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Tenerife – a different golf option. The Mar-Y-Sol Tournament For all.

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On November 30th 2010 we celebrated the 2nd International Mar y Sol Open 2010 at Amarilla Golf & Country Club (Tenerife). This very special event, organized by the Mar y Sol Hotel was hailed once again as a massive success.

50 competitors from across the globe fought to win the 2nd International Mar y Sol Open 2010. Initially the tournament was to be played two days, but the torrential rain on Monday, 29th forced the competition to be suspended. On Tuesday with the sun finally shining this integration tournament was played in superb conditions.


Love this slogan.. these guys mean it

Each of the players has an official HDC, but many of the participants cope with an additional type of handicap. Some players are visually impaired; others may be single or even double amputees, paraplegic or hemiplegic. All over the world there have been separate tournaments for golfers with different abilities. So, able-bodied golfers would play in their own competitions, golfers with impaired sight would play in a tournament together or those with missing limbs would play in another one.

This tournament brings all of the golfers together and the vagaries of the golf handicap system allow them all to compete equally in a competitive integration tournament.

I spoke with Renate Kraus, manageress of Mar y Sol Hotel and organizer of the tournament.

“We were not sure if all of the able-bodied and disabled players would want to give up the separate tournaments and play together and whether it would affect the funding PB300089but it has come together.”

“It takes many hands to put this event on and it simply would not happen without them. We have players from Spain, England, Germany, France, Italy, Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Switzerland, Austria, Holland and as well from the Czech Republic. The able-bodied resident members of Amarilla Golf & Country Club are committed to mixing socially with and competing against disabled golfers on an equivalent competitive level.”

“All of the organizers give up a lot of time and money to make this event happen because we want to facilitate the integration of disabled players from the whole of Europe into a major event. We thank our sponsors: Titleist, TAG Heuer, Banco Santander, Sinpromi, Hotel Mar y Sol, Teralava – Centro de Terapias, Tui Vital, Condor, The Players Golf Shop, Canary Golf Federation, PBT (, Cicar and Halcon Viajes.”

The President of the Canary Golf Union, Mª Luisa Forniés Fdez. del Castillo, said: “The quality of play was excellent yesterday. I watched one competitor hit his tee shot with a driver using only one extremely strong arm. A paraplegic player used the “powergolfer” sports wheelchair which allows him to stand up and chipped in from off the green straight into the hole.”PB300016

The Captain of Amarilla Golf & Country Club, Michael Baker, said: “One can not fail to be humbled by the way these extraordinary individuals overcome their disabilities to produce some exceptional golf.”

The inventor of the “powergolfer” sports wheelchair, Christian Nachtwey, explained that each golfer has to individually adapt either through special equipment or by developing their own golf swing to find a way to get the ball around the course.

Golf is a unique sports option and Mar y Sol Hotel offers in Tenerife “get into golf” courses for the disabled from January to March 2011. An experienced coach will show the wonderful world of pitching and putting to all newcomers.

The Award Ceremony took place in the afternoon at Amarilla Golf & Country Club. The winners were awarded their prizes by Renate Kraus (Manager of Mar y Sol Hotel), Michael Baker (Captain of Amarilla Golf Club) and Mª Luisa Forniés Fdez. del Castillo (President of the Canary Golf Union).PB280256

The gross winner of 2010 International Mar y Sol Open was Luis Vicente Mateu Sisternas from Spain, with a score of 22 points. The net winner was David Hill from Great Britain, with a 37-point score.

The category one winner with a 25-point score was Joan Pere Morera Castell from Spain.

The category two winner with a 32-point score was Michael Baker from Great Britain.

The category three winner with a 34-point score was Miroslav Lidinsky from the Czech Republic.

The “nearest to the pin” prize was won by Linda Williams from Great Britain.

The “longest drive – ladies” prize was won by Marjo Boissovain from Switzerland.

The “longest drive – gentlemen” prize was won by Gerhard Fuchs from Germany.

All the players were pleased about the organization of the competition and fascinated by the golf course, announcing their participation in next year’s tournament according to the motto: “Tenerife – a different golf option”

Photos of this event are available here …some very remarkable people. I had a great time in their company and hope to play as well as Photograph the event next year

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

I went with Amigolf to play golf against the Portuguese May 2010

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Here is the video of what we got up too …The Portuguese won this time but we plan to make this an annual event..Great fun was had by all.

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


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

Association of Orobal

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 .


Golf Las Americas

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 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.


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……

Heading Overseas to play Golf but this time not too far

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So here  I am off again overseas to play golf, one of the drawbacks of living on an island, but this time I am really looking forward to it as I will be travelling by Fred Olsen Express ferry rather than by plane as I am going to  La Gomera , a small island off the West Coast of Tenerife, about 40 min by Olsen fast ferry.

Fred Olsen runs  the ferry service to the island from Los Cristianos in Tenerife , you may have seen their big yellow ferry’s in the harbour at Los Cristianos to San Sebastian in La Gomera,, The golf course we are going to play and hotel of Jardin Tecina is also owned and operated by Fred Olsen SL. as you  would expect from one of the Islands foremost companies both are amongst the best in the Canaries.

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Don’t take my word for it have a look at the Jardin Tecina Web site and you will see the views and condition of the Golf Course are second to none with the hotel built in a village style  which complements the islands beauty but has all the requirements of the most concerning clients.

This U tube Video gives you the experience that’s only 40 min away but out of this world if you love Golf.

This is the fifth  match in the 1vTenerife and La Gomera Golf circuit is being played at the Tecina Golf Course on Saturday 7th August 2010. The circuit over the years has went from strength to strength due to the work put in by the Golf Association, the courses themselves and the sponsorship of the many Island based companies who all help make the day run smoothly and that all the participants have a fun day out.

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The circuit this year is also open to both residents and holiday makers alike and for just 50 Euro you get a round at the championship course , the presentation of prizes, refreshments and a great opportunity to mix with the  locals and tourists who both have one aim in common enjoy good competitive golf on a championship course in the Sun..

