– MACORP Head to retire soonThe Lusignan Golf Club (LGC) recently hailed MACORP Guyana Head Jorge Medina for the impact of his club member on development of golf in Guyana, and development of the sport since his arrival on the local sceneMedina arrived in Guyana 25 years ago to head the operations of MACORP CAT. With his strong Spanish accent, he asked the question that would forever link him to the LGC: “Where is the golf course?”As Head of MACORP, the industry giant in heavy machinery, Medina’s dedication to quality and performance perfectly match the game of golf, and he demonstrated this with several victories over the years of playing. This quiet, unassuming individual from Barranquilla in Colombia was named Honorary Consul of Colombia, and was accredited by the Government of Guyana. With more than a regular Club member’s interest, Jorge set out to invest in and transform the Club into a standard that can today compare favourably with international standards.Jorge Medina is not just an avid golfer and quiet family man, but has contributed, and continues to contribute, to the fabric of Guyana. He came up with theMACORP CEO Jorge Medinacompany motto “Let’s build Guyana Together”, and throughout his career, has dedicated himself to fulfilling that purpose.He has been a strong supporter of the Guyana Relief Council, a founder of the newly created AMCHAM Guyana, and has been extremely instrumental in the expansion of the gold mining industry since the mid-1990s through the supply of the first excavators for that sector.Jorge is known for explaining why the company — sole distributor of Caterpillar machines — continues to invest in golf. “With all eyes on Guyana, we have to continue with these programmes as a way of improving life for all those in Guyana; and I hope that not just us in the private sector, but the Government as well, will see the need for this sport and relationship-building”.At his direction, MACORP has sponsored one of the major golf tournaments every year, and, more importantly, found additional ways to contribute to the Club, especially in the past year. With help from the machinery giant, the LGC, under the supervision of Head Groundskeeper Mike Guyadin, has been able to develop an intricate system of drainage that allowed the Club to break records for days and tournaments played in a single year.In a few weeks, Jorge Medina will retire from the role he played in making the MACORP name so prominent in Guyana, but the impact he will leave behind, the memories and friendships, will last forever; especially at the Lusignan Golf Club, where his friendly smile and easy demeanor was always be on display.The Executive and Members of the Lusignan Golf Club extend their sincerest gratitude to Jorge Medina for his friendship, support, and presence over the many years; and wish him the best of luck in the years ahead.