Bismillah and Woodhouse win golf victory

Windy conditions did not deter any of the 35 teams from taking part in the closely contested Cayman Islands Golf Association Pairs tournament at the North Sound Golf Club on Saturday.

The pairs event is open to teams of two men, two women or mixed teams, the only limits on participation is maximum handicap allowances.

Prizes are available for both the best gross score and the best net score.

Individual skills were also rewarded for the shot which finished closest to the pin on each of the par three holes.

Winners of the net competition were Nisha Bismillah and Emma Woodhouse with a score of 64.

This was the first victory for the pair who have played together in this event for years.

The teams in second to sixth places all scored 66, the positions being decided on a count back.

Winners of the gross competition were Joel Dodson and Paula Chilman with 71.

During the prize presentation, thanks were expressed to the North Sound Golf Club staff for all their help organizing and running the tournament and for keeping the scoring.

Appreciation was also expressed for the condition of the course. It was noted by many of the players that there were some testing pin positions on the day which were made particularly challenging in the windy conditions.

The golf association’s AGM followed the competition and was chaired by vice-president Chaz Thomas. Elections were held to fill outstanding positions on the committee brought about by the fact that three members were not standing for re-election, including the president Jason Perras.

Paul Woodhouse was elected president and James Walton as vice-president. Two new committee members, Brandon Smith and Dan Fortune, were voted in. The committee will meet before Christmas to begin their work on the 2015 program.

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