The inaugural El Dorado Golf Cup will see a wide cross section of women in sports benefiting from the proceeds of the tournament which gets underway on June 16.
This was disclosed at the handing over ceremony at the Distribution Services Limited (DSL), Ruimveldt, a subsidiary of the Demerara Distillers Limited (DDL) who are the makers of one of the world’s leading rum, El Dorado.
Speaking at the handing over yesterday was president of the Lusignan Golf Club (LGC), Aleem Hussain, who noted that the country has a lot of potential in the sport when it comes to youths and women.
“A portion of the proceeds will go towards the development of women and children in sporting programmes as we see a lot of potential and the possibility of some great players in the country,” Hussain said.
The LGC president added that the sport can also see young people earning themselves college scholarships should they excel while expressing his gratitude to the sponsors for their investment in the sport.
El Dorado Brand Manager, Maria Munroe reminded the public of DDL’s commitment to sports in Guyana and said while the partnership between the company and the club has been closing in on 20 years, this will be the first time the tournament will be a stand-alone feature.
“Golf in Guyana has always been supported by El Dorado and in 2018 it is one of the main sporting activities on our calendar…the partnership promises to be a very important one in an effort to promote young talents in a very competitive sport who will vie for the title of El Dorado champion,” Munroe said.
The tournament is expected to tee off at 12:30 and will see spectators having an opportunity to win various prizes as well as sample products in the El Dorado line.