Price tees off at North Sound

Golf in the Cayman Islands sees its next major event this weekend.

Professional golfers Nick Price and Mark McNulty are taking part in the annual Cayman Islands Red Cross golf tournament. The fundraiser, in its 14th year, is scheduled for this Friday and Saturday 2-3 September at Grand Cayman’s North Sound golf club. Friday’s session starts at 12 noon with Saturday seeing two tee times (8am and 1pm).

Both Price and McNulty rose to prominence in the 1980s and 1990s on the Professional Golfers Association Tour. Price was once the top-ranked golfer in the world and claimed the player of the year award twice. He was won 18 career PGA events including three major championships. McNulty was the top player on the European Tour and ranked among the world’s top 10 golfers. Now the duo are part of the PGA Champions Tour (formerly the Seniors PGA Tour) for players age 50 and up.

Price, 54, and McNulty, 58, are scheduled to play nine holes each Saturday morning and Saturday afternoon. They also will conduct golf clinics for both children and adults (the children’s segment takes place 8am-10am on Friday).

McNulty states the kids clinic will be special.

“The children who come to this clinic will be introduced to some simple tips and techniques that we use as pros to help us improve our game,” McNulty said. “I’m excited to have the opportunity to work with the local youth. Kids bring such enthusiasm to the sport and they learn very quickly.”

A number of nice prizes are on offer including a new car (for a hole-in-one) and a 17th century silver Spanish American Cob minted in Potosi, Bolivia, and recovered in the wreckage of a Spanish galleon off the coast of Spain.

Proceeds from the tournament will fund local Red Cross programmes, including disaster preparation, HIV/AIDS education and first aid training. Trophies and awards will be presented to the winners.

Registration fees are $600 for a team of four while individuals can play for $150.

To register call 916-3345 or e-mail [email protected]

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