Alexander, Mottinger win the 20th Annual BHTA Golf Tournament


The Bahamas Hotel and Tourism Association (BHTA) held its 20th Annual Golf Tournament at the Ocean Club Golf Course on Paradise Island at the end of October. Over 110 golfers from all facets of industry in The Bahamas gathered to play in the tournament. The annual event supports BHTA’s workforce development efforts and initiatives including scholarships for students embarking upon tourism-related studies.

“We were so pleased to have a record number of golfers on the course,” stated Carlton Russell, president of the Bahamas Hotel and Tourism Association. “It is a testament to the entire gamut of industry supporters, as representatives from a wide spectrum of businesses operating in The Bahamas came together to socialize, enjoy the sport and support a great cause. We are extremely grateful for the widespread, wonderful support we continue to receive for this event.”

The tournament’s popularity has grown exponentially over the past few years, as the players have come to know it as a fun-filled, aptly challenging, socially invigorating tournament that provides players with a variety of unique perks, the opportunity to win a vast selection of fabulous prizes collectively worth upward of $10,000, and the ability to enjoy mix n’ mingling at sponsors’ “booths”, which are set up throughout the course, offering golfers drinks, music, games and prizes.

The prestigious title of “Winners of the BHTA’s 20th Annual Golf Tournament” was awarded to Richard Alexander and Ralph Mottinger who walked away with the top team designation and stay-vacation prizes at the Ocean Club, A Four Seasons Resort and Resorts World Bimini prize. The second place prize was awarded to Leander Brice and Ural Pratt, and the third place prize went to John Kinger and Chris Wheaton. Other prizes were awarded for the men’s and women’s longest drive which went to Leander Brice and Victoria Bethel respectively, and the men and women’s closest to the pin which went to Brent Martin and Isabella Overend respectively. The Best Dressed Booth prize was awarded to Valentine’s Resort and Marina, with Royal Fidelity coming in a close second. First-time participant FirstCaribbean International Bank finished third in the Best Dressed Booth category.

Corporate Sponsors and contributors included Atlantis Paradise Island; Bahamas Food Services (BFS); Baha Mar; the British Colonial Hilton; FirstCaribbean International Bank; the Nassau Paradise Island Promotion Board; Restaurants Bahamas; Royal Fidelity; the d’Albenas Agency; Valentine’s Resort; Bahamian Brewery (Sands Beer); J.S. Johnson; Pirates Republic Brewing Company; Corner Bank (Overseas) Ltd.; Paradise Island Tourism Development Association; the Grand Hyatt at Baha Mar, the SLS at Baha Mar and Rosewood at Baha Mar; the Abaco Beach Resort & Marina; Albany; Aliv; A’Louise Designs; Ardastra Gardens and Zoo; The Bahamas’ National Culinary Team; Bahamas Wholesale Agencies; Cheryl’s Bahamas Taxi & Tours; Cia Monet Candles, Soaps & Scents; Comfort Suites on Paradise Island; Dolphin Cay; Duke of Nassau; Graycliff; Hopetown Harbour Lodge on Elbow Cay in the Abacos; John Watlings Distillery; Luciano’s of Chicago Restaurant; the Lyford Cay Club; Octis Organics; Odyssey Aviation; Old Bahama Bay in Grand Bahama; Resorts World Bimini; the Royal Blue Golf Course; Standard Textile; Sunrise Beach Club & Villas; the Ocean Club, A Four Seasons Resort; Treasure Cay Beach Marina & Golf Resort in Abaco; and Warwick Paradise Island.

Gratitude is also extended to the BHTA staff, Latasha Allen, Dominique Duncanson, Sharon Dean Farrington, Cornell Collins, Bridget Murray, Abigail Johnson, Patrae’ Williams, Teiane Bethel, Sharon Whylly and Fellesia Davis; Co-Chairpersons Victoria Bethell, Frederick Lunn and Lloyd Jones; and the Ocean Club, host of the event.

The Nassau Guardian
November 7, 2018


Caption: Richard Alexander and Ralph Mottinger walked away with the top team honor at the 20th Annual BHTA Golf Tournament. Shown from left to right are Alexander, Executive Vice President of the Bahamas Hotel and Tourism Association Suzanne Pattusch and Mottinger. the BAHAMAS HOTEL AND TOURISM ASSOCIATION

Last Updated on Thursday, 31 January 2019 14:59