Hooray! Last Sunday, July 31, we held our first golf tournament EXANTE-Open which took place in Ozo Golf Club, Riga, Latvia. EXANTE-Open can be literally called a milestone event for Riga’s golf and business communities, it gave the players and guests a great opportunity to network in a casual setting.
While 65 golfers were competing in a shotgun game on the 18 hole course, amateurs were also involved in golfing on the training course. Professional instructors, Justin and Alice were there to teach them the basics of this sport.
Despite the sudden shower which started right in the middle of the tournament, the players didn’t lose their competitive spirit, and eventually, showed great results.
After the outing, the golfers enjoyed the dinner, live jazz music and informal chatting with other guests.
Attractive prizes awaited all the participants with the grand prize of 50 thousand euros in an investment fund for a hole-in-one. Although none of the players succeeded to get the top prize, at the end of the tournament, the three winners of EXANTE-Open were revealed: 3d place – Mairis Vinsteins, 2d place – Irina Koldunova, and the first winner – Marsels Vapne. All of them were rewarded by EXANTE’s co-founder Gatis Eglitis with cups, valuable gifts from event’s partner CaviarHouse and certificates to the jewellery chain store Baltzelts.
"I surely enjoyed the event! Not only the game and prizes, but the informal part as well. I can say, EXANTE-open was the best golf tournament of this season," noted the first winner, Marsels Vapne.
EXANTE-Open has definitely become one of the most remarkable events in Riga this summer.
We managed to bring over 120 members of the business community closer together not just on the golf course, but also during the informal after-party held later that evening in Cabo Cafe.
We thank all the participants of EXANTE-Open for having joined us for our first golf tournament and congratulate the winners!
The tournament was a huge success due to the generous support from our partners, SPA complex ESPA Rīga, CaviarHouse, jewellery store Baltzelts, TB Palace Hotel & SPA.
Hopefully, EXANTE-Open will become an annual tournament and will attract more golf fans next year.
More photos from the event you can find in our Facebook community.