In spite of the economy, charities continue to get the support of local sports. The latest example of that came a few weeks ago courtesy of the golf community.
The second annual Roger Dubuis Governor’s Cup golf tournament and benefit took place at the North Sound Club Golf Course in aid of Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Cayman Islands.
The tournament had a huge amount of support from local golfers with 108 players participating in a morning and afternoon tee off.
Ultimately the MCS No Hopers would walk away with the 2009 Governor’s Cup trophy.
The MCS No Hopers consisted of a four man team in Jason Scarff, Gavin Baxendale, Djon Brown and Philip Fourie who combined for a net score of 49.87.
It was a lucky day for MCS as second place belonged to their secondary team the MCS Glory Boys with a net score of 50.87. In third place, for the second year in a row, was NCB Homes with a net score of 52.25.
Michelob Ultra and Dewar’s hosted the longest drive competition awarding the winner stylish his and hers golf bags and putters.
The longest drive by the women was won by Caribbean Publishing’s team member Eileen Keens and the men’s was won by NCB Home’s team member Michael Wight.
“We are excited that we were able to work with Big Brothers Big Sisters for the second year in a row and host the second annual Governor’s Cup,” said Kenny Rankin, Managing Director of Monster Media.
“Again this year we had a great turnout and we had immense support from all of our sponsors in particular our marquee sponsor Magnum Jewelers and their brand Roger Dubuis.
‘Everyone had a great time and it is for a great cause, we are looking forward to hosting year number three in 2010.”
There were three great chances for the players to hit a hole in one. The fabulous prizes were US$100,000 cash from Roger Dubuis, a 2010 Audi A4 from Audi Cayman and a state-of-the-art Bose sound system from Dart Cayman.
Afterwards the guests were treated to a spectacular watch showcase at the clubhouse from Roger Dubuis.
Then there was the awards reception where Kenny Rankin and Harry Chandi of Magnum Jewelers presented the board of directors from Big Brothers Big Sisters; Lesley-Anne Thompson, Vanessa Allard, Laura Silverman and Marilyn Connolly with a cheque for US$10,000.