eureka wrote:Who are the 47 golfers chosen to represent their respective countries?
Have they already been chosen, and have their names been released?
If this tournament consisted of the finest golfers in the region,I'm sure the list of entrants is easy to find
This tournament does raise some awareness but it's nothing more than a small amateur handicapped event. You'd see better golf at your local golf course on a Saturday morning.
You only have to look at the Bulgarian 'A' Team, they consisted of Emil Markov (4Hcp), Peter Kaloyanov (4Hcp), Lyubomir Kostov(9Hcp).
You can check their scores at last years BGA Open:
Then you have the Bulgarian "B" Team , they consisted of Stanko Marinov, Stefan Georgiev, Emil Kaloyanov,the lowest Handicap of these is 11.
I also didn't say they were chosen for their wealth but as Golf is a game only for the wealthy across the Balkans,it doesn't take much to understand the sort of tournament this was.
As I said, it's just the usual European Golf Association & Bulgarian Golf Association elitist buddies having a free weekend of Golf and a P**s Up.
The real purpose of these events isn't to show the quality of Golf in the Balkans, it's to show the R&A that the Bulgarian Golf Association is capable of organising a Golf Event and it is a start towards further promotion of the Courses here so there are some possitive aspects to this.
But IMO, the Bulgarian Golf Association doesn't do hardly enough to raise awareness or promote the game of Golf to the average Bulgarian. With membership fees of even the low quality Bulgarian Golf courses costing more than the Celtic Manor Resort, it will be a very long time before the average Bulgarian is vaguely interested in the sport.