Golf in the Cayman Islands got into the swing of MOvember.
When one thinks of a classic golf tournament, the mind is naturally drawn to the golfing Majors – The Masters at Augusta, the U.S. Open, The British Open, etc. Now, it’s fair to say there is another tournament on the golfing calendar – a fifth Major or in this case a fifth MO’jor because The MOvember MO’PEN Championship is rapidly becoming the prestigious golf event of the year.
The MOvember campaign aims to change the face of men’s health by raising awareness of men’s health issues such as prostate and testicular cancer. The MO’PEN Championship helps support the free testing of men for prostate cancer and to make a donation to the building of the new chemotherapy unit at the Cayman Islands Hospital.
Participants in MOvember, known as “MO bros,” grow moustaches as a symbol of their commitment to the cause.
There were plenty of moustaches on show as 108 golfers turned out at the North Sound Golf Club in Safe Haven to pit their wits in a four-ball scramble. They took part in a number of extracurricular games that tested their golfing abilities, including putting and chipping, longest drives and closest-to-the-hole competitions.
There were several prizes on offer.
KPMG took top billing, narrowly beating the players from HSBC and Rawlinson and Hunter in a close finish. Wally Clark won the closest-to-the-pin with a superb chip. Alex Dawson won the Men’s Longest Drive and Toni Pinkerton claimed the Ladies’ Longest Drive with some fine club work.
Event organizer, JS de Jager said, “It was another great day of golf. All thanks to the volunteers, the players and the sponsors for helping us raise over CI$12,000 on the day for the Cayman Islands Cancer Society.”
Helping to make the 2013 MO’PEN possible were: Mourant Ozannes, Cayman Distributors, Kirk Freeport, Lobster Pot, Cayman Turtle Farm, Saxon Insurance, Cayman Islands Cancer Society, Boss Hoggs for great food, Waterman, Halo, DMS Broadcasting, pwc, Maples, AON, KPMG, Fidelity, Titan Development, Premier Wines and Spirits, Conyers, Dill and Pearman, Global Funds Management, Al La Kebab and Eurocar.