Hotel Jardin Tecina and Tecina Golf are offering a special rate to circuit players and partners  of just 49 Euros per person per night on a half board basis, single person supplement of 15 Euros is applicable and bookings are subject to availability.

Hotel Jardin Tecina can be contacted on 0034 902222140 or by email full details are on the website If you want to book a round at Tecina Golf call 0034 902222130, email

Happy Golfing

August 7 – Tecina Golf

€ 50 per person

August 21, Abama Golf

€ 100 per person

GRAN FINAL September 11 – Golf del Sur

€ 50 per person

Looking for a Holiday and want to Golf in the Sun

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Look no further than the Island of Tenerife this Summer… Great courses, Great weather, Great Hotels, Great nightlife, Great Restaurants, Great Flight access from Europe and beyond and most of all Welcoming people….

The Golf Courses have got together and came up with this great value for money package which will benefit all golfers of whatever ability…


Golf Las Americas Golf Course

So what’s on offer ?

The package includes 3 Green Fees at 3 different championship golf courses on the island to choose from:

  • Buenavista Golf
  • Golf Costa Adeje
  • Golf las Americas
  • Golf del Sur
  • Tecina Golf
  • Click on the courses to see their own web sites….

    Players must play 3 different golf courses and these are not possible to be repeated.

    Price is 135€ per player and package.


    Costa Adeje Golf Course

    Furthermore, package buyers will get a special extra offer :-

    Package buyers can play 1 extra round at Abama Golf for a special rate of 150€ (official rate is 200€), and/or 1 extra round at Golf los Palos (9 hole) for a special price of 15€ *

    * The players have to call directly to Abama Golf or/and Golf los Palos for tee times bookings and have to present the Summer Package Voucher upon arrival at the club house in order to get these special rates. Payment is upon arrival and only valid for 1 round of golf at each golf course.

    For more information

    (0034) 922 753 613

    If you want to win the Golf package just become a fan of ..

    The Tenerife Magazine  here


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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.


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

    First and Second each category
    and Scratch prize.

    Entry Prices

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

    Captains Day at Golf Del Sur

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    Saturday sees a big day in the golfing calendar for the members and guests of The Golf del Sur golf club. We have around 8o playing in a Stableford competition over 18 holes with some great prizes for each category along with nearest the pins and longest drives.

    Afterwards there is a dinner dance with  a champagne reception at the clubhouse so a chance for some to get suited and booted.


    The event this year is shadowed by the loss of  the serving Captain Mr Gwyn Evans who passed away 16th November 2009 . His Vice captain stepped up to take over the role as captain. As  a tribute to Gwyn all the money raised and entry fees for the competition are going to Gwyn’s favourite charity, The White Feathers at La Chafiras

    I will be playing and have invited the President and Captain of Amigolf Juan Antonio Gallindo and Jose Miguel Martin-Fdez Periquet to play with me along with Past captain of the Peanuts Golf Society Mr Jim O’ Connell. As you can see I am in exalted company so better be on my best behaviour.

    I hope the weather stays kind as another storm is forecast , but as I sit here and type this its 25c outside with not a cloud in the sky, so lets hope we are lucky.

    Update Here are the Photo’s from the evening dinner dance

    The Los Gigantes Golf Society

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    Did you know that Los Gigantes has its very own golf society and it been around for some years now ? They even have their own website.

    At this moment they are using Golf Del Sur Golf course as their home club but are always on the look out to get their members and guests a great deal  for a fun day out.


    Their next outing is at Golf Del Sur Golf course on Sunday 28th February first tee time at 8.50am and guests are very welcome to join them. Afterwards they head back to the village for a meal and a few drinks followed by a prize giving with some great prizes for the winners

    If you would like to join them and take advantage of their special green-fee rates then just telephone any of the names below :-

    President : Dave Morgan : 922 86 00 45
    Chairman/handicap secretary : Paul Fellows : 690 193 228
    Captain for 2009/10 : Andy Willison : 922 86 75 10
    Vice Captain : Ian Mottershead : 677004103
    Secretary: Kevin Spence 650730337

    or e-mail

    The Information/entry sheets are also in the Bamboo Bar in Los Gigantes and Pilgrims Diner and Blarney Stone in Playa de la Arena.

    A weil kent face returns to Golf Del Sur Golf Course

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    Dougie (the Scot’s marshal/Starter)  known to many of golfers who have played Golf Del Sur Golf course, has just returned to work today after a new hip operation which he had some 9 weeks ago here in Tenerife. Still in a little discomfort but keen to get back to work he was back on the tee at 8.00am this morning.

    DSCF1668 Notice the snow on the mountain behind yet on the course it was 25c

    Must be us Scot’s were made from girders as it says in the Iron Bru advert.

    Nice to see you back Dougie…….

    The First International Annual ABAMA PRO-AM Golf Tournament.12th/15th Feb 2010

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    To celebrate its fifth anniversary,  Abama Golf and Spa Resort on the beautiful Spanish island of Tenerife is hosting the first annual ABAMA PRO-AM Golf Tournament. The tournament will take place from February 12 to February 13, 2010.


    Cash prizes will be awarded to professional players and prizes for amateurs include stays at other Ritz-Carlton hotels around the world!

    I love this world-class golf course, a great challenge for all skill levels. And you won’t get a better view. This resort in the Canary Islands is situated on top of a cliff overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. The course features lakes, waterfalls and lush landscapes in addition to the amazing view of the water.

    Guests can stay for three nights, five nights or seven nights, and the ABAMA PRO-AM 2010 packages include:

    • Lunch at Casa Club restaurant during the 2-day tournament
    • 1 dinner per person at El Mirador Restaurant (excluding beverages)
    • 1 Thermal Circuit at Abama Spa per person per stay
    • Complimentary 1 hour tennis court per stay
    • VIP services at Abama pools and beach
    • Special discounts in the Golf Pro Shop and Spa Boutique

    Here are full details on the Pro Am from the Abama Web site

    Here is my report on when I played Abama and what you can expect

    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.

    Just to Brighten up one’s day !

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    “I play golf in the low eighties,” I was telling one of the youngsters at the club yesterday.

    “Wow,” said the young man, “that’s pretty impressive.”

