Royal Dornoch Pitches In With Defibrillator Funds

Royal Dornoch Pitches In With Defibrillator Funds

The internationally-renowned Royal Dornoch Golf Club is supporting a drive to make potentially life-saving equipment more readily available in the town. The club has two defibrillators available for golfers and visitors - in the clubhouse and at the half-way house on the Championship Course – and has now provided financial help to install a machine outside Dornoch Medical Practice. The club has previously helped fund the provision of defibrillators and other medical equipment for doctors’ cars and is backing efforts in the town to have more publicly-accessible machines that can provide a swift…Read more …
La Manga Club Serves Up Pre-Christmas Golf With All The Trimmings

La Manga Club Serves Up Pre-Christmas Golf With All The Trimmings

Featuring world-class facilities on and off the course, La Manga Club is a firm favourite with golfers across Europe and players can end the 2017 season in style by heading to Spain’s flagship resort to compete in its popular La Manga Club Golf Open from December 5-8. Taking place for an impressive 17th successive year, the 36-hole event – which will be played on the resort’s acclaimed North and South courses – attracts men and women from all over the continent and offers the ideal chance to grab a sunshine golfing break before…Read more …
La Manga Club Makes Sporting Summer Offer

La Manga Club Makes Sporting Summer Offer

Free accommodation and a range of other fantastic savings are among the eye-catching offers available to couples and families booking a last-minute summer sporting break at Spain’s La Manga Club over the next two months. Guests can enjoy five nights for the price of four when booking a stay of five nights or more in the resort’s five-star Hotel Principe Felipe and four-star Las Lomas Village apartments and townhouses from August 20 until the end of September. In addition, discounts of 10 per cent in La Manga Club’s restaurants are also available during…Read more …
Castle Stuart Greenkeepers Are A Cut Above

Castle Stuart Greenkeepers Are A Cut Above

Two teenage employees at the internationally-renowned Castle Stuart Golf Links are not letting the grass grow under their feet after completing the first part of a greenkeeping qualification. Reece Haspell and Kerr Edgar, both 17 and apprentice greenkeepers at the Moray Firth links, are studying for an SVQ in greenkeeping and sports turf. The three-year distance learning course is hosted by SRUC Elmwood in Fife, part of Scotland’s Rural College. The course covers a range of topics, including golf course construction, turf grass identification and production, soils and root zones and golf course…Read more …
Great Danes Ruin Spanish Golf Dream At La Manga Club

Great Danes Ruin Spanish Golf Dream At La Manga Club

Spain’s dreams of golfing glory on home soil were ended in dramatic fashion as Denmark defeated them on the final hole to win the 2017 European Under-18 Boys’ Team Championship at the world-famous La Manga Club resort. The multi award-winning venue, in Murcia, south-east Spain, was hosting the prestigious event for the first time in its history, with players from 16 countries gathering at the resort for the chance to succeed France as champions. Spain’s six-man team – who last won the title in 2011 with a side that included one of the…Read more …
Foxhills And Powerday Team Up For Grenfell Tower Fundraiser

Foxhills And Powerday Team Up For Grenfell Tower Fundraiser

Foxhills Club & Resort is delighted to announce that it will be staging the Powerday Plc Invitational Pro-Am on Thursday 14 September 2017, to raise funds to go directly to those affected by the Grenfell Tower disaster. The invitational Pro-Am will include the ten members of the Great Britain and Ireland team and their United States counterparts, who – over the three following days – will compete at the prestigious Surrey venue for the 28th PGA Cup, the biennial match contested by PGA Professionals. The Pro-Am is the brainchild of Foxhills’ ambassador Brendan Reynolds and Mick Crossan -…Read more …
Legg Is Last Man Standing At La Manga Club

