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Unicredit PGA Professional Champs chooses GolfBuddy
August 18, 2011

GolfBuddy GPS RangefinderGolfBuddy, a global leader in golf GPS technology, is to play a major role in the return of the prestigious UNICREDIT PGA Professional Championship of Europe.

The event is the premier strokeplay championship of the PGAs of Europe and returns to the tournament schedule after a six-year break in September this year.

An elite field of 60 professionals from the association's 31 full member countries will use GolfBuddy World Platinum GPS rangefinders to plot their way around the stunning course at Pravets Golf & SPA in Bulgaria - in the first ever international professional-only golf tournament to be played in the country.

GolfBuddy, a corporate partner of the PGAs of Europe and Europe's leading golf GPS brand, is making its acclaimed World Platinum model available to all players, who qualified for the final through their respective national competitions.

Said John Ennis, GolfBuddy Europe General Manager: "As a brand with such a dominant presence in Europe, we're delighted to be supporting this championship as well as the International Team Championship

"It's great to see the individual competition back on the playing schedule.

The Peter Harradine-designed course at Pravets is challenging and the TouchPoint technology in the GolfBuddy World Platinum - which gives instant yardage readings to and from any point on a hole - will certainly benefit the competing professionals.

"Our professional mappers have walked the Pravets course on foot to create extremely accurate readings."

Pravets Golf & SPA resort is situated 40 minutes' drive from Sofia and with the stunning Stara Planina Mountain and picturesque Lake Pravets as its back drop, it is sure to provide a tough but fair challenge for the cream of Europe's PGA professionals.

The resort features the luxury RIU Pravets Hotel with restaurants and night club, superb SPA centre and fully equipped fitness centre, all-round sporting facilities including water sports on the lake, a 450-seater conference centre, casino and attractive wooded surrounds.

PGAs of Europe chief executive, Ian Randell said: "We are thrilled to be re-establishing the PGA Professional Championship of Europe and with GolfBuddy on board our competitors will be provided with the very best of GPS technology to ensure that very accurate course information is available instantaneously.

"The championship is truly representative of the best of those European PGA professionals whose career path is not devoted exclusively to tournament golf and everyone is working hard to ensure it remains an annual highlight in the playing calendar."

This will be the first 72-hole PGAs of Europe individual championship since

2004 when it was played at Pevero, Costa Smeralda, Sardinia. Since then, Andrew George of GB&I has been the 'reigning champion'.

Pravets is the first and only golf club in Bulgaria managed by an international golf management company, Braemar Golf who are headquartered at the Home of Golf, St Andrews, Scotland.

GolfBuddy is the only GPS rangefinder brand that provides golfers true global GPS accuracy completely free of charge with maps of more than 35,000 courses in over 100 countries - the largest library of any golf GPS brand.

With GolfBuddy there are no annual subscriptions and no course download fees. While some brands charge up to £39.95 a year to access courses, with GolfBuddy the golfer just turns it on and plays.

Courses are also mapped on foot for accuracy by teams of professional mappers, who visit courses around the world every day.

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