St. Kitts’ Top Golfer to Represent Caribbean at International World Pairs Finals

BASSETERRE (28th Sept., 2012): Kittitian golfer Adrian Norford has qualified to be a member of the Caribbean team, which will compete in the International Pairs World Finals at Loch Lomond, Scotland from October 1-3, 2012.

Norford and his partner Max Raffoul of Dominica will join the Antigua & Barbuda pair of Sir Vivian Richards, West Indies cricket legend, and Errol Samuel. The two pairs qualified to represent the Caribbean region during the recent 4th annual INET International Pairs Caribbean Open at the Cedar Valley Golf Course in Antigua.

Minister of Tourism and International Transport, Senator Ricky Skerritt, congratulated Norford on his selection to the Caribbean team, noting that Norford has been the leading young amateur golfer in the Eastern Caribbean for the past several years and he was confident that he would do St. Kitts and the Caribbean proud.

“I wish Adrian the best of luck as he competes in this prestigious amateur tournament,” Skerritt said. “St. Kitts & Nevis is placing increasing emphasis on developing our golf-tourism potential. With two well established world-class golf courses, and two others under construction, this is a good opportunity for Adrian Norford as an exciting young Caribbean talent to help put our country on the international golfing stage.”

St. Kitts & Nevis has two golf courses in operation. These include the Royal St. Kitts Golf Club operated by Marriott Golf, an 18-hole course designed by Thomas McBroom and featuring links-style play alongside both the Caribbean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean. Having been fully refurbished in 2003, it was the first Caribbean golf course to earn Audubon Certification for its environmental practices.

The second course is the Nevis Golf Club at the world famous Four Seasons Resort, an 18-hole mountain-side Robert Trent Jones II designed championship course that lies on the slopes of the picturesque Mt. Nevis, and overlooks the Caribbean Sea and neighboring St. Kitts.

Norford will carry the National flag of St. Kitts & Nevis during the opening parade of the World’s Pairs Finals event, which will involve golf pairs from approximately 30 countries who will gather at Cameron House on Loch Lomond, Scotland, for competitive play on the Carrick Championship course, opened in 2007.

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