Negril Charity Golf tourney nets $1m
THE Clifton Boys Home will benefit from approximately $1 million raised at Sunday's Couples Resorts Jamaica Sixth Annual Negril Charity Golf Tournament held at the Negril Hills Golf Club.
In gross terms the money was raised from sponsorships, entry fees, which were $6,500 (US$75), raffle, and another raffle for a one-week stay to repeat Couples Resorts guests at a discount.
Couples Resorts CEO Glen Lawrence was pleased with this year's project.
"In the past we have helped the home with dorms, kitchens, computer rooms and this year the focus is building them a music room with some instrument as well," he told the Jamaica Observer.
"The kids are growing up and are getting more active and that was their request and we listen very much to our charities in terms of where they would like us to spend the money," he added.
Al Robinson and Neville Carr with a combined score of 64 topped the 34 participants at this year's two-man scramble format. They won three nights in a suite at Couples.
They got the better of Glen Lawrence and Richard White, who combined for 64.5 points, for two nights in a suite also at Couples Resports. Lawrence and John Brennan won last year's event.
Third place went to Tommy Smith and Sherold Philbert, who carded 65 points. They also won two nights at Couples Resorts. Stainton Baker and Thurston Gordon were fourth with a combined score of 65.25 points, while Joshua Clarke and Seebert Walker Jnr (66.25 points) finished in fifth place.
Doug Northover won the putting contest; Glenroy Stephenson won the closest to the pin #10, and Ian Garbutt won the closest to the pin number 4, while the most honest handicap (last place) went to the pair of Lennox Aldred and James Vertullo.