The 2017 Landro Minors Memorial Golf Tournament was held at the Ocean View Golf Course with several teams from across the island taking to the Golf Course.
The team of Brian Morris Sr., Brian Morris Jr., Mark Ray and Allan Wilkinson carded a 14-Under Par to claim the Title.
Finishing in second was the team of Oliver Pitcher Sr., Philip Pitcher, Damon Mussenden and McLaren Lowe who shot 10-Under Par, also shooting 10-Under Par was the third place team of Sammy Robinson, Daniel Augustus, Antoine Lugo and Rudell Pitcher.
The team of Damon Robaine, Anthony Bascome, Jeff Tyrell and Ajaun Lamb finished fourth.
Thursday, February 16, 2017
Smith & Thomas University Finish 3rd in Invitational
Zayla Smith and her Thomas University Women's Golf teammates tied for third in the Coastal Georgia Winter Invitational at the King and Prince Golf Course with a score of 328-320–648.
Thomas University had three golfers finish in the top 10.
Conference rival SCAD Savannah won the invitational with a 324-317–641, while Cumberland (Ky.) finished second with a 320-325–645.
Caroline Parrish led Thomas University and finished tied for sixth overall with an 80-79–159, while Heidi Hinz and Kristen Sculley both placed tied for ninth with a score of 84-76–160 and 77-83–160, respectively.
Smith recorded an 88-82–170, while Genevieve Courtney produced an 87-84–171.
Tuesday, February 14, 2017
Ocean View Celebrate 63rd Anniversary
Rev. Lowe & Premier Dunkley Shaking Hands
The Ocean View Golf & Country Club once again celebrated the most notable day of year for them recently.
Sunday February 12th began as usual with a transcendent church service officiated by the Rev. Rudolph Ebbin. The audience was led into different components of the service from a rendition of the history by Joyce Dice to being serenaded by Maxwell Maybury. The opening prayer was delivered by Jill Burt.
It was the time for the club, families of the founders, and founding members to reflect and respectfully remember the sacrifices made in the past to enable people of color to play golf on island.
This year was monumentally special because the club was awarded the opportunity to honor the Rev. Vernon Lowe. Rev Lowe and Harrison Simons are the only two surviving members of the original executive body of the club. Rev Lowe resides in the United States and happened to be on the island for this prestigious event.
The service was followed by a 8 a.m. Shotgun Golf Tournament which Rev. Lowe competitively participated with the Premier Michael Dunkley, the chairman of the Board of Trustees Mark Crockwell and executive member Larry Brangman.
The prize-giving ceremony presents various trophies given to the club in memory of loved ones who served on the original executive committee. The luncheon was attended in excess of 90 family, guests and members.
All were tastefully educated with a stunning historical path led by Rev Lowe which told of the challenges and obstacles that were faced in the 50’s and early 60’s.
Ocean View has progressed developmentally of late however there is so much more room for advancement.
The historical significance of the club remains just as strong and resilient as it did 50 years ago with dedicated staff, a loyal executive and a committed membership body. It is the hope that golfers would take advantage of the opportunity to connect with the club at the most reasonable membership rates on the island and that non golfers would want to join and be a part of the growth of a legendary club.
Ocean View continues to appreciate the memories past while anticipating a new and exciting future.
Sunday, February 12, 2017
Ocean View 63rd Memorial Tournament
The 63rd Memorial Ocean View Golf Tournament took place with several Trophies presented on the day.
Ann Symonds won the Charles Spot Baker Memorial Ladies Gross Trophy with a score of 79, while Ann Mitchell won the Willard Usher Memorial Ladies Net Trophy with a score of 65.
With a score of 75 Kavon Trott won the Lillian/Rogers Outerbridge Memorial Men’s Gross Trophy and with a score of 69 Larry Brangman captured the Monty Mallory Memorial Men’s Net Trophy.
The Hubert Simmons Seniors Gross Trophy went to Millard Beach with a score of 79, while Mahlon Smith won the Bill Pitt Senior Net Trophy with a score of 64.
Sunday, February 05, 2017
New Bermuda Four-Ball Champions Crowned
With rounds of 1-over 72 and 6-under 65 Ben Hodge and Richard Neame were crowned the Bermuda Four-Ball Champions at the Port Royal Golf Course, while Tracy Nash and Katyna Rabain won the Ladies Division.
Beginning the day two-strokes off the pace Hodge and Neame put together a final day rally to remember with a Bogey-free Second Round.
Their first three Birdies came in succession from holes 3-5 and then after making the turn Hodge and Neame rolled in additional Birdies on the 11th, 13th and 18th holes.
The final Birdie pushed them to 5-under for the weekend and gave them a final margin of three-strokes.
First round leaders Jarryd Dillas and Will Haddrell ended up second at 2-under following their second straight 1-under 70, while third place at even-par it was Mark and Chris Phillips.
The Senior Division title went to Craig Christensen and Bill Pitt.
Nash and Rabain finished with a combined score of 160, they finished one stroke ahead of the duo of Ann Symonds and Tracy Burgess, while Katrin Burnie and Linda Down finished in third with a combined score of 164.
Men’s Championship Final Leaderboard
137 Ben Hodge / Richard Neame 140 Jarryd Dillas / Will Haddrell 142 Mark Phillips / Chris Phillips 145 Damian Palanyandi / Eric West 147 Robert Vallis / Hav Trott 152 Jevon Roberts / John Park 153 Kenny Leseur / Kheary Swan 156 Simon Biggs / Michael McCrimmon 157 Shawn Knight / Bentley Gibbons 157 Scott Barnett / Julian Brassington 161 Gary Burnet / Haynes Finney 162 Wayne Balcombe / Ricky Cox 162 Samson Douglas / Chris Steele 162 Gordon Cooper / Graham Frith 164 Stefano Barioni / Keith Trott 167 Ed Frey / Damon Mussenden 168 Ed Quiery / Tariq Ahmed 173 Nicolas Plianthos / James McInnes 176 Robert Cunha / Niall O'Hare 187 Thomas Ahl / Kurtis Hewitt
Ladies Championship Final Leaderboard
160 Tracy Nash / Katyna Rabain 161 Ann Symonds / Tracy Burgess 164 Katrin Burnie / Linda Down 169 Sylvia Tavares / Donna Jones 175 Susan Vallis / Elaine Stevens 179 Wendy Salvia / Ann Mitchell 196 Joan Wood / Carol Mullan 197 Mary Kay Terceira / Margaret Turner
Senior Men’s Championship Final Leaderboard
150 Craig Christensen / Bill Pitt 157 Gary Carr / Mark Kaplen 158 Jerome Bradshaw / Franklyn Furbert 160 Michael Tavares / John Brough 160 Alexander White / Alistair Smith 169 Eldon Lewis / Glenn Souza 177 Alan Boardman / Mark Beasley 183 Lionel Turner / Max Abend