10th Annual Wine Cellar Golf & Fishing Tournament
The 10th Annual Wine Cellar Golf & Fishing Tournament (WCGFT) took place on 5th March – 8th March, 2020 and was a rousing success! Thursday, 5th March the tournament kicked off with the Calcutta at Simone’s Bar & Grill where captains entered a friendly bidding war for rights for their respective vessels.
The next two mornings, 20 boats took off from Leeward Cut in a mad dash to get to their favorite fishing spots. The sky and sea were favorable and there was much fish brought in. The fish auction followed, and Restaurateurs and the general public had the opportunity to purchase fresh Tuna, Mahi Mahi and Wahoo at phenomenal prices.
At the presentation ceremony the excited winners of this year’s competition celebrated with their fellow anglers as trophies were hoisted, checks received and cheers of joy and camaraderie. There was excitement in the air as a brand new 2020 Jeep Wrangler Hybrid (Bayview Motors) was raffled off. The fun continued into the night with a live band, dancing and of course fish tales about the “one that got away”.
FISHING TOURNAMENT RESULTS
|1st Place||VISION + BALANCE||490 LBS||Chris Osbourne|
|2nd Place||CATCHIN CAICOS||304 LBS||Roy Forrester|
|3rd Place||MARAUDER||303 LBS||Bruce Barron|
|Heaviest Fish Day 1||MARAUDER||67.5 LBS/WAHOO||Bruce Barron|
|Heaviest Fish Day 2||VISION + BALANCE||82.5LBS/WAHOO||Chris Osbourne|
|Largest Mahi-Mahi||SALT SHAKER||15.5 LBS/MAHI-MAHI||Mike Keyser|
Sunday afternoon’s Golf Tournament (Provo Golf Club) was the highlight of the event for all Golf Enthusiasts. An exciting round of 18-hole golf made even more interesting with winds gusting in excess of 25mph. After a day on the links, the We Funk Junkanoo Band led us across the street to Opus Wine Bar & Grill where we feasted on delicious delicacies including fish caught at the tournament the day before.
The presentation ceremony followed, where the top players were awarded prizes that ranged from trophies and golf bags to fine Champagne and Gift Certificates. We continued with another Raffle Draw where a one of a kind TAG Heuer Golf Watch (Jai’s) was the prize that was claimed.
GOLF TOURNAMENT RESULTS
Kirk Stewart, Tim Mack, Andrea Todd, Chris Pretorius
Fraser Dods, Will Shoreman, Mike Eddy, Mary Eddy
Jack Sims, Bruce Barron, Jumphol Srinark, Dario Gardiner
The WCGFT would like to make a special acknowledgement and thanks to Hon. Premiere Robinson and her cabinet, some of whom were able to attend the event. A special recognition to Hon. Delroy Williams who has always supported this tournament since its inception. A Special thanks to the DECR for their assistance and significant reduction in Tournament fees. Thanks to our host sponsors, namely Casablanca Casino, Cairsea Services Ltd., TCI Lotto, Carlisle Supply, Caicos Oil, ODMC, TCI Paint, NW Hamilton, The Palms, Turtle Cove Marina & Provo Golf Club. A special note of thanks to all our sponsors, who’s unwavering support and generosity make this event a success year after year.
The WCGFT is a not-for-profit charity event hosted every year with all proceeds donated to Charity. The last 9 Tournaments have raised an incredible $281,000.00 to help various youth-oriented organizations.
2020 27th Annual Presidents Championship
57 golfers took part in the two day weekend stableford event comprising of PGC members and special invitees on the 25th/26th January.
