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The Crib Sheet: Euram Bank Open

The Crib Sheet: Euram Bank Open

This week marks a return to Austria on the Road to Mallorca International Schedule as the Euram Bank Open takes place at Golf Club Adamstal Franz Wittmann. Here’s what you need to know before the action gets under way on Thursday…

From rally driving to golf…

Franz Wittmann

Considered to be the most successful rally driver in Austria, Franz Wittmann is not only a passionate rally driver but is also an avid golf lover and from 2006 - 2013 he was president of the Austrian Golf Association. The golf club at which the Euram Bank Open is being held, Golf Club Adamstal, is now named after the former rally driver and is described as the ‘local legend’ in the surrounding areas.

A charming landscape…

Situated in the middle of the most wooded region in Middle Europe, the golf course is surrounded by immaculate greenery, secluded from noise and pollution. The course has incredible attention to detail and fits perfectly into the charming landscape with most fairways being aligned with a row of trees on either side. Panoramic views are seen from many a hole but will also offer a test to many of the players who need to be on top of their game to stay out of the rough and the trees that are always looming.

Fighting on the Road to Mallorca…

S Tarrio 1

This week’s field contains many of the names which can be found towards the top of the Road to Mallorca Rankings, including current leader and two-time winner Santiago Tarrio. Craig Howie, the Road to Mallorca Number Five who was victorious at Range Servant Challenge by Hinton Golf in Sweden, joins Tarrio in the field, as does American Chase Hanna, Germany’s Hurly Long and South African Oliver Bekker, who occupy spots seven, eight and nine on the Rankings, respectively.

A formidable golf course architect…

Adamstal Golf Course 27

Jeff Howes gave Golf Course Adamstal its unique design and his experience in the past is remarkable after working with the legendary Jack Nicklaus. The course is distinctive in the sense that every hole has its own revealing name, but also Howes incorporated streams, slopes, clearings and rock formations making into a beautiful course with breathtaking aspects.

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