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Medics on the course!

Published:Friday | February 5, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Earl Davy (left) enjoys the vibes with fellow engineer, Jassel Dunstan, at the charity golf tournament at Cinnamon Hill, St James, last Saturday. - Barbara Ellington/Lifestyle Editor

The island's neurosurgeons, led by Dr Carl Bruce, and their colleagues from the United States of America had the Jamaica Jazz and Blues festival as the backdrop for their annual charity fund-raiser in Montego Bay on January 29 and 30. There were lots of networking opportunities for the medical experts and their sponsor, Digicel, at the upscale Ritz-Carlton Resort at last Friday night's pre-tournament cocktail party.

As they surveyed the course on Saturday, January 30, the 15 professional golfers among the 75 entries felt nothing to fear from the medics, who would have been handicapped after a night of fun and frolic at the Trelawny Multi-purpose Stadium. But the doctors gave it their best.

The prizes were fabulous, too, from Movado watches to a painting from Island Art and Framing, not to mention the beautiful crystal trophy and vase from Baptist Hospital in Southern Florida. These were presented by representative Kathleen Tuitt. Niall Sheehy, Joy Clarke and Donnovan White presented BlackBerry Curves on behalf of the sponsor.

To keep things mellow, Appleton rum flowed freely and Chesna Haber led an affable team of bartenders, as well as made presentations to winners. Niall Sheehy won a karaoke set for placing seventh in the tournament. Who would have thought a prize would be given for best blood pressure? It went to Winston Watson!