St Kitts & Nevis Pro-Am 2018 Results
Team takes top spots at St. Kitts & Nevis Admirals Cup Pro Am Golf Tournament
St. Kitts Tourism Authorityhosted its eighth annual St. Kitts & Nevis Admirals Cup Pro-Am Tournament, with UK teams winning in both the Pro-Am and Am-Am divisions.
UK Team Mannings Heath Golf Club beat competing teams from the USA, Canada, UK and Caribbean regions.
The team, made up of Host Professional Tom Hayward and amateurs Jack Hayward, Ed Massam, and Elliot Cloy, earn't a spot in the Admirals Cup Pro-Am after winning the TP Tour Grand Final previously in November. In St. Kitts, the Mannings Heath Pro-Am team dominated the field from the first day of the 54-hole team event winning by 18 shots over the East Bank Club from Chicago, Illinois. In the Am-Am Division, the team of Ed Massam and Elliot Coy were crowned inaugural champions.
“We had a truly memorable trip. The golf courses were fantastic and the event was run brilliantly.” Said Tom Hayward and rising touring professional on the TP Tour, “We look forward to returning to St. Kitts and Nevis to defend our titles and will spread the word about this great event. We’ll work hard to bring more teams from the UK along with us”
The tournament, which is the
destination’s premier event for golfers, took place between 3 – 8 February 2018.
This prestigious five-day team tournament, now in its eighth year, pairs a PGA professional and three amateurs to form Pro-Am teams, and is jointly staged at the Royal St. Kitts Golf Club and the Robert Trent Jones II course at the Four Seasons Resort Nevis.
In the eight years the event has been running, more than 100 teams and 1,000 total attendees have experienced all the elements St. Kitts and Nevis has to offer as a must-visit golf destination. Beyond the golf rounds, attendees enjoyed nightly dinner functions, including a private Super Bowl Viewing Party at the Carambola Beach Club, exhilerating speedboat transfers between St. Kitts and Nevis, guided island tours and adventure excursions like zip lining and snorkeling, authentic Kittitian cuisine, and several types of lodging accommodations to choose from. This year’s tournament hotel partners included the St. Kitts Marriott & The Royal Beach Casino, Four Seasons Resort Nevis, and the Silver Reef Condo Resort.
This year also marked the introduction of the new ‘Am – Am’ division, where pairs of amateurs competed in a separate three-day best ball stableford. This new addition allows for more players to compete in the tournament without having to take part with a host professional.
The St. Kitts & Nevis Admirals Cup is the only golf event of its kind with tournament rounds contested simultaneously on two different Caribbean islands.
Minister Lindsay Grant said: “St. Kitts was thrilled to host the golf tournament on island for the eighth year and welcome teams from across the globe. Congratulations to the Mannings Heath team in the UK and to all the golfers for participating.”
Racquel Brown, CEO of St. Kitts Tourism Authority, said: “St. Kitts is fast becoming a must play Caribbean golf destination. The Royal St. Kitts Golf Club is spectacularly positioned between the Atlantic Ocean and the Caribbean Sea and with a challenging stretch of oceanfront holes and spectacular views of the Southeast Peninsula. Congratulations to all this year’s participants and we hope to welcome them back next year.”
For more information on the St. Kitts and Nevis Admirals Cup, visit www.golfstkittsandnevis.com or contact the St. Kitts Tourism Authority’s preferred Golf Tour Operator in the UK, A Golfing Experience, on 01494 875164 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.