24th Annual St. Maarten Open Golf Tournament

~ Mullet Bay Golf Course April 16th and 17th ~

MULLET BAY:  The St Maarten Golf Association SMGA will host its 24th annual St. Maarten Open Golf Tournament on Saturday and Sunday April 16th and 17th, 2016 at the Mullet Bay Golf Course.

Proceeds from the event will benefit multiple pre-selected local community organizations.

The festivities will begin with registration on Friday April 15th at the Golf Course followed by an opening reception for all participants, sponsors, media and invited guests from 19:00h – 21:00h at Sunset Beach Bar. Guests will have a chance to mix and mingle and greet many long-time friends from other islands as well as meeting new ones.

So far the SMGA received a total amount of 89 registered golfers and they expect to go over 90 players when the tournament starts. Including a large contingent of local players from St. Maarten and St. Martin, there will be some very talented and highly competitive golfers from our neighboring islands like Anguilla, St. Kitts, Nevis, Curacao and Guadeloupe as well as players from Canada, U.S.A., United Kingdom and the Netherlands.

This 36 holes stroke play tournament will kick off with the first round of 18 holes on Saturday morning April 16th at 7:00AM. The second round will be played on Sunday April 17th. Following the tournament, an awards and recognition party will be held at SKY BEACH Rooftop Beach & Lounge in Maho for participants, sponsors, media and invited guests between 18:00h – 21:00h.

This two day tournament is made possible due to our year round major contributors Mullet Bay Resort and Golf Course and CC1, combined with the tremendous annual support and sponsorships from a huge amount of local and international businesses.

A  very special thanks goes out to:

Mullet Bay Golf Course and CC1

Our PLATINUM sponsors:

Anderson Fabrics                    Bank of Nova Scotia                            Caribtrans

WAAPPEN weekly events guide and map                                          Sol Antilles

PJIA                                        SXM Timeshare Association               RBC Bank                  

Générali Assurance                 UTS                                                    

 Our GOLD sponsors:

Audi Motorworld                     Prime Distributors                              BZSE Law

Sonesta Great Bay Resort       Oyster Bay Beach Resort                    Sunset Beach Bar       

Rendezvous Tour Co               Sky Beach Rooftop Lounge                 Boogaard Insurances             

CIBC First Caribbean Bank   S.H.T.A.                                              Global Purchasing     

Starz City Casino                    The Daily Herald                                Winair Airlines

Windward Islands Bank          Electec                                                 Cuba Travel Services

US Laundry                                                    

And a large amount of other sponsors and contributors:

Too numerous to mention that contributed in different ways through cash donations, hotel stays, dinner vouchers, gift vouchers, certificates, tickets etc.

During all tournament days great prizes will be raffled and auctioned off with all net proceeds going to the selected community organizations. Next to that all amateur competitors are eligible for the hole in one prize where for the first player that hits an ace on hole number 11 can win a Hyundai i30.

The SMGA is a non-profit organization of avid golfers that promotes the practice of the game of golf and to foster community sense. The SMGA organizes golf matches and tournaments for its members and non-members and donates most of its proceeds that are made through membership fees and during these events like the St. Maarten Open to multiple community organizations on the island.

If you like more information about this event or schedule an interview with either the SMGA President Mr. Keith Graham or the SMGA Tournament Director  Mr. Rodney Tackling or please call Marc Groeneveld at +1721-553 22 34.

The Board of the St. Maarten Golf Association

(Keith Graham, Rodney Tackling, Mark Hanauer, Ricardo Perez, Jan Peter Holtland, Ivan Havertong and Marc Groeneveld)