JGA to spend less on f lights, more on development
AS OF next year, some members of Jamaica’s contingent to the Caribbean Classic Championships event will have to contribute to the cost of their travel as the Jamaica Golf Association (JGA) looks to refocus its funds on the development of the sport.
Earlier this month, the JGA sent out an email to its members advising them that the cost of sending teams to the various events around the region was placing a “tremendous strain” on the association.
“Of all the revenues collected, over 90 per cent is spent on sending teams to compete in various championships. This leaves little, or nothing, for development of the sport, which is a major priority.
“The executive has made a decision that members of the teams selected to participate in the Caribbean Classic Championships will have to contribute to the cost of playing in these championships,” the email said.
JGA Honorary Secretary Fred Sutherland told The Gleaner that the men who compete in the Hoerman Cup and women who qualify for the ladies team will not have to pay their own way. This amounts to approximately six men and four women.