2021 National School Golf Championships
BGF Golf Facility, The Stadium Course
March 22-26th, 2021
Prepared by Gina Gonzalez-Rolle
Chair, Junior Division
Bahamas Golf Federation
March 31, 2021
Message from Chair, Junior Division
To teach golf to all students between the ages of 5 and 18 in our community. We intend to play and develop our kids through the coached sessions in an easily, accessible, and affordable way, in order for them to have fun, make new friends and stay healthy and fit. Most of all we want our junior golfers to realize that the game of golf is for everyone, no matter their status.
I am ecstatic to say that with over 800 new players this year, our goal is to continue making a difference in their lives through golf. We are concerned about where they will all play but honestly, we will continue to train and assist our kids and we believe the rest will fall into place. We have another 30 kids at this point ready to join. Therefore, we have had to regrouped and have decided to start specific beginner enrollment periods every 6-8 weeks. We will also host tournaments throughout the year to prepare our players for international play. We have 10 tournaments planned for the remainder of 2021. We will continue to train, and we look forward to seeing more Bahamians in the LPGA and PGA organizations, and playing on the LPGA and PGA Tour.
Tournament Chairman (TC), Gina Gonzalez-Rolle, Chair of the Junior Division, Bahamas Golf Federation
Tournament Coordinator (TCO), Georgette Rolle, Fourteen Clubs Golf Academy
Tournament Director (TD), Lynford Miller, President, Bahamas Golf Federation
Chief Rules Official (RO), Riccardo Davis Jr., Bahamas Professional Golf Tour
Schedule of Events
Saturday and Sunday, March 20-21
Course Setup with Hole signs and Flags
Delivery of Water and Snacks
Monday, March 22
7:00am Practice Areas Open
8:00 Opening Ceremony (National Anthem, Ceremonial Shot by the Minister of Sports)
8:30am Private Upper Primary Boys
10:30am Private Upper Primary Girls
1:00pm Private Lower Primary Boys and Lower Primary Girls
Tuesday, March 23
8:30am Public Upper Primary Boys
11:00am Public Upper Primary Girls
1:30pm Public Lower Primary Boys and Lower Primary Girls
Wednesday, March 24
8:30am Public Junior Boys, Junior Girls, Senior Boys, Senior Girls
Thursday, March 25
8:30am Private Schools Junior Boys Division
11:00am Private Schools Junior Girls Division
1:00pm Private Schools Senior Boys Division, Private Schools Senior Girls Division
Friday, March 26
8:00am Lower Girls Primary Division Finals, Upper Girls Primary Division Finals
10:00am Lower Boys Primary Division Finals, Upper Boys Primary Division Finals
10:30am Awards for the Lower and Upper Primary Girls Divisions
12:00pm Junior Boys Division Finals, Junior Girls Division Finals
12:30pm Lower and Upper Primary Boys Divisions
2:00pm Senior Boys Division Finals, Senior Girls Division Finals
2:30pm Awards for the Junior Boys and Junior Girls Divisions
4:30pm Awards for the Senior Boys and Senior Girls Divisions
Saturday – Monday
Removal of Course Signs, ensuring that banners were collected.
- A.F. Adderley Junior High
- Albury Sayles Primary School
- Aquinas College
- Busy Bees Small School
- Charles W. Saunders
- C.I. Gibson Senior High
- Claridge Primary School
- Cleveland Eneas Primary School
- C.R. Walker Senior High School
- C.W. Sawyer Primary School
- D.W. Davis Primary School
- Eva Hilton Primary School
- Gavin Tynes Primary School
- Gerald Cash Primary School
- Greeneville Preparatory School
- H.O. Nash Junior High
- Jordan Prince William
- Kingsway Academy
- Leadership Academy
- Lyford Cay International School
- Nassau Christian Academy
- Palmdale Primary
- Queen’s College
- Sadie Curtis Primary School
- Sandilands Primary School
- St. Andrews International School
- St. Johns College
- Sts. Francis St. Joseph
- St. Thomas More
- Summit Academy
- Temple Christian
- Thelma Gibson Primary School
- The Meridian School
- The Windsor School at Albany
- The Windsor School at Old Fort
- Woodcock Primary School
- Xavier’s Lower School
The Players – Primary Schools
|Lower Primary Girls
|Lower Primary Boys
|Upper Primary Girls
|Upper Primary Boys
Francisco Ortiz Von Bismarck
Luis Ortiz Von Bismarck
Althea Garrick Amarissa Wright
James Percentie Jr.
