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Provisional schedule as follows:
· Transfers from Malaga / Gibraltar Airports to Hotel NH Almenara
· Check-In at WCGC Desk & Hotel NH Almenara Reception
20:00 Welcome Cocktail Party / Official Team Draw – Hotel NH Almenara
La Reserva Club de Golf
16:00 Annual Licensees Conference – NH Almenara
PM Free Night for Competitors & Guests
09:00 Day 1 Official Competition Day – Tee 1 La Reserva Club De Golf
09:00 Guest Competition (Day2) – Tee 10 La Reserva Club de Golf
18:00 Jeremy Dale Trick Shot Show – La Reserva Club de Golf Driving Range
PM Free Evening
13:30 Day 1 Corporate Cup Invitational – Tee 1 La Reserva Club de Golf
PM Free Night for Competitors & Guests
Rest Day: Golf, tourist excursions and activities available for competitors, guests, licensees & sponsors.
20:00 ‘Bayswater Gin & Indi Tonic’ Welcome Drinks Reception – NH Almenara
21:00 Black Tie Prize Giving Gala Dinner – NH Almenara
· Transfers to Malaga / Gibraltar Airports from Hotel NH Almenara
Competitors are not allowed to use buggies during the official practice and competition rounds, unless genuine medical reasons apply – this must be agreed in advance with Harry Lloyd (Event Director) and if suitable arrangements can be made we will endeavour to make them.
Caddies will be allocated to all competitors for the practice round (2nd July) and official competition rounds (3rd & 4th July) at no cost. Competitors will keep their same caddy for all three days of the competition. The tipping of your caddy is strongly advised. 10 Euros is recommended as a minimum.
Golfing World TV will be filming the event from the 1st – 6th July 2014. On arrival at the WCGC Event Desk all competitors/guests will be asked to sign a consent form agreeing that they are happy to be filmed during the week. If you have any problems with this then please let Harry Lloyd, Event Director know in advance.
Golf Club Hire
There are a very limited number of Hire Clubs available from La Reserva and it is highly recommended that you travel with your own set. If this is not possible then please notify Harry Lloyd, Event Director, who will assist in booking them for you. The cost of hiring a set is 40 Euros.
From a TV point of view, we ask that each team co-ordinate the same colour trousers for the competition days. Shorts or ¾ length trousers are NOT permitted during the competition rounds.
All competitors should be provided with Team Uniforms by their National Event for the World Final (with the WCGC National Logo, Road to Sotogrande Logo and local media partners/sponsors logos). These must be worn for TV purposes during the competition rounds and also for organised photo calls.
Competitors will not be allowed to use trolleys for the official competition rounds (3rd & 4th July). Guests, Sponsors and Licensees who are taking part in either the Guest Competition on the 2nd & 3rd July or the Corporate Cup Invitational on the 4th & 5th July will be allowed to use trolleys. Push trolleys will be provided, free of charge, from La Reserva, subject to availability.
Competitors and Licensees/Sponsors/Guests tee times will be allocated on the day prior to play and will be displayed on the event notice board in both the NH Almenara Hotel lobby and at La Reserva.
During the Practice Day (2nd July) teams will tee off in their allocated groups. Tee Times for the Practice Day will be on display on the event notice board in the Almenara Hotel lobby on the 1st July.
Tee times for the first World Final competition round will be drawn at the Welcome Reception (Tuesday 1st July). These will be displayed on the event notice board in the NH Almenara Hotel lobby by the morning of 2nd July.
Teams will play in reverse order on the final competition round, taking into consideration the first round scores. Lowest stableford points score will tee off first and so on. Tee Times for the final competition round will be displayed on the event notice board in the NH Almenara Hotel lobby on afternoon/evening of 3rd July.
