Taula Samoa IBFC International Golf Clubs Championship set for this week


Last year, golf clubs in Samoa came together for the first time to find the best golf club at the inaugural Taula Samoa IBFC Golf Clubs Championship 2021.

This is according to a statement released by Marist.

Le Vaiotausala Golf School from Fagalii emerged as the victor to claim the title of the Top Golf Club in Samoa. Second place was won by Mike’s School with Marist B.I.G Golf Club coming in 3rd.

This year, 3 overseas golf clubs and 10 local golf clubs will battle it out at the second instalment of this tournament, now called Taula Samoa IBFC International Golf Clubs Championship.

The inclusion of overseas clubs was a response to the challenge issued by Seuula Ioane, Minister of Education, Sports & Culture at the launch of last year’s tournament. 

His challenge was for the event to be annual and to include overseas teams upon the opening of the borders.

The overseas teams are Tafesilafai Golf Club and Good Times Golf Club from American Samoa; and Marist Pro-V Golf Club from Auckland, New Zealand. Aside from vying for the title of Top Golf Club, the winning club will also win $4,000 plus the trophy and medals.

According to Tournament Director Taupau Carlton Chadwick, “We are splitting the players into 2 groups given the increase in the number of players this year. Each playing group will get to play at Fagalii and Tuanaimato during the 2 days of the tournament.”

Both golf courses at Fagalii and Tuanaimato will be hosting the 2 day event on the 16-17 September. 

The event will be launched on 14 September. The tournament is noted by Samoa Tourism Authority as one of the official events of Samoa’s 60 Independence Celebrations.

“We praise God for the sponsors, especially the naming rights sponsors Taula and Samoa IBFC. Without them, we would not be able to host this tournament,” says Paulo Stowers, the Captain of Marist B.I.G Golf Club that is hosting the tournament.

Proceeds from the tournament will go towards the Marist Taxi Junior Golf program at Faleata Golf Course.