- The best Catalan golfers will have the opportunity to compete at the highest international level
- The brand “Catalonia” joins the naming of the competition and will be screened globally for live television broadcast
The General Secretary of Sports and Physical Activity has reached an agreement with Club de Golf Terramar and the Estrella Damm Ladies Open to support this competition, to be held in Sitges from 1 to 3 October. The agreement will incorporate the brand “Catalonia” to naming tournament official, which will be "Estrella Damm Ladies Open presented by Catalunya". In this way, the General Secretariat for Sport and Physical Activity will become the institutional sponsor of the tournament, which for the fourth time will bring together the best players of the Ladies European Tour at the Terramar Golf Club.
The General Secretariat for Sport and Physical Activity, Anna Caula, has stated that “it is great news that the Estrella Damm Ladies Open presented by Catalunya will be held in person again after last year's hiatus, caused by Covid-19. This means that, progressively, Catalan sport is recovering normality in the celebration of international competitions and events throughout the country with the relevant security measures ".
Anna Caula also wanted to make it clear that “the Catalan government supports the tournament financially because it is a very powerful tool in our objective of taking steps forward to normalize women's sport in Catalonia.. Has been around for a long time, and what is missing is to make it visible “. And has added that “events like this tournament have a primary economic and tourist impact for the territory. The collaboration between the public and private world once again makes it possible for us to experience a high-level sporting event that will promote golf, and that it will do so in an emblematic entity such as the Terramar Golf Club and with the presence of the best players on the circuit ".
The remarkable international squad of the Estrella Damm Ladies Open presented by Catalunya is headed by Emily Kristine Pedersen, recent winner with the European team of the Solheim Cup and winner in 2021 of the Race to Costa del Sol (ranking del Ladies European Tour). The presence of five Catalan players of great stature also stands out. Local Camilla Hedberg, Solheim Cup ambassador 2023 representing the Terramar Golf Club, will be accompanied by Mireia Prat and Elia Folch, both with international victories to their credit in the framework of the LET Access Series, and by Paz Marfà, recently turned professional after initiating a successful career as an amateur in Europe and the United States.
To all of them will be added a very young promise of Catalan golf, Nagore Martínez Salcedo, who has been champion of Catalonia for four consecutive years in different age categories and has also won two Spanish championships. With only thirteen years, Nagore is breaking records for earliness and in 2021, in addition to the Spanish Championship, has been imposed in two zone tournaments of the RFEG, is the number 1 in the National Children's Ranking and has been summoned to represent Spain in the Amundi Evian International Championship, competition with more than 20 countries represented.
To complete, Anna Caula states that “thanks to television broadcasting to more than 100 countries, The Estrella Damm Ladies Open presented by Catalunya will show the world the organizational capacity of Catalan sport and will keep Catalonia on the international front line”. The president of the Terramar Golf Club, Josep Maria Gassó, He has wanted “thank the General Secretariat for Sport and Physical Activity for all its support, which has been key to guaranteeing the continuity of this tournament. Further, with this support and that of the rest of the sponsors, the future of competition in Terramar, Sitges and Catalunya is now more guaranteed than ever. As a club we have made a great effort to present a field in the best conditions, culminating our Master Plan with the remodeling of three new holes that will make Terramar a benchmark in the world of golf “.
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The Estrella Damm Ladies Open presented by Catalunya 2021, Ladies European Tour tournament held at the Terramar Golf Club of the 1 to 3 October, It has the main sponsorship of Estrella Damm and the institutional sponsorship of the Generalitat de Catalunya and the Sitges City Council, that has declared it an event of special relevance. The Romeu Group is co-sponsors, FIATC Insurance and Finisher, and collaborate in the ISDIN event (Official Skin Care), Audi Volkswagen Vilamobil (Mobility Partner), Kyocera (Document Solutions) and Extrasoft (IT Partner).