DOE Cup Semifinals held at Ocean Club
PARADISE ISLAND, The Bahamas — A total of 84 players took part in the 18th Annual Duke of Edinburgh Semifinals Charity Golf Tournament at Ocean Club Golf Course this past Sunday in support of the Governor General Youth Awards (GGYA) Program.
Returning as a platinum sponsor was Aliv, and along with the help of gold sponsor Bahamas Food Services and other major sponsors including Tyreflex Motors, Graycliff and John Bull, the event was a success. Also, Atlantis was able to donate $45,000. Over the last decade-plus, their collective contribution is approaching the million dollar mark.
While the considerable charitable donation is the most important aspect of the tournament, there is another major incentive for the players; a chance to represent The Bahamas at the Duke of Edinburgh Cup Finals in Windsor, Great Britain. The all expense paid trip to the United Kingdom (UK) from September 30 to October 4, includes accommodation, flights, meals and golf at top courses. The event is capped off with the awards dinner held at Windsor Castle and attended by a member of the Royal Family.
Winning the event and traveling to the UK to represent The Bahamas were the father/son team of Phil and Spencer Andrews representing Team Bahamas Waste. In second place and also traveling to represent are Patrick Stevenson and Patrick Knowles representing Team Tyreflex/Star Motors.
Special mention was also extended to the junior golfers sponsored by Aliv, who participated on an exhibition level, in particular, Zion Taylor who was paired with Jeff Knight bringing in a net score of 59 as well as A’Marie Smith paired with Sean Knight who scored 60. The junior players will receive day passes for four, including lunch at Atlantis. Also of note was junior player Ashley Michel who won two individual prizes for Longest Drive and Closest to the Pin.