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Sports Briefs

Published:Saturday | October 22, 2016 | 12:00 AM

KCNK's charity golf tournament

The Kiwanis Club of New Kingston (KCNK) will be hosting its 17th annual charity golf tournament on Saturday, November 12, at the Constant Spring Golf and Country Club.

The theme for this year's tournament is 'Tee Off for Charity with KCNK - Follow Through For Kids with Sickle Cell'. Part proceeds from the tournament will be used to increase awareness of this ailment and improve the lives of those who currently suffer from its impact.

This year's tournament will be an 18-hole Stableford Tournament, with a start time of 7 a.m. This annual charity golf tournament has become a major event on the Jamaica Golf Association's calendar. Tournament director is David Mais.

Phoenix Lodge charity golf

The annual Phoenix Lodge charity golf tournament is on today at the Constant Spring Golf Club. Tee times are 7 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The format of the tournament is based on an 18-hole individual stableford of 7/8 handicap in four flights. It's open to men, senior men, super seniors, ladies, and juniors.

Trophies and prizes include weekends for two, Caribbean Airlines tickets, and electronics. Entry fee is $4,000.

Part proceeds from this year's tournament will aid the National Children's Home, the Port Royal Basic School, the Port Royal Scholarship Fund, and the Caribbean Maritime Institute Scholarships.

Dean Martin Memorial Swim Classic

The 2016 Dean Martin Memorial AB Long Course Swim Classic is now on at the National Aquatic Centre. Session two for 10 and under takes place this morning at 8:30, while session three for 11 and over (CARIFTA Age Group) begins at 1 p.m.

The event is the season opener for the Amateur Swimming Association of Jamaica in which swimmers will be looking to make their CARIFTA cuts and measure themselves against international counterparts using the 2013-2019 Motivational Age Group Time Standards. These time standards are designed to encourage age-group swimmers to step their swimming up to the next level. Obtaining a time in the AA category will get a swimmer selected to train for the national development squad. CARIFTA 2017 will be held from April 12-16 next year in The Bahamas.