Golf: the 2023 Concordia Cup this weekend

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Mullet Bay – Every year during the weekend of November 11, the day of the feast of Saint-Martin/Sint Maarten and the Treaty of Concordia, the selection of golfers from the Dutch side compete against their counterparts from the French side as part of the Concordia Cup.

This Saturday at 8 a.m. the players will set off in a “shot gun” (simultaneous departure of groups of 4 on each hole) on the “outward” route of the Mullet Bay course (1 to 9), for the “foursome” formula. ” in which the 2 members of the team hit the same ball alternately until the end of the hole.

Each pair has a playing handicap equal to the average of the 2 handicaps. Nine points will be distributed in these first doubles.

Then at the end of these first 9 holes, the participants will start from 10 to 18 for the 4-ball formula (best NET score of the 2 players from each team who each play their ball). New Points will also be at stake for this formula.

Sunday at 8 a.m. will be the start of the 18-hole singles. Each player meets a player from the opposing team. Tees will be shot gun on holes 1 to 9, 4 players per tee.

18 points will be put into play which will make up for any poor score on Saturday.

A lunch and the announcement of the results with the presentation of the trophy will take place following the singles. The results will be published in a future article.

The Tamarins would like to thank Fabian Wolf from Cabinet ODEALIM for supplying the polo shirts for the Saint-Martin team.

Come on Saturday and Sunday morning to support your favorite team. 

Note that the Saint-Martin team has won the last 4 Concordia Cups. The Tamarins will be keen to continue the series and retain the Jason Nyuiadzi Trophy.

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The Saint-Martin team:
Saturday November 11: Les Doubles – 18 players
Mathias AIDOUD
Anne-Marie BOUILLÉ
Fred BOUREAU
Alex BOURDON
Cyril BROTEL
Alina BRUN
Ludovic BRUN
Yannick CAZEMAJOU
Jean-Paul CLERC
Brigitte DOTO
Nicolas DOUBLECOURT
Manu GARCIA
Jenny MARZI
Laurent MESGUICH
Jonathan NYUIADZI
Jesus RIVERA
Yvon SPRINGER
Fabian WOLF
Sunday November 12: Les Simples – 18 players
Mathias AIDOUD
Anne-Marie BOUILLÉ
Fred BOUREAU
Alex BOURDON
Cyril BROTEL
Ludovic BRUN
Yannick CAZEMAJOU
Jean-Paul CLERC
Brigitte DOTO
Nicolas DOUBLECOURT
Manu GARCIA
Jean-Marc GREAUX
Marc GRENOUILLEAU
Alain HAILLANT
Jenny MARZI
Laurent MESGUICH
Yawo NYUIADZI
Jesus RIVERA

HISTORICAL REMINDER CONCORDIA CUP

We have updated a presentation dating from 2011 and written by Philippe Thévenet, member of the Saint-Martin selection for many years.

“On an island with a climate and landscapes so blessed by the Gods, golf could only find a chosen land! And Golf in St Martin completes the incredible range of activities that are offered throughout the year to our visitors, as well as to its inhabitants.

La Concordia Cup thus completes the calendar of major sporting competitions which animate St Martin in all fields, in the wake of the “BillFish Tournament” and the “Heineken Regatta”, two world-renowned events in the fields of Big Game fishing and Regatta .

To say that this competition is international is an understatement because it is the symbol of the incredible originality of this small island on which two nations have coexisted in peace for more than 360 years, on the same territory, without borders. A bit like a symbol, every year on the anniversary of Saint Martin, it is therefore the representatives of these two nations who face each other in a prestigious match which bears the name of Concordia Cup in homage to Treaty of Concordia of 1648 which established the rules of this harmony.
A bit like members of the same family, between whom a true affection remains but which the chances of history have led on different paths, this reunion is a moment of true communion in a common passion, embellished with a shock. cultures and a sporting rivalry which has the inimitable taste of "derbies".

Because make no mistake, this is a high level competition which establishes for a year a certain form of leadership on the Golf of our island! And if the youth of the Saint-Martin team faced with the seniority of that of Sint Maarten could in the first editions sometimes make one think of David's fight against Goliath, this time is now over and the recent French victories now establish that "French-style" golf has indeed become a major golf course on our island.
It is indeed one of the other issues that this clash of cultures between the Sint Maarten part, with more Anglo-Saxon and international references, facing Saint Martin who defends and brings in this Caribbean universe, at the gates of the Americas, another vision. aesthetics, humanism… and the game of golf.
So just as the first victories of the European team against historic American hegemony in the Ryder Cup had a special flavor and brought a new breath to world golf, the victories of the French side in the Concordia Cup instilled a new dimension to the game of Golf on our island, for the benefit of all and of the game of Golf.

Thus, and after several unsuccessful attempts, Saint Martin registered its name on the 2008, 2010 vintages (Editor's note: and also 2014, 2015, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022). This means that 2021 will be contested!

And, as a symbol of the universality of this sport and the tradition of welcoming our Islands where more than 110 nationalities coexist, this year again the teams of 18 participants each will bring together at random selections of players from more than 8 different nations, from the Caribbean, Europe, North and South America.

This also means that this competition will once again be a great human, friendly and fraternal celebration.”

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