$1.6m at stake in Rotary golf
The sum of $1.6 million will be at stake when the Rotary Club of St Augustine hosts its Third Annual Golf for Life Charity Tournament on Saturday at Millennium Lakes Golf & Country Club in Trincity.
The prizes for the day include A Hole in One prize of a BMW 1 Series, while the three participants closest to that feat will have an additional chance to win US $250,000, or roughly $1.6m.
This year the tournament will target 50 teams of two golfers each from throughout the Caribbean, with prizes for ten teams up for grabs. The format is two ball better ball, with players using 7/8 of their handicap, and scoring being done by the Stableford method.
Benefitting from the tournament will be Heartbeat International of Trinidad and Tobago (HBITT), which provides pacemakers and defibrillators to needy patients in T&T.
The Rotary Club of St Augustine is one of the main sponsors of the T&T Heart Centre, and the Club also jointly manages the Heartbeat International regional distribution centre that collects, stores, and ships pacemakers and defibrillators to other heart centres worldwide.
The BMW prize will be sponsored by 21st Century Insurance and Reinsurance Brokers Ltd.