More than 100 senior executives from the maritime industry for the eighth year gathered in Costa Navarino in Messinia to participate in the annual meeting Greek Maritime Golf Event.
Addressed exclusively to distinguished executives of the Greek maritime community, the tournament took place from September 8 to 11 under the organization of Birdie Events, thanks to an initiative of the Greek PGA golfer Thanos Karantzias.
The first golf tournament at ‘The Hills Course‘
The excellent weather, the maritime teams and the two new 18-hole courses at Costa Navarino provided the impressive backdrop for the eighth tournament, which was also the first to take place on the new The route of the hills.
The event’s new competition format saw participants compete in a two-day shotgun race, with the first round taking place on Friday, September 9 at The Hills Course and the second on Saturday, September 10 at The Hills Course. of golf at the International Olympic Academy.
Golfers competed in an idyllic landscape full of century-old olive trees with breathtaking views of the Ionian Sea, the historic bay of Navarino and the picturesque port of Pylos. As a result, non-golfers attended a golf clinic on Saturday September 10 at the Dunes Course.
“We have succeeded one more year in highlighting the Messinia golf tourism by organizing a high-level tournament, in a beautiful destination, contributing to a good cause,” said Greek PGA golfer Thanos Karantzias.
Greek maritime golf event supported this year HOPEgenesisa non-profit organization active in the field of medicine and social assistance which tackles the problem of the low birth rate in Greece.
During the event, attendees took part in raffles for lottery prizes and contributed a desired amount to support the HOPEgenesis cause. According to the organizers, the total amount raised broke all records for any other maritime golf tournament ever held.
In the general team classification, the team of Webster, Pappas, Nairn, Rogers entered first and was followed by the team of Robertson, Maniatis, Piperas, Harvey in second square. The team of Kulikov, Nekrasov, Vasilyev, Koleda entered third.
The 8th Greek Maritime Golf event included two additional prizes: the “Closest to the Pin” prize awarded to Paul Harvey and the “Longest Drive” prize awarded to Wooldridge Matthew.
The event took place under the auspices of the Greek Ministry of Tourism and the Hellenic Golf Federation. Sports marketing agency ActiveMedia Group undertook the golf production of the event. Marine Tours, a Greek company providing travel services to the shipping and corporate sector, was among the sponsors of the event.
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