2019 TCIFA Scramble

Scotiabank Partners with TCIFA To Host Its 12th Annual Golf Scramble

Sponsor

Scotia Bank

Location

Provo Golf Club

Victors

Todd, Rivers, Mason, Hodgkins

The mission of the Turks and Caicos Islands Football Association has always been to help the local community through its youth development football programs which are based on Providenciales, Grand Turk, South Caicos and North/Middle Caicos. With over 600 registered children there is a need for funds to fuel these programs. The 12th Annual Golf Scramble and Silent Auction took place on November 3rd and saw a new headline sponsor in the form of Scotiabank. Not only did they play the critical role as headline sponsor, but Scotiabank fielded a team led by Andy Dickson, Commercial Banking Manager, Scotiabank Turks and Caicos.

“At Scotiabank we believe in football!” said Curtis Knight, Country Head, Scotiabank Turks & Caicos. “Football has the unique ability to connect people all over the world. We also believe in the power of football as a vehicle for social change. We are committed to helping the communities that we serve to become better off. For this reason, Scotiabank is proud to support the Turks & Caicos Islands Football Association which engages youth across our islands giving them the opportunity to learn both football and the important life skills that team sports impart.”

The champion team of the day was comprised of Andrea Todd, Brooke Rivers, Blair Mason, and Dale Hodgkins who won in a tiebreaker with the net score of 54. Second place also at 54 was the team of Carol Brown, Chris Haggie, Mark Bowden and Simon Dobbs while third place was captured by Ernest Gardiner, Gervin Simmons, Marc Rawlins and Mike Flynn only a fraction back.
The TCIFA was grateful to receive many hole and silent auction donations. Thank you to F Chambers, Casablanca Casino, Como Parrot Cay, Amanyara, Turks and Caicos Collection, Ports Of Call Resort, Grace Bay Club, MillerSimonsO’Sullivan, Panoply Sports Fishing, Gordon’s Supply, Taste of Paradise, Custom Candii’s, Elite Brokerage, Rent-A-Ski, InterCaribbean Airways, Parkway Pest Solutions, Everyday Romance, Konk Apparel, Sip & Paint, Mythology, The Wellington Michael Collection, Business Solutions, Kandles By Katy, The Wine Cellar, Bay Bistro, Banyan Inn, Beaches Turks and Caicos, Airport Express, and Provo Golf Club.

TCIFA General Secretary, Oliver Smith indicated that “with the growth of our Youth Programs and the increase in international competitions for our Youth Teams, there is a consistent need for funding to allow our young players to compete and express themselves on the field. This event is critical for our growth and we once again thank Provo Golf Club, Scotiabank, and all our sponsors for sharing our dream by willingly assisting us in this initiative.”

27th Annual Ryder Cup

27th Annual Ryder Cup

Sponsor

Sotheby's International

Location

Provo Golf Club

Victors

The International Team

The Provo Golf Ryder Cup, sponsored by Turks & Caicos Sotheby’s International Realty, witnessed another International Team victory by the large margin of 22.5 to 13.5. Team International retained control of the coveted cup during the two-day event which saw 48 golfers compete in the member favorite match play format. The conclusive win extended the International Team’s dominance to 19 to 8 over the impressive 27-year history as they now have a three-year win streak. Captain Graham Malyan and his Assistant Christina Pretorius led the Internationals who found themselves ahead 7.5 to 4.5 after the Saturday best ball format. The North American Captains, Rick Sanmiya and Josh Germain, were confident of a Sunday comeback however the International Team had different ideas winning Sunday’s singles matches handily (15 to 9) resulting in the nine-point victory.

The Provo Ryder Cup enjoyed wonderful golf course conditions, while the captains did a terrific job creating a competitive but fun atmosphere.

Each year the Provo Ryder Cup is eagerly anticipated, and the event kicked off with a lively Wednesday pairings party where the Captains set the stage for all 36 matches. Captain Pretorius helped Captain Malyan in a combined effort while Captain Sanmiya and recently crowned Club Champion Josh Germain matched strategy with the International team. Although a true team event it should be noted that the following twelve players captured a perfect 2 points by winning both their matches; Mary Eddy, Carol Brown, Brooke Rivers, Jim Gefucia, Ted Bayley, Grant Noble, Gregg Rivers, Gervin Simmons, Craig James, Martin Dawtry, Roberto Stipa, and Jo Pretorius.

