TOURNAMENT & Party
The 2015 Consejo Shores Just For Fun Golf Tournament was held on Sunday, February 15th at the Consejo Shores Golf Course. The players were greeted by partly cloudy skies and cool temperatures. With a record number of players, the rules were changed from standard best-ball to Best Ball Scramble, with most team having 4 players.
Play began at about 930AM. Everyone seemed to be having a good time as play moved along quite quickly, even with 8 players per hole! The organizers seem to have under estimated the amount of beer golfers can drink, even on a cool Sunday Morning as the beer cart and refreshment stations were constantly calling for more beer.
There will be an after tournament party at the Consejo Community Center where Winners will be announced and the raffle will be held. Prizes will be awarded for Best Team Score, Men's and Ladies' Closest to the Hole on #2 and Men's and Ladies' longest ball on #4. Consejo.bz was not asked to cover this part of the event, so we didn't.
Apologies to any teams or players we missed in the photos. We tried to get everyone, but we are sure a couple of teams were missed.
From The Organizing Committee:
A big THANK YOU to all those that participated in the
10th Annual Golf Tournament and Party
sponsors, players, guests and volunteers!
This year was the best attended yet and it seems everyone had a good time! If you didn't get a chance to buy a t-shirt, we still have a few left (large size only). Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org We look forward to having you join us again next year!
Last year, enough funds were raised to buy some special equipment to improve the greens as well as improving the tee boxes and maintenance. This year, funds will go towards additional improvements on the golf course and maintenance. I'm sure all the golfers noticed the improvements...and hopefully are encouraged to get out on the course more often! Special thanks for those that worked hard on making the course 'tournament' ready.
Players had a perfect day for golfing - nice tropical breezes on a beautiful sunny day out on the greens! Party go-ers had a wonderful time with good music, tasty food and lots of drinks and prizes.
Thanks to our sponsors who contributed funds and prizes: without you, our fundraising efforts would have been more difficult. Our GOLD sponsors this year included:
- Atlantic Bank International
- Atlantic Bank
- Bowen and Bowen
- Capital Factory
- Caribbean Motors
- Consejo Shores Ltd
- Las Vegas Casino
- Motor Solutions
- Playa del Consejo
- Traveller's Liquors Ltd
- Sound Warehouse
The Consejo Shores "Just For Fun" Golf Tournament used to be really just for fun. It has become a major fund raiser for a group called "The Friends Of The Golf Course". Is this organization an official entity in Belize? Who are the directors and who appointed them. Who handles the money, who makes the decision on how that money is spent and where can one see the accounting for this group? Do they have a business license or a license to sell food, beer and alcohol and did they collect the GST on those sales? Were the "volunteers" all either Citizens, Permanent Residents or in possession of valid work permits? When it is "just for fun" none of this matters. If you are in business to make a profit, there are rules that must be followed, even in Belize.
We would also like to propose a name change to perhaps "The Consejo Shores Just For Funds Tournament and Party." This event has always been a great deal of fun for those who participated, but it is obviously no longer really "Just For Fun".