2022 AZERBAIJAN OPEN AT DREAMLAND GOLF CLUB
Managed by IMG, Dreamland Golf Club hosted the 6th edition of the Azerbaijan Open
The 6th edition of the Azerbaijan Open at IMG managed Dreamland Golf Club was held on the 24th and 25th of September and we were delighted to have welcomed back Oceaneering as a platinum sponsor. Thank you to our Gold Sponsors and Event Partners and a big thanks to Greg Boyle and Babek Tahirov at Oceaneering for their continued patronage of the Azerbaijan Open.
The format of play was in-line with previous Azerbaijan Open tournaments, a 36-hole Team Stableford Competition, teams comprised of 4 players.
Day One: The format for day 1 was the best 2 scores from 4 to count. Day 1 leaders were the team of ORCA consisting of Craig Dunn, Chris Cooper, Markus Brake and Pascal de Garrigues with 93pts. In second place was the Oceaneering team. On course over the weekend, players were treated to the TEN/11 Player Lounge at the Midway Café to keep golfers well fuelled. Players were able to relax in the ambience of Nineteen Terrace while enjoying live music by local musician Lala Zeynalli.
Day One Side Contest Winners:
Longest Drive Hole 4 – Grant Watson, dinner for 2 at L&L, The Merchant Baku
Longest Drive Hole 15 – Mick Fuerste, fourball at Zala Springs
Nearest the Pin Hole 5 – Rajesh Chawla, dinner for 2 at White City, Baku Marriott Hotel Boulevard
Nearest the Pin Hole 10 – Parviz Muradov, fourball at Education City Golf Club
Nearest the Pin Hole 13 – Callum Stewart, fourball at the 2018 Ryder Cup course, Le Golf National
Nearest the Pin Hole 17 – Nitin Kapoor, fourball at Dumbarnie Links, Scotland
Day Two: The format for round 2 was all four Stableford scores to count, players were faced with windy conditions but that did not stop some wonderful scores from returning! Day 2 runner-ups were the Socar Cape team with a score of 115pts. The Socar Cape team received weekend stay vouchers for Hilton Baku. Day 2 winning team of Rapid Solutions consisted of Danny Lee, Dean McEwan, Leo Troup and Thomas Wright with 117pts, each receiving a 3-day active detox at the highly acclaimed Chenot Palace Gabala. Gold Sponsor Bazar Store provided a total of 2,400manat in gift voucher cards which were distributed among the day 2 and overall winners.
Day Two Side Contest Winners:
Nearest the Pin Hole 5 – Dean McEwan, B&B stay voucher at Pik Palace
Nearest the Pin Hole 10 – Martin Docherty, Breakfast for 2 at Khamsa, InterContinental Baku
Nearest Pin Hole 13 – Dean McEwan, Business lunch for 2 at Khamsa, InterContinental Baku
Nearest the Pin Hole 17 – Graham Beattie, Weekend stay at InterContinental Baku
Longest Drive Hole 7 – Luke Pirie, B&B stay voucher at Park Chalet
Longest Drive Hole 18 – Mick Fuerste, fourball at The Shire London
The CHAMPIONS of Azerbaijan!
It’s with great pride we applaud the 2022 Azerbaijan Open Champions of Team ORCA, winning by a margin of 7pts with scores of 93 + 115, congratulations to, Craig Dunn, Chris Cooper, Markus Brake and Pascal de Garrigues.
The Azerbaijan Open Champions received some amazing prizes including dinner vouchers for Black City, Baku Marriott Hotel Boulevard, 150AZN Bazar Store vouchers, TEN/11 VIP discount cards and the opportunity to play at one of the most iconic courses to feature on the DP World Tour.
Team member Craig Dunn commented: “What a fantastic weekend! The golf course was in top condition, great fun from start to finish and delighted to win this one with a great group of friends, we’ll be in town celebrating tonight“.
"On behalf of the entire management, we would like to thank all Sponsors, Corporate Teams, Dreamland Golf Club members and Visitors for their support of the 2022 Azerbaijan Open. The playing field of 20 teams (80 players) created a truly international feel to a very memorable weekend for golf in Azerbaijan. We are particularly grateful to Oceaneering for their support as the platinum sponsor for this year and already looking forward to the 7th edition of the Azerbaijan Open at Dreamland Golf Club” commented Brodie MacDonald, Director of Golf.
With many leading companies and resorts sponsoring prizes, winners received an array of luxury offerings including Hotel Room stays, Dining & Shopping Vouchers and Golf Vouchers for some of the most iconic Golf Courses in the world.