Recap of the 2012 Golf Season at Moscow Country Club

Johnny Oehrlein

Moscow Country Club opened the season on the weekend of May 12th. Following is a month by month recap:

MAY. The Opening Swing was held on Saturday, May 19th and featured a four-man Scramble Competition. This year the teams were made up with a random draw so there was a mix of Russians, Asians, Europeans, and North Americans represented in each group.

May 20. The first of five Monthly Stableford Competitions was held with additional competitions held in June, July, August, and September. Later in May, more events were held including the Unicredit Russian Challenge, Round One of the Individual Match Play Championship (Gold and Silver Divisions).

May 31st. The Prestigious President of Russia Cup was held.

JUNE. A host of tournaments took place in June including: The Moscow Championship (three-day amateur competition) Monthly Stableford Russia vs. The Rest of the World Delovie Lyudi Corporate Event

JULY. Another full month with lots of events including: World Golf Championships (two-day competition) July 14 and 15 was the Club Championship with Johnny Oxenham winning the event.Super Powers Tournament featured teams representing America, Europe, Russia, and Asia.

AUGUST. August 10 and 11 was the Captain’s Cup (Hosted by Golf Captain Greg Oztemel). Other tournaments in August included: Korean Day, Monthly Stableford, Autumn 4Ball Qualifying and The United Way/Deloitte Charity Event.

SEPTEMBER. Among the tournaments in September were: The Night Flight Open, (two-man Scramble), Monthly Stableford, Jubilee Classic, Autumn 4Ball (two-man Better ball Competition) which took two full weekends to complete.

OCTOBER. October hosted only one event, the very Prestigious Final Swing Tournament (two-man alternate shot competition). This was followed by the Gala Black Tie Dinner/Banquet/Prize Giving Ceremony.

In addition to the numerous events listed above, there was a season-long Golf League, which featured nine four-man teams made up primarily of expats and Russians. In addition to the 36 regular players there were approximately 15 substitutes who filled in when regulars were out of town and unavailable. The League just completed its third successful season and is managed by co-organizers Greg Oztemel and Scott Baker.

All in all, it was a fantastic 2012 golf season and we are all looking forward to an even better 2013 Season.