Barbuda Cup 2018

Big name charity golf for Barbuda

Former West Indian cricket captain Sir Richie Richardson (pictured) and former professional footballer Guy Butters joined golfers to raise funds for Barbudan victims of hurricane Irma, in the inaugural Barbuda Cup match, held at Cowdray Golf Club on Thursday 5th July.

The Barbuda Cup was co-ordinated by Katy Tytler of The Country PA, set up to help victims of the devastating hurricane that decimated the island in September 2017.

The golf day carried a genuine Caribbean ambience, teams adorned in bright Caribbean style shirts, played under Caribbean like skies and enjoyed Rum cocktails served at Cowdray Golf Clubs’ Half Way Hut, culminating with an auction, BBQ and steel band, giving an authentic feel to the day.

Tim Allen, Director of Cowdray Golf Course commented “We were delighted to host such a vibrant charity day on our course.  The Caribbean vibe was contagious, excellent golf was played and the course held up beautifully despite the very warm weather conditions.”

Event organiser Katy Tytler said “Having spent our honeymoon on the island of Antigua we feel a personal connection with the community, and I am touched by the support of our West Sussex community, so many of whom have Caribbean connections.  It was an honour to work with the High Commissioner, Karen-Mae Hill and we have plans in place to know that the money raised will going directly to the projects most in need.  We plan to visit the area soon.”

The day was an outstanding success with 18 teams entered and raised funds approaching £18,000, Sir Richie Richardson proved his golfing talents, with his team finishing 5th overall, whilst team Roadmender Asphalt (Harry Pearl, Baz Foster, Dich Oatley and pro player Obi Ayton) were victorious and the Barbuda Cup is likely to become an annual event.

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