Jamaica's top amateur golfers will display their talents at the 13th annual SANTA Golf Tournament, scheduled to take place at the Constant Spring Golf Club tomorrow.
In what has become the largest annual Jamaican charity golf event, the tournament is expected to attract more than 150 participants, along with their families and friends. The competition, which will tee off as early as 6 a.m. will take place in eight categories - five for men, two women and a junior category (11-18).
"It was very satisfying to score 78, when I had been struggling to break 90 before," said last year's overall tournament winner, Livingstone Morrison, deputy governor at the Bank of Jamaica, about his performance in the event. He advised participants that: "My win was the result of a continuous effort in managing my emotions on the course."
SANTA, which stands for 'Seeing A Need, Taking Action,' benefits local charities such as the Wortley Home; Peace and Love in Schools (PALS); the Laws Street Trade Training Centre; Mustard Seed Communities (Mary's Child); Stella Maris Foundation and the Salvation Army.
"All of these charities impact on the lives of children and young people," tournament co-organiser Aditi Dhiman, said, "and, Christmas is always a good time to respond to their needs."
She noted that a total of $1.5 million was raised for charity from last year's event, which exceeded the $1.2 million raised the previous year; adding, "I believe that SANTA does fulfil its purpose, and invite golfers to participate."