One-year countdown begins for Solheim Cup

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One-year countdown begins for Solheim Cup

A series of acts and activities in different municipalities of Malaga have highlighted this Wednesday under the name 'One Year To Go' that there is a year to go before a new edition will be held between September 22 and 24, 2023 at the Finca Cortesín field of the Solheim Cup, a women's golf competition that comes to Spain for the first time and in which a team with European players and another with American players compete.

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Among these acts, Puerto Banús (Marbella) brought together 365 children from different golf schools in Andalusia and in unison they gave an 'approach' shot towards the sea with some biodegradable balls, for later, the captain of the European team, the Norwegian Suzann Pettersen, will arrive by helicopter with the tournament trophy in his hands.

There was also an exhibition match at Finca Cortesín in which Pettersen herself participated, who challenged the model and actor Andrés Velencoso and the guitarist of the group D'Vicio Alberto González, the organization reported in a statement.

Vicente Rubio, general director of Finca Cortesín, recalled how they were honored by naming them the venue for the 2023 Solheim Cup and that, from that moment on, the club has worked to make everything a success, so that in the next twelve months they will continue in the line of improvements to guarantee both players and fans a unique and unforgettable experience.

This moment concluded with a tribute to Raquel Carriedo, the first Spaniard to compete in a Solheim Cup and who shared her memories of that experience in the 2000 edition with all those present. Another activity was a triple countdown within the celebrations of this 'One Year To Go', one in each of the Malaga municipalities involved in the organization of Solheim 2023 (Benahavís, Casares and Marbella).

The Solheim Cup is a golf competition between teams of European and American female golf professionals. The competition was partly initiated by the Norwegian emigrant Karsten Solheim, the founder of one of the largest golf equipment manufacturers in the United States.

The Solheim Cup has been played every two years since 1990, alternately in the United States and Europe. The competition is the counterpart to the Ryder Cup for men's teams and takes place in the year when there is no Ryder Cup.