Less than a week to go for the 3rd Messinia Pro-Am at Costa Navarino. The international tournament, will take place February 20-23, welcoming 30 teams of professionals and amateurs more than 20 countries, to enjoy the destination’s signature golf courses in the Messinian mild climate. Participants will compete in the two 18-hole signature courses, The Dunes Course and The Bay Course. The tournament will be even more competitive this year, as top names will mark their presence. For the first time, the Quest Golf Academy’s acclaimed British golf professional Peter Finch, who has one of the most popular YouTube channels on golf tips and exercises, will act as pro in the tournament and will be the main presenter in awarding the Messinia Pro-Am prizes. He said: “I’m very excited to play in Greece for the first time, especially at such an incredible looking venue. To compete in the event, soak up the atmosphere and capture some awesome content is something I’m very much looking forward to.” Mike Tindal, a former rugby player, who in his 17-year career has represented England 75 times and 5 times as team leader, participates in the tournament as an amateur.
Other distinctive professional golfers include the Italians Emanuele Canonica (European Tour 2005 Champion), Alessandro Tadini (4 Challenge Tours, 2 PGA and 3 National Opens) and Federico Elli (1st Messinia Pro-Am champion), Swede Henrik Engdahl (PGA Greece, winner of two Aegean Pro-Ams in 2007 & 2018), British Stuart Boyle (PGA Great Britain & Ireland, winner of the first two Messinia Pro-Ams at group level), Slovakian Peter Svajlen (Title holder of 4 PGA Slovakia), Portugal’s Thomas Gouveia (Portuguese Championship and Cup), Belgian Valérie Van Ryckeghem (Title holder of 1 Ladies European Tour), Israeli Asaf Cohen (2nd in Messinia Pro-Am 2018) and top Greek pros including Adam Kritikos, Eugenios Papadopoulos and Chryssanthos Diakou.