Inaugural Jamaica Open New York Championship & “Reggae on The Green”
Set To Tee-off Sunday June 8 and Monday June 9, 2014 at Marine Park Golf Course in Brooklyn
BROOKLYN, NEW YORK – April 3, 2014. The inaugural Jamaica Open NY is set to tee off on June 9, 2014 at the Robert Trent Jones designed Marine Park Golf Course in Brooklyn. The brainchild of celebrity golf ambassador Chris Arceneaux, Founder/CEO of the Darby Foundation and Manhattan-based finance executive Alsion Roach, President and CEO of The Alsion Roach Group, the event forms part of June’s Caribbean Heritage celebrations in New York City. The one day medal play tournament is expected to attract over 200 of the Metropolitan area’s top professional and amateur golfers.
Roach and Arceneaux wanted to ensure they also took the opportunity to incorporate Caribbean culture and will be staging ‘Reggae on the Green’ on Sunday, June 8 – the day before the golf tournament. Reggae on The Green will embrace both golf and Caribbean culture in a day for the family that includes live music, networking, a beginner’s golf clinic, putting contest and a Caribbean cuisine dinner. The fun-filled day will run from 12pm to 7pm.
On her reasons for underwriting the event, Roach said “It provides a welcome opportunity for our company to support an excellent Caribbean/American initiative. The Jamaica Open NY and Reggae on the Green will provide a high quality golf event at an outstanding golf course and a chance to celebrate and showcase Caribbean food and heritage for the entire family at Reggae on the Green. Chris is a highly respected member of the golf community and I had no hesitation in teaming up with him to support this initiative.”
A number of dignitaries have already come out in support of the event and include Mayor of New York City Bill de Blasio, Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams, Representative Yvette Clarke, Jamaican Ambassador Audrey Marks and former Prime Minister of Jamaica the Hon. Andrew Holness all of whom will be honored at a ribbon cutting ceremony on Monday June 9.
The event has already attracted the attention of a number of sponsors and partners, already confirming luxury fashion and lifestyle publication, OCEAN Style, as one of their partners.
The entry fee is $250 for professionals and $150 for amateurs with a handicap of 10 or less. Deadline to enter is May 31. For more information and to register visit www.jamaicaopenny.com