2017 PGAs of Europe Annual Congress & International Team Championship
Nov
22
to Nov 26

2017 PGAs of Europe Annual Congress & International Team Championship

2017 PGAs of Europe Annual Congress & International Team Championship

Supported by Costa Navarino and The Ryder Cup European Development Trust

Costa Navarino, Messinia, Greece 22-25 November 2017 

The PGAs of Europe are delighted to invite EGTMA Members to the 2017 Annual Congress and International Team Championship, hosted by Costa Navarino and supported by the Ryder Cup European Development Trust. The events will take place at The Westin Resort, Costa Navarino with the International Team Championship being contested over 72 holes on The Dunes Course.

Places are limited and the ultimate decision of which Members can attend will be with the PGAs of Europe and Costa Navarino.

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A provisional itinerary is below (subject to change):

Wednesday 22 November

  • Arrivals

  • PGAs of Europe Annual Congress – Membership meeting (pm only)

  • International Team Championship Round 1

    Thursday 23 November

  • PGAs of Europe Annual Congress (am)

  • President’s Challenge Golf Round 1 over the front 9 at The Bay Course, Costa

    Navarino (pm)

  • International Team Championship Round 2

    Friday 24 November

  • PGAs of Europe Annual Congress (am)

  • President’s Challenge Golf Round 2 over the back 9 at The Bay Course, Costa

    Navarino (pm)

  • International Team Championship Round 3

    Saturday 25 November

  • PGAs of Europe Annual Congress & AGM (am)

  • International Team Championship Round 4

  • Gala Dinner & Annual Awards supported by Rolex

Flights

The nearest airport to the venue is Kalamata however flights are limited. Our Corporate Partner, Aegean Airlines, operate flights to and from Athens airport on a daily basis.

Accommodation

Accommodation will be provided by Costa Navarino for 4 nights at The Westin Resort, Costa Navarino.

The PGAs of Europe will provide access to transfers, the Annual Awards Gala Dinner, and the majority of the conference sessions.

Airport Transfers

Transfers will be kindly provided by BMW to the resort. Any transfers for arrivals before offered dates will be at the responsibility and cost of the individual.

Return Airport transfers will be provided on Sunday 26 November 2017.

Gala Dinner

The Gala Dinner and Annual Awards supported by Rolex will take place on the evening of Saturday 25 November 2017. All participants are required to attend. The dress code for this function will be Jacket and Tie.

We will be delighted if you are able to join us at Costa Navarino in November for what is the highlight of our calendar and an excellent opportunity to network with Member PGAs, Federations, Other Golfing Bodies and Corporate Partners.

With best regards

Ian Randell | Chief Executive

 

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EGTMA - Quellness & Golf Resort Bad Griesbach Media Experience 2017
May
7
to May 10

EGTMA - Quellness & Golf Resort Bad Griesbach Media Experience 2017

  • Bad Griesbach Quellness (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Monday, May 10th 2018:
- Arrival at Munich Airport, transfer and Check-in at the Quellness- and Golfhotel Maximilian    
- Approx. 14:30 transfer to the Axel Langer Generali Golf Course Lederbach. Play nine holes (incl. Cart)
- Transfer to the Brunnwies Estate. Dinner at the rustic-/cosy Brunnwies Estate at approx. 18:30.
- Welcome Reception with CEO Andreas Gerleigner and Public Relation Manageress Dani Geiginger 

Tuesday, May 11th, 2018:
- Buffet Breakfast in the “Maximilian Stuben”
- Leave the Hotel at 7:45 a.m. to the Beckenbauer Golf Course designed by Bernhard Langer (European Tour Course). Tee-off at 8:30 a.m. for nine holes. Followed by a lunch at the Penning Estate (situated directly at the Golfcourse Beckenbauer/Audi) at approx. 11:30 a.m. 
Tee-off at 12:40 at the AUDI Golf Course designed by Bernhard Langer. for 12 holes (incl. E-Cart use).
- Transfer to the Hotel Maximilian
- Approx. 18:00 leaving the Hotel Maximilian for Site Inspection and Dinner at the Hotel “Das Ludwig”. Dinner is served in the traditional Austrian-/Bavarian Wine Tavern “Heurige”. The Hotel “Das Ludwig” is situated approx. within two Minutes Walking Distance. The General Manager of the “Das Ludwig”.
- Walk back to the Hotel Maximilian.
 
