Chief Secretary: Golf can boost sport tourism

Competitions like the Chief Secretary’s Charity Golf Tournament can help boost Tobago’s sport tourism market.

That’s the view of Chief Secretary Kelvin Charles, who described the event as a “quality tournament” that is contributing to tourism development on the island.

“We are happy to be a part of this activity and we will continue to show up where it is necessary,” Charles said at a cocktail reception hosted at the Magdalena Grand Beach and Golf Resort to open the tournament.

The event ran from Friday (June 15) to Sunday (June 17).

“Sport is critical to us,” Charles added, “and activities such as this provide for the integration of tourism and sports.”

Along with their trophies, winners Wayne Baptiste and Joe Harris received a trip to Barbados for two with accommodation to attend the Sir Garfield Sobers Festival of Golf.

The team of Damian Samlalsingh and Ian Samlalsingh were second, and received B-Mobile hampers. The pair of Kerville Cowie and Shuffie Ali was third.

Thirty-six teams competed in the 2018 tournament, which has been running for the past 16 years under the patronage of the Chief Secretary.

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