International Women’s Golf Day

International Women’s Golf Day 2023 was a resounding success at the Royal Turks and Caicos Golf Club on June 1. With a total of 60 enthusiastic participants, the event was filled with exciting activities that showcased the spirit of camaraderie and skill-building.

Organized by our lovely Pro Ashley Gravett, the afternoon started off with engaging events such as the team putting challenge, hit the wine bottle, and a 9 x 3 hole scramble. These activities provided a fun and competitive atmosphere for all the participants, allowing them to showcase their golfing abilities while enjoying themselves.

🏆 Congratulations to our Overall Winning Team: Carol Brown, Ririn Suantari Bell and Andrea Todd with an impressive 23.
😊 Most Honest Team was Louise James, Noel Fulton, Jo Gray and Nieve O’Neil.
⭐️ CLOSEST TO THE PIN WINNERS:
⛳️Closest to the Pin #1 Tazmara Gowens
⛳️Closest to the Pin #2 Andrea Todd
⛳️Closest to the Pin #3 Leslie Foss
⛳️Closest to the Pin #4 Carol Brown
⛳️Closest to the Pin #5 Jess Carey`
⛳️Closest to the Pin #6 Chris Pretorius
⛳️Closest to the Pin #7 Emer O’Sullivan
⛳️Closest to the Pin #8 Emer O’Sullivan
⛳️Closest to the Pin #9 Emer O’Sullivan
🍷Closest to Wine Bottle TIE with Samantha Slattery and Anna Parrish
⭐️ Putting Best Score: Carol Brown
⭐️ Runner Up Putting Best Score: Steph Fitzgerald

At 7:15, the event took a delightful turn as Venessa from The Wine Cellar joined us to craft specialty cocktails. As the ladies mingled and socialized, they took advantage of the fantastic opportunity to make new friends.  The combination of golfing and socializing created a truly memorable experience for all involved.

One of the key aims of Women’s Golf Day is to encourage women to explore the various options available to them in their local communities, including local facilities, lessons, leagues, and other ways to get involved in golf.

International Women’s Golf Day 2023 at the Royal Turks and Caicos Golf Club was a true celebration of women’s golf. It brought together a diverse group of participants, who not only had fun but also had the chance to expand their knowledge, form connections, and embrace the world of golf. It is events like these that empower women to take charge of their golfing journey and explore the countless possibilities within the sport.

National Cancer Golf Scramble

The National Cancer Scramble, held on Sunday, May 7, proved to be a tremendous success as 92 golfers gathered on the pristine greens of Royal Turks and Caicos Golf Club to raise funds for the Turks and Caicos Cancer Society. The event brought together golf enthusiasts from across the region, combining a passion for the sport with a commitment to fighting cancer. With 23 teams participating and generous sponsorship, over $20,000 was raised, showcasing the power of community support in making a difference.

The tournament featured an impressive display of skill and determination, with each golfer contributing to the cause. The team comprising Graham Canham, Murad Mohamad, Syed Hassan, and Vaughan Paisley emerged as the champions, posting a remarkable net score of 54.88. Their achievement symbolizes both the spirit of competition and the shared goal of supporting those affected by cancer.

Additionally, the National Cancer Scramble was not only a fundraising success but also a fun-filled tournament that kept participants engaged and entertained throughout the day. The event organizers incorporated unique and exciting rules on various holes, adding an element of unpredictability to the competition.  For example the 3rd where participants were limited to using only a single golf club throughout the entire play. It sparked laughter, camaraderie, and friendly banter among the teams as they strategized and made the best of their limited options.

In addition to the competitive aspect, the event highlighted outstanding individual performances. Kurt Rivers stood out with an extraordinary drive, winning the title of the longest drive among the male participants. Michelle Patterson, hit the longest drive among the female participant, and Owen Barkworth displayed exceptional talent, clinching the title of the longest drive among the junior participants.

Beyond the on-course achievements, the success of the National Cancer Scramble can be attributed to the overwhelming support of sponsors who generously contributed to the event. Their support demonstrates a shared commitment to combatting cancer and providing vital resources for the Turks and Caicos Cancer Society.

