TheGolf Federation of Haiti, Inc., has named Chris Arceneaux to be GolfHaiti Ambassador!


October 11, 2017


Port-au-Prince – The Golf Federation of Haiti, Inc., has named Chris Arceneaux to be GolfHaiti™ Ambassador, helping to generate public awareness for the first Haitian American Amateur Championship (HAAC 2018),an elite amateur golf tournament scheduled to take place next year at Melreese Golf Club’s International Links Golf Course in Miami, Florida, from August 6-8, 2018.

Chris Arceneaux is founder and current president of the Darby Foundation which serves to inspire young golfers from underserved communities. D.J. Neree, Commissioner, said “Chris’s passion to affect young people’s lives through the game of golf parallels the vision of the Federation. His resources and effectiveness of raising donations for capital campaigns will be put to use as the Federation is actively preparing to launch a capital campaign to build the first practice facility in the country.”

Arceneaux, a pro golfer, will market and promote HAAC 2018 at several events to be hosted by Darby Foundation. The events will be held in PGA Superstores at the following locations on: October, 2017 (Westbury, New York); December, 2017 (Paramus, New Jersey);February, 2018(Westbury, New York);April,2018 (Paramus, New Jersey); June,2018 (Westbury, New York); and August, 2018 (Delray Beach, Florida).

Arceneaux will participate in Federation golf videos and make a variety of appearances on Haitian CableTV shows to promote GolfHaiti™, a 3-7 night cruise for family and friends to enjoy an exciting excursion onboard prominent Cruise Lines with daily activities for the entire family including a charity golf tournament and Happy Hour event at the Petionville Golf & Country Club in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.

Arceneaux joins a distinguished list of professionals who serve on the HAAC 2018 Host Committee including Ben Pellicani, PGA professional from Nashville TN, USA. Recently recognized by Golf Digest as one of America’s “Best Young Teachers,” Pellicani currently is the Associate Men’s Head Golf Coach of Lipscomb University, a NCAA Division I program ranked inside the top 50 in the country for men’s golf. Pelicani, who was elected Chair of the Board of Directors stated, “The Federation is proud to have the Darby Foundation and Chris Arceneaux as additional partners in promoting golf in Haiti.” For more information, please visit or contact

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