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Sandals Latin American Travel Agents Golf Tourney tees off

Published:Friday | October 2, 2015 | 10:00 AM
Garth Laird

OCHO RIOS:

More than 100 golfers will participate in the annual Latin American Travel Agents Golf Tournament which tees off this morning at the Sandals Golf and Country Club in Ocho Rios.

Travel agents from Brazil, Argentina, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Colombia and Panama are being hosted at Beaches Ocho Rios, as the resort chain reaches out to the Latin American market for holiday, and hopefully, professional golfers.

The two-day event will comprise teams playing in a four-man scramble format, putting their skills to the test competing in various competitions throughout the tournament.

Categories to be contested include: Overall Champions and Runners-Up; Closest to Pin Female; Closest to Pin Male; Longest Drive Female; Longest Drive Male.

Miguel Arthurs, general manager of the Sandals Golf and Country Club, said the event promises to be an interesting affair and the course was in great condition for excellent scores.

"We anticipate a good tournament and all systems are go for two days of splendid golf, " Arthurs noted.

Garth Laird, Sandals Resorts' director of travel industry programmes, was upbeat about the event, noting that this year promises to be the most exciting yet.

"All is in place for what promises to be a great event," Laird said. "The Travel Agents Golf Tournament is of great benefit to both Jamaica as a golfing destination and Sandals Resorts, as the Latin American market is a growing one and gives the travel partners a chance to experience the products first-hand, hence being better able to market the destination and facilities to their respective clients."