2017 International Team Championship

November 22 - November 25. 2017

Event List

The 2017 Annual Congress and International Team Championship takes place at Costa Navarino in Greece from 22-25 November 2017.

The ITC tournament runs alongside the Association’s Annual Congress in which teams from across the PGAs of Europe’s Member Countries battle it out over 72 holes on The Dunes Course at Costa Navarino, with the best two individual scores each day from the team of three counting towards the overall team score.

The tournament is split into the main Championship field and a secondary event in which small and emerging Member PGAs compete for the ITC Shield.

Costa Navarino

Costa Navarino is the prime, sustainable destination in the Mediterranean, located in the Greek region of Messinia in the southwest Peloponnese.

One of the most unspoiled and breath-taking seaside Mediterranean landscapes, this area has been shaped by 4,500 years of history. Its philosophy is driven by a genuine desire to promote Messinia, while protecting and preserving its natural beauty and heritage.

It will comprise a number of distinct sites featuring 5-star deluxe hotels, luxury residences, conference facilities, spa and thalassotherapy centres, signature golf courses, as well as a wide range of unique year-round activities for adults and children. Navarino Dunes, the first area, is home to two luxury 5-star hotels,

The Romanos, a Luxury Collection Resort and The Westin Resort Costa Navarino; The Dunes Course – the first signature golf course in Greece- Anazoe Spa, a 4,000sqm. spa & thalassotherapy centre; the state-of-the-art conference centre House of Events; specially designed facilities for children; as well as a variety of gastronomy venues, sports, outdoor and cultural activities. Navarino Bay, the second area is home to the signature golf course, The Bay Course.

CostaNavarino.com

Address

Costa Navarino
24001 Messina
Greece

Map

Costa Navarino

Costa Navarino is the prime, sustainable destination in the Mediterranean, located in the Greek region of Messinia in the southwest Peloponnese.

One of the most unspoiled and breath-taking seaside Mediterranean landscapes, this area has been shaped by 4,500 years of history. Its philosophy is driven by a genuine desire to promote Messinia, while protecting and preserving its natural beauty and heritage.

It will comprise a number of distinct sites featuring 5-star deluxe hotels, luxury residences, conference facilities, spa and thalassotherapy centres, signature golf courses, as well as a wide range of unique year-round activities for adults and children. Navarino Dunes, the first area, is home to two luxury 5-star hotels.

The Romanos, a Luxury Collection Resort and The Westin Resort Costa Navarino; The Dunes Course – the first signature golf course in Greece- Anazoe Spa, a 4,000sqm. spa & thalassotherapy centre; the state-of-the-art conference centre House of Events; specially designed facilities for children; as well as a variety of gastronomy venues, sports, outdoor and cultural activities. Navarino Bay, the second area is home to the signature golf course, The Bay Course.

CostaNavarino.com

Rolex

Rolex support the PGAs of Europe Annual Gala Awards.

The history of Rolex and Swiss watchmaking are inextricably linked. Pioneer in the development of the wristwatch, the brand is at the origin of numerous major watchmaking innovations, and has registered over 400 patents in the course of its history.

Rolex designs, develops and produces in-house all the essential components of its watches, from the casting of the gold alloys to the machining, crafting, assembly and finishing of the movement, case, dial and bracelet.

Switzerland is the crucible where Rolex watches are brought to life thanks to the know-how and commitment of more than 6,000 employees at the brand’s four sites, all at the cutting edge of watchmaking technology.

Rolex.com

BMW

BMW provide the transfer services for Delegates and ITC Competitors during the Congress week.

With its three brands BMW, MINI and Rolls-Royce, the BMW Group is the world’s leading premium manufacturer of automobiles and motorcycles and also provides premium financial and mobility services. As a global company, the BMW Group operates 30 production and assembly facilities in 14 countries and has a global sales network in more than 140 countries.

In 2013, the BMW Group sold approximately 1.963 million cars and 115,215 motorcycles worldwide. The profit before tax for the financial year 2013 was € 7.91 billion on revenues amounting to approximately € 76.06 billion. As of 31 December 2013, the BMW Group had a workforce of 110,351 employees.

The success of the BMW Group has always been based on long-term thinking and responsible action. The company has therefore established ecological and social sustainability throughout the value chain, comprehensive product responsibility and a clear commitment to conserving resources as an integral part of its strategy.

