The PGA of Spain has now a new image

The partnership between TUMI, Grupo San Pablo, and the PGA of Spain promises to elevate the Spanish golfing landscape and nurture future talents in the sport.

by Andrea Gussoni
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The PGA of Spain has now a new image
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Today, the Spanish Professional Golfers' Association (PGA) unveiled the new image of the professional circuit TUMI SPAIN GOLF TOUR, sponsored by luxury luggage brand TUMI, at the headquarters of the Consejo Superior de Deportes (CSD), known as 'La Casa del Deporte' (The House of Sports).

TUMI, renowned for its luxurious sport equipment, is the official luggage provider for the PGA Tour and the LPGA Women's Golf Circuit in the United States, and now joins forces with the PGA of Spain for its national professional golf circuit.

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Ander Martínez, president of the PGA, introduced this new phase of the professional circuit, emphasizing its inclusivity for both men and women. He expressed gratitude for the private sponsorship and trust placed in the oldest sports association in Spain, as well as the public support from the CSD in the realm of education and the creation of new avenues for career advancement for golfers.

Ignacio Miranda Álvarez-Pickman, General Director of TUMI, expressed appreciation for the opportunity to participate in this esteemed circuit, echoing Martínez's sentiments. He highlighted TUMI's existing partnerships with the PGA Tour and the LPGA and expressed enthusiasm for collaborating with the PGA of Spain.

Additionally, Grupo San Pablo was announced as the sponsor for two tournaments of the circuit to be held in Madrid and Barcelona. Matías Lizarazu, representing Grupo San Pablo, underscored the company's commitment to sports, citing successful management of sports corporations such as San Pablo Burgos Basketball Club and UBU San Pablo Handball Club.

Lizarazu announced that each tournament of the circuit will feature the Sub-25 Award for the best young player, aimed at nurturing young talent and promoting new golf stars. The event concluded with remarks from Fernando Molinero, Director General of the CSD, highlighting the council's support for sports and its dedication to grassroots golf to foster the emergence of new stars.

Molinero expressed gratitude to TUMI and Grupo San Pablo for their support, emphasizing the importance of private sector involvement in such initiatives. He reiterated the council's commitment to supporting grassroots sports, echoing the sentiment of golf legend Seve Ballesteros in providing opportunities to the younger generation that previous generations did not have.

The partnership between TUMI, Grupo San Pablo, and the PGA of Spain promises to elevate the Spanish golfing landscape and nurture future talents in the sport.

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