On 4 June 2018 the first 18-hole golf course of the north-west region GORKI Golf & Resort hosted the fourth National Final of World Corporate Golf Challenge, the biggest corporate golf tournament in the world!
This contest, which history started in Great Britain in 1993, unites the strongest businessmen-golfers from all over the world giving the opportunity not only to compete in golf but have productive communications, make new contacts, expand and strengthen the ties, stamp oneself at the international market and open up new horizons.
25 years later World Corporate Golf Challenge became one of the biggest event and most successful golf-events for companies. More than 30 member countries, over 60 TV channels and more than 50 print mass-media covering the tournament and 16 leading airlines-partners: they all have international recognition and prestige. This, of course, talks about the success and scale of the event. This year the tournament celebrates its anniversary.
The golfers can win the right to represent their countries and companies at the World Final during the national finals tournaments. In Russia this contest will be hosted by GORKI Golf & Resort, the Member of World of Leading Golf Association, which has become the official partner of World Corporate Golf Challenge this year.
The tournament format – Stableford with 75% of playing handicap of each golfer. The winning flight is determined by the number of Stableford points (with handicap) gained by two golfers after 2 rounds on 36 holes.
The flight for the Russian National Final of World Corporate Golf Challenge 2018 consisted of 2 golfers. The main participation requirement is that the companies represented by the golfers must be registered and/or run a business in Russia. At the stage in GORKI the following companies were represented: VTB Bank, Moscow Stock Exchange, SVP Invest, Project 111, Hat Trick, Compulink, PSP Group of Companies, P&I LEGAL, Van Rose, ESI, CFMOTO and others.
The first 18 holes the future winners finished only on third place and lagged behind the leaders by 5 points.
From the second round, Andrei Peregudov and Andrei Mitropolsky, who presented VTB company, were already returning in the status of the winners – 140 points in the asset and 7 points of separation from the second place. Silver medals won French golfers Frederick De Weck and Amaury Chaumet from ESI Company. Denis Pichkalev and Igor Pronin as part of P&I LEGAL Company took the third place.
Road to World Final in Cascais
The winners will compete in the World Final which will take place on 20-24 June in Cascais (Portugal) at Oitavos Dunes golf course created by the legendary golf architect Arthur Hills. The Portuguese golf resort has proved itself as one of the best resorts in Western Europe. All the accommodation, transfer, participation and program costs in Oitavos Dunes are covered by the event’s organizer; the flight from Russia is provided by the official partner of the Russian stage Turkish Airlines.
More than 60 golfers – top managers from different economic sectors from 30 countries will take part in the final competition. Besides the main tournament there will be other contests organized for the licensees, guests, sponsors and mass media representatives. Additionally the participants and guests can enjoy the exclusive sightseeing and entertaining program. The interest to the tournament is very high and is regularly covered by global mass media such as BBC and Times.
The next Russian national final of the World Corporate Golf Challenge will be held on June 1 and 2, 2019 and will also be held at GORKI Golf & Resort.
GORKI Golf & Resort thanks the official partner of the tournament Turkish Airlines, information partner of the tournament Golf.ru, partners of the prize fund: Big Business Fun Festival, SPORTALM, Royal Thai, Yachting Seasons, Senator, Banyan Tree.