Golf Club St. Leon-Rot will stage the European Boys’ Team Championship for the continent’s top 16 teams from 5 - 9 July 2022. The club is very appreciative at being awarded such a top-class event once again by the European Golf Association (EGA) and the German Golf Association (DGV). In 2012, St. Leon-Rot was the venue for the U-18 European Girls’ Team Championship – a tournament that continues to evoke happy memories.
“As a club with a focus on competitive golf sport, we have an extensive junior and performance programme. Giving our juniors the chance to watch the crème de la crème from close up at our club and to learn from them is fantastic. It’ll be a wonderful experience and one that’ll instil us with pride,” says Dietmar Hopp, the President and patron of Golf Club St. Leon-Rot.
“Particularly pleasing is that we can host the top European teams in the year marking our 25th anniversary as a club. For me, it’ll be a highlight as it’s awe-inspiring watching what the young elite golfers can do on the golf course. It was obviously fun watching the pros at the Deutsche Bank SAP Open tournaments here, likewise the Solheim Cup players. But the juniors, whether at the 2015 Ping Junior Solheim Cup or at our annual German Boys & Girls Open, just fascinate me over and over again.”
It means that Golf Club St. Leon-Rot will continue its tradition of hosting prominent pro and amateur tournaments. The club submitted a bid to the DGV and EGA and is very grateful and proud at being confirmed as the venue for the championship.
The focus in the coming years will be on the preparations to deliver an excellent golf course condition for the tournament. In addition to the outstanding training facilities, the golf club also has two top quality championship courses meeting the required highest standards regarding quality and demand – Rot (length: 6587 metres) and St. Leon (length: 6541 metres). The home-connected people of Nord-Baden will take the chance to offer the participants something far more than just sport when hosting the opening ceremony in the Heidelberg Castle.
“We hope we’ll be able to cheer on a player from our SLR Academy in the German team on home ground,” says Eicko Schulz-Hanßen, the General Manager of the Golf Club St. Leon-Rot.