Golf in Sotogrande pays tribute to Seve Ballesteros

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On May 7, after failing to overcome a long illness, the iconic golfer Severiano Ballesteros died.  He was one of the professionals with the best record in the history of the sport.  Among his many successes Seve, as he was known in its environment, was the winner of five World Match Play Championships, two first places in the Masters tournament selective and three in the British Opens. A legend of the sport, despite its withdrawal in 2007 of the sport, has always been united in one way or another to his great passion by designing golf courses and organizing tournaments.

On this occasion, because of his death, Sotogrande golf and the whole world have been paying tribute. Without going any further, last weekend, the world of golf in Sotogrande, Valderrama Club, the Junta de Andalucia and the European Tour paid tribute to Seve and his friend Jose Mari Olazabal.

In this way, golf in Sotogrande, paid tribute to one of the greatest golfers in history, and what better place to honour Seve, the Valderrama Golf Course where he won his last  Ryder Cup as captain in 1997.

During the celebration of the event, nostalgia was the protagonist. One of the most emotional and intimate moments for golf in Sotogrande was the projection on different screens of a video that reflected the best moments of the great legend of the Ryder Cup, Seve and his partner Jose Mari Olazabal.

Olazabal, who was a great friend of Severiano, was full of emotions and in tears because he emphasized that Ballesteros golf has been recognized throughout the world. He also remembered at all times the intensity, strength, fighting spirit and the passion with which the cantabrian golfer handled his professional and personal life.

Golf in Sotogrande, but also golf in the broadest sense of the word, lost Severiano Ballesteros six months ago so the nostalgia and emotions were felt very hard during such an emotional event.

This golf event in Sotogrande was held in honour of these two sports figures. Present was also the son of one of the biggest golfers in history, Javier Ballesteros. The son of this golfer proved himself during Castelló Masters Golf Tournament together with Sergio Garcia and Rafael Nadal.

From the Club Marítimo de Sotogrande, we also want to express our words to pay tribute to this great figure, who was one of the biggest in this sport not only in Sotogrande but also around the world.

Golf in Sotogrande pays tribute to this exceptional athlete and this unique person. Thank you Seve  for letting us , the golf enthusiasts, participate with your achievements and your successes.