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Haugschlag: Celebrities and professionals ready for European kick-off

Haugschlag NÖ Open by perfect eagle 2022

Tee off in Haugschlag: For the first time this season, the Pro Golf Tour tees off in Europe. The Haugschlag NÖ Open by perfect eagle 2022 will take place from 27 to 29 April at the Lower Austrian golf resort Haugschlag. Already on the day before the tournament starts, some celebrities will start at the ProAm event.


by Daniel Dillenburg

Haugschlag, Austria – After five extremely exciting tournaments in Egypt with five different winners, the Pro Golf Tour changes continents and continues its season in Europe. The first event is the Haugschlag NÖ Open by perfect eagle, which is already taking place for the 13th time. The traditional event in Lower Austria has been one of the highlights of the calendar for years and the field is correspondingly strong this week. Among the 156 starters from more than 20 countries are the five previous season's winners: Yente van Doren (Belgium), Alan de Bondt (Belgium), Victor Veyret (France), Maximilian Herrmann (Germany) and Jan Cafourek (Czech Republic).

For Cafourek, winner of the Red Sea Ain Sokhna Classic, the Haugschlag NÖ Open by perfect eagle should almost feel like a home match. Due to the proximity to his home club, the 34-year-old spends a lot of time in the Waldviertel at the Haugschlag golf resort. Moreover, Cafourek could already win this event in 2019. Another former champion will be there in the person of Marco Iten. The Swiss, who finished last year in sixth place overall on the Pro Golf Tour, is entering the event as the defending champion and will have to assert himself against strong competition this week. With Felix Schulz, currently number 13 in the Order of Merit, an in-form Austrian is also likely to stake a claim to the title.

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However, before the prize money of 30,000 euros is distributed, the traditional ProAm event of the Haugschlag NÖ Open by perfect eagle will take place on 26 April. A total of 20 flights will start, among them many well-known names from sport and business. Among others, rally legend Franz Wittmann will take part. Christoph Dirtl, another former rally champion, will take up the clubs and hopes to get a few tips from the pros. Last but not least, the host himself will not miss the chance to play for the podium places at the ProAm. Hans Geist, operator of the Haugschlag golf resort, is celebrating 35 years of existence on his own course. So everything is set for an exciting European start for the Pro Golf Tour.