Dan Konyk wins Spain’s first RE/MAX World Long Drive Championship at PGA Catalunya Resort
The PGA Catalunya Resort recently hosted the RE/MAX World Long Drive Championship which saw the UK’s Dan Konyk qualify for aplace in the grand final to take place in Las Vegas.
Attended by throngs of spectators, PGA Catalunya Resort hosted golf’s big-hitters from across the globe for RE/MAX World Long Drive Championship, including 2010 World Champion Joe Miller, fellow Brit Dan Konyk, Gerrard Pera - the first Spaniard to take part in a World Championship and 2011 Rookie of the year, - and Swedish sensation, Jorgen Trank .
Dan Konyk thundered his way to victory at the number one golf course in Spain with a winning shot of 366 yards, and also strike the longest ball of the day of 417 yards.
Qualifying for a place in the Grand Final in Las Vegas, Dan Konyk also takes home a cheque for €3,000.
Miguel Girbes, Director of Golf at PGA Catalunya Resort and match referee for the special event, said: "Hosting the first World Long Drive Championship in Europe has been a privilege, especially as the event has been extremely well attended.
“I would like to thank everyone involved in the staging of the event including Gerrard Pera, the event sponsors and the PGA Catalunya Resort staff, who have been tirelessly preparing for the tournament.”
Gerrard Pera said: “Playing in front of a home crowd has been very special and I hope the event will become an annual fixture.”
The RE/MAX WLDC-PGA Catalunya Resort was staged in association with: M2 Grup, Estrella Damm, Bushnell Golf, Canal+ Golf, 5Hours Energy, Air Europa, CocaCola, Fondesal, BCN Limpieza, Confortel Hoteles, Callaway, Caves Mestres, UVE 2003, Rŕdio Flaixbac, Vichy Catalan, Munich, Mundo Deportivo, RCD Espanyol, Green Square, Samsung, Nordic Mist, BP, Oro Cash, 4 Yourbrand, Blonda and Skoda.
About PGA Catalunya Resort:
Set amidst the backdrop that inspired Dali and Gaudi, PGA Catalunya Resort Golf is ideally situated on 300 hectares just minutes from the cultural streets of Girona, a quick drive outside the diverse city life in Barcelona and an hour from the slopes of the Pyrenees for world-class ski resorts. It is conveniently situated close to Girona-Costa Brava Airport (five minutes’ drive) and Barcelona International Airport (one hour drive). Costa Brava sits at the doorstep offering over 20 Michelin-star restaurants, 160 km of beaches and enough outdoor activities to keep everyone happy. Inside, visionary architectural designs await showcasing idyllic vistas filled with majestic mountain peaks, lush golf greens and quintessential Spanish vibrancy. PGA Catalunya Resort offers luxury real estate for sale and the best golf course in Spain and the third best in Europe, according to prestigious website www.top100golfcourses.co.uk.
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