Club selection could be key to the success of the eventual winner of the 50th staging of the Jamaica Open Golf Championships, which tees off on Thursday with Pro Am action at the Half Moon Course.
With heavy winds once again expected make playing conditions difficult, three-time winner Johnny Bloomfield, like the other 76 entrants, is preparing for the worse on the Half Moon Course which spans 7,141 yards.
Peter Horrobin, who finished in the top ten on the last two occasions, is looking to move up the standings, even as he welcomes the return of the tournament after a four year break.
Assistant tournament Director David Mais says they are implementing some changes to help combat the windy conditions.
Tom Gillis along with Jamaica's leading amateur Sean Morris will lead team ‘A’ for the Tourism Enhancement Fund, while team ‘B’ consist of Johnny Bloomfield and Tommy Lee.
They will square off against 11 other teams in the pro-am competition. Tee-off time is midday.