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Published on : Friday, May 13, 2016
For two years in a row Real Madrid F.C and Atletico de Madrid C.F have reached the Final of the Champions League. CONGRATULATIONS! Once again Madrid’s football, will reach the very top a European football competition.
In Real Madrid’s case, they will play for its 11th European championship after ousting Manchester City 1-0 in their UEFA Champions League semifinal second leg on Wednesday. Real Madrid will face city rival Atletico Madrid, which advanced to the May 28 title game in Milan by ousting Bayern Munich on Tuesday, setting up a rematch of the 2014 final won by Real Madrid in extra time. This had never happened before, and we will all be waiting for it!
But how do these two big football clubs bond with golf in Madrid?
For the past years both Foundations, Real Madrid and Atletico de Madrid’s, have been working hard to promote the values inherited to sports, such as: respect, hard work, solidarity, compromise, equity, and motivation. By supporting golf in Madrid they open a new line of undiscovered sport where young players can develop all of those values. And they also collaborate in many other solidarity actions, such as donating money to cancer research or to sports programs for schools.
Last year Atletico de Madrid’s foundation organized a Solidary Golf Circuit where all benefits were donated to de Spanish Federation of kids with cancer. The Circuit took place in six different golf courses, two of them in Madrid inClub De Golf Lomas Bosque. This course is 18 holes and it is designed by Robert Dean Putman, the golf course is considered by its geography as one of the funniest of Madrid. Situated in an exclusive location overlooking the Sierra de Gredos, this is a place that push the player to use every club in their golf bag with the challenge to use everyone during the game.
This year its Real Madrid’s Foundation in charge of organizing this event, in this case all benefits will be donated to schools that have programs that encourage more inclusive and adapted sports for all, where they offer an education of quality for kids with different capacities. This Friday 7th of May, the golf competition comes back to Madrid an will take place at R.A.C.E golf course, situated on the outskirts of Madrid, and next 2nd of July in RSHECC (Real Sociedad Hípica Española Club de Campo), which also includes two 18 holes golf courses, Norte and Sur, designed by Robert von Hagge next door to the Jarama racing tracks. The North course, opened in 1997 and host to the Madrid Masters 2007 and 2010 (won by Luke Donald), runs through oak trees and bushes and is a tougher test of golf, although both are very challenging with uphill and downhill holes, valley carries, lots of dogleg holes and well protected by bunkers.