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Spring Hotels have Announced Their Annual Golf Tournament 25th September 2010

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Spring Hotels have a hotel close to  all the major golf courses in the South of Tenerife which makes them the perfect partner for the golf visitor and the Golf Courses alike.

Every year they hold the Spring Hotels Golf Tournament, this year its on 25 September 2010, everyone’s invited to enter  guests, holidaymakers and locals.  This year its being held at Golf Las Americas Golf Course which will be newly opened and will be in great condition .

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To make the event that little bit special, why not take advantage of a mini break at the award-winning four star Arona Gran Hotel just along the shore in Los Cristianos. Prices start at 50 Euros per person per night half board, two or three-day packages include green fees for players and accompanying persons. To book go to our website or email spring@springhoteles.com. Please add your. handicap and licence number if you have one. If you are not staying with us you can still book the green fees, 45 Euros,  direct with the course through this link.

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After the golf they present the prizes and  hold a super raffle for all competitors. It’s a great day out, I wrote this from last years tournament, where I may add Wifie won an all-inclusive break at a Spring Hotel , we both had a great time with super food on our visit to the 4* Hotel so I’m hoping we win a break this year too……

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Zulu and Golf in Tenerife what can they possibly have in common ?

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The first thing that intrigued me was the name, I mean who would call a charity that’s holding a Golf day at Costa Adeje Golf Course in Tenerife, “Ingane Yami” so I set of to Callao Salvaje on Tenerife’s West Coast to find out from the man behind the golf day South African James Beckley.

On meeting James, and his assistant Gina, the first question I had was “why the name Ingane Yami ?” “ You don’t speak Zulu then ?” James laughed and went on to explain that Ingane Yami means “My Children” In Zulu. I then got the picture, What a great name !

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The reason why its such a great name is that in two words, although to many alien, it sums up the whole concept of the charity, “ My Children.” Yes we are all God’s children some born more fortunate than others in this world.

The idea behind the charity,with all the money raised, is to build a children’s village children’s. The village of  Ingane Yami will consist of 25 individual houses, each of which will be home to 6 children of varying ages and a “house mother”, thus recreating a stable family unit and enabling these vulnerable children to be brought up in a loving, Christian environment which in turn will grow leaders to take care of the future. This is not a new concept but a proven formula which has been shown to work very successfully  at Watoto Village in Uganda.

From my point of view I think it’s a great idea a game of golf at one of the premier courses on Tenerife and being able to help such a great charity at the same time.

So please ring Gina and get involved and I hope to see you at Costa Adeje Golf Course on Saturday June 5th 2010..

All proceeds from the day’s events will be donated to the Ingane Yami Children’s Village Charity. Why not become a fan of theirs on Facebook, or  follow them on Twitter and take a look at their Photos on Flickr.

The event starts at 9.00am and it promises to be a great day.

The format will be:
Pairs
2-ball better ball
Shotgun Start

Entry fee is €50 per person and this includes Buggy & Buffet
Places for this event are limited so to make sure you are registered please book early.

To reserve your entry please contact either of the following:
Email: gina@pearlygrey.com or telephone Gina on 657 628 544
Call into the Costa Adeje Golf Course or telephone them on 922 710 000

Golf Las Americas The Next Encounter

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How time flies it does not seem a month since the last Amigolf tournament at Costa Adeje Golf Course but I have an Email  invitation to the next Amigolf tournament to be held at the wonderful Las Americas course on May 8th 2010.DSCF2185

It’s the 4th tournament in the order of merit series of Amigolf and Las Americas Golf Course is a great venue to have it at. They will have the usual 18 holes of medal play golf with two categories of handicap golf and the scratch. Members have a Very Special price which includes buggy and lunch, now how could I let that pass me by…

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Las Americas is one of my favourite courses on the island .. I can’t wait ..should be a great one …..May even try to get a practice round in a day or two before…..

Have a look at this great championship course, Golf Las Americas Golf Course

A Tenerife Lad who is hoping to make it on the European Professional Golf Scene

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I had the great pleasure in meeting an exciting young professional golfer who was brought up right here in Tenerife. The young man in question is James Ferraby a 19-year-old from the South of Tenerife. Born in Leeds, James came to Tenerife with his family as a two-year old and grew up here going to the Luther King School in Aldea Blanca. He left the school at 16 to pursue his dream as a professional golfer and that’s where the real story begins…

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Rather than drop out of school and try to teach himself golf or get a job as a junior in a golf shop James decided, with the help of his family, to get some of the best instruction in the world by going to Hilton Head: South Carolina, USA to further both his golf and his academic future.