The Guest Competition will be organised on the 2nd and 3rd July. This will be an Individual Stableford Points competition off Full Handicap. On the 4th & 5th July all invited guests will take part in the Corporate Cup Invitational, a Ryder Cup style event captained by WCGC Ambassadors Manuel Pinero and Simon Holmes. Tee Times will be allocated and displayed on the event notice board on the 1st, 2nd, 3rd & 4th July.
Corporate Cup Invitational Itinerary
Hosted by Manuel Pinero & Simon Holmes
Friday 4th July – Day 1 Corporate Cup
12:30 – Check In, Welcome & Team Talks from Captains, Golf Clinic with Manuel Pinero & Simon Holmes
13:30 – Official Team Photos on 1st Tee
13:30 onwards – Official Tee Off from 1st Tee (Foursomes)
Saturday 5th July – Day 2 Corporate Cup
09:00 – Check In & Team Talks from Captains
09:30 onwards – Tee Off from 1st Tee (Fourballs)
To book tee times outside of all organised golf please make bookings and payment directly with Central Reservations.
Tee times will be allocated on a first come first served basis.
Airport transfers will be provided to/from both Malaga Airport and Gibraltar Airport by the organisation if requested. Very early/late arrivals and departures may fall outside of the transfer service. In which case you may need to organise alternative transfers.
Please ensure that both your luggage and your golf bags are well labelled, as this will ensure that they can be transferred to your hotel room and La Reserva Clubhouse respectively. Golf Clubs can be kept securely in the Caddy Master’s store room overnight, and can be collected by the competitors/guests on
a daily basis, however this is the responsibility of the competitor/guest to organise this.
Check-in at the Hotel
On check-in, competitors/guests will be asked to produce a credit card against which all extras (outside of all official World Corporate Golf Challenge events), such as snacks, lunches, drinks and telephone calls will be charged on departure.
There will be a shuttle car service provided from Hotel NH Almenara to La Reserva Club de Golf during the event. Please make sure you leave plenty of time to catch your shuttle from the front of Hotel NH Almenara.
The general dress code is Smart Casual except for the Welcome Reception which is JACKET AND TIE and the Prize-Giving Gala Dinner which is BLACK TIE (equivalent for ladies) or NATIONAL DRESS
Note: please make sure you adhere to the dress codes outlined.
Note: This is provisional General Information and details are subject to change.
La Reserva Golf Club is a magnificent facility featuring an expansive 18-hole course designed by Cabell Robinson, as well as a spectacular clubhouse. The golf course opened for play in August 2003 and is already considered one of the best courses in Europe.
The rest of the facility opened on 21 July 2004. The club is situated in a spectacular spot featuring marvellous views of both the mountains and sea. Its 18 holes cover 72 hectares, and in addition there is a practice area, as well as one of the largest and best clubhouses in all of Spain.
“This is a course where you will use every club in your bag. It is very fun and offers the option of making it easy or difficult. It is a very large course, with ample but perfectly shaped fairways and greens.” Santiago Luna, four-time Spanish national champion and a twenty-year veteran of the European golf circuit.
You can also book tee times on golf courses in the area through Hotel Almenara: (Service exclusively for guests staying at the Hotel Almenara) Central Reservations and Information (CIR), Telephone: +34 902 181 836 Email: email@example.com.
In the South of Spain, where the mountains of Andalusia and the Guadiaro River converge as they meet the Mediterranean Sea, you will find Hotel NH Almenara. Its stylish and inspired design comprehends life in a special way.
Say good morning to the Mediterranean, lose your thoughts to the immense, green sea or simply let your mind drift freely in the gardens. When we talk about luxury rooms we are not just referring to the inside.
Elysium, Sotogrande’s Spa. A centre where you will find the perfect setting to relax, to let your self slip away with beauty and relaxation experiences, to pamper yourself in an unbeatable space for wellness.
The centre has the most innovative treatments and a wide variety of activities designed for your health and beauty, with advice from the best professionals in the sector. In Elysium you will find the harmony you seek between the body and the mind.
