Kiwanis golf tournament set

The Kiwanis Club of Grand Cayman will be hosting the Joe Patterson Memorial Golf Tournament on Friday, 2 November at the Britannia Golf Club.

Backed by major sponsor UBS Fund Services (Cayman) Ltd., the last tournament was held in 2004, just before Hurricane Ivan struck. The event raised $10,000 to benefit the children of the Cayman Islands through the service club’s various community projects.

This year, Kiwanis is planning to purchase a mobile library for young children and shut-ins, as well as donating funds to the primary schools to assist with their breakfast programme.

Due to the handicapping system and the availability of Mulligans, the tournament is not just for serious golfers, organizers said in a press release. ‘It is a fun afternoon during which casual golfers who do not normally win prizes stand an excellent chance of walking away with something.’

The main attraction is a hole-in-one prize of a 2007 BMW 116i motor car, but there will be many other bonus prizes.

‘The event also presents a great atmosphere for members of the corporate world to enjoy an afternoon of golf while raising money for a good cause,’ the release said.

The tournament tees off at 1pm, and the format will be a two-man/woman scramble. A reward ceremony and West Indian curry buffet will follow at the Club House.

The coveted Joe Patterson perpetual trophy, named in memory of a long-standing Kiwanian and keen golfer, will be awarded to the winners as will prizes for top places including a trip for two to London on British Airways. Prizes will also be awarded to less serious golfers of all abilities.


For more information on the Joe Patterson Memorial Golf Tournament, please contact Elaine at 914-1066, the Pro at the Britannia, or visit For more information on Kiwanis membership, please contact Paul de Freitas at 916-6331, Ruud van der Pluijm at 947-9956 or Karen Barnett at 327-7946


Kiwanis is a global organization of volunteers dedicated to changing the world one child and one community at a time. The Kiwanis Club of Grand Cayman was formed in 1975.

Its major projects include Buy A Kid Breakfast, which supplies a morning meal to primary school children who arrive at school unfed; Key Leader, an annual event designed to impart teamwork and leadership skills to teenagers at high school; the annual Kiwanibike fundraiser, now in its 26th year; Santa Landing, Cayman’s traditional start to the Christmas season; and the annual Bark-a-Thon dog walk event. New members are welcome.