Panko Steel Fabrication and Construction golf tournament set for December 24


The local golf season is set for a grand finish on December 24 when Panko Steel Fabrication and Construction stages a Pairs tournament at the Lusignan Golf Course, East Coast Demerara.

Set to start at 09:00h, the nine-hole competition is geared to be held in a festive atmosphere with cash and trophies up for grabs for the top performers.

The tournament, solely sponsored by Panko Steel Fabrication and Construction of Coldingen, East Coast Demerara, is being held in collaboration with the Lusignan Golf Club, and coordinated by experienced golfer Ayube Subhan.

According to Subhan, the actual golf tournament is just one aspect of the day’s activities, with Panko Steel Fabrication and Construction using the occasion to fulfil its corporate social responsibility.

Labelling it a multi-faceted initiative, Subhan said the tournament will be used to assist the less fortunate in Lusignan.

Additionally, golfers will be handsomely rewarded, as Panko Steel Fabrication and Construction has invested close to $3 million into the tournament.

The top six finishers will receive cash incentives of G$100,000, G$75,000, G$60,000, G$40,000, G$20,000 and G$10,000 respectively.

Individual trophies will also be awarded for the following achievements: Nearest-to-the-Pin, Nearest-to-the-Rope, Nearest chip to the hole on a designated hole, and Longest Drive.

Participants can either choose their own partner or have one provided to them.

Subhan stated: “It is not a golf tournament per se, but it is being held to celebrate the Christmas period by aiming to bring smiles and absolute happiness to the children and the less fortunate in the community through the provision of good food and beverages for everyone in attendance.”

The tournament is being used by owner of Panko Steel Fabrication and Construction, Lakeram ‘Panko’ Ramsundar, as a way of giving back to the golf fraternity and the wider community of Lusignan.

“Panko himself is a passionate golfer who developed his love for the sport as a caddy. Today, he has honed his skills and is an accomplished player. He feels that this is the least he can do to contribute to the growth and improvement of the game of golf in Guyana,” Subhan shared.

Subhan highlighted that the tournament is far from being a one-off, as there are plans to expand in the future where foreign competitors can feature.

A strong line-up of local players is expected to start the tournament, and Subhan is urging members of the public, especially those from the Lusignan community, to come out and witness an entertaining day of golf.

A bouncy castle and trampoline will be available for the children to enjoy.

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