THE 6th ANNUAL JAMAICA INVITATIONAL PRO-AM “ANNIE’S REVENGE” RETURNS FOR PLAYERS TO TEE-OFF AT TWO OF THE ISLAND’S CHAMPIONSHIP GOLF COURSES
Special Rates on American Airlines and All-Inclusive Packages Available at Montego Bay’s Iberostar Grand Hotel Rose Hall During Tournament Play at White Witch and Cinnamon Hill Golf Courses
KINGSTON, JAMAICA – September, 2011 – Golf travelers and tournament players interested in participating in the 6th Annual Jamaica Invitational Pro-Am “Annie’s Revenge” can now reserve a space by registering at (www.Jamaicaproam.com). Team entries are accepted on a first come, first serve basis. The tournament will be played at White Witch and Cinnamon Hill Golf Courses,December 7 – 11, 2011, in Jamaica’s tourist capital, Montego Bay. The celebrated, all-inclusive, Iberostar Grand Hotel Rose Hall resort will be the host hotel for tournament participants, offering players and guests a five-day, high-value resort experience.
The Jamaica Tourist Board has teamed up with NIKE GOLF to present the Jamaica Invitational Pro-Am nicknamed “Annie’s Revenge,” after the legendary story of the White Witch of Rose Hall. The foursome teams are comprised of three amateur golfers and a professional. Teams will compete over 54-holes, playing both the Cinnamon Hill and White Witch course as they vie for the Jamaica Pro-Am Championship crystal trophy which will be retained by the winning team for a period of one-year.
“We’re very pleased to once again present the Jamaica Invitational Pro-Am with NIKE GOLF,” said John Lynch, Jamaica’s Director of Tourism. “Their support of the tournament has enabled us to grow the event to include more participants. We expect to view skillful play this year as the teams tee-off at two of Jamaica’s top championship courses. With the addition of Iberostar as the host hotel, players will have a one-stop experience for their food and beverage needs while relaxing in first-rate hotel accommodations. The tournament has successfully sold-out over the years. We’re hoping for the same success this time around.”
Golf Professionals will have the opportunity to compete for $15,000 USD in prize money, while amateurs have the opportunity to win great prizes donated by official sponsors, including NIKE GOLF, American Airlines, and the Iberostar Grand Hotel Rose Hall. Amateur prizes will be awarded for team finish in four flights and exciting on-course contest holes.
“NIKE GOLF is proud to be the Presenting Sponsor of the Jamaica Pro-Am for the fourth year in row,” said John McLean, National Sales Director, “The tournament gives us the opportunity to spend quality time with golf professionals and retailers that support our brand, and the chance to showcase the technology and benefits of our products to the hundreds of amateurs that compete in this first-class event.”
The Jamaica Invitational Pro-Am presented by NIKE GOLF is managed by The Golf Connection LLC. To pre-register for the Jamaica Invitational Pro-Am, visit www.jamaicaproam.com. American Airlines is a sponsor of this year’s invitational offering special fares to the tournament. Registered players and guests receive a 20 percent discount off of their airline tickets purchased from American Airlines if booked before September 15, 2011. Host Professionals will receive a complimentary roundtrip flight courtesy of the JTB and NIKE GOLF if their team is registered by September 1, 2011.To book a vacation to Jamaica, please go to www.visitjamaica.com.
Jamaica, easily accessible via non-stop flights from many major gateway cities, is 146 miles long with mountainous peaks soaring to 7,402 feet (2,256 meters). The island features eight championship golf courses. Jamaica’s accommodations range from luxury resorts to charming cottages and inns, all focusing on top-notch service, and restaurants to fit any taste and price point. The destination includes more than 120 rivers, stunning waterfalls and white sand beaches. A year-round vacation destination, some of Jamaica’s other diverse activities include hiking the Blue Mountains, bird-watching, award-winning festivals, caving in the Cockpit Country, zip-lining, horseback riding, cliff diving, rainforest bobsledding, deep sea fishing, bicycle tours, dog-sledding, dolphin and shark encounters, duty-free shopping, and more.
About The Golf Connection LLC
The Golf Connection (TGC) specializes in developing and executing integrated marketing programs and special events for destinations, resorts and corporate clients across the globe. Led by company founder Tom Jaronski, TGC has managed the Jamaica Pro-Am for the Jamaica Tourist Board since 2006 when the event was launched. To date, TGC has delivered more than 1,200 players and guests to Annie’s Revenge since its inception. For details on TGC’s services and events visit www.thegolf-connection.com. For Jamaica Pro-Am highlights visit www.jamaicaproam.com.
About the Jamaica Tourist Board
The Jamaica Tourist Board (JTB), founded in 1955, is Jamaica’s national tourism agency based in the capital city of Kingston. The JTB was declared the Caribbean’s Leading Tourist Board by the World Travel Awards (WTA) from 2006 to 2010. Also in 2010, Jamaica earned the WTA’s vote for the World’s Leading Cruise Destination, Caribbean’s Leading Destination and Caribbean’s Leading Cruise Destination for the fourth consecutive year. Additionally, Montego Bay was named the World’s Leading Beach Destination, Ocho Rios was named the Caribbean’s Leading Cruise Port and Sangster International Airport was voted the Caribbean’s Leading Airport.
JTB offices are located in Kingston, Montego Bay, Miami, Toronto and London. Representative offices are located in Düsseldorf, Barcelona, Rome, Amsterdam and Tokyo.
For details on upcoming special events, attractions and accommodations in Jamaica go to the JTB’s Web site at www.visitjamaica.com, or call the Jamaica Tourist Board at 1-800-JAMAICA (1-800-526-2422). Follow the JTB on Facebook at www.facebook.com/visitjamaica, on Twitter atwww.twitter.com/visitjamaicanow or on YouTube at www.youtube.com/aboutjamaicajtb.