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Ryder HYPE runneth OVER

1 Oct

What the other 89 per cent think…

By PEDRO BOLICHERO

IT’S MID-AUTUMN – an even year – and that means billions of golf fans around the universe are sitting in front of their TV screens, enthralled by the action in the “third biggest sporting event in the world”. Yeah, sure. […]

First Jiménez GOLF ACADEMY

23 Sep

And 11th win for fortysomething maestro…

THEY PLAYED together in the pro-am before this year’s Open de Andalucía at the Parador course, and two weeks later Pedro Fernández was on Miguel Ángel Jiménez’s bag in the US Masters. Now they have joined forces to set up Jimenez’s first golf academy. […]

BIRDIE blitz at FLAMINGOS

19 Sep

Spanish golf title for English star

Laura Davies at the helm

LAURA DAVIES nearly blew it for a second consecutive tournament but the English veteran held on to win the Spanish Women’s Open at Flamingos. It was the 47-year-old’s fourth victory of the 2010 Ladies European Tour season, and 76th career title (including 20 in the US), and set up her up with an excellent opportunity to top the order of merit for an eighth time.

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SWINGING seniors

3 Sep

Benahavis Masters returns to La Quinta

GOLF AFICIONADOS will be able to enjoy top European Senior Tour action on the Coast this month with the second edition of the Benahavis Senior Masters at La Quinta Golf & Country Club from 15 to 17 October. […]

VIDEO launch by SEVE

21 Jun

Olazábal unveils Valle Romano plaque

DUAL US MASTERS champion José María Olazábal represented Severiano Ballesteros when Valle Romano inaugurated their installations with a pro-am tournament and official opening ceremony. […]

MYSTERY solved

7 Jun

Volvo World Match Play will return… next May

(Photo: Michael Denker)

By PEDRO BOLICHERO

IT HAD BEEN the subject of much speculation and bar-stool punditry. When were they planning to hold the 2010 Volvo World Match Play Championship? Or, more to the point: would they be holding it at all? […]

CELEBRITY golf in MIJAS

5 Jun

Lavish 10th anniversary for Rhys Daniels Trust

ONCE AGAIN the stars turned out in force to support the Max Clifford Celebrity Golf Challenge’s 10th anniversary in aid of the Rhys Daniels Trust, at La Cala Resort. […]

Business and GOLF

28 May

Flagship Chamber of Commerce event in Marbella

MORE THAN 100 golfers took to the fairways at Marbella Golf & Country Club for the British Chamber of Commerce’s Andalucía Golf Outing, organised by Golf the Costa.

Gripping GOLF in MALLORCA

16 May

Sudden-death setback for Spaniard

Beaten in play-off - Alejandro Cañizares

VETERAN SPANISH golfer José María Cañizares won three play-offs out of six during a celebrated professional career, including his only US Champions Tour (seniors) victory after nine extra holes against Gil Morgan at the 2001 Toshiba Senior Classic. […]

OPEN and SHUT

28 Mar

Road to Morocco leads to Hope fulfilled in Spain

Noted bon vivant Jiménez shares his secrets for preparing a traditional paella

By PEDRO BOLICHERO

THE WEEK BEFORE he had squandered a two-stroke overnight lead to finish second in the Trophée Hassan II in Morocco. This time Louis Oosthuizen took just a one-stroke lead into the final day of the Open de Andalucía at Málaga’s Parador, but was even more determined not to make it a fifth runner-up finish on the European Tour. […]