Crichlow, Smart night golf winners
IGNA SMART and Orlando Crichlow emerged winners when the Barbados Golf Club (BGC) hosted its first night tournament for 2011 at Durants on Thursday.
On a night of exciting play over six holes, the eventual winners pulled off a narrow one-stroke victory over Judd Cozier and Joseph Harris.
The winners posted a gross 24, while Cozier and Harris shot 25 in the event sponsored by Williams Equipment, Mount Gay Rum and Runway duty-free shops.
Trevor Tasker and Trenton Weekes took the nett prize with a score of 23.7, based on combined handicaps.
The night tournament, which saw an added three holes of competition this time around, attracted 60 players who contested the two-person scramble format.
In this format, each player tees off on each hole and the best tee-shot is selected before the two players then play their second shots from the same spot.
The best of the second shots are next determined and all players hit their third shots from that spot, and repeat the process until the ball is holed.
Around 12 juniors were also among the competitive field of male and female golfers and the event, aided by a full moon, proved to be challenging from tee to green.
Along with high-beam lighting at strategic points, players used glow-in-the-dark balls while the course was marked with glowing flagsticks and tee-markers.
Holes on the greens were also outfitted with glow products and the carts were specially decorated to increase visibility.
While the competitive spirit was evident among the seasoned golfers, several others participated just for fun and used it as a family outing at the Barbados Golf Club.
Following the night action on the fairways and greens, players and supporters retreated to the clubhouse for refreshments and entertainment, with many of them showing their versatility in karaoke singing. (BB)