Friday, October 30, 2015

Aphrodite Hills Golf - Glenfiddich Team Cup 2015

Aphrodite Hills Golf Club was proud to host the Glenfiddich Team Cup 2015! This year we had the support from our sponsor Glenfiddich (William Grant and Sons) together with the distributor of their product in Cyprus, The Vassos Eliades Company. Great to see our Sponsor back with their leading brand of Whisky! Their combined effort has made the four day event possibly the most prestigious golf tournament in Cyprus, proven to be another hugely successful event with enormous praise from this year’s players and by many from the previous years.
This year we have had a record 23 Teams (92 players) participating in the event; the four days of competitive golf was at Aphrodite Hills Golf between 1st and 4th October. Players flew all the way from Spain, Sweden, Germany, UK, USA for this fabulous event! The Event started with a welcome cocktail on Wednesday 30th September with 150 players and guests. The Director of Golf, Andrew Darker welcomed all teams and wished them the best of luck during the week. Some tastings of the finest Glenfiddich Whisky was provided to all players during the welcome party and offered throughout the week; all provided by William Grant & Sons.

The tournament had a different format for each day, starting on Thursday 1st October with an AM/AM format where the best two scores from each hole counted towards the team score. Leaders after day one was team Akrotiri ATC with a fantastic score of 99 points. This was their first time Akrotiri ATC they were competing in the team cup and to be in front after day one was certainly a great achievement. On Day two the format of the competition was BetterBall, where both scores were counted towards the team score. After their leading score on Day one the Akrotiri ATC were leading again with 83 points followed by the team Sultans of Swing with the total score of 77 points making it a challenge for the rest of the teams to catch up. On Day three, the format of the competition was Greensomes, where both scores were counted towards the team score. The team AngloScots took the upper hand and finished with 78 points, followed once again by the team Sultans of Swing with 74 points.
The last day of the tournament was an Individual Stableford, where all four individual 18 hole scores were counted towards the team score. Team Malt Easers turned things around with a fantastic score of 132 being the leaders for the day, but that wasn’t enough to reach the overall score. The overall Winners of the Glenfiddich Team Cup 2015 was the team Akrotiri ATC (Adam Rothwell, Mark Fletcher, Will Mitchel, Graeme Donelly) with a total score of 380 points. The runners up were the Team Episkopi Uisge Beatha (Graham Highet, John Gillie, Dave Grant, Paul Barry) with 357 points.

A fantastic tournament and a great week of golf. The Aphrodite Hills Golf Course was in terrific condition during the 4 days thanks to the ongoing hard work of Green Keepers. The weather of course was good as we could imagine. There was some excellent golf played during all four days with teams battling out on the course to see who will be the year winner. The tournament was organized by Chryso Iasonos (Golf Memberships & Marketing Executive) and Andrew Darker (Director of Golf) with the assistance of the entire golf team.

The Ladies on the other hand, had two days of Competition which took place on the 1st and 3rd of October. The format of their competition was an Individual Stableford. With a total of 20 ladies playing, the overall winner was Natalia Buzdalina with her amazing aggregate score of 76 points, followed by Irene Wake with a score of 72 Points. Thanks to Flightline Support Ltd for supporting the Ladies and enhancing the event this year.

The closing of this inaugural event couldn’t close better than the Annual Glenfiddich Gala Dinner which took place at Morpheus Ballroom at the Aphrodite Hills Resort Hotel. The Hotel hosted over 150 Members & Guests who all enjoyed the excellent food selection from our F&B Department.

The Glenfiddich Team Cup 2015 was a huge success with most of the teams already signing for 2016 Glenfiddich Team Cup to be held on 29th September – 2nd October 2016.

The Management of Golf would like to thank and congratulate all Members and Visitors and for all those who came from abroad to take part in the Glenfiddich Team Cup. Our sincere thank you also goes to our Sponsors William Grant & Sons and the Vassos Eliades Company. Their contribution played a major role in making the Glenfiddich Team Cup a massive success!

We all look forward to the 2016 Glenfiddch Team Cup. If you would like to register your team for next year please contact Chryso Iasonos or Andrew Darker at the Golf Club.  

 DAY 4
Akrotiri ATC
Episkopi Uisge Beatha
Weapons of Grass Destruction
Russkie Medvedi

Aphrodite Hills Golf - Captain's Day Tournament

Cancer Patient’s Support Group was the theme as Sir David O’ Dowd and Linda O’Neill, Captains at Aphrodite Hills Golf Club, ran their Annual Charity Captains Day on Wednesday 7th of October in aid of PASYKAF Homecare Nurses and Support Services for Cancer Patients in Paphos.
The Captains Day 2015 commenced with perfect blue skies and a golf course in fabulous condition, a full field of 80 golfers set out to compete with each other on the golf course. The competition started with tee times from 10:10 until 12:50. Men played from the white tees and the ladies played from the Blue tees, the format was Individual Stableford.
The Event was organized by the Club’s Captains Sir David and Linda with the assistance of AH Staff, Chryso Iasonos (Golf Membership & Marketing Executive) and Andrew Darker (Director of Golf). Great work was done by both parties in creating a fun and competitive atmosphere throughout the day.
Apart from the Individual Stableford competition there were also many individual prizes, including both straightest and longest drives, nearest the pins and a putting competition. There was also the opportunity to ‘Beat the Pro’, with the Golf Professional Danny Heard on Hole 17 who managed to collect €390 for the Charity Donation. Both Captains sponsored the prize holes making a fun challenge for the members and guests.

In the evening a pre-cocktail reception was held outside the Morpheus Ballroom at the Aphrodite Hills Resort Hotel followed by the Gala Dinner. The Hotel hosted more than 140 members and their guests who all enjoyed the excellent food selection by our F & B Department. By tradition, the Gala Dinner opened with the piping in of the two Captains our ScottishMember James Baxter, playing traditional music on the pipes into the Ballroom. After the dinner the Director of Golf, Andrew Darker started the Prize Giving Ceremony together with the two Captains presenting and handing the prizes to the winners. Some excellent scores were returned and the winners were:


Putting Competition
Men: Mike Shiroi, Ladies: Chris Smith
Nearest the Pin Hole 5 - Ladies
Margaret Walker
Nearest the Pin Hole 5 - Men
David Morris
Nearest the Pin Hole 7 - Ladies
Irene Wake
Nearest the Pin Hole 7 - Men
Marshall Jablon
Nearest the Pin Hole 12 - Ladies
Helen Wilhelmsen
Nearest the Pin Hole 12 - Men
Ray Smith
Nearest the Pin Hole 15 - Ladies
Natalia Buzdalina
Nearest the Pin Hole 15 - Men
Tommy Mee
Nearest the Pin Hole 17 - Ladies
Mikky Campbell
Nearest the Pin Hole 17 - Men
Neil Whalley
Nearest the Pin in 2 Shots Hole 14 -Ladies
Irene Wake
Nearest the Pin in 2 Shots Hole 14 - Men
Steve Jowett
Ladies Longest Drive Hole 6
Chris Smith
Men Longest Drive Hole 3
Sergey Smirnov
MIXED Straightest Drive Hole 2
Freda Lewis


Lady Guest Winner
Helen Wilhelmsen
3rd Place Lady Winner
Lilian Van der Werff
Ladies Runner Up
Tatiana Chernycheva
Lady Winner
Natalia Buzdalina

Mens Guest Winner
John Roberts
3rd Place Mens Winner
Marshall Jablon
Mens Runner Up
Yiannis Demetriou
Mens Winner
Steve Clarke

For information on our Golf Tournaments & Events visit: Aphrodite Hill Golf Events