Jamaica to Defend CGA Four-Ball Championship in Florida

Jamaica’s eighteen-member team and coach wrapped up its practice round on Monday at the Golden Palm Golf Course in Florida, in preparation for its two-time defence of the Caribbean Golf Association’s Four-Ball Championship which tee off on Tuesday and run till Thursday (3-rounds).

Jamaica won the championship in 2019 and 2021 and will be gunning to take home the trophy for the third time in a row.  There was no championship in 2020 due to the Novel Coronova Virus pandemic.

The team members are:

Super Seniors

(Higgs and Higgs Cup):                              Wayne Chai Chong/Rory Jardine

            Team B                                              Robert Chin/Dorrel Allen

      Team C                                  Peter Chin/ George Hugh

Seniors

(Francis Steele Perkins Trophy):                Mark Newnham/Mike Gleichman

Team B                                                          Metry Seaga/Dave Cameron

Team C                                        William “Tommy” Lee/ Carlysle Hudson
Mid Amateurs

(Ramon Baez Romano Trophy):                 Owen Samuda/Philip Prendergast

 Ladies 35+

Maria Nunes Trophy:                                   Jodi Munn-Barrow/Lisa Gardner

                Senior Ladies

Dessie Henry Trophy:                                  Maggie Lyn/Michele McCreath

 

National Coach:                                           Jonathan Newnham

“Mike and I are feeling pretty good.  We were successful in the trials but now we are on the big stage.  We intend to represent our country in the senior division.  Jamaica is the defending champion in that division and we intend to make sure we bring the trophy home this year again” said Dr. Mark Newnham who played on the two previous successful team.

His new partner for this year, Michael Gleichman said “the golf course (is) amazing.  One of these golf courses we must hit it in the fairway.  Keep away from the traps, two balls in the fairway, two balls in the green, we come with the par should be an amazing score but we intend to be below that with good play we win.”

Coach Jonathan Newnham said “great day of preparation.  Final practice round before the event.  Everybody is prepared.  The course is in good condition, its a little wet but everybody is prepared as best as we could so we are gonna focus on controlling what we can and let the results take care of themselves;  Looking forward to the challenge.”

According to the USGA’s (US Golf Association) Rules of Golf, four-ball stroke play is a competition in which two competitors play as partners, each playing his own ball but the lower score of the partners is the score for the hole.

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