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GAO announces partnership with St. Kitts Tourism Authority

St. Kitts Becomes vTour Presenting Sponsor as 2015 Series Officially Begins 

UXBRIDGE— The Golf Association of Ontario (GAO) is proud to announce the addition of a new partner: the St. Kitts Tourism Authority. St. Kitts will become the presenting partner and grand prize supplier of the GAO’s vTour series, which officially begins its kickoff event today. The three-year agreement also includes the launch of the GAO-sanctioned St. Kitts Two-Ball Shootout which will makes its debut December 5-12, 2015.

The GAO’s vTour was launched in 2012 and is a series of online tournaments where golfers compete in events with other golfers across the province at their course and time of choice. These net events are focused on rewarding participation rather than performance.  In 2015, the GAO will welcome St. Kitts as the presenting partner for the six scheduled events, which will see approximately 6,000 golfers participate beginning June 10.

“It is a pleasure to welcome the St. Kitts Tourism Authority as the presenting partner of the GAO’s vTour series,” said Mike Kelly, GAO Interim Executive Director. “St. Kitts is a top Caribbean destination who, like the GAO, share a passion for golf and enhancing participants experience in the sport like our unique vTour series.”

The St. Kitts Two-Ball Shootout will feature two-person teams competing in a 54-hole gross and net better-ball competition at the Royal St. Kitts Golf Club.  The seven-day package ($3336 based on double occupancy) includes round-trip airfare, seven nights at the Marriott Resort, one practice round with cart, three tournament rounds with cart, daily breakfast and lunch, four receptions/dinners, access to on site casino, transfers from resort to golf course, airport transfers in St. Kitts, use of practice facilities and access to resort activities.

“The St. Kitts Tourism Authority is excited to partner with the Golf Association of Ontario in the creation of this new event,” said Hon. Lindsay F. P. Grant, Minister of Tourism, International Trade, Industry and Commerce, St. Kitts and Nevis. “St. Kitts is rapidly becoming the premier golf destination in the Caribbean with the opening of new golf courses and luxury resorts. This partnership will allow us to tell our story and highlight golf travel opportunities for the GAO’s membership base, which represents the heart of the eastern Canada golf market.

“The strength of this partnership truly is the opportunity for GAO members to experience all that St. Kitts has to offer. This exceptional golf event and vacation package will no doubt be the highlight of the year for all involved,” added Kelly.