    “Not really,” I said, “Any hotter and I’d probably have a stroke.”

    Happy New year from Wifie and I….

    I haven’t written much in the last few months

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    I haven’t written much in the last few months, a break was needed, but in the New Year I fully intend to start my Golfing In Tenerife… Golfing again.

    I still get a few 100 readers a day so to them and you if your a new reader

    A Very Merry Christmas and a Great New Year to you and yours”

    from the Sir Old Golfer and of course long suffering Wifie.

    July 2010 Ladies Tenerife Open to be held at Buenavista Golf Course.

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    Its has just been confirmed that this years Ladies Tenerife Ladies Open, part of the Ladies European Tour, will be held at Buenavista Golf Course in the North of Tenerife on July 1st-4th. Buenavista Golf course is a beautiful setting for such a prestigious event, once again sponsored by the Canarian government and tourism dept in conjunction with the Tenerife golf association.

    We can expect a full field of top class international Lady golfers including the 2009 winner Falicity Johnestone. More on this as the year unfolds, but I for one expect to be there, maybe as last year, doing a bit on local radio.

    Why not bring your clubs over and play the courses around the island and catch a few days of the open this summer holiday ?

    Here is the beautiful Buenavista Golf Course Web site...

    This appealed to my sense of humour !

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    A man walked into the Dentist’s office saying  “I have 2 buddies waiting in the car for us to go play golf on the best golf course in town. The tee off time is 10a.m and it’s 9.30a.m already, I dont have time for the anaesthetic to take effect so just pull the tooth out”.

    The dentist thought what a brave man he is!! he asked what tooth it was and the man turned to his wife and said, “open your mouth honey, and show him”.

    Golf in the 2016 Olympics ?

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    Golf and rugby sevens face one last test on Friday 9th Oct. if they are to be included in the Olympics from 2016.

    The International Olympic Committee’s executive board voted to include both at a meeting two months ago.

    But the recommendation must be rubber-stamped by a full meeting of the IOC congress in Copenhagen.

    Whats on at Golf Del Sur Golf Course in October 2009.

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    INDIVIDUAL STABLEFORD. Dos categorías Caballeros y una categoría Damas. Salidas cada 8 minutos. Premios a los dos primeros clasificados de cada categoría.
    Carpa y Coktail entrega de premios.


    PAREJAS MEJOR BOLA. ¾ de hdcps.
    Salidas cada 8 minutos.
    Premios a las 3 primeras parejas clasificadas y a la mejor pareja SCRACH.
    Carpa y Coktail entrega de resultados.
    15,16 Y 17/10/09

    Salida a Tiro sobre las 09 de la mañana.
    Trofeos a los 3 Primeros equipos clasificados.
    Carpa durante el recorrido y Barbacoa al finalizar el PRO-AM.

    PAREJAS MEJOR BOLA ¾ hdcps. DOS CATEGORIAS.(suma de 24 hasta 24 y mayor que 24).
    Salidas cada 8 minutos.
    Trofeos a las dos primeras parejas clasificadas de cada categoría.
    Picnic en el recorrido y Coktail a la entrega de premios.



    INDIVIDUAL STABLEFORD. Dos categorías Caballeros y una categoría Damas. Salidas cada 8 minutos. Premios a los dos primeros clasificados de cada categoría.
    Carpa y Coktail entrega de premios.

    Golfing with the Older Man !

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    A young man who was also an avid golfer found himself with a few hours to spare one afternoon. He figured if he hurried and played very fast, he could get in nine holes before he had to head home. Just as he was about to tee off an old gentleman shuffled onto the tee and asked if he could accompany the young man as he was golfing alone. Not being able to say no, he allowed the old gent to join him.

    To his surprise the old man played fairly quickly. He didn’t hit the ball far, but plodded along consistently and didn’t waste much time. Finally, they reached the 9th fairway and the young man found himself with a tough shot. There was a large pine tree right in front of his ball – and directly between his ball and the green.

    After several minutes of debating how to hit the shot the old man finally said, “You know, when I was your age I’d hit the ball right over that tree.”

    With that challenge placed before him, the youngster swung hard, hit the ball up, right smack into the top of the tree trunk and it thudded back on the ground not a foot from where it had originally lay.

    The old man offered one more comment, “Of course, when I was your age that pine tree was only three feet tall.”

    Golf Competition At Golf Del Sur 19th Sept 2009

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    Golf_del_Sur_CourseAYMERICH Golf Club invites everyone with a handicap to participate  in a stableford competition at



    SHOT- GUN at 9 a.m.


    3 CATEGORIES (0-11,4 / 11,5-18,4 / 18,5-26,4)

    PRIZES FOR THE 1st AND 2nd of each category



    Platinum Members………………………………25 EUROS

    Corporate Members……………………………..40 EUROS

    Vacational Members…………………………….40 EUROS

    Guests………………………………………………45 EUROS

    Contact :-

    Golf del Sur

    Urb. Golf del Sur – Galván Bello – 38639 San Miguel de Abona – Tenerife Tfno: 922 738 170

    RUBINA Restaurant – Los Cristianos

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    (Extensive menu to suit all tastes, warm friendly atmosphere and loved by locals).

    This restaurant has been on my list for a little while and as our friends have visitors this week we decided to try it just the two of us.

    We were met at the door by Mo the Lebanese owner who is a first class host, you feel as if you have known him forever after just a few minutes. His English is faultless and he also speaks 5 other languages so this guy is no dummy.


    We sat inside, in case it turned cool and it is very tiny, 6 tables each set for two people. Nicely decorated – typical Spanish style. There is no fast food in this place, just a tiny open kitchen where you can watch everything being made from scratch, so be prepared for a little wait. There were several tables taken outside and while we were there 4 people came for take-away pizzas. The menu was extensive but based around tourist tastes rather than anything Middle Eastern as he feels it might be a step too far for the majority of clients.

