The promotion of 2019 has the presence of twenty-one projection golfers
. María Parra, Nuria Iturrios, Marta Sanz, Patricia Sanz, Noemí Jiménez, Luna Sobrón, Elia Folch, Silvia Bañón, Harang Lee and Fátima Fernández make up the women’s group of this new promotion
. Pep Anglés, Scott Fernández, Emilio Cuartero, Daniel Berná, Iván Cantero, Mario Galiano, Javier Sainz, David Borda, Santiago Tarrío, Ángel Hidalgo and Manuel Elvira, male members of the Pro Spain Team 2018 Program
PRO SPAIN TEAM 2019
Twenty-one professional golfers of great projection-ten women and eleven men-, some of them protagonists of very good results in the different Circuits despite their obvious youth, make up the Pro Spain Team 2019 Program , an initiative of the RFEG, in collaboration with The Autonomic Federations, which pursues training and support for elite golfers in their early years in the professional field.
The list of golfers selected by the Professional Committee of the RFEG to be part of the Pro Spain Team 2019 Program includes, in the male category, Pep Anglés, Scott Fernandez, Emilio Cuartero, Daniel Berná, Iván Cantero, Mario Galiano, Javier Sainz – all of them already selected in the promotion of the Pro Spain Team Program 2018- and the new additions of David Borda, Santiago Tarrío, Ángel Hidalgo and Manuel Elvira. They cause low with respect to 2018 Carlos Pigem, Adriá Arnaus, Jacobo Pastor and Borja Virto.
In addition, in the female category, they are part of the Program Pro Spain Team 2019 Maria Parra, Nuria Iturrios, Marta Sanz, Patricia Sanz, Noemi Jimenez, Luna Sobron, Elia Folch, Silvia Bañón, Harang Lee and Fátima Fernández , all of them already involved in 2018 , causing Natalia Escuriola and Camilla Hedberg.
In total, a uniform group of golfers, all characterized by an outstanding career, who have in 2019 with a help that facilitates their transit from the amateur stage and enables a faster incorporation to the most important Professional Circuits.
It should be noted that in the present group of members of the Pro Spain Team 2019 there is a golfer with a conditional card in the LPGA, Luna Sobrón. The Balearic golfer will combine presence in the LET – along with five other players – and in the Symetra Tour, where six more will fight to improve their category this year.
For its part, in the men’s category, there are two golfers with a card in the European Tour -Iván Cantero and David Borda-, four in the Challenge Tour -Scott Fernández, Pep Anglés, Emilio Cuartero and Santiago Tarrío-, one in the Latin American PGA – Mario Galiano- and four in the Alps Tour.
Ten editions of a Success Program
Gonzaga Escauriaza, President of the RFEG, stressed that «many achievements have been achieved over these years. The objectives that we think for this program, which are summarized in one, that the boys and girls mature as soon as possible as professional golfers, have been fulfilled. We see that there is a kind of corporatism among the players that are in the program, and that is good, that they help each other. I wish it was an absolutely wonderful season for everyone. «
The next speaking time corresponded to Jaime Salaverri, Vice President of the RFEG and President of the Technical Committee of Professionals: «The direct budget of the Program is about 360,000 euros, but the indirect is much higher, because for example, three Challenge a year to have invitations that are then distributed. Deciding on places and invitations is very complicated. We are happy to have these twenty-one players here because we are very confident in them. «
The presentation of the players of the Pro Spain Team 2019 Program was carried out by Ignacio Gervás, Technical Director of the RFEG, who recalled that «it is the tenth promotion of a Program that the best come to. They started being nine players and now they are twenty-one, and this is because we believe in it. This year there is something new, for example we are going to strengthen the technical help to the players. In this line, we will send our technician Marcelo Prieto to the United States in different weeks to give support to the girls who need it «.
Ignacio Gervás went on to say that «this year Santiago Tarrío and David Borda have entered, which last year reached milestones important enough to make them a site in the Program. They will be a great contribution to the team from their seniority, a way to open the fan, but with the same idea, that the players take hold in the Circuits. «
Next, Luna Sobrón, one of the ten female members of the Pro Spain Team, starred in a remarkable season premiere on the Ladies European Tour. «Being part of this Program is a great illusion. Here I have developed as a player and I have been fulfilling my goals. This year I aspire to play as much as I can to become the elite of golf, which is my goal. «
For his part, the Navarrese David Borda, new player of the Pro Spain Team that this season disputes the European Tour after a year 2018 tremendously productive, stressed that «I am not a juvenile. I’ve been trying to reach the elite for several years and I have to take advantage of my moment. Last year was very good. The references I had of the Pro Spain Team Program were very good thanks, especially thanks to the Navarran players who have passed through here: Beatriz Recari, Carlota Ciganda or Borja Virto. Everything they have told me is good. This year the help that the Program will give me will be very good for me. Technical support is very important. In our clubs we do not have these facilities that we are now given. «
Aid of economic, formative and management nature
All the members of the Pro Spain Team 2019 benefit from a program that provides economic aid – depending on the Circuit that they usually dispute -, training -evaluation by TPI technicians, physical trainers, etc- and management – invitations to tournaments , search for sponsors-. They can also use the Golf Center of Excellence located in the practice area of the National Center, a model installation that is at the forefront of world golf.
It should be noted that, as a counterpart to the technical and economic assistance provided, the selected players commit themselves, among other issues, to dedicating several days to initiatives of the RFEG (ProAms, concentrations of national amateur teams, etc.), as well as, in the future, to participate in the Open of Spain or Spanish Championships of Professionals whenever their obligations allow it.
Azahara Muñoz, Carlota Ciganda, Jorge Campillo, Ignacio Elvira, Adrián Otaegui, Borja Virto, Pedro Oriol or Adriá Arnaus, to give some examples, constitute a clear example of sports projection from its formation from the base to its inclusion in a Program that year counts among its members with golfers who, already, are getting very good results in the different Professional Circuits.
The generosity of Adriá Arnaus
Special mention for the generosity of Adriá Arnaus, player of enormous projection, who in 2018, year in which he was member of the Pro Spain Team Program, won the Grand Final of the Challenge Tour before getting the European Tour 2019 card and that has returned the financial aid received to contribute to the dissemination and growth of the Program in gratitude for the support received by the RFEG from its earliest childhood, an initiative that has already been carried out by Azahara Muñoz, Carlota Ciganda, Belén Mozo, Jorge Campillo, Adrián Otaegui , Ignacio Elvira and Carlos Pigem.
The selected professional golfers will receive the aid provided in the Pro Spain Team Program -which they partially or totally return based on their income in the different Circuits- after signing an agreement in which they agree to collaborate with the RFEG (and, where appropriate, the Autonomic Federation that supports them) in different initiatives. The external name of the group is Pro Spain Team 2019.
MEMBERS PRO SPAIN TEAM
María Parra, Nuria Iturrios, Marta Sanz, Patricia Sanz, Noemí Jiménez, Luna Sobrón, Elia Folch, Silvia Bañón, Harang Lee, Fátima Fernández, Pep Anglés, Scott Fernández, Emilio Cuartero, Daniel Berná, Iván Cantero, Mario Galiano, Javier Sainz , David Borda, Santiago Tarrío, Ángel Hidalgo and Manuel Elvira.