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Posted on: 3rd Mar 2014

Costa Navarino in Greece will play host to its fourth Aegean Airlines Pro-Am when the tournament returns from the 11th – 14th June 2014 for the 9th edition of the Professional-Amateur event.

 The hugely popular Pro-Am which is now an established favourite on the PGAs of Europe calendar will see a limited number of 60 Professionals and their teams will compete across 54 holes of golf on the Navarino Dunes & Bay courses at the fabulous Greek resort. The Pro-Am will again be competed over the first 36 holes after which Professionals and Amateurs split for the final round where the Professionals battle it out for the individual prize fund of €70,000 and amateurs take part in the Aegean Cup.

 The 2013 Pro-Am team honours went to the PGA of Italy’s Akim Hassan and his team with a 177 point (-33) total for the week, whilst the individual Professional tournament was won by the PGA of Italy’s, Nicolo Gaggero.  The Italian’s four-under par total at Costa Navarino was enough to take the winner’s cheque for €7,000 ahead of the PGA of Great Britain & Ireland’s, Liam Bond, on two-under par.

 Gaggero will be looking to do a Costa Navarino Aegean Airlines Pro-Am treble having also taken the individual Professional honours back in 2011 when the tournament first visited the Bay and Dunes courses at the club.

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

  • 5 nights BB accommodation at Westin Resort, Costa Navarino
  • 2 Aegean Pro-Am rounds (1 day at The Dunes Course and 1 day at The Bay Course)
  • 1 Official practice round (1 day at The Dunes Course or 1 day at The Bay Course)
  • Participation in the Aegean Airlines Cup 2014 – 1 round
  • 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 in 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 person fee applies to spouse/partner of each participating professional.]

 To find out more visit www.aegeanproam.com, or register by downloading the entry form here: http://eur.pe/1ft4EjW (registration closes 04/15/2014).

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 For more information visit the Tournament Hub Page (http://eur.pe/1gEi0X8), follow @PGAsofEurope on Twitter (http://bit.ly/Pojrwy) and search the hashtag ‘#AegeanProAm’ (http://bit.ly/156AUEH), or like the PGAs of Europe Facebook Page (http://on.fb.me/RnDfEc).

 Find out more about the Aegean Airlines Pro-Am and Aegean Airlines by visiting www.aegeanproam.com.

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 IMAGE CAPTION: Costa Navarino’s Dunes and Bay Courses will host the 2014 Aegean Airlines Pro-Am for the fourth time

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 Notes to Editors:

 An Association of 36 National PGAs (31 European and 5 international) with a collective membership in excess of 21,000 golf professionals, the PGAs of Europe is 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.

 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 31 Airbus of A320 family aircraft with an average age of 4 years.

 In 2013, Aegean was awarded for the third consecutive year and for the fourth time in total, as the “Best Regional Airline Europe” by the international awards SKYTRAX. 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.

 Following the recent acquisition of Olympic Air by Aegean there will be a series of benefits for the passengers and a great potential for the tourist growth of the country. Recently, Aegean announced a bundle of initiatives that focus on the increased connectivity with destinations abroad, and a new pricing policy for the remote areas network.

 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.