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

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

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!

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

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