Red Cross tees off once again

The Red Cross will be making their annual impact on the Cayman golf scene.

The Cayman Islands Red Cross will be staging their 15th annual charitable golf tournament on 7 September. The event, sponsored once again by Royal Bank of Canada, takes place at the North Sound Golf Club.

It is not clear if there will be famous players at the links for 2012. Last year, golfing legends Nick Price and Mark McNulty were the featured names for the Red Cross’ 50th anniversary celebrations. Price, 54, had been to Cayman some four times previously and often vacations here while McNulty, 58, made his first visit.

Both spoke well of the North Sound facility and golf’s potential in Cayman. Aside from competing in the tournament, the duo also conducted golf clinics for both children and adults. Their presence resulted in over 230 golfers taking part and about $63,000 being raised to fund programmes such as disaster preparation, HIV/AIDS education and first aid training.

For the record, 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 has 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.

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