16th February 2020 | Alps Tour Golf
Alps Tour 2020 Season Swings into Action with the Egyptian Winter Series
Suez (Egypt), February 15, 2020 – As the Alps Tour celebrates its platinum anniversary in 2020, the twentieth season tees off in Egypt at the Sokhna Golf Club with the Ein Bay Open starting on 18th February and the Red Sea Little Venice Open starting on 23rd February.
Located on the North of the Red Sea, just an hour’s drive from Cairo, the Sokhna Golf Club features a 27-hole Championship Golf Course designed by John Sanford and Tim Lobb. It is the product of the merger of the 18-hole El Ein Bay Resort and the 9-hole Little Venice Golf Resort.
There are familiar faces and new ones among the field of 120 players from 19 countries and 4 different continents. Among the 114 professionals and 6 amateurs are some of the victors on the 2019 Alps Tour, notably, the Italian, Edoardo Lipparelli, winner of the Open de Saint Francois Region Guadeloupe and winner of the 2019 Order of Merit, here on a wild card. His countryman, Luca Ciancetti, winner of the Katameya Dunes Open is also present, as well as Irishman David Carey, winner of the Cervino Open and the Spanish player Gonzalo Vicente Elena, winner of the Fred Olsen Alps de La Gomera.
However, they will have some stiff competition from other experienced players and rookies eager to make their mark. All but three of last year’s Alps Tour tournaments were won by rookies including the Ein Bay Open where Frederic Lacroix from France was victorious. He will not be defending his title as he has now gone on to play the Challenge Tour having finished third on the Order of Merit last year. Similarly, last year’s Little Venice Open winner, the Englishman, Benjamin Wheeler, is absent this year so both titles are up for grabs.
Nothing would please Egyptian player Issa Abou El Ela more than to win one or both tournaments. He made his Mena Tour debut in October 2019 and will definitely be keen to shine on his home turf and follow in the footsteps of his father, Amr Abou El Ela, winner of seven Pan Arab Championships and one of the most respected names in Middle East & North African golf. The Mena Tour and the Alps Tour entered into a new partnership this year with the top five players on each being eligible to play the two circuits.
The Ein Bay Open will be played on Courses A and B a par 72, 6963 yards/6367 metres while the Little Venice Open the following week will be played on Courses B and C, a par 72, 6641 yards/6073 metres. The format for both is 54 holes of stroke play with the cut after 36 holes.
With the weather forecast to be warm and sunny the conditions should be ideal for the start of the new season and for the players to start sinking some birdies as this season sees the first player to achieve 240 of them receiving a 20,000€ bonus. Let the season begin!
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14th July 2018 | Alps Tour Golf
Spain’s García-Heredia wins Fred Olsen Alps de La Gomera
Alfredo García-Heredia (ESP) won today the Fred Olsen Alps de La Gomera at the Tecina Golf with a total score of -18. The 36-year-old player from Spain’s Asturias region had been leading the tournament since the first round.
Rising golf stars of the Alps Tour will now travel back to Spain’s mainland for the Alps de Las Castillas in León July 18th through July 20th.
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13th July 2018 | Alps Tour Golf
Garcia-Heredia remains leader of Alps de La Gomera
Alfredo Garcia-Heredia (ESP) remains sole leader of the Fred Olsen Alps de La Gomera for the second day in a row with a total score of -13.
12th July 2018 | Alps Tour Golf
Alfredo Garcia-Heredia leader in Alps de La Gomera
Alfredo Garcia-Heredia (ESP) is the sole leader of the Fred Olsen Alps de La Gomera after round 1 with a total score of -7.
Photo @Paulino Diaz
10th July 2018 | Alps Tour Golf
La Gomera welcomes the Alps Tour
The second half of the Alps Tour season is well underway and rising golf stars are heading this week to the small island of La Gomera, one of Spain’s Canary Islands, for the Fred Olsen Alps de La Gomera July 12th through July 14th.
It is the first time the Alps Tour makes a stop in La Gomera and its 378 square kilometers area. The island has been declared a World Heritage site by UNESCO due to its ecological treasure with its rich vegetation and species rarely found anywhere else on the planet. The magnificent peak Garajonay, culminating at 1.487 meters above sea level, looks at the Atlantic Ocean in a sequence of mountains and canyons that form almost perfect circles.
The tournament is played at the Tecina Golf La Gomera, a 18-hole par 71 golf course designed by renowned golf course architect Donald Steel. The course has the particularity of being built on top of a cliff in a succession of terraces down the mountain overlooking the Atlantic.