Digicel Open Golf Tournament…Adams positive ahead of today’s start
With the Digicel Open Golf Tournament set to commence today, Carlos Adams, one of the players to confirm participation, speaking with Kaieteur Sport yesterday exuded confidence of doing well.
Adams, who plays with a 28 handicap, said he is in excellent shape and his all-round game has improved immensely and he is rearing to hit the greens which according to him are in immaculate condition.
He stated that his game has been improving all the while and even though every player’s wish is to win the tournament, playing off a 28 handicap gives him a very good chance of winning the event.
Adams mentioned players such as last year’s champion Roy Cummings, Alfred Mentore, Kishan Bacchus, Ian Gouveia, Colin Ming, Brian Hackett, William Walker, Christine Sukhram, Joann Deo, Vijay Deo and Munaff Arjune as among a group of players capable of lifting the coveted trophy.
“The field is quite open and everyone that tees off today has a chance of winning,” Adams told this newspaper.
According to him, it will come down to who wants it the most and how well you play on the day, referring to golf as being such a game where you love it today when the shots are falling and hate it the next day when the bogeys’ seem to be following you everywhere.
The ebullient, but outspoken golfer disclosed that he is currently happy with his form, informing that his putting has been consistent and credits this to the hard work done over the months.
Adams, though, felt a lot more work needed to be done in other facets of his game to make it complete and even hinted jovially about his friendliness with the rough which at times could be kind, but on another occasion extremely brutal.
He said according to reports the Course is in excellent condition and commended the club’s management for doing a very good job in getting it into the kind of shape that could be conducive for a close finish after two days.
Adams added that with the Guyana Open scheduled to commence the following week, golfers will be looking to produce their best performance to ready themselves for the prestigious event which will have a large contingent of overseas participants.
Commenting on the stature of the tournament, Adams accepted the fact that it is one of the major events on the golf calendar, adding that many players look forward to its staging and are always eager to do their best.
One of the players to have played in the tournament since its inception, Adams said it brings a lot of fun and the views expressed by all about its quality and relevance are the same.
He extended thanks to Digicel for its continued support to the sport and referred to the tournament as fantastic.