    I had the ‘devil’s on horseback’ starter the dates were lovely and fresh as were the walnuts, OH had prawns in garlic oil. Neither were huge portions but big enough and certainly very tasty. For main course Mo recommended the fillet steak which he gets from Argentina. This comes in several forms all around €16.50 – €17.50. OH had this, cooked with onions and honey and served with mixed vegetables and sliced fried potatoes. I opted for the house special which was strips of chicken cooked in ginger, served with sliced potatoes and half a red pepper filled with a honey and ginger sauce. Having sampled OHs I can honestly say they were both delicious.


    Mo the owner of Rubina – named after his wife.

    They don’t have a large selection of puddings, mainly ice creams plus one main dish of the day, today it was a type of tart with caramel however because the main course was quite large we had no room for dessert. We had four drinks, plus a café con leche and a baraquito and the bill was (including tip) €51.00 While not the cheapest around it was very good value for money and I will certainly go back.

    My only criticism is that OH would have liked some bread to mop up the garlic oil from his starter although it was only afterwards we realised it was an extra on the menu and had to be ordered.

    If you are planning to visit it is easy to find, just up from the Aguamar Hotel and on the roundabout opposite the Language School in Los Cristianos and if you want to sit indoors it is best to book

    Jardin Tropical :Tenerife Golf Tournament 2009

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    The fabulous  Hotel  Jardin Tropical : Adeje are holding their 15th annual Golf tournament at the world class championship golf course of Abama here in Tenerife on the 6th of June 2009. There will be 3 prize categories for men and 2 for women, there is also a scratch prize and one for the best senior along with a car for a hole in one on a designated hole.

    jardin Tropical

    So if you have a Spanish Federation handicap and 86 Euros you can enter by calling the hotel’s Golf lounge on Tel : 0034 922 746 001

    I will be playing at the event and I am looking forward to a great day out. Pictures and full report will follow…

    New Members Wanted : Amarilla Golf Offers

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    Amarilla Golf Club  is keen to add new local members both of men and women between now and the end of the year. The only proviso is that you need to join either on June 1 or on July 1 and pay the subscription up front which will cover you for the rest of the year.


    To take advantage of their offer, you don’t need to have a handicap  – they can organise that for you and you don’t have to be an experienced golfer.  If you want to join from June 1, you pay 1,400 Euros which will cover you to the end of the year. If you join from July 1, the amount will be 1,200 Euros this is for unlimited golf on the course. . You also get discount in the bar and the pro shop and a guest discount on their green fee.

    They also do a twilight  card for residents allowing you to  play 18 holes for 20 Euro any day after 3pm. This makes a lot of sense to me as all the courses are empty at this time of day, only thing I don’t seem understand is that they don’t seem to advertise their offers !

    All you need is an NIE number to get the card.

    Lucas from Las Americas Golf Course

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    The wonderful Club House


    View from the 18th green


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    Some More Views

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    This is Lucas he wanders around the course, Nice touch

    My New Book : Chapter by Chapter !

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    Many of you may not know it, but I have been very busy  over the last 2
    years putting my thoughts and ideas together in a  book. I am very proud of the results and to assist with the marketing, I am asking friends and family to help me out.

    I believe my new book on golf gives the reader valuable playing tips and
    insider information that I have gained through my years of struggle and
    experience. I’m hopeful you find this a useful tool to help you enjoy your
    game that much more as you enjoy the great outdoors.

    Chapter 1 – How to Properly Line Up Your Fourth Putt.

    Chapter 2 – How to Hit a Nike from the Rough, when you Hit a Titleist from
    the tee.

    Chapter 3 – How to Avoid the Water When You Lie 8 in a bunker.

    Chapter 4 – How to Get More Distance off the Shank.

    Chapter 5 – When to Give the Ranger the Finger.

    Chapter 6 – Using Your Shadow on the Greens to Maximize Earnings.

    Chapter 7 – When to Implement Handicap Management.

    Chapter 8 – Proper Excuses for Drinking Beer Before 9:00 a.m.

    Chapter 9 – How to Rationalize a 6 Hour Round.

    Chapter 10- When Does A Divot become classified as Sod.

    Chapter 11 – How to Find That Ball That Everyone Else Saw Go in the water.

    Chapter 12 – Why your Spouse Doesn’t Care That You Birdied the 5th..

    Chapter 13- Using Curse words Creatively to Control  Ball Flight.

    Chapter 14-When to Let a Foursome Play through Your Twosome.

    Chapter 15 – How to Relax When You Are Hitting five off the Tee.

    Chapter 16 – When to Suggest Major Swing Corrections to Your Opponent.

    Chapter 17 – God and the Meaning of the Birdie-to-Bogey Three Putt.

    Chapter 18 – When to Regrip Your Ball Retriever.

    Chapter 19- Throwing Your Clubs: An Effective  stress-Reduction Technique.

    Chapter 20 – Can You Purchase a Better Golf Game?

    Chapter 21-Why you always get that 30 foot putt… For an 8  ?

    Thanking you in advance for your order.

    I am not the Old Golfer mentioned here !

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    When the old golfer died, Peter met him at the gates of heaven.
    "Sorry, old man," Peter said, "But I can't let you in. You see
    the big book here says you committed one unpardonable sin back
    in 1978 -- You took the Lord's name in vain during a golf game." 
    "Oh, yes. I'll never forget that one, and I'm terribly sorry
    Peter, but I can explain...", the old golfer blithered. 
    "Well," said Peter, "You'll have to take it up with The Big Guy." 
    So Peter led the old golfer down a long golden hallway, to God's
    office. "We've got another code 6 here, sir! Says he can explain..." 
    "So," booms God, "You've been taking my name in vain." 
    "Only once, your Almighty, Sir. But I can explain!" 
    "OK. Try me, " replied the Lord. 
    "Well you see sir, I was playing my best game of golf ever, and
    I made it to the 18th hole, and I'd win the tournament if I could
    just make par on this hole. I made my shot from the tee, and it
    was sailing beautifully, when suddenly the wind shifted, and took
    my ball off into the woods, and right behind this enormous oak tree..." 
    "And that's when you took my name in vain?" 
    "Oh, no, sir! I just took out my 6 iron and knocked that ball
    clear out of the woods with one swing! It was gliding beautifully
    toward the green, when suddenly it lost speed, and dropped into
    a sand trap, right smack in the middle of a deep hole..." 
    "So, that is when you took my name in vain?" 
    "No, not then. I just took out my nine, and with one swing, drove
    that ball right onto the green, and it rolled within two inches
    of the hole..." 
    "Don't tell me you missed a goddamn two inch putt!"

