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Anar Mammadov: I hope golf will be one of the successful games in Azerbaijan

July 30, 2014

Azerbaijan’s first-ever Challenge Tour has opened.

The opening ceremony of the first Azerbaijan Open Challenge Tour in golf has been held in Guba with the organizational support of the Azerbaijan Golf Federation and European Challenge Tour.

According to Oxu.Az, the event held at the Guba National Golf Club was attended by famous sociopolitical figures, culture and show business representatives and over 150 golfers from different countries who will take part in the tournament.

President of the Azerbaijan Golf Federation Anar Mammadov delivered a welcoming speech at the ceremony:

“I hope that golf is going to be one of the successful games in Azerbaijan. We are planning, basically, in 2016 Summer Olympic Games to send a few Azerbaijan guys to play on behalf of Azerbaijan in Rio de Janeiro.
Once more I want to thank my team especially for putting all these things together. They really did a great job.
I hope that these three days which you are going to spend here will be the most memorable. I hope this will be a challenging game, I think that you will all like it. I wish good luck to all the participants”.

He further declared the Challenge Tour open.

Head of the European Challenge Tour Alain de Soltre thanked the Azerbaijan Golf Federation for the organization of the event.

 “The first international golf tour open here in Guba at the national golf club. Azerbaijan is the 45th country which we have visited since we created the Challenge Tour in 1999 and we have discovered this country as a beautiful and strong country. We are thankful to the Azerbaijan Golf Federation president and his team for putting these things together and organize this event".

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