DESERT Springs has been playing host to a major European golf tournament.
The prestigious Cuevas del Almanzora golf resort was the venue for this year’s season-ending PGA EuroPro Tour Championship. It was won by Former European Tour member Mikael Lundberg. who beat Essex’s James Allen in a sudden death play-off.
The PGA EuroPro Tour is Europe’s leading development tour. Players have competed for over €1 million of prize money in 15 events staged at the some of the UK and Ireland’s premier golfing venues to qualify for the championship.
Playing on the resort’s Indiana course over three days ending on the All Saints’ Day bank holiday were the 60 golfers on the tour’s ‘Race to Desert Springs’ Order of Merit who qualified for the tour championship at the Cuevas venue, which carried a €120,000 prize fund.
Such was the importance of the sporting fixture it was filmed for a two-hour highlights package to be broadcast on Sky Sports on November 12 at 8pm and networks worldwide.
“Desert Springs Resort was both delighted and honoured to have been invited to host the tour championship for what is now the fourth time”, the resort’s Director of Golf Simon Coaker told the Euro Weekly News.
“The PGA EuroPro Tour has played a vital part in the early careers of some of the biggest names in golf who have gone on to great success, paving the way for Ryder Cup players and major winners.
“For Desert Springs to be part of the journey the best players in Europe travel is a factor of both