AMCHAM’S inaugural Open Golf Tournament scheduled for June 15

Timothy Jaikarran

The Lusignan Golf Club (LGC) has partnered with the American Chamber of Commerce (AMCHAM) of Guyana to launch what will be one of the biggest golf tournaments the club has ever hosted.
The tournament will be held on June 15 at the Lusignan Golf Course (LGC).
Speaking at a simple ceremony held at the Guyana Marriott, AMCHAM President Guyana Zulfikar Alli said, “The reason why AMCHAM decided to partner with the LGC is that we would like to see the development of the sport in Guyana.
“We would like to provide the opportunity for Guyanese golfers, as an avenue for them not only to compete at a professional level, but to also enjoy themselves and have a good day of action. From the feedback we have gotten, we are expecting 50-60 golfers participating in this tournament from Guyana and abroad.
“AMCHAM offers businesses and entrepreneurs the opportunity to network, make new contacts, and transfer knowledge. We are using this event as a medium for community involvement and social corporate responsibility.”
LGC President Aleem Hussain said he is confident this will be the first of many activities that the entities will host together, as their philosophies and goals are very similar. Hussain also said the commitment by AMCHAM Guyana to make it an annual event would see the tournament grow tremendously in the years ahead.
The inaugural golf tournament is one of a kind, and will feature four categories of players, namely Championship 0-10, First Flight 11-20, Second Flight 21-32 and Ladies Open 0-32, all competing for the title of AMCHAM Best Gross Player and Best Net Player Championship Cup, Longest Drive and Nearest to Pin, special Putting Contest for young players under 12, Chip and Putt contest, and Long Drive Championship, where any person can compete against AMCHAM-sponsored Golf Pro Richard Hanif.
Golfing members are expected to pay a registration fee of US$50/G$10,000, while golfing invitees will register with US$75/G$15,000; and non-members will pay a fee of US$40/G$8000.