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History repeats: 2014 Stroke Play Champions are Egeti Liiv & Annika Meos

Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014

Leaders are leaving from the 15th green ...

The annual stroke-play Championships hosted by Estonian Golf & Country Club offered many dramatic moments but the winners were same as at Niitvälja in 2012. Also we had a cherry on the cake which was a very lucky Hole-in-One played by Siim Sildmäe right under TV cameras!

As we know the skill of  local amateur players is rather even, so there was a fight for the trophy as usual till the final day.  Starting from ladies, Annika Meos took a 5 stroke lead of Liis Kuuli and 8 strokes of  Cliona Georgia Dalberg. She kept her lead also on the final day and took the Trophy by +17. The silver medal went to Liis Kuuli by +24 and the bronze  got sorted out between Cliona G. Dalberg and Kadi H. Meldrum in playoff where after 6 holes Cliona took the pride.

Mens fight was even more challenging as Egert Põldma who had also 5 strokes lead before the final day  had to confess the stability of Egeti Liiv who took the trophy by 3 strokes with the total of +9. So did Gert Holland loosing the bronze to Martin Järve. Egert, who played well for the first 2 days couldn’t keep his game together on the final day and shot +11, which gave a clear chance to Egeti Liiv. Actually it all started from the very first hole where Egert played 9 strokes. After the second hole Egeti was just one behind, but at the Signature hole Egeti birdied and with that he took a one stroke lead already. He made the gap even bigger gaining 5  strokes lead just after 6 holes. Although there was a little comeback by Egert, still Egeti had a comfy 3 strokes lead to take the Trophy of 2014.

A special highlight came on the second day where Siim Sildmäe shot the Hole-in-One right on the TV screen! It was so sneeky that even commentators couldn’t see it at the first place. It also seemed that the cameraman was looking somewhere else, so it really got clear as Siim took the ball out the hole and lifted up just a one finger ;) And that was the very first HIO which has been recorded by TV cameras in Estonian golf history.

Photos were taken by Urmas Kamdron and by EGCC manager Hanno Kross. Delfi Sport story is here and final scores can be found at the GolfBox

Suursalu and Meos have won EGCC Trophy 2014

Saturday, August 9th, 2014

From the left: Egeti, Sander, Mark, Annika, Mari and Ave.

The only, 4 days golf tournament – EGCC Trophy was more spectacular than expected. Our best Amateur player Sander Aadusaar took the lead by one shot in front of Estonian no1 pro Mark Suursalu (EGCC) on the day one. Although Suursalu got it back on the next day and kept in on the third, the final round was well enjoyable to watch as on the 9th hole Suursalu overcooked his approach shot and landed on a carnusti’ as he described the particular situation. So he took 4 extra strokes and holed no9 with 9 strokes!  After this Suursalu and Aadusaar were even again, but not for a long …

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EGA votes for the new president & players of the year 2012

Thursday, December 6th, 2012

© EGA 2012

Estonian Golf Association has selected Arti Ots as the new President on 3rd December. Mr. Ots is also the chairman of a telecom company Elion.

The Players of the Year Award ceremony took place at Seaplane Harbour - the latest & most modern exhibition hall in Estonia.

The best golfer of 2012 is Mark Suursalu & the best of ladies is Annika Meos.

Best from Junior golfers are: U12 – 1.Kevin Christopher Jegers  2.Joonas Juan Turba  3.Sam Schmidt. Boys U15 – 1. Karl Aru  2. Carlos Kirsti 3. Ott Johann Post, Boys U18 – 1. Egeti Liiv, 2. Sander Aadusaar, 3. Martin Järve. Girls: U12 1. Triin Marleen Ustal 2. Karola Soe 3.Kristel Soe & Girls U18 – 1. Liis Kuuli  2. Getter Saaroja 3. Alice Andressoo.

The best club 2012 is Niitvälja Golf,  the best greenkeeper Regardt Barnard & the best coach is Paul Põhi. Special Award for outstanding work was given to Mari Suursalu from Estonian Golf School. Congratulations to all nominees and award-winners !!

News were brought to you via EGA & Photogallery of the galanight was put together by Õhtuleht.

Estonian Champions in Golf 2012 are Egeti Liiv and Annika Meos

Monday, August 27th, 2012

© Mats Soomre 2012

The 19th Championship in Stroke Play was held at Niitvälja Golf Club over the last weekend, 24-26th August. The tournament pulled together record number of golfers – 129 from age of 15 to 64 and a crowd a bit bigger than usual. We also had a foreign player presented – Jika Jongikhaya from Fancourt, SA. whos extraordinary performance got an eye of many local players. Former South-African caddie played 3 solid rounds of golf: 78-71-75 with his first & brand-new set of golfclubs fitted for him just a day before the tournament. I managed to get an interview from Jongikhaya which I will bring to you  soon …

But now, back to the trophy. The winner from ladies was Annika Meos (20) from Niitvälja GC with 74-76-78 strokes. The silver medal Merlin Palm with 78-79-82 also from Niitvälja GC and bronze Kadi Hilpus Meldrum with 88-77-74 from Otepää GC.

The was also a similar story at Mens play where Egeti Liiv from Valgeranna GC was leading from the day one and kept his nerve till the very end. His score : 74-70-75 was exeptional and also his personal best with 2 under the par on the second day. Silver medal was taken by Sander Aadusaar from Niitvälja GC with 79-78-70 and Bronze by Marten Palm with 79-74-76.The best Club was once again Niitvälja Golf in both ladies and mens teamplay. You can find final scores in GolfBox :)

Photos were taken by Mats Soomre & story told by Leo Siemann.


Niitvälja Cup XX

Sunday, July 15th, 2012

It's time to Celebrate !

The oldest Golf Club in Estonia & Baltic States – Niitvälja Golf is celebrating its 20th Season in style. Despite some heavy showers and strong breeze the 3-day tournament has offered many really good moments which have been recorded by Mats Soomre as traditional :) You can enjoy his daily photo albums on Facebook. This years winners were: Egeti Liiv and Mari Hütsi , from seniors Raivo Veselberg and from juniors Joonas Juan Turba.

Congratulations to all !

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