Managing Director of RBC Royal Bank Robert DaSilva (right) hands over the
crystal trophy, which will be at stake in the 2017 RBC Classic, to BGA President Trevor Tasker. Witnessing the presentation are Mike Jackman (left), Tournament Director of the Barbados Golf Club, and Jillian Nunes, Country Head of co-sponsors Royal Fildelity.
Leacock to defend RBC Classic title
Last year’s champion Carlson Leacock will be back to defend his title in the 13th annual RBC Royal Bank Golf Classic, which is slated for November 25-26.
The 36-hole tournament will be capped at 120 players this year and cater for seven divisions, which are being contested over the two days of play.
According to the Barbados Golf Association president Trevor Tasker, from its inception in 2004 the amateur golf tournament remained a must play in Barbados Golf.
Each year they succeeded in the delivery of a well organised golf tournament and the shoot out style tournament leaves little room for mistakes.
The tournament will be hosted at the Barbados Golf Club in Durants and promises to be a challenging one with all 18 greens being replaced with a more drought resistant grass.
Challenging Leacock for the title this year will be Simon Proverbs, Julian Jordan, 2011 champion Steven Layne who is returning from Canada to compete, 2013 champion Don Bispham and some top junior golfer such in Iz Husler and Xavier Wiggins.
Royal Fidelity will be once again rewarding the ten players who are successful in the closest to the pin category.
RBC Royal Bank managing director Robert de Silva said that the RBC Golf Classic is extremely important to them since it is essential for them to give back to the communities.
“Supporting youth development gives us the opportunity to support the next generation of golfers as with most sports, the game of golf requires discipline, focus, strategy and technical ability in order to be successful. These are important skills to develop for our youth as they are the leaders of the future.”