Santander Golf Tour 2018
On May 30 the Santander Golf Tour 2018, Female Golf Circuit was presented at a press conference. The tour consists of eleven events that will be held at golf courses, throughout the year, all across Spain.
The presentation, held at the headquarters of the Royal Spanish Golf Federation, was attended by Gonzaga Escauriaza, president of the federation and with Marta Figueras-Dotti, adviser of the Ladies European Tour and ambassador of the Santander Golf Tour 2018 Circuit. Adela Martín, Director of Private Banking Santander Spain, Felipe Martín, director of sponsorships and RRSS of Santander Spain and Íñigo Aramburu, director of the circuit.
The event served to publicise the third edition of the circuit, which on this occasion will visit eleven prestigious golf venues throughout Spain:
As a new feature, the tournament that will be held at the Real Club de Golf de Sevilla will be in doubles format, with greensome formation on the first day and the best ball on the final day. For its part, the Santander Golf will host a two-day Pro-Am: the Pro-Am Legends, which will bring together the legends of professional women’s golf in recent decades, both national and international.
Gonzaga Escauriaza, president of the Royal Spanish Golf Federation, highlighted the magnificent opportunity that this circuit represents for the promising youngsters: “I am especially grateful to Banco Santander for its commitment to women’s golf and to Sports & Business for the twenty years it has been driving golf female professional in Spain“.
Finally, Marta Figueras-Dotti, pioneer as a professional golf player, and member of the Board of the Ladies European Tour, in her role as ambassador of the circuit and on behalf of all the Spanish professional players, thanked Banco Santander in the first place for maintaining and strengthen your support for professional female golf, also to the golf courses, which give the opportunity to promising youngsters to compete in some of the best venues in this country. “One of the things that the players have asked me is that the golf courses were more demanding at the sport level. In this sense I am convinced that we will not have any problem, both for the excellent level of the chosen courses and for going hand in hand with Deporte & Business“.
On a personal level, Figueras-Dotti was very excited about the idea of spreading this great circuit as an ambassador, both nationally and internationally. Marta has wanted to strengthen and perpetuate the golf legacy of Emma Villacieros, recently deceased: “This circuit arrives at a very special moment. As you all know a few weeks ago, Emma Villacieros died. She was my captain since she was 12 years old, she was my president … I think she has been a spectacular person, and what she has done for women’s golf in this country can not be compared with anything. It helped me a lot, it was very influential, and it helped me get there in my career. We owe him a lot, and I concretely very much. She was a very strong woman, very powerful and had a lot of genius. And as a result of this we have thought that in each golf course we are going to play we will plant an oak tree as a symbol of Emma’s strength and power. The symbol will reflect those ideas, the resources, the vitality, the energy and the passion that Emma had for this sport. And in name and in recognition of what this woman has done for me, I want to give at the end of the circuit a prize to the winner of the Santander ranking. I will donate a € 5,000 prize on behalf of Emma Villacieros.”
The Santander Golf Tour will have its own app and website: www.santandergolftour.eu. Likewise, it will be broadcasted through multiple channels, and for the first time it will be retransmitted through Twitter.