Emma Spitz wins the Nearest-to-the-Pin Contest at the “Rathaus” of Vienna

On 20 October 2016, the promotion event for “In City Golf” Vienna 2017 took place directly in front of the Vienna City Hall. Markus Brier, ex-ski jumper Stefan Thrunbichler, World Championship medalist Markus Maukner, and the ÖGV player Emma Spitz used the unique opportunity to play from the Figures Gallery on a 300m2 Brilliant8 green.
Emma Spitz won the competition against her male competitors.

“Bringing golf to the city is a great idea and attracts a lot of attention. We hope to reach many people who have not yet been involved in this sport. In City Golf is a chance to show people how exciting and interesting golf really is!”
says ÖGV President Dr. Peter Enzinger

With the contest, Kurt Anrather, the creator and organizer of the “In City Golf” event series, gave the starting shot for the main event which will take place on 14-15 April 2017. Then 72 invited guests can golf through the whole city of Vienna. Nine breathtaking holes will be located on the Rathausplatz and a further nine will lead through the center of Vienna. Passing the National Opera and St. Stephen’s Cathedral, it will bring the players into typical Viennese streets.