The president of the Diputación and Tourism Costa del Sol, Francisco Salado, has underlined this Wednesday the leadership of the Costa del Sol as the world capital of golf in the acts of Solheim Cup ‘One Year to Go’where he highlighted that with one year to go until the most important women’s golf competition in the world begins, more than 20,000 tickets have already been sold.
Salado has attended the different acts that mark the start of the countdown to the event, such as a tournament at hole 1 of Finca Cortesín de Casares, in which has participated Suzanne Petersen, captain of the European Solheim Cup team, along with several ‘celebrities’. Likewise, the countdown and the ‘longest swing’ have been started, an event in which 365 children have participated with a blow from the Puerto Banús dam into the sea with biodegradable balls.
“Now we can say that the dream has come true and is getting closer”, said the president of the Costa del Sol Provincial Council and Tourism, who also expressed his satisfaction with the fact that this event comes at a “sweet time”, after the balance of a summer that has placed the Costa del Sol destination on the path of consolidation and in which forecasts have been improved in most of the indicators.
Salado added that the Solheim Cup “confirms the leadership of the destination in the golf segment and the culmination of a cooperative project in which many institutions have been working for years”. In addition, he has underlined the opportunity that the Holding this important tournament means strengthening the position of Costa del Sol as a safe tourist destination and strengthen the commitment to women’s golf.
In this sense, the president of the Provincial Council and Costa del Sol Tourism has pointed out that this segment is especially interesting, since “lThe female golfer spends more and enjoys a wider complementary offer”. Likewise, the Solheim Cup will constitute a splendid opportunity to show the facilities that the Costa del Sol has for golf practice.
From this moment on, the Costa del Sol steps on the accelerator to host the women’s golf event most important in the world, the Solheim Cup, the tournament that will bring together the elite of women’s golf in Europe and the United States at Finca Cortesín in September of next year.
For the first time, this tournament, which is the eworld’s largest women’s golf eventwhich takes place every two years and which confronts the best european and american players in match-play format.
The women’s version of the Ryder Cup will be held from September 18 to 23, 2023. “We are very proud that an event of this magnitude once again converts Costa del Sol in the center of attention from around the world”, Salado pointed out.
The tournament has become most prestigious team competition on the international golf calendar, since in this competition some of the most memorable moments in the history of golf have been experienced. he andEuropean team, captained by Suzann Pettersenwill try to reimpose the American, as he has done in four of the last six editions, reversing the dominant trend of his counterpart.