Trinidad’s “Prince” seeks a Hole In One at Bermuda, Lara to play in Port Royal Pro-Am
West Indies cricket sensation Brian Lara is returning to Bermuda for the 30th PGA Grand Slam of Golf and will play in the event’s Pro-Am on Monday, the PGA of America has announced.
Lara was a fans’ favourite when he played in the 2010 Grand Slam Pro-Am at Port Royal as a guest of then-Premier Dr Ewart Brown.
This year he will return as a guest of his long-time friend, Hall of Fame golfer Ernie Els, winner of the 2012 Claret Jug.
“Brian Lara’s return to Port Royal and the Grand Slam is fantastic news,” said Andy Burrows, Chairman of the Grand Slam Committee.
“Brian was so great with the fans two years ago and spectators were excited to see him play golf almost as well as he plays cricket. Anyone who missed the excitement two years ago gets a second chance now.”
Pro-Am spectators were delighted in 2010 when Lara, Els and Brown famously played a quick game of cricket on the 16th tee at Port Royal. Els went on to win the 28th PGA Grand Slam of Golf title and that day Bermuda also presented Lara with an honorary lifetime membership to Port Royal Golf Course.
Popular TV personality Robin Meade of HLN’s Morning Express will also play in the Grand Slam Pro-Am. Ms Meade is new to the game of golf and her enthusiasm for it is said to be infectious. (Rest of the story can be found at BERMUDA SUN)