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Lady Tour Pro chooses Tenerife as winter training camp

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Another Lady pro golfer that’s chosen Amarilla Golf Course as her practice course whilst here in Tenerife. The lady in question is Anna Dahlberg Soderstrom a young Member of the Swedish PGA 2011 and Nordea tour player who is heading to Q school this January …

She’s having great fun practicing and playing at Amarilla Golf Course in shorts and polo shirt and says it a wonderful place to be in October as the sun shines every day.

Anna says “ All the courses I have played here in Tenerife have been fantastic, its so nice to escape from the cold and rain and come to Tenerife and enjoy my sport in such wonderful conditions… I will defiantly be back and recommend Tenerife to anyone who wants to enjoy golf in the sun”.

We here at Golfing Tenerife wish this talented young golfer good luck at Q school and she promises to keep us all updated as her career evolves .

Golfers help raise 4000 Euro for Orobal in Tenerife

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An incredible achievement by the Smith family , Bill , Muriel and Paul. who are the owners of the very successful Golf Shop you see from the TF1 motorway. They have been running their “Hole in One for a holiday competition “ at Amarilla Golf Course and Adeje Golf Courses for the the last nine months and in that time have given an amazing 4000 Euros to the charity group Orobal and its an ongoing commitment.

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Orobal (founded 1990) are an association for the parents of physically and mentally disabled children based in Los Christianos, where they have their own fully equipped centre for the kids and parents. When I went along on the day Bill was presenting the cheque I was shown around the centre and seen a lot of the specialist soft area furnishings that the money raised went towards paying for

The Smiths run a Holiday for a Hole in One competition,which is based at the above courses, is a 10 Euro entry fee, of which 20% goes to the Orobal charity. Even if you hit the green you receive a quality prize such as a Taylormade hat, balls, socks or pitch mark repairer but if you get a hole in one you are awarded a voucher there and then for a holiday for 2 at the 5* Adeje Gran Hotel in Costa Adeje for the following summer

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So if your coming on a Golfing holiday to Tenerife this year ? If you see the “Win a holiday for a hole in One” girl at the major courses here in Tenerife please give it a go as you are safe in the knowledge 20% off your money goes to Orobal and helps kids get those special wee things that makes their life’s that little bit better.

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.

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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 (powergolfer.de), 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

Club Amigolf Tournament Costa Adeje Golf 12th Oct 2010

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Amigolf Club Tenerife 6th Tournament at Costa Adeje Golf 2nd Oct

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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.

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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 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

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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

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Spring Hotels Annual Golf Tournament at Las Americas Golf Course

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Spring Hotels announce that their annual Golf Tournament will take place on the 25th September at Golf Las Americas. This is the third tournament organized by Spring Hotels and judging by previous years looks to be a top class event offering on course drinks and snacks and after the tournament there will be a raffle and presentation of prizes.
This is one no to be missed a great day out with some great prizes.

Join in the fun and book today

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Why not make the most of it and enjoy a mini break at Springs’ award winning Hotel Arona Gran with prices starting at just 50€ per person per night on half board. Bookings can be made through our website where we offer 2 and 3 day packages including the green fee for players and accompanying persons. Please let us know your handicap and your licence number (if applicable) by putting them in the booking comments.

Should you require additional information, please do not hesitate to contact us @ spring@springhoteles.com
If you would like to participate in the Tournament (without accommodation) and book the green fee only, the fee is a mere 45€ per person and can be booked directly with the Golf course here.

THE AMIGOLF MEMBERS OPEN FUN DAY

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* The String * Shotgun Start *

Format :-Texas Scramble Pairs

Last year was great fun, this year will be even better

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A PAIRS COMPETITION USING STRING (and clubs) !

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In this tournament you add your two handicaps together take off 30%….. the number left with, you get as meters of string which you use in the game as the team chooses, All will be explained on the day

Entries to: secretaria@clubamigolf.com or  0034 922 738 170

Entries Close: 17.00 hours. Thursday 2/09,

“Hurry don’t be Left out

Corporate members 30€ Amigolf Members 35€ Non Members 40€ Aymerich members normal green fee+5 entry

Golf-Tenerife with the Tenerife Golf Shop Challenge

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Abama Golf Course is Next on the Tenerife and La Gomera Circuit

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Saturday 21st August 2010 sees the Golf Tenerife and La Gomera Circuit heading to the West Coast of Tenerife and on to the Abama Golf Complex. (Have a look at this website its  impressive.) The Abama Golf course is a word class facility and gives players from the circuit the chance to play the course at a greatly reduced price.

Thanks to all the sponsors for making it such a great Golf circuit

I love the Abama Golf course with great views, where ever you look, over the ocean towards a Gomera or back towards Mount Teide . It also has one of he best driving ranges and teaching areas on the island where a friend of mine PGA member Mark Pursey is the head Pro.You will need a buggy to play this course, because of the steepness of the terrain, which is included in the price.

Picture 013_editedThis game counts towards the order of merit, I have just scraped into the top 20, so after this one I hope I can make it into the top 10, but whither I do so or not I have enjoyed the circuit immensely this year and met some new and some old friends along the way.

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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.