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Aegean Airlines

Aegean Airlines is the Official Airline of the 2017 Annual Congress and International Team Championship.

A member of Star Alliance, Aegean Airlines is Greece’s largest airline providing at its inception in 1999 until today, full service, premium quality short and medium haul services.

The company´s 2017 timetable includes a network of 145 destinations, 112 international in 40 countries and 33 domestic, with 15.400.000 available seats.

In 2016, they were named "Best Regional Airline in Europe" at the Skytrax World Airline Awards in a survey conducted among over 19,2 million passengers.

Aegean Airlines has been strongly committed to supporting the development of Golf in Greece and has been successfully organizing, since 2006, the international golf tournament “Aegean Airlines Pro-Am”, which has established itself as one of the most important golf events both in Greece and abroad.

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Supporting Partner - The Botanist

The Botanist Gin is a progressive exploration of the botanical heritage of our Isle of Islay. 22 hand-foraged local botanicals delicately augment nine berries, barks, seeds and peels during an achingly slow distillation. This first and only Islay Dry Gin is a rare expression of the heart and soul of our remote Scottish island home.

For this, “The Botanist”, small-batch, artisanal Islay gin we use nine of the classic gin aromatics – orris root, cassia bark, coriander seed, etc – and augment these with a heady harvest of 22 local botanicals, hand-picked by our expert foraging team from the windswept hills, peat bogs and Atlantic shores of this Hebridean island of Islay.

This truly seasonal and exotic SERVE is then slow “simmer” distilled in our unique and cherished Lomond pot-still, affectionately known by our former head distiller Jim McEwan as “Ugly Betty”.
Betty prefers to work at low-pressure and won’t be rushed. So our precious botanicals are slowly and gently coaxed into releasing their complex, signature aromatics.

From that first, achingly-slow 17 hour distillation. The result: a highly distinctive, complex, floral gin with outstanding finish and impeccable provenance. In an age of re-badged industrial gins, the Botanist stands out as a truly artisanal, small-batch, hand-crafted labour of love and distiller’s art. A breath of botanical Islay in every glass.

For further information contact: info@karoulias.gr or visit www.edrinks.gr.

Supporting Partner - The Blue Beetle

THE BLUE BEETLE is a totally unconventional London Dry Gin. Its name is inspired by the rare "blue beetle", considered to be the king of beetles. We may know little about the blue beetle, but what characterises it as unique is that when it mates it changes its color to a bright red.

Rarely, one can follow this process, but surely it is worth looking forward to this unique spectacle of nature. In a similar way - the unconventional THE BLUE BEETLE Gin changes when it's skillfully mixed by creating a unique cocktail.

THE BLUE BEETLE is an elegant and sophisticated gin based on a special recipe of 18 + 1 (which remains secret) carefully selected herbs and herbal products, bottled in small batches of 6,000.

For further information contact: info@karoulias.gr or visit www.edrinks.gr.

Supporting Partner - Bulldog London Dry Gin

Whether a twist on the classic G&T, BULLDOG gin adds a smooth, citrus flavour to the gin serves we all love.

Forget the lingering taste of pine forests from juniper heavy gins, BULLDOG is different and ready to be mixed. The London Dry gin is individual in its layering of 12 botanicals to create a smooth, well balanced gin that mixes with everything.

Multi-award winning BULLDOG gin uses locally sourced, top quality British wheat and water to produce triple distilled neutral grain spirit as its base. Then, it is distilled once more, adding in the distinctive botanicals to the mix to deliver a smooth, balanced spirit.

The perfect layering and combination of botanicals means it can be enjoyed on the rocks and comes into its own when mixed.

LIVE DEFIANTLY. DRINK RESPONSIBLY.

For further information contact: info@karoulias.gr or visit www.edrinks.gr.

Supporting Partner - G'Vine

The French gin brand G’Vine continues to win new fans and is now one of the world’s top four best-selling super premium gins (source: IWSR 2016), just ten years after it was launched in 2006. Founded by Maison Villevert, G’Vine was one the forerunners in the rise of premium gins during the 2000s, and received awards at numerous international competitions.

