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Grey Goose returns to Bermuda

Turtle Hill Golf Club will host the Grey Goose World Par 3 Championship for the eighth consecutive year next spring, organisers have announced.

The 36-hole championship will include about 150 participants including “noted professionals” from March 17 and 18 at the Fairmont Southampton layout, with the Pro-Am taking place on March 19.

The Bermuda Tourism Authority and PGA Canada will continue as partners for the signature event that will again be hosted by Golf Channel personality Charlie Rymer.

The event has steadily grown since its inception and Paul Adams, the director of golf for Turtle Hill Golf Club, expects that to continue.

“Over the past seven years, the Grey Goose World Par 3 Championship has continued to grow international prestige and attention,” Adams said.

“The tournament keeps enjoying a wonderful relationship with Bacardi and its Grey Goose vodka brand. The partnership with the Bermuda Tourism Authority directly fulfills its goal of growing golf tourism in Bermuda.”

In addition to the professionals in the championship, the field will be rounded out by an impressive list of amateur golfers from the United States, Canada, Europe and Bermuda all vying for titles in the men's, women's and senior amateur divisions and a share of the $75,000 purse.

Former winners include Bermudian Daniel Augustus, PGA Tour winner Nick Taylor, PGA of Canada member Ian Doig, American Jordan Mitchell, Mark Mouland of the European Senior Tour and last year's winner Rafael Becker, of Brazil.

Prior to the World Par 3 Championship, local players will compete for entry into the tournament in the Bacardi National Par 3 Championship qualifier at Turtle Hill Golf Club from February 25 to 26.

“The Grey Goose World Par 3 Championship is a perfect fit for Bermuda,” Andrew Brooks, the director of golf for the BTA, said. “The championship plays host to an international field and players get a feel for the island and its hospitality while competing on one of the world's finest par 3 courses.

“Golf continues to be a key component of the overall strategic plan and value proposition of Bermuda, and we are delighted to partner with Fairmont Southampton and Bacardi to help drive golf business to the destination.”

Back again: Michael Sims hits out of the sand at Turtle Hill (Phototgraph by Blaire Simmons)

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Published October 07, 2016 at 9:00 am (Updated October 07, 2016 at 7:59 am)

Grey Goose returns to Bermuda

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