Friday, September 28, 2018

The Abaco Club on Winding Bay to Sponsor Darren Clarke During PGA Champions Tour Debut

(Great Abaco, The Bahamas) - The Abaco Club on Winding Bay is pleased to announce that effective immediately, Club Ambassador Darren Clarke will represent the club during his appearances in PGA Tour Champions events, and will display the club’s logo on his golf bag and shirt.

Clarke has been a fixture at the Abaco Club since its opening in 2008, marrying his wife, Alison, on the club’s beach in 2012 and celebrating his 50th birthday at his cottage overlooking Winding Bay this summer. “There’s no place I’d rather spend time, the whole club is brilliant – everything about it is very relaxing,” Clarke says. “When I am trying to get ready for a tournament everything I need is right there, including the practice facilities, which are second to none,” he added.  

Darren Clarke has had a long and successful professional career including winning The Open Championship in 2011 and being named captain of the European Ryder Cup team in 2016. Originally from Northern Ireland, Clarke is no stranger to firsts. In the 1999 Smurfit European Open he became the first player on The European Tour to shoot 60 for a second time, having achieved it first in the 1992 European Monte Carlo Open. In 2002 he became the first player to win the English Open three times and in 2003 became the first player outside Tiger Woods to capture more than one World Golf Championship title. He has played on the European Ryder Cup team five times and has won 22 tournaments on major tours, including the PGA Tour, Sunshine Tour and Japan Tour.

“Darren is one of the world's most recognizable golfers and has won many fans across the globe over almost three decades,” said David Southworth, Founder and CEO of Southworth Development. “We are thrilled to support Darren during his senior debut on the Champions Tour. The Abaco Club is a very special place, just as Darren is a very special golfer and person.”

The Abaco Club’s Scottish-style “tropical links” golf course has been consistently ranked as one of the top courses in the Caribbean and Mexico. Designed by British course architects Donald Steel and Tom Mackenzie, the picturesque course is set against the sea – with rugged rocks, sloping greens and lush flora throughout. Along with the course, there’s an extensive practice facility featuring a double-sided range, short-game practice area and PGA professional instructional programs.

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