The funds raised through this event will be instrumental in supporting the Turks and Caicos Cancer Society’s ongoing efforts to improve cancer awareness, provide vital services to those affected by the disease, and contribute to advancements in cancer research. The impact of this generous contribution will be felt throughout the community, ensuring that individuals battling cancer receive the care and support they need.

RESULTS

RESULTS

TEAM

SCORE

1st

Graham Canham, Murad Mohamad, Syed Hassan, Vaughan Paisley

54.88

2nd Net

Keith Burant, Hendriks Joseph, Gareth Butler, Ed Butler

55.88

3rd Net

Andrew Burke, Richard Parker, Robin Tidrick, Richard Williams

56.25

4th Net

Mervin Cod, John Donatien, Aiden Paisley, Cole Johnson

56.38

Closest to pin #4

Quinn Hawkins / Emer O'sullivan

Closest to pin #8

Ken Patterson / no ladies

Closest to pin #17

Robin Tidrick / Collette Coty

TCI GOLF WINS CARIBBEAN CLASSIC

Turks and Caicos Golf Association Wins Caribbean Classic Tournament.

The Turks and Caicos Islands has won the 27th annual Caribbean Classic Golf Tournament, following three days of competition in Casa de Campo, Dominican Republic on the 29th of April 2023.

The Caribbean Classic is one of the highlights of Competitive Golf, organized by the Caribbean Golf Association. It allows participation of amateurs from 12 countries, including the Turks and Caicos, Puerto Rico, Guadalupe, the Bahamas, Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago, Dominican Republic, Barbados, the Cayman Islands, Martinique, St Lucia, and USVI.

“Having led a team of seventy two (72) golfers to Casa de Campo, our homeland, the Turks and Caicos Islands was well represented,” said Turks and Caicos Islands Golf Association Vice President Mark Fulford. “We are proud to carry the flag of Turks and Caicos and win this tournament as we have been competing for years and happy to become this year’s Champion. Special thanks to the golfers who gave of their time, talent and money to be apart of the team this year. We hope we can take a larger team next year. ”

TCI Director of Sports Jarrett Forbes accompanied the TCI Golf Association and National Team to the Caribbean Golf Classic and was overjoyed that the TCI Golf team made a spectacular showing in presence and performance. Forbes said, “golf is a great sport with endless opportunities, and I recommend that young Turks Islanders take up the sport. I would like to commend the players who represented the TCI in their astonishing achievements!”

Head Golf Professional of Royal Turks and Caicos Golf Club Mr Sean Wilson stated: “that it was a great win for team Turks and Caicos as they represented the country proudly and brought back the trophies in all three divisions on behalf of the TCIGA! It is a very proud moment in our history of golf in the country.”

Organized by the Caribbean Golf Association and hosted by one of the members of the twelve countries of the CGA, the Caribbean Classic is an individual and team event, competed for, by teams of unlimited number of players from each participating member country, playing eighteen holes each day.

Team Turks and Caicos amassed the most points overall and won the George Noon Cup for the first time in 27 years! Team Turks and Caicos men’s team won the Robert Grell Trophy, and the team Turks and Caicos ladies won the Jodi Munn Barrow Trophy.

Individual winners include Audrey Hardie in 2nd place LF 7 division, Carol Brown in 1st place LF 6 division, Lucy Bullard in 2nd place LF 5 division, Kerry Wessinger in 1st place LF 4 division, Christina Pretorius in 2nd place LF 3 division, Andrea Todd in 2nd place LF 1 division.

Men winners include Justin Simons 3rd place in MP division, Jonathan Kattan 1st place in M6 Flight, Jarrett Forbes in 2nd place M5 flight, Terry Kuula in 3rd place M4 flight and Carl DeFazio in 2nd place M3 flight.

2023 Bob Graham Classic

26th Annual Bob Graham Golf Classic

The Turks & Caicos Islands Golf Association hosted the annual Bob Graham Classic this past Sunday, April 16th, an event that began in 1997 after our fledgling golf association sent a team to the Caribbean Amateur Golf Championship which was held in Jamaica that year.  Bob Graham played in the senior division of the Caribbean Amateur Golf Championship several years in a row and assisted our fundraising with the Bob Graham Classic, a fun social golf event.  In memory of Bob, the TCI Golf Association is happy to continue this event.

