The 2019 Azerbaijan Open
A memorable event for Golf in Azerbaijan as Dreamland Golf Club staged the 2019 Azerbaijan Open. Supported by platinum sponsors Oceaneering, Etihad, Carlsberg Azerbaijan and The GEC Open, the two round event hosted 23 teams from Azerbaijan and neighboring countries. With world famous Trick Shot artist David Edwards with us for the weekend the audience enjoyed his show and then an “on course magic moments” summary of the final days play. Thanks go to our corporate teams and associates of Socar Cape, BP, Altrad, Bos Shelf, Absheron Hotels, The Tulleth, Baker Hughes GE, ORCA, Bazar Store, Titantic Golf Club, Mardan Palace Hotel, Jaguar Landrover. We are grateful to our event partners including leading hotels, restaurants and international golf resorts for their generosity with prize vouchers and gift experiences.
Day One of the 2019 Azerbaijan Open was held in association with The GEC Open. Staged in over 40 countries, this worldwide corporate challenge is played as an individual Stableford format with the leading score from each handicap category flying to Dubai in March 2020 for the all expensed world final. With fantastic conditions for play, the day favoured some good performances on course.
Well done to our division one (Hcp 0-16.6) winner Alan Ferguson with 43pts and division two (Hcp 16.7 – 28) winner Gary Green who had a sensational round of 47pts.
On course side contests for day one were won by Susan Drummond who claimed both the Nearest the Pin at the 13th Hole and Longest Drive at the 4th Hole. Good luck to Alan and Gary at the World Final in 2020!
Starting the Gala Dinner evening in style, David Edwards reacquainted himself with the Azerbaijan Open having performed his show when the tournament was held in Dubai for many years prior to golf being available in Baku. With some impressive shots played, it was great to see so many members taking part and entering into the spirit of the show, we look forward to sharing Dave’s summary of the weekend very soon. The Day One side contests winners were awarded prizes including hotel stays and 4Ball vouchers for some of the world’s leading courses such as Gleneagles and Archerfield in Scotland, the newly opened Dubai Hills and Tbilisi Hills in Georgia.
Nearest The Pin 5 Hole- George Park
Nearest The Pin Hole 10- John Salins
Nearest The Pin at Hole 17- Alistair Macduff
And Iain Grant for winning the Nearest the Prize Flag Hole 6.
The Final Day Side Contests prizes were equally as impressive with 4Ball vouchers awarded for Dubai Creek, The ELS Club Dubai, Al Zorah Ajman, Goodwood London, Pestovo Moscow, Al Mouj Oman and the 2018 Ryder Cup Course Le Golf National Paris.
Longest Drive on the 18th Hole was won by Sehmus Isik from Turkey,
Nearest The Pin on Hole 17- Rory OMahony
Nearest The Pin Hole 13- Dana Smith
Nearest The Pin Hole 10- Les Tulleth
Nearest The Ping Hole 5- Dean McEwan
Nearest the Prize Flag on the 3rd Hole- Dana Smith.
The Team awards for Day Two scores (2 scores from the team of 4) were awarded to third place Les Tulleth, William Blanchard, Stuart King and Stuart Mclean with 92pts. Runners up were Andrew Hulston, Dana Smith, Nick McDonald and Rory O’Mahony with 93pts , whilst the team of Billy Quinn, Dave Lawson, John Quinn and Alan Ferguson positioned themselves well with 94pts.
The 2019 Azerbaijan Open was as ever a closely fought contest with everything to play for on the final day. We are delighted to announce In third place were the Team of SOCAR CAPE, with 225pts winning a golf experience in Qatar with golf at the newly opened Education City GC and Doha GC and overnight stay at the Marriott Doha, Spa Vouchers for the Four Seasons Baku and a Bazar Store Gift voucher. Well done to players, Alistair Macduff, Nicolas Young, Huseyn Babazade and Tofig Afandizada. 2019 Runners Up with 228pts winning a 4 night stay at the luxury stay at the Mardan Palace Hotel with rounds at the Titanic Golf resort, Sunday Brunch at the Four Seasons Baku, Bazar Store gift vouchers well done to the Dreamland Members team of John Bruce, Gary Green, George Park and Lawrence McLeod. Well done to the 2019 Champions who won through by 10pts (238 total) after team member Alan Ferguson triumphed in the GEC Open Day One setting the team up for a memorable final day. Well done to Billy Quinn, Dave Lawson, John Quinn and Alan Ferguson for their victory and in turn winning, Business Class flights to Abu Dhabi courtesy of Etihad, weekend hotel stay in the Westin Abu Dhabi with golf rounds at the leading courses of Saadiyat Beach, Yas Links and the Abu Dhabi National GC, with additional gifts of Sunday brunch for 2 at the Boulevard Hotel, and a shopping voucher for Bazar Store.
1- 2019 Azerbaijan Open
2- Trick Shot Show
3- Gala Dinner
4- BBQ and Entertainment