Two beautiful days of golf on the great conditioned Provo Golf Club.
|Overall Men’s Champion||Mark Fulford||85 points|
|Overall Ladies Champion||Pornsri Lawton||76 points|
|Ladies 1ST flight Champion||Mary Eddy||74 points|
|Ladies 2nd flight Champion||Lorri Gorman||70 points|
|Men’s 1st flight Champion||John Donatien||69 points|
|Men’s 2nd flight Champion||Ernest Gardiner||76 points|
|Men’s 3rd flight Champion||Ty Nagthall||83 points|
|Hole in One 8th hole||Randall Reed|
|Most Improved 2nd Day||Paul Cavicchio||(by 14 points)|
T & C Sotheby’s International Realty
27th Annual Provo Ryder Cup
“International Team Trounces North America”
The Provo Golf Ryder Cup, sponsored by Turks & Caicos Sotheby’s International Realty, witnessed another International Team victory by the large margin of 22.5 to 13.5. Team International retained control of the coveted cup during the two-day event which saw 48 golfers compete in the member favorite match play format. The conclusive win extended the International Team’s dominance to 19 to 8 over the impressive 27-year history as they now have a three-year win streak. Captain Graham Malyan and his Assistant Christina Pretorius led the Internationals who found themselves ahead 7.5 to 4.5 after the Saturday best ball format. The North American Captains, Rick Sanmiya and Josh Germain, were confident of a Sunday comeback however the International Team had different ideas winning Sunday’s singles matches handily (15 to 9) resulting in the nine-point victory.
The Provo Ryder Cup enjoyed wonderful golf course conditions, while the captains did a terrific job creating a competitive but fun atmosphere.
Each year the Provo Ryder Cup is eagerly anticipated, and the event kicked off with a lively Wednesday pairings party where the Captains set the stage for all 36 matches. Captain Pretorius helped Captain Malyan in a combined effort while Captain Sanmiya and recently crowned Club Champion Josh Germain matched strategy with the International team. Although a true team event it should be noted that the following twelve players captured a perfect 2 points by winning both their matches; Mary Eddy, Carol Brown, Brooke Rivers, Jim Gefucia, Ted Bayley, Grant Noble, Gregg Rivers, Gervin Simmons, Craig James, Martin Dawtry, Roberto Stipa, and Jo Pretorius.
Provo Golf Club, the Team Captain’s, and players would like to thank headline sponsor Joe Zahm of Turks & Caicos Sotheby’s International Realty for making the weekend a huge success. Sotheby’s has been intricately involved for the last seven years. Team North America will need to regroup as the International Team seems “INVINCIBLE” clearly ruling the Turks & Caicos golf scene! Perhaps Joe’s son Dylan Zahm will be ready to play for the North American team next year now that he has taken up this great game.
$2 MILLION RAISED
Since 1996 the Turks & Caicos golf community, many generous business sponsors, Provo Golf Club, and The Wine Cellar have joined forces to raise over Two Million Dollars for local community charities. Congratulations to all involved!
An amazing achievement for such a small destination! Provo Golf Club would like to thank each of the many generous sponsors, businesses, and golf participants. In particular we should recognize the amazing effort of The Wine Cellar (Discount Liquors) for being there every step of the way. Under the direction of Gilley Williams, The Wine Cellar and their staff have gone to great lengths by supporting their own successful charity golf tournaments while also lending a helpful hand to many of the other charity tournaments over the last 25 years.
Going forward collectively we set our new goal of surpassing Three Million Dollars mark in record fashion with a target year of 2027. Provo Golf Club would also like to thank and recognize the HAB Group for their permission, backing, and support allowing the Provo Golf Club to be such a catalyst in this communities causes. Thank you all!
2019 Premier's Cup
The 8th Annual Premier’s Cup Charity Golf Scramble on December 7th and 8th was a huge success! Herzog Caribbean International was delighted to participate as the Headline Sponsor and again played a major role in this significant fundraiser. The Premier, Hon. Sharlene Cartwright-Robinson was elated to attend and compete in this year’s charity tournament in support of three youth-centered non-profit organizations: The Turks and Caicos Islands Cadet Corp, The Turks and Caicos Drug Prevention Foundation and the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Program. Although it takes many generous sponsors to create such a prestigious event RBC Canada should also be recognized for their platinum sponsorship. Thank you to all sponsors!
The event kicked off with a cocktail reception at the Provo Golf Club on Saturday night with attendance by His Excellency the Governor Nigel Dakin and wife Amanda Dakin, Deputy Premier Hon. Sean Astwood, Cabinet Ministers, professional golfer and PGA Tour Champion (Canadian Golf Hall-of-Famer) Stephen Ames and special guest Mr. Michael Steele, former Lt. Governor of Maryland and former Chairman of the Republican Party.
