Pandemonium at opening of 54th Caribbean Amateur Golf Championship: OECS Member breaks away from Opening Ceremony to unleash grouse publicly – Possible sanctions to follow
The Caribbean Amateur Golf Championships held their opening ceremony Tuesday evening at the Almond Beach Hotel, St. Peter. Tourism Minister Richard Sealy was late in arriving and communicated the pageantry should flow without him, Sealy eventually addressed the golfers from nine countries.
Before his subsequent appearance, however, action unfolded that no one had foreseen – it was as unexpected as Tiger Woods‘ massive and steamy sex life hidden by Master’s jackets, tee sticks and caddy carts.
In fact, it was the matter of no carts for some of the Men’s tournaments which was the bone of contention, this is what happened and took everyone by surprise;-
When the Manager of the OECS team was contacted, he asked for a breathing space as he admitted he was still too angry to give a rational reaction to the ugly incident. He did indicate suspension was least of the sanctions to ensue, the defaulter may also face a ban pending a disciplinary hearing. Tee off was earlier on Wednesday and it continues for four days, ending Saturday evening. Competition is in Hoerman Cup (men &) women, Seniors, Mid-Amateurs and Super Seniors.
The Dominican Republic, Turks & Caicos, Caymans, Trinidad, Puerto Rico, Panama, OECS, Jamaica and Barbados are the nations competing for the trophies. What was amazing about the outburst was the fact that it could have been broached during the cocktails when no one would be the wiser since there was a Tuk Band for the benefit of the territories competing.
It’s understood the objector who was so vehement is in fact a veteran of a decade’s play and therefore should clearly have known better than to disrupt the proceedings. There were also informal and official Discussion arenas for players to express desires for improvements and the matter of men having to walk all of Royal Westmoreland was tackled at every point, so the tantrum was a severe shock for all involved.
There’s a junior golf programme which is being introduced to Barbados at the Gordon Greenidge school on Thursday at 10 a.m. This is an inovative programme and involves the Barbados Golf Association and Trinidadian representatives.