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Iberostar Anthelia Hotel Golf Tournament at Las Americas Golf Course 18th Sept

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You don’t want to miss this one Tenerife Golfers..

A game of golf at The championship Golf Las Americas golf course with a gala dinner at the 5 *Iberostar Anthelia Hotel Prizes for each category winners and entry into a great raffle…

The raffle prizes include a weeks holiday in Brazil, Andalusia and the Canaries at one of the Iberostars great 5 * Hotels plus many more I would like to win prizes.

VIII Torneo Anthelia

The Grand Final of the Tenerife and La Gomera Golf Circuit at Golf Del Sur Golf Course

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This Saturday the 11th September sees the “Grand final” of this years golf circuit being held at Golf Del Sur Golf Course a wonderful championship course in the South of Tenerife.

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So far this summer we have played 7 matches on the circuit covering all the major courses on Tenerife and the Island of La Gomera with an average of 140/160 players in each tournament.

The grand final at Golf del Sur will feature the top 20 from each category, playing by ranking order, in a stableford format, competing for the final placing in this years circuit.

Gentlemen                   Ladies                    Classification       

1st Category                         1st Category                  Seniors        

2nd Category                       2nd Category                Scratch

                                                  3rd Category

At the moment I am sitting 11th in category 1 and 12th in the scratch so am eligible to play in the grand final. This is the first year I have competed in the full circuit, missing only one match, I have found that the comradeship amongst the competitors fantastic as we all get to know each other moving from one tournament to the other regardless of nationality or language ( as not too many speak Scot’s ) .

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The organisation at each course has been first class with all the score cards and handicaps being done in a professional manner. The sponsorship from all the participating companies has helped put the circuit into the position of the number one golf tournament in the Canaries.

If you are participating in the “Grand Final” The cost will be 50 € per person.

More information please contact  Golf Del Sur Golf Course on 0034 922 738 170 or through its website here

The Wild Geese Charity Golf Competition at Golf Del Sur Golf Course

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The Wild Geese Charity Golf Competition In Aid of OROBAL Children’s Charity based right here in Tenerife.

This is one competition I would hate to miss, not only is it great fun day but you are also helping a super charity.

Friday 24th September 2010

Golf Del Sur Tenerife : Golf Course

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Individual Stapleford

Ladies and Gents Max Handicaps Gents 20

Categories 0 – 10 Ladies 28

11 – 20

Sponsor a hole or a green for 50 Euros

Donation for the day including Green Fee, Competition Fee,

Buggy, Prize, Charity Donation and Buffet is 60 Euros.

Buffet in Wild Geese from 7.00pm followed by presentations.

All enquiries phone Stef 650443061

www.thewildgeesetenerife.com

Association of Orobal

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.

1st Tourneo Circuito Aymerich 2010 at Golf Del Sur Golf Course Tenerife

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March 21st saw the first tournament  in the Aymerish  Golf Club  Circuit here at their wonderful golf facility  Golf Del Sur Golf Course in Tenerife.We had fabulous conditions, shorts were the order of the day, with the temp at 25c and very little wind so scoring was good. Golfing in Tenerife were represented by Sir Old Golfer who played off a handicap of 4 in this premier event of the season.The course was in great condition with the greens playing “true.”

Sir Old Golfer had an 8.02 tee time so almost the first group out in a field of about 90 players split into 3 categories. 0-18.4 and 18.5 –28 for males and a female category.

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A very welcome sight for all competitors was the tent at the 10th tee where Aymerish golf had supplied us all with refreshments and nibbles. After the golf you were invited back to the tent to fill in your score cards and to enjoy the hospitality once more with a beer or two whilst waiting for the full field to complete their round.

It was great to see a four ball of “Youngin’s” all low handicappers and lovers of the game of golf, who behaved impeccably throughout the day, one of which won the scratch off a handicap of 6…well done to Alvaro, I’ll get you next time.. Another in the group plays off 3, wonderful  I just wish I was that age again…

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The Golfers of Tomorrow !

At around 5 pm people gathered in the lounge area of the club house at Golf Del Sur for the presentation hosted by the club Directoria Maca Rodriguez and Nelly Platano .

The Winners on the day were as follows :-

1st Cat … Gonzalez Delgado,Francisco

2nd Cat…Bermudez Iglesias,Juan Car

Ladies…Watts, Carol Anne

Scratch… Hernandez Cabezuela, Alvaro

Sir Old Golfer missed the scratch by one shot, how many times does that happen.

Great day was had by all and we are all looking forward to number two in the series which is held at Golf Del Sur on the 17th of April 2010.

Some nice pictures of the day Here …..

A special mention to Spring Hoteles who gave a great raffle Prize of two nights half board, for two people, at one of their  delightful 4*Hotels in Tenerife.

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Winner :  Mr Ray Dunne

Coming up in February 2010 here on Golfing Tenerife ….

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I have some exciting things lined up this February here on Golfing in Tenerife…..starting with an interview with a long established golf pro on the island who is going out of his way to accommodate me with some tips, help and pictures. We have a full golf course review of one of the islands top courses with beautiful pictures and an interview with their general manager on how he see’s the future of Golf in Tenerife, which should be interesting.

On the restaurant review side, I have a new restaurant reviewer for the south of Tenerife and I have promised to do a review myself on a local restaurant that we use on a regular basis…Well they promised me a free beer !

The Game we play It’s Called Golf

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  • In primitive society, when native tribes beat the ground with clubs and yelled, it was called witchcraft; today, in civilized society, it is called golf.
  • The man who takes up golf to get his mind off his work soon takes up work to get his mind off golf.
  • Golf was once a rich man’s sport, but now it has millions of poor players!
  • Golf is an expensive way of playing marbles.
  • The secret of good golf is to hit the ball hard, straight and not too often.
  • There are three ways to improve your golf game: take lessons, practice constantly … or start cheating.
  • An amateur golfer is one who addresses the ball twice … once before swinging, and once again, after swinging.
  • Many a golfer prefers a golf cart to a caddy because it cannot count, criticize or laugh.
  • Golf is a game in which the slowest people in the world are those in front of you, and the fastest are those behind.
  • Golf: A five mile walk punctuated with frequent disappointments.
  • There’s no game like golf: you go out with three friends, play eighteen holes, and return with three enemies.
  • Golf got its name because all of the other four letter words were taken.