The Royal Family show its support to golf and women’s sport
H. M. Queen Letizia has accepted the Presidency of Honor of the 2023 Solheim Cup, the prestigious international team event in which Team USA faces Team Europe every two years and will be held for the first time in Spain at the Finca Cortesín club (Costa del Sol, Andalucía) in 2023.
The unconditional support of the Royal Family endorses their commitment to women's sport and golf as ideal vehicles to convey the best values, in addition to reinforcing the position of the 2023 Solheim Cup, a memorable golf tournament that recently received another decisive boost after being declared an event of Exceptional Public Interest by the Government of Spain. It should be also noted that this is the first women’s golf event designated as an event of Exceptional Public Interest, a distinction that highlights the importance of this competition on the international scene.
The presidency of the Honorary Committee of the 2023 Solheim Cup by Her Majesty Queen Letizia is a further reflection of how the main state institutions are in tune with all the entities involved in the organization of this important event, which will undoubtedly become an ideal ambassador for our country and, in particular, for Andalusia and the Costa del Sol.
The members of the Honorary Committee presided by Her Majesty Queen Letizia are Mr. Pedro Sánchez, President of the Government of Spain; Mr. Alejandro Blanco, President of the Spanish Olympic Committee; Mr. Juan Manuel Moreno, President of the Junta de Andalucía; Mr. Francisco Salado, President of the Diputación de Málaga; Mr. José Antonio Mena, President of the Mancomunidad de Municipios de la Costa del Sol Occidental; Ms. Ángeles Muñoz, Mayoress of Marbella; Mr. José Carrasco, Mayor of Casares; Mr. Gonzaga Escauriaza, President of the RFEG; Mr. Pablo Mansilla, President of the RFGA; Ms. Marta Figueras-Dotti, President of the Ladies European Tour; Mr. John Solheim, President of Karstein Manufacturing Corporation; Mr. Javier López, President of Finca Cortesín; and Ms. Alicia Garrido, President of Deporte & Business.
The 2023 Solheim Cup will have Finca Cortesín as official venue and is sponsored by PING, Costa del Sol and Rolex as Global Partners; and by Andalucía, Acosol, the Marbella Town Hall and the Benahavís Town Hall as Official Partners.