The circuit this year is also open to both residents and holidaymakers alike and for just 100 Euro you get a round on the Abama championship course with buggy, presentation of prizes, refreshments and a great opportunity to mix with the locals and tourists who both have one aim in common ..to enjoy good competitive golf on a championship course in the Sun..

If your out on holiday and want to play in the event contact the Golf Clubdirectly for all the details just mention the Circuit ..Happy Golfing

August 21, Abama Golf

€ 100 per person

GRAN FINAL September 11 – Golf del Sur

€ 50 per person

The John Lowe Golf Classic at Amarilla Golf Tenerife 18th September …Still places left

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The John Lowe Golf Classic is now in it’s 6th year at Amarilla Golf and Country Club, Tenerfe…Successive club captains have made it part of their charity, and members have given wonderful support, not only entering teams, but also sponsoring individual tee’s.

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The day begins with team photographs, and light refreshment, before the team’s head off to their respective Tee’s, at 10am the claxon sounds, and play begins. The format is Stableford, the best 2 scores to count at each hole, drinks are provided on some tee’s, and the refreshment cart is never far away. The golf is fiercely competitive, but also very friendly, at 3pm all teams are back at the club house, and the banter begins, “How did you do” “I hit the pin on the 5th” “If we had not missed so many putt’s” and of course the team who have 90 points, and are quietly confident they are the winners.Everyone is kept entertained by a Spanish group of musicians, and the barbecue gets under way.

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A charity auction is held, with some great lots to bid for, weekends in 5 star hotels, a trip to La Gomera on Fred Olsens fast cat, and many others. The day ends with the awards presentation, everything finished for 6pm. This year John Lowe will be joined by Eric Bristow and Bob Anderson, making the event a triple Legends Classic. There are places left at this time. for more information, how to enter, etc. contact John at: jloweprodart@aol.com

I won’t be playing as it clashes with the Tenerife Golf Circuit  as I am in the top 20 rankings I will be playing the circuit….

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……

Oasis Fm to hold another Golf Tournament in Tenerife

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My spies tell me that due to the success of their last golf tournament held at Amarilla Golf Course Oasis Fm, the British South Tenerife based radio station, are considering holding another tournament in December this year.

I missed the last Oasis Fm tournament due to other golf commitments, not like Joe Ferguson who’s only lame excuse was that his lovely wife was in labour, but I will try this time to play in the event as they all seemed to have so much fun last time round. So if it’s on lads and December is the Date let me know so I can pencil you in …..

The Author of this New look Golf Tenerife Blog

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This blog written by Sir Old Golfer ” The Golf Ambassador to Tenerife”  from his beautiful home in Tenerife overlooking the ocean in Golf Del Sur just a few minutes drive from Golf Del Sur Golf Course where he lives some 9/10 months of the year.

He also has a home on a golf course in Alloway :Ayrshire: Scotland ( Birth place of poet Robert Burns) on the famous west coast Golf area of Scotland, famous for Turnberry, Troon and Prestwick golf courses. He himself was a member of Turnberry Golf club for many years also a member of Glasgow Golf Club.

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By all accounts a very handsome chap indeed !

Sir Old Golfer is a Golf sports writer who’s only interest in life at his age is to play as much golf as possible and write about it when its dark, he still plays to a 5 handicap in local club competitions most weeks and is the Golf Del Sur Golf  Club Champion 2008/2010. He spends a lot of time playing in golf tournaments on the Island and especially enjoys the Circuit Tenerife-La Gomera an event spearheaded by the Tenerife Golf Association which allows amateur players to play competitively on all the championship courses on the island.

Another hobby is photography and he enjoys covering all the local golf events and taking snaps of the small towns and villages around the beautiful island he lives on. Here is a link to his photograph albums

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Just one of my Lovely Offices !

He is compiling this Blog to allow others who love Golf and Tenerife as much as he does to share his passion and times on the fairways. The older I have become the better a golfer, in my mind anyway,  I used to be !

“Should we ever meet on the fairways of life, please stop, smile and say hello as unconditionally life, is in fact far too short.”

Read my latest Golf Book : Chapter by Chapter  Here….

Have a look at my lovely pictures of Tenerife’s Golf Courses and Towns...Here

I hope you all enjoy..

Sir Old Golfer.

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 ..to 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 tecina@fredolsen.es full details are on the website www.jardin-tecina.com. If you want to book a round at Tecina Golf call 0034 902222130, email tecinagolf@fredolsen.es

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

The Third of the 1VTenerife and La Gomera Golf circuit

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The third of the 1vTenerife and La Gomera Golf circuit is being played at Golf Del Sur Golf Course on Saturday 10th July 2010. I will be playing and hopefully I will play a little better than I have done so far this year on the Circuit.

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 great day out.

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

If your out on holiday and want to play in the event contact the Golf Club directly for all the details just mention the Circuit ..Happy Golfing

June 19 – Golf Las Americas

€ 50 per person – Registration

July 10 – Golf del Sur

€ 50 per person

July 24 – Golf Costa Adeje

€ 50 per person

August 7 – Tecina Golf

€ 50 per person

August 21, Abama Golf

€ 100 per person

GRAN FINAL September 11 – Golf del Sur

€ 50 per person