BHA Golf Tournament Tees Off For Scholarships

Monday, 28 September 2009 00:00 BHA News Editor
The Bahamas Hotel Association's eleventh annual golf tournament takes place this coming Sunday, October 4th at the Cable Beach Golf Course when over 80 golfers will tee off to support the industry's student scholarship and education programs.

"We are pleased that golfers and businesses are coming together to support the tournament. Their efforts last year helps us to surpass over $100,000 in scholarships which have been granted to students over the past five years" stated Robert Sands, President of the Bahamas Hotel Association.

The golf tournament has grown in stature and participation since it was first established in 1999. In addition to supporting student scholarships and education-related activities, in the past the tournament has also assisted with hurricane relief efforts in Grand Bahama and last year in Inagua.

"The tournament has broad support from the nation's business community and suppliers of goods and services to the industry, providing an avenue to have fun while supporting worthwhile causes. In particular, it is an event well-supported by many of those businesses which benefit from the hotel and tourism industry and is a way in which they thank us for the role we play in the industry" he added.

The tournament has become very popular among golfers over the years, who want to show their support for students pursuing careers in tourism as well as to hold bragging rights for landing one of the many prizes which the hotel and travel industry donate to the winners.

This year's event is scheduled for Sunday, October 4th, 2009 at the Cable Beach Golf Course. REGISTRATION BEGINS AT 7:15 A.M.; TEE-OFF TIME: 7:45 A.M.

"Given the worthwhile and timely causes we are supporting, the tournament is already oversubscribed by golfers as we've exceeded our goal of attracting 80 golfers. Despite having a softer economy, we are pleased thus far to see the level of sponsor support which has been forthcoming" stated tournament chairmen Fred Lunn and John Spinks.

This year's MAJOR SPONSORS include: Bahamas Food Services, Caribbean Bottling (Coca-Cola), Fidelity Bank (Bahamas) Ltd., Kerzner International, Nassau-Paradise Island Promotion Board, RBC Royal Bank of Canada, Scotiabank (Bahamas) Ltd., The d'Albenas Agency Limited, and the Cable Beach Golf Course. PLATINUM SPONSORS include: Restaurants Bahamas Limited and Kentucky Fried Chicken, Commonwealth Bank, and Graham Thompson & Co. GOLD SPONSORS are: Bahamas Wholesale Agencies, Bank of The Bahamas, BOBCAT Bahamas, Citibank, N.A., Doctors Hospital, J.S. Johnson & Company, KPMG, Lennox Paton Attorneys, Lyford Cay Club, and RoyalStar Assurance Ltd.

Other supporters include: Ameri-Carib International, Butterfield Bank (Bahamas) Ltd., Bahamas Telecommunications Co. Ltd. (BTC), Clipper Group (Management) Limited, Comfort Suites Paradise Island, NUA Insurance Agents and Brokers, Nassau Motor Company, Prime Bahamas Limited, Providence Advisors, Providence Technology Group, Sports Spine and Rehabilitation Services, and Wong's Rubber Stamp and Printing.

Prizes and give-away items thus far have been donated by: Abaco Beach Resort and Boat Harbour, Bahamasair, the British Colonial Hilton, BTC, Club Land 'Or, Colombian Emeralds, Comfort Suites Paradise Island, Kerzner International, Sands Beer, Swains Cay Resort in Andros, Treasure Cay Hotel Resort & Marina, Wyndham Nassau Resort, Dolphin Encounters, Bahamas Ferries, American Eagle, Anthony's Caribbean Grill, Island Merchants, Caribbean Bottling, Royal Bank of Canada, Bahamas Wholesale Agencies, Colombian Emeralds and John Bull.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 29 September 2009 08:26