Óscar Checa and the entire club team worked hard to ensure the tournament’s success, with the event played on a pleasantly sunny day with barely any wind. One of the highlights was a magnificent cocktail refreshment served halfway through the round, while another stand-out feature of the day was the course’s impeccable quality and state of maintenance.
As for the results, the top three players in category one were Luis Miguel Rodríguez Martínez (39 points), Javier Gersol Pérez-Angulo (38) and Thomas Doyle (37)
Leading the way in category two was Rory England (47 points), followed by Ksenia Yamilova (40) and Jesús Porrro Molina (35).
The scratch winner was Timo Van T Zelfde (31 points), and the special prizes went to Thomas Doyle for closest to the pin and Rocío García-Aranda Pez and Barry Martin for longest drive.
(SEE PHOTO GALLERY AT THE END OF THIS REPORT)
As with the previous two editions, the circuit – which is organised by Andalucía Golf/España Golf magazine – offers the winners trips to the Caribbean with the Pinero Group. Apart from prizes in each tournament (top-brand clothing from the Fairway + Blue boutique in Puerto Banús, wine from Bodegas Lau D.O. Somontano and golf products from Holiday Golf Group), the winners of both categories and the scratch winner secure places in the grand finale at Marbella Golf Resort on 2 October, followed by a gala dinner at El Gamonal Restaurant in Marbella, and the chance to win one of the five week-long trips to Riviera Maya. The rest of the places are awarded based on a ranking of points obtained in events played by those taking part.
The trip to Riviera Maya is planned for 6 to 14 November. Two rounds will be played at PGA Riviera Maya, one at Mayakoba (after the conclusion of the Mayakoba Classic on the PGA Tour) and another at Playa Paraíso.
We appreciate the support of our sponsors: the hotel chain Bahía Príncipe (www.bahiaprincipe.com); the course that is our golfing base for the week, PGA Riviera Maya (www.pgarivieramaya.com), SANITAS (www.sanitas.es), Viviendo del Trading (www.viviendodeltrading.com) and Mijas Town Hall (www.mijas.es).
Also our collaborators: Holiday Golf, Holiday Golf Estates, Bodegas Laus D.O. Somontano, El Gamonal Restaurant, Fairway + Blue, Cadena SER and Marbella Town Hall.
Destination PGA Riviera Maya Bahía Príncipe
The grand final will decide the winners of five all-inclusive one-week trips to the Bahía Príncipe resort in Riviera Maya (Bahía Príncipe Grand Tulum***** Hotel), with golf rounds at PGA Riviera Maya, El Camaleón Mayakoba and Playa Paraíso. The top two players in each category and the scratch winner of the final – to be played at Marbella Club Golf Resort on 2 October – will travel to the Mexican Caribbean.
Planned Travel Dates
6 to 14 November 2021
- Return flights from Málaga or Madrid to Cancún
- Transfers from airport to hotel and return
- All-inclusive accommodation at Bahía Príncipe Grand Tulum*****
- Golf at PGA Riviera Maya, El Camaleón Mayakoba and Playa Paraíso