Young Lithuanian gentleman becomes “The Ambassador’s golf cup 2016”sensation
This year for the 9th time, The Lithuanian Chamber of Commerce in the UK (LCCUK) invited Lithuanian and British politicians, diplomats and businessmen to the Annual Golf Tournament ‘Ambassadors Cup 2016’.
The tournament was held at the impressive “Hever Castle Golf Club course” in Kent. Founded in 1920 the famous golf course has maintained traditions that lead back to the 13th century. Set in Hever Castle’s 250 acre 27 hole course, the location alone is the epitome of brilliance. The Tudor style clubhouse is nestled among the hills, straddling the blooming counties of Kent, Surrey and Sussex.
The Lithuanian Chamber of Commerce in the UK (LCCUK) has been hosting this prestigious annual tournament since 2007 and has invited many significant guests from Lithuania and UK. Year in year out the event has exceeded expectations. The famed event showcases both a fantastic tournament and an exciting atmosphere for both the competitors and guests.
However, this year we had an unexpected competitor. Among the adults competed ten-year-old Lithuanian boy Deividas Ražinskas. The young player showcased his talents to his rivals throughout the 18-hole course proving that his great achievement was not down to the good fortune, but to his raw talent, skills and determination.
David became the sensation of the tournament and placed second behind the cup’s champion Mr Andrius Valiauga. Third place winner was Mr VygintasTrečiokas.
The winners competed for the cup and variety of prizes and trophies, which were kindly provided by the tournament sponsors and awarded by Lithuanian Ambassador HE Asta Skaisgiryte.
The prizes were as follows:
First Prize – two nights stay for two guests at luxurious ‘Palanga Spa’ Hotel, including half board and SPA treatments package ‘Mineral Resources of the Baltic Sea’. This prize, kindly donated by Palanga Spa Hotel has been won by Golf Tournament Champion Mr Andrius Valiauga.
Second Prize – invitation for two guests to one of the London’s oldest and prestigious Jazz clubs the “Ronnie Scotts Jazz Club” which was awarded to the young golfer Deividas Ražinskas.
Third Prize – 3 litre massive sparkling wine bottle, donated by Lithuanian Beer Ltd has been won by Mr Vygintas Trečiokas.
Trophies were also awarded to the player that hit the Longest Drive, this year won by Mr Povilas Ramanauskas and the Nearest to the Pin trophy, which went to Mr Saulius Mačianskas.
Concluding the tournament the Lithuanian Ambassador HE Asta Skaisgiryte presented the awards, congratulated all players individually and gave a closing statement:
“I am pleased that for the 9th year running the tournament has commenced without any interruptions and am very pleasantly surprised by the young golfer’s Deividas Ražinskas’ performance. I hope the tradition of the tournament will continue to prosper in the future’.
Mr Egonas Jakimavičius, the President of LCCUK also confirmed that LCCUK will keep the tradition alive and is already looking forward to the 10th annual event.
“Next year celebrating the tenth anniversary, we will aim to make this event truly spectacular.” –said Mr E. Jakimavičius.
According to unofficial source, next year’s “Ambassadors Cup” may be held in Scotland at one of the most famous and oldest golf courses in the world: – St Andrews Golf Course, home to the prestigious Royal Golf Club