The Crown Mining Supplies Golf Tournament is set to tee off today at 09:00h the Lusignan Golf Club (LGC) after being forced to reschedule.
The tournament was originally set for last month but was shifted to today following the death of a member of the sponsor’s family.
The tournament will be played on the flight system, and anyone who scores a Hole-in-One will carry home a brand new Parsun Outboard Engine. Additionally prizes are lined up for Best Gross, Longest Drive, Nearest to The Pin, Best Net and top two places each in the ‘A’, ‘B’ and ‘C’ flights. Flight categories are ‘A’ (also called the championship flight) handicaps 0 -9; ‘B’ handicaps 10 – 18; and ‘C’ handicaps 19 – 28 for males, and 19 – 35 for females.
According to Aleem Hussain, President of LGC, “This is the continuation of a partnership between the LGC and Crown Mining with the future of Crown Mining here to hopefully carry us into the next two decades.”
Director of the company, Nadine Persaud noted that ‘Pur’ and Max Persaud, both of whom are associated with the Mining Company have very good chances of winning with ‘Pur’ winning the title back in 2016 when the tournament was last held.
Avashti Persaud, also a Director of the company wished the golfers good luck and pointed out that the company was very pleased to be associated with Golf and look forward to the collaboration every year.
The Director went on to say that it was surprising that golf was not one of the more popular sports in the country but is well on its way to becoming one with the support from the mining company.
Treasurer of the Club, Aasrodeen Shaw said it was a blessing to have the company’s support while venturing to say it is his vision that other companies can come on board with LGC and lift the sport.
Hussain added that there will also be special prizes where the club is backing their golfers with a challenge to any non-golfer who can hit the ball further than their top four golfers will win $100,000.
The top four golfers including Pur, Avenash Persaud, Richard Haniff and Nazeem Haniff will have their names placed in a bag and the challenger will pull a name to face.
Max Persaud also stated that he will be aiming for the title but was wary of the challenge that is before him with a lot of the players being in good form recently.