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.

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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.

2022 Provo Ryder Cup

Congratulations to The International Team for their impressive 24-to-18-point victory in the 30th Annual Provo Ryder Cup sponsored by Turks & Caicos Sotheby’s International Realty.  The event took part over the weekend of the 21st November.

Fifty- Six members took part over the two-day spirited event with great weather, course conditions, and competition. 13 of the 42 matches went to the 18th hole and a further 9 matches finished on the 17th green outlining how close the 2022 Cup actually was.

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!

A Top Caribbean Golfing Destination

One Fine Stay Features Royal Turks and Caicos Golf Club

TOP GOLF DESTINATION

Whether you’ll be island hopping through the Caribbean or basing yourself in a private villa just steps away from a world-class course, this astounding region offers some of the most spectacular golfing experiences in the world. Paired with glorious sunshine and dramatic sea views, you’d be hard-pressed to find anywhere more idyllic to enjoy a round or two.

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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

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