31st August 2020 | Alps Tour Golf

Tournament 2 of the Return and the Alps Tour Rises to the Occasion

Breuil-Cervinia (Italy), August 31st, 2020 –By rising to the occasion, we are talking 2050-metres/6726-feet above sea level at the Cervino Golf Club in the Italian Alps.

The highest golf course in Italy and one of the highest in Europe, the par 68, 5305-metre/5799-yard course welcomes its 6th edition of the Cervino Open and celebrates 65 years of affiliation with the Italian Golf Federation.

The stunning backdrop of the Matterhorn, (Il Cervino in Italian and Le Cervin in French), belies a course where the geographic, climatic, and technical challenges are multiple and constantly changing. The sloping terrain offers multiple water hazards, narrow tee offs and even marmot holes. The weather can be capricious with low morning temperatures requiring winter gear and warm afternoon weather seeing the layers peeled off. The elevation of the course affects ball trajectories and distance requiring concentration and anticipation.

Of the 132 players confirmed in the field, there are a number of players who know the course well. In 2018, Giacomo Fortini from Italy, won the competition as an amateur and takes on the challenge again in this his rookie year on the Alps Tour. His compatriot Michele Cea, who was third in 2018, is also present.

The French Alps Tour veteran, Xavier Poncelet who was joint third in 2018 is here, fresh from his win at the Archachon Open in France on August 27th 2020. James Sharp from England, another former Cervino Open champion and Alps Tour habitué, will be hoping to add a win to his previous sole victory here in 2017.

The winners of the 2020 Egypt Series, the Dutchman Lars Keunen, current leader of the Order of Merit and winner in February 2020 of the Ein Bay Open and Stefano Mazzoli from Italy, winner of the Red Sea Little Venice Open, will both be eager to add a victory notch to their belts.

With the absence of last year’s winner, David Carey from Ireland, one thing is sure, there will be a new title holder among the 107 professionals and 25 amateurs teeing up on Wednesday September 2nd.

The forecast for Day 1 means a chilly start for the early tee-offs with a bracing 3°C/37°F in the morning and a maximum of 12°C/54°F in the afternoon. Scattered clouds, long clear spells and light to gentle breezes mean overall good weather conditions as tournament four of the 2020 Alps Tour gets under way.

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6th March 2020 | Alps Tour Golf

Postponement of the Alps Tour Winter Series

Paris – 6 March 2020. Given the current situation regarding the Covid-19 virus, the Alps Tour Board has taken the decision to postpone the three upcoming events in Egypt.

The Allegria Open, the Dreamland Pyramids Open and the New Giza Open will be rescheduled for September 2020. Exact details will be released in the near future.

At the moment, no other postponement of events is envisaged, although we are closely monitoring the situation and we shall abide by the orders of the relevant authorities.

We will keep you posted soon.

 

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16th February 2019 | Alps Tour Golf

The Alps Tour Winter Series kicks off in Egypt

120 players of 20 different nationalities are sharpening their tools for the opening tournaments of the 2019 Alps Tour season, kicking off next week in Egypt with the first part of the Winter Series, Ein Bay Open and Red Sea Little Venice Open, on the North shores of the Red Sea.

Italian Michele Cea will be defending his Ein Bay title on Sokhna Golf Course, while Englishman Jack Singh Brar, winner of last year’s Red Sea Little Venice Open, is now off building his brilliant career on the Challenge and European Tour, but both Austrian Bernard Neumayer and Italian Federico Zucchetti, second and third respectively in 2018, will be again in Sokhna aiming to improve their records and trying to grab the €5,800 cheque for the first prize.

Egypt has been welcoming the start of Alps Tour seasons for seven years now, and Sokhna Golf Club, with its beautiful resort and its 27-holes golf course, has already proved to be the perfect venue for assigning the first two titles of the year and the €40,000 prize money at stake for each of the two tournaments.

Ein Bay Open is set to start next Tuesday, 19th February, and will be played on three days and 54 holes on Sokhna Golf, B and C Course; after the second round, the top 40 pros and ties will go on playing for the title and for sharing the prize money; same format for Red Sea Little Venice Open, played on courses A and B from Monday 25th to Wednesday 27th February. In between, on Friday 22nd February, the Alps Tour Sokhna Pro Am, with 26 teams playing on A+B courses.

Egypt will host also the second part of the Winter Series with three tournaments in a row, played from March 25th to April 6th on three different courses near The Caire and the pyramids : Dreamland Pyramids Open on Dreamland GC, New Giza Open on New Giza Gc – a new spectacular venue inaugurated last October – and Katameya Dunes Open, on the Lakes Course of Katameya Dunes.

The venue

“Sokhna Golf Club” (SGC) is a joint venture between two of Ain Sokhna’s leading golf resorts Little Venice Golf Resort, part of Hassan Allam Properties (HAP) portfolio and EINBAY, part of Galalah Touristic Investments Company. These two well-known developers joined forces to create a fantastic new golfing heaven in Ain Sokhna.

“Sokhna Golf Club” (SGC) is only one hour drive from Cairo and features a 27-hole Championship Golf Course designed by renowned golf course designers, John Sanford and Tim Lobb, The course is built entirely to international specifications, with gently undulating fairways, perfect putting surfaces and well placed lakes and sand traps. It’s simply a “must play” golf course. The outstanding course is also situated just a minute walk from the sandy coastline of Ain Sokhna, the location aims for a perfect stay for the entire family.

For more info, http://sokhnagolfclub.com/

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