Sandals Travel Advisor Golf Tournament returns after 3-year hiatus

After a three-year hiatus, Sandals Resorts has once again held its annual golf tournament for America’s top travel agents.

The 18th annual Sandals USA Travel Counselor Golf Tournament kicked off Saturday night with an alfresco dinner at Sandals Ochi Beach Resort in Ocho Rios, Jamaica.

Over 150 officers and guests attended the outdoor dinner. Speakers included Jamaican Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett and Gary C. Sadler, executive vice president of global sales and industry relations for Unique Vacations Inc., the marketing representative of Sandals and Beaches Resorts.


Jody and Cara Dillon of Wondrous Adventures in Kansas City, Mo. Photo by Theresa Norton

On Sunday, the travel advisors visited Sandals Ochi Beach, Beaches Ocho Rios and Sandals Royal Plantation Resort before returning to Ochi Beach for a Global Gourmet Dine-Around.

Golfers started Monday morning at Sandals Golf & Country Club, playing an 18-hole scramble and getting help from caddies who didn’t carry the bags – golf carts were mounted – but offered helpful advice on where to aim and how to improve your shot, as well as track down stray golf balls.


Donna and James Cassie
Donna and James “Chaps” Cassie of Cassie’s Travel based in Danvers, Mass. Photo by Theresa Norton

The tournament continues on Tuesday with another 18-hole scramble, followed by an awards dinner at the Ochi Beach Club. TravelPulse and AGENTatHOME magazine are the media sponsors of the event.