Legg Is Last Man Standing At La Manga Club

Former Birmingham and Wales defender Andy Legg held his nerve on the final day to beat defending champion Andy Morrison and claim a first victory in the 21st edition of the Footballers’ Golf Classic at Spain’s famous La Manga Club resort. Legg was forced to settle for third place behind Morrison in 2016 but made no mistake 12 months later, holding off the Manchester City cult hero’s challenge to take the title under sunny skies at the popular sports and leisure resort in Murcia, south-east Spain. The winner was never out of the…Read more …
100 Holes In A Day For Breadsall Priory Golfers

100 Holes In A Day For Breadsall Priory Golfers

Golfers at Marriott Breadsall Priory Hotel and Country Club recently took part in an 18-hour golf challenge, in a bid to raise funds for Umbrella, a local charity for disabled children. The fundraiser took place on Saturday 24 June, where Steve ‘Mr Captain’ Cousins – club captain at Breadsall Priory, Steve Turner – Breadsall Priory’s director of golf, club members and staff all partook in a challenge that saw 100 holes being played in one day. Starting the challenge at 3.45am and holing their last putt at 10.00pm, the team collectively achieved 100…Read more …
Stoke Park Invests In Golf Academy

Stoke Park Invests In Golf Academy

The prestigious five-star Stoke Park Country Club, Spa & Hotel is investing a ‘significant six-figure sum' in its golf academy as it looks to build on the success it has achieved in the last few years. The Buckinghamshire club is also investing in new staff to help bring through a succession of talented youngsters and complete beginners. Chris Murtagh, 33, has been appointed head of instruction at the multi-award-winning venue, where he is joined by 31-year-old Tom Reid, who takes up the post of senior teaching professional. A graduate of Loughborough University, Murtagh…Read more …
New Finca Cortesin Greens To Set The Pace In Spain

New Finca Cortesin Greens To Set The Pace In Spain

Finca Cortesin Hotel, Golf & Spa has begun work on an ambitious greens renovation programme that will put the resort’s putting surfaces on a par with some of the most famous and exclusive venues in golf. The deluxe Andalucian resort will become the first golf course in Spain to feature a new, environmentally-friendly type of Bermuda grass on all its greens when the project is completed this summer. Renovation work to relay all 18 greens on Finca Cortesin’s acclaimed championship course, as well as the practice putting green, with a new variety of…Read more …
Appy Days Ahead For La Manga Club

Appy Days Ahead For La Manga Club

Visitors and guests to Spain’s La Manga Club will be able to further enrich their stay with a new resort app offering easy access to the latest information, services and promotions on offer at the world-famous venue. Free to download to iOS and Android users, the new software allows individuals, groups and families to not only plan their stay, but also acts as an invaluable reference guide when in resort. Available in both English and Spanish, the app provides comprehensive details on La Manga Club’s extensive range of sports and leisure facilities including…Read more …
Free Golf Offer At Royal Dornoch As Glenmorangie Links Extended

Free Golf Offer At Royal Dornoch As Glenmorangie Links Extended

Golfers lining up to experience Royal Dornoch’s renowned Championship Course in a forthcoming open event are being given the chance to prepare by playing its sister course for free. The Glenmorangie Open, an 18-hole stroke play competition - which has new headline sponsors this year - is being held on the world-famous links on Sunday 20 August for male golfers with handicaps of 13-27. The Par 70 Championship Course was ranked No.5 in the world and No.1 in Scotland by Golf Digest in 2016. To encourage entries from as far afield as possible,…Read more …
Women Golfers Keen To Tee Up At Castle Stuart

Women Golfers Keen To Tee Up At Castle Stuart

Castle Stuart Golf Links is flagging up a rapid response to its forthcoming Highland Ladies Open, with just a few places left in the field. The call for entries was only made on 6 June and already the capacity of 20 teams has almost been reached, with just a few places remaining. To book a place in the event on 17 September contact Castle Stuart on 01463 796111 or bookings@castlestuartgolf.com This year players have the added incentive of having one of the UK’s leading golf coaches help them prepare for the competition. Former…Read more …
Littlestone Golf Club Continues Its Support For Junior Golfers