The Players – Junior and Senior High Schools
|Junior Girls||Junior Boys||Senior Girls||Senior Boys|
The Opening Ceremony
Ms. Gina Rolle welcomed everyone and thanked them all for coming out. Then Miss Alana Munnings was introduced and did a beautiful rendition of the National Anthem which was followed by The Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture, who was welcomed and introduced.
The minister then hit the first shot to commemorate the first National School Championship had begun.
Ms. Alana Munnings sang the National Anthem.
The Hon. Iram Lewis, Minister of Youth Sports & Culture hit a ceremonial tee shot to mark the opening of the championships.
- A meeting between the course operator and the tournament committee was held five weeks before the tournament to cover items including course setup, and defined responsibilities for each team member.
- The course would be closed on Monday through Friday between the hours of 7am and 4pm for the tournament.
- The course team would have the greens mowed and flags in place by 7:30am each morning.
- Hole signs were placed on each hole approximately 5-10 yds behind the furthest set of tee markers.
- Sponsor flags and banners were erected around the practice areas and the first tee.
- The course was marked with hazard lines, ball drop areas, and spectator roping.
- It was determined that based on the number of players, the tournament would host three shotgun waves of play on the first four days. The first four days accommodated 248 players.
Private School Qualifier
|Tuesday Public School Qualifier||Wednesday
Public School Qualifier
Private School Qualifier
|8:30am Shotgun Wave 1||Private Upper Primary Boys||Public Upper Primary Boys||Public Junior Boys, Junior Girls, Senior Boys, Senior Girls||Private Junior Boys|
|11:00am Shotgun Wave 2||Private Upper Primary Girls||Public Upper Primary Girls||Private Junior Girls|
|1:00pm Shotgun Wave 3||Private Lower Primary Boys and Girls||Public Lower Primary Boys and Girls||Private Senior Boys and Girls|
- For the Final day, it was determined that the tournament would host four shotgun waves of play with a maximum of 36 players per wave. The final day accommodated 140 players.
|8:00am Shotgun Wave 1||Lower Primary Boys and Girls|
|10:00am Shotgun Wave 2||Upper Primary Boys and Girls|
|12:00pm Shotgun Wave 3||Junior Boys and Girls|
|2:00pm Shotgun Wave 4||Senior Boys and Girls|
- Four sets of tee markers were prepared for the tournament:
- The Fourteen Clubs tee markers were used for the Lower Primary boys and girls. They were set approximately 40-50yds from the front edge of the green on each hole.
- The BGF tee markers were used for the Upper Primary boys and girls. They were set approximately 50-75 yds from the front edge of the green on each hole.
- The Switcha tee markers were used for the Junior boys and girls. They were set approximately 100-125 yds from the front edge of each green.
- The Aquapure tee markers were used for the Senior boys and girls. They were set approximately 125-150yds from the front edge of each green.
- The tee and distance allocations were as follows and are in yards; the course is Par 27.
|Age Group||Tee Markers||Distance per Hole||Maximum Total Distance|
|Lower Primary Boys||FCGA||40-50yds||450yds|
|Lower Primary Girls||FCGA||40-50yds||450yds|
|Upper Primary Boys||BGF||50-75yds||675yds|
|Upper Primary Girls||BGF||50-75yds||675yds|
- Food and drinks were provided by the 10th hole restaurant on property. A special Menu was provided due to the Covid 19 protocols.
- BahamasWaste provided ample restrooms and hand sanitizer stations throughout the course.
- Doctors Hospital provided covid-19 safety protocols upon checking in which included temperature checks and sanitization procedures.
- Registration was provided upon entry.
- Security personnel was present for all hours of the tournament.
- Audio Visual equipment for announcements was provided throughout the tournament.
The GHIN Golf Genius system was used throughout the tournament to record the names and school, and gender of players. It produced the draw and score cards for each day. It was also used to capture hole by hole scores for each player, provide individual reports and generate course and player statistics.