Distilled from grapes, infused with vine flower, brimming with style

G’Vine is created in France from grapes, combined with ten botanicals that are carefully selected and distilled, including juniper, cardamom, ginger and vine flowers, G’Vine’s signature botanical and most precious ingredient. This delicate flower blooms for just a few days in the month of June before it transforms into grapes. Carefully handpicked while it is still in bloom, to preserve its exhilarating aromas, it is then carefully distilled in a Florentine still, traditionally used by master perfumers, giving G’Vine its fresh and floral notes.

In the final stage of the process, vine flowers and aromatic plants are blended for the final distillation in a copper still that has been designed especially for G’Vine. It is from this complex alchemy that G’Vine is born.

G’Vine’s incomparable freshness and roundness is expressed in a G’Vine & Tonic, providing an incredibly sensory experience.

For further information contact: info@karoulias.gr or visit www.edrinks.gr.

Supporting Partner - Marendry Apperitivo

MARENDRY returns to renew the combination of liquor and Amarena: FABBRI has once again drawn to its wealth of experience and knowledge to propose a "recipe" unique and unmistakable, making it current and contemporary, as if he had never stopped producing it.

In fact it is an important evolution of what ceased to produce in the 70 which maintains the most distinctive features. Starting from the name so evocative and appealing, but at the same time "family" and pleasant, and then label that refers to the structure and size of the time, while the bottle is simple and straightforward to meet the new requirements of bartending. Always present instead AMARENA FABBRI permeating with its aroma and its color, the product now as then.

For further information contact: info@karoulias.gr or visit www.edrinks.gr.

Supporting Partner - Fever-Tree Premium Natural Mixers

Charles Rolls & Tim Warrillow, high quality product enthusiasts, wanted to create a new class of mixers with natural raw materials and essential ingredients of quinine and source water.

In 2005, after many experiments and tests, the first tonic, the Fever-Tree Indian Tonic Water, was launched.

The London-based Fever Tree is now a world leader in 14 flavors, giving a new perspective to premium mixers.

For further information contact: info@karoulias.gr or visit www.edrinks.gr.

2016 Review - Team Germany Holds Their Nerve to Claim Gloria Glory

Team Germany Holds Their Nerve to Claim Gloria Glory | 2016 #ITC

Congratulations to Team PGA of Germany 🇩🇪 made up of Dennis Küpper, Christopher Godson & Florian Jahn, on winning the 2016 #ITC at Gloria Hotels & Resorts, the first time Germany have won the Championship! Catch the full report & final scores @ http://eur.pe/ITC-2016 🇪🇺🇹🇷

Posted by PGAs of Europe on Monday, 23 January 2017

2016 Review - PGA of Turkey, International Team Shield Winners

2016 International Team Shield Winners, PGA of Turkey | 2016 #ITC

Congratulations to defending champions, 2016 International Team Shield Winners Gencer Özcan, Ulas Karatas & Hakan Yamaç from the PGA of Turkey 🇹🇷! Very worthy host champions! http://eur.pe/ITC-2016 🇪🇺

Posted by PGAs of Europe on Monday, 23 January 2017

The Dunes Course

    Former Ryder Cup Captain and US Masters Champion Bernhard Langer, in association with European Golf Design, is the architect of the first 18-hole signature designed golf course in Greece.

    Much of the contouring mirrors the rugged outlines of the distant mountains. Close to the sea, there is a links-like feel; further inland, it reflects a more typically Greek landscape of olive and citrus groves, and there are large undulating greens, wide fairways and steep-faced pot bunkers.

    Primarily a resort course, the variety of tee placements on offer means that it will be hugely enjoyable for the casual golfer whilst at the same time an exhilarating challenge for the best players. Measuring a full 6,018 meters from the championship tees down to just under 5,000 meters from the front, the playing areas are generously wide and cater for the occasionally breezy conditions so close to the sea.

    Find Out More at www.CostaNavarinoGolf.com

    Course ParTotal Length
    716018m
    TeeParLength
    14395
    24320
    35499
    44443
    53137
    64280
    75485
    83194
    94389
    Out363142
    103176
    114358
    124369
    134340
    143163
    154304
    165490
    173185
    185491
    IN352876
    Total716018m

    The 2017 Annual Congress is the Association’s yearly opportunity to bring together representatives from its 35 Member Country PGAs and takes place simultaneously with the International Team Championship.

    Delegates join PGAs of Europe representatives all under one roof, meeting with each other to discuss and share ideas, progress and various ways to advance their organisations and golf in general.

    Find Out More at http//eur.pe/2017AnnualCongress