On August 25, the first competition for beginner golfers - “36+”, was held at the Minsk Golf Club. Almost all the tournament participants started playing golf this year. We loyally approached the selection and invited even those who had not passed the green card exam. Golfers who had not previously scored more than 25 Stableford points and had a 36 HCP were more than welcome..
Although a tournament is always an experience, many courageously accepted the challenge. By the number of participants, the 36+ tournament was not inferior to amateur tournaments. 32 players - 18 gentlemen and 14 ladies - gathered at 10 a.m. at the opening ceremony at our summer club house.
It was decided to play stroke play. Stroke play is the simplest game in golf. On every hole, players record the number of strokes, with penalties, it took to complete the hole. In addition to the main nomination, golfers were given the opportunity to prove themselves in special categories - Longest Drive and Closest to the pin.
At the end of the tournament, three participants scored an equal number of shots. They replayed to determine the winner. The shot was made on the 18th hole at a distance of 30 meters from the flag. Thirteen-year-old Alexander Tsarev made a gorgeous shot won the replay - his ball stopped 20 cm from the hole.
The play lasted more than 5 hours. Before the awarding ceremony, a whiskey tasting from representatives of the Macallan brand featured by a performance by gymnasts took place. For some participants, the prize cup was the first ever. The tournament ended with a flamenco dance.
It’s hard to come up with a more serious moral challenge than participating in a tournament.
We thank everyone who shared this day with us and took part in the tournament. Congratulations to the winners!
1st place – Andrey Shulga
2nd place - Pavel Romakhov
3rd place – Alexander Tsarev
1st place – Olga Zhdanovich
2nd place – Lydia Kotkina
3rd place – Irina Khaletskaya
Closest to the pin - Andrey Shulga
Men’s Longest Drive – Dmitry Novak
Women’s Longest Drive – Lydia Kotkina