St.Kitts Tourism Authority Becomes Presenting Sponsor of 2018 Amateur Series

May 09, 2018

JAMESVILLE, NY -- The New York State Golf Association is excited to announce a new partnership with the St. Kitts Tourism Authority, the Caribbean’s premier luxury destination for golf travelers, located on the islands of St. Kitts and Nevis.

The St. Kitts Tourism Authority will become the presenting sponsor of the 2018 NYSGA Amateur Series, as well as an official partner of the NYSGA.

Related: 2018 Am Series Schedule 

The partnership brings new incentives and exciting opportunities for Amateur Series players in 2018. The series-long points list will now not only qualify the top finishers for the year championship, but will also enter qualifying players for a chance to win one of two, five (5) night golf getaway packages to St. Kitts & Nevis for the 2019 Admiral’s Cup Am-Am event in February. 

“We are thrilled to present this partnership and group travel opportunity for our membership,” said Andrew Hickey, Assistant Executive Director. “We have been researching possible NYSGA winter trips for years, and it quickly became apparent that St. Kitts was the perfect fit. They are an emerging destination with incredible resorts and golf courses, in one of the most picturesque areas of the world. I can't wait to lead our group to St. Kitts this winter!"

Throughout the 28-event series, information on the Admirals Cup and other special events on St. Kitts and Nevis will be available, with opportunities for players interested in traveling with the NYSGA to the 2019 Admiral’s Cup.

“It’s a perfect opportunity for our members to escape winter in New York and make some lasting golfing memories together,” said Dan Thompson, Director of Marketing & Partnerships. “The Amateur Series will serve as a perfect platform to build excitement for the trip and provide additional incentives for NYSGA event participants.” 

“We are very pleased to partner with the NYSGA,” said Racquel Brown, CEO of the St. Kitts Tourism Authority. “By working together, it allows us to build awareness for the destination as a premier choice for leisure travel among more potential visitors who align with our target geographic and demographic markets.” 

The NYSGA encourages all members to join us on what will be a memorable trip to the Royal St. Kitts Golf Club and Robert Trent Jones II Course at Four Seasons Resort for the 9th Annual St. Kitts & Nevis Admirals Cup in 2019! 

Am-Am Entry Player packages include:

  • (5) or (7) Night Stay at your choice at one of four different Partner Hotels
  • Breakfast Daily
  • Lunch on Tournament Days
  • (3) Tournament rounds + (1) Practice Round
  • (3) Nightly Group Receptions with Open Bar & Entertainment
  • Round Trip Airport, Golf Course and Nightly Function Transfers
  • Player Gift Bag & Tournament Prizes
  • On-Course Hospitality

If you have someone who doesn’t want to participate in the Admirals Cup, but still wants to soak in the experience St. Kitts & Nevis has to offer, there are non-golf guest packages available as well:

Non-Golf Guest entry packages include:

  • All the above (except Golf Rounds & Player Gift Bag), PLUS...
  • Breakfast Daily
  • (2) Spa Treatments + (1) Day Tour
  • Preferred Rates on Additional Day Tours and Resort Activities
  • Guest Gift Bag

For more information on how to register, visit golfstkittsandnevis.com or contact Tom Jaronski at tjaronski@tgcsports.com or call (610) 787-9732. 

About the Admiral’s Cup

The St. Kitts & Nevis Admirals Cup is the destination's premier event for visiting golfers. Played annually in early February, the Admiral’s Cup is a five-day team tournament featuring two options for entry.  Teams entering the Pro-Am Division are comprised of a PGA Club Professional and three amateurs. In 2018, an Am-Am Division was introduced, featuring teams of two amateurs competing against one another using a Best Ball Stableford format and the same course rotation as the Pro-Am Division.  Since 2011, teams from golf clubs across the U.S., Canada, UK and the Caribbean have competed for the Cup.  The St. Kitts & Nevis Admirals Cup is the only golf event of its kind with tournament rounds contested simultaneously on two different Caribbean islands.

Other STKA Signature Events in St. Kitts & Nevis

November – St. Kitts & Nevis Couples Golf Classic, a mixed-team event hosted at the Four Seasons Resort Nevis.

January – Canada’s Ultimate Playcation featuring the St. Kitts 2Ball Invitational, a 7-night fun-filled golf and leisure experience, including a friendly 2-day competition.  

May – Johnnie Walker St. Kitts Open, a 36-Hole Stroke Play Championship staged by the Royal St. Kitts Golf Association

About St. Kitts

Intoxicating natural beauty, sunny skies, warm waters, and sandy beaches combine to make St. Kitts one of the most seductive spots in the Caribbean.  Located in the northern Leeward Islands, it offers a diverse tourism product developed from the destination’s natural beauty, cultural heritage and rich history.  The island’s stunning variety of tourism attractions include hiking through the tropical rainforest, riding the scenic railway that connects the island’s former sugar plantations, visiting the Caribelle Batik factory, and touring Brimstone Hill Fortress National Park, which is an UNESCO World Heritage Site. Among the more traditional vacation pastimes available are water sports, golf, shopping, tennis, dining, gaming at St. Kitts’ exclusive casino or simply relaxing on the beach. For more information about St. Kitts, visit www.stkittstourism.kn

About the NYSGA

The NYSGA is an association of member clubs and individual members, represented by over 130 committee members, that exists with the purpose of promoting and conserving the traditions of golf throughout New York State. Each year since its founding in 1923, the NYSGA has conducted New York State's (NYS) Amateur Championships. The seventeen current championships, for all genders and ages, are played on the courses of premier NYSGA Member Clubs. The NYSGA also conducts local qualifying for NYS and United States Golf Association Championships and runs a season-long series of single-round handicapped events, known as the NYSGA Amateur Series. In addition to conducting tournaments, the NYSGA also provides member services such as handicapping, course rating & measuring, scholarships, training, education, and communications.