This was my first time playing in this event and it was also my first visit to Bulgaria. Pravets is, according to Wikipedia, the 144th largest city in Bulgaria and it is situated about 60km from the capital, Sofia. The hotel and the golf course were separated from each other by a small lake and the area was surrounded by mountains which combined to provide both spectacular views and unpredictable weather.
On the competition front we have a new leader in the 2014 KCT! Ari Mäkinen managed a great score of 39 points in the May monthly competition to finish in 1st place (thanks to having a better back nine then Joni Kaunismäki). Ari moves into 1st place in the KCT Order of Merit. There is plenty of time for all of us to try and catch Ari, so why not play your rounds in the June monthly competition this week and start your own progress towards the KCT Tour Championship in September.
The photography competition has also started strongly with 2013 winner Mari Velama submitting her first efforts of 2014. As we could see last year, Mari is able to capture really beautiful images of our course and she has to be in with a chance of playing a part in the final of this years competition. This one is my favourite of the three images she has submitted so far.
Enjoy your rounds!