The golf courses of Val-Quéven and Plœmeur will be the scene of a pro-am weekend. This official competition involves teams of four players made up of one professional and three amateurs.
After a previous limited edition because of the Covid, the organizers from Quebec and Ploemeur have filled up with participants even if the Spaniards and Scots do not understand at the start: “38 teams are registered, including 33 French Celtic teams and 5 foreign Celtic teams. That is 152 players involved “, comments Loïc Dufihol, one of the organizers who adds: “It’s a great plateau after the two years of golf-Covid. »
Golfers from across the Channel, Ireland, Cornwall, Wales “five foreign teams will be on the course on Saturday”, which will kick off with a shot gun at 10 a.m. “We can organize this competition, the Golfceltrophy, which takes place within the framework of the Interceltic Festival, thanks to the financial support of communities such as the Brittany Region, the Morbihan department, Lorient Agglo, the cities of Ploemeur and Quéven. » The awards ceremony will take place in Quéven on Sunday at 5 p.m.
Drought is a problem
The only problem is that the drought is currently hitting Breton golf courses hard. “We are indeed very limited in watering”, confides Pavel Jirsa, the director of the two golf courses concerned. “We no longer have a water supply on our golf courses, on Ploemeur and Quéven. We follow the prefectural regulations, that is to say that we only water the finish areas, the greens. We have reduced our watering volumes by 80%, we are distributing the bare minimum on the greens because, without this, golf would be meaningless. The surfaces are dry, we are counting on a change of weather which would come to save us”, but it’s not for this weekend…
Also, the players will have to face a “hard” ground with balls bouncing all over the place. The winners will have to be concerned and lucky… The Quévenois of Benjamin Le Drogo are expected at the turn, guided by the pro Xavier Poncelet.
Pierre Rolland, a pro from Morbihan who teaches in Pessac, will train another team from Quebec behind him (J. Thiou, C. Le Navénec, T. Lefebvre). The Saint-Laurent Arnaud Brien will move a team of young people with long teeth (L. Fourdan, E. Quernec, Z. Choquier-Guilbaud). The Ploemeurois will have their say with Fred Barrandon at the helm with players of the future like Raphaël Petit-Minuesa surrounded by experienced Dominique Guigueno and Ramon Ramirez.
In the individual tournament, played on Thursday, the Irishman Arthur Lelu (licensed in Val-Quéven, 73) won ahead of Franck Boutin (Saint-Laurent, 73). Among the women, victory for Manon Le Squer (Val-Quéven) thanks to a card of 81.