Golf day offers $10k

Golfers of all levels will be converging at the Britannia Executive Golf course soon to have lots of fun and help a worthy charity in the process.

The Mezza Restaurant has organised its first Red Cross Golf Tournament on Saturday, 1 September.

Ironically, it was supposed to run last Saturday but was postponed for two weeks due to Hurricane Dean damaging the golf course. The extra time will give ample opportunity to fix the damage and re-promote the event.

That brush with danger also spotlighted the importance of the charity co-sponsor of the event, the Cayman Islands Red Cross.

Mezza marketing director Scott McLean said, ‘The owners of Mezza recognise the efforts of the Red Cross and specifically requested them during the conception of the event. The Red Cross is close to my heart as I’ve been involved with them on blood drives, hurricane preparedness and alcohol responsibility in America.’

The event is a four-man scrabble, with more than $13,000 in prizes up for grabs, including a $10,000 hole in one top prize. Other hole in one prizes include a set of Ben Hogan golf clubs, Bose sound system and a Dell computer.

There will be a huge award ceremony and buffet at Mezza immediately after the event.

The $100 per person fee includes greens fees, cart rental, award banquet and huge drink specials from Jacques Scott. Sponsors include Heineken and Red Bull.

‘The event will draw a very eclectic group of players ranging from service industry to senior partners of big business all with one common goal; to have a good time and generate money for a great charity that affects us all. We’ve got bar tenders playing alongside heads of business, attorneys and doctors. In keeping with the spirit of the event, the Mezza chefs will design the buffet to be an exact replica of the course so people can eat from the exact spot that they played.

‘I was on island when Katrina hit in New Orleans and organised a fundraiser here and within six hours we had raised over $13,000. I’m from New Orleans and it was pleasing to send it to the Red Cross out there.’

McLean hopes to sell at least 80 tickets. So even if you’re not a golfer but want to have a good time and help a worthy charity in the process, give Scott a call on: 924-0276

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