Pedro María Valero became champion in the grand final of the tournament that took place last weekend in both of the island’s gold clubs
The Lanzarote and Costa Teguise Golf Clubs hosted the celebrations for the Grand Teguise Playa Cup in their incredible facilities. The winner takes the golden crown in the popular Spanish Seniors Golf Association circuit (AESGOLF), the Lanzarote Golf Tour, which is now in its tenth year. Spectators also got to enjoy the Grand Teguise Playa Christmas Cup.
Once again, Lanzarote is leading the way, hosting a competition that brought together almost 800 participants. Games have been played across most parts of the peninsula since April, and the tournament came to a close on this island in a demanding test of high quality golf. A final made possible in December because of Lanzarote’s pleasant temperatures and weather conditions.
The new first and second category champions have enjoyed the privilege of being part of this special final in an idyllic setting. This is how AESGOLF wanted to honor the circuit’s growth over the last ten years, as their hard work has made Lanzarote’s gastronomy, culture and landscapes known in various parts of the country.
The grand final, held in Lanzarote and in which the 18 best players in the competition participated, had all the ingredients to be a top-level golf show and the players lived up to expectations. After finishing the two rounds of the competition we already had winners. In first place was Pedro María Valero with 85 points, while the second place on the podium went to Pedro García who finished his participation with 71 points. Finally, Javier Peris climbed onto the third step of the podium with 67 points. All the golfers exhibited a good level of play and exemplary behaviour.
Before this spectacular final, the nine previous rounds of this X Lanzarote Golf Tour AESGOLF toured up to eight Spanish autonomous communities. They started last April in Castilla-La Mancha, with Golf Montealvar Valdeluz, in which Pablo Tietz and Antonio Fernández Vázquez were the first two classified in the first and second categories, respectively.
The Asturian golf course Las Caldas was in charge of being the second venue in May, where Manuel Blanco was proclaimed winner of the first category, and Ángel Gutiérrez of the second.
In June, the senior circuit intensified with three important events, also having two categories. In La Faisanera, in Castilla y León, the champions were César de Góngora and Andrés Elosua. Pedro García Álvarez and Antonio Álvarez de Lucas did the same in the second event of the month, this time at the La Dehesa golf course in Madrid. And in Marbella, at the mythical Golf Los Flamingos, José L. González Llanos and Antonio Gallego prevailed.
In September it was the turn of Javier Arana’s tour, in El Saler, in Valencia. The winners were Carlos Fernández Núñez and Javier Peris.
October was also a month of a lot of high quality golf. The Golf Montanya de Catalunya was the setting where Pedro Mª Valero and Pedro Torrabadella were victorious. Back in Andalusia, this time at Hato Verde Golf in Seville, Jesús Regalado and Francisco Cárdenas achieved first place. While Pedro Antonio García and Adolfo Arnaiz concluded this stage on the peninsula as winners in the flagship RSG Neguri in the Basque Country.
Thus closes the year for the great work carried out by AESGOLF, a non-profit association, whose national work has served to reflect and promote the spirit and essence of senior golf, as well as its dissemination. To do this, each year they increase their sporting offer, with more than 300 competitions a year with which more than 175 national golf courses can be toured.
The Lanzarote Golf Tour AESGOLF awards ceremony coincided with the Grand Teguise Playa Christmas Trophy for the benefit of AFA (Association of Relatives of Alzheimer’s Patients of Lanzarote) where more than €20,000 was raised for this noble cause. They attended the awards ceremony, Oswaldo Betancort, Mayor of the City Council of Teguise and Héctor Fernández, CEO of the Sociedad de Promoción Exterior de Lanzarote – SPEL.