This December sees the oldest Pro-Am golf tournament in the world celebrate an important birthday. Golf fans can experience the 60th anniversary of one of the island’s most enduring competitions, when the Goodwill Bermuda Golf Tournament runs from the 3rd to the 7th of December 2012.
The Bermuda Golf Association brings you the event which has been a popular spot on the tour since it first began in 1953. It has been played at by some of the top international golfers in the world, from the UK, Europe, the United States and Canada. It has seen many important tournaments for decades. But the organizers have gone all out to make this year’s contest the greatest ever. So why not join in the festivities?
This is a Best Ball Stroke tournament comprised of 72 holes, where golfers will be competing for a major cash prize. It takes in four different golf courses, spread across the island. Golfers will play a field consisting of Rosewood Tuckers Point, the Mid Ocean Club, Riddell’s Bay Golf & Country Club and the Port Royal Golf Club.
Amateur golfers will play to at most, a 20 handicap, making up approximately 75%. There is a choice of three professional divisions, Men’s, Junior’s or Senior Division, as well as a Ladies Division. This is a diverse event with a great deal to offer.
There will be plaudits for Low Gross and Low Net. If players have the same score, there will be a play off. This goes for the professional tournament as well. It is due to go ahead on the 7th of December. Non professionals will also be awarded for having the furthest drive and finishing nearest the pin, among other prizes.
Golfing fans will be pleased to hear, that this year’s tournament will, for the first time, see restaurants and bars running at reduced rates. There will also be free admission and it will have a number of shops, where you can pick up a souvenir of the Goodwill Bermuda Golf Tournament.
Check out our things to do in Bermuda series for ideas on what to see and do, while coming for the Goodwill Bermuda Golf Tournament.
The Goodwill Bermuda Golf Tournament 2012
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