By Neto Baptiste
Golfers across Antigua will converge on the Cedar Valley Golf Course on Saturday as they take part in the Rotary Classic Foundation Tournament which is geared towards raising funds for the local arm of the foundation.
Golf professional at the Cedar Valley Golf Course, Marlon George, said the event, which is slated to tee off at 9 on Saturday morning, will take the format of a three-person scramble competition.
“It’s three players per team and you choose the best shots throughout the round until the ball is holed and the lowest score over the course of 18 holes wins. We will send everybody to their designated holes and then we give them like a five-minute period and everybody knows that within the five-minute period you do what you have to do and when it’s done you tee off. So, it’s not that hard getting them together; it’s more getting them there and getting them on the cart that’s hard because everybody is having conversations with each other,” he said.
Meanwhile, Rotarian Suzan Snaggs-Wilson, said the aim is to raise as much funding as possible as they seek to continue assisting the needy and less fortunate in society.
“I would love to raise as much money as possible, so I would not want to put a cap on it, so people who can play then that’s perfect because it’s $200 per person. What we have seen are persons sponsoring and giving us donations as well, so we are not limited to just players, we are also open to people providing funds to this endeavour. The money that comes from the golf tournament as I’ve mentioned, goes back into the community,” she said.
Snaggs-Wilson highlighted some of the initiatives currently being undertaken by Rotary.
“One of the things they do every month is meals on wheels and meals and wheels is where, as Rotarians, we get together, put food in bags and boxes and deliver it to persons who really need that food and so you could see that those sort of partnerships are important and the food that we purchase and so forth is important because it allows people who cannot normally have food on their table get access to food,” the Rotarian said.
A Honda HRV, donated by Antigua Motors Ltd, will be up for grabs and will go to the player who could land a hole-in-one on hole number eight during the tournament. There will be other prizes up for grabs with a raffle also planned for the day.