Wednesday, May 12th, 2018:
- Buffet Breakfast in the “Maximilian Stuben”
- Leave the Hotel at 8:00 a.m. to the St. Wolfgang Golfcourse Uttlau. Tee-off at 8:50 for nine holes (Cart included depending upon weather Conditions). Lunch is served at the Uttlau Estate at approx. 11:30 a.m. 
- Transfer to the Golfcourse Brunnwies designed by Bernhard Langer (approx. two minutes Transfertime)
- Tee-off at 12:40 for 18-holes  included E-Cart (use is depending on Weather Conditions)
- Transfer to the Hotel Maximilian at approx.. 18:30
- 19:30 Dinner (4-Course Menu) at the Restaurant “Maximilian Stuben”. Hosted by Assistant General Manager Jens Bernitzky. Brief Powerpoint Presentation about the “Quellness- and Golfresort Bad Griesbach”. 

Thursday, May 13th, 2018:
- Buffet breakfast at the “Maximilian Stuben”
- Check-out (luggage can be stored safely in our locker room)
- Departure to the “Golfodrom” depending upon the departure times of the Participants.
Tour of the “Golfodrom” followed by either a Golfclinic or a 9-hole round on our Practice Course “Engled”.
- Return transfer to the Hotel Maximilian
- Leaving Bad Griesbach, Transfer(s) to Munich Airport

Practical Information

Members are to fly into Franz-Joseph Strauss International Airport in Munich. We request delegates to arrive in the morning so we can organise a transfer to the resort. Please also arrange your flight out to depart in the afternoon! Please note that the Bad Griesbach Management will give preference to different journalists from last time. 

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EGTMA - Golf Discovery Slovakia 2017
Sep
17
to Sep 21

EGTMA - Golf Discovery Slovakia 2017

  • Bratislava Slovakia (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

DETAILED ITINERARY

Sunday, September 17th
- Arrival at the M .R. Štefanik Airport in Bratislava or Schwechat Airport in Vienna –AM arrivals.
- Pick up and transport by bus to the Resort Black River Bernolakovo (the toughest course in Europe by official course ranking) for the first round at 14:30
- Presentation of the new reconstructed historical castle Theresia Chateau (Clubhouse of Black River) www.theresiachateau.sk followed by dinner
- Transfer to Bratislava and Accommodation in a hotel in centre of Bratislava

Monday, September 18th
- Breakfast in the hotel
- Transfer to new open golf course Sedín (Veľké Úľany – ca 50 min.) for golf - Sedínwww.golfsedin.sk 
- Lunch after golf in clubhouse followed by transfer to Bratislava
- Sightseeing Old Town and Bratislava Castle followed by dinner with representatives of the Slovak Golf Association www.skga.sk - Return to the Hotel

Tuesday, September 19th
- Breakfast in hotel and transfer to Resort Penati Golf Resort in Senica (ca 1 hour.) www.penatigolfresort.sk 
- Welcome drink followed by golf on either Legend or Heritage Course (TBC) followed by lunch in the clubhouse
- Transfer to Agropartner PlaveckyStvrtokwww.agropartner.sk for Horse riding or wellness
- Dinner in Plavecky Stvrtok and transfer to hotel in Bratislava 

Wednesday, September 20th
- Breakfast in hotel and transfer to Green Resort Hruba Borsa(ca 45 min.)  www.golfborsa.sk
 - Golf on Green Resort (18 holes) followed by Light lunch in clubhouse
- Transfer to Chorvatsky Grob - wine tasting and goose feast (typical food for this region in autumn)
- Return to hotel in Bratislava

Thursday, September 21st
- Breakfast in hotel followed by transfer to the airport Bratislava or Vienna

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Golf in Flanders International Media Challenge 2017
Aug
20
to Aug 26

Golf in Flanders International Media Challenge 2017

As part of our partnership with the Flemish Golf Federation and Visit Flanders through their new golf travel platform GolfinFlanders.com, we now have organised the first Golf in Flanders International Media Challenge at the end of August. 

