|Tournament Ambassador Michael Campbell and former Việt Nam volleyball captain Phạm Thị Kim Huệ hold the Vinpearl DIC Legends Vietnam 2023 trophy. The tournament will be held from November 28 to December 2 in Nha Trang, Khánh Hòa Province. Photos of organisers
NHA TRANG — The Vinpearl DIC Legends Vietnam 2023 will offer huge bonus of US$1.2 million from November 28-December 2 in Khánh Hòa Province's Vinpearl Golf Nha Trang.
The organising committee unveiled an exciting prize structure with a cash prize fund of $730,000 along with an impressive array of 14 Hole In One (HIO) awards at a press conference on November 27.
The event encompasses two Pro-Am rounds and three official Alliance competition days.
Aligned with the European Legends Tour system, the tournament is a collaborative effort with Việt Challenge Joint Stock Company. It features distinctive competition formats, fostering opportunities for emerging talents and amateur golfers to engage, enrich their competitive prowess, and cultivate experience and confidence for participation in high-level tournaments in the future.
The Pro-Am event includes the Championship Pro-Am and Invitational Pro-Am competitions scheduled on November 28-29.
These tournaments feature 24 golf legends and 72 Vietnamese amateur athletes. They will be divided into 24 teams of one legend and three amateur golfers competing in a scramble format without the application of handicap over 18 holes.
The winning team will be determined by having the lowest actual (gross) score.
|Golfers, officials and staff pose with the trophy.
The Vinpearl DIC Legends Vietnam 2023 features 60 legendary names from the world of golf. Among them, Michael Campbell - Tournament Ambassador, Euan McIntosh, Emanuele Canonica, John Price, James Kingston, Adilson Da Silva, Stephen Dodd, Joakim Haeggman, Peter Baker and Markus Brier are poised to deliver a unique golfing experience at Vinpearl Golf Nha Trang.
In the official competition days from November 30 to December 2, 60 legendary golfers and 30 amateur player will be grouped into 30 teams.
The 15 amateur players with the best gross will be selected to compete for the prestigious Best Amateur prize on December 2.
At the same time, the golf legends will compete to take the coveted Vinpearl DIC Legends Vietnam 2023 trophy.
The top 3 winners will receive prizes of up to $200,000 and the tournament champion will walk away with the prestigious cup which was designed to resemble a traditional Vietnamese bronze drum.
Vinpearl DIC Legends makes Việt Nam the first country in Southeast Asia to participate in a series of prestigious and large-scale tournaments of the European Legends Tour.
“We are immensely proud of the trophy’s unique design and to have the opportunity to host the first DIC Legends Tour event in Asia. We are proud to be part of bringing this tournament to life, " said Jurgen Petter Dorr, general director of Vinpearl Joint Stock Company.
He added that it was a milestone in the effort to lift the reputation and image of Việt Nam's golf tourism to friends around the world.
|Organisers hold a press conference to announce the Vinpearl DIC Legends Vietnam 2023 competition and prize systems on November 27.
“We are very happy when Vinpearl DIC Legends Vietnam 2023 is the first tournament organised in Asia by Legends Tour," said Marius Camber, Advisor to the Legends Tour Board of Directors and representative of the organising committee.
"We want to invite players as well as audiences to Nha Trang to enjoy and experience a top tourist destination in Việt Nam. Our team is working tirelessly to ensure the quality of the turf and facilities to present this wonderful event at the highest standards and we look forward to an exciting and competitive tournament.”
Vinpearl Golf Nha Trang is an 18-hole golf course adhering to the 71-stroke standard, enveloped in the picturesque charm of expansive blue sea and the grandeur of layered mountains.
The international-standard golf course is a masterpiece, meticulously designed to preserve the inherent natural terrain on Hòn Tre Island to its fullest potential. Featuring undulating fairways that gracefully trace the contours of this uniquely characteristic hillside, the course is assured to deliver challenging and captivating experiences, creating indelible memories for these legends of the golfing world.
The Vinpearl DIC Legends will be broadcast live on VTVcab's On Golf. VNS