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Costa Navarino, Greece  Press Team with Bobby Trent Jones II
Costa Navarino, Greece Press Team with Bobby Trent Jones II

2020 PGA Merchandise Show January 21-24th at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, FL.

More than 1,000 media from some 25 countries have made plans to attend and report from the 2020 PGA Merchandise Show. Golf Channel will broadcast Morning Drive live each day from the PGA Show to a worldwide audience; SiriusXM PGA TOUR Radio network will originate more than 30 hours of live and recorded programming from the PGA Show and CBS Sports HQ will be streaming live each day from the Show Floor. Golf enthusiasts also can follow the latest daily news from the PGA Merchandise Show  and through #PGAShow in social media.

Pebble Beach company partners with Tiger Woods & TGR Design to redesign par 3 course

As its Centennial celebration winds down, Pebble Beach Company looks to the future, announcing today it has entered into a partnership with Tiger Woods and his TGR Design firm to design a new short course on the former site of Peter Hay Golf Course.

"Pebble Beach has always been a special place to me," said Tiger Woods. "It's an honor for TGR Design and me to partner with Pebble Beach Company to design a new short course at such an iconic location."

Named for the former, long-time head professional at Pebble Beach, the Peter Hay Golf Course has been a focal point of the golf-centric community since its opening in 1957. Among its many uses, it has served as the home course for generations of young golfers and host to dozens of junior tournaments and charity events annually.

"Peter Hay's founding vision for this course aligns perfectly with TGR Design's ideals - introducing new players to the game, bringing families together, and providing a fun golf experience for players of all abilities," said Woods. "We at TGR Design look forward to building on and enhancing this vision with our redesign, which will incorporate more variety into the hole lengths and shot options, add more puttable areas within the green surrounds, and take advantage of the spectacular ocean views."

Pebble Beach Company's goal with the redesign is to elevate the year-round quality of its short course to that of its other golf courses (Pebble Beach Golf Links, Spyglass Hill Golf Course, The Links at Spanish Bay, and Del Monte Golf Course). In addition, the new short course will leverage the first-class amenities of the adjacent Pebble Beach Golf Academy, and offer an incredible food and beverage venue with expansive ocean views. The experience will be a "can't miss" for golfers of all ages and abilities.

"We are thrilled to partner with Tiger Woods and TGR Design to transform the Peter Hay site into a world-class short course," said Bill Perocchi, Chief Executive Officer of Pebble Beach Company. "Tiger Woods and TGR Design are the perfect partners for this project, given Tiger's commitment to youth golf and experience in developing fun, creative, and playable courses for golfers of all levels."

The project is expected to take less than a year to complete, with a Grand Reopening targeted for the fall of 2020. Pebble Beach Company and TGR Design look forward to sharing more details on the design and reopening date in the coming months.

Emirates: Young Stars Set For 2020 OMEGA Dubai Desert Classic

European Tour’s best newcomer Robert MacIntyre will be joined by tournament winners Christiaan Bezuidenhout, Guido Migliozzi, Erik Van Rooyen, in addition to Adri Arnaus and Matthias Schwab, at Emirates Golf Club

Hot on the heels of being named European Tour Rookie of the Year, Scotsman Robert MacIntyre has added his name to a world-class OMEGA Dubai Desert Classic field, where he will be joined by Christiaan Bezuidenhout, Guido Migliozzi and Erik Van Rooyen, who all claimed maiden European Tour titles in 2019.

The crop of rising stars will be joined at Emirates Golf Club by Adri Arnaus and Matthias Schwab, who themselves have both come close to a first victory this season, en route to finishing 41 and 17 on the Race to Dubai, respectively.

All six will arrive at Emirates Golf Club looking to emulate the success of defending champion Bryson DeChambeau, who will return to Dubai alongside fellow winners Rafa Cabrera Bello, Sergio Garcia, Haotong Li, Henrik Stenson and Danny Willett. In addition, Tommy Fleetwood, Matt Fitzpatrick, Tyrrell Hatton, Ian Poulter, Matt Wallace and Lee Westwood are all set to inject their own star quality into the 31st edition of the event from 23-26 January.

Following a stellar amateur career, MacIntyre has impressed since earning his card through last year’s Challenge Tour Rankings, coming close to a maiden victory on several occasions – including runner-up finishes at both the British Masters and Made in Denmark. The left-hander will therefore hope to rubber stamp his rookie accolade with a first title very soon and the OMEGA Dubai Desert Classic will be one of the first opportunities for him to do so in 2020.

“This year really couldn’t have gone much better,” said the 23-year old MacIntyre, who finished in a tie for sixth on his first Major appearance at the Open Championship earlier this year. “I’ve come close to winning on a few occasions, which has been a great experience. I learned a lot each time and feel it is just a matter of time until I put it all together and win. If that were to be in Dubai, it would be amazing. The Scots have a pretty good record there, so I’d love to follow on from Stephen (Gallacher) and Colin (Montgomerie) by putting my name on the trophy too.”

Much like MacIntyre in 2019, Van Rooyen had spent much of the previous 18 months knocking on the door of a first European Tour title, which subsequently came earlier this year at the Scandinavian Invitation. Rubber stamping his status as one of the Tour’s brightest young stars, the 29-year old has backed that up with three runner-up finishes and seven further top-10s, resulting in a career-best 10th place finish on the Race to Dubai.

“This has been a great year, but I hope it’s just the beginning,” said Van Rooyen, who graduated from the 2017 Challenge Tour Rankings. “To win in Sweden was an amazing moment in my career, but I have been just as pleased with the consistency I have shown this year. I want to build on this in 2020 and a win in Dubai, following in the footsteps of Ernie Els, would be amazing. I grew up watching him win all over the world and it would be great to achieve even a fraction of that myself.”

Migliozzi, fresh from a highly impressive first European Tour campaign, burst onto the scene this season. Claiming two victories in almost as many months, taking top spot at both the Magical Kenya Open and Belgian Knockout en route to 40th place on the Race to Dubai, the Italian will arrive in the UAE looking to kickstart his sophomore season in style by adding another title to his burgeoning resume.

“I cannot wait to play at Emirates Golf Club,” said the 22-year old, who would become the first Italian to win the OMEGA Dubai Desert Classic title. “This has been an incredible first season, but I’m not going to stop here. I want this to be the start of a long career and the more I play in tournaments of this stature, the better I will get. I have not played in this event before, but I have heard great things, so I can’t wait to get going in January.”

It has been a roller-coaster journey for Bezuidenhout to get to this point in his career, but a victory at the Andalucia Masters back in June was a great example of triumph over adversity. His victory was no flash in the pan, however, as the South African racked up an additional five top-10 finishes and now sits as high as 90th in the Official World Golf Ranking.

Rounding out the crop of emerging talent are Spain’s Adri Arnaus and Austria’s Matthias Schwab. The former has posted six top-10 finishes in 2019, including runner-up finishes in Kenya and the Czech Republic, while the latter narrowly lost out in a recent six-man play-off in Turkey – one of 10 top-10 results in just his second full season on the European Tour.

