On Sunday, 16th September, we celebrated the second edition of the golf tournament “La Marina de Ifach”, a mixed competition, in stableford format and which is sponsored by the townhalls of Benissa, Teulada and Calpe and also for this year, we collaborated with Ivarsgolf and Golf Med and Diamante Beach and Cook Book based in Calpe.
The game began at 9 o’clock in the morning when a total of 39 players positioned themselves on their respective tees, in order to qualify for a significant number of prizes and trophies. At 2 pm, the director, Juan Moragues inaugurated the awards ceremony thanks to the three participating administrations for their sponsorship and their continual support for future editions and to all the participants and the interest generated for this event.
Immediately afterwards, he gave the floor to Club President, Gonzalo Gonzáles-Fierro Diaz and next to him, the Councillor for Sports for Teulada, Mario Font, the Councillor for Sports for Benissa, Xavi Tro and the Councillor for Sports for Calpe excused his attendance. All of them thanked the initiative and all committed to continue to give their support, given the amount of interest generated with only two editions.
As a novelty this year, a clinic/baptism of free golf was offered to all on Saturday in which 10 people participated and after almost two hours of golf and on the course, all under the supervision of our Club Pro Kiko Marques Garcia, they were all pleasantly surprised at how much they enjoyed the study of golf.
The director highlighted the wide coverage that the event has had in the RRSS and the media, and as a result, players from afar have taken part in this competition and even a player from Madrid came for the clinic on Saturday as well as to play the tournament on Sunday. There were 15 players on the reserve list who could not participate and so next year, we have the possibility of splitting the tournament into two to allow for a much greater number of players to attend.
Prizes were handed out to the participants depending on the result of their cards, and all participated in the grand raffle which included prizes such as golf shirts, spa vouchers and 18 hole greenfees for a couple on the courses of Villa Aitana Levante and Poniente, Oliva Nova, Javea Golf, El Plantio, El Saler, La Sella, Manises, La Marquesa, Lo Romero, Bonalba, Villamartin, Las Ramblas, La Finca, Alenda, Altea and Alicante Golf.
The results were generally quite good, and in the mens second category, Philip Moore came in second position, with Peter Thompson in first place. In mens first category, Francisco Herrero came second, while the first place went to Norman Bain. The Scratch winner of the competition was Juan Colomer Martinez.
Regarding the ladies classification; Patricia Buigues Frau took first place, followed by Rotraud Muller who finished second. The Scratch winner of the competition was Maria Jose Monfort Devesa. The longest drive on the third tee for the men was won by Juan Colomer Martinez and for the ladies it was Maria Jose Monfort Devesa.
The simple act of being able to enjoy this fantastic sport from an enclave with incredible views of the Peñon de Ifach and under ideal weather conditions given the initial forecasts, was in itself an invaluable reward. If we add to this the unbeatable current state of the course and the good atmosphere in general, the result is of great satisfaction.
We look forward to future editions of this great event that without a doubt will become an essential appointment for members, friends and visitors of our Club de Golf Ifach, the marina of Ifach and the Costa Blanca. #golf #golfifach #golfcostablanca #costablanca #benissa #teuladamoraira #calpe #lamarinadeifach