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Posted on: 8th Feb 2013

“Chip-in” the Bay & “Drive for” the Dunes!

The 8th Aegean Airlines Pro-Am makes a welcome return to the fantastic surroundings of Costa Navarino in Greece from 29 May – 01 June 2013, where the professional players will battle it out for a total prize fund of €70,000.

Last year’s Aegean Airlines Pro-Am, held at Aphrodite Hills Resort & Golf in Cyprus, brought together 180 professionals and amateurs from 13 countries who battled it out across the championship course. But it was Italy’s Zeke Martinez who came out on top, taking home the winner’s cheque for €7,000, followed closely by overnight leader, Liam Bond, who surrendered his two-shot lead dramatically on six-over-par, along with a total prize fund of €62,700 being shared amongst the 45 PGA Professionals.

Roles were reversed with the team category competition, which was won by the Liam Bond’s “Marriot St Pierre Country Club” team, with the “Lamborghini Golf Club” team with professional Zeke Martinez finishing second.

This year’s venue, Costa Navarino, played host to the 6th Aegean Airlines Pro-Am in which Italy’s Nicolo Gaggero took home the €7,000 first prize back in 2011, and players will be treated to four tournament rounds on the same fantastic Dunes and Bay courses in 2013’s competition.

The Amateur Pro-Am package is €1,650/golfer in a Westin Single room, or €1,350/golfer in a Westin Twin shared room with a team member (€550/non-playing partner sharing a double room with a golfer), and includes:

  • 5 nights accommodation at Westin Resort, Costa Navarino
  • 2 Aegean Airlines Pro-Am rounds (1 day at The Dunes and 1 day at The Bay Course)
  • 1 official practice round (1 day at The Dunes OR 1 day at The Bay Course)
  • Participation in the Aegean Cup 2013 – 1 round at The Bay Course
  • Bus transfers (Kalamata airport to/from Hotel – transfers to/from Dunes & Bay)
  • Golf balls for practice
  • Buggies for all rounds
  • On-course refreshments and snacks for 4 tournament rounds
  • Welcome pack
  • Welcome reception
  • Barbeque event
  • Gala dinner & Prize Giving ceremony
  • Lottery ticket for Gala
  • Players liability and bodily injury insurance on the course

There is no Pro-Am Package fee for each participating professional with a team of 3 amateurs. Complimentary accommodation in a double room (no extras) is offered to each participating professional (and spouse/partner) for 5 nights on BB basis at Westin Resort, Costa Navarino [Accompanying persons’ fee applies to spouse/partner of each participating professional].

To find our more visit www.aegeanproam.com, or to register visit http://bit.ly/WFxfHX or download an entry form here (registration closes 15/04/2013).

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About Costa Navarino

Costa Navarino, the new prime destination, is located in the Greek region of Messinia in the southwest Peloponnese, one of the most unspoiled and breath-taking seaside landscapes in the Mediterranean.

Upon completion Costa Navarino will comprise a number of distinct sites featuring 5-star resorts, luxury high-end residences, state-of-the-art conference facilities, world-class thalassotherapy and spa centers, signature golf courses, as well as a wide range of memorable activities and unique experiences for adults and children.

For more information on this year’s host venue, Costa Navarino, visit www.costanavarinogolf.com.

About Aegean Airlines

Aegean Airlines, a member of Star Alliance network, is Greece’s largest full-service airline. The company invests on strengthening its international presence and on supporting the Greek tourism both in Athens and in regional airports. The Aegean fleet consists of 29 Airbus A320 family aircraft with an average age of 4 years.

In 2012, Aegean was ranked ‘Best Regional Airline Europe’ in a worldwide survey of more than 18 million airline passengers conducted by independent research firm Skytrax for its 2012 World Airline Awards. It is the third time that the company receives this distinction, the previous being in 2009 and in 2011. In its 13 years history, Aegean has been awarded six times by the European Regions Airline Association (ERA). Furthermore, the company has been repeatedly awarded by the Athens International Airport as the greatest contributor to the airport’s passenger volume increase.

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.

Furthermore, Aegean Airlines, is officially named as the “Preferred Airline of the PGAs of Europe”, the “Major Sponsor and Official Carrier” of the PGA of Greece and the “Official Air Carrier” of the Hellenic Golf Federation and the Cyprus Golf Federation respectively. In addition, the company favours air travel for all golfers by offering free of charge carriage of golf bag and equipment for every Golfer.

For more information on Aegean Airlines visit www.aegeanair.com.