On Saturday, August 6, Chaparral Golf Club held one of the most important events of the year, the XVI Anniversary Tournament.
The tournament marked the high point of the Chaparral summer competition calendar, and the day was carefully planned, with no detail left out. The entry list was opened a month before the date and as usual for this day, the interest in participating was high and full of expectations.
The Anniversary of Chaparral is an important date for the Club and its staff, being a day of meeting and closeness with friends, visitors and members of the Club. The organization reflects the very essence of Chaparral where closeness and personalized customer service is the basis of daily work.
Chaparral Golf Club would also like to make a special mention and thank the entire maintenance team for their continuous effort to present a course in excellent playing conditions.
The players of the XVI Anniversary tournament enjoyed a warm welcome at the tournament check-in, as they were served with a welcome catering with snacks and fruit to later face the 18 holes designed by D. Pepe Gancedo with all their energy.
The XVI Anniversary Chaparral Golf Club was played under the Individual Stableford modality, divided into two categories by handicap, with a special prize for the best lady and scratch winner.
After welcoming the players, they were all escorted to the holes for the shotgun start at 9:00 a.m. After two hours of play, the buggy bar toured the course with complimentary drinks for everyone. In addition, the participants were able to enjoy the best acorn-fed Iberian ham, cheese tasting and a refreshing manzanilla from Sanlúcar de Barrameda in the magnificent Lounge Bar located on the 9th hole.
The good results obtained demonstrated the high level of play during the round, with results above 40 points. The XVI Anniversary tournament was played in Individual Stableford mode, in two categories divided by handicap and with three additional challenges on the course. The Nearest to the pin in the mixed category was prepared on the emblematic 18th hole and the longest Drive for men and women, on the 13th hole, a par 5 with a generous fairway and a total of 435 meters from the yellow tees and 368 meters from the red.
After the game the players sat down in the restaurant to enjoy a three-course meal with drinks, the prize giving ceremony and the famous Anniversary draw with prizes for all participants with prizes such as green fees at the best golf courses in the Costa del Sol and Spain, stays in luxury hotels, sports equipment from the best brands, wine, balls, caps and much more.
Domingo Gaviria, General Manager of Chaparral and Antonio Rubio, president of the Club welcomed all the players and guest of the day and expressed their gratitude to once more be able to celebrate this important day with friends from all over the world.
Results and classifications | XVI Anniversary Chaparral Golf Club
The first three prizes in the first Handicap category went to Jiri Svoboda with 41 points in first place, Juan Rascado Marín, member of Chaparral, in second place with 41 points, and Christian Skotte in third place with 39 points.
In the second category, the winners of the first three prizes went to: Robert Kmita with 49 points in first place, Francisco Abaurre Onieva in second place with 45 points, and Manuel Galindo in third place with 43 points.
The winner of the prize for the best lady in the XVI Anniversary tournament went to Conny Sonntag, member of Chaparral with 35 points.
The winner of the special Scratch category was Álvaro Martínez Navarro with 36 points.
The players who showed most power from tee, winning the special prizes for the longest Drive on Hole 13 were;
Category Gentlemen – Javier Abaurre
Category Ladies – Cecilia Meyer
The special prize for the Nearest to the pin mixed category went to a member of Chaparral Golf Club, Francisco Barranquero.
Chaparral Golf congratulates all the winners and thanks all the participants for their trust in us on such an important date. Without them, the success achieved would not have been possible.
Domingo Gavira, general director of Chaparral Golf, also wanted to show his gratitude with these words; “Our Chaparral Anniversary Grand Prix is the sporting event par excellence and the most relevant event in our annual calendar. For the club it is very pleasing to receive players and friends year after year. It is an event where coexistence prevails and where enjoying a good day of golf is above the results. The Rubio family, together with our president Antonio, dedicate themselves year after year to this event maintaining its tradition as a hallmark of distinction. “
Thank you one more year especially to the Rubio family, for supporting the sport of golf throughout the years and for taking care of all the players and its employees.