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Greek Maritime Golf Event at Costa Navarino September 8-11

ATHENS – Greek Maritime Golf Event, the top golf tournament for the maritime community returns for the 8th year, renewing its annual appointment with the Greek and world maritime industry, on September 8-11, at Costa Navarino, Messinia.

Golf action in 2 new signature courses

The best golf event in Greece and Cyprus, as distinguished at the Sports Marketing Awards 2020, is expected to bring together more than 80 leading executives from the maritime industry forming 20 teams of four. Golfers will have the opportunity to play in the two new 18-hole signature golf courses, designed by two-time Masters champion and Ryder Cup legend José Marίa Olazábal at Navarino Hills. The action will take place in an idyllic landscape full of centuries-old olive trees with stunning views of the Ionian Sea, the historic Bay of Navarino, and the picturesque port of Pylos.

Golfing action at The Bay Course from last year’s event. Photo: Greek Maritime Golf Event / Mike Tsolis

The games

Participants will compete on a team level on Friday, September 9, in the two (2) ball better ball (3/4 hcp) at The Hills Course. On Saturday, September 10, they will take part in a shotgun scramble that will take place at the International Olympic Academy Golf Course.

The tournament’s teaser video is available on YouTube: https://youtu.be/p6hXtiy9iMc.

Distinctions for the top teams

Participating teams will claim the significant prizes for the top three positions in the overall standings, while special awards will be given to individual players who will achieve the best scores in the “Longest Drive” and “Closest to the Pin” categories.

IRI/The Marshall Islands Registry is the event’s Platinum Sponsor.

Mainline Shipping Company and Jotun Hellas are Golden Sponsors.

This year’s games will be held at the two new courses The Hills Course and International Olympic Academy Golf Course. Photo: Costa Navarino

DNV is the Silver Sponsor.

Boo Productions is the Audio Visual Partner.

Greek Maritime Golf Event is organized by Birdie Events through an initiative of the recognized Greek PGA golfer Thanos Karantzias. The award-winning sports marketing agency of ActiveMedia Group has undertaken the event’s Golf Production. The tournament is addressed exclusively to distinguished executives of the Greek shipping community.

The tournament will bring together representatives of the Greek and world shipping industry, who will have the opportunity to enjoy their favorite sport, golf, in a completely safe destination, with the necessary approvals of the Health Scientific Committee of the General Secretariat of Sports, taking into account the strict specifications set by the Hellenic Golf Federation and the health and safety conditions that will be valid at that time.

More information about the schedule of this year’s event and the unique moments that golfers will experience during the tournament, will be announced in the coming weeks.

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More information on the Greek Maritime Golf Event is available online: www.greekmaritimegolf.gr and via e-mail: [email protected].

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