After his successful stint on the British tour of the European tour, The initiative Golf for Good continues this week as part of the Estrella Damm N.A. Andalusia Masters. This project was born with three objectives in mind: to support the communities through which the European Tour passes, to reward the true heroes in this period of uncertainty generated by COVID-19, and to promote the many benefits that golf offers.
On this occasion, a spectacular setting has been chosen to shape the initiative. For every eagle and birdie that are achieved this week on the 17th hole in Valderrama, the European Tour will donate € 1500 and € 500 respectively, money that will be distributed among four local NGOs. On Thursday, after the first day, 49 birdies and eight eagles were scored, bringing € 36,500 have already been raised.
The four entities that will benefit from this initiative are the following:
– FEGADI (Cadiz Federation of People with Physical Disabilities). Founded in 1986, this NGO finances 36 different entities whose strategic focus is to improve the quality of life, participation and the achievement of achievements by its associates, with health, culture, youth, sports and education as fundamental keys.
– Andalusian Academy of Gastronomy and Tourism. The objective of this NGO is to promote Andalusia and its culture, gastronomy and products through different events and activities.
– Aljaraque Foundation. This NGO is dedicated to promoting and developing education and training programs for vulnerable people or people in a situation of social exclusion in order to offer them professional opportunities in the sectors of hospitality, help for the elderly and childcare, among others.
– For a smile. Through various recreational initiatives, this NGO wants to bring hope, happiness and hope to children and adolescents affected by cancer in hospitals in the area.
Additionally, the European Tour collaborates with Callaway and local players at each tournament on the circuit to provide a significant material donation. In the case of Estrella Damm N.A. Andalusia Masters, Alvaro Quiros will donate Callaway practice balls from the Iberian tour of the circuit to La Cañada Golf Club, one of the Andalusian nurseries of this sport and the golf cradle of the Andalusian professional.