With the four-day event set to be bigger and better than ever, offering an enhanced hospitality experience, contemporary food and beverage offers and a rejuvenated kids’ zone, in addition to a truly world-class field, this is the perfect time to book daily, season or Terrace Hospitality tickets with prices starting from AED75.

Portugal:Justin Rose makes surprise appearance to inspire elite juniors at Quinta do Lago

The competitors in the Justin Rose Telegraph Junior Golf Championship were stunned on Wednesday night when the man himself made an unannounced ¬appearance at Quinta do Lago in Portugal before imparting his invaluable, world-class advice.

Rose will be back at the Algarve resort today/Thursday/Nov 14 to watch first-round leader Ben Schmidt, the 17-year-old from Rotherham, who shot an opening 68 to lie three ahead of nearest challenger Jacob Kelso after the first round of the 54-hole event.

On a day when the elements swung from drizzle to blazing sunshine, Schmidt, the world amateur number eight who has won the Brabazon Trophy and Carris Trophy this year, looked in complete control on Quinta do Lago’s North Course.

On the 10th, he drove his ball behind a tree before ¬ambling up and saying: “Perfect, eh?” From 116 yards – two yards to the tree – he conjured a lob wedge to 12 feet and holed for a three.

“You have to putt well here and I putted really well,” Schmidt said. “Being in the lead is something to -embrace, although I don’t really think about it too much.

Kent’s Kelso rolled his eyes when told after his fine 71 that Schmidt had “posted a good one”. “When does he ever post a bad one?” he said with a laugh.

Also in the final three-ball will be Hugh Adams, who is in a tie for third on level par alongside Devon’s Craig Passmore. It was a notable effort, considering that the Worcestershire player is the youngest in the boys’ field at 14.

In the girls’ event, Jess Baker had plenty to celebrate. The 17-year-old from Newcastle has signed up to join the University of Central Florida next year and posted a one-over-par 73 to take a two-shot lead over a group in second, comprising Mimi Rhodes, Rafiah Banday and Carmen Griffiths.

After an afternoon on the range and in the pool at this Algarve resort, the juniors ventured out for what they thought was a casual evening eating pizza. However, without any fanfare, Rose suddenly appeared and gasps filled the air. The world No 8, who is generously sponsoring this tournament for the first time, spoke of his excitement for today’s action.

“It was a brilliant day for me anyway,” Baker said. “But it’s just got even better.”

The Justin Rose Telegraph Junior Golf Championship, which is supported by the R&A, European Tour Foundation and England Golf, is open to any juniors aged under-18 at midnight on January 1, 2019, with the finals set to be televised by Sky Sports later this year.

Located just 15 minutes away from Faro airport, Quinta do Lago is renowned among Europe’s elite golf, sports and family destinations and, with a combination of world-class golf and lifestyle facilities, is the perfect choice for a sporting break.

As well as three 18-hole championship golf courses – the North, South and Laranjal – and outstanding practice facilities, guests can stay in shape at the state-of-the-art performance centre The Campus, a world-class sports hub designed for professionals and amateurs alike to keep fit.

Portugal Masters 2019  October  24-27

A star-studded field is set to tee it up at this year’s Portugal Masters after former World Number One Martin Kaymer, 2020 Ryder Cup Captain Padraig Harrington, four-time European Tour winner Matt Wallace and 2017 Portugal Masters champion Lucas Bjerregaard all confirmed their attendance at Dom Pedro Victoria Golf Course, from October 24-27.

The quartet join a field which includes a host of European Tour winners and Ryder Cup players as the 2019 season reaches its climax with just four events left to play following the Portugal Masters.

Kaymer, who won the U.S. Open Championship at Whistling Straits in 2010, will make his first appearance at the Portugal Masters since 2015. The German, who has played in four Ryder Cups, has a quartet of top-20 finishes this season and is looking to secure his place in the final three events on the 2019 Race to Dubai.

“It’s an event I’ve always enjoyed playing,” said Kaymer. “The move to October has given me the opportunity to add it to my schedule again.

“I’ve had some encouraging results this season, but it’s my goal to make the last three tournaments on the Race to Dubai, so Portugal gives me a great opportunity to take some momentum into those events.”

New Zealand: Golf Experience Series starts December 29-30th at Gulf Harbour Country Club - Robert Trent Jones Jr desgined course

The Premium Golf NZ Summer Golf Experience Series is a two day international event that will be played December 29-30th at Gulf Harbour Country Club, New Zealand.

Gulf Harbour was built in 1997 and hosted the World Cup of Golf in 1998 followed by New Zealand Opens in 2005 & 2006. A championship tour quality course, the back nine offers tremendous scenic views and golf holes that are truly world class.

The two day event is open to New Zealand and International golf visitors

The format will be stableford on Day 1 and Gross and Net on Day 2 plus stableford for two day competitors. Shared carts, tournament gift bag, daily prizegiving including the major prizegiving and a buffet dinner on Day 2 is included in the entry fee. There will also be daily hole in one competitions and merit prizes for Nearest the Pin, Long Drive, Twos.

Merit commerative trophies will be given to the best New Zealand, Australian and International golfers - both men and women.

The $200 entry fee (both days) is complimentary to international golfers who book a Premium Golf NZ signature golf tour with inclusive dates. PGNZ offers a number of standard and bespoke packages around New Zealand to all major golf courses including Top World 50 course Kauri Cliffs in the nearby Northland region and all the way down the country to the Jack Nicklaus signature design Kinloch Club in Taupo to Cape Kidnappers in the Hawkes Bay and Jacks Point & The Hills in Queenstown.

Contact Linton at PGNZ for further information.

PGA National Cyprus: Aphrodite Hills Resort presents at IGTM in Marrakech in October 2019

 It’s the  second year attending the IGTM as the PGA National Cyprus showcasing our 5-star Resort and Golf Course.

‘We are very excited for attending  again together with our fellow partners, Argentario Golf Resort (Italy), Czech Republic (The Oaks), England (The Belfry), Ireland (Slieve Russell), Poland (Modry Las), Scotland (Gleneagles) and Turkey (Antalya), Russia (Zavidovo).’ A portfolio of exceptional resorts all being part of The PGA.

Nestled in the midst of a protected forest and overlooking the Mediterranean Sea, the award winning 5-star Aphrodite Hills Resort is located on two plateau and commands breathtaking views of the legendary birthplace of Aphrodite, the Greek goddess of love.

This idyllic and fully integrated Resort offers a diverse range of first-class facilities including luxurious accommodation, world class sports facilities, fine dining, relaxation and entertainment.

With stunning views of the Mediterranean Sea and an exquisite setting amongst natural vegetation, the Resort is home to the Aphrodite Hills PGA National Golf Course. Visually spectacular, the course expands through indigenous olive and carob trees and is built on 2 plateaux separated by a dramatic ravine with outstanding views over the Mediterranean. The eco friendly layout has been awarded as Green Club and is a GEO-Certified Course that participates in an on course programme to continuously improve sustainability.

The Aphrodite Hills Hotel by Atlantica offers a first-class level of service for the discerning traveler. Rooms and suites offer the ultimate in luxury and include a selection of sensational ‘swim-up’ rooms. The hotel offers 290 luxury rooms with a variety of accommodation options, some overlooking the sea and the golf course.

