La Manga Club is the scene for the European Boys’ Team Championship in golf
From 11th to 15th July, the resort will play host to the European Boys’ Team Championship 2017. This is the second time that this important golf tournament is being held in the country, where Spain is among 15 other countries aspiring to win the title.
La Manga Club, July 10th 2017 – Some of the teams have already arrived in La Manga Club, practising their shots and enjoying what the resort has to offer. However, it is tomorrow, 11th July, when the European Boys’ Team Championship 2017 officially starts and shall end on Saturday 15th.
Young golfers from sixteen different countries are here: Spain, Germany, Austria, Scotland, Slovakia, Slovenia, Denmark, Finland, France, England, Ireland, Italy, Holland, Norway, Czech Republic and Sweden. There are all prepared and ready to start battling for the championship that starts tomorrow. From 7:00 am, Spain and France shall hit off from the first tee on the South Course, kick starting the competition.
The competition consists of two days using the stroke play format, which will then establish the teams that shall progress to the qualifying rounds for the title. The teams will be aiming to place themselves in the top eight countries in the earlier stages so that they have the opportunity to compete for the championship.
The Spanish team comes to La Manga with six of the country’s most promising young golfers, among whom is the current Under-18 champion of the country, Alejandro Aguilera. The captain of the Spanish Team is Carlos Corral and their coach, Yago Beamonte, also has Eugenio López-Chacarra and Ignacio Motero (both from Madrid), Gonzalo Leal (Seville), Borja Martín (San Sebastián) and Eduard Rousaud (Barcelona) in the team.
Spain is looking to win its seventh title in the European Boys’ Team Championship this week, having previously won this competition on six previous occasions: 1980, 1990, 1996, 1997, 2002 and 2011.
Recognition for golf at La Manga Club
La Manga Club has three 18-hole golf courses: the North, South and West Courses. The dedicated commitment from the resort to ensure that these three golf courses are of the highest standard has meant that La Manga Club has received recognition for being the ‘Best International Resort 2017’ by the English magazine, Today’s Golfer, an acknowledgement awarded from the votes of the golfers who have played on the resort. Last year, La Manga Club received a prize for a merit in golf 2016 from the Royal Spanish Golf Federation (Real Federación Española de Golf). This year, the resort is aspiring to earn two more awards, this time from the World Golf Awards: ‘Europe’s Best Golf Venue’ and ‘Spain’s Best Golf Course’. The Gala Ceremony for these awards is going to be held for the first time in Spain and will be held at La Manga Club.