News Americas, NEW YORK, N.Y. Fri. July 24, 2014: The Marine Park Golf Course in Brooklyn, New York will play host to the Jamaica Open NY, (JONY) Pro-Am Golf Championship early next month with a major highlight of the event being the US$1 million Hole-in-One.
The August 4th event will tee-off with a shotgun start at 9 a.m. and will be followed by a silent auction and awards ceremony later in the day.
Golf professionals will vie for the $5,000 cash prize and the million dollar Hole-in-One prize.
The event is being hosted by the Alsion Roach Business Group in collaboration with the Jamaica Tourist Board and will benefit the JamaicaPalmyra Foundation and the New York Urban League.
Entry fee for the golf tournament is $150 per person for amateurs and $250 per person for professionals and the deadline to enter is July 25th. This includes greens fees, a golf cart, lunch, a special gift bag and dinner.
“We welcome the creation of the Jamaica Open NY, which will afford golf enthusiasts in the New York tri-state an opportunity to fine tune their skills for the Jamaica Invitational Pro-Am “Annie’s Revenge” to be held in Montego Bay from October 28 to November 2,” stated Donnie Dawson, Deputy Director of Tourism-Sales from the Jamaica Tourist Board. “Proceeds from this NY tournament will benefit two deserving organizations and we encourage strong participation, further demonstrating the strong ties between New York and the Caribbean community.”
A number of dignitaries are expected to be in attendance to participate in the Jamaica Open NY ribbon cutting ceremony on August 4th including: Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams, New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer, Jamaica’s Consul General to New York, Herman LaMont, former Prime Minister of Jamaica, Andrew Holness and former Jamaican Ambassador to the United States Audrey Marks.
The golf tourney will be preceded by an invitation-only launch event, Reggae on the Green, set for Sunday, August 3rd.
For information about the Annual Jamaica Open Golf Championship, log on to jamaicaopenny.com or call the JONY Championship Office at 212-322-3227.