Visitors wishing for the privacy of self-catering rental accommodation can choose from a variety of Holiday Residences properties. Short and long-term apartment and villa rental is available, and a dedicated team are onsite to ensure clients have everything they need.

The Retreat Spa by Atlantica offers something for everyone. With a fitness centre, swimming pool, extensive spa treatments, a hairdressing saloon and a Juice bar healthy restaurant.

At the heart of the Resort, the Village Square Restaurants by Atlantica offer something for all tastes. A plethora of fine eating establishments include: the popular ‘Pithari Tavern’ serving traditional island cuisine and local meze; ‘Gate to India’ offering innovative Indian cuisine; ‘Anoi Pub & Bar’ with an extensive variety of beers, ‘Zimi Trattoria’ serving assorted medley of salads pizzas, fresh pasta and other classic Italian dishes and the traditional Cypriot kebab house ‘Ladi & Rigani’. The Aphrodite Hills Golf Clubhouse offers elegant dining experience, serving a rich breakfast every morning but also authentic cuisine.

Aphrodite Hills Resort can be easily accessed from Paphos Airport by car in just 15 minutes whilst Larnaca Airport is just over an hour away.

Scotland: Gleneagles The 2019 Solheim Cup (September 9-15)

On the eve of becoming host venue of The 2019 Solheim Cup (September 9-15), Gleneagles, the world-famous Scottish hotel and sporting estate, has staged a hugely successful launch session of love.golf, a pioneering social group coaching programme exclusively for women.

As part of Gleneagles' ongoing commitment to make its world-class facilities more accessible to everyone, beginner through to aficionado, it invited 20 enthusiastic females, many of whom were first-timers, to be part of an introductory session on the award-winning hotel's Pitch and Putt Course.

Overseen by Head PGA Golf Professional, Andrew Jowett, and guest love.golf coach from West Kilbride Golf Club, Linzi Dye, participants embraced the engaging approach, which is based on the academic study of award-winning Fellow PGA Professional and love.golf founder, Alastair Spink.

By adding social group coaching to the many routes golfers and enthusiasts can experience the game, Gleneagles continues to lead the industry by offering a range of innovative coaching programmes and events.

This is headlined by The Gleneagles Foundation, in its fourth year, that supports young and aspiring elite players. From six-years-old and upwards, the 850-acre Perthshire estate also stages Wee Eagles Camps in school holiday periods to inspire boys and girls into the game. These initiatives are supported by sell-out Junior and Women's Open competitions, the latter attracting over 150 participants at each event.

Following the love.golf session, Andrew Jowett, Head PGA Golf Professional at Gleneagles, commented: "While many non-golfers may perceive golf to be difficult to learn, by using the love.golf approach, this introductory session was able to demonstrate how inclusive, informal and engaging golf can be when shared with friends or colleagues."

Alastair commented: "love.golf is about learning together and getting out onto a golf course as soon as possible, not spending hours hitting golf balls on the range. Research shows that women who participate enjoy a sense of togetherness, a relaxed format, unexpected enjoyment and a boost in confidence.

"We are proud to introduce this concept to Gleneagles at a time when the female game is in the spotlight, and the Perthshire Estate gets set to welcome the biggest women's golf team event in the world."

Gleneagles, celebrating 100 years of golf this year, plans to stage a series of love.golf sessions from the Autumn onwards and create a lasting legacy of introducing women to the game following its hosting of The Solheim Cup.


“The Big Rock at Payne’s Valley™ - Branson (Missouri) Redefines Golf

It’s currently under construction and will be the first public venue to open by Tiger Woods and his golf architecture firm (TGR Design) – it will include an uncommon 19 holes, bringing to four the number of different hole totals found at various layouts in the destination.

Most courses have the widely accepted 18 holes, a lesser number have just nine, which many players view as substandard or “incomplete.” Branson breaks the mold with a 13-hole course (Mountain Top), a 9-hole course (Top of the Rock), and the soon-to-open Payne’s Valley (19 holes).

Add that Thousand Hills is a compelling par-64 design, deviating significantly from the most common par-72 configuration, and the destination supplies more playing variety than virtually anywhere. Many golf purists dismiss non-traditional courses – courses other than 18-hole designs – as somehow lacking. However, an examination of Branson-area courses counters that assumption.

Top of the Rock (Jack Nicklaus design) is a par-3 course with nine holes. It is played annually as part of Bass Pro Legends of Golf at Big Cedar Lodge, a PGA TOUR Champions event, and the only par-3 course played as part of a PGA TOUR tournament. That it is deemed TOUR worthy, a course played by some of the world’s greatest golfers, speaks to its exceptional quality.

A Gary Player design, Mountain Top Golf Course is a walking only site, one where the tee boxes are special in their variety. Instead of the normal teeing areas, where largely ubiquitous sets of markers designate where players begin, golfers choose where they wish to start each hole. Given the size and shape of the teeing areas, this means holes can change dramatically with each choice.

The 19th hole at Payne’s Valley is dramatic in the extreme. Named “The Big Rock at Payne’s Valley™,” the striking par-3 “bet-settling” hole plays to an island green surrounded by streams and waterfalls flowing down millions-year-old exposed limestone walls to close the round. In addition to the abundant Ozarks beauty highlighted at the hole, this special finish concludes the round in memorable fashion.

Those seeking regulation 18-hole courses in the destination have several superb ones from which to choose, including Buffalo Ridge Springs (Tom Fazio design) and Branson Hills (Chuck Smith with Bobby Clampett), rated the top two courses in Missouri by Golfweek in its annual “Best Courses You Can Play by State.”

Two other top-notch 18-hole courses are LedgeStone (Tom Clark), which Golfweek rates No. 6 in the state, and Ozarks National (Bill Coore & Ben Crenshaw), which opened to critical praise in April of this year.

Along with Top of the Rock, both Big Cedar Lodge golf amenities, Ozarks National is played during the Legends of Golf. Thousand Hills contains the traditional 18 holes, but its par 64 routing is anything but normal. This thanks to its author, Bob Cupp, a Jack Nicklaus design associate for 15 years before starting his own company. Cupp’s esteemed portfolio includes Old Waverly in Mississippi, which has hosted a U.S. Women’s Open, and Pumpkin Ridge and Crosswater at Sunriver Resort, both in Oregon and having hosted a PGA TOUR Champions Major and U.S. Amateur Championship, respectively.

While Cupp has earned acclaim for his conventional designs, his unorthodox creations feature unique twists. He built 12 replica holes lighted for nightly play at his Cloud Nine Course at Angel Park Golf Club in Las Vegas. A 2013 renovation of the Plantation Course at Reynolds Lake Oconee added a course within a course: The new "Quick Six" offers a six-hole loop that can be played in less than 90 minutes.

Thousand Hills is similarly unorthodox yet immensely satisfying. Suffice it to say, Branson-area courses span a collective spectrum from new to established, acclaimed to unconventional. It’s ideal for golfers who seek a one-of-a-kind, first-class golf destination experience.


