Veteran golfer Rabindranath ‘Pandit Ravi’ Persaud, Lusignan Golf Club Secretary, who has been in winners row several times in the last few months and has his sights set on doing well in both the Lusignan Open in July and the International Guyana Open Invitational in November, won convincingly in his category – the ‘B’ Flight – and at the same time took the overall Best Net score in the Foodtown Restaurant’s Inaugural Golf Tournament on Saturday last.
Teeing off excitedly at 12:30pm the golfers determined to cart off a prize in their Flight, as this Tournament was played on the Flights format, similar to the Guyana Open. There were three Flights, categorized as A, B and C, with the category covering players’ handicaps as follows: A, 0 – 9; B, 10 – 18; and C, 19 – 28 for males and 19 – 36 for females.
The Course was much more playable than the previous weekend, so that golfers were encouraged to excel. On his part Pandit Ravi opined, “I determined to keep my head clear – not to let any bad plays discourage me – and to play a good game and I was rewarded for it!”
Winners for the day were: A Flight – Avinash Persaud 70/2; B Flight ‘Ravi’ Persaud 65/16; and C Flight – Clifford Reis 74/25. The Best Gross of 72 was won by Avinash. Other good scores were returned in the three Flights as follows: A Flight – Mark Lashley 75/9; Nazeem Haniff 77/8; and Vijay Deo 77/9. B Flight – Richard Haniff 66/11; Hilbert Shields 69/18; and Fazil Haniff 70/16. C Flight – Maurice Solomon 83/22.
On hand to present prizes were the Owner and CEO of Foodtown Restaurant, Mr. Rudy Ramalingum, and representatives of the Restaurant. In his congratulating the winners Mr. Ramalingum, whose business had been one of the sponsors of the Guyana Open 2017, indicated his delight at being able to contribute again to the Golf Club, and expressed a commitment to continue support.
This was his first visit to the Golf Club, and he was heartened at what he saw. The Food Town Restaurant and Distribution Outlet, of 266 Newton Street, Enmore, East Coast, Demerara, (tel: 668-7419 or 644-3118) did a superb job of catering for golfers for the tournament, providing snacks during play, and a splendid meal with dessert after play. It took a voice from each of three Executives to express gratitude to Foodtown for their great support, President Aleem Hussain, Secretary Rabindranath Persaud, and Dr Joaan Deo standing in for Captain Chen Deo.
An outstanding and noteworthy feature of Foodtown is its willingness to assist anyone with an entrepreneurial spirit who has a desire to start a food business but does not have the capital or resources to do so on his/her own.
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