    Golfing in Tenerife: The Spring Hotels Tournament

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    Spring Hotels,  who are a major chain of 4* Hotels throughout Tenerife held their 2nd annual golf tournament at Golf Del Sur golf course on  Friday 1st and Saturday 2nd of May 2009 attracting some 110 competitors, both men and women, of all handicap levels from all over the Island of Tenerife and beyond. Both my Wife and I had the pleasure in playing both days in this most prestigious event.

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    No hurry guys its a nice day !

    On arrival at Golf Del Sur we were met at the reception area by representatives of Spring hotels where we registered and were each  given from the sponsors  a lovely “goodie” bag containing a hat, pen, soaps, T-shirt and golf balls .

    We were then given our buggy keys and score cards, all the hard work on them had already done for us,  by working out how many shots each competitor got by handicap, thanks to the Golf Del Sur staff.

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    The Sun was shining for this competition

    The format on Day 1 was a pairs competition, the better ball format was used,whereby both players play and the best score at each hole using the stableford scoring system was used. This brought in some great scoring with one pair managing some 48 points.

    Day 2 was for the Canada cup an individual stableford event.

    The scoring system  for day two was  individual and the scores for each pair were counted then added to the first days score. Both days we were given super hospitality at the 9th hole which was appreciated by all competitors I am sure.

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    Hospitality was supplied at the 9th hole

    To round off two great days of golf, fellowship and fun there was a cocktail party and prize giving on the final day.The prizes were some of the best I have ever seen at any event. Spring Hotels had organised from various sponsors a variety of prizes including overseas trips, plane tickets, All-inclusive hotel stays,  ferry tickets, blackberry phones, Large ham, Montblanc gifts,and many cases of wine.

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    The Course was in great order

    How did we do ? Well as I had a bad back I did not so well, but my Wife came 4th overall so she won one of the two night stays at the Costa Los  Gigantes Spa and resort hotel and a beautiful trophy, which I may add put all my trophies to shame. So well done her, and as her prize was for two I will be going to Los Gigantes with her. I am looking forward to my visit as the facilities look first class and I have heard the food is great.

    They had a fantastic raffle in which some of the top prizes were included, having watched it I think its fair to say most couples won something . To make matters worse my wife also won a case of wine in the raffle afterwards, me I won nothing ! … But I for one, god willing,  will be entering this fine competition again next year…


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     No, I don’t have any golf tips from Bing Crosby, but I thought  you might enjoy hearing him sing his classic “Straight Down  the Middle.”    (Make sure your speaker is turned on.) It was  written for him by Sammy Cahn and Jimmy Van Heusen and  recorded in 1957.  Bing sang it at each of his “Crosby  Clambakes.” There are a zillion jokes about golf, but Bing’s ditty is the only   song about golf that achieved any prominence. While his fame has faded over the years, Bing was a legend  in his day.  As many as 50 million (one-third of the U.S.  population at the time)  listened to his Kraft Music Hall radio  program from 1935-46.  The next largest audience for a series  since then was 36 million watching “Who Wants to be a  Millionaire.” In the late 40s, he was ranked as the most popular man alive  by a national poll. From 1934 to 1954 he was the king of all three entertainment  media — phonograph sales, radio ratings and movie grosses. He had more recordings than any singer in history — 400  more than Frank Sinatra. He scored the most number one hits ever — 38.  The Beetles  had 24.  Elvis 18. Bing was an especially avid golfer, playing at every  opportunity.  His wife Kathryn said he was a golfer who sang  for a living. A 2 handicap, he won several club championships and once  qualified for the National Amateur Championship. In 1937, he created the first and longest-runing celebrity  pro-am golf championship, the Bing Crosby National Pro-Am,  hosting it for 35 years and raising millions for charity. Bing died of a massive heart attack in 1977 after walking off  the 18th green of the La Moraleja Golf Club near Madrid.  He  shot an 85 and, with his partner, won $10.  His last words  were, “That was a great game of golf, fellas.”  He was 74. Source: “Bing Crosby — Pocketful of Dreams,” by Gary  Giddens; Little Brown, Publisher Photo courtesy of Steven Lewis

    Not Mastered The Driver, Yet ?

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    Are you frustrated with your driving at the moment ..

    The problem with most people who have trouble driving well off the tee is the fact that they haven’t mastered their swing before using a driver.

    Sound like you ?….


    If you are having trouble with your driver ,the best way to get back on track is to leave it at home and tee off with a 4-iron instead or a Hybrid.

    While you won’t get the same distance initially you will have more room for error and you will have a better chance of hitting the ball a lot straighter.The best idea is to swing your 4-ironor Hybrid in the same manner, as you would do with the 7-iron.

    When you have the right control with these clubs you will begin to get more distance and you will be swinging in a slower more controlled manner, of course this won’t happen over night.

    Once you move on  to the driver you will realize that you don’t have to ‘hit’ the ball. You will focus more on control with a slower swing and let the club do the work that you might have been expecting your body to do.

    So remember this golf driving tips. Sometimes it is faster to take a few steps back to progress sooner.

    "Pato Laqueado Pekin"Chinese Restaurant

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    “Pato Laqueado Pekin” Chinese Restaurant

    (The Laquered Peking Duck)

    This pleasant little Chinese restaurant is located in the La Paz area of Puerto de a Cruz, at the far end of Calle Aceviño on the ground floor of Edificio Mar y Cumbre. Open seven days a week from 12:00 to 16:00 and 18:00 to 24:00 this restaurant has ample parking outside and attractive cloth-clad tables in the roomy interior.

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    Prices are reasonable with combo meals for one starting at € 5.95, a menu for six priced at € 60.50 and several choices in a childrens’ menu for € 3.75.

