Modena Golf hosts the Final Show to celebrate our 20th Anniversary in style
September 16th, 2021 – The Grand Final of the Alps Tour has a new twist this year as it will be played for the first time on a prestigious venue in Italy under the name of Emilia Romagna Alps Tour Grand Final 2021. It is actually a comeback for the Modena Golf & Country Club, former host of the 50th edition of the Italian Open in 1993 and of one of the first stops in the schedule of our new-born Tour back in 1991, when the Alps Tour was moving its very first steps. Therefore, it is a more-than-welcome return in the list of famed Alps Tour venues in the year when the tour celebrates its 20th Anniversary.
Located in Emilia Romagna in the heart of Italy, a world-renowned region for some of the most well-known Italian culinary delights, and just a handful of kilometres from Maranello and the Ferrari supercars factory, the Modena Golf & Country Club was designed by the German champion Bernhard Langer and inaugurated in 1990 on a flat extension of over 100 hectares on the slopes of the Modena hills.
Characterized by wide greens and fairways, the Langer course is surrounded by five lakes and numerous bunkers which make it a fun and technical course.
“On behalf of the Members of the Modena Golf & Country Club – a club that is strongly committed to promoting the game of golf in our region at the best European levels, as well as to enhancing all its young athletes – I would like to thank the Alps Tour for choosing our Club as a venue for the Grand Final 2021, this year an even more important event having reached its twentieth edition”, says Alberto Caselli, President of Modena Golf. “I am sure that the players having the honour of participating in the event will be able to put on a show on the appealing course, venue for the 50th edition of the Italian Open and designed by a great champion, Bernhard Langer, assisted by the American architect Jim Eng.
“A deserved thanks, in addition to all the sponsors, goes to the Emilia Romagna Region for supporting the event and pursuing its tradition of particular attention to high-level competitive events, as well as to the promotion of the excellences of our territory – and there are so many. I am sure that the 20th Grand Final will honour Modena, just as I am certain of the commitment of the Modena Golf & Country Club for the success in the organization of this event”.
“Modena Golf & Country Club was one of the very first venues for an Alps Tour event, back in year 2001”, says Marco Durante, President of the Alps Tour Golf Association. “After twenty years of continuous service to the raising of young golf stars, we are very happy to return to Modena for the very special celebration of the Grand Final – 20th anniversary. We are very thankful to the Italian Golf Federation and to Modena Golf & Country Club for their faithful support“.
The top 50 professional players in the Alps Tour Order of Merit and those amateurs ranked within the top 50, will compete against each other on the Bernhard Langer designed course in the week of October 14-16 to determine the overall winner of the 2021 season.
On top of being in the top 50 following the last tournament of the regular season (the Golf Nazionale Alps Open, Oct. 7-9), players must also have played in at least 5 tournaments in 3 different countries this season to be able to take part in the Grand Final.
The format for the final is 54-hole stroke play over three days with no cut. In the event of a tie for first place after the 54 holes, the winner will be decided in a hole-by-hole play-off.
However, even more interestingly, the points distribution in the Grand Final can have a major impact on the OoM ranking. The prize money has been upgraded to €50,000 with a cheque of €7,000 for the winner, and the points earned have been increased by 30% compared to the other competitions. In total there are 60,000 points to be distributed, with the winner receiving 9,500 points and the runner-up 6,000 points.
What’s at stake? A full Challenge Tour category (cat. 13) for the 2022 season goes to the top five players on the OoM at the end of the Alps Tour 2021 Grand Final, while the following five will get a category 20.
The Emilia Romagna Alps Tour Grand Final 2021 is promoted by the Alps Tour with the fundamental support of the Italian Golf Federation, Modena Golf & Country Club, and the Emilia Romagna Region.
The entry deadline for the Emilia Romagna Alps Tour Grand Final 2021 is September 30th.
For the updated Order of Merit, click here.
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