At the end of an excellent, most-enjoyable day of golfing, Divi Links in collaboration with the Aruba Bank raised Awg 14, 670 for charity.
The money was delivered in the form of a cheque to the Aruba Autism Foundation at a lively cocktail party hosted at Windows on Aruba.
The Divine Nine was played Sunday by 12 teams of four, in a 4-person scramble format. Head Golf Professional James Kiley who tallied the results in the early afternoon announced the Optica Moderna team in the first place and the Family Golf Team in second place.
Family Golf Team, made up of two Father & Son duos, also featured the youngest player, a child golf prodigy, who is eight and played extremely well, according to Kiley.
Managing Director Alex Nieuwmeyer was on hand to hand the cheque over to the representatives of the foundation. Alex was assisted by the Divi’s Director of Marketing Tabitha Fecunda.
Autism in Aruba often goes undiagnosed, as it is regarded as just plain strange behavior; however research indicates that Aruba is blessed with the same percentage of individuals afflicted by Autism, as any other nation in the world.
As they were receiving the generous cheque foundation representatives thanked Divi for also graciously hosting a golf clinic for Autistic children, earlier in the week, and making fund raising for important community causes possible.
Aruba Bank, reports Tabitha, has been organizing the Links Charity Golf Tournament for the past four years, this time also in conjunction with R.E. Irausquin which offered a Ford Edge 2008, for the winner of a Hole-In-One.
Additional winners for the day included Clifton Ling with closest to the pin and George Wong with the longest drive.
Pictured here, images from a day of perfect golf, and the cocktail party that followed