They came bearing clubs. Twenty-one meeting planners, along with their guests, relaxed in the VIP lounge at Aruba's Queen Beatrix International Airport while golf bag after golf bag wended its way through customs. Their ultimate destination: the 1996 Adams/Laux Aruba Golf Showcase, held at the Tierra del Sol Golf Course in late September. A Caribbean golf tournament during hurricane season? On Aruba, yes. The island lies far enough south and west to be out of the path of the big storms. ...

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