The Bahamas has long been one of the premier golf destinations in the wider region, from Tiger Woods’ annual Hero World Challenge to the LPGA’s longtime Pure Silk Classic to the Korn Ferry Tour’s Bahamas Great Abaco Classic at the Abaco Club on Winding Bay.
And amid the pandemic, the country is taking its golf expertise to the virtual world.
On Sept. 2, The Bahamas will host the first ever Islands of The Bahamas Virtual Shootout, bringing together top LPGA personalities and golf professionals in a YouTube closest-to-the-pin competition.
The 16 contestants will include Pure Silk Bahamas LPGA Classic Champion Brittany Lincicome, 2019 Bahamas Shootout Champion Alison Lee, long drive champion Troy Mullins, and trick shot artist Tania Tare.
“While the current environment has impacted the way golf players and fans enjoy the sport, The Islands Of The Bahamas remains a top golf destination, so we are thrilled that we are able to virtually bring fans to the course to watch the Closest to the Pin golf shootout from the comfort of their own homes,” said Ellison “Tommy” Thompson, Deputy Director General of the Bahamas Ministry of Tourism & Aviation.
You can watch the event on the WGT Livestream, produced by Global Golf Management.
For more, visit Bahamas Golf Getaway.