The Grand Palladium Hotels and Resorts team won the top major awards at the 56th Jamaica Open Golf Tournament hosted by the Jamaica Golf Association (JGA), at the Tryall Golf Course, on Montego Bay’s outskirts, on Saturday, October 28.
The team comprising Pro, Orville Christie, Jamie Cox, Dwight Spence and Devon Lindsay, won both first place and the “Corporate Team” prizes.
The tournament featured the JGA annual Pro-Am on Saturday and Sunday October 29, as well as a special “UWI Break Challenge” open event, in association with the American Foundation, for the University of the West Indies (UWI), on Sunday at the Cinnamon Hill Golf Course.
This annual event is a great opportunity for golf enthusiasts and industry professionals to visit Jamaica and celebrate the best in golf, at the championship held at the world renowned Tryall Golf Club.
The JGA’s partnership with the Palladium Hotel Group acknowledges the importance of the sport, recognising the efforts and achievements of golf players, in a prestigious ceremony attended by personalities and industry leaders in Jamaica.
Gerardo De Groot, resort general manager at Grand Palladium Jamaica & Lady Hamilton Resort & Spa, said it was an honour for the hotel to host this important event and contribute to sport development and Jamaica’s tourism industry.
“We have tremendous infrastructure in our country for golf including beautiful weather all year round and warm and friendly people. There is great potential for Jamaica’s increased participation in the golf tourism segment for North America,” affirmed De Goot.
Guests at the Infinity Bar enjoyed the extraordinary facilities of the Grand Palladium Jamaica Resort & Spa hotel and a gastronomical experience provided by the hotel’s chef.
In her opening remarks, Merricka Dyer Cunningham, hotel sales manager, said it is a great opportunity for Palladium Hotels Group being a sponsor of the 56th staging of the Jamaica Open and “the Jamaica Golf Association’s values of respect, responsibility, etiquette, sensitivity, and tradition are key values that help to nurture junior golfers, ensuring longevity to the sport. This, in turn, connects stakeholders in the industry with mutual benefits to all parties involved”.