Golf Association Plans Belize Open
You've probably heard of the U.S. Open or the French Open but the Belize Golf Association wants you to get used to hearing about the "Belize Open." That's right, the first ever Belize International Golf Tournament is scheduled for next month at the Roaring River Golf Course in Cayo. Golf Association President Saul Barrera says there will be players from six countries, including Belize.
Saul Barrera, President - BGA
"Its open for international players. The organizing committee is expecting players from USA, one surprise is one ex-NBA player, it is a surprise from the people involved in the tournament, different golfers from Mexico and Guatemala and Salvador are coming."
Golf is not really popular in Belize. How do you plan to get the public interested?
"The golf is not only for rich persons or for old persons, the golf is for all who come to enjoy it. In other countries more children and young people come to play. It is very fun and competitive in the different tournaments."
The tournament runs from May 19th to the 20th. Registration deadline is next week.