Golfers in Grand Cayman cannot be accused of being in the dark about new developments after they found the light and enjoyed a novel new way of playing their favourite sport – at night time.
Glow ball golf is set to take off after 96 players teed off at the Links at Safehaven for the inaugural Amstel Night Glow Ball Open. Organised by newly arrived director of golf Sean Wilson, it was sponsored by Jacques Scott and Amstel Light. The format for the event was a two person alternate shot where both players teed off and they alternated shots in from the best drive. A modified course was set up with par being set at 32. For the tournament all flags, flag poles and hazards were adorned with glow sticks to guide the players and the golf ball had an LED core that blinked. To add to the atmosphere and to ensure that no one got hurt, everyone wore luminous necklaces and bracelets.
Glow ball contestant Mike Dill said: ‘This is like rave party for adults, this is so much fun!’ Davy Ebanks also enjoyed himself despite hitting six balls into the lake on ninth along with partner Henk Niewenhuis. He said: ‘This is a lot of fun but is the most difficult thing I have done!’