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UWI Golf Challenge turns 5

For Release Upon Receipt - September 22, 2009

St. Augustine

The annual UWI Golf Challenge at the Petrotrin Golf Course turns five on Thursday, September 24th, 2009.  The UWI Development and Endowment Fund has committed all proceeds from this tournament to providing bursaries for deserving students at the UWI St. Augustine for the academic year 2009/10.

This tournament for amateurs in male, female and junior categories, is a Texas Scramble (Drop-Out), catering for up to 42 teams of three players. Registration starts at 9 a.m. while teams tee off at 10 a.m. and it is expected to end with an Awards Ceremony at 5 p.m. Among the top prizes are a Kia Vehicle for the first Hole-in-One (from Southern Sales and Service Company), and a complimentary weekend for the Champion team at Stone Haven Villas in Tobago.  

The Trinidad and Tobago Fund was launched in April 1989 with its primary objective being the establishment of a Development and Endowment Fund, which will enable the University to provide funding of capital projects and research, endowment of Chairs and Lectureships in key disciplines, and scholarships at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels to promote academic excellence. It was meant to alleviate the hardship of deserving students and to facilitate student interchange between the Campuses of the University.

The fund is managed by a committee chaired by one of this country’s top bankers, Mr. Ronald Harford, and includes members representing The UWI, UWI Alumni and the business community.  Mrs. Radica Saith chairs the UWI Golf Challenge Committee. Her Royal Highness Princess Anne, The Princess Royal, is Patron of the Fund.

For more information, please contact Ron Ameerali, Technical Director, at (868) 658 0134 or 680 2433.

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Over the last six decades, The University of the West Indies (UWI) has evolved from a fledgling college in Jamaica with 33 students to a full-fledged University with over 40,000 students. Today, UWI is the largest and most longstanding higher education provider in the English-speaking Caribbean, with main campuses in Barbados, Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago, and Centres in Anguilla, Antigua & Barbuda, The Bahamas, Belize, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Dominica, Grenada, Montserrat, St Christopher (St Kitts) & Nevis, St Lucia, and St Vincent & the Grenadines. UWI recently launched its Open Campus, a virtual campus with over 50 physical site locations across the region, serving over 20 countries in the English-speaking Caribbean. UWI is an international university with faculty and students from over 40 countries and collaborative links with over 60 universities around the world. Through its seven Faculties, UWI offers undergraduate and postgraduate degree options in Engineering, Humanities & Education, Law, Medical Sciences, Pure & Applied Sciences, Science and Agriculture, and Social Sciences.


  • Ron Ameerali, Technical Director

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