelco Group is now complete. With an enormous amount of support from the amazing TCI community the five-day championship event was hugely successful. During the Opening Ceremony held at the golf clubhouse on August 2nd the eight visiting Caribbean nations, including Bahamas, Barbados, Cayman Islands, Dominican Republic, Jamaica, Puerto Rico, Trinidad & Tobago, and USVI were warmly welcomed by His Excellency Governor Nigel Dakin, by Mr Alvin Parker, Director of the TCI Sports Commission and Fraser Dods, President of the TCI Golf Association. With the practice round also completed that day, the golf tournament was declared open and the highly competitive three round medal play championship event was ready to begin.

The course conditions were superb, thank you to the course superintendent, Tim Mack, and his greenkeeping crew who worked diligently during each day and the weeks prior to ready the course for this elite event. The Caribbean Golf Association President, Sydney Wolf from Puerto Rico and the CGA executive team were responsible for the course marking set-up, tournament reporting and officiating. The pin placements provided ample challenges for most competitors and the narrow fairways combined with the prevailing trade winds offered course management encounters for the long ball strikers with the talented players with good course management coming out on top. This annual championship is primarily a team event with the men vying for the coveted Hoerman Cup and the women competing for the George Teale Trophy. With the World Amateur Golf Ranking recognizing this as a major amateur championship, awards are also presented to the top players.
The Proshop Staff, led by Sean Wilson and Dave Douglas, worked hard organizing the golfers and team coaches each day delivering impeccable golf services throughout the week as the team players arrived dressed in daily tournament uniforms and the proud coaches displayed flags on their service golf carts in support of their teams. The Food and Beverage Staff at #19 Bar & Restaurant, led by Paul Slattery and Ronnie Rigby, offered outstanding services throughout the week starting with a delicious Caribbean Buffet for the Opening Ceremony and menu options during the week.

With several months of preparations to organize and manage this event, the TCI Golf Association Tournament Committee along with the dedicated Volunteers were very pleased to watch the Awards Ceremony on August 5th where Puerto Rico successfully defended the Hoerman Cup, and the lovely Jamaican woman’s team captured the George Teale Trophy this year. The individual awards went to Kelvin Hernandez of Puerto Rico who shot stellar rounds of 72, 68, 70 and Holly McLean of Cayman Islands with scores of 75, 72, 73. Team TCI finished the week in 7th place out of the nine competing nations in the Hoerman Cup and 5th place in the George Teale Trophy. In the individual divisions our top player, 15-year-old, Kurt Rivers finished in 14th place and 67-year-old JP Srinark finished in 32nd place out of 50 players. Top TCI woman player, Andrea Todd completed the event in 9th place out of 20 in the woman’s individual division.

Congratulations to all involved, in particular our very generous Sponsors and the R&A, without this combined effort hosting this golf championship would not have been possible. The event culminated with a Sunset Sail send off for the visiting Caribbean nations, sailing across Grace Bay with a chance encounter with our very own JoJo! A beautiful finish to an incredibly successful week by all accounts.

Tournament Committee Members,
65th Annual Caribbean Amateur Golf Championship,
TCI Golf Association

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

ROYAL TURKS AND CAICOS VOTED #1

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
2ND JANUARY 2023
TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS

THE ROYAL TURKS AND CAICOS GOLF CLUB VOTED NUMBER ONE IN THE CARIBBEAN BY USATODAY’S 10BEST

Royal Turks and Caicos Golf Club is delighted to announce it is #1 in the Caribbean as voted by USAToday’s 10Best Top Ten, ranking first among the Caribbean’s 70 courses.

“This successful result was a collective team effort in which we are both honored and overwhelmed,” comments Dave Douglas, Director of Golf;  “Our goal was to be voted #1 in The Caribbean and that dream has come true. The award was made possible through the teamwork of the entire staff which includes the grounds crew who keep Royal Turks and Caicos impeccably maintained, the friendly clubhouse staff who organize each golfer’s day, through to the golf operations team who keep our customers interests as their goal. Together we will celebrate the entire 2023 and would like to thank everyone for their support.”

Royal Turks and Caicos Golf Club has set an impressive history of multi award-winning milestones.  This latest achievement is the fourth year in a row it has collected a “top ten” award and since 1992 has been voted #1 Sports Activity by US News and has numerous Trip Advisor accolades.

This was the fourth nomination for Royal Turks and Caicos Golf Club (formally known as Provo Golf Club)  and competition was tough.  The eventual ranking is as follows:-

Royal Turks and Caicos Golf Club
Teeth of the Dog at Casa de Campo
Aurora Anguilla Resort & Golf Club
Punta Espada Golf Course
Corales Golf Course, Puntacana Resort & Club
Cinnamon Hill at Rose Hall
Old Quarry Golf Course
Tierra del Sol Course
Sandals Emerald Bay Golf Course
Baha Mar Royal Blue Golf Course

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 twenty nominees in the contest, and it is up to readers to make the final decision by casting their vote.  Royal Turks and Caicos Golf Club promoted voting via Facebook, Instagram and through their following of Turks and Caicos’ residents and Islanders.

END OF PRESS RELEASE

ABOUT USA TODAY 10Best Readers’ Choice Awards

The 10Best Readers’ Choice Award contest launched on Monday 21st November when twenty nominees were revealed.  After 4 weeks of voting, the contest closed on Monday 19th December.  Rules allow the public the right to vote online for one nominee per category, per day. All voting is digital and the 10Best Readers’ Choice Award contest is accessible on the 10Best.com website.

Nominees are chosen by a panel of relevant experts which include a combination of editors from USA TODAY; editors from 10Best.com; relevant expert contributors; and sources for both these media and other Gannett properties. The nomination panel for each award category is displayed on its associated contest page.

10Best.com provides users with original, unbiased, and experiential travel content of top attractions, things to see and do, and restaurants for top destinations in the U.S. and around the world.

10Best was launched 20 years ago in 1999, and rebranded USA Today in 2013.

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