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

2020 Golf and Fishing Tournament

Main Sponsor

Wine Cellar

Location

Organized at Royal Turks and Caicos

Charity

The WCGFT has raised n incredible $281,000.00 to help various youth-oriented organizations.

We Start With Fishing

The 10th Annual Wine Cellar Golf & Fishing Tournament (WCGFT) took place on 5th March – 8th March, 2020 and was a rousing success! Thursday, 5th March the tournament kicked off with the Calcutta at Simone’s Bar & Grill where captains entered a friendly bidding war for rights for their respective vessels.

The next two mornings, 20 boats took off from Leeward Cut in a mad dash to get to their favorite fishing spots. The sky and sea were favorable and there was much fish brought in. The fish auction followed, and Restaurateurs and the general public had the opportunity to purchase fresh Tuna, Mahi Mahi and Wahoo at phenomenal prices.

At the presentation ceremony the excited winners of this year’s competition celebrated with their fellow anglers as trophies were hoisted, checks received and cheers of joy and camaraderie. There was excitement in the air as a brand new 2020 Jeep Wrangler Hybrid (Bayview Motors) was raffled off. The fun continued into the night with a live band, dancing and of course fish tales about the “one that got away”.

Results

Boat

Weight

Owner

1st Place

Vision & Balance

490 lbs

Chris Osborne

Second Place

Catchin' Caicos

304 lbs

Ray Forrester

3rd Place

Marauder

303 lbs

Bruce Barron

Heaviest Fish - day 1

Marauder

67.5 lbs (wahoo)

Bruce Barron

Heaviest Fish - day 2

Vision & Balance

82.5 lbs (wahoo)

Chris Osborne

Sunday Golf

Sunday afternoon’s Golf Tournament (Royal Turks & Caicos Golf Club) was the highlight of the event for all Golf Enthusiasts. An exciting round of 18-hole golf made even more interesting with winds gusting in excess of 25mph. After a day on the links, the We Funk Junkanoo Band led us across the street to Opus Wine Bar & Grill where we feasted on delicious delicacies including fish caught at the tournament the day before.

The presentation ceremony followed, where the top players were awarded prizes that ranged from trophies and golf bags to fine Champagne and Gift Certificates. We continued with another Raffle Draw where a one of a kind TAG Heuer Golf Watch (Jai’s) was the prize that was claimed.

Results

Winning Team

Score

1st Place

Kirk Stewart, Tim Mack, Andrea Todd, Chris Pretorius

135.46

2nd Place

Fraser Dods, Will Shoreman, Mike Eddy, Mary Eddy

136.56

3rd Place

Jack Sims, Bruce Barron, Jumphol Srinark, Dario Gardiner

139.40

Presentation

The WCGFT would like to make a special acknowledgement and thanks to Hon. Premiere Robinson and her cabinet, some of whom were able to attend the event. A special recognition to Hon. Delroy Williams who has always supported this tournament since its inception. A Special thanks to the DECR for their assistance and significant reduction in Tournament fees. Thanks to our host sponsors, namely Casablanca Casino, Cairsea Services Ltd., TCI Lotto, Carlisle Supply, Caicos Oil, ODMC, TCI Paint, NW Hamilton, The Palms, Turtle Cove Marina & Royal Turks & Caicos Golf Club. A special note of thanks to all our sponsors, who’s unwavering support and generosity make this event a success year after year.

The WCGFT is a not-for-profit charity event hosted every year with all proceeds donated to Charity. The last 9 Tournaments have raised an incredible $281,000.00 to help various youth-oriented organizations.

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.

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!

2016 Provo Ryder Cup

Turks & Caicos Sotheby’s International Realty Provo Ryder Cup, “North America Triumphs”

The Provo Golf Ryder Cup, sponsored by Turks & Caicos Sotheby’s International Realty, witnessed some quality match play golf on route to an impressive North American victory over The International Team by a large 7 point result (24.5 to 17.5). Team North America now controls the coveted cup after the two day event which had 48 golfers compete head to head in the popular match play format. The win narrowed the International Team’s impressive historic lead to 16 vs. 8 as it ended the multiple year jinx that North America seemed burdened by; in fact it was only the 2nd North American win over the last 11 years.

Fraser Dods and Todd Foss captained North America who started with a solid 7 to 5 first day lead in the Saturday best ball format. International Captains Grant Noble and Dale Hodgkins rallied their team for Sunday’s singles play as their side came out early with excellent results in the first 6 ladies matches before ultimately falling to the North American men by 12.5 to 5.5 in the last 18 matches of the Cup.

This year the Provo Ryder Cup enjoyed some of the best golf witnessed in the 24 year history of the matches. The weather finally co-operated after heavy rain earlier in the week and the course rebounded under the guidance of Superintendent Tim Mack to provide the players with great conditions for the weekend challenge. All four captains did a tremendous job creating a competitive but fun tournament atmosphere making “the spirit of the game” top priority. The Provo Ryder Cup is eagerly anticipated each year and again kicked off with a lively Wednesday pairings party where the Captains arranged the stage for all 36 matches. Other highlights included the fact that there were five first time Ryder Cup golfers two of which (Mike Kenney and Josh Germain) that dominated their opponents. Also notable was 13 year old Augustina Rebolledo and 11 year old Brooke Rivers who both won their singles match on Sunday.

Although a true team event it should be noted that the following 9 players captured a perfect 2 points by winning both their matches; Christine Dickenson, Tammy Glugosh, Carol Brown, Ty Nagthall, Josh Germain, Mike Kenney, Jim Gefucia, Terry Erskine, and Gregg Rivers. Terry Erskine in fact has won all four of his matches over the last two years!

Both The Ryder Cup players and Provo Golf Club would like to thank our sponsor Joe Zahm of Turks & Caicos Sotheby’s International Realty for making the weekend a huge success with their continued sponsorship. North America has finally recaptured the cup after the amazing International control which lasted 4 straight years. The jinx is broken!