St George's annual banquet, golf tourney set for next weekend

Sunday, September 23, 2018

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St George's College (STGC) Old Boys will celebrate their alma mater during the weekend of September 28-30.

The celebrations will centre around an induction ceremony on Saturday and a charity golf tournament on Sunday.

Georgians who are based in Jamaica and abroad will congregate at the North Street entrance of the school before celebrating the past, present and future contributions of old boys to the school community, and nation.

From former champion sportsmen, to successful business leaders, as well as those who have pursued diverse professions and, who all share common history with the iconic North Street giant, St George's College, all will come together and celebrate their history.

Four old boys steeped in the Georgian tradition of excellence will be inducted to the STGC Hall of Fame on Saturday evening, September 29. The ceremony will take place at The Worthington, Spanish Court Hotel, at 7:00 pm.

The 2018 cohort of inductees are Philip Wong class of '59, Dr Robert Hill '59, Clovis Metcalfe '61, and Howard Mitchell '67. They will be inducted based on the following criteria: community spirit; excellence and achievement in their field; inspiring leadership; national and/or International recognition, vision and innovation and Service to the St George's College.

The 20th staging of the St George's OBA golf challenge, alumni from other Jamaican high schools are invited to play against each other in a “friendly” game of golf, a cpmpetition that has proven to be a very popular tournament.

This calendar event provides an opportunity for old 'boys' and 'girls' to enjoy a day of camaraderie and spirited competition. The tournament will tee off at 8:30 am on Sunday, September 30 at Caymanas Golf & Country Club, followed by prize-giving and lunch for golfers and non-golfers at 1:30 pm.

Tournament organiser Wayne Wray explained the tournament format while extending an invitation to all golfers to be a part of the event.

“We invite all golfers to participate in our three-in-one tournament. The first section of the tournament is for Georgians playing and representing St George's College. they will also be represented in the schools' challenge tournament, where all alma maters can register to play on behalf of their own schools.

“If you don't have a school to represent come anyway, because as a golfer with a handicap you will actually play for individual prizes like everybody else in the open category,” he said.

The tournament is expected to be run on a tight schedule, with the awards ceremony to follow at the end of play in the afternoon.

“It is a two-man scramble where you play a quarter of the handicap of the two golfers, and with a shotgun start everybody starts on their respective hole,” Wray added.

Sponsors of the Hall of Fame Banquet and Golf Tournament to date have been National Baking Company Limited, National Supply, Cari-Med Ltd, Jamaica Packaging Industries, Caribbean Flavours and Fragrances, TM Traders, Jamaica National, GraceKennedy, GK Capital, Burger King, ICD, Sagicor, Spanish Court Hotel, Wisynco Trading, and CPJ.

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