ATHENS – The 5th Greek Maritime Golf Event, the golf tournament of the shipping community, was held from June 8-9 with at Costa Navarino, presenting two golf games, parallel events, and many surprises for participants from the Greek and global shipping industry.
The Greek Maritime Golf Event teams consisted of distinguished executives of the Greek shipping community (four people in each team). They enjoyed the games and the summer conditions at the two signature 18-hole courses, The Dunes Course and The Bay Course, amidst century-old olive trees overlooking the Ionian Sea and the historic Bay of Navarino.
Golf action began on Saturday, June 8, in the morning, with participants competing on both team and individual levels in a shotgun scramble at The Dunes Course.
For those not taking part in the golf tournament, the successful event had enriched its program with parallel activities. Specifically, non-golfers had the opportunity to attend the golf clinic and take part in the putting competition at The Dunes Course. Respectively, lovers of nature and history joined the guided tour at the beautiful Venetian fortress of Niokastro in Pylos.
The day concluded with cocktails, the gala dinner, and an award ceremony hosted by basketball legend Joe Arlauckas.
The shipping community embraced the event’s good cause and actively supported the “Mazi gia to Paidi” (Together for Children) organization in two ways: During the shotgun scramble that was held, players participating in the tournament donated the amount of their choice by buying up extra efforts at the 10 hole of The Dunes Course, and at the award ceremony participants had the opportunity to contribute directly the amount they wished.
The total amount collected by the event and donated to the non-profit NGO Mazi gia to Paidi reached 6,325 euros.
In the overall team standings, the team of Sorotos, Karabatsou, Chrousalas, and Emanuel won first place. Second place went to the team of Harvey, Robertson, Polemis, and Malyan, while the team of Criticos, Hutton, Vovos, and Vezhlivtsev took third place.
In the other categories, Mr. Martinos won the Closest to the Pin award, Mr. Coustas claimed the
Longest Drive, and Ms. Jones the Putting Competition Winner, while during the award ceremony the event had many lottery winners.
At the ceremony, the recognized Greek PGA golfers of Golf Events 18 and organizers of the Greek Maritime Golf Event, Panagiotis Karantzias and Thanos Karantzias were among those present.
Thanos Karantzias said, “We are really proud seeing the Greek Maritime Golf Event growing every year. Congratulations to the winning teams and the individuals for their outstanding performance. We wish to thank all distinguished members of the Maritime Community for their participation and presence at this year’s event.”
Panagiotis Karantzias said, “I would also like to congratulate all the winners. Particularly, we would like to thank all the sponsors who supported the event, as we owe them much of this success. We hope to see you all back in the 6th Greek Maritime Golf Event.”
The 5th Greek Maritime Golf Event concluded on Sunday morning, June 9 at The Bay Course.
In the overall team standings, the team of Polemis, Malyan won first place. Second place went to the team of Harvey, Robertson, while the team of Coustas, Vezhlivtsev took third place.
In the other categories, Mr. Smeulders won Closest to the Pin award and Mr. Coustas claimed the Longest Drive.
The 5th Greek Maritime Golf Event was organized by Golf Events 18 and was exclusively addressed to distinguished executives of the Greek shipping community.
Active Media, the company specialized in golf, undertook the event’s sports production.