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Where Is Tenerife Anyway ?

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I just  realised today that many of my blog readers were from abroad, mainly from the U.S.A, and many don’t know exactly where Tenerife is, hard to believe for us Brits who have been holidaying here for years, but would we know where Cancun was if a few years ago British Travel companies hadn’t of put it on their brochures ?

Here is some useful information on Tenerife, a Spanish island, is the largest of the seven Canary Islands in the Atlantic Ocean just off the coast of Africa. The island’s population is around 850.000

It is located at 28°19 N, 16°34 W and has a surface area of about 2000km2. Like the rest of the Canary Islands, it is of volcanic origin. The mountain in the middle is called Mount Teide (3718m) and is the  highest point in Spain and its on this island.

The largest city, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, is the capital of the island and seat of the cabildo insular (island government) Mainly a Touristic island with people coming from all over Europe for its all year round climate.

This Site will tell you much more about the Rock in the middle of the ocean on which I choose to live and play golf…..

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Golf Joke : Women dont you just love them ?

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Jill: “I just don’t understand the attraction golf holds for men.”

Mary: “TELL me about it! I went golfing with my ex one time, and he told me I asked too many questions !”

Jill: “Well, I’m sure you were just trying to understand the game. What questions did you ask ?”

Mary: “I thought I asked legitimate questions – like, “Why did you hit the ball into that lake ?”

Putting made easy :The Old Golfer way

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You have all heard it but how many take heed ? Nobody is a naturally good putter, although some get lucky now and again, all the good putters I know practice and practice regularly.

Don’t putt with your wrists or hands, (Oh I do that ! No you bloody don’t) you have to use your shoulders like a pendulum and stand still, dont rock. Only use the big muscles, if your wrists break, you will not hit solid putts. Putts will most likely come up short, but sometimes you’ll blast one by six feet past ….Consistency breeds confidence.

So Tighten up those wrists and putt with your shoulders and I’ll guarantee you will hit more good putts. Now go out there and spend 30 minutes putting once a week and you will lower your scores quicker than wasting money on that new driver, you dont really need. No need to thank me just send cheques to the address listed. Here is the way the Scots do it

Johnnie Walker Classic.Amateur Wins

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 Danny Lee (U.S. Amateur champion) birdied the final two holes for a 5-under 67 and a one-stroke victory over Japan’s Hiroyuki Fujita (67), Chile’s Felipe Aguilar (68) and England’s Ross McGowan (70) all tied for second on Sunday in the Johnnie Walker Classic. The 18-year-old New Zealander, set to turn pro after the Masters, had a 17-under 271 total on The Vines Resort’s composite course and would collect no winnings as he was amateur so the prize would be shared between the  second placed guys.

Laser Range Finders, any good ? I think so

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I have just tried  one of these new gadgets and yes I think they are good, no they are bloody great, our course is not mapped by the GPS company’s and there is now way I am going to step it out, so I tried one of these lasers and found once you learned trust the yardage rather than your eyes it was a great tool for all golfers.

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Some of the benefits as I see them are :-

1. There are no maps to download. Just keep it in your golf bag and pull it out when needed. 
2. There are no yearly fees or maps to buy. The only maintenance needed is a new set of batteries every year. 
3. You select the yardages you want hazards, bunkers, trees, doglegs can all be measured. 
4. Distances are exact, no approximate middle, front, and back. 
5. You can use it to get yardages at the driving range, improving your knowledge of your own game.  
6. You don’t have to wait for the company to map your course and make it available for your GPS unit. Any course will work as long as it has flags. 

 A tree, bush, yardage marker, bunker lip, blade of grass, all can be measured with a range finder. If it reflects light you can measure it. A problem arrises  for blind shots or when you are deep in the trees, but then again you probably shouldn’t be trying to hit the green from there anyway…  

The main drawback for me anyway seems to be the price, I think they are overpriced for what they are, saying that I think it wont be too long till I have one on order and in the bag.

One point make sure your golf club has a local rule in place covering the use of  devices or they may not be allowed in competition.

Update ordered one today a Bushnell 1500 Pinseeker V2

Abama Golf Resort Head Pro Interview

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Managed to get an interview with Mark Pursey(P.G.A) head pro at the Abama Golf Resort here in Tenerife, we have scheduled for next week so looking forward to meeting the man and finding out his plans for the future.

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Restaurant Reviews

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I have introduced this section for Golfers and tourists so they may see and hopefully try some of the Non Tourist restaurants around the Island, the sort of place the locals would frequent. I have enrolled the help of a friend who loves to eat out and we will be giving a fair and unbiased opinion on what to expect in terms of service and quality of food we received. We go to these restaurants incognito so receive no special treatment or free food, I think this is the best way for us to give a fair assessment of the premises visited on that particular day and hopefully you will benefit from our experience.

Sir Old Golfer