The first edition of the golf tournament “LA MARINA DE IFACH” had been presented to the press last Friday by Juan Moragues, manager of Golf Club Ifach, Mario Font, Xavi Tró and Domingo Sánchez, the councillors of Teulada, Benissa and Calpe.
Juan Moragues explained that the tournament will be organized by the “Club de Golf Ifach” and supported by all three municipalities, Teulada, Benissa and Calpe. The idea came up when the municipalities were trying to find and promote a value they all share while ignoring their borders and they finally thought of golf. The golf club is physically located in Benissa but used by residents as well as visitors of all three municipalities.
Moragues pointed out, that golf is a sport which gets more and more popular. It is an outdoor sport, is healthy, can be played by all ages, it includes sports ethics and has golf etiquette rules. Golf can be played by oneself, with the family or friends. The Golf Club Ifach wants to promote the sport to everybody in the municipality and organizes all kind of activities such as: golf baptism, final event of “multisport” Benissa, and has contracts signed with schools of the neighbour municipalities.
The name of the tournament “LA MARINA DE IFACH” had been chosen because of three characteristics the three municipalities share: they are all part of the Marina Alta, they all border on the Mediterranean and they all share the same Costa Blanca visual emblem, the Peñón de Ifach.
The green-fee package will include a welcome gift (promotional material of the golf club) and at the end there will be an award ceremony. Winners of the various categories, two men’s and one women’s, will receive golf equipment and trophies. There will be a special prize for “nearest to the pin”, “longest drive” and the best scratch player. The ceremony will take place at the end of the tournament with a cocktail for all participants and there will also be a raffle where participants can win golf equipment and green-fees of other golf courses. The Club de Golf Ifach invites all golf fans to participate in this first of its kind tournament and enjoy the beautiful view and the great installation.
Mario Font, councillor of Teulada, mentioned that Teulada Moraira enjoys being part of this golf tournament and once again pointed out that uniting tourism and sports gets more and more popular in the municipality. He thinks that this type of tournament offers an opportunity to draw the attention towards Teulada Moraira and it is complementing the municipality’s existing offer. He also believes that any promotion of sports activities and the value of sports are worth supporting. This type of event helps to promote golf and to show that it is not elitist at all, it is accessible to a broad audience. He hopes that the three municipalities will be able to organize many more events in the future.
Xavi Tró, coucillor of Benissa, says that the collaboration with Calpe and Teulada is a success and it is vital for the Club de Golf Ifach and its manager Juan Moragues, who tries very hard to succeed with their project. The participants will get to play in an idyllic landscape and will enjoy their day.
Domingo Sánchez, councillor of Calpe, totally agrees with the other councillors and mentions the importance of the event, not only for the sport itself but also for tourism and the positioning of the municipalities within the Costa Blanca region. He invites everybody to participate and enjoy.