Teed up to swing against the Caribbean's best

Qualification competitions are under way for adult and juniors to represent the Cayman Islands at the annual Caribbean Amateur Golf Championships.  

The tournaments will be hosted by Puerto Rico in August.  

The Cayman Islands Golf Association relies on membership dues, competition fees and sponsorship to promote the game locally and to support teams representing Cayman at international events.  

Cayman National Bank provides sponsorship for the national team.  

The first qualifying rounds were played last week. The events were organized by the association and held at the North Sound Golf Club.  

Adult golfers seeking to represent Cayman will play six rounds over the coming months, culminating with the Island Championships on May 31 and June 1. The eventual team will comprise 11 men in different age groups and three women. 

There were some good scores recorded, with Michael Wight who has played on the team for many years and Brian Ross, who first represented Cayman last year, finishing with 73.  

Among the women, previous team members Isabel Lawson and Nitti Howe recorded scores of 77 and 79, respectively. 

The juniors event included 13 boys and girls. Many of those who teed up had represented Cayman in the junior championships, held here in July 2013. Best scores of the day were recorded by Andrew Jarvis and Justin Hastings.  

The next events are Feb. 23 for the juniors and March 1 for the adults.  

CIGA organizes a full calendar of events for golfers of all ages and levels of ability. See www.ciga.ky for details. 


Nitti Howe