      There is a large à la carte menu as well as take-away service. Examples of à la carte : Chicken chow mein €4.45, Sweet & Sour Pork € 4.65, Chicken with Almonds € 4.65, Sweet & Sour Prawns € 8.35,Chinese SaladSpringroll & Salad sm

    Fried Rice Three Delicias € 2.95. Their spring rolls are good and generous in size with a price  € 1.15 each.of onlySpecialty of the house are the eleven different duck dishes, priced from € 10.75 to €11.95.

    Topping the list is the ‘Duck Special of the House at € 28.05, which must be ordered in advance.

    I was there the other evening with three friends and we ordered the menu combo for three persons, at € 27.50, adding an extra spring roll and dessert for the fourth person, with a bottle of wine (€ 6.25) and a beer (€ 1.50). With tip it worked out to around twelve Euros each for our dinner.

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    Service was efficient and discreet, with both English and Spanish spoken by the young lady who attended us. I think I will also come here for a takeaway meal on days when we prefer to dine at home since it’s so easy to find a parking space right outside the door.

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    The location is on the same street as Supermercado 2000 (Spar), around the corner on the right and at the far end, after passing Hotels Masaru, Teidemar, Riu Bonanza and Riu Canarife.

    Recommended for a quiet lunch or dinner with good food,  good service and easy parking.

    Calle Aceviño s/n Edif Mar y Cumbre, Pto. De la Cruz .

    Open every day 12:00 – 16:00 & 18:00 – 24:00

    Telephone: (922) 373 489

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    Lady Old Golfer and I have a very special house guest Tonight !

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     This is normally a Golf only site but I bowed to pressure and accepted this little man…Sorry Purists




    His name is Basil and we love him to bits, His mum and dad have went to a concert in Santa Cruz, these dam youngsters, and left us in charge of young Basil….I am coping well but Lady Old Golfer does fuss a bit…

    Normally this is a golf only site but for Basil one must make an exception…

    Better Photo’s will be posted tomorrow as we go on our jaunts.I promise !

    Bar – Restaurante – Pizzeria Aguamarina

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    It’s not often you find a restaurant that will make a fresh paella, including mussels and shrimps in the shell, for one person alone.

    But at the Aguamarina you will find that and many other fish and shellfish dishes, as well as a full menu at economical prices.

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    Located in The Canary Centre on the main carretera Botanico leading in and out of Pto. de la Cruz, and across the street and down from the Hotel Botanico, this open air awning-covered terrace restaurant is open every day except Saturdays.

    There’s a two course menu special for €8.90 which includes drinks, dessert and bread with much to choose from, including garlic prawns, spaghetti bolognese, grilled steak or cherne fish.  Their salad ingredients are grown on their own farm.

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    The all day breakfast menu lists seventeen types of egg dishes, averaging €3.50 including toast, butter and jam and a breakfast at €3.00.

    There’s a full tapas menu as well as a choice of pastas and pizzas.

    More prices: Pork Escalope in Pepper Sauce with chips and salad €5.90; small mixed salad for one €1.50; Mixed Fish Grill for 2 persons €15.00;

    Escalope in Pepper SauceBeef Stroganoff

    Spaghetti à la Carbonara €6.00;  Beef Stroganoff €8.50; Fillet Steak with Bearnaise Sauce €8.50; Sole with Shrimp Sauce €8.50; Paella for One €7.50; (for two €15.00); 1 glass of house wine €1.50; 1 bottle Dorada beer €1.50; cafe cortado €1.00.

    Mixed Fish GrillPaella for One

    Opening Hours from 11:00 am until 11:00 pm. Closed all day Saturday but open every other day including Sundays.

    Located in The Canary Centre Shopping on the main Carretera Botanico road, Puerto de la Cruz.

    Recommended for casual outdoor dining and seafood at very reasonable prices.

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    If you really want to get better at golf, go back and take it up at a much earlier age. 

    Don’t buy a putter until you’ve had a chance to throw it. 

    Never try to keep more than 300 separate thoughts in your mind during your swing. 

    When your shot has to carry over a water hazard, you can either hit one more club or two more balls. 

    If you’re afraid a full shot might reach the green while the foursome ahead of you is still putting out, you have two options: you can immediately shank a lay-up or you can wait until the green is clear and top a ball halfway there.. 

    The less skilled the player, the more likely he is to share his ideas about the golf swing. 

    No matter how bad you are playing, it is always possible to play worse. 

    The inevitable result of any golf lesson is the instant elimination of the one critical unconscious motion that allowed you to compensate for all of your many other errors 

    Everyone replaces his divot after a perfect approach shot. 

    A golf match is a test of your skill against your opponents’ luck. 

    It is surprisingly easy to hole a fifty foot putt . For a 10. 

    Counting on your opponent to inform you when he breaks a rule is like expecting him to make fun of his own haircut. 

    Nonchalant putts count the same as chalant putts 

    It’s not a gimme if you’re still away. 

    The shortest distance between any two points on a golf course is a straight line that passes directly through the center of a very large tree. 

    You can hit a two acre fairway 10% of the time and a two inch branch 90% of the time. 

    Since bad shots come in groups of three, a fourth bad shot is actually the beginning of the next group of three. 

    When you look up, causing an awful shot, you will always look down again at exactly the moment when you ought to start watching the ball if you ever want to see it again. 

    Every time a golfer makes a birdie, he must subsequently make two triple bogeys to restore the fundamental equilibrium of the universe. 

    If you want to hit a 7 iron as far as Tiger Woods does, simply try to lay up just short of a water hazard.

    To calculate the speed of a player’s downswing, multiply the speed of his back-swing by his handicap; I.e., back-swing 20 mph, handicap 15, downswing = 300 mph. 

    One of my personal favorites:
    There are two things you can learn by stopping your back-swing at the top and checking the position of your hands: how many hands you have, and which one is wearing the glove. 

    Hazards attract; fairways repel. 

    A ball you can see in the rough from 50 yards away is not yours. 

    If there is a ball on the fringe and a ball in the bunker, your ball is in the bunker. If both balls are in the bunker, yours is in the footprint 

    It’s easier to get up at 6:00 AM to play golf than at 10:00 to cut the grass.

