MULLET BAY - The St Maarten Golf Association SMGA will host its 23rd annual St. Maarten Open Golf Tournament on Saturday and Sunday April 18 and 19, 2015 at the Mullet Bay Golf Course. Net proceeds from the event will benefit multiple pre-selected local community organizations like the:
No Kidding with Our Kids Foundation
- LAB Sports Academy
- Junior Golf Foundation of St. Maarten
The festivities will begin with registration on Friday April 17th at the Golf Course followed by an opening reception for all participants, sponsors, media and invited guests from 7:00PM – 10:00PM at MÉLANGE International Grill in Princess Port de Plaisance Resort. At this venue the tournament will be officially opened by a representative of the Ministry of Tourism. Guests will have a chance to mix and mingle and greet many long-time friends from other islands as well as meeting new ones.
So far the SMGA received a total amount of 81 registered golfers and they expect to get to 90 players when the tournament starts. Including a large contingent of local players from St. Maarten and St. Martin, there will be some very talented and highly competitive golfers from our neighboring islands like Anguilla, St. Kitts, Nevis, Curacao and Guadeloupe as well as players from Canada, United Kingdom and the Netherlands.
This 36 holes stroke play tournament will kick off with the first round of 18 holes on Saturday morning April 18th at 7:00AM. The second round will be played on Sunday April 19th. Following the tournament, an awards and recognition party will be held at SKY BEACH Rooftop Beach & Lounge in Maho for participants, sponsors, media and invited guests between 6:00PM – 9:00PM.
This two day tournament is made possible due to our year round major contributors Mullet Bay Resort and Golf Course and B&C Beverages, combined with the tremendous annual support and sponsorships the SMGA received from the St. Maarten Tourist Office as well as a huge amount of local and international businesses.
A special thanks goes out to:
Mullet Bay Golf Course St. Maarten Tourist Office Coca-Cola
Our PLATINUM sponsors:
Anderson Fabrics Bank of Nova Scotia Cariburo / Dauphin Telecom
Caribtrans PJIA Sol Antilles
SXM Timeshare Association
Our GOLD sponsors:
Boogaard Insurances BZSE Law Electec
Générali Assurance Global Purchasing Holland House Beach Hotel
Intergraph Corporation Mélange International Grill Oyster Bay Beach Resort
Pineapple Pete Port of St. Maarten Prime Distributors
Rendezvous Tour Company SBS Building Supplies Sky Beach Rooftop Lounge S.H.T.A. Sonesta Great Bay Beach Resort Starz City Casino
The Daily Herald Tropics Frozen Mixes Winair Airlines
Windward Islands Bank
And a large amount of other sponsors and contributors:
too numerous to mention that contributed in different ways through cash donations, hotel stays, dinner vouchers, gift vouchers, certificates, tickets etc.
During all tournament days great prizes will be raffled and auctioned off with all net proceeds going to the selected community organizations. Next to that all amateur competitors are eligible for the hole in one prize where for the first player that hits an ace on hole number 11can win a Hyundai i30.
The SMGA is a non-profit organization of avid golfers that promotes the practice of the game of golf and to foster community sense. The SMGA organizes golf matches and tournaments for its members and non-members and donates most of its proceeds that are made through membership fees and during these events like the St. Maarten Open to multiple community organizations on the island.
If you like more information about this event or schedule an interview with either the SMGA President Mr. Keith Graham or the SMGA Tournament Director Mr. Rodney Tackling, please call Marc van Iersel at +1721-5202901.