Golf tournament comes up aces Sunday


Jack Cavanaugh chips onto the green at the seventh hole.

After playing in Sunday’s IAADFS golf tournament, Rod Kourany, commercial vice president for Motta Internacional, Panama, walked away a double-winner.

Not only did his foursome win the tournament with a score of 59, Kourany also won the men’s closest-to-the-pin competition.

“It’s been a lot of fun,” he said. “This is my first year.”

He said he enjoyed the course, the weather, and the camaraderie of the tournament.

“It gives you something to do before the show, which is work, work, work,” he said. “It’s nice to have something to enjoy before it all begins.”

More than 100 attendees on 26 teams participated in the 2014 IAADFS golf tournament, sponsored by American Caribbean Gateway/Club Macanudo.

Nick Tamma, CEO of travel retail for American Caribbean Gateway, distributor of Club Macanudo, said he’s pleased with the turnout for this year’s tournament.

“We’re very happy,” he said. “We’re excited to help revitalize the whole tournament. Not only is Macanudo the cigar company when it comes to golf, we support ‘The Big Break,’ a show on the Golf Channel. In the domestic market, we’re totally dedicated to golf. We’re glad to work with Michael Payne and IAADFS, and we look forward to improving it more and getting more players.”

Hanne Zinsli, international sales director for Gosh Cosmetics, plays as much golf as she can in her native Denmark, which only has a few months of good golf weather. However, spring is yet to begin and she also proved to be a double-winner in the IAADFS tournament. Not only was she also part of the winning foursome, she also came in second in the shortest putt competition after being only 4.5 inches away from the hole.

“I was so close to winning,” she said.

Zinsli said she enjoyed playing the Hawk’s Landing course and is already looking forward to next year’s event.

“It’s beautiful,” she said. “I love the course and it was a beautiful arrangement. We were very well taken care of.”

Beauty2market, Botran Aged Rums, Russ Berrie, and World Equity Brand Builders also supported the golf tournament.