The Phoenix Lodge #914 EC Charity Golf Tournament that was held at the Caymanas Golf and Country Club in St Catherine on Saturday raised $275,000.
This, in addition to the $250,000 from annual sponsor Sterling Asset Management, will go towards several social and educational programmes supported by the Lodge.
Clinton Johnson emerged winner of the tournament that enjoyed the participation of 56 golfers from the local fraternity. Johnson amassed 43 points to win the overall title. Emily Mayne with 38 points was the overall ladies champion.
Other category winners included Quentin Hughsam, whose 38 points saw him winning the Men and Men’s Seniors with a handicap of 0-9.
Ryan Lue scored 38 points in the Men and Men’s Senior category with a handicap of 10-18 while Steve Hudson had 28 points, which topped those players with a handicap of 19 and over.
In the Men Super Senior Carlysle Hudson’s 36 points topped the players with a handicap 0-9 while Steven Chang finished top of the men with a handicap of 10-18. For players with a handicap of 19 and over, Mitchie Bell scored 30 points to win that group.
Contributing to worthy causes
For many years now, the tournament has been a source of fundraising for the Lodge. They have used the cash raised to support a number of programmes in Jamaica. For the last 10 years, Sterling Asset Management Limited has been a major sponsor, significantly contributing to the worthy causes.
The money raised goes to the Masonic Children’s Fund, the National Disaster Fund, the Port Royal Basic School and the Phoenix Lodge Port Royal Scholarship Fund that has had a long-standing relationship with the Lodge.
In addition, since 2012, the Lodge has used a portion of the funds raised to create new scholarships for three students of the Caribbean Maritime University (CMU).