VTB RUSSIAN OPEN GOLF CHAMPIONSHIP (SENIOR)
On August 17-19, 2018, Moscow Country Club (affiliate of GlavUpDK under the Russian Foreign Ministry) hosted the VTB Russian Open Golf Championship (Senior), an international professional Golf tournament, a stage of the European tour. The title sponsor of the tournament was VTB Bank (PJSC).
The USD 500,000 prize fund was awarded to 55 golfers from more than 20 countries – professional players aged over 50. Multiple winners of the European Tour stages and Ryder Cup participants, Ronan Rafferty from Ireland, Barry lane from England, Jarmo Sandelin from Sweden, Phillip Price from Wales, Miguel Ángel Martín from Spain, and other world golf stars performed on the legendary golf course near Moscow. The only Russian participant was Gleb Fetisov.
International Charity Golf Tournament
Every year on the eve of the International Children’s day, Moscow Country Club hosts a traditional International Charity Golf Tournament.
Since 1996, the event has been not only a prestigious sporting event, but also an effective tool to raise charity to help children suffering from serious diseases. For more than two decades, the Tournament has brought together hundreds of concerned people and allowed them to collect and direct more than 80 million roubles to provide tailored assistance to children. Recipients of charitable funds are boarding schools, children’s hospitals, and charitable foundations. The tournament is very popular among the business and political elite, in diplomatic circles, as well as among all athletes and golfers. Over the long history of the Tournament, diplomats from different countries have played on the Moscow Country Club golf course. Well-known theater and film actors representing charitable foundations and heads of children’s institutions take an active part in the events within the Tournament.