Golf tournament will take place on June 30th and July 1st in Ypäjä, a small town approx. 2 hours drive from Helsinki.

Ypäjä is probably best known for horses (the municipality e.g. has an Equine College and hosts an annual international riding competition called Finnderby) but it’s also know as a very open-minded, LGBTIQ-friendly and beautiful small town which will offer the EuroGames players an amazing experience. The tournament will take place in Loimijoki Golf, an idyllic and welcoming course at the countryside. Competition will be a two-day event, 18 holes each day. The event will be gender neutral. Players are categorised according to their handicap level, into the following 3 categories:

Category 1: 0 – 18,0 hcp Stroke play (Player must hole out on every hole, all strokes are counted)

Category 2: 18,1 – 36,0 hcp Stableford (Player scores points based on the number of strokes taken at each hole. Each player compares their hole score to the hole’s par rating)

Category 3: 37 – 54 hcp Stableford (Player scores points based on the number of strokes taken at each hole. Each player compares their hole score to the hole’s par rating)

The organizers have the right to move a player from level to another and to unite levels if there are not enough participants.

If, for any health reasons, you need a cart, please let us know when you register (medical certificate needed).

There will be an organized bus ride (for 50 people) from Helsinki to Ypäjä and back on both competition days. You may also choose to stay overnight in Ypäjä. The competition starts at 9 am (shotgun start) on both days and ends at 2 pm. Bus timetables from Helsinki and back will be announced later, but they will be fitted according to the competition schedule.

Event schedule:

Thu 30/06 and Fri 01/07

06:00 bus leaves from Helsinki

08:00 bus arrives to Ypäjä

09:00 the competition starts (shotgun start)

14:00 the competition ends

15:30 bus leaves from Ypäjä

17:30 bus arrives to Helsinki

Bus ride costs extra 10 euros / person / one direction.

If you choose to stay overnight in Ypäjä between the competition days, transportation from accommodation to the golf course and back is provided.

Accommodations recommended in Ypäjä:

Paija guest house/farmhouse: Accommodation 5 km from the centre of Ypäjä. Paija guesthouse offers comfortable accommodation in old farmhouse buildings. Range of different sized rooms. Accommodation capacity: 20 people.
Contact for reservations and more information: http://www.paija.fi/, + 358 50 5696945

Myllykylä Bed & Breakfast: A family farm offering traditional B&B accommodation in the midst of rural landscape in Ypäjä. Five beautiful manor house rooms in the main building give the guests unique surroundings on a working farm with a heritage since 1540. Accommodation capacity: 15 people.
Contact for reservations and more information: http://www.myllykylantila.fi/, https://www.facebook.com/MyllykylanTilaBbYpajalla?fref=ts +358(0)415046991

Costs:

  • Golf trolleys are included with no extra cost.
  • Bus ride Helsinki-Ypäjä-Helsinki 10 € / person / one direction.
  • Accommodation reservations and payments players will fix by themselves.
  • Practise round fee before the tournament: 25 € / player
  • A golf cart rent: 25 € (in the competition player can use a cart only with a medical certificate)

All information is subject to change. Please continue visiting the website for the most accurate information.

Contact info: golf.eg2016@hot.fi

Facebook group: EuroGames 2016 Golf

Golf

WHEN
Thursday June 30 – Friday July 1

LOCATION

HOW TO GET THERE

  • EuroGames Organised Shuttle Service

EVENTS
Two rounds of 18 holes (Mixed)

LEVELS
Open to all golf handicaps 54 and lower; 3 categories

NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS
max. 120

PARTNERS
Loimijoki Golf

FACEBOOK GROUP
EuroGames 2016 Golf

AUDIENCE
Audience entry with day pass.
Collect a day pass from the accreditation office in the EuroGames Village.