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08 June 2021 17:35

How curlingolf promotes golf in Russia

How curlingolf promotes golf in Russia

The Strong Figures festival was held in Gelendzhik with great success in May. Famous statesmen, athletes and businessmen took part in a tournament that has attracted record-breaking golf media attention, both on the federal and regional scale. The festival was opened by Chairman of the organizing committee of the Strong Figures Festival, First Deputy Chairman of the State Duma Alexander Zhukov, and Vice-Governor of the Krasnodar Region Alexander Vlasov.

The Strong Figures festival is a landmark event in the life of Russian golf, also known abroad. With the help of the famous athletes, the tournament and the Russian golf become more popular.

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This sport has never been as widely covered as it is now.

Golf is known to be an important component of the tourism industry. Recently, the Presidential Council for Strategic Development and National Projects has approved a national project called "Tourism and Hospitality Industry." The project has been later endorsed by the Russian president.

According to the project, the estimated volume of its funding will be 529 billion rubles from the federal budget and 72 billion rubles from regional budgets until 2030. There are also plans to attract private investment. Using these funds it is planned to build about 600 tourist facilities, of which 298 are hotels and health resorts until 2030, to create a digital tourism platform and solve many other important issues.

The implementation of the national project is aimed at creating the conditions in which traveling around the country will become part of the Russian lifestyle. The goals of the national project are to open Russia not only for residents, but also for international tourists, to make tourism one of the leading sectors of the economy, and to make traveling all over the country more attractive in terms of price, quality of service and experience.

Global experience shows that the construction of resort luxury hotels often crosses over with this game. The organizing committee of intellectual sport festival "Strong Figures" has taken up the mission of promoting golf to the people in Russia with a program including golf, chess and a new game called “curlingolf”.

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“Curling golf is a fun game, a mix of golf and curling. Golfers play against each other with the goal to hit a hole or stop the ball next to the hole, but closer than the opponent. During the game it’s allowed both intentionally and accidentally hit your team’s golf balls, as well as the golf balls of opponents,” says author of the game and representative of the tournament organizing committee Evgeny Kovtun.

The game is becoming very popular because all it takes to play it is a small golf course or just one golf hole, which any resort hotel can afford.

"Hopefully, after a while, curlingolf will be seen as a great sporting pastime along with darts or boccia in many resort hotels. It's exciting, fun and challenging," adds Evgeny Kovtun.

The next tournament of the Strong Figures will be held on July 25, 2021 at the Links National Golf Resort in the Moscow region.




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