The much awaited 111th W Shakspeare Golf Tournament teed off last Sunday at the Royal Colombo Golf Club (RCGC), with Heritage Teas’ father and son duo Anel de Silva and Sachin de Silva emerging winners on a better score on the back nine.
The winners edged out Harsha Abeywickrama and Amal Cabraal of Sunshine Holdings team based on the best score on the last nine holes. Both had a total score of 38 points on a Stableford format.
22 teams vied for the W. Shakspeare Shield which brings together two institutions with over two centuries of collective history – the 109-year-old Carsons Cumberbatch Group and the 143-year-old Royal Colombo Golf Club. It is the oldest on the Board of the RCGC competitions. The competition is open to two member teams representing corporate, industry, NGOs or diplomatic missions.
The tournament is named after a former Chairman of Carson Cumberbatch PLC, W. Shakspeare who was elected to the RCGC Committee in 1908. He initiated the Foursomes Competition in 1911, which to date, has remained an annual fixture etched in the RCGC calendar. Carson Cumberbatch has since then exclusively sponsored this tournament.