The third edition of this comparatively young golf cup presented by Habanos S.A. – the world leader in the commercialization of Cuban cigars – will be held in Varadero Golf Club, Cuba from April 14th till April 16th, 2011. 72 golf players from 12 countries will present their states on the golf course, including the golf legend – Tony Jacklin.
The event is organized by The Esencia Group and Palmares S.A – the main golf establishment in Cuba.
The first edition of this tournament was held on 4th May, 2009, in Varadero whose guest of honor was Ernie Els from South Africa – classified as world’s No.5 golf player.
The second Montecristo Golf Cup was held in the same Varadero Golf Club, Cuba in April 2010. Alvaro Quirós from Spain – one of the most remarkable golf players in the PGA’s European Circuit – was invited to the second edition as a guest of honor.
Tony Jacklin, who is invited to the third tournament as a guest of honor, has won two major tournaments – the US Open and the British Open, and can be also remembered for being involved in the Ryder Cup. Mr. Jacklin was member of the “Great Britain and Ireland” team in years of 1967, 1969, 1971, 1973, 1975 and 1977, etc.
The golf course will be welcoming 72 players form 12 countries, such as Germany, Canada, France, Mexico, Uruguay, Spain, United States, Ireland, Aruba, United Kingdom, Russia and Cuba.
The ceremony of award presentation will be held on April 16th 2011 at 6:00 pm in the Varadero Golf Club. It will have the best mass TV and Radio broadcasting ever, with the presence of national and local mass media.