The Bahamas Golf Federation (BGF) has partnered with the Bahamian Brewery and Beverage Co Ltd (BBB) to hold a series of golf tournaments this year, leading to an overall winner of the prestigious SANDS BEER CUP, much like the PGA's popular FedEx Cup.
BGF President, Glen Archer, in accepting the Sponsorship cheque from James Sands, President of Bahamian Brewery and Beverage Company said “I am extremely pleased that Jimmy and the Truly Bahamian Brewery has joined forces with the BGF to establish this event for the first time”
James ‘Jimmy’ Sands, CEO of Bahamian Brewery, a keen golfer himself expressed his pleasure in assisting the BG. “Glen and the board know we want to help them promote the sport of golf in The Bahamas and give players an opportunity to compete in stroke play events.” Sands added, “We know that this will assist the BGF in selecting the best golfers to represent The Bahamas in local and international events.”
During the signing held at the Nassau Street distribution center, the CEO also advised that the Brewery has committed to making this an annual event and is in the process of designing a special Floating Trophy for the winner of the Cup.
The first event in the Sands Beer Cup series is the Grand Bahama Open in Freeport, which was held at the Reef and Ruby courses March 4th and 5th. Other tournaments will be held in Nassau at Lyford Cay, Ocean Club and possibly Bahamar. The final event will be at Albany in October when the winner will be selected. Plans also include possible tournaments in both Exuma and Abaco.
“The National Amateur Championship and the Presidents Cup will also be a part of the Sands Beer Cup series,” noted Marvin Bethell, BGF's Vice President. “This event is scheduled to be held in Nassau from May 17 -19 at Lyford Cay, Ocean Club, and Albany respectively. It is anticipated that this event will be extended to include Bahamar on May 20th.”
Scoring for the Cup will be on a Modified Stapleford basis. Players will be required to play in a minimum #of rounds and the golfer with the best total net Stapleford points will be declared the winner of the SANDS BEER CUP. prizes will also be awarded to the winners in each division, where applicable. Further details of the tournament can be obtained from the BGF and will also be available shortly on the website at www.bahamasgolf.org