For this event, we have room for 16 journalist in 12 rooms.

As we are all grown ups, we have been provided with two 8-seater self drive vans by Herz Benelux.Program

Sunday August 20

Arrivals of delegates at Brussels National Airport and transfer to Martin’s Brussels EU.

  • Visit the National Golf, Belgium's recently opened golf course.
  • Evening Welcome Drink & Dinner with delegates and the VVG. 

Monday August 21

  • Breakfast & Check out - Transfer to Damme G&CC for golf (1hr30) - Tee Times: 11:04
  • Lunch at the golf club & Transfer to the Marriott Ghent (1hr)
  • Sightseeing trip in Ghent (by Visit Gent) & dinner (Marriott Ghent) in the hotel 20:30

Tuesday August 22

  • Breakfast and check out - Transfer to Cleydael Golf Club for golf (1hr) - Tee Times: 11:04
  • Transfer and check in to Martin’s Patershof, Mechelen (30 mins) - Free evening  

Wednesday August 23

  • Breakfast, check out and transfer to Millennium Golf for golf - Tee Times: 11:00
  • Lunch at the golf club & transfer to Martin's Klooster, Leuven - Free Evening

Thursday August 24

  • Breakfast & Transfer to Spiegelven Golf Club for golf - Tee Times: 13:00
  • Transfer to hotel Martin’s Klooster, Leuven (1hr) & Dinner

Friday August 25

  • Breakfast & Transfer to Winge G&CC for golf & Lunch - Tee Times 10:00
  • Transfer to hotel Martin’s Klooster, Leuven (1hr)
  • Final dinner for journalists, VVG,  participating clubs, hotels & partners 

Saturday August 26

  • Check out and transfer to airport (30 min)

Participation will be for EGTMA members only and looking at neighbouring target markets to promote Flanders as a golf destination. 

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EGTMA - The Scandinavian, Copenhagen
May
30
to Jun 1

EGTMA - The Scandinavian, Copenhagen

The Scandinavian, located about 25 min north of Denmark's capital Copenhagen, is one of the few clubs with both courses consistently ranked in the top 50 of bet golf courses in Continental Europe. The club provides discerning golfers with a choice of 36 holes, designed by Robert Trent Jones II which are laid out in 500 acres of forest separated by streams leading into natural ponds. Both the 'Old Course' as the 'New Course' offer immaculately moved and fast putting surfaces with an uninterrupted and tranquil golf experience unlike anything else in Denmark. 

There will be a total of three events at the Scandinavian this year. As they have limited lodging facilities on site (3 bedroom lodge en suite on site) we will start with two events with selected EGTMA members from destinations the club wants to attract visitors from. A third event later in the year will see the Scandinavian team up with local hotels to provide more EGTMA members the option to experience the resort.

Program

Monday May 22nd

- Arrive at Copenhagen Airport and transfer to the Scandinavian, practice, drinks, dinner

Tuesday, May 23rd

- Play Old or New Course

Wednesday, May 24th

- Play New or Old Course

Thursday, May 25th

- Breakfast, transfer and departures.

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EGTMA, Zala Springs - Golf and Goulash - Hungary.
May
9
to May 12

EGTMA, Zala Springs - Golf and Goulash - Hungary.

Zala Springs in Hungary is the newest golf resort to make a move into the European golf scene. Situated in the middle of the triangle formed by Budapest, Vienna and Zagreb and about 2hr15min from Budapest airport, this top class resort offers a Robert Trent Jones II designed golf course and on site accommodation to provide an 'away from it all' experience. 

EGTMA delegates will have to fly in to Budapest where a transfer awaits.

Tue May 9th: Arrivals and transfers to Zala Springs - welcome drink and dinner & overnight

Wed May 10th: Round 1 of the Zala Springs Media Invitational - activity/Sightseeing - dinner & overnight

Thu May 11th: Activity - Round 2 of the Zala Springs Media Invitational - Dinner & overnight

Fri May 12th: Check out and transfer to Budapest Airport.

