Island Championships teed up

The Cayman Islands Golf Association flagship event, the Island Championships, takes place this weekend at the North Sound Golf Club.  

The event has undergone some changes for 2015. Previously, this two-round competition formed part of the qualifying series for the national team.  

This year the committee has decided to make the championships a stand-alone event with more opportunities for golfers of different skill levels to compete.  

Cayman Islands Golf Association president Paul Woodhouse said, “This is our main competition of the year and we wanted it to stand out as such.  

“We have over 150 members, many of whom want the chance to play competitive golf. We have, therefore, created a championship for golfers of all levels of ability, not just the elite players.  

“This is an inclusive event with the opportunity for players of all skill levels to be crowned Island Champion in their respective divisions. People seem to be taking this on board and we have over 70 signed up to play.”  

The golfers will compete on Saturday and Sunday. A prize ceremony will be held after the end of play on Sunday evening, when the winners of each of the seven individual competitions will be recognized.  

Dan Fortune hopes for a title. – PHOTO: RON SHILLINGFORD