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For the first time, there is a professional national golf tournament, with a contest of 1.2 billion dong before the SEA Games

(Sports news, golf news) On the afternoon of March 21, a meeting to announce the National Golf Championship – 2022 Cup was held in Hanoi. This year’s National Championship golf event was organized professionally for the first time, with a total prize pool. interesting.

On the afternoon of March 21 in Hanoi, the General Department of Physical Education SportVietnam Golf Association, Tien Phong newspaper and Hai Phong City People’s Committee held a press conference to announce the National Golf Championship (National Championship) – VinFast Cup 2022. The event will take place from April 19-24, 2022 at the golf course. Vinpearl Golf Hai Phong (Vu Yen, Hai Phong City), the total prize pool is up to 1.2 billion VND.

For the first time, there is a professional national golf tournament, competing for VND 1.2 billion before the SEA Games - 1

The 2022 National Golf Tournament will take place from April 19 to 24 in Hai Phong. Photo provided by the organizers

More importantly, this is the first time the national championship has been professionally organized for Vietnamese athletes. 120 male athletes and 40 female athletes will compete in 4 rounds in Hai Phong city. The par 72 standard 18 hole golf course has a unique design with high difficulty from natural swampy terrain.

To ensure professional quality, the maximum handicap limit (also known as Handicap, a scoring term used to assess a golfer’s ability) for amateur players is 6.0 for men and 10.0 for amateurs. female.

The event is divided into 2 competitive tables. 1 billion VND is the total prize for the male group and 200 million VND for the female group. According to the statistics of the organizers, the prize fund for the female table is the highest ever. This is a positive signal to promote and develop golf with women.

Over the past 16 years, the National Championship golf tournament has taken steps to expand its scale, improve its professional and organizational quality, and adapt to the development of Vietnam’s golf industry. The most important changes include expanding the scale for foreign athletes to participate in (2008), organizing a women’s tournament (2012) and now bringing the golf championship to professional level in 2022.

With the mission “For a better life for Vietnamese”, the tournament is committed to supporting 100% of the cost of participation for young amateur talents under 18 years old.

This year, the event was held just before the 31st SEA Games, with the right spirit of launching pad for the dream of marking Vietnam on the world map, the national championship will be a rubbing arena for the team members.

Mr. Le Xuan Son, Editor-in-Chief of Tien Phong Newspaper, Head of the Tournament Organizing Committee, said: “The golf championships so far are somewhat incomplete, so we and the Vietnam Golf Association created the complete event. This is also a playground for national athletes to have the opportunity to rub before the SEA Games, as well as promote athletes’ movements, especially young athletes.The tournament also seeks and discovers talents for athletes. National team”.

The 31st SEA Games hosted by Vietnam will open on May 12 and close on May 23. Golf will be played from May 13 to May 18, with a total of 4 sets of medals awarded.

According to Nguyen Hung (Ho Chi Minh City Tourism Magazine)

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