By 8:15 on the morning of Saturday, January 9, a group of Rotarians who organized the 13th Annual Golf Tournament in Treasure Cay, sat wondering if the rain would wash out the day. Half an hour later, the clouds cleared and the sun came out to welcome twenty four golfers to The Treasure Cay Golf Club House.
This year’s participants included second home owners from Treasure Cay, residents of Marsh Harbour and others settlements of Abaco, as well as others from New Providence representing the Rotary Clubs there. The proceeds of the tournament go to The Rotary Club of Abaco’s many community projects which include food boxes, scholarships and disaster relief.
Golf Pro Stephen Pedican directed the Four Man Scramble Golf Tournament, announcing that the Hole in One would be played on Hole number 8, with the lucky striker taking home a Chevy Truck donated by the Abaco Motor Mall. Additionally, the Longest Drive was to be tried on Hole number 17 and the Closest to the Pin on Hole number 15.
Pedican divided the players into six teams and off they went with Rotarian Reginald Patterson following in a separate cart to supply water and beer.
By noon, an assortment of sandwiches, desserts, and wine awaited the returning players. Glass trophies for winners and runners-up were displayed on the bar.
It was not until later in the afternoon that all the teams had returned, some taking their time to enjoy the peaceful surroundings.
Rotarian Deborah Curry handed out the trophies. Trevor Wallace, a member of Team 5, was rewarded for both the longest drive and the closest to the pin.
Team 6, comprised of Marty Sawyer, Damon Pinder, Kent Bethel, and Stephen Pedican won the tournament with Par 69. The runner-up team of Ronald Arthur, Jamie Pratt, Desmond Bootle, and Trevor Wallace followed with Par 70.
A raffle drawing and auction concluded the event.