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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

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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.

Los Gigantes Golf Society March Outing

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Another great day out was had by the good folks of the Los Gigantes Golf Society on Sunday the 28th March.They held their monthly Golf Stableford competition with full handicap at Golf Del Sur Golf Course in Tenerife playing the Links and South courses.

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They had 22 players attending with the weather being very kind to them and it turned into a fantastic day.

Afterwards they all returned to the Pilgrims Diner for the presentation.

The Landlord put on a lovely spread as usual. Many thanks to Stewart.

The monthly raffle was won by PETER BROMLEY

First place. – DAVE PRITCHARD 39 pts

Second – DAVE MORGAN 38 pts

Third – WALTER FUCHS 38 pts

Nearest the pins:

DAVE PRITCHARD, STEVE COWELL, BRADLEY GREENWOOD (2)

There were 5 winners of the 2’s competition

KEVIN SPENCE, DAVE PRITCHARD, STEVE COWELL, WALTER FUCHS,

IAN MOTTERSHEAD.

Special mention again to Bradley Greenwood our youngest Junior member who again shot a creditable 30pts and 2 nearest the pins.

Here are the pictures of the presentation of prizes

Our first dinner this year was our Easter Dinner, which was held at the Blarney Stone, where all who attended, received their Lindt chocolate Easter Bunnies.

The next competition is on SUNDAY 2nd MAY first tee 9.30am and guests are welcome, telephone any of the names below if you would like to play or e-mail spencek@btconnect.com..

Some late news just in…

NOW ARRANGED A FIXED PRICE FOR OUR SOCIETY AT GOLF COSTA ADEJE GOLF COURSE.. A+B COURSES FOR THIS SUMMER.. ONLY €40 WALKING PLUS €20 FOR A BUGGY.THEY HAVE A LIST OF MEMBERS SO YOU JUST TELL THEM YOU ARE WITH THE LOS GIGS SOCIETYWHEN BOOKING.

The Information sheets will be in the Bamboo Bar in Los Gigantes and Pilgrims Diner and Blarney Stone in Playa de la Arena or call everyone is welcome

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

AmiGolf at Golf Costa Adeje 10th April 2010

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We just got finished a great tournament at Golf Las Americas and I get on Email an invitation to the next Amigolf tournament to be held at the wonderful Costa Adeje Golf Course on April 10th.

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Its the 3rd tournament in the order of merit series of Amigolf and Costa Adeje 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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Costa Adeje Golf I cant 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, Costa Adeje Golf Course