25th annual St. Maarten open golf tournament April 22-23



MULLET BAY – The St. Maarten Golf Association (SMGA) will host its 25th annual St. Maarten Open Golf Tournament on Saturday, April 22, and Sunday, April 23, 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 21, at the Golf Course followed by an opening reception for all participants, sponsors, media and invited guests from 7:00pm-10:00pm 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 meet new ones.

So far the SMGA received a total of 75 registered golfers, and they expect to get to 85 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 neighboring islands like Anguilla, St. Kitts, Nevis, Curaçao and Guadeloupe as well as players from Canada, USA, United Kingdom and the Netherlands.

This 36-hole stroke play tournament will kick off with the first round of 18 holes on Saturday morning, April 22, at 7:00am. The second round will be played on Sunday, April 23. Following the tournament, an awards and recognition party will be held at SKY BEACH Rooftop Beach and Lounge in Maho for participants, sponsors, media and invited guests from 6:00pm-9:00pm.

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

Special thanks go out to: CC1 and Mullet Bay Golf Course. Platinum sponsors: Anderson Fabrics; Caribtrans; Cariburo / Dauphin Telecom; Générali Assurance; PJIA; Sol Antilles; SXM Timeshare Association; US Laundry. Gold sponsors: Aon Insurance Brokers; Argos; Audi Motorworld; Boogaard Insurances; BZSE Law Office; Electec; First Caribbean International Bank; First Response; Global Purchasing/Guichard; Holland House Beach Hotel; Oyster Bay Beach Resort; SBS Building Supplies; SHTA; Sky Beach Rooftop Lounge; Sonesta Great Bay Resort & Casino; Starz City Casino; Sunset Beach Bar; Winair Airlines; Windward Islands Bank.

And 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 i10.

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.

For more information about this event or to schedule an interview with either the SMGA President Keith Graham or SMGA Tournament Director Rodney Tackling, call Marc Groeneveld at +1 (721) 553-2234.