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Le Challenge International de La Grande Motte

Pitch and Putt

Le Challenge International de La Grande Motte
AFGPP & Le Golf & LA Ville de la Grande Motte
Saturday & Sunday, 16 & 17 April 2005

Parcours des Goélands - Golf de la Grande Motte
tel ** 334 67 56 05 00 - fax : ** 334 67 29 18 84
Avenue du Golf
34280 La Grande Motte

Competition open to active members of AFGPP and other EPPA affiliated associations

Three rounds of 18 hole stroke play (scratch)
European Pitch & Putt rules : i.e. holes up to 90 metres ; course less than 1 200 metres

One series scratch; mixed; tee compulsory

European Pitch & Putt rules : each player is allowed 3 clubs, one of which is a putter

Field of 108 players; priority to EPPA members from outside France
Pre-entries to John Hudson : This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it Tel. : 00 334 73 38 13 54
Confirmation by 23 March 2005

Entry + green fees + practice rounds + gala dinner 85 €
(gala dinner only) 30 €

one mixed, individual series

‘sudden death’ over 3 holes for first place; otherwise, last 18, 9 , 6, 3 & last hole

Prize-giving on Sunday at 3 p.m.

designated by AFGPP


N.B. This flier is provisional. The final version will be available by mid-January 2005

Few open events will be organised in 2005, so we are expecting a good contingent of international players and we intend to make the event in la Grande Motte truly memorable. The course has been shortened and improved to reduce playing time, thanks to Giovanni Trasforini, Christian Auzière and Jean-Christophe Mathieu.

The organisers are making a special effort to enhance the occasion by adding some local colour, such as a trip to sea, folk dancing and wine-tasting.

A light-hearted competition will be organised on a play-as-you-come basis on the 6-hole course to cater for those who don't feel up to taking on the stars in the 72-hole event. We are also organising an event, probably called "L'Open de Camargue" in La Grande Motte in May for AFGPP members who are unable to attend "Le Challenge International" in April.

For the filthy rich, there are regular flights into Montpellier with Air France and K.L.M.. For the rest of us, Ryanair has a daily flight from Stansted. A shared taxi from the airport is not too expensive and takes about 15 minutes..

Last year, some visitors used other airports and then hired a car. There are low-cost flights from many places in Europe into Marseille, Nîmes, Girona (in Spain) and Carcassonne – all of which are within reasonable distance by motorway. In general, with low-cost airlines, the sooner you book, the cheaper the fare.

If you are planning to come by yacht, contact Christian Auzière who has done it from all over Europe and even from America!

Accommodation (all hotel bookings should be made directly). We recommend our partner, " Novotel" , which is on the golf course and is offering special rates for this competition (especially for Alan Hanlon!) :

Te l. : ** 334 67 29 88 88 Fax : ** 334 67 29 17 01

Other good hotels include :
'Best Western' : (near the course) Tel. : ** 334 67 29 72 00 Fax : ** 334 67 56 12 44
"Les Rives Bleues" (in town ) : www.hotel-lesrivesbleues.com/fr/grande_motte.htm

As the field will be restricted, international players are advised to sign up as soon as possible. Anyone interested but not absolutely sure should put their name on the waiting list; they will be asked to confirm one month in advance and can make the final decision at that time.

A bientôt !