La Manga Club Golf Open Comes Of Age In Style

La Manga Club Golf Open Comes Of Age In Style

Players from all over Europe took advantage of outstanding golf, first-class hospitality and temperatures in the mid-70s as Spain’s La Manga Club delivered a fitting finale to the 2018 season at the 18th edition of the popular La Manga Club Golf Open. This year’s sun-drenched event featured one of the strongest fields ever assembled for the 54-hole competition, with around 200 players from countries including the UK, Switzerland, Belgium, the Netherlands, Sweden, Italy, Germany and the host nation gathering at the Murcian resort for five days of fun on and off the fairways.…Read more …
Prince’s Launches Junior Foundation To Bring Through The Next Generation Of Talent

Prince’s Launches Junior Foundation To Bring Through The Next Generation Of Talent

Prince’s Golf Club in Sandwich has announced the launch of a junior foundation with the aim of bringing through the next generation of local golfing talent to elite and professional level. The Prince’s Foundation provides scholars with club membership, coaching from the team of teaching professionals at Prince’s, clothing, equipment, tournament entry and mentoring to support their development. Rob McGuirk, General Manager at Prince’s, commented: “As a club that has fantastic heritage of producing European Tour, Challenge Tour and elite amateur players, we feel that it is important to give our juniors the…Read more …
International Field Flocks To Kent Coastline For Championship Links Team Challenge

International Field Flocks To Kent Coastline For Championship Links Team Challenge

Golfers from across Europe descended on Prince’s, Royal St. George’s and Royal Cinque Ports last month to battle it out in the Championship Links Team Challenge. The fourball better ball mixed team event in early November spans three days of golf on some of England’s finest championship links golf courses, with a round at each of the prestigious links courses on the east Kent coast. Prince’s Golf Club, home of the 1932 Open Championship won by Gene Sarazen, boasts 27 holes of championship links golf including the reimagined Himalayas 9 as well as…Read more …
SkyCaddie SX500 Yardages Match Laser, Says PGA Winner

SkyCaddie SX500 Yardages Match Laser, Says PGA Winner

The SkyCaddie SX500, golf’s hottest new distance measuring device, claimed its latest professional victory this month in the hands of Five Lakes PGA pro Gary Carter and Club Captain Nigel Popper – the SkyCaddie PGA Pro-Captain Challenge 2018 champions. The pair praised the SX500’s accurate yardages to the pins on the Golf Son Muntaner course at Arabella Golf Mallorca, as they emerged victorious among the ten qualifying teams. After lifting the trophy, first-time GPS user and PGA professional Gary Carter said: “If you’re serious about your golf you’d be a fool not to…Read more …
La Manga Club Revels In Global Golf Spotlight As Europe’s Number One

La Manga Club Revels In Global Golf Spotlight As Europe’s Number One

Spain's La Manga Club celebrated its past and present after enjoying a memorable night of success at the 2018 World Golf Awards, which included being named ‘Europe's Best Golf Venue' for the second year in a row. The iconic sports and leisure resort was hosting the event for the second year running and was one of the big winners at the lavish prize-giving ceremony, with its five-star Hotel Principe Felipe being voted ‘Spain's Best Golf Hotel' for the fourth time in the last five years. In an extra special moment for La Manga…Read more …
La Manga Club To Welcome 2019 With ‘Mardi Gras’ Party

La Manga Club To Welcome 2019 With ‘Mardi Gras’ Party

La Manga Club will be conjuring up all the atmosphere of New Orleans and its world-famous Mardi Gras festival to help guests celebrate the new year in flamboyant style. Delivering live music to inspire the spirit of the party-loving American city and its emblematic carnival, the Spanish resort’s ‘Mardi Gras’ New Year’s Eve Gala Dinner is just one of the themed events that it is staging to help couples and families welcome 2019 in memorable fashion. Taking place in La Manga Club’s grand ballroom, the Mardi Gras black-tie evening promises to be a…Read more …
Youngsters Have Chance To Impress At Stoke Park

