Bermuda golfers reach out to Yorkshire
The Bermuda Professional Golfers Association has linked up with their counterparts in Yorkshire to promote the virtues of golf on the island.
Kim Swan, treasurer and past president of the BPGA, led an eight-man team into competition last weekend at Forest Park Golf Course in York, to take on a squad featuring Andrew Smith, secretary of Yorkshire PGA.
“Andrew Smith and I have been discussing launching this event for a year and the concept made so much sense for both the Bermuda PGA and for Yorkshire PGA,” Swan said.
“Bermuda needs increased visitors in the fall and winter months especially at a time when it’s bitterly cold in Great Britain
“Sports tourism is an important part of the national tourism plan and as a professional athlete there are contacts I have that have want to share with my country. “
“On this occasion I’m able to visit and check on the health of my daughter living in the United Kingdom and do my part to help build relationships for the betterment of my golf professional colleagues and our country.
“The Bermuda team comprises of Bermuda PGA members residing in the United Kingdom and invited golfers with a Bermuda connection. When building the team I was reminded of the British Caledonian Scottish Golfers of the 1970’s and 80’s, with the idea to compete against PGA Regions while spreading the love of Bermuda and encouraging golfers to visit our shores.”