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7th Greek Maritime Golf Event to Take Place in September at Costa Navarino

Golf action among centuries-old olive trees (Greek Maritime Golf Event by Charis Akriviadis).

Golf action among centuries-old olive trees (Greek Maritime Golf Event by Charis Akriviadis).

The Greek Maritime Golf Event, the renowned golf tournament for the Greek and world shipping industry, is returning to Costa Navarino, in Messinia, during September 3-5.

In its seventh year, the tournament will bring representatives of the Greek and world shipping industry together at a safe destination, after having received the necessary approvals of the Health Scientific Committee of the General Secretariat of Sports and taking into account strict specifications set by the Hellenic Golf Federation.

The event is expected to bring together more than 80 leading shipping executives, forming 20 teams of four. Participants will compete at a team level, in a shotgun scramble that will take place on Saturday, September 4.

Golfers will have the chance to play in the two signature 18-hole courses, The Dunes Course and The Bay Course, in an idyllic landscape full of centuries-old olive trees with stunning views of the Ionian Sea, the historic Bay of Navarino and the picturesque port of Pylos.

Greek Maritime Golf Event: The shipping industry’s ultimate Golf Tournament (by Charis Akriviadis).

Greek Maritime Golf Event: The shipping industry’s ultimate Golf Tournament (by Charis Akriviadis).

Participating teams will claim significant prizes for the top three positions in the overall standings; while special awards will be given to individual players who will achieve the best scores in the “Longest Drive” and “Closest to the Pin” categories.

The Greek Maritime Golf Event is organized by Birdie Events, through an initiative of renowned Greek PGA golfer Thanos Karantzias. “After successfully and safely holding our event in 2020 at the Golf Course of Glyfada, under the strict health measures we had set against the pandemic, we are now making plans for September at Costa Navarino to hold the Greek Maritime Golf Event,” Karantzias said in an announcement.

ActiveMedia Group, an award-winning sports marketing agency, has undertaken the event’s golf production.

An upscale golf event in Greece and Cyprus, the Greek Maritime Golf Event received the Gold award at the 2020 Sports Marketing Awards.

Further information on the schedule of this year’s event and the unique moments that golfers will experience during the tournament, will be announced in the coming weeks.

The Greek Maritime Golf Event is attended by some of the leading shipping companies from Greece and Cyprus as well as a number of Greek companies that support the event. Sponsors and partners include: Marshall Islands Registry IRI (Platinum Sponsor); Mainline Shipping Company, Onego Shipping Company, Jotun Hellas and Swift Marine (Golden Sponsors); Arrow Hellas and DNV GL (Silver Sponsors); MOTODYNAMICS SA (Signature Sponsor); Marine Tours (Official Travel Partner); Tototheo Maritime and Poseidonia (Official Supporters); Karalis Beach Hotel and Athi Rodi (Partners); and Boo Productions (Audio Visual Partner).

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