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Leacock, Stephenson tops in golf

Leacock, Stephenson tops in golf

In August, he could not hold on to his Barbados Open title but veteran Barbados player Carlsen Leacock is celebrating as the new champion of the annual RBC Classic, the island’s second biggest golf tournament. Leacock, 58, followed up his even-par 72 on the first day with a fighting 81 yesterday at the Barbados Golf Club to shake […]

SPORTS – Leacock chases golf title

SPORTS – Leacock chases golf title

Veteran Barbados player Carlsen Leacock is going on the hunt for the title tomorrow when the final 18 holes of the 2016 RBC Classic are contested at the Barbados Golf Club. Leacock, 58, registered an impressive even-par 72 today to lead the men’s championship flight and stave off his younger rivals on a sunny day at the Durants, Christ […]

Three champions in golf classic

Three champions in golf classic

The 12th annual RBC/Royal Bank Classic, the second major on the Barbados Golf Association’s calendar, tees off this Saturday with at least three previous champions in contention in the men’s top flight. Close to 120 male and female players are listed to compete in the two-day tournament at the Barbados Golf Club, which coincides with this […]

Golf legend Arnold Palmer dies

Arnold Palmer, one of golf’s greatest players whose immense popularity drew a legion of fans to the game at the dawn of the age of televised sport, died of heart complications Sunday. He was 87. Palmer, a charismatic figure popularly known as ‘The King’ who accumulated 62 career victories on the PGA Tour including seven […]

Johnson, Anthony are golf champs

Johnson, Anthony are golf champs

National captain James Johnson is back to his winning ways. Yesterday the top Barbados golfer captured the annual Barbados Open Golf Championship for an amazing 13th time. Playing at the Royal Westmoreland course, Johnson turned back a stiff challenge from fellow Barbados players Julian Jordan and Simon Proverbs to win the 2016  Sagicor Barbados Open by a […]

Leacock ready to defend title

Leacock ready to defend title

The tussle for the men’s title in the Sagicor Barbados Open Golf Championship is shaping to be the most interesting in years. Several low handicap players are seeking to dethrone defending champion Carlsen Leacock as well as upstage 12-time winner James Johnson when the championship tees off Friday at Royal Westmoreland. Among them are Jamaican champion […]

Three golfers off to Colombia

Three golfers off to Colombia

Three local golfers, Tom O’Sullivan, Horace Cobham and Scott Stollmeyer, left the island on Tuesday for Colombia to represent Barbados in the regional leg of the Mercedes Trophy, a worldwide invitational amateur golf series. They qualified to take part in that tournament after winning the local leg of the Trophy held in June this year […]

Golf juniors in Europe, North America

Golf juniors in Europe, North America

Following the highly competitive Caribbean Golf Championships in Barbados, several of the region’s leading young golfers are this week seeking glory in major international junior tournaments. While Barbadians Iz Hustler and Emily Odwin jetted off to Scotland to join 152 other golfers from 80 countries to compete in the 2016 R&A Junior Open Tournament, compatriot […]

Golf’s future

Golf’s future

Trinidadian Sachin Kumar and Puerto Rico’s Valeria Pacheo emerged champions of the 16-17 age group when the 2016 Caribbean Junior Golf Championships concluded at the Barbados Golf Club today. On a rain affected final day, the talented 17 year-old Trinidadian posted 74, his highest score of the tournament, but that was good enough to beat […]

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