James went on to the Heritage Academy one of the top schools in the world for the development of golf with its tie up with the Hank Haney International junior golf academy , Hank Haney just happens to be the Instructor to the #1 Player in the World, Tiger Woods…That’s the level of instruction James has received..

James said “The Heritage Academy was a special place for me which allowed me to continue my education and practice my passion for golf every day. The day started with normal academic lessons till lunch time then the afternoons were for practicing or playing golf with gifted players, both boys and girls, from all over the world, the weekends were for practice or playing tournaments “

After graduating from college in America, James returned home to the island of Tenerife, he then turned professional in 2009. His first outing as a fully fledged Professional was at Golf Del Sur Golf Course in the October of that year at the Jimmy Golding memorial tournament where he came 4th in a very experienced field, shooting 72.70.69 over the three days. He is planning to try for his European Tour card at Q-school this September which, if successful, will entitle him to play in all PGA European Tour events and put him on track to the career he has worked towards for years.

Living on an island, he has to travel to all the major Pro tournaments throughout Europe, which is very expensive, so he is looking for sponsorship from local Tenerife business people in return he is prepared to give on course instruction or range lessons on a one to one basis. I got a 15 min round the green chipping lesson, its amazing how little pointers help your game.

He has based himself at Amarilla golf course and uses their practice facilities for up to six hours a day, six days a week, this boy means business and through hard work and dedication, I really hope he achieves it.

To contact James E-mail: –  james_giry@hotmail.com

The Tenerife Golf Clubs Interclub tournaments

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Its that time of year again when the golf courses are a bit quieter and the prices have been reduced for the Summer season that the actual golf club members get together and hold their annual inter-club tournaments where members from each club play against one another at different golf clubs throughout South Tenerife in the Summer season.

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Each team, from each club, consists of 16 chosen members of varying handicaps who play in pairs on a stableford better ball format giving a total of 64 players per tournament. There are four local golf clubs involved Costa Adeje, Golf Del Sur, Amarilla and Amigolf.  The first match in the series is being held at Golf Del Sur Golf Course on Tuesday 20th April here on the beautiful island of Tenerife.

The competitors will all enjoy 18 holes of golf with buggy followed by a meal in the clubhouse.Its a great way to meet and compete with fellow residents and golfers from other clubs here in the South of Tenerife. I have made a lot of friendships over the years and would not miss the inter-club competitions.

This year will be the first time Amigolf has entered a team and Sir Old Golfer has the privilege of playing for them ….

AYMERICH GOLF CLUB TOURNAMENT AT GOLF DEL SUR 17th April 2010

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Another round of the Aymerish Golf Club Circuit is being played at Golf Del Sur Golf Course in Tenerife on Saturday 17th April…..All Welcome. Golfing In Tenerife will be represented By Sir Old Golfer

An individual stableford competition with three categories.

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CATEGORIES:
1st GENTS  ( 0 – 18,4)
2nd GENTS  (18,5 – 26,4)
LADIES        ( 0 – 36,4)

TROPHIES:
First and Second each category
and Scratch prize.

Entry Prices

Platinum Members………………………….15€
Vocational and Corporate………………30€
Guests……………………………………………..40€


Golfing In Tenerife visits Costa Adeje Golf Course in Tenerife

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Just thought I would take my camera and take a few shots of Costa Adeje golf course as I am playing here with Club Amigolf on 10th April 2010, also to have a look at the overall layout and condition. Last year Costa Adeje Golf hosted the Tenerife Ladies European Tour event to great success and has more recently been the venue for a Rod Stewart and Elton John concerts.

The director Mr Paul De Sterck was more than helpful giving me access to all areas and supplying me with a buggy to get round the course. The course is moving into low season after a very busy winter but it was surprisingly busy on the day I visited.

The course I must say was in fantastic condition and the greens have held up well over winter and were lightning fast, as was commented on by some of the players I spoke with that day.

I must also add a comment on the buffet lunch, which for research purposes only I just had to try, It’s an all you can eat set up with a large  salad bar with everything you could expect including smoked salmon to a grill area with chicken, steak and pork followed by the most delicious sweets. It was honestly some of the best food I have had at a golf club and for a set price.The lunch service on the Terrace was full with many non golfers taking advantage of the fine food on offer as the restaurant area is open to the public but the dress code must be observed.

I am immensely  looking forward to Saturdays competition and Amigolf have negotiated a special price for members to include green fee, buggy and the buffet lunch…will my waistline cope ? …you bet it will.