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EGTMA, Golf without Borders - Lough Erne/Slieve Russell 2017
Apr
25
to Apr 28

EGTMA, Golf without Borders - Lough Erne/Slieve Russell 2017

  • Lough Erne Golf resort/Slieve Russell (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The Irish border is firmly in the news with Brexit but the counties of Fermanagh in Northern Ireland and Cavan in Ireland are the counties of numerous lakes and no where better visible than at the Lough Erne Golf Resort. Situated on its own peninsula surrounded by Castlehume Lough on the one side and the massive Lough Erne on the other, the recent edition to the Irish golf crown has already won many accolades. Due to its peninsula setting it was ideal to host the G8 summit when Obama, Cameron, Merkel, Putin and co descended onto Fermanagh to decide on world matters. 

Lough Erne Championship golf, designed by Nick Faldo and opened by both Rory McIlroy and Padraig Harrington in a head to head match, is a magnificent golf course. Water is the dominant force on this golf course with lakes and streams acting as deterrent for any heroics. The hotel where a roaring fire welcomes you overlooks Castlehume Lough and is as cosy as only Irish hotels can be. 

Lough Erne Golf Resort 

Lough Erne Golf Resort 

We combine this fabulous resort with a firm favourite amongst Irish golfers with the Slieve Russell Hotel. Designed by Paddy Merrigan and often heralded by the recently deceased Christy O'Connor Jr as a course he never got bored of and inspired him in his designs, this lush parkland course with 50 acres of lakes to contend with is a treat to play.

For this event, members will be required to fly into Dublin where a transfer of approx 2 hours to Lough Erne awaits.

Program (changes possible)

Tue Apr 25: 

- Arrival at dublin airport and transfer to Lough Erne

- check in and activity (academy) depending on timings

- Welcome drink / dinner with delegates from the resort

- Overnight

Wed Apr 26:

- Breakfast 

- Play the Faldo Course

- Activity

- Dinner and overnight

Thur Apr 27:

- breakfast and Check out

- Transfer to Slieve Russell

- Check in and golf at Slieve Russell

- Drinks and Dinner with delegates from the resort

- Overnight

Fri Apr 28:

- Breakfast and check out - possibly 9 holes depending on departures

- transfers to Dublin Airport

Slieve Russell Par 5 13th

Slieve Russell Par 5 13th

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EGTMA 'Martin's Golf Pass' Discovery by Martin's Hotels, Belgium
May
2
to May 5

EGTMA 'Martin's Golf Pass' Discovery by Martin's Hotels, Belgium

Participate in the EGTMA 'Martin's Golf Pass' Discovery by Martin's Hotels.

EGTMA members will stay in the wooded outskirts of Brussels at the Chateau Du Lac in Genval. This upscale 5* hotel in a 19th-century style castle is across from the Genval lake and a 10-minute walk from Genval train station. It's also 12 km from Musée Hergé, the cartoonist and creator of Tintin. 

During the summer of 2015, 36 Charming guest rooms were completely renovated in an Urban Chic − a combination of romantic and vintage chic − style. The use of noble materials, the castle-inspired carpets, tones at once restrained and dynamic, the modern and subtly retro furnishings … all contribute to creating a space that unites comfort with well-being. The bathrooms evoke a Zen atmosphere set against organic elements (imitation wood floor, exposed rock in the shower). High Tech Equipment (large flat screen Smart television, USB plugs, Bluetooth connection). The new Charming rooms are provided with a double canopy bed or nicely appointed ‘twins’.

Over the past months, the Martin's Hotels Group, have also added some more properties to their hotel portfolio and would like to show golf in and around their hotels. The newest property, Martin's Red Hotel, home of the Red Devils, the Belgian National Football teams  also houses their training facilities and this now brings the group offering up to 9 hotels with a total of 745 rooms.

During our visit, we will play two new courses with Mont Garni and Enghien and return to Golf de Hulencourt, one of Belgium's most prestigious venues. All these courses are easily accessible both from Brussels National Airport as Charleroi or Brussels South. Mont Garni and Enghien are located in the province of Hainaut, a former industrial and mining area, where tourism has now become one of the main contributors to the local economy.

Mont Garni, designed by Irishman Tom McAuley is a Par73 and one of the longest courses in Belgium. Laid out around a clubhouse built on Anglo-Norman remains, it meanders in and out of the hilly woodlands of Hainaut.

