Beyond the results, the champions who have triumphed in the six editions held to date, and the spectacle enjoyed by the fans at the Real Club Valderrama, Estrella Damm N.A. Andalucía Masters has always been characterised by its commitment to the environment and local communities. Once again this year, the event, which will take place from October 14-17 on the beautiful Sotogrande course, will be accompanied by various initiatives that enhance its essence, starting with the beach clean-up at Playa de Torreguadiaro next Tuesday from 10 h.
Estrella Damm N.A. Andalucía Masters is proud to be part of the European Tour Green Drive, delivering its vision to showcase social and environmental responsibility and deliver net positive impacts in sustainability. In this case, the action scheduled for the morning of October 12th will have an immediate and visible effect, as volunteers will be collecting rubbish and microplastics in this wonderful environment of the San Roque coastline.
Almost 8 million tonnes of plastic waste enters every year in the oceans via different means and its presence is extremely harmful for biodiversity since it’s directly contributing towards the reduction and extinction of marine wildlife. The Estrella Damm N.A. Andalucía Masters team have organised this Beach Clean-Up with a simple goal: to try to collect as much plastic and waste as possible to help keep our beaches and oceans clean and safe for all.
Besides, the volunteers will be helped by local stars Alejandro Cañizares and Santi Tarrío, and will see their efforts and commitment rewarded because the first 200 participants will receive a grounds access ticket for Saturday 16th October at the Estrella Damm Andalucía Masters at Real Club Valderrama. Volunteers just need to show up at the Registration area by the flags on Playa de Torreguadiaro.
Another initiative launched in 2020 by European Tour officials remains in recent memory, the Golf for Good program that raised €100,000 for four local charities, with money pledged for every birdie and eagle made on the iconic 17th hole at Real Club Valderrama. It is also worth mentioning the efforts of the Sergio García Foundation in previous editions to support entities such as the association Por Una Sonrisa, an NGO that brings illusion, happiness and hope to children and adolescents affected by cancer in hospitals in the area.
All these initiatives make it clear that the Estrella Damm N.A. Andalucía Masters transcends the barriers of sport and strengthens the ties between golf and society.
Tickets are now available for this year’s Estrella Damm N.A. Andalucía Masters, with options for purchasing individual tickets for each day, four-day passes or weekend passes, with preferential rates for children under 14, federated golfers or people with reduced mobility.
The Estrella Damm N.A. Andalucía Masters, an event in the European Tour’s Race to Dubai made possible by the essential contribution of the Real Club Valderrama, is sponsored by Estrella Damm and the Consejería de Turismo, Regeneración, Justicia y Administración Local of the Junta de Andalucía, jointly funded by the EU, declared Event of Exceptional Public Interest by the Government of Spain. This tournament is also supported by the Diputación de Cádiz, Exterior Plus, Hero, Rolex y Santander Private Banking. Callaway, Cinco Jotas, Enterprise, Gadira, Kyocera, La Reserva Club Sotogrande, Marca, the Real Federación Andaluza de Golf, SO/ Sotogrande, Varma and Volvo are official suppliers.