Provo Golf Club, the Team Captain’s, and players would like to thank headline sponsor Joe Zahm of Turks & Caicos Sotheby’s International Realty for making the weekend a huge success. Sotheby’s has been intricately involved for the last seven years. Team North America will need to regroup as the International Team seems “INVINCIBLE” clearly ruling the Turks & Caicos golf scene! Perhaps Joe’s son Dylan Zahm will be ready to play for the North American team next year now that he has taken up this great game.

2019 Kids Summer Golf and Tennis Camp

2019 Kids Summer Camps

This summer Provo Golf Club under the direction of Associate Golf Professional Sean Wilson and ITF/USPTA certified coach Rey Garcia conducted three weeks of Junior Golf & Tennis Camps for local kid’s to participate and learn the great games. Beginning in July the camps had 55 youths participate over the 3 weeks. The program went from Monday to Friday beginning at 9:30 AM each day and finished at 2:30 PM. The students ranging in age from 4 to 13 were introduced to both sports in a fun environment and learned about all aspects of each game. Sean & Rey are working on putting the final touches on the afterschool programs they will be offering beginning in September. If you have any questions or would like to get more information on the afternoon program offerings, please contact Sean Wilson in the Pro Shop at 649-946-5991 or Rey Garcia at 649-441-7527.

19th Annual Jadot Cup

19th Annual Jadot Cup Raises $16,000 For Turks & Caicos Aids Awareness Foundation (TCAAF)

On Sunday, June 2nd, ironically nineteen teams took part in the TCAAF’s 19th Annual Jadot Cup as this year it enjoyed another rowdy crowd creating fun for all in attendance many of whom stayed late into the evening at Fairways Bar & Grill in an effort to change their scores while discussing golf swing theory. Eventually clear-headedness won out as Jadot Cup Chairman and TCAAF Director Terry Drummey announced that “The 19th Annual Jadot Cup was a great tournament resulting in a “funtastic” event which featured an amazing Friday dinner at OPUS Restaurant. We would like to thank everyone for their continued support!” Congratulations to the winning team members; Tony Garland, Mike Flynn, Gervin Simons, and Tom Adams. Terry then added, “An additional special thank you to all the companies that donated and to The Wine Cellar, Opus, Provo Golf Club with all their staff members who again made the weekend a huge success.”

Each year the Jadot weekend helps to raise awareness of the TCAAF and assists with funds towards its flagship project – the Edward Gartland Youth Centre in downtown, Providenciales. The Centre is open to young people age 10-18 and has registered an impressive 2000 plus youth. Funds raised by TCAAF assists the Youth Centre with their various extracurricular programs for the many who frequent the centre. Making a difference in the lives of the youth in the Turks & Caicos Islands through the various programs, including volleyball, basketball, tennis, arts & crafts, computers, and dance to name a few, is very rewarding. We would like to express our heartfelt gratitude to our silent auction and hole sponsors at the 2019 Jadot Cup. This combined effort made it a huge success.

“About the TCAAF”
The TCAAF is an independent, non-profit organization formed in 2003 to combat the spread of HIV/AIDS in the Turks and Caicos Islands and its rippling, negative effects on the community through increased education and awareness. The primary focus of the TCAAF is to affect positive lifestyle and behavioral changes, especially among the youth as they are most at risk for HIV/AIDS. The TCAAF dedicates its time to fundraising efforts as well as implementing informative and fun programs that engage young people and help dispel myths about HIV/AIDS.

Over 2 Million Raised For Charity

We have an amazing supportive business community

Over 2 Million Raised For Charity

Since 1996 the Turks & Caicos golf community, many generous business sponsors, Provo Golf Club, and The Wine Cellar have joined forces to raise over Two Million Dollars for local community charities. Congratulations to all involved!

An amazing achievement for such a small destination! Provo Golf Club would like to thank each of the many generous sponsors, businesses, and golf participants. In particular we should recognize the amazing effort of The Wine Cellar (Discount Liquors) for being there every step of the way. Under the direction of Gilley Williams, The Wine Cellar and their staff have gone to great lengths by supporting their own successful charity golf tournaments while also lending a helpful hand to many of the other charity tournaments over the last 25 years.

Going forward collectively we set our new goal of surpassing Three Million Dollars mark in record fashion with a target year of 2027. Provo Golf Club would also like to thank and recognize the HAB Group for their permission, backing, and support allowing the Provo Golf Club to be such a catalyst in this communities causes. Thank you all!

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