I am extremely pleased to announce the 2014 World Corporate Golf Challenge World Final will be held in Sotogrande at both the NH Almenara Hotel and Golf Resort and at La Reserva Club de Golf, from the 1st – 6th July 2014.
We are delighted to bring the World Final to the south of Spain and the world-renowned area of Sotogrande. Some of the world’s and Europe’s greatest golf courses are situated here, including the 1997 Ryder Cup venue Valderrama, Real Golf Sotogrande, Almenara and lastly La Reserva, the venue for the 2014 World Final.
La Reserva Club de Golf is a magnificent expansive golf course with views of both the mountains and the Mediterranean Sea.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank Sotogrande, the NH Almenara Hotel and Golf Resort and La Reserva Club de Golf who are our Host Venue Partners. Both the enthusiasm and help from our partners have been invaluable in our preparations for this World Final. I am certain that the World Corporate Golf Challenge will provide a great platform to showcase what the Almenara, La Reserva, and the local area have to offer to the global golfing audience and I am in no doubt that the world famous Spanish hospitality that all of the competitors will receive will make this year’s World Final a truly memorable occasion.
Finally I would like to wish all of our friends and licenses from around the world the best of luck in your domestic events building the road to the World Corporate Golf Challenge World Final.
We look forward to seeing you in Sotogrande, Spain, very soon!
World Corporate Golf Challenge
Trick Shot King
“The World Corporate Golf Challenge is one of my favourite events since it brings business people together from all around the globe to play golf and network. It is beautifully hosted and the great thing is that any company can enter and become World Corporate Golf Champions.”
Jeremy Dale is the UK’s most innovative trick shot artist and has been ranked as high as number two in the world. His shows have to be seen to believed since Jeremy is a completely ambidextrous golfer able to hit both left and right handed. In 2005 he finished runner up at the World Golf Trick-Shot Championships and he has now entertained golfers in over 30 countries.
Ronan Rafferty (Newry, January 13, 1964) is a professional golfer from Northern Ireland, who won in 1989 the Order of Merit on the European Tour and currently is involved in golf broadcasting, working as a commentator and analyst , and also designs golf courses.
British Championship winner for children under fifteen, in 1980 tied for first place with Peter McEvoy in the Open Amateur Stroke Play Championship of Tropfeo Brabazon.
The most important achievements of his career, came from 1989 when he won the Ryder Cup and the Order of Merit on the European Tour in the same year.
Winner of seven championships eurpeo circuit and four circuit championships Australasia, Rafferty now playing some tournaments, and is involved in broadcasting, working as a commentator and analyst, is a designer of golf courses and appears regularly on Setanta Golf coverage the PGA Tour.
Golfing World is an exciting new golf TV and multi-media concept created by IMG Media. The programme is 60 minutes in duration, produced 5 days of the week (Monday to Friday), 48 weeks of each year -the most comprehensive daily golf magazine show anywhere in the world.
Golfing World is distributed to international broadcasters globally across North and South America, Europe, Africa, Middle East, Asia and Australasia, delivering a worldwide golfing audience of millions. All broadcasters have the flexibility to schedule the programming during day-time or prime-time viewing hours.
Through IMG Media’s unparalleled expertise in sports production and distribution, we are able to deliver a truly unique golfing product that can provide a powerful communication and adaptable marketing platform for sponsors, venues, destinations, manufacturers etc.. to increase key market awareness and reach the valuable golf fan demographic on a global basis.
Time and Fortune Magazines are the official print media partners of the WCGC World Final.
Time is the world’s largest circulation weekly news magazine, and widely regarded as one of the most popular magazines in history.
Fortune is a global business magazine published by Time Inc. The magazine is especially known for its annual features ranking companies by revenue, and is currently published tri-weekly.
Time and Fortune provide the WCGC with coverage throughout the Europe, Middle East, and Africa, reaching a readership of over 1.8 million.