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!

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

2022 Caribbean Amateur Open

The 26th Annual Caribbean Golf Classic hosted by the Caribbean Golf Association at Casa de Campo Resort in La Romana, Dominican Republic had a total of 237 Golfers participating. The team from Turks & Caicos had 41 Golfers entered with 35 players in the Men’s Divisions and 6 players in the Ladies Divisions. A total contingent of 56 people from Turks & Caicos attended to enjoy the experience. We want to congratulate Ernest Gardiner who has played in the event for the 26th time having never missed participating in a Caribbean Classic since its inception.

 

The Format was Stableford Competition over 3 rounds (1 Round on each course – Teeth of the Dog which is rated # 32 best golf course in the world, Dye 4 Course and The Links Course). In the individual results Team TCI had 2 players win trophies with Jarrett Forbes finishing in 2nd place in the Men’s 6th Flight (tied for 1st but placed 2nd via tiebreaker) and Emer O’Sullivan in 2nd place in the Ladies 3rd Flight.

 

The Team Event saw the Turks & Caicos finish 3rd Place overall behind Team’s from Puerto Rico & the U.S.A. In the Men’s Event the TCI finished in 4th place and 5th place in the Ladies Event. Another great result as a country in an International Competition particularly when you consider our size.

 

The 27th Annual Caribbean Classic will take place in the spring of 2023 and details will be available shortly for this social competition. Hopefully Team TCI will keep the momentum intact with a larger showing and continued great results in 2023!

 

2021 Provo Ryder Cup

This years’ Provo Ryder cup was won by North America who pulled out all the stops to edge-out the International Team by the narrowest of margins of 18.5 to 17.5, gaining back the elusive cup.
Good fun for all. Thank you to all the Captains & Players. Next year’s event is only 364 sleeps away!

28th Annual Club Championship

A great weekend of golf, fun, and competition!

Thank you to Club Captain Ted Bayley who guided us and to ALL for playing in the 28th Annual Club Championship and congratulations to the flight winners and certainly to all who played well.

The course was in fantastic condition as we look forward to best ever conditions over the next 5 months as the new platinum paspalum turf enjoys the winter season best.

Great job to Tim Mack our Course Superintendent and his dedicated staff.

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.

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