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GEC Open 2018 Kicks Off in Italy

GEC Open 2018 Kicks Off in Italy

The much-anticipated Global Enterprise Connect (GEC) Open, in association with OMA Emirates global amateur series marked the beginning of 5th season with the GEC Open qualifier in Italy.

Hosting its maiden GEC Open golf tournament, the Pevero Golf Club on the island of Sardegna, witnessed crème-de-la-crème of Italian amateur circuit vie for the victory. Over 110 HNI’s, top corporates and industry leaders came together for an exciting day of competitive golf and networking opportunities.

The tournament was played in modified stableford format comprising of three different skill categories. In a closely fought competition, Bruno Frulani and Antonio Merli outclassed the opposition to emerge victorious and book world final berths. The duo are the firsts to qualify for the Dubai Corporate Golf World Cup scheduled to be held later this year in December. The world final will be played amongst champions from qualifying rounds held across the globe between August to December.

The world finalists will enjoy a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to compete under national colors and ply their craft at two world class venues – Jumeirah Golf Estates and Emirates Golf Club. Besides this the winners package includes return airfare, luxury accommodation, venue transfers, Gala dinners etc. Dubai Corporate Golf World Cup provides amateur and club golfers with a unique opportunity to experience the thrill and excitement akin to a professional player.

GEC Open 2018 is poised to host 54 qualifying rounds in 34 countries making it one of the biggest corporate golf tournament all around the world. Engaging over 3700 corporate leaders and industry stakeholders, the GEC Open is a unique blend of sporting excellence and networking opportunities for partners and players alike.

“The response at the Italy round has been nothing short of phenomenal. Although this the 5th consecutive edition of the tournament globally, this was the debut event in Italy and it gave us an opportunity to bring Italian amateur golfers into the ever-growing GEC community. We are thankful to the management of host venue, Pevero Golf Club for their immense support and organization of a wonderful tournament. My best wishes to the winners and we look forward to hosting them at the world final.”, Tushar Sahoo, Founder and Managing Director, GEC Open.

About GEC Open:

GEC Open, in association with OMA Emirates made its debut in 2014 with just one golf round in Dubai. In 2015 and 2016, the event grew in popularity and was played in six and eight countries respectively connecting over 1100 corporates in the GEC ecosystem. Since then, GEC Open has matured into a global platform for networking, forging everlasting friendships and business relations. The 2017 edition held 29 golf rounds in 18 countries reaching over 2400 corporate leaders under the aegis of 800+ global organisations!


GEC Open is an initiative to bring leading global organizations and executives on a unified platform; growing the bond and strength of business while working to improve the lives of others though charitable causes.