Team Ministry of Tourism wins Gold in Charity Golf Tournament


Team Ministry of Tourism comprising of Sylvester Joseph, Orlando Peters and captained by Sir Dr. Richie Richardson lead the pack in Sunday’s Charity Golf Tournament.



All players were in fine form and came ready for a fun yet competitive day of golf.



The winning team each receive a weekend for two prize sponsored by The Galley Bay Resort & Spa, Hodges Bay Resort & Spa and Curtain Bluff Resort.

They were also gifted with goodies from Automotive Art, Valvoline, Digicel and State Insurance Company Limited.

Prizes were also awarded for:

Closest to the Line Hole #18
WINNER – Sylvester Joseph of Team Ministry of Tourism.


Closest to the Pin at Hole #2
WINNER – Andrena De La Cruz, Team Cedar Valley Golf Club.




Closest to the Pin at Hole #11
WINNER – Sir Dr. Richie Richardson, Team Ministry of Tourism


Each winner received a Dinner for 2 at Hermitage Bay Resort and a bag of goodies from State Insurance Company Limited.

The Most Honest Team

The most honest team was captained by Mr. Zorol Barthley and sponsored by The Risk Management Broking and Consultancy.

The two novice players on that team were both awarded 6 months FREE membership to the Cedar Valley Golf Club with Training.


Congratulations to Mrs. Ruthlyn Matthias, Executive Director for the ABHTI and Ms. Ebony Edwards, Hospitality tutor at the ABHTI.

The benefiting charity – The Industrial Workshop for the Blind will be receiving a financial contribution of EC$12,000.

On behalf of the Ministry of Tourism and the Golf planning team, we wish to thank all our players, sponsors, partners and the team at the Cedar Valley Golf Club for hosting this inaugural event.

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  1. Congrats to all the players and winners for making the tournament a resounding success. I wish more and more Antiguans and Barbudans pick up this lovely sport of golf. Who knows, we may one day reach the PGA. Paul is close to that.

  2. @From The Sidelines…Yes Indeed! Yes indeed! Many more Antiguans and Barbudans should take up the sport of golf.

    However, due to the high costs of golfing gears, course fees, club memberships and public facilities, it’s not as attractive to many as cricket, football, basketball, swimming, track etc. Plus scholarships are few and far between to attend Colleges and Universities.

    A couple of things which can assist in advancing the game, especially among kindergarten to High School.

    A…utilize a portion of the Community Sporting fields by incorporating even just putting greens and when space permits, venues like those sponsored by the PGA known as First Tee.

    B…Collect used golf gears from bags to clubs to other accessories from Charities such as the Goodwill, Salvation Army, Walmart(they get donations of such constantly). While they may not be top of the line gears, golf clubs can last for decades. I’ve donated hundreds to the schools program and have hundreds more stored in Point and have access to many more, through a Non-Profit.

    C…The recent phenomenon in Golf besides the WM Phoenix Open with its Calypso Golf and Carnival Style atmosphere is #TOP GOLF.
    Top Golf would make a great addition to the Tourism product, attract a particular clientele and no doubt add to the interest of the Sport.
    Think TOP GOLF TOURNAMENT, and how Antigua, Barbuda & REDONDA can be instrumental in this, as we were in the establishment of CALYPSO CRICKET(double decker and Chickee) to the T20 of today.

    Ras Smood aka Jumbee_Picknee
    De ‘ole Dutty Peg Foot Bastard
    Vere C. Edwards

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