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AmCham Norway’s 21st Annual Golf Tournament – August 26, 2021

AmCham Norway’s 21st Annual Golf Tournament – August 26, 2021

Generously sponsored by Oracle and PwC, the AmCham Golf Tournament celebrated its 21st anniversary at Hauger Golf Club, bringing together the AmCham community for a very welcome, in-person day of spirited competition and socially distanced fun.

The winning teams were awarded bountiful prize packages from Hotel ContinentalTeslaHelly HansenAvinorShades of NorwayJohnny RocketsMondelez, Hotel Bristol, Hauger Golf Club, and IC Scandinavia.

Gathering for the second time at Hauger’s demanding yet scenic course, the weather provided an additional challenge with gusts that sent hats flying. Despite the hurdles, our 28 teams braved the 18 holes, partaking in special competitions along the way. Players were able to enjoy fresh milkshakes at the third hole provided by Johnny Rockets, and refreshing beverages throughout the day, courtesy of Coca-Cola.

At the end-of-play, PwC Team 1 captured the Søderstrøm Cup, with each team member winning a weekend at Hotel Continental, Helly Hansen duffle bags, giant Freia milk chocolate bars, and AmCham Tournament glasses.

The winning team from PwC: Bjørn Egil Johannessen, Erik Friis, Geir Nyland, William W. Wittusen

Team Ask Mr. Cruise finished in second place, receiving Tesla weekends and merchandise, signature cross-country sunglasses from Shades of Norway, and a complimentary round at Hauger Golf Club. They were followed by Team NATO / GE Healthcare Norway, who took third place after a fantastic round and received OSL Lounge passes courtesy of Avinor, and signature sunglasses from Shades of Norway.

As in previous years, several individual prizes were also up for grabs. PwC’s Karine Bolme earned the closest-to-the-pin prize, taking home American wines and signature sunglasses from Shades of Norway.

Barbara Jaeger won the women’s longest drive, taking home an Eleni & Chris hair and skincare set from IC Scandinavia. Google’s Espen Rustad captured the men’s prize for longest drive, coming away with a ROAM hair and skincare set from IC Scandinavia.

Five players competed for the final putt off with the US Embassy’s Walter Grant taking home American wines and a complimentary gift card from Hotel Bristol for afternoon “tee” for two.

With special guests and former AmCham Director Rolf Roding and his wife Wendy joining us, the tournament ended with a delicious BBQ buffet dinner. As one guest put it, “This is the greatest day I’ve had in the office since Covid!”

We look forward to seeing everyone at next year’s tournament!

For questions about participation or sponsorship for the AmCham Golf Tournament, please contact Madeleine Brekke at amcham@amcham.no

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Tesla

AmCham Norway’s 20th Annual Golf Tournament – August 20, 2020

AmCham Norway’s 20th Annual Golf Tournament – August 20, 2020

Generously sponsored by PwC, the AmCham Golf Tournament celebrated its 20th anniversary at Hauger Golf Club, bringing together the AmCham community for a very welcome, in-person day of spirited competition and socially distanced fun. The winning teams were awarded exciting prize packages from Amerikalinjen, Tesla, Helly Hansen, Avinor, Shades of Norway, Johnny Rockets, Novelty Food, Hauger Golf Club, and IC Scandinavia.

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Hauger’s beautiful course and storied history –hosting professionals such as Seve Ballesteros, Padraig Harrington, Retief Goosen – provided a new and scenic backdrop for this year’s tournament. Accompanied by beautiful weather, players were able to enjoy fresh milkshakes a the third hole provided by Johnny Rockets, ice-cold drinks throughout the day from Coca-Cola, and a chance to win a hotel stay with a Tesla on the tenth hole.  

At end-of-play, team Amerikalinjen came out on top and hoisted the Søderstrøm Cup, with each team member winning a weekend with a Tesla, Tesla goodie bags, Helly Hansen duffle bags, and AmCham Tournament glasses.

Team Helly Hansen finished in second, with each team member receiving complimentary stays for two with breakfast courtesy of Amerikalinjen. They were followed by DLA Piper, who took third place after a fantastic round and received signature sunglasses and alpine skiing goggles from Shades of Norway. The Rob. Arnesen / Johnny Rockets team finished a strong day out on the links in fourth place, with team members each receiving OSL Lounge passes courtesy of Avinor, dinner for two from Johnny Rockets, and green fees courtesy of Hauger Golf Club.

As in previous years, several individual prizes were also up for grabs. After an excellent round, PwC’s Catharina Aasheim walked away with both closest to the pin and longest drive (women’s), taking home gift baskets including chocolates from Novelty Foods and a skincare set from Eleni & Chris. Oracle’s Øyvind Dahl captured the prize for longest drive (men’s), coming away with a ROAM hair and skincare set as well as chocolates from Novelty Food. The final putting competition received a shake-up for the 20th edition of the tournament, leaving all seven finalists competing simultaneously for closest-to-the-pin, with Grant Thornton’s Jan Møller taking home a gift basket including chocolates from Novelty Food.

The tournament ended with a delicious individually plated BBQ meal on Hauger’s expansive, sunny terrace.

The winning team from Nordic Choice: Jan Fredrik Eikå, Erik Knudsen, Hanne Ranvik, and Martin Andersen

We would like to thank PwC for their sponsorship and for making the 20th edition of our annual golf tournament one to remember. We would also like to thank Coca-Cola European Partners Norway for their tournament beverage sponsorship.

We look forward to seeing everyone at next year’s tournament!

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Prize Sponsors

Tesla