On the morning of December 28, 2023, the Championship Pro-Am competition day within the framework of Vinpearl DIC Legends Vietnam 2023 officially took place at Vinpearl Golf Nha Trang, with the participation of the world's leading golf legends and famous golfers from Vietnam.
Pro-Am round – Opening for Vinpearl DIC Legends Vietnam 2023
The Pro-Am round is an exciting and unique opening for Vinpearl DIC Legends Vietnam 2023, a prestigious tournament within the European Legends Tour.
During the Opening Ceremony, Mr. Bui Nguyen Thang Long, General Director of Viet Challenge cum deputy Head of the Organizing Committee said: "Pro-Am round is an event in the series of activities of Vinpearl DIC Legends Vietnam 2023. This is a tournament It is very meaningful for Vietnamese golfers to interact with the top golf legends in the world. On behalf of the Organizing Committee, I hope you will have a day of great competition and high achievements, and at the same time the international golf legends will understand more about the culture and people of Vietnam".
The Pro-Am round took place on November 28 and 29, with the participation of 24 legendary golfers and 72 Vietnamese amateur athletes. Golfers are divided into 24 teams, each team includes 1 professional athlete and 3 amateur athletes. The tournament takes place in the stroke-play format in teams of 4 without Handicaps applied in a round of 18 holes (for each tournament). The winning team must have the lowest total net points at the end of the tournament. Each player on the team is required to choose at least 3 tee shots in the 18-hole round.
Opportunity to compete with top golf legends
Attending Vinpearl DIC Legends Vietnam 2023 are the top 10 world legends, including Michael Campbell, who defeated the legendary Tiger Woods to be crowned champion of the 2005 US Open Golf tournament - one of four tournaments in the world of professional golf. Joining him were Euan McIntosh, the oldest winner of the Scottish Amateur Championship at Bláigowrie in 2018, Emanuele Canonica, champion of the 1990 Italian National Juniors Championship, John Price, a three-time winning golfer at the European Tour between 1994 and 2003. Other legends are James Kingston, Adilson Da Silva, Stephen Dodd, Joakim Haeggman, Peter Baker, and Markus Brier.
In addition to the top 10, other legends such as Phil Golding, Peter Fowler, Paul Eales, and Patrik are enough to excite Vietnamese golfers. All are proud to step out to the tee box with big names in the world of golf and believe they will get many things from the memorable experience at Vinpearl DIC Legends Vietnam 2023.
Gathering many golf beauties of Vietnam
Besides, the beauties of the Vietnamese golf industry have also gathered at Vinpearl Golf Nha Trang, including Miss Ngoc Han, Jenifer Pham, runner-up Huyen My, Miss Volleyball Kim Hue, Miss Golf Thanh Tu, MC Quynh Hoa and many other famous stars are also ready for the tournament.
Sharing her feelings when attending Vinpearl DIC Legends Vietnam 2023, Miss Golf Vietnam 2022 Le Thanh Tu said: "Even though I have attended many golf tournaments, this is a tournament that brings special excitement, when gathering 60 legends around the world, those who have won championships and made names for themselves in major tournaments. Besides the fun of playing golf at Vinpearl Golf Nha Trang, I also learned a lot from them.
Coming to Vietnam, besides participating in Vinpearl DIC Legends Vietnam 2023, they also want to inspire golf to develop. Therefore, they were very comfortable answering questions and said that, if there was anything to ask, they were always ready to share. I feel the tournament is very useful for Vietnamese golfers, providing opportunities to learn and promote themselves".