64 Tee off for IWD 2024

Export Barbados (BIDC) was pleased to be a sponsor of the inaugural Barbados International Women’s Day (IWD) Golf Tournament, which was hosted by BIBA – The Association for Global Business and Edge Coaching Services on March 8, 2024.

Against the backdrop of the Durants, Christ Church Barbados Golf Club, a diverse line-up of 64 female golfers, from seasoned professionals to beginners, took to the fairways with determination, showcasing their skills and passion for the sport. The tournament’s format was a 4-ball Texas Scramble, with a minimum of 3 drives from each player. By creating a platform for female golfers to showcase their skills and share their stories, the event not only challenged stereotypes but also inspired a new generation of women to pursue their passion for the sport. A total of 24 beginners participated in the tournament. 

During the post-tournament award ceremony, prizes were presented for teams placing first (Wine World Connoisseurs), second (Golfing Queens), and third (Williams Industries Juniors). Prizes were also presented to individual golfers who were nearest to the pin and had the longest drive. Mariella Young and Carole Eleuthere-Jean Marie won these, respectively.

Export Barbados (BIDC) was the proud sponsor of Hole 18. Proceeds from the ladies’ only golf tournament will fund junior golf in Barbados and the efforts of The BIBA Charity to improve the island’s public healthcare system.