A look at the life and times of one of the most exciting golfers ever to play the game – Spain’s Seve Ballesteros.
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Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, has announced that it will become the Official Airline of the Ladies European Tour (LET) in 2016, Europe’s leading women’s professional golf tour.
The LET was originally formed as the WPGA in 1978 and over the last 36 years has developed into an internationally recognised sporting organisation. In 2015 it held more than 20 tournaments in 18 different countries for a membership base of more than 30 different nationalities.
Etihad Airways is already an active participant in global sports and is aiming to lead by example through partnerships with female athletes, events, teams and tours, such as LET.
Etihad Airways currently sponsors Manchester City Women’s Football Club, Melbourne City Women’s Football Club and the Washington Mystics of the Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA).
Golf Stole My Brain And Other Strange Golfing Tales
By Dale Concannon
Metro Books John Blake Publishing Ltd. Hardback priced £12.99
Metro Books is delighted to announce the publication of Golf Stole My Brain: And Other Strange Golfing Tales, a fantastic gift book full of unique golfing anecdotes and stories.
The book highlights the idiosyncratic nature of golf and the often messianic fervour of those who play it. The game can appear deceptively easy at times, and virtually impossible at others.
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Who has finished the 2015 golf season ranked World No. 1?
a) Tiger Woods
b) Jordan Spieth
c) Rory McIlroy
Fall is here. The golf season is almost over – soon the weather will not allow us to do anything else but to walk on the rainy streets or sip on a good cup of tea by the fire. When there is no way to go out and play our favorite games we have to find an alternative to our outings in the green. Here are a few tips on how you can spend a few valuable hours inside while waiting for the golf season to begin.
One way to keep your spirits high when you can’t go out to play is by playing video games.
Electronic Arts is the game publisher with possibly the biggest coverage of sports. The publisher’s Rory McIlroy PGA Tour, available through the Xbox Live store or the PlayStation Store, takes its players to some of the most popular golf courses of the world. Continue reading “How to Survive the Golf-Unfriendly Weather”
The Open is one of golf’s four major championship events and features some of the greatest professionals on the planet. Every year, the top players in the world descend on St Andrews as they compete in a three-day event for one of the sport’s most prestigious trophies. This year’s championship will begin on the 16th July and the 2015 Open event could see the winner’s prize money pass the £1 million total for the very first time. Last year’s champion Rory McIlroy – and current world number one – will be looking to defend his crown against some of the world’s best players, including England’s Justin Rose and Masters champion Jordan Spieth. The Northern Irishman will be quietly confident of his chances after an excellent start to the 2015 season but will remain level headed as he prepares for the upcoming event.
The second major of the golfing season, the Continue reading “A look ahead to the 144th Open Championship”
Award-winning Assoufid Golf Club recently named ‘Africa’s Best New Golf Course 2014’, has reinforced its growing global reputation by being nominated on the shortlist for The World Golf Awards as ‘Morocco’s Best Golf Course 2015’.
The desert-style 18-hole golf course is situated close to the vibrant city of Marrakech –ranked No.1 in TripAdvisor’s ‘2015 Travellers’ Choice, Top 25 Destinations in the World’ – and is set against the backdrop of North Africa’s snow-capped Atlas Mountains.
Assoufid Golf Club officially opened for play in October last year and is a debut design for Scottish PGA professional and former European Tour player, Niall Cameron.
Additionally, the club is a 10-minute drive from the city’s international airport and forms part of an exquisite 222-hectare development, which will include a hospitality and residential Continue reading “Assoufid Golf Club nominated as ‘Best Golf Course in Morocco 2015’”
The 2015 European Solheim Cup Team Captain Carin Koch has announced that Sophie Gustafson and Maria McBride (formerly Hjorth) will join Annika Sörenstam as her Vice Captains when Europe targets victory over the United States at Golf Club St. Leon-Rot in Germany on 18-20 September.
Between them, Gustafson, McBride and Sörenstam have played in 21 Solheim Cups, with no fewer than six wins and 122 tournament titles to their credit.
“I am extremely proud to have assembled one of the most experienced and accomplished back room teams imaginable,” said Koch, who served as a Vice Captain to Liselotte Neumann in 2013.
Sophie Gustafson, an eight-time Solheim Cup participant (1998, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2009 and 2011), was a member of three winning European teams in 2000, 2003 and 2011. She has earned 16 Continue reading “Carin Koch names Sophie Gustafson and Maria McBride as Solheim Cup Vice Captains”