The clubhouse at Divi Link, home of Mulligan’s Golf CafÃ©â€™ Bar & Restaurant hosted an international group of golf players and members of the press, for the welcome party for all the Aruba Pro-Am invited teams.
The party was organized by the representatives of the Aruba Tourism Authority and hosted by Diviâ€™s Managing Director Alex Nieuwmeyer.
Mulliganâ€™s Golf CafÃ©â€™ Bar & Restaurant is a casual-elegant Caribbean restaurant. As the airy and comfortable first stop on the island, with the view overlooking the ninth hole island green, Mulliganâ€™s delivered the tropical ambiance and soothing waterfall views the competitors were seeking.
The Aruba International PRO-AM Golf Tournament unfolds here August 19th to 24th. The 15th annual tournament counts with twenty-four teams of five, hailing from 10 countries with the USA, St. Thomas, Holland, Aruba, Curacao, Puerto Rico, Brazil, Venezuela, Colombia and Argentina among them.
The international representatives of the Aruba Tourism Authority have been preparing for this world class golf event by running â€œCopa Aruba,â€ a local golf tournament in their respective countries.
The winners of those local tournaments were selected to play here at the Aruba International PRO-AM Golf Tournament, at Tierra del Sol.
The Aruba International Pro-Am tournament born as the Johnny Walker Tournament changed its name 8 years ago when the Aruba Tourism Authority took it over as an international event promotion Aruba as a golf destination.
Nevertheless, Johnny Walker and its local distributor, The Aruba Trading Company remained the top sponsor in conjunction with Tropical Bottling, Caribbean Mercantile Bank and Suzuki, offering a car for the winner of a-hole-in-one during the two-day tournament.
Registration took place on Friday at the club-house, with a shot gun start scheduled for 12:30 on Saturday.
Helping host players during their stay, the Radisson Aruba Resort Casino & Spa, Divi Village and Tierra del Solâ€™s villa rental department.
Some top Golf Pros are expected to play such as Aaron West from Puerto Rico, Raul Sanz, from Venezuela and Jay Overton from the USA as well as the local pros from Tierra del Sol, Oliver Riding and Adam Williamson and from Divi Links James Kiley.