More than 70 people descended on the Britannia Golf Course for the Women’s Golf Scramble.
The all day affair included dinner at Casanova, fashion show by Swank and prize drawings provided by local businesses. Many women dressed up in costume and proceeded to swing golf clubs on a breezy perfect day.
The Golf Scramble was sponsored by the Business and Professional Women’s Club and is the primary event that raises funds for scholarships.
‘Our club deals with so many serious issues such child abuse, gender violence and educational issues,’ says Andrea Williams, BPW member.
‘But that doesn’t mean that fundraising has to me so serious. This event is a great opportunity to have fun, let your hair down and raise money at the same time.’
Getting an education is very important for young Caymanian especially right now with the volatile economic climate explained vice president Alexa Thomas.
‘So many young Caymanians have excellent grades to get a higher education,’ says Thomas. ‘But what they need help with is paying for it. While we cannot provide a full scholarships, we can help pay for tuition, books or other related expense.’
BPW president Velma Hewitt said she was delighted about the huge turnout for the Women’s Golf Scramble.
‘We had many more people than we anticipated so we had to turn away some perspective players,’ said Hewitt.
This is the eighth year that BPW has conducted the Women’s Golf Scramble, which attracts more participants each time it is held.
This year, four students received BPW scholarships which are used to attend university locally and abroad. Scholarships are open to Caymanians to attend an accredited institution with no restriction on the field.
Corporate sponsors of the Golf Scramble included First Caribbean, dms Broadcasting, KISS 106.1, Cayman Airways, and Coldwell Banker. Prize drawings included jewellery, Blackberry phones and airline tickets. There were also fun door prizes given to all participants.
‘We wanted to make sure that all our ladies had a good time,’ said Williams.