Iberostar Hotels & Resorts congratulates defending champions Blue Hills Country Club from Kansas City, Missouri on winning top honors at the 8th annual Jamaica Invitational Pro-Am “Annie’s Revenge,” presented by Appleton Estate Jamaica Rum and hosted at the Iberostar Grand Rose Hall in Montego Bay, Jamaica. Held November 20 – 24, 2013 and played at the Cinnamon Hill and White Witch Golf Courses in Montego Bay, golfers from all over the U.S. and Canada came to compete in the largest destination Pro-Am tournament in the Caribbean and test their skills at two of Jamaica’s finest golf courses.
Blue Hills Country Club, led by golf professional Todd Loechler with amateurs John Shultz, Robert Ravenhill and Nikki Cannezarro, captured the Championship with a 54-hole cumulative score of 239. Angus Glen Country Club from Canada, with amateurs Gary Goulding, Michael Evans, Conrad Campbell and golf professional Andrew Ximines Fallon, were runners-up eight strokes behind at 247. First time participant Stu Ingraham, a golf professional representing Mgolf in Pennsylvania, was the leading money winner, taking home $5,650 USD.
Philipp Hofer, Director of Operations for Iberostar Hotels & Resorts, Jamaica, remarked, “Iberostar is glad to have had the opportunity to once again host the players of Annie’s Revenge at the Iberostar Grand Rose Hall. The competition was very close this year, and we congratulate all the winners on their achievements. We also commend The Jamaica Tourism Board on another fantastic tournament.”
Donnie Dawson, the Jamaica Tourist Board’s (JTB) Deputy Director of Tourism for Sales, also commented, “Jamaica’s world-class golfing is second to none in the Caribbean, and we are proud to support such a wonderful event that brings teams from all over the world to the island. Congratulations to this year’s winners, and we look forward to hosting even more teams in 2014.”
During the tournament, golf professionals competed for a $30,000 USD Pro Purse, courtesy of Appleton Estate Jamaica Rum and Iberostar, while amateurs vied for a wide array of prizes valued at more than $10,000 USD donated by sponsors American Airlines, Appleton Estate Jamaica Rum, Cobra Puma Golf, Iberostar, and Jamaica Tours Limited.
Tournament players enjoyed the hospitality of the luxurious Iberostar Grand Rose Hall, offering five-star amenities and services aimed at crafting a unique and unforgettable vacation experience. Hotel amenities include an expansive swimming pool, gourmet dining at four speciality restaurants, a full-service spa and privileged access to world-class golf. The resort’s exceptional attention to guests’ needs also includes 24-hour concierge and personal butler services, as well as 24-hour room service.
As the leading Spanish all-inclusive hospitality brand, Iberostar Hotels & Resorts proudly offers on- and off-site golf at several award-winning golf courses to guests in Mexico and the Caribbean, including the Iberostar Cancún Golf Club in Cancún, Mexico; the Iberostar Playa Paraíso Golf Club in Riviera Maya, Mexico and the Iberostar Bávaro Golf Club in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. Coming soon, guests staying at the brand new Iberostar Playa Mita, opening December 1, 2013 near Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, will have preferred access to the nearby Greg Norman designed Litibu Golf Course.
For more information about Iberostar Hotels & Resorts, please visit www.iberostar.com or www.iberostargolfresorts.com.
The Jamaica Invitational Pro-Am, presented by Appleton Estate Jamaica Rum, is managed exclusively for the Jamaica Tourist Board by The Golf Connection LLC, a golf marketing and special events firm based in Royersford, PA with the support of the Jamaica Tourist Board, Iberostar Grand Rose Hall (official hotel), American Airlines (official airline), Cobra Puma Golf (official apparel and golf club), Bridgestone Golf (official ball), Jamaica Tours Limited (official transportation provider), and Chukka Caribbean Adventures (official adventure tour). For more information on “Annie’s Revenge”, please visit www.thegolf-connection.com.