Greek Maritime Golf Event: The maritime industry shines at the top golf tournament | Food & Travel, Travel

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ATHENS – The wonderful weather, the unique landscape of Messinia, the two signature golf courses and the 17 maritime teams all contributed to making the Greek Maritime Golf Event 2021 a success. The best maritime golf tournament was held for the seventh time from September 3rd to 5th in Costa Navarino, Messenia, with the greatest possible certainty.

Golf action in front of the Messinian backdrop

The golf action began on Saturday, September 4th with the Shotgun Scramble, which took place on the Dunes Course in a breathtaking natural landscape with centuries-old olive trees. Non-golfers also had the opportunity to visit the golf clinic and take part in the putting competition.

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Golf action on the Dunes Course. Photo: Greek Maritime Golf Event by Mike Tsolis

The event concluded on Sunday September 5th when golfers had the opportunity to take part in the Two Ball Better Ball (3/4 hcp) on the Bay Course with amazing views of the historic Navarino Bay and picturesque harbor of Pylos.

The shipping community supported Karkninaki

On Saturday evening, the award ceremony was glamorous and full of surprises and gifts for the tournament participants. The event was moderated by the Euroleague legend Joe Arlauckas and Ioanna Papadimitriou.

For the first time, a silent auction took place, auctioning off 32 items from golf legends such as Gary Player, Tiger Woods, Roy Mcllroy and world-class athletes including NBA Finals Champion and MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo, Tom Brady of the NFL and tennis champion Serena Williams. The activity was carried out in collaboration with the unique in Europe agency for trading cards and memorabilia, Trace ‘n Chase and with the support of Ideas Print.

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The Greek Maritime Golf Event supported the non-profit organization Karkinaki, from left to right: Giannis Liaros, Menia Koukougianni from Karkinaki, Thanos Karantzias and Irene Vagena from Birdie Events. Photo: Greek Maritime Golf Event by Mike Tsolis

The shipping community actively welcomed and supported the good cause of the event, because during the ceremony the participants contributed their desired amount and bid on their favorite items. The collected sum exceeded 5,000 euros and was donated to the non-profit organization Karkinaki, which is committed to no longer making cancer taboo in childhood and adolescence, but also to find as many allies as possible so that every child suffering from cancer has equal access to high quality Hospitalization, effective treatment and ultimately the right to life.

At the same time there was a lottery with rich prizes, which were raffled among the participants and offered by the following donors: Qatar Airways, The Westin Resort Costa Navarino, Santo Maris Oia Luxury Suites & Spa, The Margi, Arifakis, Domotel Kastri, Dinner in Heaven and in the blue tones of Greece.

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Golf action on the Bay Course. Photo: Greek Maritime Golf Event by Charis Akriviadis

As part of this year’s event, the recognized Greek PGA golfer and organizer of the Greek Maritime Golf Event Thanos Karantzias said: “I am very proud that the 7th year of the Greek Maritime Golf Event has exceeded all expectations. We have managed to present Messinia golf tourism and at the same time organize a very demanding tournament with the greatest safety and a strict health protocol. I would like to thank the sponsors and all members of the maritime community who participated in and supported the top maritime golf tournament with their presence. We are now extending our appointment for December 4th on the Glyfada golf course. “

During the tournament, participants and visitors had the opportunity to test drive the new Porsche models and admire the impressive Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo.

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During the Greek Maritime Golf Event, participants and visitors had the opportunity to test drive the new Porsche models and admire the impressive Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo. Photo: Greek Maritime Golf Event by Mike Tsolis

The event took place under the auspices of the Hellenic Golf Federation. The Greek Maritime Golf Event was organized by Birdie Events on the initiative of the recognized Greek PGA golfer Thanos Karantzias. The tournament was aimed exclusively at high-level leaders in the Greek shipping community.

In the overall team ranking, the team Papadopoulos, Harvey, Hutton, Ventouris took first place. Second place went to the team of Oikonomou, Karabatsos, Patiniotis, Sorotos, while the team of Syomin, Boetius, Garulin, Androulidakis took third place. In the other categories, William Karnazes won the Closest to the Pin award and Frank Monteiro won the Longest Drive.

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Golf action on the Dunes Course. Photo: Greek Maritime Golf Event by Charis Akriviadis

More information is available online: www.greekmaritimegolf.gr

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