SAN JUAN – The Puerto Rico Manufacturers Association (PRMA) announced Tuesday that it has established an alliance with the Puerto Rico Open, part of the PGA TOUR, with the purpose of maximizing the business opportunities offered by the event, which will be held Feb. 21-24 at the Coco Beach Golf Club in Río Grande.
The agreement between the two organizations has multiple components, which the association’s president, Rodrigo Masses, said are designed to add value to PRMA partners and promote opportunities to do business on the island, as well as promoting it as a tourism destination.
The PRMA will occupy the Hospitality Suite on the 18th hole of the championship course, where the partners, collaborators and sponsors of the tournament will be and where the association said space for corporate networking will be provided.
The goal is to promote that companies in Puerto Rico and those looking to establish themselves on the island invite their executives and site selectors to enjoy the tournament, where they will be urged to expand and reinforce their investments locally.
Through the agreement, PRMA members are offered a discount rate to set up in the exhibition area of the Puerto Rico Open, which annually receives more than 10,000 spectators.
The PRMA Golf Tour, a three-stage tournament, will be held for the first time to give eight participants the opportunity to play with PGA TOUR golfers at the Pro-Am tournament of the Puerto Rico Open in 2020.
Participation in the PRMA tour will consist of two categories, amateurs and professionals: The former will play in the “Two Person Best Ball” format, with first and second place players selected to participate in the 2020 Pro-Am. Pros will participate in the “Individual Stroke Play” format and compete for cash prizes: First place $15,000, second place $10,000.00 and third place $5,000.
The PRMA Golf Tour will consist of two elimination tournaments and a final round. The first stage of the tournament will be held at the Wyndham Grand Río Mar Puerto Rico Golf & Beach Resort during the PRMA’s Annual Convention on May 30. The second tournament to qualify will take place in September at the Palmas del Mar Resort in Humacao. The final round to qualify for the Pro-Am tournament is slated for November at El Legado in Guayama.
“This alliance between the Manufacturers Association and the Puerto Rico Open gives us a valuable additional tool to promote the business opportunities that exist in Puerto Rico. We thank the manufacturers for their vote of confidence and we are confident that new and important working relationships will be forged through this initiative at the Puerto Rico Open 2019,” said Pedro Zorrilla, producer of the Puerto Rico Open.