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.

Foreground: ex-BLP Tourism Minister Noel "Barney" Lynch seems to be gaining a rather schadenfreude glee from the CAGC debacle in the Conference Room at Alomond Beach, here we see one of the senior executives asking for the protester to leave the facility

Foreground: ex-BLP Tourism Minister Noel "Barney" Lynch seems to be gaining a rather schadenfreude glee from the CAGC debacle in the Conference Room at Almond Beach, here we see one of the senior executives asking for the protester to leave the facility

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.

Guests and dignitaries at the calm before the storm...

Guests and dignitaries at the calm before the storm...

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.

While everyone was distracted with the Caymans gal and the Stilt Walkers, the OECS objector could have made a pitch for his cause with no one aware that a strenuous objection was happening...

While everyone was distracted with the Caymans gal and the Stilt Walkers, the OECS objector could have made a pitch for his cause with no one aware that a strenuous objection was happening...

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.

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  1. I don’t care for or against Tiger Woods or for his skill (placing a ball into a hole – “un trou de balle” en Fran?ais (!) but this American concept of apologetic laundry performed in public through “confession” and likely absolution reeks of something called superstition. It is as if apology were supposed to wipe out all misdeeds, in other words to cancel the past and culprits could start again with a new virginity. So we see the present Pope, previously Grand Inquisitor, apologizing for the Inquisition and also for the church mistreatment of women through the ages – thousands of them burned as witches (far more than men prosecuted for the same thing). It’s a good thing Hitler is dead. If alive, he might be “apologizing” for Auschwitz and other such places. Following which some characters would conclude that it’s all over, we should forget it and everybody “gotta move on.”

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