Youngsters Have Chance To Impress At Stoke Park

The five-star Stoke Park Country Club, Spa & Hotel, in Buckinghamshire, has achieved unprecedented success with its scholars' programme in recent years - and later this month it is inviting talented youngsters to see if they have what is required to be the next generation of graduates. The club's scholarship programme - initiated by its members in order to nurture talent - offers a great opportunity for junior golfers to develop their game at the world-class facilities at Stoke Park. The current British Boys' Champion, 15-year-old Conor Gough, is among the current crop…Read more …
Bjorn Warms Up For Ryder Cup Visit With Foxhills Visit

Bjorn Warms Up For Ryder Cup Visit With Foxhills Visit

Thomas Bjorn made an astute captain’s pick with a visit to Foxhills Club & Resort ahead of this week’s Ryder Cup showdown. The Dane leads Team Europe into battle against the USA at Le Golf National in Paris on Friday but warmed up for the frenzy with a trip to the more relaxed surroundings of the Surrey resort. Although he may have appreciated the opportunity to unwind with a short break and a trip to the award-winning spa, Bjorn was instead there to undertake media duties with Foxhills friend and Sky Sports presenter,…Read more …
Breadsall Priory Marriott Hotel & Country Club Lands Top Spot At English Disability Open

Breadsall Priory Marriott Hotel & Country Club Lands Top Spot At English Disability Open

Breadsall Priory Marriott Hotel & Country Club is announcing its championship victory at the English Disability Open with the country club’s golf coordinator, Mick Horsley landing top spot. Taking place at Warwickshire Golf & Country Club, the tournament was co-sanctioned by England Golf and the charity, Balasa Golf. Welcoming more than 40 golfers with a range of impairments, the golfers competed in three handicap categories over 36 holes. Horsley opened day one with two-over par 74 on the Kings Course, followed by a day two on the Earls where he quickly took the…Read more …
Littlestone Throws Open Its Doors To Brand New Pro Shop

Littlestone Throws Open Its Doors To Brand New Pro Shop

Littlestone Golf Club has thrown open its doors to a brand new Pro Shop located by the main clubhouse overlooking the championship links, regarding by many as one of England’s finest courses. The new modern structure will allow the club to stock a much more extensive range of golf equipment, clothing including a members’ branded range, shoes and golf accessories which can now also be bought online. A brand new SAM PuttLab, the world’s leading putt coaching and training system, has also been installed for members and visitors alike who will be able to…Read more …
Royal Dornoch And Castle Stuart To Host Donald Ross Pro-Am

Royal Dornoch And Castle Stuart To Host Donald Ross Pro-Am

Two of Scotland’s leading links courses will host a prestigious Pro-Am tournament next year in honour of Donald Ross, one of golf’s most acclaimed architects. The four-day event will be held from 24-28 September 2019 at Royal Dornoch Golf Club and Castle Stuart Golf Links and will feature 16 teams from across the world. Players will also hold a practice round at Brora Golf Club. Ross, who was born in 1872 in Dornoch, grew up playing on the famous links and as a young man was the “Keeper of the Greens”. He was…Read more …
Finca Cortesin Enjoys Major Rise In New European Golf Rankings

Finca Cortesin Enjoys Major Rise In New European Golf Rankings

Finca Cortesin Hotel, Golf & Spa’s decision to become the first course in Spain to relay its greens with a new variety of Bermuda grass has received a glowing endorsement after the exclusive resort moved into the top 10 of Golf World magazine’s updated rankings list of the ‘Top 100 Resorts in Continental Europe’. The deluxe venue in Andalucia, Spain, was one of the biggest risers in the new benchmark industry poll of the continent’s best places to play and stay, climbing up nine places to eighth in the latest standings. Assessed over…Read more …
Stoke Park Is Officially A Worldclass.Golf Venue

Stoke Park Is Officially A Worldclass.Golf Venue

The five-star Stoke Park Country Club, Spa & Hotel, in Buckinghamshire, is the only English venue to be accepted into a new collection of ‘the world's premier golf destinations', which launches later this month. The collection, called simply worldclass.golf, has been created by Portman Publishing & Communications (PPC), publisher of GMé - one of the golf industry's oldest trade titles - in order to recognise "a sophisticated, cosmopolitan or cultured experience that goes well beyond what is expected". PPC's managing director, Michael Lenihan, conceived worldclass.golf after growing frustrated at the number of superlatives…Read more …
Prince’s Golf Club Reveals Spectacular New Short-Game Area

