The Pirates Week Charity Golf Classic is scheduled for Oct. 28 at the North Sound Golf Club, and golfers of all levels are invited to take part.

“Pirates Week [Nov. 10-20] is about bringing people together in different ways. This is just another great opportunity for people to show their community spirit and have some fun,” said Pirates Week Executive Director Melanie McField. “We are delighted to give people the opportunity to join in the fun while helping a worthwhile cause.”

The Alzheimer’s and Dementia Association of the Cayman Islands is the beneficiary of this year’s tournament. McField said choosing the association was “close to heart, as my father suffers from progressive dementia.

“Dementia is an illness that needs more attention and focus and we’re happy to shine the spotlight on it, if even in a small way,” she said.

Association Chairwoman Dorothy Davis said the money raised will go toward providing respite for people with dementia, and assisting people seeking an early diagnosis of Alzheimer’s.

“Early diagnosis will help individuals to be involved in making decisions affecting their life whilst they are still able to do so,” she said.

Tournament rules

The tournament will feature teams of four competing in a scramble format. Each team member’s best shot, selected by the team, marks where they will continue play. The team score is the total of the best shots.

“The great thing about a team event is that you are with three other people. Come out and have some fun,” said event coordinator Samantha Widmer. “It’s not always about how well you play, but about how much fun you have out there, and as a team competition, you can rely on each other.”

The day begins with a shotgun start at 12:30 p.m. and includes a hole-in-one contest, closest to the pin contests, best pirates costume prizes, putting contests and games, plus a chance to win Cayman Airways tickets and other prizes in the $25 Pirate Treasure Raffle.

Registration deadline for teams is Oct. 24. Team entry is $1,000 and includes a tee sign with team logo, the opportunity to place a sign at one hole, and buffet dinner for the four players. Registration forms can be downloaded from the Pirates Week Facebook page or For more information, email [email protected] or call the Pirates Week office on 949-5078.