Trott-Francis the first to benefit from new BPGA bursary
The Bermuda Professional Golfers Association has set up a bursary through the Butterfield Bermuda Championship to assist the BPGA and their young and prospective members in their continuing education and career advancement in the golf industry.
This year’s recipient is local professional Andrew Trott-Francis who has been employed at the Port Royal Golf Course. He began playing the sport in 2012 after college when he started working part-time at Port Royal.
Trott’s love of the game continued to grow and he was approved as a registered apprentice in the BPGA. He has been accepted to attend the Florida Gulf Coast University to study in their Professional Golf Management course this year.
“The Bermuda PGA is dedicated to the continued education and advancement of our members to be golf industry leaders in Bermuda and on the global stage,” said Scott Roy, the Bermuda PGA president.
“We are very excited with this new bursary and relationship with the Butterfield Bermuda Championship.”
Steven Lambert, the acting general manager at Port Royal, stated: “On behalf of the Government Golf Courses, we are proud of Andrew and his tireless work for the past five years as a budding golf professional.
“Mr Trott-Francis, good luck obtaining your PGM degree in the new year.”
Charles Jeffers II, chief executive officer of the Bermuda Tourism Authority praised the initiative which will benefit local golfing talent.
“The Butterfield Bermuda Championship continues to make a positive impact in Bermuda beyond tourism,” Jeffers stressed.
“We are delighted to be a part of a programme that enhances the depth of Bermuda’s professional sport talent and supports our community with opportunities such as this.
“We wish Mr Trott-Francis all the best as he pursues the PGA Golf Management accreditation.”