Winners Jim Thurlow (left) and partner Glen Smith (right) were presented with their Christmas hampers by BGC director David Allan. (GP)
Golfers Jim Thurlow and Glen Smith are enjoying an extra merry Christmas after their victory in the Barbados Golf Club’s 2017 Christmas Hamper Tournament.
The champions combined to win the annual Stableford better-ball competition at the Durants, Christ Church course last weekend with 46 points.
It was a competitive year-ender that forced organisers to employ the countback system to separate the top three teams as they all registered 46 points over the 18 holes.
The winners narrowly edged second-placed Neil Douek and Murray Robinson and third-place finishers Bruce Massiah and Peter Johnson.
Thurlow and Smith actually scored a tie-breaking 25 points over their last nine holes, compared to 24 for Douek and Robinson.
Fourth were Richard Proverbs and Harry Watkins on 44 points, who edged juniors Iz Hustler and Oaziah Layne on the countback system.
On a sunny and good day for golf, the Barbados Golf Club Christmas Hamper featured an 8 a.m. shotgun start and attracted close to 80 players who tussled for prizes and bragging rights.
Following competition on the fairways and greens, players, sponsors and staff came together in the clubhouse for lunch and awards, where club director David Allan and operations director Carleon Brome Jr thanked all for their contribution to a successful tournament and for their support of golf throughout the year.
The Barbados Golf Club hosts around 20 tournaments annually and the 2018 season will open with the Sagicor General Insurance Family Championships in early January. (BB)