The Nordic Open Golf Day 4 March 2021 staged a new record year for the 5 years old tournament with 88 players and 22 teams teeing off at Moore Park Golf Course. Another 18 guests from the Nordic & Estonian Business Community joined the celebrating post-golf lunch and networking event.
All level players took part in a mix of corporate and individual teams with female and male players. The teams played Ambrose, meaning each player hits from the tee-off and then choose the best ball and continue 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.
Even if it was a very relaxed and social event setting the team competition was definitely on and with the help of the Golf app players could follow the interactive scorecards and live leaderboard which added to the competition.
The Nordic Open Golf Day Trophy for 2021 was returned back to Finland by team Paradise Charnock O’Brien, with Peter Paradise, Julia Ward, Nicholas McGrath and Greg Hing winning this years comp. Runner up was Sweden with Fred Avellén, Dan Enstedt, Daniel Sjöberg and Johan Hempel. Second runner up was taken home by Swedish team KingHill, Jonas Lindholm, Magnus Perri, Magnus Nydén and Henrik Wandel. This year we also introduced an Ambrose gross before handicap prize and the winning team was Stressless with John Candi, Brett Parker, Philip Creehan and Tim Carleton. Congrats to the overall winners!
The Individual prize for Nearest to Pin was won by Julia Ward and Dan Enstedt while the Individual prize for Longest Drive went to Brynie Hall and Magnus Perri. Great effort to all!
All players had a chance to win a brand new Volvo XC40 Hybrid with a hole-in-one on hole 10. No one was lucky to drive the Volvo home this year either but we had two closest to pin winners Trenna Probert and John Nugent who each won a home office chair from Stressless. The Corporate team draw prize was a SEO optimising check sponsored by Amire Strategic Digital Marketing and in addition to the above presented prizes there were a few lucky door prizes as well for all lunch participants.
We were very pleased to again this year welcome the Ambassador of Sweden to Australia HE Henrik Cederin, who participated in the golf tournament in a SACC team together with Bharat Bhola, Alfa Laval, Mikael Dahlgren, Alfa Laval and Jussi Ylinen, Flick Anticimex.
Danish Connect was represented by their President David McLellan and Rikke Scheel Gamborg, Deputy Consul General and Trade Commissioner at Trade Council Denmark, Eero Toivanen, Business Finland represented FACC, EACCI by President Marianna Jolla, NACC by President Sophia Demetriades Toftdahl and SACC by President Jan Gardberg, Jonas Lindholm SACC Board, Kristina Melin SACC Board and Camilla Jennings General Manager, SACC. Thank you all for your support and contribution to making this event happen.