    A good drive on the 18th hole has stopped many a golfer from giving up the game. 

    Golf is the perfect thing to do on Sunday because you always end up having to pray a lot. 

    A good golf partner is one who’s always slightly worse than you are….that’s why I get so many calls to play with friends. 

    If there’s a storm rolling in, you’ll be having the game of your life. 

    Golf balls are like eggs. They’re white. They’re sold by the dozen. And you need to buy fresh ones each week. 

    It’s amazing how a golfer who never helps out around the house will replace his divots, repair his ball marks, and rake his sand traps. 

    If your opponent has trouble remembering whether he shot a six or a seven, he probably shot an eight (or worse).


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    This is one lovely little restaurant that I can highly recommend for when you want to enjoy exquisite dining in an intimate setting at a very reasonable price. Located at No. 40 on the main Botanico road leading in and out of Pto. de la Cruz, it’s on the same side of the street and just a few steps down from the Hotel Botanico and although it is a recent newcomer to this neighbourhood, it has already begun to make its mark as a newly-discovered gem.

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                      The exterior                                The entrance to dining rooms

    The food is artfully presented and with the first taste, you will realize that chef-owner Raúl Brito has a special gift for creating beautiful food from seasonal ingredients. Menus are varied according to the available fresh provisions. He doesn’t use any frozen food. There is a 3-course daily luncheon menu priced at €13.90, and an evening daily dinner menu priced at €23.00. These menus also change from day to day.

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                        The ever changing Menu (click to enlarge)

    And of course, there is the à la carte menu with interesting, delicious-sounding creations such as…’puff pastry stuffed with spinach sauce with goat cheese’…(€7.70)…, from the list of Vegetarian Dishes, or …’fillet of cherne in saffron sauce, with sautéed vegetables on a bed of risotto aromatized with macadamia nuts’ …(€13.50)…(see photo), charcoal grilled sirloin in bacon sauce with scalloped potatoes and vegetables…(€14.00)… (see photo), or the magnificent dessert I had the other day at the Friends of Tenerife charity luncheon held there…’ dulce de leche with Balinese vanilla sauce, almond croquant and caramel strands’ …(€3.50)… (see photo). When a table of chattering women suddenly goes silent, you know it’s because the food is so good it stops all conversation.

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                 Fillet of cherne                               Cod toast with salad

      The restaurant will also be holding special event story-telling evenings once a month in which a menu will be designed around a theme related to the entertainment and reservations will be taken after it is publicly announced. Char Grilled Sirloin & Bacon Gravy emDulce de Leche, Vanilla Sauce & Almond Croquant em

               Charcoal grilled sirloin                                   Dulce de leche

    Private groups and parties are welcomed with flexible menus and group prices to be arranged with Raúl.

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            The Daily Menu                             The Chef and Owner Raúl.

    Regular opening hours are 12:00 – 16:00 and 19:00 – 23:00. Closed Sunday evenings and all day Mondays. Smoking is permitted. Telephone 922 385 253.

    Highly recommended as a really special dining experience.

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    Woods,The boy comes good 3rd time out

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    Its his 3rd time out after his Knee surgery Tiger Woods, had a  5-stroke comeback on Sunday in the Arnold Palmer Invitational to win over Shaun O’ Hair by one shot, holing a 15-feet, 11-inches putt for Birdie and victory on the 18th hole. 

    Woods  final-round 3-under-par 67 for his best round of the tournament. His  Sunday score gave him a winning total of 275, 5 under par.

    With the Masters coming up he must be the bookies faviourite.

    Restaurant San Diego:La Orotava:North Tenerife

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    Restaurant San Diego

    As you step out of your car at the bottom of the hill in El Rincon, where the wide TF 176 road meets the narrow crossroad which leads to Bollullo beach and where you see the two storey terracotta building on your right, you may detect the aromatic scent of eucalyptus wood smoke emanating from the grill in Restaurante San Diego.

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    Exterior and interior View of Restaurant San Diego

    This is one of our favourite Canary-style places to dine.  It’s also well loved by friends who’ve lived here for years.  This is where we go when we want to indulge in a table filled with salad, papas arrugadas con mojo, the best pimientos de padron we’ve ever tried, garlic prawns (gambas al ajillo), local wine, wonderful bread toasted on the grill with garlic ali oli that is so good you almost forget to leave room for the second and third courses.

    Garlic Shrimp Pimientos Padron

    Some mouth watering garlic prawns and pimientos de padron

    Here you can try some of their delicious morcilla – a black sausage made in the local way with honey and almonds, chicken flattened and grilled, drizzled with creamy garlic sauce, fish of the day or a plate of stewed chickpeas with pork ribs (garbanzos), a veal steak, chocos or roasted goats’ cheese with mojo sauce. There are so many good dishes on their menu.

    Ensaladilla & Tuna Croquettes Grilled Garlic chicken

    (Russian potato salad)                            Chicken Flattened

    and tuna croquette                                  And then Grilled

    Stewed Rabbit                                             Stewed Rabbit

    Papas Arrugadas & Vino Salad

                         Papas arrugadas                                        Lovely fresh Salad

    One must not forget their ensaladilla rusa (Russian potato salad) and tuna croquettes, another favourite combo of mine.

    The dessert cooler holds an assortment of puddings, flans, chocolate mousses and soufflés.

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          Mouth watering deserts                        The Chef at his large grill

    When we go there I always take a couple of lidded plastic containers because invariably we order more than we can finish, so a bit of morcilla, a couple of potatoes and crusty bread dipped in garlic ali-oli are often taken home for a late night snack.

    The restaurant is up one flight of stairs and I understand the downstairs entrance has just been converted into a guachinche, or typical simple wine and food bar.

    Upstairs is divided by a glass wall into smoking and non-smoking. The non-smokers have the area by the windows which overlook the banana fields and the sea.

    Price we pay is usually around €15 per person, including local wine, beer and water,  without dessert.

    Recommended as excellent for Canary-style food.  Service is efficient.  If going for lunch, best to get there before 2 pm to get a table near the window.

    Opening hours are from 1 pm until 11 pm non-stop. Mondays closed.

