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Carlota Ciganda: “My goal is qualify for the 2023 Solheim Cup on my own merits and help Europe win the cup at Finca Cortesín”

Carlota Ciganda’s numbers at the Solheim Cup make her the best Spanish player in the history of the competition on her own merits. With five consecutive participations (2013, 2015, 2017, 2019 and 2021), the golfer from Navarre has accumulated 19 matches played, won 7, lost 8 and drew 4, but she does not see herself […]

Beatriz Recari: “The Solheim Cup in 2023 will create a tsunami of interest in women’s golf”

Next year, when the Solheim Cup is played at Finca Cortesín in Málaga, Spain, it will be a decade since the 2013 edition, a tournament that was historic for Spanish golf, as for the first (and only to date), there were three Spanish players in the European team: Azahara Muñoz, Carlota Ciganda and Beatriz Recari. […]

Finca Cortesin and the Solheim Cup – Growing the game for the better

With preparations well underway for the 2023 Solheim Cup and the successful ‘One Year to Go’ countdown complete, the team, led by Head Greenkeeper, Ignacio Soto, continues to work hard to maintain the high standards and outstanding course conditioning that has seen Finca Cortesin become one of Europe’s best golf resorts. Key initiatives such as […]

Two transcendental objectives achieved for golf in Spain

Much has already been written about the opportunity for Spain and in particular for the Costa del Sol to host an event of worldwide repercussion such as the Solheim Cup. It is therefore not necessary to gloss in this column the importance that a golf event of such magnitude has reached since its first edition […]

Solheim Cup, it’s time

In the process of evolution of this country, women’s sport – the sport that held up the Spanish flag in the Olympic Games during the crisis – has not found harmony in the momentum it should have had. Without a persistent common policy, the milestones achieved in its social implantation, especially in football, have been […]

These are bright times for golf

Last September was a wonderful spectacle for women’s golf when the United States of America and Europe played out a dramatic Solheim Cup in Ohio. In edge-of-the-seat style, Catriona Matthew’s European side made it back-to-back victories and claimed just their second away success in the tournament’s history by winning 15-13. Together with major championships such […]

The Latina Golfers Association (LGA) is on a mission to introduce Latinas from the United States to golf!

What makes the Latina Golfers Association unique is that it is much more than an organization that teaches women how to play golf. Their programs are about empowering women with business skills, networking opportunities and the confidence to compete on corporate playing fields that are often male-dominated. The Latina Golfers Association teaches women how to […]

The Solheim Cup is the greatest tournament!

I cannot say that I dreamt of playing the Solheim cup growing up, because the tournament only started in 1990, when I was 18 years old.  When turning pro in 1992, it quickly became a goal to be a part of the team, although it seemed a hard one to reach.  That year Europe won […]

Raquel Carriedo: “The Solheim Cup was a before and after in my career”.

The role of pioneers is not always appreciated. Breaking new ground means facing new difficulties, breaking down some walls, challenging preconceived ideas, standing up to people who seem annoying when society evolves. This was experienced by Elvira Larrazábal, the first professional in Spanish women’s golf, at a time when the fact of pursuing her dream […]

“Playing the PING Junior Solheim Cup is a memory for lifetime”

The European team, with the Spanish players Cayetana Fernández and Andrea Revuelta, managed to win for the third time in the history of the PING Junior Solheim Cup, beating the United States team by 13 to 11 and after a spectacular comeback on the last day in Sylvania Country Club, in Ohio (USA). Cayetana and […]