Last week here at PGA Catalunya we hosted a number of Spanish footballing legends during the Nacex Golf and Padel Challenge 2012, which saw former FC Barcelona and Real Madrid players come together for a good cause.
Just a couple of days before the iconic El Clásico football match on April 21, 2012, where Real Madrid won 2-1, this year’s charity event took place on our Stadium Course, recently voted the No.1 golf course in Spain. Spanish football veterans, including Real Madrid’s Bernd Schuster and FC Barcelona’s Miguel Àngel Nidal, went head-to-head in a Stableford match-play tournament.
Real Madrid took the title this year, with its ex-president Ramon Calderón and former players Jose Martinez “Pirri”, Santi Aragon, San Jose Isidoro, Alfonso Perez, Francisco Pavon and Miguel Angel Ferrer ‘Mista’ comfortably beating their Barcelona rivals on the fairway – Michael Reiziger, Txiki Begiristain, Santi Ezquerro, Marcos Alonso and Jose Maria Minguella.
The padel challenge – that saw the FC Barcelona team redress the balance with the Catalan duo of Angel Cuellar and Christopher Parralo claiming victory for Barca and their teammates – Charly Reixach, Sergi Barjuan, Felip Chapi Ferrer and Ortiz. Dani Garcia and Andres Sabido were among those reprensenting Real Madrid.
The best player of each team has been awarded an annual membership at PGA Catalunya Resort, with unlimited access. The lucky pair will also be able to take advantage of our state-of-the-art sporting facilities, which include a new 2,000sqm practice green, an upgraded driving range and its soon-to-be opened residents club that will boast a fully-equipped gym, spa rooms and raquet courts.