Sands Beer tees up for BGF Sands Cup Golf Series
It is estimated that over 60 million people play golf in the world. Here in The Bahamas, both international professionals, residents, and tourists play on the 11 courses around the islands and enjoy this great sport that is good for your health and your heart.
Keeping golf competitive and encouraging its growth, the Bahamas Golf Federation (BGF) is pleased to announce that the prestigious Sands Beer Cup series of golf tournaments, sponsored by Bahamian Brewery and Beverage Co Ltd. (BBB), will continue as of April 2019.
“We are very happy with the growth of these tournaments during the last 2 years,” said BBB General Manager of Nassau and The Family Islands, Gary Sands. “We thank the BGF for the opportunity to participate in this series of golf in The Bahamas.”
The Sands Beer Cup series kicks off April 6th and 7th, with the Grand Bahama Open in Freeport to take place at the Lucayan Reef Golf Course. The series will continue with the National Amateur Championships in Nassau at Albany, as well as tournaments at Lyford Cay, Ocean Club and Baha Mar’s, Royal Blue. Tournaments will also take place in Exuma and Abaco, with the winner being revealed in October.
All Sands Beer Cup events will be based on individual stroke play, scoring on a Modified Stapleford basis. Golfers will need to play a minimum number of rounds to qualify to win the Cup. The player with the best total Net Stapleford points (over the selected number of rounds) will be declared the 2019 Sands Beer Cup winner.
“James ‘Jimmy’ Sands, president of Bahamian Brewery, has given us tremendous assistance, “ said Lynford Miller, BGF president. “We are extremely pleased to continue the partnership with Sands Beer, which has been instrumental in helping our golf federation bring golf back to the forefront of sport in our country.”
The Sands Beer Cup inaugural series was won by Ural Pratt in 2017, with Stephen Johnson claiming the title in 2018. This year prizes will be awarded to overall winners plus divisional prizes. Some of the prizes include a weekend stay for 2 at the Hope Town Harbour Lodge and two round trip tickets on Sky Bahamas. Additionally, prizes will be awarded separately for each tournament.