MULLET BAY, Sint Maarten, — Over the weekend 24 avid golfers split up in 6 teams and headed out to a softly moon lit Mullet Bay Golf Course to show off their skills in the dark.

Geared up with glowing golf balls and a pair of flashlights each team was trying to score as low as possible. After a fierce battle, lost balls and near hits the surprising winner of this year’s Moonlight Scramble was ‘The Flying Dutchmen’ consisting of Edu Denkelaar, Jan Hendrik Boekhaar, Jan Peter Holtland and Thomas Zorn who ended the 9 holes stroke play event with a total score of 31 net.

With a combined handicap of 109 Team ‘The Flying Dutchmen’ was on a mission to proof that you don’t need to be a pro to have fun playing golf or to win a tournament.

Second prize was won by the team of Ricardo Perez, Lee Hallam, Mr. Fred and Mr. Bep with a total score of 32 net. Third prize was taken by team of Geoff Heilman, Ian Gurr, Leslie Struthers and Jean de Lasalle with a total net score of 33.

After the golf a wonderful prize giving ceremony was hosted at the Crazy Cow Bar and Restaurant across the airport where all teams enjoyed snacks and drinks until late at night.

The next tournament organized by the SMGA and open for non-members as well, is the annual two day St. Maarten Open Golf Tournament that takes place in the weekend of April 18 and 19. For more information on this this tournament or membership please contact the Golf Shop at the Mullet Bay Golf Course or check out the SMGA Facebook site at