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A stunning start to the year at the 2nd Messinia Pro-Am in Costa Navarino
Professionals and golf enthusiasts from 23 countries renewed their meeting for the next Messinia Pro-Am on 20-23 February 2019
The 2nd Messinia Pro-Am at Costa Navarino was successfully completed with a total of 44 teams from 23 countries and 4 continents. The tournament, which took place February 21-24, also launched the tourism season in Greece.
44 professionals and 132 amateur golfers enjoyed sunshine and lush Messinian surroundings, playing golf amongst hundred-year-old olive trees at the award-winning signature golf courses, The Dunes Course and The Bay Course, with stunning views of the Ionian Sea and the historic Bay of Navarino.
Hosted at The Westin Resort Costa Navarino, the 2nd Messinia Pro-Am showcased strong competition, which led to impressive results, including two hole-in-ones from Stuart Boyle (PGA Great Britain & Ireland) and John Radzioch (German amateur).
Achilles V. Constantakopoulos, Chairman & CEO of TEMES SA, developers of Costa Navarino, welcomed golfers at the tournament: “We are thrilled to see that the second edition of our international golf tournament had such high participation. It is our hope and aspiration to establish a high-level annual event which will give participants from all over the world the opportunity not only to play at IAGTO’s ‘European Golf Resort of the Year 2017’, but also to discover the region of Messinia. Greece has the potential to become a leading international golf destination and we make every effort to move in this direction.”
The action officially launched on February 22, and the following day, the tournament was enriched with the “Rock ‘n’ Roll” Charity Night, during which participants enjoyed bowling and dance, while donating to SOS Children’s Villages Greece. For those who still wish to contribute, please visit the link at the Messinia Pro-Am website.
On February 24, the winners of the tournament were awarded at the glamorous Gala Dinner. The memorable evening, which was presented by actors Manos Gavras and Elena Charbila, had a special surprise for all: a live performance by Boyzlife, the duet formed by the famous British pop singers Brian McFadden (Westlife) and Keith Duffy (Boyzone).
The tournament was highly competitive with a number of fluctuations at the golfers’ ranking, up until the last minute. Ultimately, the German professional Philipp Mejow (PGA Germany) was crowned champion of the 2nd Messinia Pro-Am, leaving Israeli Asaf Cohen (PGA Israel) in 2nd place, after a hotly contested playoff. Third place was shared between Christos Nikopoulos (PGA Greece) and Stuart Boyle (PGA Great Britain & Ireland).
“I am so happy and proud because I put in a lot of work during the winter,” said Mejow. “It’s been a long time since I won my last tournament, so I’m really happy to begin the season like this. I will try to be back next year, because Costa Navarino is one of the most beautiful places I know.”
In other categories, on the last day of the tournament, Austrian Gunther Ausserdorfer stood out for the best performance at The Bay Course and, respectively, Romanian Ciprian Zavloschi for best performance at The Dunes Course.
Messinia Pro-Am was organized in collaboration with PGAs of Europe, an Association of 35 National PGAs (32 European and 3 international) with a collective membership in excess of 21,000 golf professionals, committed to the advancement of golf, golfers and the golf profession across Europe. The Association is also a partner in Ryder Cup Europe as the sole member of the Ryder Cup European Development Trust, and is widely acknowledged as a lead body in the delivery of golf development expertise on a global basis through its collaboration with The R&A in its “Working for Golf” programme. [www.pgae.com]
Messinia Pro-Am was also held under the auspices of PGA of Greece, the Hellenic Golf Federation and the Hellenic Olympic Academy.
The awards were created by J.VOURAKIS SONS EE. The gifts of the “Shiny” Gala Dinner were offered by Luc Belaire and Samsung who offered the Gear Sport smartwatches.
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Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group has announced an agreement to brand and manage 34 luxurious Residences by Mandarin Oriental, Barcelona housed in a 20-storey tower, with a prime location at the intersection of Passeig de Gràcia and Avinguda Diagonal. The Residences are scheduled for completion in 2020.
The spacious apartments will be designed in a contemporary styleand will provide panoramic views of the city’s landmarks. Owners will have access toa private,serviced lobby, a club lounge, a variety of meeting and entertaining spaces, fitness facilities and a luxury spa suite. A connecting footbridge will lead to an outdoor recreation deck and swimming pool. The building will also provide high-enddining options and private parking.As with all Mandarin Oriental Residencesaround the world, residents will benefit from a unique lifestyle offering the comforts of a private home combined with the legendary service of the Group.
The central location of The Residences will provide owners with easy access to the city’s leisure, business and cultural attractions and is a short walk to Mandarin Oriental, Barcelona. Passeig de Gràcia is considered the city’s most exclusive retail street and is also home to some of Barcelona’s celebrated architecture, including two of Gaudi’s works: Casa Milà and Casa Batlló. The street leads directly to the city’s famous Old Town and Gothic Quarter, while Avinguda Diagonal is one of the most prestigious avenues in the heart of the city’s central business district.
The project is a redevelopment of an existing office building, which is owned by KKH Property Investors: a joint venture partnership between KKH Capital Group and Perella Weinberg Real Estate Fund II LP, advised by Aermont Capital LLP. Barcelona-based architect OAB, which is the studio of eminent Catalan architect, Carlos Ferrater, has been appointed as lead architect and the interior design is being created by London based MUZA Lab.
“We are delighted to be introducing the first standalone Residences byMandarin Orientalin Europe. We look forward to bringing the brand’s legendary hospitality to the owners of these prestigious private homes,” said James Riley, Group Chief Executive of Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group.
“We look forward to creating the city’s most luxurious residential offering that will be complemented by Mandarin Oriental’s exceptional services,” said Josep-Maria Farré, the founder of KKH Capital Group.