Golf gets into the swing of Movember

| 02/12/2013

(MO-COMM): When you think of a classic golf tournament your mind is naturally drawn to the golfing Majors – The Masters at Augusta, the U.S. Open, The (British) Open, and the US PGA Championship. But now I think it fair to say there is another “must see – must win” tournament on the golfing calendar – a fifth Major if you will or in this case a fifth MO’jor because The MOvember MO’PEN Championship 2013 is rapidly becoming the prestigious golf event of the year. The MOvember campaign aims to change the face of men’s health by raising awareness of men’s health issues such as prostate and testicular cance.

The MO’PEN CHAMPIONSHIP is a great fundraiser to help support the free-testing of men for prostate cancer and to make a donation to the building of the new Chemotherapy unit at the George Town Hospital. Participants in MOvember, known as “MO bros” grow moustaches as a symbol of their commitment to the cause.

And there were plenty of MO’s on show as 108 golfers (although I use the term loosely i.e. people with golf clubs) turned out at the North Sound Golf Club in Safe Haven to pit their wits in a four ball scramble and take part in a number of extra-curricular games that really testing their golfing abilities including putting and chipping, longest drives and closest-to-the-hole competitions.

KPMG took the top billing in the tournament itself narrowly beating off the guys from HSBC and Rawlinson & Hunter in a close finish. Wally Clark won the closest-to-the-pin with a superb chip. Alex Dawson won the Men’s Longest Drive, and Toni Pinkerton the Ladies Longest Drive with some fine club work.

Event organiser, JS de Jager said, “It was another great day of golf. All thanks to the volunteers, the players and the Sponsors for helping us raise over CI$12,000 on the day for the Cayman Islands Cancer Society.” It’s a fine example of how having fun and raising money for a great cause go hand in hand like hand in (golf) glove – a smooth fit indeed!

Golf in the Cayman Islands is in rude health and thanks to the efforts of everyone taking part in the MOvember MO’PEN Championship 2013 the importance of men’s health has a higher profile than ever before.

Thanks must go to the fine sponsors and supporters of this event and those who provided some great prizes. They include: Mourant Ozannes, Cayman Distributors, Kirk Freeport, Lobster Pot, Cayman Turtle Farm, Saxon Insurance, Cayman Islands Cancer Society, Boss Hoggs for great food, Waterman, Halo, DMS Broadcasting, pwc, Maples, AON, KPMG, Fidelity, Titan Development, Premier Wines and Spirits, Conyers, Dill and Pearman, Global Funds Management, Al La Kebab and Eurocar.

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