The Solheim Cup has something different

Counting down the days to the 2023 Solheim Cup in Andalusia…. I have been a Volunteer in the last two editions held in Europe, -Germany and Scotland-, and in recent years I have attended countless professional men’s and women’s tournaments, both as a volunteer and as a spectator: Ryder Cup, The British Open, Volvo World Match Play Championship, Andalucía Costa del Sol Spanish Open, Andalucia Masters and a long, long etcetera.

I must say that all that tournaments provide a unique and unforgettable experience to those who love golf and is a great luck and privilege to participate as a volunteer and enjoy accompanying players and helping to the development of a competition in which the best professional players of the world take part. But the Solheim Cup has something different…. For some reason, the terribly competitive, exciting and passionate environment of the tournament is compounded by a festive, bustling and friendly atmosphere of an audience that enjoys this tournament like no other. The audience cheers, sings, laughs and shares their passion with other spectators, be they European, American or from anywhere else, as if they had known each other for a lifetime. No tournament that I know of has such a competitive atmosphere that is so relaxed and friendly at the same time. It is simply awesome.

I love the Solheim Cup because, in addition to an unforgettable and unrepeatable golf experience, when it ends you always go home with a long list of new friends from all over the world and that is something priceless these days.

If we add to this that the next edition will be held in Finca Cortesin, on the Costa del Sol in Andalusia, a wonderful place to enjoy sun, history, gastronomy and much more with friends and family, I cannot think of a better place in the world to be on those dates. As I said, counting down the days to the 2023 Solheim Cup in Andalusia…

Marga Fernández

Solheim Cup Volunteer