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Bermuda Championship donates $20,000 to BGA

Brian Gay won the 2020 Bermuda Championship at Port Royal Golf Course (Photograph by Blaire Simmons)

Organisers of the Bermuda Championship have donated $20,000 to the Bermuda Golf Association in appreciation of the support they received from the local community that helped make last year’s event at Port Royal Golf Course a huge success.

“We are so grateful for the support shown by the people of Bermuda this past year to make the second Bermuda Championship a success and help us give back to our community,” Sean Sovacool, the tournament director, said in a press release.

“The hard work of non-profits like the Bermuda Golf Association show us first-hand the positive impact from funds raised through the tournament.

“We are proud to play a role in supporting the future of golf for Bermudians and look forward to watching the game grow in the years to come.”

Craig Brown, president of the Bermuda Golf Association, said: “As the recognised national sport governing body for golf in Bermuda, the Bermuda Golf Association is grateful for the donation extending from the Bermuda Championship.

“Our goal is to use the funds for golf development partnering with our industry stakeholders.”

Some of the funds have already been used as part of a partnership with the Bermuda Professional Golfers Association to provide Level 1 TPI certification opportunities for its members.

The remaining funds will be allocated to support other areas of the BGA junior programme, such as equipment and educational support for our new Golf Development Officer role.

“The BGA is committed to working with stakeholders to deliver on our mandate to assist the growth, development and sustainability of golf in Bermuda,” Brown added.

The third Bermuda Championship is scheduled to be held at Port Royal from October 25 to 31.

American Brian Gay held his nerve to win his first PGA Tour event in seven years in a thrilling finale at last year’s championship which generated a $13.2 million economic boost for Bermuda.

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Published June 02, 2021 at 9:17 am (Updated June 02, 2021 at 10:45 am)

Bermuda Championship donates $20,000 to BGA

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