Prince’s Golf Club Reveals Spectacular New Short-Game Area

Prince’s Golf Club has opened its completely revamped short-game area to further enhance the world-class facilities on offer at the club. The Sandwich club’s latest investment of £50,000 into elevating its facilities sees the creation of a larger putting green, and two further greens with surrounding pot bunkers for pitching and chipping. The work to the enhanced practice area began in August 2017 and has opened this summer for full use. The new short-game facilities were first put to the test by the Open Championship hopefuls who contested Final Qualifying at Prince’s in…Read more …
New Golf Shots Make La Manga Club Picture Perfect

New Golf Shots Make La Manga Club Picture Perfect

The award-winning golf facilities at the five-star La Manga Club have been put in a refreshing new light by a new set of images commissioned by Spain’s flagship sports and leisure resort. Acclaimed Swedish photographer Jacob Sjöman spent three days at the famous Murcia resort shooting its three world-renowned 18-hole courses – the South, North and West – and capturing the magic that has made the venue so popular with golfers across the globe. Sjöman has photographed many of the world’s leading courses including Cape Kidnappers in New Zealand, Thracian Cliffs in Bulgaria,…Read more …
Practice Makes Perfect New Facility At Foxhills

Practice Makes Perfect New Facility At Foxhills

Foxhills' ambitions to create the best practice facilities in Surrey have taken a giant leap forward as work has started on a state-of-the-art new short game area. The historic Surrey resort already places huge emphasis on its coaching with a covered, floodlit driving range and putting greens. But the new facility is no minor undertaking at 3,500 square metres with two practice bunkers, synthetic hitting areas and a 650 square metre green at a cost stretching well into six figures. The new short game practice facility is expected to be open for use…Read more …
Golfers Invited To Add New Chapter To La Manga Club’s Glorious History

Golfers Invited To Add New Chapter To La Manga Club’s Glorious History

Sun-drenched fairways have been common place for golfers across the UK and Europe this summer, and the action is set to be just as hot at Spain’s La Manga Club in December when the resort stages the 18th edition of the popular La Manga Club Golf Open. Golfing legends Severiano Ballesteros, Arnold Palmer and Gary Player all feature prominently in the resort’s illustrious past, and amateurs from across the continent have the chance to write their own piece of La Manga Club history when the event takes place from December 3-8. Men and…Read more …
Leadbetter’s Stoke Park Dream Comes True

Leadbetter’s Stoke Park Dream Comes True

The legendary golf coach David Leadbetter opened his new European academy headquarters at the multi-award-winning Stoke Park Country Club & Spa and described the venue as “one of the world’s premier golf facilities”. Leadbetter, who has coached players to 22 Major championships and more than 100 individual worldwide tournament victories, has more than 30 academies across the globe – with Stoke Park the 13th to open in Europe. Many of the world’s top golf coaches have gone through the Leadbetter Golf Academy certification and Stoke Park’s team of dedicated professionals has been undergoing…Read more …
Royal Dornoch Prepares To Welcome International Golf Event

Royal Dornoch Prepares To Welcome International Golf Event

Scotland’s summer of golf continues this week when the spotlight turns to Royal Dornoch which hosts the Boys Home Internationals. The historic links, a favourite haunt of five-time Open champion Tom Watson and other Major winners including Ben Crenshaw, Craig Stadler and Greg Norman, will welcome teams from Scotland, England, Wales and Ireland from 7-9 August. Local interest will focus on Calum Scott, from Nairn Golf Club, who is making his second successive appearance for the Scottish team. Calum’s brother Sandy is also a Scottish internationalist and played for Great Britain and Ireland…Read more …
Europro Stars Make A Grand Entrance At Foxhills

Europro Stars Make A Grand Entrance At Foxhills

Foxhills is set to recreate the drama of golf's version of a penalty shoot-out as an extra feature of their PGA EuroPro Tour event next week. The top-25 players on the third tier of European golf will face a sudden-death shoot-out for a £1,000 winner's cheque as part of their preparations for the IFX and Winged Boots Championship (August 1-3). The par-three nine-hole Manor Course - a tricky test in its own right within the resort which also boasts two 18-hole Championship courses - will host the last-man standing-style event on Monday, July…Read more …