09/22/2021 at 5:33 PM CEST
The Diputació de Girona has been the scene this Wednesday of the Official Presentation of the Empordà Challenge and Costa Brava Challenge, the last two tournaments of the Challenge Tour season that will be played before the Grand Final in Empordà Golf next October, and that will once again put the Costa Brava in the spotlight of world golf.
“Together we go further than alone & rdquor ;, affirmed the Sports Deputy and Second Vice President of the Costa Brava Girona Tourist Board, Jordi Masquef upon receiving at the Provincial Council Nuria Font, Director of Empordà Golf, Ángel Gallardo, Ambassador of the European Tour, Ramón Nogué, President of the Catalan Golf Federation, and Javier Gervás, General Director of JGolf
A golf course that has undergone important reforms that will put the best players on the Challenge Tour to the test, as stated by Nuria Font, Director of Empordà Golf: “For us it is an honor to host two tournaments in the Challenge Tour category, a huge step forward but also an exciting challenge, and we are very proud to be up to the task. In the last two years, Empordà Golf has made a 180º change in the course and facilities. We hope players enjoy these improvements that have been made & rdquor ;.
For its part, Ramón Nogué, President of the Catalan Golf Federation congratulated all parties for the initiative and he expressed his support stating that “We are at a critical moment, I come from the world of sports and Catalonia has always been the cradle of great athletes and we are losing it. Therefore, the support of the institutions is essential to promote sport.
“As President of the Catalan Golf Federation, what I like the most is that unity is strength, and that there is unity between all the courses in Girona. Empordá Golf is one of the best courses in Catalonia and Spain, a great golf and gastronomic destination. In Empordà they say that, ‘when someone comes, they come back’, and surely this is the beginning of more tournaments & rdquor ;, assured the president.
Finally, the CEO of JGolf, Javier Gervás, promoter and organizer of both tournaments that started explaining their relevance: “There are two tournaments that will distribute € 200,000 in prizes each of them. 108 players will participate, of which 96 are the best players in the Challenge Tour ranking who come from more than 15 countries. The golf course has received several visits from the RFEG Green Section that is working with the Empordà Golf greenkeeper and it will be in magnificent condition to make them a success & rdquor ;, he concluded.