Sand Valley has the honor of hosting the ECCO Tour series this spring, the groundbreaking format of a three-event series played back to back at Sand Valley Golf Resort will be here from April 7th-19th with a total prize fund of €150,000. The ECCO Tour consists mainly of Nordic golfers and the best players of the series qualify for the Challenge Tour.
It is the first time the ECCO Tour will be hosted in Poland and we will see future stars of the PGA European Tour battle it out over three tournaments in a 12-day festival of golf.
On announcing the pre-season events this weekend which will also visit the fantastic PGA Catalunya ECCO CEO Flemming Astrup had this to say.
I am of course pleased that we have managed to increase the number of pre-season events. It is always a pleasure to start the season at PGA Catalunya, and we are looking so much forward to visiting Poland and Sand Valley Golf Resort for the very first time
Sand Valley President Antti Pohjonen & vice president Paul O’Connor also gave their thoughts on the big news.
First and foremost we are delighted to host the ECCO Tour at Sand Valley it’s a proud moment for all of us at SV to have a series on this scale from one of Europe’s top tours. To be hosting one event with the largest prize fund in Polish golf history is great but three back-to-back really is something special.This is a fantastic opportunity for Sand Valley GR and for the whole Polish golf scene -Sand Valley CEO Antti Pohjonen.
We have thousands of tourists from Nordic countries every year, so it’s amazing that the best players from those countries will now come and play Sand Valley. Most of them will get to play Sand Valley for the very first time and that should be a good challenge for them – we might even see the course record broken come next April – the current course record is 66 shots by Berni Reiter – says Paul O’Connor, the Vice President of SVGR.
Preparations are well underway at Sand Valley to have the course and resort perfect for this historic event and for all visitors to SVGR next season, See you all soon!
Link to ECCO Tour news: Click here