The third of the qualifying tests of the II TUR 43 Circuit will be held this weekend at the Izki Golf Club, in Álava. The director of this field
The third of the qualifying tests of the II TUR 43 Circuit will be held this weekend at the Izki Golf Club, in Álava. The director of this field praises the initiative and believes that great expectations have been generated around it and for 2022 because, according to him, the circuit takes great care of its participants. In this interview, Jon Ander Sánchez also points out what qualities a good golf championship should have in order to stand out from the rest.
-What does it mean for you to host one of the qualifying events of the 2nd edition of the TUR 43 Circuit?
-After last year’s experience, we continue to bet on valuing the fact that golf is also played in the north and this circuit proves it, linking it to the great gastronomic value that we have.
-How did people respond last year in this championship? What expectations do you have for this year?
-Last year we filled and that’s good. The experience of the finalists was very positive and I think that the expectation created for this test in 2022 is greater, so we hope to repeat the high participation.
-What does a good golf tournament have to have, in your opinion, to differentiate it from the rest? Does the TUR 43 Golf Circuit meet these parameters?
-A good circuit must have promotion, attention to the players, good prizes and the tasting of gastronomic products halfway through the course. TUR 43 fully complies with the differentiation of a good circuit. The attention to the participants is exquisite and much is valued.
-What are the most unique values of the Izki Golf Club?
-The environment in which it is located: immersed in the mountains of Alava, surrounded by the Izki Natural Park and the largest oak grove of Marojo oak in Europe. It is in a unique setting and has a great design by Seve Ballesteros, technical and fun.
-How many members are part of the club and how many tournaments do they hold at their facilities annually?
-We are close to 400 subscribers, and we host more than 30 sporting events.
– Apart from playing golf, is it possible to carry out other sports activities in your complex?
-We have 500 km of MTB routes, two hides for bird watching and, soon, with a recreational-educational path so that those who do not know the world of golf can walk through areas of the course without endangering themselves and interfering with golf fans.
– Do you think that the practice of golf can be a good tourist attraction for the communities of the north of the peninsula?
-Definitely. We are an unknown area, but increasingly recognized for the quality of its fields and the complementary activities offered, such as gastronomic and wine tourism experiences.