maanantai 20. elokuuta 2012

Universitas Golf 2012

Universitas Golf, an unofficial Finnish championships in academic golf, was organized on Monday, 6th of August, 2012. The event was organized at Golf Pirkkala in a weather that was ranging from beautiful sunshine to forceful rain showers. The course was in a good condition.

The competition was a best ball team event. Two teams from Aalto University were participating. After the teams of University of Tampere (Mikko Ahonen and Hilkka Kankaanpää) and University of Jyväskylä (Pekka Lumela and Väinö Varstala), the team of Aalto, Joona Kalliokoski and Timo Honkela reached the third position.

Also the other Aalto team, Timo Saarinen and Esko Penttinen, reached a top ten position.

More detailed results are available at and

Joona Kalliokoski preparing for a successful eagle putt

Aalto School of Business Invitational 2012

The 8th Aalto University School of Business Invitational competition was played in Vierumäki on 15th of August, 2012. The arena was the Cooke course.
The weather was great. The day was even one of the warmest of the otherwise quite chilly and rainy summer of 2012 in Finland.
The course hosts two holes among the 18 best holes in Finland selected by GolfDigest in 2011. The fairways were in good condition but this year the greens were not.
The closest to the pin competition was played in hole 8 where the opening shot needs to reach over a beautiful water area. The longest drive competition took place in hole 6.
Twenty players participated the event, three of them women. They represented different departments of the School of Business or various collaborators. The twenty were from 14 different golf clubs in Finland.
As the organizer of the event, Martti Kyykoski told about the history of the competition and its previous winners.
This year the winner was Juuso Leivonen who had the lowest score, 75 shots, and who also got the highest number of points in the Stableford competition, 36. With his low handicap, he reached the first position over the two competitors, Jukka-Petri Lehtonen and Thomas Lindholm, who also got the same result of 36 bp. The winner of women's competition, Mari Syväoja, got the same result, too. The next players with lowest number of shots after Leivonen were Esko Penttinen and Mika Suikki, both 83. In the women's competition, Bettina Mandelin reached the result 80. Mandelin also won the longest drive competition (about 225 meters). Markku Salimäki took the first position in the closest to the pin competition.