The Aruba Tourism Authority hosted an informal press conference at Tierra del Sol club house to announce the bigger-than-ever, expanded and improved 17th annual Aruba Pro-Am Golf Tournament unfolding this coming weekend at the championship golf course.
A total of 32 teams will participate hailing from different countries such as Colombia, Curacao, Brazil, Bermuda, Bolivia, Jamaica, Puerto Rico, Venezuela, USA and Aruba. Teams consist of one golf professional and four golf players. The USA team this year consists of members of the media, assigned to cover the event for golf magazines.
The international representatives of the Aruba Tourism Authority have been preparing for this world class golf event by running “Copa Aruba,” a local golf tournament in their countries of residence in Latin America, the Netherlands and the United States of America.
Five winning teams of those local tournaments were selected to play here at the Aruba International Pro-Am Golf Tournament, August 26th to 29th at Tierra del Sol golf course, they will also be staying on the golf course as guests of the tournament.
The Aruba International Pro-Am tournament born as the Johnny Walker Tournament changed its name 11 years ago when the Aruba Tourism Authority took it over as an international event promoting Aruba as a golf destination.
The tournament is now co-sponsored by Balashi Beer, AWA & Chill Balashi, Diamonds International, DUFRY, Fofoti Tour & Transfer, Tiara Air, Coca Cola, TropicCars, Compra NV and Aruba Aloe.
Registration will take place on Friday at the club-house, with a shot gun start scheduled for midday Saturday. Among top golf pros expected to play, from Tierra del Sol, Adam Williamson and James Kiley.
Pictured here snapshots from the press conference, as well as an overview of the beautiful trophies.