The kickoff of the 46th edition of the Hassan II Trophy and the 25th edition of the Lalla Meryem Golf Cup was held Tuesday in Rabat by Prince Moulay Rachid.
These two tournaments, organized until next Sunday at Royal Golf Dar-Esalam under the High Patronage of King Mohammed VI, have become the events not to be missed for fans of the little white ball. Since 2010, the Hassan II Trophy, legendary golf tournament, has earned a worldwide reputation, establishing itself as one of the most prestigious sporting events.
The Hassan II Trophy events will take place from April 25 to 28, with the participation of 156 players from different nationalities, and will be preceded by a Pro-Am on April 24 on the red course. This competition includes the participation of true legends including Gary Player, Severiano Ballesteros, Billy Casper, Lee Trevino, Payne Stewart, Nick Price, Sam Torrance, Padraig Harington, Ernie Els, John Daly, Jose Maria Olazabal, Alexander Levy, Danny Willet, Thomas Petters and Francesco Molinari.
The Lalla Meryem Cup will bring together 126 golfers and will be preceded on April 23 by a Pro-Am on the blue course.
Founded in 1993, the Lalla Meryem Cup is a popular meeting place for the best golfers since the event has attracted in the past the biggest names, including Marie-Laure de Lorenzi, Laura Davies, Suzann Pettersen, Anika Sorenstam, Patricia Meunier Lebouc, Sophie Gustafson, Gwladys Nocera or Charlie Hull, Ariya Jutanugarn, and Cheyenne Woods.
The two tournaments, organized by the Hassan II Trophy Association (ATH), benefit each year from a television broadcast that reaches more than 650 million households on five continents.
In addition to the two competitions, a mixed exhibition tournament will be held on Tuesday at hole no. 9 of the Parcours Rouge, in addition to the Lacoste Clinic Exhibition which will be held at the Royal Golf Dar es Salaam Golf Course on Saturday, April 27th that the Kids Cup will return the same day on the Green Course.
In addition to these two competitions, the ATH organizes a social and solidarity action. This initiative consists of a charitable action in the form of an unprecedented auction of works and cultural objects, and collection of donations from players participating in the Pro-Am of both events, for the benefit of the Mohammed V Foundation for solidarity. Morocco, a pioneer country of the mixed race, remains to this day the first nation in history to have received in the same city, at the same dates and on the same place a men’s and a women’s race being part of the European golf circuits.