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Golfers to take to the greens for charity

The 11th tee of the Tucker's Point Golf Club (file photograph)

Bermudian and Canadian golfers are set to go head-to-head next month to raise funds for the Coalition for the Protection of Children.

Between November 12 and 15, the island will host the inaugural Bermuda Canada Ryder Cup for Charity Competition in support of the local charity, which works with families to develop nurturing environments for children.

The four-day competition will take competitors to four of the island’s courses, including Newstead Belmont Hills Golf Resort, the Port Royal Golf Course and Tucker’s Point Club.

Kelly Hunt, executive director at CPC, said: “The tournament is an excellent opportunity to raise much needed funding for our critical services and heighten public awareness of children’s issues.”

Meanwhile Tim Macklaier, event organiser and member of Toronto’s Lambton Golf and Country Club, said: “The financial support in Bermuda and Canada has been tremendous.

“We’ll be bringing 48 golfers from Canada to play against 48 local golfers. That’s good for tourism and we’re all going to have fun while raising money for a great cause.”

Any golfers interested in taking part in the competition are invited to contact the pro shops at the golf courses involved or Mr Maclkaier at tim.macklaier@me.com for more information.