Monday, April 26, 2010

La Manga resort on the Med coast of Spain

La Manga is a 15-mile strip of land that sits between the Mediterranean Sea and Mar Menor. It is home to La Manga golf resort located on the southeast coast of Spain.
It is 400 miles south of Barcelona and less than 40 miles from Murcia, its closest airport and approx 80 miles north of Gibraltar.

This 1400-acre resort sits on rolling hills and is home to 3 championship golf courses. It has hosted many international tournaments including the Spanish Open, Spanish PGA Championships, Spanish Junior Championships, Ladies' Spanish Open and Senior Spanish Open. It has also been voted Europe’s Top Golf resorts several times.

La Manga Resort has 28 multi surface tennis courts and a world-class spa… and some of the most consistently sunny weather in Europe.

There are two types of accommodation at La Manga, The, five-star La Manga Club: Hotel Príncipe Felipe or the more private apartments in Las Lomas Village. The apartments and townhouses are like renting a private home, but with all the hotel services avail to you as well. Ya wanna cook your meal. Fine, Ya want room service, that’s fine too.

La Manga is also an ideal place for water sports. There is sailing and windsurfing, and catamarans. The Mediterranean can be enjoyed by those who prefer high waves for windsurfing and there are several ideally suited sites for scuba diving.

The hotel and resort restaurants get high ratings but from the reviews I read, there are some truly outstanding restaurants in the area.

I am going to Europe in a month and now that I know about LaManga, I am going to include it on my trip. Everything tells me it’s a wonderful spot for a golf vacation.
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Friday, April 9, 2010

Par at amen corner

As I was watching the tourn yesterday, my memory kicked in when I saw Tiger hit it close at #12 the opening hole of Amen Corner, cause that is where I got my first par of the day when I played there in my Top 100 quest. More about that in my book A GOLFERS DREAM. I could have tied him on that hole today!!

The Young and the old make a Splash at The Masters

Matteo Manassero is a 16-year-old phenom, not only the youngest player in this year’s event, but also the youngest competitor in Masters history. Manassero shot 1 under par Thursday, to put himself 5 shots behind the leader.

On the other end of that age spectrum sits Tom Watson, 60 years old who shot 5 under to be in second place and was the leader for most of his round yesterday.

But sitting on top of the leader board is Fred Couples, 50 years old. At 6 under par Wow!! Can you imagine a 50 or 60 year old playing at such a highly competitive level in any other major sport? And the news media thinks its a big story that Bret Farve became a grandfather a few weeks ago.

If you are following these interesting characters at the Masters this weekend, keep an eye on Y. Yang, also at 5 under par. This is the man who beat Tiger Woods head to head at the last major Tiger played in, the PGA Championship at Hazeltine. Here they are at another major and he leads Tiger by one shot.

There is no need to mention Tiger, cause the whole world is already following him at a mere 4 under. He shot his best ever opening round at the Masters.

Some history is going to be made this year --- keep your eyes open