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August 2/3 I European Interclubs Championship

 Pitch and Putt Lleida (Lerida)

EPPA has announced the cancellation of this event, scheduled for the first weekend in August. Only three associations had committed to sending teams.
The Secretariat has counselled caution in the scheduling of events and in the preparation of the EPPA/FIPPA Calendar.    It is proposed to introduce an annual international inter-clubs competition, the winning team being awarded the title of European Club Champions.

Clubs will be represented with teams of 4 players - verifiable bona fide members of a specific club.

The revised details can be found here.
I European Interclubs Championship arrangements

The competition will be played over three rounds of 18 holes - Strokeplay.

- 2 singles; 1 Fourball
- 2 singles; 1 Fourball
- 2 singles; 1 Foursome

Result will be the accumulated scores of the scorecards:
- the worst individual result in each of the 3 rounds will be discarded
The team with the lowest accumulated score will be declared as the winning club.

EPPA member associations might be allocated the following places for teams:
- Ireland 4
- Catalonia (host) 15
- Netherlands 4
- Andorra 4
- Great Britain 4
- Norway 4
- Galicia 2
- Germany 2
- Basque Region 2
- France 2
- Switzerland 4

Associations are asked to determine as soon as possible the number of teams willing to participate and inform the Secretariat and in any event not later than 11 July.

The event poster can be found here.
I European Inter Club Championship Poster 

 
 
2014 SPPA Short Game Open
St. Moritz

The Swiss Pitch & Putt Golf Association (SPPA) was founded in 2004 and its first Swiss Championship was organized in 2005 on beautiful and challenging Kulm GC St. Moritz. Now, 10 years later, the Association had the pleasure to organize the 10th Swiss P&P Short Game Open (over 27 holes) again in St. Moritz to celebrate the 10th anniversary.

The field of participants included winners of Swiss Championship, Club Champions and Swiss international players.

On the well prepared course the best players showed their abilities: Roberto Trivella (St. Moritz), Swiss Champion 2011, scored 53, two strokes ahead of Silvano Umberg (Engi). In third position, former 2013 and 2012 Swiss Championship winner Romano Gurini (St. Moritz) scored 58.

The result of the remaining round (9 holes) was rather interesting. Unfortunately Roberto Trivella had to note a triple bogey while Silvano Umberg played superbly and carded 25 (2 under) to be the Swiss Pitch and Putt Champion 2014, with an aggregate of 80. Roberto Trivella finished in 2nd place, with an 85 total while Romano Gurini, with 86, claimed the 3rd place. Our most experienced player Ueli Lamm scored 57 + 31 and that was good enough to become Senior Swiss Champion.

The results also counted towards the Interclub Championship, a 3 player team event. The Gold medal was won by the St. Moritz team, silver medal by Engi and bronze medal went to Seedorf.

The Swiss Championship 2014 organized in the beautiful surroundings of the Alps was a big success thanks to the motivated participants, the kindness of Ueli and Ruth Lamm who sponsored the snacks, fruits and beverages during the rounds, the apéro offered by Kulm GC during the prize giving ceremony and the icing on the cake (literally) of this wonderful day for the Swiss Pitch and Putt friends was the delicious ... "birthday cake" offered by SPPA President Brigitte Albisetti!

 

Fulsome tributes were paid to Brigitte Albisetti, not alone for her outstanding work as SPPA President but also for a massive contribution as a member of the EPPA Board, a position she stepped down from in March. Brigitte worked hard at development of the sport in Europe and cooperated in the production of the FIPPA rule book, a document Brigitte translated into German. Brigitte was presented with a bouquet of flowers at St. Moritz in deserved recognition of her generous contribution.

 

 

 
GALICIA OPEN 2014

TAMBRE 2014

Overnight leader Liam O'Donovan (Ireland) scored a 49 in Sunday's final round to comfortably win the II Galician Open at Tambre. O'Donovan, who was runner-up in the event at Pazo da Touza in 2012, posted a 20 under par 54 aggregate of 142. That left the Bruff, Co. LImerick native seven shots ahead of Juan Carlos Iglesias Surribas (Galicia), who scored 51 on Sunday. Juan Carlos finished just two ahead of compatriot Marcos Gomez Dominguez, who was unable to replicate his brilliance of Saturday afternoon in a closing 56. Ireland's Pacelli Darcy added a 52 on Sunday for an eight under par total. That was good enough for fourth slot overall and Best Senior (Over 55).  Galicia's Maria Eugenia Martinez carded 173 to win the ladies open by six strokes from Marilyn Holmes (Catalonia).

Final leaderboard here

Liam O'Donovan led the Galician Open after Saturday play at Tambre. O'Donovan fired rounds of 46 and 47 for a 36 hole aggregate of 93. That was 15 under par and two shots clear of Galician Marcos Gomez Dominguez who shot a brilliant 45 second round. Juan Carlos Iglesias Surribas (Galicia) was third on 98. Irishmen Alan Hanlon and Pacelli Darcy were bracketed on 102 with Sebastian Franco Reinoso (Galicia).

36 hole leaderboard here

Sunday tee times here

 

The 2014 Galicia Open will be played at the Tambre course, near Santiago de Compostela on July 4th-6th. Top Irish players Liam O'Donovan (runner-up 2 years ago), the most successful contestant in international open history Alan Hanlon and Kieran Earls are confirmed entrants for the event and they will be joined by leading exponents from Andorra, Catalonia, Switzerland, the Netherlands, Portugal and of course Galicia.

Get all the details of the Galicia Open here

 

 
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