15th March 2013 | Alps Tour Golf
Next event: Alps de Las Castillas
The Federations of Castilla La Mancha, Castilla León and MatchGolf, with the RFEG’s support, have just signed an agreement to host the Alps de las Castillas, first event that will be played alternatively in these two regions. It will take place at Layos Golf on its first Edition next april, being the first Alps Tour event to be played in Spain in 2013.
José María Orozco Bayo and José Ignacio Jiménez, respectively presidents of the Federaciones de Golf de Castilla La Mancha and Castilla León, have signed the agreement with MatchGolf as promoter and organizer, a company with international recognition having a wide experience celebrating the highest level professional golf events.
As a witness of the signature, Gonzaga Escauriaza, President of the Royal Spanish Golf Federation. The strategy of the RFEG and Regional Federations with the Alps Tour is to promote golf in Spain and give youngest players more chances to build their careers as golf pros. They will play with the best young players from all over Europe as Alps Tour circuit the most international Satellite Tour as far as Nationalities are concerned. According to this agreement, they will have the chance to play not only the events in Spain, but will also be able to get invitations to play in Europe.
Layos Golf Course has been chosen to host this first Alps de las Castillas – it will take place in Castilla León next 2014-. The prestigious golf course is now well known by pros as in 2007 they hostes the Challenge de España, the Finals of the Madrid pro Tour and now the first event of the Alps Tour 2013 in Spain.
Gonzaga Escauriaza, president of the Royal Spanish Golf Federation showed his satisfaction with the new iniciative of this two Federations to promote golf. “We are going through difficult times so this coordinated campaign with the RFEG is really important for the development of our new golfers in such a successful tour as the Alps is”.
José María Orozco Bayo, President of Federación de Castilla La Mancha said as well: “We are very happy with this agreement. Our Federation has always supported the professional golf, and this event is a step ahead that will open doors to our young players towards Europe. Meanwhile, it will be a good promotion of golf and also our golf courses in Europe. Layos Golf reached the high quality levels that the Alps Tour demands nowadays, and it will be a pleasure to receive the young players that will be at the main Tour soon, as it happened with the players that came here in 2007 for the Challenge de España. We are looking forward to welcome rising stars of golf and maybe seeing a new spanish winner to promote the Tour”.
José Ignacio Jiménez, president of Federación de Castilla León said: “We are really proud to announce this event as we have joined forces to be able to host it. Even during this difficult times, we have to support our young players and give them the chance to develop their careers here and also in Europe thanks to the agreement with the Alps Tour. I am sure it will be a complete success and that it will last for many years, alternating the best courses of Castilla La Mancha and Castilla León”.
Javier Gervás, promoter: “This event was created to visit the best golf courses of Castilla La Mancha and Castilla León alternatively. For the first edition, the great week of golf will take place in the legendary city of Toledo, that will host the visitors and show the best of the city during the week. It will also be a great opportunity for those who love the sport of golf to enjoy very closely the players that will be at the top of the international rankings soon”.
The Alps de las Castillas 2013 will take place in Layos Golf, Toledo, in April 4-6.