Probably the hottest weekend so far this summer, with hardly any wind the heat was really on the daytime players. Congratulations to those players who were able to keep their cool and play some of their best golf this season, which naturally has resulted in some handicap reductions.
On Sunday we witness a very proud moment for golf in Baku as Khalil Huseynov won the Azerbaijan International Golf Society event with a massive 43pts!! Khalil is a regular player and practiser at the Academy, starting the year on a 28.3 handicap, he is now playing from 20.3. We wish him continued success as all his hard work is paying off!
Keeping fully updated, we were delighted to make some recent presentations. Ricardo Acevedo, when not managing the Four Seasons Hotel in Baku is a keen golfer and recently triumphed in our British Open Medal series. Pictured below with the famous Claret Jug, Ricardo is the proud custodian of the trophy which is currently displayed at the hotel if you wish to pop by and congratulate our new champion!
After attending the Club Managers Association of Europe Management Development Program in Dubai recently, we are delighted to see that Parviz passed his first year exam with flying colours, pictured with his certificate, he is now firmly on the CMAE career pathway to become the first Azeri club manager – on behalf of all the team and management we are rightfully proud of Parviz’s achievement! Keep up the dedication to your work and studies.
The 2017 Azerbaijan Open
Thanks to all the teams that have entered the 2017 Azerbaijan Open. The weekend promises to be a fun team event, for those in the corporate world, it’s a great opportunity to entertain guests in Baku and promote your business with on course signage and media opportunities. Feel free to sign up below or contact Philip Jones, General Manager of Dreamland Golf Club to discuss some sponsorship opportunities Philip.firstname.lastname@example.org
Registration is open for August’s ALCO HALL 9 and Wine event which will take place on Friday 25th with a slightly later start time of 5:30pm.ALCO HALL is one of the most famous fine wine shops in Baku, located at Fuzuli street, 63, right next to Republic Building. Special discount and prices offered to all Dreamland Golf Club members, don’t miss out! www.alcohall.az +994 12 561 47 92
It is that time of year when people book summer holidays and hopefully a round of golf! If you are travelling please contact Anton or Parviz and be sure you have your handicap certificate with you as many courses will ask for proof of membership - playing ability. Simply e-mail Events@dreamlandgolfclub.com and the team will send your playing record. If you still require a DLGC handicap please send over 3 marked and signed 18 hole scorecards indicating the tee that you played from so that we can register you on our EGA (European Golf Association) handicap system.
Excellent playing conditions were enjoyed on Saturday, with 38 members using this opportunity to participate in the weekly Saturday Roll Up. Euchil Noh took first place with fantastic 7 under par 43 points which resulted with 2.5 handicap index cut! Jungwoon Choi took second place with incredible 4 under par 40 points. There was a tie for 3rd place with Yung Tae Son, Alistair Macduff and Dong Seok Kwon shot 2 under par 38 points. After countback Yung Tae Son took 3rd place with 21 back nine pts. Last Saturday two players had 2s on their card. Ricardo Batt birdied the 4th hole and Ilgar Ahmadov birdied the 17th hole – well played to both!
Throughout September we will be offering “Super Saturdays” whereby additional prizes will be offered each week, supported from the members prize fund. Pay outs will be extended from the 1st to 5th place along with a secret hole (which will be selected at random each week). On course we will have a weekly nearest the pin prize of a dozen Bridgestone E6 balls. Be sure to continue your support to this ever increasing weekly Roll Up!!!
We are excited to bring you soon the new Ping G400 range available at Dreamland Golf Academy. The latest range from Ping is creating lots of great reviews already in market testing and we are sure many of you will be excited to get your hands on our demos, which should be available soon for trial. We will also be looking to host an official demo day at the academy for late September / early October to allow you to compare the new Ping range with the new Titleist range.
Semi-finals almost here and only 5 games left to announce the Dreamland Golf Club Match Play Champion! With August being a month of holidays - please make sure you book your game in advance to make the finals before mid of September! Prizes already waiting for a winner and a runner-up in the Golf Academy. We wish you to play well and if any questions arise - feel free to contact Anton Samsonov, Golf Operations Manager & PGA Professional email@example.com if you face any problems with securing a date or any other issue.
This week we held our 1st Dreamland staff VS Junior team match played over 9 holes in scorching summer conditions to help continue to strengthen our local golf development. Well done to all who took part in a friendly closely fought match – which came down to the final putt on the final green !! – and saw our staff team come out on top with a 4 – 3 victory. There was some great golf being played with many pars and birdies and our junior team is looking forward to revenge in the next match.
As you know we have been hosting our junior summer camps every week through the holidays on a Tuesday Friday and Saturday. On Friday we held a summer camp Academy Par 3 “wee wonders” tournament played over 5 holes on the short course. Delighted to see kids from the ages of 6 – 12 out there competing and having fun in beautiful summer conditions. The winner was young Alex Rushiko – 7 YEARS OLD - who is showing great promise of stepping up into our future star programme. Keep loving the game kids and well done to Elshan and team for introducing such good fundamentals to our juniors
With many key golf club events coming up over September and October now is the perfect time to take advantage of our world class academy tuition programmes. You can put together a series of lesson during the week in the evenings perfect opportunity to prepare you for some major events coming up like IMG Trophy and Azerbaijan Open. For more info on how to get started improving your game contact Michael.firstname.lastname@example.org and we can point you in the right direction.
Amburan Beach Club
We will be hosting our next coaching event and putting competition at Amburam beach golf this Friday 11th August. If you are interested in joining in the putting summer sizzler challenge at the stunning Amburam beach then come along, bring the family and have some fun learning golf in the sun with our academy SNAG golf instructors.