11th December 2019 | Alps Tour Golf
A new cooperation with MENA Tour by Arena starts in 2020
PARIS, December 11: We are pleased to announce a cooperation with the MENA Tour by Arena for the next season, allowing our respective best players to take part in the tournaments on both Tours.
In this agreement, our leading 5 players from the 2019 Alps Tour Final Order of Merit (up to Top 10 and not otherwise exempt) will be eligible to play the full season on the MENA Tour by Arena 2020.
In return, the five top 5 players from the 2020 Journey to Jordan on the MENA Tour (up to Top 15) will earn full playing rights on our Tour for the 2020 season.
Ms Estelle Richard, Chief Executive & Operations Director of the Alps Tour said: “We are delighted to create this new mutually beneficial partnership with the MENA Tour by Arena and we hope it is the foundation stone for more development between our Tours. This cooperation gives more opportunities to our best players to compete on great golf courses with great players and help the MENA talented players to climb up the European ladder.
Since our inception, we have always tried to cooperate with new countries in the MENA region: Morocco, Tunisia and Egypt. We have had great experiences in these countries and our desire is to sustain and develop this friendship in the future and help to grow the game of golf.”
David Spencer, Strategic Advisor to MENA Tour by Arena, said: “Collaborations like this are mutually beneficial to both the Tours. Some of the top players can now be rewarded with an extended season of playing competitive golf. They can start on the MENA Tour and play through until the start of winter in Europe on the Alps Tour.
We already have great relationships with the Asian Tour and in Alps Tour, we have found another strong partner.”
The MENA Tour by Arena was established in the UAE in 2011 and has grown over the years to become one of the most exciting development tours in the world. With a minimum prize fund of $75,000 and Official World Golf Ranking points, it offers excellent opportunities for professionals and the top amateurs.
The 2020 season of the MENA Tour starts with two stages of the Qualifying School from January 20 onwards at Ayla Golf Club in Aqaba, Jordan. Registration for the Qualifying Schools are now being accepted on www.menatour.golf.
The Alps Tour, born in 2001, is recognised as a European Satellite Tour allowing its best players to obtain playing rights on the Challenge Tour. A lot of European Tour winners have started or played there, e.g. Victor Perez, Matt Wallace, Guido Migliozzi, Nicolas Colsaerts, Benjamin Hebert, Eddie Pepperell, Mike Lorenzo-Vera…
Sokhna Golf Club near Suez in Egypt will open the 2020 season on the 18th of February. More details soon.
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