Agatha Delancy, Ethelyn Davis, Cyntese Cooper and Gina Rolle assisted with scoring over the five days of competition.
The scoring tent was well managed and controlled to ensure that players followed the procedures and checks before they confirmed their scores. Cross checks between the scoring marshals, players, and scoring assistants were done to ensure the integrity of the results.
- The lawn opposite the restaurant served as the venue for the awards. The sponsor banners and flags were strategically placed along with the trophies.
- Gina Gonzalez-Rolle presented the awards along with various sponsors for the different divisions. The results were announced, and the awards were presented approximately 30 minutes after each division completed their round on Friday, March 26th.
Lower Girls Primary
1st Place – Gavin Tynes Primary School, 175 (+94)
2nd Place – The Windsor School at Old Fort, 179 (+98)
3rd Place – Eva Hilton Primary School, 188 (+107)
1st Place – Zara Greaves, The Windsor School at Old Fort, 52 (+25)
2nd Place – Janae Phillips, Gavin Tynes Primary School, 53 (+26)
3rd Place – Alyssa Richards, St. Thomas More, 54 (+27)
Lower Boys Primary
1st Place – The Windsor School at Old Fort, 132 (+51)
1st Place – Jack Fox, The Windsor School at Old Fort, 43 (+16)
2nd Place – Hugo Johnston, The Windsor School at Old Fort, 44 (+17)
2nd Place – Luis Ortiz Von Bismarck, Lyford Cay International, 44 (+17)
2nd Place – Joshua Louis, Temple Christian School, 44 (+17)
Upper Girls Primary
1st Place – Eva Hilton Primary, 147 (+66)
2nd Place – The Windsor School at Old Fort, 151 (+70)
3rd Place – Queens College, 155 (+74)
1st Place – Melissa Beukes, Lyford Cay International School, 37 (+10)
2nd Place – Haley Hall, Jordan Prince William, 42 (+15)
3rd Place – Cianna McWilliam, Eva Hilton Primary School, 44 (+17)
3rd Place – Tatum Adderley, Eva Hilton Primary School, 44 (+17)
Upper Boys Primary
1st Place – Lyford Cay International School, 124 (+43)
2nd Place – The Windsor School at Old Fort, 133 (+52)
3rd Place – Gavin Tynes Primary School, 159 (+78)
1st Place – Harry White, The Windsor School at Old Fort,36 (+9)
2nd Place – Patrick Mactaggart, Lyford Cay International School, 40 (+13)
2nd Place – Brody Wheaton, Lyford Cay International School, 40 (+13)
1st Place – Queens College,150 (+69)
2nd Place – The Windsor School at Albany, 156 (+75)
1st Place – Chemari Pratt, Queens College, 39 (+12)
2nd Place – Lilly Bisterzo, The Windsor School at Albany,41 (+14)
3rd Place – Jaidyn Roye, St. Johns College, 49 (+22)
1st Place - The Windsor School at Old Fort, 108 (+27) **
2nd Place – Queens College, 108 (+27)
3rd Place – Lyford Cay International School, 116 (+28)
** Won in a playoff
1st Place – Rhan Miller, Queens College, 32 (+5)
2nd Place – Aidan Gorospe, The Windsor School at Albany, 34 (+7)
3rd Place – Jackson Mactaggart, The Windsor School at Albany, 35 (+8)
1st Place – Tyesha Tynes, St. Johns College, 29 (+2)
2nd Place – Amaya Meeres, Charles W. Saunders, 55 (+28)
3rd Place – Gabrielle Pratt, Kingsway Academy, 57 (+30)
1st Place – St. Andrews International School, 111 (+30)
2nd Place – The Windsor School at Albany, 115 (+34)
3rd Place – Queens College, 123 (+42)
1st Place – Jaden Ward, Home School, 32 (+5)
2nd Place – Alex Dupuch, St. Andrews International School, 33 (+6)
3rd Place – Patrick Farquharson, The Windsor School at Albany, 37 (+10)
3rd Place – Christopher Knowles, Queens College, 37 (+10)
The Bahamas Golf Federation
The Ministry of Youth, Sports & Culture
The Ministry of Education
Fourteen Clubs Golf Academy
Bahamas Professional Golf Tour
The Rotary Club of East Nassau
Brice Newball Foundation
The Leadership Academy