Pitch and Putt
Le Challenge International
de La Grande Motte
EPPA + AFPP + Le Golf & L A Ville de la Grande Motte
Defending Champion : Alan HANLON, Ireland
Saturday & Sunday, 29 & 30 April 2006
Parcours des Goélands - Golf de la Grande Motte
tel ** 334 67 56 05 00 - fax : ** 334 67 29 18 84
Avenue du Golf
34280 La Grande Motte
ENTRY REQUIREMENTS : Competition open to active members of AFPP and other EPPA affiliated associations
FORMAT : Three rounds of 18 hole stroke play (scratch)
European Pitch & Putt rules : i.e. holes up to 90 metres ; course less than 1 200 metres
SERIES & TEEING AREAS : One series scratch; mixed; tee compulsory; no caddies
NUMBER OF CLUBS: EPPA Rules maximum 3 clubs, one of which is a putter.
ENTRIES : Field of 108 players; priority to EPPA members from outside France
Entries to John Hudson :
Tel. : 00 334 73 38 13 54
ENTRY FEES : Entry + green fees + practice rounds + gala dinner 85 / (gala dinner only) 30
RESULTS : one mixed, individual series
TIES : sudden death over 3 holes for first place; otherwise, last 18, 9 , 6, 3 & last hole
PRIZES : Prize-giving on Sunday at 4 p.m.
COMMITTEE : designated by AFPP
Few open events are planned for 2006 which may explain why we have so many international players who have already expressed an interest in the event. Given the quality of the players who have already enlisted and the innovations planned by Christian Auzière, the event in La Grande Motte will be worth attending.
There are regular flights into Montpellier with Air France and K.L.M., and Ryanair has a daily flight from Stansted. A shared taxi from the airport is not too expensive and takes about 15 minutes. Last year, some visitors used other airports and then hired a car. There are low-cost flights from many places in Europe into Marseille, Nîmes, Girona (in Spain) and Carcassonne all of which are within reasonable distance by motorway. In general, with low-cost airlines, the sooner you book, the cheaper the fare.
Hotel bookings should be made directly. We recommend our partner, "Novotel", which is on the golf course and is offering special rates for this competition :
- 72 euros single room + breakfast
- 86 euros double room + breakfast
- 106 euros treble room + breakfast
To be eligible for these prices, guests must make it clear when they book that they are coming for the international Pitch & Putt competition"
Te l. : ** 334 67 29 88 88 Fax : ** 334 67 29 17 01
To make sure you have a room on the course itself, we recommend that you book as soon as possible; demand will be high this year!
Other good hotels include :
'Best Western' : (near the course) Tel. : ** 334 67 29 72 00 Fax : ** 334 67 56 12 44
"Les Rives Bleues" (in town ) : www.hotel-lesrivesbleues.com/fr/grande_motte.htm
The field will be restricted to 108, and priority is being given to international players, up to a maximum of 80. The final list of international players will be circulated at the end of March 2006; sign up early to make sure you have a place.
A bientôt !