On October 19, Minsk Golf Club hosted its season finals – Golden Finals 2019. We summed up not only the results of the competition but also of the whole season itself - winners were announced and certificates for membership 2020 were awarded. The Belarusian Golf Association, as the general partner of the competition, took part in the Golden Finals 2019 as well.
The weather was awesome – fair-weather golfers dully appreciated its generosity. Golfers noted that playing was a real pleasure. No wonder that 57 players arrived at our club that day. At 11.00 after the announcement of the rules, the chairman of the Belarusian Golf Association Vladimir Drazhin, said his parting words and thanked all the present.
The participants competed in three categories – men HCP 0-24 Stableford, men HCP 24.1-36 Stableford and women HCP 0-36 Stableford. We didn’t forget the traditional Longest Drive, Closest to the Pin and Best Gross nominations as well. In addition, Minsk Golf Club prepared a small surprise - 12 new nominations.
At the award ceremony, participants were given the opportunity to take part in a quiz prepared by our golf club and enjoy heartfelt songs performed by golfer Sergei Zhilkin. To mark the end of the 2019 season, we have prepared another surprise - a festive cake. The first piece of cake was solemnly cut off by the Captain of Minsk Golf Club Andrei Yaruk.
After the tournament results were announced, statistics for the entire 2019 season were summarized and award winners were announced, namely “Best Results of the Season”, “Progress of the Year”, “Golf Family of the Year”, “Rookie of the Year” and many others. The distinguished golfers were awarded commemorative prizes. Our award ceremony ended with the announcement of the strongest in a series of ranking tournaments.
Minsk Golf Club thanks everyone who joined us at the finals. We are extremely grateful to the members and guests of Minsk Golf Club for the constant inspiration and lifetime experience.
We also thank all our partners who supported the development of golf in Belarus throughout the season.
Golden Finals 2019 Winners:
Men’s Best Gross - Igor Alkhimovich
Women’s Best Gross - Nadezhda Yaruk
Men HCP 0-24 Stableford
1st place - Mikhail Zaginailo
2nd place - Andrey Yaruk
3rd place - Anatoly Dvornikov
Men HCP 24.1-36 Stableford
1st place - Alexey Grakov
2nd place - Pavel Shparkovich
3rd place - Georgy Dovgyallo
Women HCP 0-36 Stableford
1st place - Natalya Tumanova
2nd place - Oksana Kuskova
3rd place - Nadezhda Yaruk
Women’s Longest Drive - Natalya Tumanova
Men’s Longest Drive – Georgy Prigozhy
Women’s Closest to the Pin - Oksana Kuskova
Men’s Closest to the Pin - Mikhail Zaginaylo
The 2019 Season Nominations:
Best Gross Score
Igor Alkhimovich - 80 shots, Golden Finals 2019
2. Best Stableford Score
Pavel Zaginailo - 48 shots, 09/22/2019
White Cup 2019
3. Steady Player
4. Junior of the Year
5. Golf Family of the Year
Alexander Litvinchik, Elena Litvinchik, Ivan Litvinchik, Stepan Litvinchik
6. Progress of the Year
7. Prize Winner of the Year
8. Driving Range Enthusiast
9. Golf Course Enthusiast
10. Hole 19 Café Frequent Visitor
11. Social Media Star
12. Rookie of the Year
1st place - Georgy Prigozhy 165 points
2nd place - Richard Pyo 127 points
3rd place - Andrey Yaruk 118 points
1st place - Mikhail Zaginaylo 132 points
2nd place - Pavel Zaginaylo 122 points
3rd place - Sergey Zhilkin 118 points