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Scandinavian Blind Golf Open 2023
2023 SCANDINAVIAN OPEN BLIND GOLF CHAMPIONSHIP
14 - 16 August 2023
Sollentuna Golf Club, Stockholm Sweden
SBGA will be hosting the Scandinavian Blind Golf Open from 14 - 16 August 2023.
This 36 hole event will take place at Sollentuna Golf Club, Stockholm Sweden.
We would like to invite international and local players to apply for entry to this event.
At this first-time occasion, the entry fee (150€) will be covered by the local organization.
Schedule of the Week
Sunday 13th August:- Arrive at Arlanda International Airport
Monday 14th August:- Practice Round
Tuesday 15th August:- 1st Round of Championship
Wednesday 16th August:- 2nd Round of Championship
Gala Dinner and Prize-giving
Thursday 17th August:- Departure
Play will be in pairs. The Rules of Golf and Modifications for Blind Golfers will apply.
A Referee will be available, and their decision will be final. There will also be a club member in each pair to provide guidance and support during every round.
Transport and Accommodation
Players should fly into Arlanda Airport.
There is a taxi rank immediately outside arrivals at a cost of around 35€ to the hotel.
Accommodation will be for free, and will be at the Scandic Star Hotel, Sollentuna.
A suburban station is just outside of the hotel. Transport to and from the hotel to the golf course will be provided by the transport company Samtrans. All travels to and from the golf course will be provided free of charge.
For people who want to stay addition nights to explore Stockholm, a special hotel deal has been agreed with the hotel.
Breakfasts: 14th - 17th (at hotel)
Lunches: lunches at Sollentuna Golf Club 14th - 16th of August
Closing Dinner: Evening of August 16th
The course's location and good quality make it one of Stockholm's most popular and well-visited courses. SoGK is in Rotebro, 20 km north of Stockholm City and is a moderately difficult park course in a scenic setting.
The course dates from 1967, designed by course architect Nils Sköld, and the club was elected to the Swedish Golf Association in 1969 as golf club no. 112.
Your Playing Handicap will be based on the WHS Handicap Index or if you do not have a WHS Handicap Index you will use your IBGA Index.
You should let us know your WHS ID.
The Course is a Par 72.
The competition will be played from tee 54 (5284 meters) for men and tee 49 (4939 meters) for ladies.
The practice area will be free of charge for players.
At this moment, we can only confirm a limited numbers of Golf buggies will be available free of charge (normally 30€/round), for reservation, please see entry form.
We plan to offer the following prizes:-
Best Gross: B1, B2 and B3
Best Net: B1, B2 and B3
Overall Net (all players combined): 1st, 2nd and 3rd
Women's Gross and Net: Winner (only if there are 2 or more entrants)
Stableford Division: Winner
Should two or more players tie for a particular prize the countback to determine the winner will be based on the approved IBGA countback procedure.
Additional prizes for spectacular achievements during the competition will also be presented.
On behalf of the Organizing Committee:- Michael Burman, Björn Waldemarsson and Anders Hållbro: "We Welcome You to this Event!"
INITIAL ENTRY FORM
Closing Date 28th of February
Please complete the information requested in the blocks provided and return by e-mail by no later than 28th of February to Anders Hållbro: email@example.com
Note: You will be contacted by BGS shortly after the closing date for initial entries to confirm your place in the 2023 Scandinavian Open.
If you need further information about the venue, please contact Michael Burman at firstname.lastname@example.org - PLEASE DO NOT SEND ENTRY FORMS to this email address.
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