San­dals Saint Lu­cia Golf & Coun­try Club Launches 2017 Grow Well Ju­nior Golf Camp

The Star (St. Lucia) - - LOCAL -

San­dals Re­sorts In­ter­na­tional con­tin­ues to throw its sup­port be­hind the devel­op­ment of youth in Saint Lu­cia, and ear­lier this week San­dals Grande St Lu­cian Gen­eral Man­ager Win­ston An­der­son was on hand to de­clare open the 6th An­nual Grow Well Sum­mer Golf Camp for ju­nior golfers.

Dur­ing a brief cer­e­mony Mr. An­der­son, in wel­com­ing the ju­nior golfers, con­firmed, “San­dals is very pleased to be af­fil­i­ated with the pro­gramme this year, for the first time, un­der the aus­pices of the San­dals Golf and Coun­try Club. This pro­gramme will go a long way to­ward giv­ing you value-added skills for life.” To the 16 ju­niors aged 10 to 16, the two coaches, and vol­un­teer mon­i­tors, Mr. An­der­son said, “San­dals in­vests in the com­mu­ni­ties where it op­er­ates. The com­mu­nity of Gros Islet is very dear to us and we will con­tinue to sup­port the chil­dren as much as we can.”

San­dals Re­sorts In­ter­na­tional re­cently ac­quired the mag­nif­i­cent Cap Es­tate 18-hole cham­pi­onship Saint Lu­cia Golf Course, with a com­mit­ment to trans­form it into a world-class fa­cil­ity that can ac­com­mo­date ma­jor in­ter­na­tional tour­na­ments. In mak­ing the an­nounce­ment last month, San­dals Chair­man Gor­don Butch Ste­wart as­sured that the fa­cil­ity will be ac­ces­si­ble to the peo­ple of Saint Lu­cia, and the de­ci­sion to con­tinue with the Grow Well golf camp is in line with that com­mit­ment.

In the com­ing months San­dals will take steps to in­tro­duce a fam­ily en­ter­tain­ment com­plex, swim­ming pool, ten­nis courts, new restau­rants and im­proved meet­ing and con­fer­ence ameni­ties, and Mr. Ste­wart has reached out to golf Hall of Famer Greg Nor­man to be part of the com­ing up­grades.

Grow Well golf camp or­gan­iser and Di­rec­tor Mrs. Colleen New­man com­mented, "We are so pleased with this new col­lab­o­ra­tion with San­dals Re­sorts In­ter­na­tional. This golf camp means a lot to the chil­dren as it re­ally teaches them so much more than dis­ci­pline. Let us hope that this re­la­tion­ship con­tin­ues well into the fu­ture."

The camp, now in its 6th year, runs for two weeks. Dur­ing the open­ing cer­e­mony, four of the younger ju­niors re­ceived their first hand­i­cap cards, qual­i­fy­ing them as bona fide learn­ers. The prize-giv­ing cer­e­mony is set for Tues­day, July 25 at 11 am at the San­dals Golf and Coun­try Club.

Ju­nior golfers at the launch of San­dals' Grow Well Sum­mer Golf Camp 2017.

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