Travel News 25th Jan, 2019 by ukclubgolfer.co.uk
EMRYS KAREMO survived a scare on the 18th hole to win his ‘second major’ as part of the Caribbean Golf Society.
In the society’s seventh major and penultimate outing of the season at Bridgnorth Golf Club, 26 players arrived to compete for The National Caribbean Memorial Trophy. Linked to the National Caribbean Monument Charity, it is an organisation dear to the heart of CGS member Don Campbell and is in remembrance of military personnel from the Caribbean Islands who took part in the past world wars.
Out on the course, Karemo appeared to be in complete control in the stableford competition until he arrived at the final hole. In teeing it up, he just needed to hit another decent tee shot to secure a comfortable victory but, with a tricky shot into a prevailing wind, he pulled his tee shot out of bounds and failed to score on the hole.
It proved very frustrating for him but he still posted a very respectable 37 points and, as the scores started to come in, it was evident that it was a tough day for most, meaning Karemo clinched the title.
In second and third – both on 35 points – were Ludlow Stewart and Ian Higgins, with Stewart taking second on countback.
The Caribbean Golf Society was formed in Birmingham during the winter months of 2007 after it was noticed that there were a lot of African-Caribbean golfers playing regularly in the region.
The inaugural event took place at Licky Hills Golf Club in Birmingham on Good Friday 2007. Fourteen golfers took part in the first event and, since then, the society has gone from strength to strength across the Midlands.
Its mission is to provide a networking outlet for people in the region, to use golf for personal growth and career advancement, provide educational and mentoring programmes to improve golfing skills and personable skills to the youth in the region and, above all, to increase knowledge, self-confidence and enjoyment of the game of golf.