Photos: Nahki Wells & ConnecTech Golf Event

June 13, 2018

The Nahki Wells & ConnecTech Annual Golf Tournament and Kids Putting Event was held recently, with budding golfers getting a chance to interact with the professional premier league footballer while also helping to providing additional bursaries and tech opportunities to the island’s youth through the various coding programs.

A spokesperson said, “ConnecTech would like to take this opportunity to thank One Communications our Gold Sponsor & XL Catlin our Silver Sponsor for both supporting and participating in our inaugural Nahki Wells & Annual Golf Tournament and Kids Putting Event.

“Our primary focus at ConnecTech is teaching children how to code and learn more about technology. Presently, we provide bursaries to qualifying families who require additional support. Our goal is to offer coding opportunities to all youth in our community.

“On Sunday, June 10th we kicked off the day with our Kids Putting event at 9:30am where the children were given a quick lesson from Camiko Smith on putting before starting the competition.

“During the competition the children were able to interact with Nahki and have him sign various items. The prizes that were sponsored by Red Laser and John Barritt & Son included a Drome, Raspberry Pie and gift bags, just to name a few. After the Putting Competition the Golf Tournament commenced.


“The 12:00pm shot gun golf tournament saw 19 teams participate in the after activities with Link Bermuda graciously provide a $50,000 cash prize for anyone who was able to get the hole-in-one at the designated hole and an additional $500 if the players were to get a hole-in-one on any other hole. Unfortunately these went unclaimed, hopefully next year.

The results are as follows:

  • The longest drive was awarded to:
    • Male: Sampson Douglas [Junior Golfer]
    • Female: Gina Newson
  • Closet to the pin was taken by a one of the junior player:
    • Male: Robert Daley
    • Female: Kelli Nusum
  • Clarien Bank were awarded longest team to play on the course

First, second, and third place went to:

  • 1. Rico Wells, Michael Wells, Camiko Smith, and Wayne Augustus
  • 2. Azeem Khan, Barry DeCouto [JR], Jeff Lindo, and Andrew Johnson
  • 3. Anthony Than, Wayne Williams, Gina Newson, and Nahki Wells

“The support for the Nahki Wells ConnecTech Golf Tournament and Kids Putting Event helped in providing additional bursaries and tech opportunities to our youth through our various coding programs. The event was a gleaming success and wouldn’t have been possible without their support.

“In addition, we would like to thank all the hole sponsors, Terceria’s Family of Stations, James Robinson, HSBC, Link Bermuda, Jamaican Grill, Warwick Workmen’s Club, Flanagan’s and ICS Tires for their support and companies who supported us with other prizes and donations such as John Barritt & Son Ltd., Dunkley’s, Fun Golf, Divots, Orchid Nails, Kim Swan, Rubis, RedLaser, Ocean View Golf Course, the Fairmont Southampton Princess, and Burnley Football Club. Connectech would like to extend our gratitude to Belmont Hills Golf Club and Newstead Resort for being such gracious hosts. It was truly a special event that we look forward to again next year.

Schereene Outerbridge, One Comm’s Marketing Communications Director said, “What a wonderful event! Congratulations to Coral, Nahki and the amazing ConnecTech team for launching this tournament. One Communications couldn’t feel more honoured to be part of a group who’s focus is clearly driven by the need for innovation, especially involving Bermuda’s youth.

“As a long-time supporter of ConnecTech and its coding camps, we truly value the efforts being made to provide bursaries, enabling more students to cultivate skills in the evergrowing technology industry. Our team looks forward to continuing the partnership as it develops in the years to come.”

ConnecTech added, “Given Connectech’s position as Bermuda’s first technology hub providing technology training and co-working spaces for the youth and entrepreneurial community, we are committed to teaching students how to be creators, critical thinkers and innovators by offering engaging, project-based classes that enable kids and teens to gain critical skills for success.

“We believe coding is a foundational skill every child should have just like writing and mathematics. Our goal is to be a catalyst for kids to develop logic, analytical thinking, and creative reasoning in a fun and interactive environment. Coding is the language of the future and to be proficient, it is important to continue learning throughout the year.

“At ConnecTech, we have developed courses that run throughout the year which allows children to learn, create, and master technology they don’t receive at school that will be critical to their success in the world of tomorrow. Thank you again for helping us to prepare the future generation and the entrepreneurial community in technology.”

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