Ireland: The 148th Open Championship takes  place  14-21 July 2019 at Royal Portrush

The 148th Open will be played at Royal Portrush from 14-21 July 2019, marking a historic return to Northern Ireland for golf’s original and most international golf Championship after nearly 70 years. The Open was last staged at Royal Portrush in 1951, when Max Faulkner became Champion Golfer of the Year.  Northern Ireland will be at the center of the global sporting spotlight when The Open is staged outside of Scotland and England for only the second time in the Championship’s more than 150-year history. Sports fans from throughout Ireland and around the world will descend upon the town of Portrush to watch the world’s greatest golfers compete for the iconic Claret Jug.


BMW International Open 2019: Plenty of movement on “Moving Day”


  • No joy on the greens for local favourite Martin Kaymer (GER, -8).
  • Jordan Smith (ENG, -13) leads going into the final round on Sunday.
  • 9,500 visitors witness a lot of movement on the leaderboard at Golfclub München Eichenried.
  • Final round to tee off at 07:20 tomorrow – play expected to finish at 16:45 on Sunday.


Munich. In the world of golf, the third and penultimate round is often referred to as “Moving Day”, as the players strive to make progress up the leaderboard and play their way into contention ahead of Sunday’s final round. While Englishmen Jordan Smith (-13) and Matt Fitzpatrick (-12, T2), and Austrian Matthias Schwab (AUT, -12, T2) enjoyed a particularly successful day in this regard, Martin Kaymer found himself heading in the other direction. However, despite being five shots off the lead, Germany’s top golfer has still not given up hope of a second BMW International Open title.

Kaymer had to wait until the 16th hole for his first and only birdie in a round of 75 that saw him drop back to eleventh place. Whilst a five-shot deficit is by no means insurmountable on the final day, the two-time major winner will have to putt as well on Sunday as he did in the opening two rounds.

“I played similarly to the first two days, but the putts simply didn’t drop. You get days like that in golf. You have to stay calm and try not to play your way out of the tournament,” said the 34-year-old. “I am only five shots off the lead, so it is not an absolute nightmare. If I have a similar day tomorrow to the first two rounds then I might be able to make those ahead of me a little bit nervous.”

Smith (-6 for the round), Fitzpatrick and Schwab (-7) demonstrated emphatically what is possible on any given day. With the wind stronger than on the previous days, and the greens softer and therefore easier following the rain, the trio hit birdie after birdie to move to the top of the leaderboard.

“I have driven very well this week and hardly missed a fairway. That is the key when the greens are as hard as they were for the first two rounds. Today, the greens were very soft, which meant that you could attack them,” said Smith. “I really had my game under control today and feel right at home here in Germany.”

Like Kaymer, defending champion Matt Wallace (ENG, -11, T4) and Lee Westwood (ENG, -10, T6), the 2003 BMW International Open winner, are still in with a chance of winning their second title at Germany’s most iconic tournament.

With the exception of BMW Friend of the Brand Max Kieffer (-6), who climbed into a tie for 19th place, the remaining Germans who made the cut were unable to make up any ground on Saturday. Like Kaymer, Max Schmitt (-5, T24), Dominic Foos (-2, T46) and Marcel Schneider (even par, T60) will be hoping for a better Sunday.

BMW International Open 2019: Kaymer off to a flying start.


  • Martin Kaymer shoots a bogey-free opening round of 67 to lie tied for second.
  • 15,500 spectators on “Bavarian Day”.
  • Fitting start to the tournament, with oompah band, traditional dress and world-class golf.

Munich/Frankfurt. The BMW International Open kicked off with impressive performances on the course and Bavarian flair around the tournament site. The 15,500 spectators who flocked to Golfclub München Eichenried particularly enjoyed a dazzling opening round of 67 (-5) from Germany’s top golfer, Martin Kaymer, who played his way into an excellent position going into round two.

 It is eleven years since Kaymer triumphed in Munich to become the first, and to this day only, German to win the BMW International Open. On Thursday, the two-time major winner remained bogey-free to set himself up nicely for an assault on title number two at Germany’s most iconic tournament. The 34-year-old underlined the impressive form he has shown recently with a controlled and virtually flawless performance.

 “It was great fun with the crowds. There were a lot of people out there, even in the morning – and a lot of kids, which is good to see. I made very few mistakes and putted well. Unfortunately, I did not put myself in good positions on the third, fourth and fifth, which are actually birdie holes. I could have picked up another shot or two there. There is still room for improvement, but I am very happy,” said Kaymer. “Compliments to Golfclub München Eichenried, the greens are perfect – the kind of greens a tournament like the BMW International Open deserves.”

When the afternoon rounds were suspended due to a thunderstorm warning, Kaymer was tied for second place with England’s Oliver Wilson, one shot off the lead, which was held by Italian Andrea Pavan (66, -6).

Defending champion Matt Wallace (ENG, -3), Sergio García (ESP, +1) and Marcel Siem (GER, +1) were also among the players who were able to finish their rounds in the morning.

Many of the 15,500 spectators – the most ever recorded on a Thursday in the 31-year history of the tournament – had come dressed in Lederhosen or Dirndls. “Bavarian Day” served up a feast of Bavarian hospitality, including traditional oompah music and snacks in the tournament’s own beer garden, as well as world-class golf. (BMW)

The BMW International Open kicked off with impressive performances on the course and Bavarian flair around the tournament site. The 15,500 spectators who flocked to Golfclub München Eichenried particularly enjoyed a dazzling opening round of 67 (-5) from Germany’s top golfer, Martin Kaymer, who played his way into an excellent position going into round two.  BMW International Open 2019



Gleneagles: This year's VIP golfing guests will enjoy a very special International Pro Am

Gleneagles' 2019 International Pro Am set to be The Glorious Playground's biggest celebration of competitive summer golf

Gleneagles, the world-famous Scottish hotel and sporting estate, is set for a Summer celebration of golf as its annual International Pro Am event, carrying a prize fund of £30,000 and staged the week after The Open at Royal Portrush, attracts its largest number of entries to date.

Close to selling out, the event mixes luxury hospitality, world-class service and five-star competitive golf across its three Top 100-ranked championship courses, The King's and The Queen's, both designed by James Braid, and The PGA Centenary Course, host venue for the 2019 Solheim Cup in September.

The four-day festival of golf (July 23-26), will see 24 teams, comprising three amateurs and a Pro, play for a prize fund that has increased by 60% from 2018 – with the winning PGA Professional receiving £8,000. The International Pro Am is a unique tournament in that it blends exceptional golf with luxury accommodation and some of Scotland's finest food and beverage experiences.

"This year's VIP golfing guests will enjoy a very special International Pro Am," said Gary Silcock, Director of Golf at Gleneagles.

"We will use this competitive showcase to celebrate the centenary of The King's and The Queen's courses, and undoubtedly raise a glass or two to the forthcoming Solheim Cup, as Gleneagles becomes the only venue in Europe to have staged both this and The Ryder Cup (2014)," he added.

The last few packages available for 2019 include a four-night stay in Sovereign Room accommodation, full Scottish breakfast, drinks reception and welcome dinner, post-tournament prize dinner and presentation, and daily use of the on-site range at The PGA National Golf Academy.

