Organizers were delighted by the turnout for the last major golfing event of the year, the recent Pairs competition, held at the North Sound Golf Club.
The competition was closely contested with three teams, including one squad with juniors Joe Purton and Andrew Jarvis having the same second-best score. Joe and Andrew placed third due to their scores on the last nine holes.
Fittingly, in what has been the year for junior golf in Cayman, the winners were Ben Black and Adam Stainrod. Both played in the Caribbean Amateur Junior Championships on island in July and have been playing regularly and practicing hard since. Rocio and Brian Esau were second with Stephen Heal and Garth McDonald placing fourth.
Four members of the national team, Philip and Michael Wight, Brandon Smith and Brian Ross, went head-to-head in the gross score category, where no allowance is made for handicaps, with the Wight brothers triumphing by two shots.
The heavy rains of the preceding week made it a challenge to have the course ready for tournament play, but thanks to the team at the club, the course was playable and the event ran smoothly.
The Cayman Islands Golf Association’s annual general meeting followed the competition where president Jason Perras made special presentations to Bob Slatter and Judy Van Liere for their hard work in organizing the junior championships in the summer. Perras is remaining president for a further year, with a committee comprising a mix of both new and returning members who will work together to further the game of the golf in Cayman.