Littlestone Golf Club Continues Its Support For Junior Golfers

Littlestone Golf Club, home to one of Kent’s finest championship links courses, continues its long and proud tradition of supporting junior golfers in the county. In addition to running a comprehensive junior academy,  Littlestone PGA professional,  Bruce McDonald, has been out and about at local schools recently offering coaching to junior golfers and introducing newcomers to the sport. Over the last few months, Bruce has visited three local schools that has resulted in some fantastic feedback from the youngsters as well as the teaching staff and now two schools have signed up for…Read more …
La Manga Club Eyes More Global Success After Double Golf Honour

La Manga Club Eyes More Global Success After Double Golf Honour

La Manga Club’s popularity as one of the world’s leading golf destinations continues to grow after receiving two new accolades – and Spain’s flagship resort is in contention for three more top golf industry honours later in the year. For the fourth year in a row, the luxury sporting venue was the only resort in continental Europe to receive acclaim in the ‘Best Golf Resort in the World’ category at the 2017 Ultras Awards, being shortlisted alongside top American venues Pebble Beach and Bandon Dunes, St Andrews and eventual winners The Gleneagles Hotel.…Read more …
Finca Cortesin Joins Forces With European Tour Properties

Finca Cortesin Joins Forces With European Tour Properties

Finca Cortesin Hotel, Golf & Spa has enhanced its growing reputation as one of the world’s most prestigious golfing venues after becoming a member of the exclusive European Tour Properties network. The deluxe Andalucian resort has joined the esteemed group as a European Tour Destination and is only the second Spanish member of the group, which comprises a select collection of world-class golf venues located in key strategic golf markets. A three-time host of the Volvo World Match Play Championship in 2009, 2011 and 2012, Finca Cortesin’s acclaimed 18-hole championship course was designed…Read more …
See The Scottish Senior Open For Free This August

See The Scottish Senior Open For Free This August

The Scottish Senior Open, one of the most enduring events on the European Senior Tour, celebrates its 25th anniversary this summer – and admission for spectators in 2017 will be free of charge. Some of the leading names in European senior golf, including past Ryder Cup captains, are set to play at the spectacular Renaissance Club, situated between Gullane and North Berwick in the heart of Scotland's Golf Coast. That impressive stretch of East Lothian golfing territory will be hosting the event for the third successive year, from August 4-6, with the first…Read more …
Farleigh Celebrates Women’s Golf Month

Farleigh Celebrates Women’s Golf Month

Farleigh Golf Club in Surrey is celebrating Women’s Golf Month this June by encouraging their Friends to bring a female guest for free. The popular Friends loyalty programme launched at the Club in August 2015 and has over 5,000 members. Free to enroll in, it offers local golfers £5 off their green fees and a special monthly offer. “We are proud to support Women’s Golf Month,” says Adam Walsh, General Manager at Farleigh. “We know from speaking with our members and visitors that most women who take up the game often do so…Read more …
Castle Stuart Ladies Open Role For Gillian Stuart

Castle Stuart Ladies Open Role For Gillian Stuart

One of the UK’s leading golf coaches will help set women golfers on the right course at the Highland Ladies Open at Castle Stuart this year. Former Curtis Cup player Gillian Stewart, a four-time winner on the Ladies European Tour, is now a respected coach based at Castle Stuart Golf Links, near Inverness. The course, which has hosted the Scottish Open four times in the last seven years, is now taking entries for the third annual Highland Ladies Open, to be held on 17 September. This year’s launch coincides with Women’s Golf Day…Read more …
Scotland Boos To Boost La Manga Club Charity Week

Scotland Boos To Boost La Manga Club Charity Week

Scotland manager Gordon Strachan will be among a host of stars and dignitaries who will gather at La Manga Club this summer to help the famous Spanish resort raise money in aid of under-privileged children in South America. The former Celtic and Southampton boss played a leading role last year in helping La Manga Club raise around €20,000 for the Alda Foundation - which helps educate poor youngsters in Paraguay - and the award-winning venue is aiming to do even better for the charity when it stages a week of fundraising events from…Read more …