Non-playing resident guest rates and non-resident packages are also available. Contact us

Costa Navarino's 2020 Messinia Pro-Am dates announced

The fourth annual Messinia Pro-Am – attended this year by the likes of Hollywood star Bill Murray – will take place from February 19-22, 2020, at Costa Navarino, the prime golf destination in Greece.

The event – played on both of the multi-award-winning signature golf courses, The Dunes Course and The Bay Course – is limited to 50 teams, each of which comprises one PGA professional and three amateurs, and is a great way to launch the new golf season.

Sanctioned by the PGAs of Europe and held under the auspices of the PGAs of Greece and the Hellenic Golf Federation, the Messinia Pro-Am not only provides a memorable three-day golfing experience in a mild climate and unspoiled Mediterranean landscape, but also includes a fascinating and enjoyable programme of themed events and activities which showcase the region in all its glory.

The par-70, 5,422m, Robert Trent Jones Jr-designed The Bay Course overlooks the historic Bay of Navarino. It is surrounded by olive groves and will welcome golfers in June to a new earth-sheltered clubhouse, blending into the landscape and almost invisible to the eye. The course meanders through three distinct settings – seaside, canyon, and grove – to provide striking contrasts.

The par-71, 6,018m, Bernhard Langer and EGD-designed The Dunes Course offers spectacular sea and river views and incorporates links-style features in areas closest to the sea, while occasionally venturing into olive and fruit groves.

The event’s official travel partner is Athens-based Erasmus Conferences & Events S.A. and team registration – which is strictly on a first-come, first-served basis – will open soon.

One of the world’s leading sustainable destinations, Costa Navarino is renowned for its pristine coastal location, breathtaking landscape, cultural heritage, luxury hospitality and real estate. A commitment to the highest standards of environmental and social responsibility exist throughout its operation, as well as a desire to promote the entire region of Messinia, while protecting and preserving both its natural beauty and heritage.

Retro/Vintage Antikmarkt in der Klassikstadt, Frankfurt 2019

Am 26. Mai findet der  Outdoor Antikmarkt, auf dem Außengelände der Klassikstadt Frankfurt statt.

Wer gerne über Märkte schlendert und für den "Retro" kein Fremdwort ist, findet hier das ein oder andere Vintage Schätzchen.  Zurückversetzt in frühere Zeiten bieten Händler aus ganz Deutschland und den Nachbarländern ihre Waren an. Darunter Möbel, Einrichtungsstücke,Leuchten, Porzellan, sowie Schmuck, Grafiken u.v.m.


"Hipp" sind die Foodtrucks mit herzhaften und süßen  Köstlichkeiten den ganzen Tag. Das Gelände der Klassikstadt im Osten Frankfurt bietet weitläufig Platz für alle Trödler und Sammler.  Als besonderen  kostenfreie Service steht ganztägig eine Gutachter zur Verfügung, bei dem man auch mitgebrachte Waren schätzen lassen kann. Der Familienausflug wird durch eine Möglichkeit für Kinder abgerundet, denn eine Schminkecke für die Kleinsten ermöglicht diesen eine besondere Freude.


Der Eintritt kostet 4 Euro (ermäßigt 3 Euro), Kinder sind kostenfrei,  geöffnet ist der Outdoor Markt von 10 Uhr bis 18 Uhr, kostenfreies Parken.   Klassikstadt, Orber Strasse 4a, Frankfurt am Main, Hessen 60386 Deutschland

St.Andrews Old Course: Scottish Golf Classic  in October 2019


18 March 2019

Participants will be accommodated at the world renowned AA Five-Star Old Course Hotel Golf Resort & Spa including golf transfers, lunches, evening meals and prizes.

PGA Professionals 1 Free in 8

The Scottish Golf Classic (20th October 2019) is a 5 night, 4 round event including Guaranteed Tee Times on Carnoustie Championship Course, Kingsbarns Golf Links, St Andrews Jubilee and St Andrews Old Course.

- Meet & Greet by our Representative
- Welcome pack upon arrival including all documentation & souvenir gifts
- Private luxury return golf transfers with experienced driver/concierge
- 5 Nights’ accommodation at ***** Old Course Golf Resort & Spa Old Course
- Twin or double room (2 persons sharing)
- Full Scottish breakfast each morning
- 3 x Evening meals as stated (excluding beverages)
- 3 x Golfers Lunch as stated (excluding beverages)
- 1 Round on St Andrews Old Course
- 1 Round on St Andrews Jubilee Course
- 1 Round on Kingsbarns Golf Links
- 1 Round on Carnoustie Championship Course
- Provision of all relevant travel documentation
- Financial Failure Protection Insurance
- Representative services throughout your stay

from £2,965.00 per person (sharing a twin or double room)

- Only 26 Places Remaining -

IAGTO Members receive -8% discount

Ontario: Gourmet Golf at family friendly Dorchester Golf & Country Club

Nestled on the banks of the Thames River in Dorchester, Ontario, Canada, just East of London, Ontario, you will find an extraordinary gem in the making.

2019 promises to be a year of wonderful meals, challenging golf, and fun filled golf classes and summer camps for kids at the “New” Dorchester Golf and Country Club.

The Poley family has taken on the challenge of re-branding and re-making this golf destination into one of Southwestern Ontario’s “gotta play” locations; and they’ve done it!

What makes this place so special? First, it’s the renovated clubhouse, with new floors, chandeliers, and furniture with a European décor, redesigned by an expert design team to enhance your dining experience. Second, after enlarging the kitchen, they hired one of London’s top chefs, culminating in the creation of the area’s newest culinary destination known as “Dining on the Thames”.

Finally, the course itself is in the process of being enhanced to incorporate the newest trend in the golf industry - that being an outstanding 12 hole course, with 3 par 5’s, 5 par 4’s and 4 par 3’s. Perfect for a quick, but challenging round to go along with a delicious meal from thethe expert chef.


Ladies league will be held on Tuesdays with the Men’s and Senior league on Wednesdays.

Looking to boost your game? Dorchester Golf and Country Club will conduct game improvement classes for adults, lead by the Fanshawe Golf Coaches School, twice monthly, along with kid’s golf enrichment lessons and summer camps throughout the season. Private lessons are also available anytime from the best coaches in the area.

A special offer for 2019 is all kids who attend any of the golf enrichment lessons or summer camps will receive a Fanshawe Golf Coaches School Playing Card that will allow them to play absolutely free when playing with an adult.

With emphasis on a great golf experience and outstanding food, what else is in store for the Dorchester Golf and Country Club?

Here’s what General Manager, Matthew Poley has to say: “We are redefining what a country club can offer your family!” “We have created a beautiful lounge in the lower level that offers a sauna and 4 deep tissue massage chairs, available to use any time before or after your game.

We have also added a fitness centre to strengthen your body and build your confidence.” “Our outstanding chef will be creating monthly, seasonally inspired, set menu feature dinners, in addition to his daily, mouth-watering creations. All complimented by our great selection of wine, whisky, and even cigars!” “Follow us on Facebook and Instagram, or visit our updated website, to get more information about our daily specials and events!”


