The Golf for Good initiative of the European Tour has raised € 100,000 for four charities in the area at the Estrella Damm Andalucía Masters thanks to the eagles and birdies turned into the emblematic 17th hole of the Real Club Valderrama.
Launched in July at the Betfred British Masters hosted by Lee Westwood, the #GolfForGood initiative continues to be a differentiator of the 2020 Race to Dubai season. To date, more than € 800,000 has been donated to local, national and international charities in the first seven weeks since the season relaunch.
For each birdie in the famous 17th hole, € 500 was donated to the charity fund, to which it was necessary to add € 1,500 for each eagle. A total of 130 birdies and 16 eagles were achieved, and the Spanish Nacho Elvira and the American Johannes Veerman stood out for their contributions by achieving two eagles and one birdie on this hole throughout the four days of the tournament.
After raising € 89,000 with the eagles and birdies scored on the 17th, the European Tour, Estrella Damm, the Junta de Andalucía and the Real Club Valderrama rounded off the donation to reach € 100,000.
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 on the part of 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.