Antigua’s Athill To Tee-Off At ACTA Tournament

Antiguan-born Canadian professional golfer Amaya Athill is set to join travel industry professionals for a day of fun on the links at this year’s ACTA Golf Tournament.

Scheduled for July 13th at Royal Ontario Golf Club in Milton, the 2023 return of this tradition will see Athill play through the course and share a few pointers with attendees.

As the major destination sponsor, the Antigua and Barbuda Tourism Authority will be bringing a taste of the islands to the tournament. Multi-genre Antiguan entertainer Drastic, known for hits such as “Sugary Waistline” and collaborations with Patrice Roberts and Jah Cure, will help welcome guests to the tournament. He’ll be accompanied by prominent Antiguan DJ, DJ Gravity, who will be entertaining with local tunes. Serving up authentic Antigua and Barbuda fare for the golfers, will be Giovanni Meyer, a Toronto-based Antiguan private chef, who formerly served as sous chef at trendy restaurants Byblos and Constantine.

With a 10-year background in law, Athill is one of the few black women to become a PGA professional in Canada. Since moving to Canada a year ago, Athill has worked on a number of initiatives to make golf more inclusive.

In her role as Manager, First Tee – Ontario with Golf Canada she works on creating opportunities for access to golf for children from historically underrepresented and marginalized communities. She is a contributor for ScoreGolf Magazine where she highlights DEI initiatives in golf Canada-wide. Athill is also the founder of Black Women Golfers, whose mission is to ensure black women – from beginners to more advanced golfers – have a space and community in the sport.

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