The tournament followed with a 12 noon Sunday shotgun start as 20 teams made up of 80 golfers competed and enjoyed Provo Golf Club while supporting the Premier’s great causes. After play everyone followed the junkanoo led fun across the road to a wonderful OPUS buffet and prize presentation.
1st place was captured by the Premier’s team, members included: Premier Robinson, Stephen Ames, Premier’s Cup Committee President, Mervin Cox and Arthur Lightbourne.
2nd place went to the Deputy Premier’s team – members included: The Deputy Premier, Hon. Sean Astwood, Leslie Watts, John Donatien and Marcus Samuel.
3rd place was won by Premier Cup Committee Vice President, Mark Fulford’s team – members included: Mark Fulford, Fraser Dods, Rhone Kelly and Stephanie Fitzgerald.
Commenting on the event, Premier Robinson stated, “I am ecstatic to receive such dedicated support every year for the Premier’s Cup Charity Golf Scramble. It has been a fun weekend and a privilege to learn some expert tips from golf Champion and Hall-of-Famer, Stephen Ames.
These charities, TCI Cadet Corp, Turks and Caicos Drug Prevention Foundation and the soon to be launched Duke of Edinburgh Program, indeed do deserve and need your continued support. Our youth need productive outlets not only to keep them away from negative activities, but also programs that help to develop transferable skills that they can take with them through life. A huge thanks to our sponsors, everyone that participated and of course a big thank you to the committee who each year volunteer their efforts for the success of this event. Well done for another successful year and I’m already looking forward to next year!”
All proceeds from the event will be split evenly between the three charities.
TCIFA 12th Annual Scramble
The mission of the Turks and Caicos Islands Football Association has always been to help the local community through its youth development football programs which are based on Providenciales, Grand Turk, South Caicos and North/Middle Caicos. With over 600 registered children there is a need for funds to fuel these programs.
The 12th Annual Golf Scramble and Silent Auction took place on November 3rd and saw a new headline sponsor in the form of Scotiabank. Not only did they play the critical role as headline sponsor, but Scotiabank fielded a team led by Andy Dickson, Commercial Banking Manager, Scotiabank Turks and Caicos. "At Scotiabank we believe in football!" said Curtis Knight, Country Head, Scotiabank Turks & Caicos. "Football has the unique ability to connect people all over the world. We also believe in the power of football as a vehicle for social change. We are committed to helping the communities that we serve to become better off. For this reason, Scotiabank is proud to support the Turks & Caicos Islands Football Association which engages youth across our islands giving them the opportunity to learn both football and the important life skills that team sports impart."
The champion team of the day was comprised of Andrea Todd, Brooke Rivers, Blair Mason, and Dale Hodgkins who won in a tiebreaker with the net score of 54. Second place also at 54 was the team of Carol Brown, Chris Haggie, Mark Bowden and Simon Dobbs while third place was captured by Ernest Gardiner, Gervin Simmons, Marc Rawlins and Mike Flynn only a fraction back.
The TCIFA was grateful to receive many hole and silent auction donations. Thank you to F Chambers, Casablanca Casino, Como Parrot Cay, Amanyara, Turks and Caicos Collection, Ports Of Call Resort, Grace Bay Club, MillerSimonsO'Sullivan, Panoply Sports Fishing, Gordon's Supply, Taste of Paradise, Custom Candii's, Elite Brokerage, Rent-A-Ski, InterCaribbean Airways, Parkway Pest Solutions, Everyday Romance, Konk Apparel, Sip & Paint, Mythology, The Wellington Michael Collection, Business Solutions, Kandles By Katy, The Wine Cellar, Bay Bistro, Banyan Inn, Beaches Turks and Caicos, Airport Express, and Provo Golf Club.
TCIFA General Secretary, Oliver Smith indicated that "with the growth of our Youth Programs and the increase in international competitions for our Youth Teams, there is a consistent need for funding to allow our young players to compete and express themselves on the field. This event is critical for our growth and we once again thank Provo Golf Club, Scotiabank, and all our sponsors for sharing our dream by willingly assisting us in this initiative."