    Address: El Rincon 43, La Orotava. Telephone: 922 331 242

    A local TITSA bus – No. 376 – every two hours from La Orotava bus station stops near the restaurant entrance.

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    Bar/Restaurant Botanico Palace

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    Bar/Restaurant Botanico Palace

    If you have been to visit the Botanical Gardens in Puerto de la Cruz (Jardin de Aclimatacion de la Orotava) and are feeling ready for lunch or dinner, you will find a good meal just across the street at the Bar/Restaurant Botanico Palace. Situated in the centre of the ground floor of the pink building, this popular restaurant opens at 8’oclock in the morning and closes at 12 midnight seven days of the week.

     Botanico Palace in MiddleSitting Outdoors

    The outdoor terrace, shaded by green parasols, affords a peaceful view of verdant lawn and olive trees. Indoors, where smoking is permitted, you have a choice of small tables or seats at the long bar.

    This is a family business with much experience. The restaurant owner’s father, who is also the chef, is a well know local man who used to run the Cafe Berliner in downtown Puerto de la Cruz.

    The female waiting staff is friendly and efficient. Your food is on the table quickly and the whole impression one has is of a popular Spanish restaurant where many locals come to meet, eat and later play dominos and cards during the slower hours. There is a daily special on the chalkboard as well as a complete menu printed in several languages.

    Today’s ‘menu del dia’ was shoulder of lamb with potatoes and vegetables for €10.50. Some of our favourite dishes there: Spaghetti with prawns & garlic €8.00, Filetsteak brochette €8.50,Breaded escalope of chicken €7.50, Filetsteak with peppersauce €12.50.

    Chicken EscalopeGarlic Spagheti & Prawns

    Breaded escalope of chicken                                                                        Spaghetti with prawns & garlic

    I have to comment on the fact that the salad accompanying many dishes is always crisp, fresh and appetising and the serving of papas arrugadas to accompany a dish is a generous helping of six or more potatoes. Their mojo sauce is delicious!

    Papas Arrugadas Hake (merluza)

        papas arrugadas                                                        Hake (Merluza)


    Beef kebab

    More prices: 1 Dorada beer €1.50, Ham omelette with salad €4.50, 1 glass house wine €1.50, Cafe cortado €1.00, Cafe con leche €1.50.

    There is a dessert cooler filled with cakes, tiramisu, chocolate mousses and other treats as well as ice creams.

    This is a nice place to go just for an unhurried coffee or drink with friends if you aren’t yet hungry. We always manage to find a parking space nearby in the street.

    Opening hours: 8 am to 12 midnight, every day including Sundays.

    Telephone: 922 372 526

    Location – across the street from the Botanical Gardens, Puerto de la Cruz.

    Highly recommended

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    Restaurant Tiroler Alm : Puerto de la Cruz

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    cid_065b49a409564f7e8d954585033835103800x2Restaurant Tiroler Alm :   Puerto de la Cruz 

    Located just a stone’s throw down the street from the entrance to the Hotel Botanico on the main Carretera Botanico road in and out of Puerto de la Cruz is the Restaurant Tiroler Alm, owned and run for over 25 years by Teresa from Tirol , known for her German and Austrian cooking.p3142923-tiroler-facade


    Generous portions of typical dishes such as eisbein (pork knuckle), rouladen,wiener schnitzel (the best I’ve ever found), come accompanied by gravy, sauerkraut, sautéd potatoes (bratkartoffeln), boiled potatoes, chips or German potato salad.  tiroler-collage-3-pepper-steakDesserts recommended are Teresa’s Apple Strudel, Palatschinken (Austrian crêpe with apricot jam), Kaiserschmarrn (Austrian souffled pancake with raisins). The cosy family atmosphere is enhanced by a rustic decor with wooden beams, comfortable booths and cloth covered tables. There’s also a roomy patio for outdoor dining. Service is fast and family groups or special event dinners are welcomed and served efficiently.eisbein-388x300There’s a seniors’ menu with half portions of main dishes, some having a price as low as 3 and 4 Euros. Daily specials are noted outside on their chalkboard but other dishes from the extensive menu appear on your table with surprising speed.


    We dined today for €13.50 total for two, which included smoked trout with horse radish, potatoes and salad €5, chicken breast & salad €4.50, 1 each of beer, glass red wine, 1/2 liter water. 


     Her prices have been kept low and are very good value for money. Opening times: 12 noon to 3 pm and 6 to 10 pm Closed all day Thursdays and Lunchtime Fridays. Smoking is permitted inside the restaurant.

    Telephone: 922 38 24 70 Spanish, German and some English spoken. Highly recommended.

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    Want to Drive the Golf Ball a Little Bit Further

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    Looking to drive the golf ball just a bit further ?

    Here are 3 simple steps to give you that added distance off the tee:

    1. Widen your stance by moving your back foot about an inch farther back than normal.
    2. Play the golf ball a little more forward in your stance than normal.
    3. Tee the golf ball a fraction higher than normal.

    Follow these 3 simple golf tips and it will set you up to launch the golf ball higher so you get more carry off the tee. No need to swing any harder, and its very important to maintain your balance. Just put your normal golf swing on the ball and watch it roll past your mates balls on the fairway.

    Keep those Clubs Clean, It will show in your game

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    Dirty Clubs !

    It is common practice amongst club golfers to play with golf clubs caked in mud! A dirty club often means that the grooves on the club-face are filled in with mud. This has effect on the ball at impact (besides the extra weight). The point of the grooves is to create backspin as the ball runs up the face of the club at impact, which will keep the ball straight. Without this ‘grip’ the ball is more likely to fly with side-spin on it in the form of a slice or a hook. With short irons in particular it is this action that is responsible for stopping the ball quickly on a receptive green. Many amateurs should like to be able to make their ball spin back to the pin just like they see it on television – it is not easy, but you will certainly never achieve it with mud in the grooves!

    Golf club cleaning

    Golf club maintenance is easy and adds years of life to your set by simply keeping them clean and I think it gives a physiological advantage over an opponent just like dressing well and having clean shoes does. Read the rest of this entry »

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