The Dorchester Golf and Country Club is quickly becoming the go to place for spectacular meals and a challenging golf course. Whether in the clubhouse or on the course, you’ll be drawn in with the views of the Thames River and the greens are impeccably maintained by an English born, European trained, greens keeper that haswith British Open experience.

This is a wonderful venue to plan weddings, banquets, business meetings or tournaments.

You will find the experienced personnel tops in their field, with customer service second to none. These folks are doing it right!

We highly recommend the Dorchester Golf and Country Club as a place you can have a great time playing golf, experience all the amenities such as massage chairs and a fitness centre, and enjoy a delicious dining experience, all at a price that won’t break the bank!

Golfclub Neuhof e.V. „Leading Golf Courses of Germany” 27-Loch-Meisterschaftsplatz GOLF-KULTUR AUF HOHEM NIVEAU




Die mit Abstand größte Golfanlage im Großraum Frankfurt - nur 15 Min. vom Frankfurter Flughafen entfernt.

Der Platz wurde 1984 gegründet und von dem Architekturbüro für Golfplätze „Städler Golf Courses“ entworfen. Nach modernsten Erkenntnissen wurde er später von der Spezialfirma Sommerfeld umgebaut bzw. renoviert. Der Golfclub Neuhof e.V. ist mit dem „Golf und Natur“ Silber Zertifikat ausgezeichnet und legt als „Leading Golf Courses of Germany” die Messlatte hoch.

Ein Golfplatz der Spitzenklasse, mit schützenden Bunkern meist in Drivelänge sowie vor den Grüns, interessanten Wasserlöchern und abwechslungsreichen schilfbewachsenen Hindernissen auf der Runde. Das Gras ist in drei Schnittlängen konsequent gepflegt und in bestem Zustand. Gute Platzkenntnis und ein entsprechendes Längenpotenzial sind von Vorteil beim Spiel. Trickreich sind das Loch-1 mit seinem Schilfhindernis, schmalem Zugang, Bunkern in Drivelänge und einem Graben. Wenn dann noch Wind in das Spiel kommt, ist absolute Präzision gefragt. Das Loch-13, welches als Par 3 zwar kurz ist aber über das Wasser zu spielen dennoch für Gäste eine Herausforderung stellt. Häufig wird hier ein Hole-in-one gespielt. Die Schlägerwahl, je nach Wind ist elementar. Der Platz ist flach mit eingewachsenem Baumbestand. Regelmäßig werden offizielle Turniere wie etwa die „Deutschen Senioren Meisterschaften“ u.v.m. ausgerichtet.

Das denkmalgeschützte Clubhaus und das Restaurant sind über die Grenzen für den „kulinarischen Hochgenuss“ frischer regionaler Spezialitäten bekannt. Der Innenhof wird für Feste genutzt und die Sonnenterrasse lädt zum Grill oder Abendessen nach dem Spiel ein. Die 2.500 m2 Driving Range – die Abschlagshütte ist teilweisbeheizt und beleuchtet sind ganzjährig bis auf die Frostzeiten nutzbar. Das „Putt und Pitch“ Übungsgelände ist großzügig angelegt. Auf dem zusätzlichen Kurzplatz lässt sich die Annäherung auf dem Platz perfekt trainieren.

Das Halfway Häuschen mit seiner liebevollen Verpflegung wird seit 20 Jahren von der Familie Hofmann geführt. Hier werden die Golfer mit hausgemachten Kuchen köstlicher Art, Frischkäsebrot mit Radieschen, Gurke und Tomate/Mozzarella und Frucht Cocktails herrlich für das Auge angerichteten Obstplatten verwöhnt.

Spielrecht: Gäste unter der Woche erlaubt- am Wochenende nur mit einem Mitglied. Der Platz verfügt über eine "Scope" Videoanlage


Unter dem Motto „Gesundheit durch Bewegung“ findet die 67. Jahrestagung der Vereinigung Süddeutscher Orthopäden und Unfallchirurgen e.V. (VSOU) vom 02. bis 04. Mai 2019 im Kongresshaus Baden-Baden statt. Kongresspräsidenten dieser Jahrestagung sind Univ.-Prof. Dr. med. Philipp Drees (Mainz) und Univ.-Prof. Dr. med. Dr. h.c. Christian Heiß (Gießen). Der Kongress wendet sich an alle Ärztinnen und Ärzte, die in Praxis, Klinik, Forschung, Industrie und Gesundheitswesen tätig sind.

Die Erhaltung bzw. Wiedererlangung der Bewegung und der damit verbundenen Gesundheit ist das höchste Gut und oberstes Behandlungsziel im gemeinsamen Fach Orthopädie und Unfallchirurgie. „Bewegung dient zum einen der Prävention von Erkrankungen des Bewegungsapparates, zum anderen ist die rasche und frühzeitige Mobilisation des Patienten nach einer Operation dringend erforderlich, um die optimale Wiederherstellung der Gelenkfunktion und damit der Mobilität sowie der Lebensqualität des Patienten zu erreichen“ erklärt Prof. Philipp Drees. Prof. Christian Heiß ergänzt: „Neben operativen Maßnahmen sollen in verschiedenen Sessions und Vorträgen auch verstärkt konservative Maßnahmen thematisiert werden, so dass gerade auch unsere niedergelassenen, ärztlichen Kollegen angesprochen werden“. Daneben soll auch die Grundlagenforschung in Form von Vorträgen und Postern dazu beitragen, Lösungsansätze zu finden, um einige Fragestellungen in O&U beantworten zu können, damit unsere Gesundheit erhalten bleibt und die Bewegung auch in Zukunft weiter gefördert werden kann. Außerdem ist den Kongresspräsidenten die Interaktion mit der Industrie ein großes Anliegen, um gemeinsam weitere Ansätze für Problemlösungen zu finden, „damit wir auch weiterhin unsere Patienten mit den modernsten und innovativsten Materialien/Produkten behandeln und therapieren können“.


Über 400 Programmpunkte, informative Fachvorträge, Workshops, Seminare und Podiumsdiskussionen garantieren ein hohes Maß an Wissenszuwachs auf dem zweitgrößten Kongress für Orthopäden und Unfallchirurgen im deutschsprachigen Raum. Das vielfältige Programm auf sehr hohem Niveau bietet während der drei Kongresstage ausreichend Gelegenheit, sich umfassend auszutauschen, weiterzubilden und sich mit praktischen Anregungen und interessanten Neuerungen für die eigene Tätigkeit auseinanderzusetzen.

