Today at the Lusignan Golf Club, 60 Golfers from Guyana, the Caribbean and North America are expected to participate in the Inaugural AMCHAM’s Open Golf Tournament and the entire family is being encouraged to turn out for a day of exciting Golf and lots of other activities for all ages.
Present at yesterday’s Event launch at the Marriot Hotel, were President of the Lusignan Golf Club (LGC), Aleem Hussain, Chairman of AMCHAM Guyana, Zulfikar Alli, Red Entertainment and AMCHAM Board member, Saskia Wyngaarde, Carum Group’s Imon Cummings and Local Golfer Richard Hanif.
This is the fourth tournament of the year with the others being the Guyana Cup, Lusignan Cup and the President’s Cup.
The tournament comprises of four Categories of Players – Championship 0-10, First Flight 11-20, Second Flight 21-32 (Stableford System) and Ladies Open 0-32 all competing for the title of the AMCHAM Best Gross Player and Best Net Player.
A Long Drive Championship is also planned where any person (even those who have never played Golf) can compete against AMCHAM Sponsored Golf Pro, Richard Hanif and $50,000 is at stake for any who hits the ball further than Hanif.
Golfing Members will pay US$50/G$10,000, while Golfing Invitees will pay US$75/G$15,000, while there will also Non-Golf Guest Passes for US$40/G$8,000 which includes Lunch and non-alcoholic beverages.
Alcoholic beverages will be on sale while the rental clubs and caddies are available for the event.
“When we host an event, it is something unlike any other! This inaugural golf tournament is a preview of things to come from AMCHAM Guyana as the tournament will be one of a kind, on a scale never seen before in Guyana,” informed Red Entertainment and AMCHAM Board member, Saskia Wyngaarde.
It was disclosed that a Championship Cup, Longest Drive and Nearest to Pin contests for the players will be held in addition to a special Putting Contest for young players under the age of 12 in which over 20 Medals will be Won.
There will be a Chip & Putt contest open for all ages and abilities for Big Prizes and Bragging Rights.
Entry fees for players include Snacks and drinks on the course for players, complimentary lunch and a Players Gift Bag.
Music and entertainment after play concludes for all ages, while there will be Trophies and Prizes for all levels of players. A Complimentary cocktail hour will take place from 4-5pm with wines from The Wine Cellar.
Hussain and Alli, along with Board Member Paul James are confident that this will be the first of many activities that the entities will host together as their philosophies and goals are very similar.
Hussain stated that the commitment by AMCHAM Guyana to make this an annual event that will grow tremendously in the years ahead, makes it a must for every business person to come out this year and partake in the event.
He emphasized that, “It is the best opportunity for networking and social mingling that has come along and it is not just for golfers. However, if you are a golfer who misses the opportunity to have your name placed first on the AMCHAM Cup, you will definitely regret it.”
In August 2018, AMCHAM Guyana was created to promote and create US-Guyana trade and business opportunities and partnerships. To date, both American and Guyanese companies have benefitted from the organization as more than 50 companies have become members.
“We all know that foreign investment will only increase in the coming years and the potential is enormous with the real job creation in Guyana coming not directly from oil, but rather in the sectors that support that industry, and AMCHAM Guyana, which was just an idea less than a year ago, demonstrates how quickly we must move. According to Former US Ambassador Perry Holloway, “This idea has reached fruition well before expectation.”
With AMCHAM existing in 28 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean, Chairman Zulfikar Ally said, “AMCHAM offers businesses and entrepreneurs the opportunity to network, make new contacts and transfer knowledge. We are using this event as a medium for community involvement and social corporate responsibility.”
AMCHAM Guyana is open to both foreign and local companies with business activities in Guyana. The board comprises a representative from each of the following 16 companies: ExxonMobil Guyana, Hess Guyana Exploration Ltd., Guyana Marriott Hotel, Queens Atlantic Investment Inc., Corum Group Guyana, GTT, Sol Guyana, Nabi and Sons Ltd., RED Entertainment, London House Chambers, Baker Hughes, Republic Bank, the National Milling Company of Guyana Inc. (NAMILCO), RAMPS Logistics, Massy Guyana Inc., and Machinery Corporation of Guyana (MACORP).
To join AMCHAM Guyana, interested companies and entrepreneurs can contact AMCHAM Guyana at [email protected] for application forms. Tickets and entry forms for the event will be available at all AMCHAM member companies, the Lusignan Golf Club or by calling the AMCHAM Guyana Office at 231-2524. (Sean Devers)
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