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In 2006, Sobers Holdings Incorporated was founded by Daniel Sobers, Sir Garfield’s son, to manage the GarrySobers Barbados brand. The company’s mission is to create a gateway for all things “Garry Sobers” and to make it possible for his admirers to not only learn more, but have greater access to the man himself. Here also, the youth can learn about Sir Garfield and be inspired and assisted to reach their cricketing potential.

Garry Sobers Golf Championsships 2010 23rd to 25th April - Media Reports Day One Friday

Thu, 2010-04-22 17:00

Adrian Norford of St. Kitts produced a sparkling 71 to head the leader board at the end of the opening day of the 2010 Garry Sobers Golf Championships which teed off today at the Royal Westmoreland, Country Club at Sandy Lane and the Barbados Golf Club’s Durants, Christ Church courses which were in excellent condition.
 
Amateur, Norford hit a stunning opening 34 but faltered to 37 on the back nine, but it was enough to edge the professional players, The UK’s Alex Sandeman and defending Pro Champion, Ulric Francis of Antigua who both finished with 72 and veteran professional Carlsen Leacock, one stroke back on 73.
 
Barbadian amateurs Marcus Clarke and defending champion James Johnson finished three strokes behind Norford who was a very last minute entry as several of the UK based players were held up in England by the European flight cancellations – in fact only nine of 50 English visitors made it to Barbados in time for this morning’s tee offs.
 
Defending Ladies’ champion Lynn DeCambra-McCleod has a slender lead over Mary Ince, Trinidad and Tobago’s Aleema Jack and Britain’s Becky Dowell – all on 79. deCambra-McCleod recorded 40 going out but pulled back to 38 on the back nine to produce the day’s best at 76, two strokes better than veteran Helen Foster.
 
Also producing an excellent opening round was senior, Mike Commissiong of Trinidad and Tobago who posted 72 on the Country Club course at Sandy Lane. He leads Barbadians Michael Haynes and Adrian Mayers by two strokes with Ricky Skeete one back at 77.
 
Maurice Mathura of Trinidad leads the Super Seniors with an opening 77, one stroke better than Richie Alleyne, with Jim Brewer posting 81 to be third best. Saturday’s play will see the Championship flights switch to Sandy Lane whilst the 1st and 3rd flights go to Royal Westmoreland and the Seniors and 2nd flight move to the BGC at Durants.
 
Tournament Diretor Dennis foster is pleased with the opening round:… “the pace of play which is always a concern in Championship golf, was well managed and the players tried very hard to keep up the tempo, and of course, the three courses were in excellent condition with the volunteers doing a fine job. I’m very pleased with how it went.”