Wissenschaftliche Schwerpunkte des Kongresses 2019:
1. Endoprothetik
Individualisierte Endoprothetik, Versorgungsformen, Revisionen, Infektionen
2. Alterstraumatologie
Osteoporose, Insuffizienzfrakturen, periprothetische Frakturen, Gelenkerhalt vs. Gelenkersatz
3. Rheuma- und Tumororthopädie
Früherkennung, Therapieformen, Prothesen
4. Sportverletzungen und Sportschäden
Schulter-/Kniechirurgie, Muskel- und Sehnenverletzungen, Prävention, Rehabilitation
5. Digitale Medizin
Telemedizin, Navigation und Robotik, Medizintechnik, Teaching
6. Freie Themen
Hand-/Fußchirurgie, Kindertraumatologie und -orthopädie, Frakturversorgung, Wirbelsäule, Schmerztherapie, Forschung

Die Veranstaltung wird als ärztliche Fortbildung zum Erwerb des Fortbildungszertifikates der Landesärztekammer Baden-Württemberg anerkannt. Entsprechende CME-Punkte sind beantragt (Vorjahr: 6 FP pro Tag, 18 FB gesamt).

Industrieausstellung und Industriesessions
Begleitet wird die Frühjahrstagung seit Jahren von einer großen Fachausstellung der Industrie. Die Industriepartner haben erneut die Gelegenheit, das wissenschaftliche Programm mitzugestalten und zu selbstgewählten Themen hochkarätige Referenten einzuladen.

Evaluation VSOU 2018 – Zahlen & Fakten
Bei der durchgeführten Evaluierung wurde der Gesamteindruck der Veranstaltung 2018 mit 1,7 bewertet. Der Informationsgehalt der Vorträge sowie die Auswahl, Zusammenstellung und Aktualität der Themen erhielt die Note 1,8, die Möglichkeit zum Erfahrungsaustausch mit Kollegen die Note 1,7. Mit der erstmals eingeführten Kongress-App wurde eine moderne und zeitgemäße Form der individuellen Kongressgestaltung geboten – 546 registrierte User haben 14.658 Seitenaufrufe getätigt.
Besonders interessant: Knapp 85% der Befragten gaben an, dass neben den wissenschaftlichen Programmpunkten auch „Networking“ und der „Besuch der Industrieausstellung“ primäre und explizite Ziele des Kongressbesuches sind. Dies zeigt, dass das klassische Kongressformat mit begleitender Ausstellung und Möglichkeiten zum persönlichen Austausch auch in der heutigen „digitalen Zeit“ nicht wegzudenken ist.

Discover the Best Courses on the Marbella Golf Scene

Travel to one of the best golf destinations in Europe to play at some of the world's most famous courses in Marbella. Rich cultural heritage, exquisite cuisine, siestas, fiestas, and flamenco – all await you in the lush landscapes of the Costa del Sol. Nestled within this Spanish region lies the luxurious area of Marbella. Abundant in white sand beaches, crystal blue waters and the idyllic Mediterranean climate, golf in Marbella is definitely one to add to the bucket list! From challenging greens to sparkling sea views, explore our top recommendations to golf Marbella.

La Reserva Club Sotogrande
Often referred to as a ‘jewel in the Sotogrande crown’, La Reserva Club truly embodies the elegance and beauty of the region. This 18 hole championship course stretches across 7400 yards and offers one of the finest golf tests in dreamy Andalucia. With its immaculate greens spread along sweeping fairways, the course represents an exciting challenge for golf lovers. La Reserva is recommended course that just has to be played by those who plan to golf Marbella, Spain.

Finca Cortesin
Situated within a stunning resort on the picturesque landscape of Marbella, the course at Finca Cortesin is an 18 hole championship layout. It is one of the best golf courses Costa del Sol has on offer. The attractive design of the course is the courtesy of Cabell B. Robinson. Furthermore, the design features natural Mediterranean vegetation, lush forestation, and rich flora.

La Zagaleta Golf Club
Originally designed by Bradford Benz in 1991, this spectacular 18 hole course was re-designed by Marc Westenborg in 2016. Exclusive to its members, La Zagaleta Golf Club is truly a Mediterranean golf paradise. In addition to this, it offers a challenging yet world-class golf experience complete with demanding bunkers. The course is nestled in a lush valley, hosting rising peaks and wooded hills, overlooking enchanting landscapes of Marbella, the Mediterranean Sea, and distant African shore.

Real Club de Golf Sotogrande
Officially opened in 1964, Real Club de Sotogrande is the first course Robert Trent Jones designed in Europe, and it should definitely be on the bucket list of those who plan to golf Marbella. The layout incorporates Trent’s design philosophy — it is subtly blended into the natural environment, highlighting wide fairways, and long tees. In fact, this fascinating par-72 course offers features enjoyable for everyone, yet challenging for advanced players.

Real Club de Golf Guadalmina
With its two 18 hole championship golf courses, Guadalmina Golf Club offers some of the most impressive facilities on the Costa del Sol golf scene. Opened in 1973, Guadalmina North is the design of Folco Nardi. It measures slightly shorter and features more water hazards when compared to Guadalmina South. The latter’s design was laid out by Javier Arana in 1959 and is nevertheless known for its more challenging layout.

Marbella Golf & Country Club
Design of the famous Robert Trent Jones Senior, Marbella Golf Country Club is one of Marbella’s shining golf stars - a spot that certainly should not be skipped by those conquering the golf clubs around the Costa del Sol. Set amongst rolling hills of the natural landscape, the course offers exciting downhill and uphill shots. Additionally, the combination of daring bunkers and tricky water hazards promise a unique challenge.

Chaparral Golf Club
With its rich vegetation, stunning sea views, and excellent facilities, El Chaparral Golf Club is set to charm its visitors. Each one of the 18 holes at El Chaparral offers views of different, yet captivating natural scenery. In addition to this, the course is nestled in close proximity to Fuengirola, a popular location on the dreamy Costa del Sol. Stretching across 6343 yards, the course is the only one in the region with 6 par 5’s, 6 par 4’s, and 6 par 3’s.

Los Arqueros Golf & Country Club
The course at Los Arqueros Golf & Country Club is a design masterpiece by the legendary Severiano Ballesteros. This stunning 18 hole layout was opened in 1991 and represents a true golf gem of the region. The philosophy behind the design was to achieve harmony with the course’s natural environment, which resulted in picturesque scenery that demands accurate play and curated precision.

La Resina Golf & Country Club
Designed by Craig Cook and Bradley Smith in 2005, La Resina Golf & Country Club is a particularly charming layout where elements of nature are tenuously preserved throughout the property. Ancient olive trees, romantic lakes, and beautiful tropical gardens form an atmosphere of elegance and serenity, promising an unforgettable round of golf.

La Quinta Golf & Country Club
Nestled in the very heart of Golf Valley, La Quinta Golf & Country Club was laid out by one of Spain’s golf ambassadors, Manuel Piñero. This 27 hole layout is subtly engraved into the natural topography of the Mediterranean coast, encircled with mountains, and overlooking the Sea. Furthermore, with the variety of world-class amenities, the club offers a stunning golf retreat for all players.

El Paraiso Golf Club
Situated within the beautiful El Paraiso Valley against the backdrop of La Concha Mountain, El Paraiso Golf Club has one of the best championship layouts on the coast of Andalucia. Featuring lakes, lush greens, and an abundance of Mediterranean flora, the course is a golfing paradise that will leave golfers feeling completely relaxed.

