The annual Nordic Open Golf Day 2024 took place on 1 March at Moore Park Golf in Sydney. What a day we had with 19 teams, 76 players and an extra 22 participants celebrating with us in Nordic spirit at the post golf lunch and networking event.

The Nordic Open Golf Day has become a popular and sold out event within the Nordic and Estonian business community. A great day out with fantastic networking opportunities in a relaxed setting, but the competition for the trophy was still on!

Female and male players, at all levels, take part in a mix of corporate and individual teams. The game is Ambrose, meaning each player hits from the tee-off and then chooses the best ball and continues from there with every player again hitting from this spot. The combined strokes are then counted for each team minus the team handicap to calculate the overall Ambrose score. Via the Moore Park Golf app players could follow the interactive scorecards and live leader board, which added to the comp.

The Nordic Open Golf Day 2024 Trophy winner for the second year in a row was Sweden with corporate team EQT Partners, with Sam Franklin, Ryan Ter, Paul Gately and Jerry Yin. The runner up prize was also awarded to a Swedish team with Christer Engström, Carl Broström, Rickard Wärnelid and Mattias Friberg. In third place, we had Treotham mixed team with Mikael Paltoft, Daniel Hallgren, Johan Hempel and Erik Södergren. The 4th team in the comp was secured by corporate team Husqvarna with Michael Cary, Andrew Murison, Craig McQueen and Ken Ward.

Congratulations to the overall comp winners!

The Individual prizes female and male for Nearest to Pin sponsored by GolfSpace were won by Jinny Park, Volvo Car Australia and Christer Engström, Advancy.

Longest Drive female winner was Marika Kompus, Aero Travel and the male winner was Joona Puhakka, Coredo Group. Both won a robotic Husqvarna mower.

All players had a chance to win a brand new Volvo XC40 Recharge Pure Electric, with a hole-in-one on hole 10. Again this year no players were lucky or skilled to hit the hole-in-one, but we introduced a new prize this year to the closest to HiO. The closest to HiO winner was Rob Lord, WIlh Wilhelmsen Investments, who won a Sydney hotel weekend stay for two sponsored by The Fullerton Hotel Sydney.

Congrats all, fantastic effort!

The on time award sponsored by Galvin Watch Company went to Andrew Murison from team Husqvarna. A Kopparberg Rosé Cider was handed out to everyone who hit the green on hole 15 and the lucky door prize winner received a bottle of Aquavit sponsored by Nordic Selection.

During the day we also ran the Nordic Putting Competition, which took place in front of the club house throughout the day for golfers and lunch only participants. The winner of the 2024 Putting comp was Rickard Wärnelid, Mazars. Runner up was Magnus Perry from SighUp Software.

Well done to all who took part in the Nordic Putting comp!

Special Guests at this year’s Nordic Open Golf Day were Per Linnér, Deputy Head of Mission Embassy of Sweden Canberra and Erik Svedahl, Deputy Head of Mission Royal Norwegian Embassy Canberra, who both in their speeches highlighted the importance of the Nordic collaboration and what a great joint effort this event resulted in. The Nordic and Estonian Chambers especially thank Per Linnér and Erik Swedahl for taking part in the Nordic Open Golf Day 2024.

Danish Connect was represented by David McLellan and Rikke Gamborg, Joona Puhakka represented FACC, EACCI by Marianna Jolla, NACC by Sophia Demetriades Toftdahl and SACC by Camilla Jennings. Thank you to all chamber representatives and volunteers for your support and contribution to making this event happen!

Big thank you to all participants and the Nordic and Estonian Chambers for kicking off this event for the 8th year and to Moore Park Golf Club for hosting this annual event.

We look forward to next year’s Nordic Open Golf Day, which is planned to be held on the first Friday in March 2025. We welcome new event ideas, feedback and if you would like to get involved please contact us:

Read the event summary with images here

Thank you to all Corporate Sponsors & Event and Prize Sponsors!