In collaboration with Affluent Options Ltd, licensed representative of World Corporate Golf Challenge for Mauritius, AXYS is proud to be the Main Sponsor of the Mauritius Qualifying Event for the 2015 World Finals of the WCGC, taking place in Portugal at the end of June.
The AXYS Mauritius WCGC 2015 event will take place on Saturday 6th of June 2015 at Heritage Golf Club, Bel Ombre.
Introduction to World Corporate Golf Challenge (WCGC)
The WCGC is arguably the most established global ‘Business-to-Business’ Golf tournament for Golf Amateurs and is open to top level executives from all over the world who share a passion for the game of Golf.
Players participating in this event are generally business executives, aged 30-60 and represent companies from a variety of industry sectors.
Local, regional and national tournaments are organized and promoted by licensed partners in different continents around the globe.
Brief History of the WCGC event
The event was founded in 1993 by the Times newspaper in United Kingdom as a platform for ‘Bringing the World of Business Together’ in a friendly and relaxing atmosphere by using Golf as the platform. Within a few years it has expanded to other territories around the world through a licensee Franchise model. Today, WCGC is the biggest corporate golf event worldwide, and in 2013 was proud to celebrate its 20th anniversary in Scotland, the Home of Golf. This year, qualifying tournaments are being staged across 5 continents, and more than 40 countries will be represented at the World Finals which will take place as from 30th June 2015 to 5th July 2015 in Cascais, Portugal.
Participating countries in this year’s World Finals event include:
Angola, Argentina, Belgium, Brazil, Chile, China, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Dominican Republic, England, Finland, France, GCC, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Italy, Kazakhstan, Luxembourg, Macau, Mauritius, Morocco, New Zealand, Nigeria, Pakistan, Panama, Poland, Portugal, Reunion Island, Russia, Scotland, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, UAE, Uruguay, Venezuela, Wales.
The WCGC is structured around hosting national qualifying event(s), with the winners of the national events qualifying for the WORLD final.
Stage 1 – National Qualifying Events: ‘The Road to Cascais 2015 World Final’
The WCGC Qualifying events are organized by the 40 licensed territories at their respective National levels, with the winning team progressing to the World Finals. Participants are registered in teams of 2 players to compete for the winning spot giving them the opportunity to participate at the World Finals and the chance to be crowned as World Corporate Golf Champions.
Being a Corporate Golf event, participation to the qualifying competition is generally offered ‘By Invitation only’, at the discretion of the licensees & title sponsors, which is the case for this year’s Mauritius event where some 250 Amateur Golfers have been invited by AXYS to register in teams of two, with the first 72 confirmations qualifying as participants.
Stage 2 – World Finals in Cascais (Portugal)
The World Finals takes place over 2 competition rounds of Golf, within an itinerary spanning 5 nights and 4 days providing guests with an action packed program filled with tournament play, social events, official conference, local excursions and endless business and network opportunities.
The World Corporate Golf Challenge enjoys a vast expanse of international media coverage year round. The World Finals (the flagship event), receives television coverage in over 60 countries and extensive promotion from their global print media partners TIME FORTUNE Magazine.
Focus on the Mauritius Qualifying Event: ‘The AXYS Mauritius WCGC 2015 Event’
Our National qualifying event will take place on Saturday 6th of June 2015 at the Heritage Golf Club in Bel Ombre, where 72 participants have been registered (in teams of 2 players) to compete over this magnificent 18-Hole Golf course.
The tournament will be played in Stableford format (3/4 Handicaps), with the scores of both players in each team counting for each hole, and the pair with the highest score after the round will win their comprehensive package to fly to Cascais (Portugal) to represent Mauritius in the WORLD finals at the end of June.
Prizes will also be given to the 1st and 2nd runners up, through the participation of La Conciergerie and Sports Concepts.
In addition to the above star prizes, AXYS will be proposing, in collaboration with BMW, SWAN, Mecom and Club Car, several ‘Challenge Holes’ where prizes will be on offer to the players achieving the respective dedicated ‘Challenges’. The latter will include a ‘Hole in One’ competition (sponsored by BMW) where the players will get a chance of winning a brand new BMW 1 series car; two ‘Nearest to the Pins’ (sponsored by SWAN and CLUB CAR) and two ‘Longest Drives’ (sponsored by AXYS and AXIOM).
With the above, AXYS has set the stage for an exciting day of Golf in the spirit of World Corporate Golf Challenge, that of ‘Bringing the World of Business Together’.
A pre-event press conference has taken place on Thursday 28th of May 2015 at 15:00 at Parliament Café in Port Louis, where Mr Didier Peten and Mr Loic Bax (of AXYS) Mr John McIlraith and Mr Ashwani Sood and (of WCGC Mauritius) have presented the tournament to the press, in the presence of co-sponsors.
Didier Peten, Brand & Communication Manager at AXYS, said how proud he was for AXYS to be associated with World Corporate Golf Challenge (WCGC), whose “world finals have become a yearly highlight on the annual Golf calendar to many companies around the globe, with some 40 countries participating in the World Finals this year”.
Mr Peten further stated: “given the possibility of organising a qualifying event to send a Mauritian team to the world finals this year, we found it an excellent opportunity for AXYS to make its entrance in the world of Corporate Golf as lead Sponsors for the Mauritian qualifying event”.
The representatives of World Corporate Golf in Mauritius also shared their enthusiasm about holding such in event in Mauritius this year.
John McIlraith, who have had the chance to participate and win the tournament in the past, said: “As a previous two time winner, this competition is the pinnacle of Corporate Golf Challenges and is a definite must attend event at any price”
Ashwani Sood also pointed that this tournament offers “a chance to mix with other country Corporate representatives in a relaxed, fun and beautiful place which inevitably enhances the enjoyment of business and opportunity to develop international connections”.
AXYS is a ‘niche’ financial services provider who endeavours to provide a proactive and dynamic approach in the delivery of services towards its clients. This has forged its reputation over the years as a local reference for delivering efficient, innovative and adequate solutions to a
Predominantly ‘High Net Worth’ client base, faced with increasingly complex wealth management needs. The unique partnership which AXYS builds with its clientele is expressed with care and attention through the range of its various services, which include: Investment Advisory, Asset Management, Wealth Management, Stockbroking, Term Deposit taking, Leasing and Trust & Corporate Services. In addition, AXYS Leasing has obtained a conditional banking license and a dedicated team is currently working on the project which should come to fruition by the end of this year.”
The company has offices in Mauritius, Hong Kong, Switzerland, South Africa, Kenya and Dubai.