Campo America, La Cala Golf Resort
La Cala Golf Club is a stunning facility situated within the idyllic location of Andalucia’s La Cala Resort. The resort is home to three superb championship courses. Campo America is a 6572-yard course boasting views of the Mediterranean Sea and the dreamy town of Ojén. Rolling hills, lush fairways, and subtly spread water hazards make this La Cala one of the best golf resorts in Marbella.

Alferini Course, Villa Padierna Golf Club
Villa Padierna Golf Club is a breathtaking golf complex comprising of three fabulous courses. With Andalucia’s timeless beauty incorporated into the design of the courses, Villa Padierna is known as a magical golf oasis. The Alferini course is a spectacular 18 hole layout that spreads elegantly across 7263 yards of lush fairways.

Old Course, Atalaya Golf Country Club
Atalaya Golf Club features two spectacular golf courses, offering golfers one of Costa del Sol’s best golf experiences regardless of skill level. The Old course is the design of Bernard von Limburger and boasts stunning views of the La Concha Mountains. Additionally, the club offers one of the largest driving ranges in the area and also provides lessons in a variety of languages.

Rio Real Golf & Hotel
Established in 1965, Rio Real Golf Course is a layout designed by the world-renowned Javier Arana. The idyllic course is considered by the Royal Spanish Golf Federation as one of the most prestigious golf experiences in Marbella and one of the best in Spain. Just a short distance away from the city center, Rio Real is an incredible 18 hole course that runs alongside the Rio Real River.

Marbella Golf Club Golf Resort
Designed by the renowned Dave Thomas, Marbella Club Golf Resort is home to the 18 hole world-class course that exceeds the highest of expectations. Here, you'll find carefully contoured fairways with strategically placed bunkers to test your game, alongside the beautiful views of waterfalls and lakes. Enjoy this Marbella Golf Course in the heart of the Costa del Sol and take in the views of the surrounding mountains complementing the Mediterranean Sea.

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Golf Regeln  2019 NEU

Frankfurt Nov 2018 - Ab dem 1. Januar 2019 gelten die durch die weltweit anerkannten obersten Regelhüter des Golfsports, den Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St. Andrews (R&A) und die United States Golf Association (USGA), neu überarbeiteten Golfregeln. Aus gegenwärtig 34 werden 24 Golfregeln. Eine vergleichbare umfassende Reorganisation der Regeln liegt mehr als 60 Jahre zurück. Der Deutsche Golf Verband (DGV) hat das Regelwerk, als oberste Regelinstanz im deutschsprachigen Raum, übersetzt. Allen Golfspielern stehen - je nach Interesse - ab sofort zwei verschiedene Ausgaben zur Verfügung: Das komplette neue Regelwerk und eine Spieleredition.

Alexander Klose, Vorstand Recht & Services beim DGV, begrüßt diese Entwicklung ausdrücklich: "Vieles macht die Anwendung der Golfregeln logischer und zeitgemäßer. Ein besonderes Augenmerk liegt dabei auf der Beschleunigung des Spiels. Eine Golfrunde, egal ob über 18 oder neun Löcher, soll zügig gespielt werden können und damit insbesondere besser in den Tagesablauf der vielen hunderttausend Freizeitgolfer passen."

Mit der Reduzierung des Regeltextes um zehn Regeln von 34 auf 24 wurde ein klares Signal gesetzt. Die Vielzahl inhaltlicher Änderungen soll die Freude am Golfspiel fördern. Neben vielen weiteren Anpassungen wird die Suchzeit für einen Ball von fünf auf drei Minuten verkürzt, die Empfehlung ausgesprochen, dass jeder Schlag nicht mehr als 40 Sekunden dauern und üblicherweise schneller ausgeführt werden soll. Außerdem wird das Schlagen außerhalb der Reihenfolge im Zählspiel (Ready Golf) gefördert.

Darüber hinaus wird eine alternative Form des Zählspiels angeboten, bei der durch die Spielleitung eine maximale Begrenzung für ein zu notierendes Ergebnis je Loch festgelegt werden kann. Ab 2019 muss auch die Fahne bei einem Schlag auf dem Grün nicht mehr bedient werden und das Fallenlassen des Balles (Droppen) wird nicht mehr aus Schulter- sondern aus Kniehöhe erfolgen. Viele Verhaltensweisen, die dem Charakter des Spiels nicht widersprechen, sind künftig straflos, so zum Beispiel das versehentliche Bewegen eines Balls durch den Spieler bei der Suche, oder das versehentliche Treffen des Spielers, seiner Ausrüstung oder seines Caddies mit dem Ball. Das gilt auch für das Bewegen oder Berühren von Gegenständen wie Blättern, Steinen und Stöcken in einer Penalty Area mit der Hand oder dem Schläger. Entfernungsmessgeräte sind ab 2019 grundsätzlich erlaubt, es sei denn, sie sind durch die Platzregel verboten (Umkehrung der aktuellen Regelung).

"Der DGV hat, als oberste Regelinstanz in Deutschland, in den letzten Wochen und Monaten sehr viel ehrenamtliches und hauptamtliches Engagement in die Übersetzung der Regeltexte ins Deutsche gesteckt. Wir freuen uns, allen Golfspielern ein leichter verständliches Regelwerk präsentieren zu können, das außerdem zu kürzeren Rundenzeiten führt.", sagt DGV-Präsident Claus M. Kobold.

Die neuen Golfregeln sind in zwei verschiedenen Ausgaben erhältlich. Eine kürzere Spieleredition und eine umfassendere Vollversion. Beide Bücher sind beim Köllen-Golf-Verlag unter www.koellen-golf.de erhältlich.

GratulaTION! Nach Europas Ryder-Cup-Triumph: Tattoo für Captain Björn

Nach dem Triumph seines Golf-Teams ist für Björn in der nächsten Zeit ein Besuch in einem Tattoo-Studio fällig. Der 47-Jährige aus Silkeborg löst damit ein Versprechen ein, das er seinen Spielern bereits vor dem 17,5:10,5-Sieg im Kontinentalvergleich gegen die Stars aus den USA gegeben hatte.

«Wir hatten in dieser Woche auch ein bisschen zusätzliche Motivation», verriet Ian Poulter mit einem breiten Grinsen auf der Sieger-Pressekonferenz in Paris. Rory McIlroy lüftete umgehend das Geheimnis: «Es könnte bald ein Besuch für Mr. Björns Kopf im Tattoo-Studio anstehen», scherzte er. Justin Rose nahm die verbale Steilvorlage dankend auf. «Da ist ja auch viel Platz», ergänzte der Engländer den Witz des Nordiren, ganz zur Freude seiner elf Teamkollegen.

Nach den Scherzen über die geplante Stelle für das Tattoo erklärte Captain Björn leicht verlegen: «Lasst es mich so sagen, es wird ein Teil sein, den nur Grace (seine Freundin) sehen wird.» Und nach einer kurzen Pause fügte er hinzu, es sei «die schlimmste Entscheidung» gewesen, «die ich in der ganzen Woche getroffen habe». Die Antwort von Spaniens Golfstar Sergio Garcia ließ nicht lange auf sich warten: «Nein, es war die Beste!». dpa

Classic cars & Rydercup 2018,  Le Golf  National, Paris -  Frankreich