North Sound’s brilliance impressed visitors

The Cayman Islands hosting the HSBC-sponsored 52nd annual Caribbean Amateur Golf Championships was a resounding success.

Who says? Apart from the Cayman fraternity themselves, virtually everybody else from the nine visiting countries felt the same way. Ritz-Carlton developer Michael Ryan who owns the course has a lot to be proud of.

Here’s a selection of what they said of the North Sound course and the general organisation of the event which Puerto Rico won and Cayman came an unexpected second in the Hoerman Cup:

‘The HSBC 52nd Annual Caribbean Championships demonstrated flawless organization and a level of professionalism not experienced by myself in the last 15 years of participation as a player or manager. A new bar has been established for countries hosting future tournaments to emulate.’

Charles Edey, Barbados team manager.

‘As the host of the 52nd CAGC, Team Puerto Rico would like to congratulate the North Sound Club, its management staff and golf operation employees for putting all their efforts in making every golfer feel at home.

‘Since the success of the Championships highly relies on the conditions of the golf course played, this years event was blessed with superb golf course conditions that really put into a test the skills and abilities of the regions top amateur golfers.

‘If I was to summarize the experience of this week, I would simply say it was a hole in one!’

Julio Soto – Team Manager Puerto Rico.

‘The Management and staff of the North Sound Club went the extra yard to make this a fantastic golfing experience. The attention to detail was exceptional. The Trinidad & Tobago management and team would like to thank all for a very enjoyable week.’

Chris Harries – team coach Trinidad & Tobago.

‘Great week! It was a wonderful golfing experience. The North Sound staff did a great job on the golf course, the food, the club house and overall organization.’

Edgar Pichardo – Team Manager Dominican Republic.

‘It is with great pleasure that I wish to thank you and your staff at the golf club for their hard work, good service and warm reception over the last nine days.

‘You have a golf course that is fit for any golfer to enjoy, and therefore I take this opportunity on behalf of my team members to thank you all and should the opportunity presents itself I personally look forward to return.’

George Turnquiest – team manager Bahamas

‘The Cayman Islands and the North Sound Club have put on a magnificent event. From the first step off the plane and through a terrific week of competition, you have done yourselves proud. The live scoring and dine round were innovative and successful. Thank you and we look forward to future trips to the Cayman Islands.’

Victoria Rosenburg – team manager US Virgin Islands

‘The O.E.C.S. team and its management wish to express its appreciation for one of the most wonderful hospitality and well organized tournament for these Championships.

‘The North Sound Club, its management and staff , have provided all with the warmest hospitality and we truly felt welcome and would love the opportunity to return. Once again we say thank you.’

Dr Vernon Veira – team manager O.E.C.S.