Enghien, a small town in the middle of the province of Hainaut now offers a full 18 hole golf course. Situated in the historic 'Parc d'Arenberg', the 18 Holes layout was designed by Belgian architect Bruno Steensels who also designed last time's venue Millennium Golf.

Hulencourt, built on historic grounds dating back to 930AD and around a historic fortified farmhouse, is owned by the Solvay family. Le Vallon, the 18-hole championship courses is designed by the French architect Jean-Manuel Rossi and has the characteristics of an 'inland links'. 

Sunday 1st of May

Arrive at Brussels National or Charleroi Airport and transfer to Chateau Du Lac

Welcome Drink and Dinner at Chateau Du Lac and Overnight

Monday 2nd of May

Enjoy Breakfast at your hotel

Transfer to Golf de Enghien (at 9:45 - 45 min) for an 11:00 tee time 

Lunch at Enghien Golf Club plus possible Tour of the Martin's Red Hotel, home of the Red Devils, Belgium's National Football teams

Return to Chateau Du Lac and Overnight

Tuesday 3rd of May

Enjoy Breakfast at your hotel + lunch packet provided

Transfer to Hulencourt Golf Club (at 8:45 - 30 min) for a 9:45 tee time 

Drinks at Hulencourt Golf Club - transfer to Martin's Grand Hotel

Workshop / Networking with golf directors and hotel managers about the Martin's Golf Pass at the Martin's Grand Hotel, Waterloo followed by dinner

Return to Chateau Du Lac and Overnight

Wednesday 4th of May

Enjoy Breakfast at your hotel + lunch packed provided

Transfer to Mont Garni GC (at 9:30 - 1hr) for 11:00 tee time

Drinks at Mont Garni Golf and Return to Chateau Du Lac, Final Dinner and Overnight  

Thursday 5th of May

Enjoy Breakfast at your hotel - Transfers to the airport(s)

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North & West Coast Links - Wild Atlantic Way 2016
Apr
10
to Apr 15

North & West Coast Links - Wild Atlantic Way 2016

Our seventh visit to the EGTMA's spiritual home of golf brings us from the Southern part of Donegal with Murvagh or Donegal Golf Club via Enniscrone to Carne. Undoubtedly one of the most scenic courses in Ireland. From there we head down to Connemara where the first transatlantic flight landed to finish in the vibrant city of Galway and a take in the Galway Bay Golf Resort.

Open to EGTMA members from all over Europe.

Sunday 10th of April

Arrive at Dublin Airport 

Travel to Donegal by Coach

Tour of Harvey’s Point Hotel

Welcome Dinner at Harvey’s Point (Hosted by Fáilte Ireland)

Overnight Harvey’s Point Hotel 


Monday 11th of April:

Enjoy a Traditional Irish Breakfast at your hotel

Visit Murvagh Beach

Play Donegal Golf Club (Murvagh) 

Lunch at Donegal Golf Club 

Visit Mullaghmore Head

Overnight Mount Falcon Estate – Lodges 


Tuesday 12th April:

Enjoy a Traditional Irish Breakfast at your hotel

Play Enniscrone Golf Club

Lunch at Enniscrone Golf Club

Tour of Mount Falcon Estate 

Dinner at Mount Falcon Estate

Overnight Mount Falcon Estate – Lodges 


Wednesday 13th of April:

Enjoy a Traditional Irish Breakfast at your hotel

Play Carne Golf Links

Lunch at Carne Golf Links 

Visit Westport Town & Killary Harbour

Overnight Clifden Hotel 


Thursday 14th of April:

Enjoy a Traditional Irish Breakfast at your hotel

Tour of Clifden Hotel

Play Connemara Championship Links Golf

Lunch at Connemara Golf Club 

Visit Clifden & Roundstone Village

Dinner at The Ardilaun Hotel

Overnight The Ardilaun Hotel 


Friday 15th of April:

Enjoy a Traditional Irish Breakfast at your hotel

Tour of Ardilaun Hotel 

Visit Salthill Promenade

Play Galway Bay Golf Resort

Lunch at Galway Bay Golf Resort

Travel to Dublin

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