LGC/Sankar’s Auto Spares golf tournament tees off today

…Persaud optimistic of a good turnout as Suriname Open looms

By Timothy Jaikarran

The Lusignan Golf Club (LGC) golfers would be itching to get much-needed tournament exposure today, when the Sankar’s Auto Spares golf tournament kicks off with a bang from 12:30h.

LGC Treasurer Maxim Mangra receiving the sponsorship cheque from Managing Director of Sankar’s Auto Works

This tournament would see many of Guyana’s top golfers taking to the field with the aim of working out issues on the course before they touch down in Paramaribo, Suriname next weekend for the Suriname Open.
The format of this tournament is Stableford over 18 holes and shotgun start. The goal of the Stableford is to score the most points. Every score (net score), when compared to par, is equivalent to a set number of predetermined points. The points per hole are awarded as follows:
* Three strokes under (double eagle/albatross or hole in one): 5 points
* Two strokes under (eagle): 4 points
* One stroke under (birdie): 3 points
* Even par: 2 points
* One stroke over (bogey): 1 point
* Two strokes over (double bogey or worse): Zero points.
Essentially, the goal is to make as many birdies (or better) and pars as are possible to have the highest number at the end of the round.
There are no negative holes, which means anything after a double bogey can be picked up and moved to the next hole.

The prizes up for grabs are trophies from first to third place. Prizes will be awarded for Nearest to Flag – Hole #4 and Longest Drive – Hole #5.
LGC Captain Videsh Persaud has said, “As the final tournament before the Suriname Open, we will be hoping to get a good turnout. The tournament will be a stableford tournament, which will be the same format as the Suriname Open. We think this tournament will be a good exposure and experience to this format of the game to all players participating. To the sponsors, Sankar’s, we’d like to thank them for stepping up and sponsoring this tournament, especially at this time before the Suriname Open and the Guyana Open. It really gives a sense of competitiveness to all the players, and having them feel the tournament vibes.”
Persaud added that sponsorship is important, as this allows players to turn out and have a sense of what it is like to play in a tournament, as it would lend a more serious, competitive nature to the game and encourage a more serious playing style to the game.
Persaud explained that golfers who come out to play today can expect a good course to play on, as the competition is expected to be on a different level, based on the various tournaments held over the past few weeks.
All participants are advised to contact the club’s manager on the day of the tournament to collect their scorecards, pay their tournament fees, and proceed to their allocated tee boxes to begin play at 12:30h. Once on their respective tee boxes, players must await the sounding of the horn or siren as indication to begin teeing off. Players are expected to carry a timing device for the purpose of measuring the time spent searching for a lost ball, either theirs or another competitor’s.
Presentation of prizes will be held upon completion of the tournament, at approximately 5:30pm.