Nacho Elvira won the Wales Open in July
Nacho Elvira won the Wales Open in July Image Credit: Supplied

Dubai resident Richard Rayment and his Spotlight agency — based in Dubai for six years — have announced an addition to his player management stable of golfers by signing up Spain’s Nacho Elvira.

The 34-year-old Elvira joins fellow Spaniards Rafa Cabrera Bello and Adri Arnaus on Rayment’s team.

Rayment told Gulf News: “I am very excited to sign Nacho to our company and have the opportunity of working with such a fine golfer and person.

“I was also hugely impressed that Nacho won in one of his first events under my watch, the Wales Open, held at Celtic Manor in Wales in July. He has been close to winning on the European Tour on a few occasions and this was a great start to our partnership.

“Nacho is a fine young player who had a strong amateur career representing Spain in various international events, including the 2010 Eisenhower Trophy.

“He has come through the ranks of the Challenge Tour and now he has first European Tour win we are looking forward to a strong finish to 2021 and beyond.”

Elvira has been a pro since 2011 and graduated through the Challenge Tour with three wins in 2015 earning immediate and automatic promotion to the European Tour.

In 2016 he was crowned the Challenge Tour Graduate of the Year after finishing a creditable 44th on the Race to Dubai.

He currently stands 62nd in the 2021 Race to Dubai and 253rd in the world rankings.

He finished tied 16th in the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship at the start of the year and his biggest prize money cheque to date is €191,570 which he won in Wales in July. He will be in action in the UAE in November at the DP World Tour Championship, Dubai on Earth course, Jumeirah Golf Estates, and wish both Elvira and Richard all the best with their Dubai link.