This year’s event was hugely successful thanks to our generous sponsors and all those who participated by playing or bidding on the silent auction prizes as we look to enhance our promotion of golf by forming a structured junior development program. More on that program in the coming months.

Enjoy the slideshow video featuring our sponsors and all of the prize winners!

First Net Winners: Bill Koutsouras, Christina Pretorius, Denise Douglas and Kirk Stewart.
Second Net Winners: Aiden Paisley, Cole Johnson, John Donatien and Mervin Cox.
Third Net Winners: Bradley Reeve, Graham Canham, Syed Hassan and Vaughan Paisley.
Fourth Net TIED win in Retro: Ken Patterson, John Landers, Michelle Patterson and Rob Eydenberg.

WOMEN’S GOLF DAY 1ST JUNE 2023

Ladies, are you ready to show off your golf skills and have a blast on the green with other women who share your passion for the game? Then mark your calendars for our upcoming Women’s Golf Day.

This event is the perfect opportunity to get out on the course, meet new friends, and network with fellow female golfers. Whether you’re a seasoned pro or just starting out, you’ll have a great time playing a round of golf with other women who love the game as much as you do.

Plus, with a variety of skill levels represented, you’ll have the chance to learn from others and improve your game. And let’s not forget about the networking opportunities – you never know who you might meet and where it could lead!

So don’t miss out on this fantastic opportunity to have fun, make new friends, and take your golf skills to the next level. Register now to secure your spot at our ladies golf event, happening at The Royal Turks and Caicos Golf Club on the 1st June.  We can’t wait to see you there!  Call or email us today.

2023 Wine Cellar Cup

The Wine Cellar Cup committee is proud to announce that this year’s proceeds from the annual event were presented to 2 youth-oriented charitable organizations, the Edward Gartland Youth Centre and United Way Turks & Caicos. The Edward Gartland Youth Centre is a non-profit organization providing a centre for the youth of Providenciales with activities ranging from tutoring, to sports and recreation, arts and crafts and so much more. The United Way TCI is a non-profit organization that has a wide range of outreach programs including youth development, after-school reading programs and crime prevention. The Charities received cheques totalling $80,000 as each graciously accepted $40,000 which brings the 12-year total donated by the WCGFT and its Sponsors to $460,000. What an amazing record and we look forward to giving even more next year.

The committee thanks our sponsors and organizers who were key in our efforts to give back to the youth of the TCI Community. Congratulations to the golf champion team of Ted Bayley, Mike Adamo, Kurt Rivers and Jorge Rodriguez, with second place captured by Carola Stipa’s team of Jerina Chui, Paul Murray, and Fraser Dods. Third place consisted of Chris Pretorius, Kirk Stewart, Tim Mack, and Andrea Todd, while fourth place was Collette Coty’s team of Don Collins, Brooke Rivers and Jumphol Srinark. The best two-person scramble team was Collette Coty and Brooke Rivers. Ninety-six players participated on 24 teams resulting in the largest WCC field ever! Thank you all.

2023 RTCGC PRESIDENT’S CHAMPIONSHIP

Sixty-two golfers took part in the popular two-day weekend stableford event over the weekend of the 5th & 6th of February.

The men’s championship saw an exciting sudden death playoff as Toby Barkworth outlasted Mike Adamo by holeing a difficult 6-foot putt on the 10th hole. The Ladies Championship was also extremely close as only one point separated Carol Brown and Andrea Todd.

The overall results are as follows:-

Overall Men’s Champion Toby Barkworth 74 points
Overall Ladies Champion Carol Brown 69 points

Ladies 1ST flight Champion Andrea Todd 68 points
Ladies 2nd flight Champion Collette Coty 65 points

Men’s 1st flight Champion Mike Adamo 74 points
Men’s 2nd flight Champion Graham Canham 70 points
Men’s 3rd flight Champion Simon Dobbs 72 points

Most improved 2nd day (by 9 points) Jarrett Forbes

ROYAL TURKS AND CAICOS VOTED #1 COURSE IN THE CARIBBEAN

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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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