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Dutch Open Orvelte 2014

Final Leaderboard

Rolf Kwant's domination of the VII Dutch Open continued through Sunday at Orvelte. The Dutch ace took a five shot lead into the final round and added a seven under par 47. That gave Rolf a 25 par under par 54 hole aggregate of 137 and an eventual eight stroke margin over Ireland's Ray Murphy, who had previously won three Dutch Opens andformer 2 time Irish Open champion Damien Fleming (Ireland). Fleming closed with a 49 for his 145 total while Murphy carded 48. Dutch player Marcel Ahuis fired a Sunday best 46 to place fourth on 145, just ahead of Ireland's Trevor Ahern.

The top two ladies produced last round play of the highest quality. Trailing by four shots starting out, Herma Kleinlugtenbeld, winner of this title in 2009 and 2010, sparkled with a 49. However, Esther De Schiffart returned an impressive 51 to add the 2014 Dutch Open to her previous wins in 2011 and 2012. Ireland provided the senior and juvenile winners. Mick Keenan (Ireland) took Over 55 laurels on 165 while 175 won the Under 16 category for Cian Murphy.

Juvenile Leaderboard
Ladies Leaderboard
Senior Leaderboard

Netherlands international Rolf Kwant was a runaway overnight leader in the Dutch open at Orvelte. Rolf fired fabulous Saturday rounds of ten under par 44 and eight under par 46 to post 90 (-18) for 36 holes. That left the Dutchman (who won this tournament in 2010 and was third in 2009) five strokes clear of Irishman David Ahern (47+48). Ireland's Damien Fleming (who placed 3rd in the last 2 Dutch Opens) was just another shot back after a brilliant second round 44. Three time Dutch Open champion Ray Murphy (Ireland) was lurking on 11 under par 97 after Saturday rounds of 50 and 47.

The ladies open was dominated by a couple of former two time winners. Esther De Schiffart posted matching 53s for a 2 under par 106 and a four shot overnight advantage over Herma Kleinlugtenbeld (110). Ireland's Mick Keenan returned 50 and 53 on Saturday to lead the senior event by five from Ele Snieder (Netherlands). 

Sunday tee times

Saturday Tee times for the Dutch Open at Orvelte here.

See the list of confirmed entrants here

Visit the event website here

Get all the logistical details here

View the event poster here


Get the details of a special accommodation offer here

For participants in the 7th Dutch Open, Landal Orveltermarke have an attractive offer. (Landal Orveltermarke is a vacation/holiday park and is next to the Pitch and Putt course). Especially for participants of the Dutch Open 2014, accommodation is available near the course with a discount.

Bungalows are available for 4, 6, 8 and 12 persons.
(Friday afternoon to Monday morning).

Type Price, (surcharges for extra night) 
4-persons EUR405, (EUR75)
6-persons EUR455, (EUR75)
8-persons EUR549, (EUR75)
12-persons EUR949, (EUR75)

Prices included reservation fee, bed linen, tourist tax, order charges and breakfast (Saturday and Sunday).

Excl: Set towels @ EUR5.50 per person.
For more information and for booking you can send a mail to: 
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Visit the event website here

Get all the logistical details

August 2/3 I European Interclubs Championship

 Pitch and Putt Lleida (Lerida)

EPPA has announced the cancellation of this event, scheduled for the first weekend in August. Only three associations had committed to sending teams.
The Secretariat has counselled caution in the scheduling of events and in the preparation of the EPPA/FIPPA Calendar.    It is proposed to introduce an annual international inter-clubs competition, the winning team being awarded the title of European Club Champions.

Clubs will be represented with teams of 4 players - verifiable bona fide members of a specific club.

The revised details can be found here.
I European Interclubs Championship arrangements

The competition will be played over three rounds of 18 holes - Strokeplay.

- 2 singles; 1 Fourball
- 2 singles; 1 Fourball
- 2 singles; 1 Foursome

Result will be the accumulated scores of the scorecards:
- the worst individual result in each of the 3 rounds will be discarded
The team with the lowest accumulated score will be declared as the winning club.

EPPA member associations might be allocated the following places for teams:
- Ireland 4
- Catalonia (host) 15
- Netherlands 4
- Andorra 4
- Great Britain 4
- Norway 4
- Galicia 2
- Germany 2
- Basque Region 2
- France 2
- Switzerland 4

Associations are asked to determine as soon as possible the number of teams willing to participate and inform the Secretariat and in any event not later than 11 July.

The event poster can be found here.
I European Inter Club Championship Poster 

2014 SPPA Short Game Open
St. Moritz

The Swiss Pitch & Putt Golf Association (SPPA) was founded in 2004 and its first Swiss Championship was organized in 2005 on beautiful and challenging Kulm GC St. Moritz. Now, 10 years later, the Association had the pleasure to organize the 10th Swiss P&P Short Game Open (over 27 holes) again in St. Moritz to celebrate the 10th anniversary.

The field of participants included winners of Swiss Championship, Club Champions and Swiss international players.

On the well prepared course the best players showed their abilities: Roberto Trivella (St. Moritz), Swiss Champion 2011, scored 53, two strokes ahead of Silvano Umberg (Engi). In third position, former 2013 and 2012 Swiss Championship winner Romano Gurini (St. Moritz) scored 58.

The result of the remaining round (9 holes) was rather interesting. Unfortunately Roberto Trivella had to note a triple bogey while Silvano Umberg played superbly and carded 25 (2 under) to be the Swiss Pitch and Putt Champion 2014, with an aggregate of 80. Roberto Trivella finished in 2nd place, with an 85 total while Romano Gurini, with 86, claimed the 3rd place. Our most experienced player Ueli Lamm scored 57 + 31 and that was good enough to become Senior Swiss Champion.

The results also counted towards the Interclub Championship, a 3 player team event. The Gold medal was won by the St. Moritz team, silver medal by Engi and bronze medal went to Seedorf.

The Swiss Championship 2014 organized in the beautiful surroundings of the Alps was a big success thanks to the motivated participants, the kindness of Ueli and Ruth Lamm who sponsored the snacks, fruits and beverages during the rounds, the apéro offered by Kulm GC during the prize giving ceremony and the icing on the cake (literally) of this wonderful day for the Swiss Pitch and Putt friends was the delicious ... "birthday cake" offered by SPPA President Brigitte Albisetti!


Fulsome tributes were paid to Brigitte Albisetti, not alone for her outstanding work as SPPA President but also for a massive contribution as a member of the EPPA Board, a position she stepped down from in March. Brigitte worked hard at development of the sport in Europe and cooperated in the production of the FIPPA rule book, a document Brigitte translated into German. Brigitte was presented with a bouquet of flowers at St. Moritz in deserved recognition of her generous contribution.




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