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García secures Valderrama hat trick

García secures Valderrama hat trick

Sergio Garcia successfully wrapped up his third Andalucía Valderrama Masters hosted by the Sergio Garcia Foundation title with a four-shot victory, after weather delays took the tournament into a fifth day. The 2017 Masters Tournament winner had been in possession of a three-shot lead when […]

Home players hone their skills ahead of Valderrama

Home players hone their skills ahead of Valderrama

Sergio García will lead the Spanish contingent next Thursday as the Andalucía Valderrama Masters gets underway with the support of the Council of Tourism and Sport of the Junta de Andalucía. Tournament host García is set to defend the title he won last year, in […]

Captain Bjørn brings Ryder Cup fever to Valderrama

Captain Bjørn brings Ryder Cup fever to Valderrama

Victorious Ryder Cup Captain Thomas Bjørn will be reunited with Europe’s all-time leading Ryder Cup points scorer when he tees it up at the Andalucía Valderrama Masters hosted by the Sergio Garcia Foundation on October 18-21, 2018.

 

PARIS, FRANCE – OCTOBER 01: Captain Thomas Bjorn of Europe pose for a photo with The Ryder Cup during a press conference following Europe’s win in the 2018 Ryder Cup at Le Golf National on October 1, 2018 in Paris, France. (Photo by Andrew Redington/Getty Images)

Bjørn will join defending champion Garcia at Real Club Valderrama just three weeks after captaining Europe to a 17.5 – 10.5 win over the United States in Paris, where the 2017 Masters Tournament winner overtook Sir Nick Faldo at the top of the European points list.

As well as seeing Bjørn and Garcia in action, fans will also have the opportunity to get up close to the famous Ryder Cup trophy, which will be on site throughout tournament week.

It will be a third appearance at the Andalucía Valderrama Masters for the Dane, who has an impressive record at the event, finishing in fifth position in 2010, followed by a 15th place finish the following year. Real Club Valderrama has added significance as the venue where Bjørn made his Ryder Cup debut in 1997 as part of the team – captained by the late, great Seve Ballesteros – which won the first of the biennial events to be held in continental Europe.

Bjørn said: “This is a tournament where I have played well in the past and I’m looking forward to coming back to Real Club Valderrama next week. It’s a place that holds Ryder Cup memories for so many people, myself included, and it will be quite special to see the trophy back where I made my debut as a player.

“It will be great to be a part of what is a big week for Sergio both as host and defending champion, as he returns to home soil after making Ryder Cup history. The last few weeks have been a lot of fun for all of us involved in the win at Le Golf National, and now I’m looking forward to playing golf in this fantastic venue again.”

Tickets for the 2018 Andalucía Valderrama Masters hosted by the Sergio García Foundation are available HERE. Children under 14 are admitted to the event free of charge when accompanied by a ticket-holding adult.

The Andalucía Valderrama Masters hosted by the Sergio García Foundation is sponsored by the Council of Tourism and Sport of the Junta de Andalucía through the European Regional Development Fund of the European Union, with the added institutional support of the Diputación de Cádiz, the San Roque City Council and the Royal Andalusian Golf Federation. It also enjoys the support of La Reserva de Sotogrande, Rolex, Heineken, Dubai Duty Free, Santander Private Banking, Shell, Exterior Plus and Samsic Iberia. Only Water, Grupo Hospitalario Quirónsalud, Coca-Cola, Varma and Korporate Technologies Group are official suppliers.

 

Seve Ballesteros & Jon Rahm golf for kids

Seve Ballesteros & Jon Rahm golf for kids

  Jon Rahm joins Seve’s children in promoting junior golf    Launch of the “Seve & Jon golf for kids” sub-16 tour, featuring five qualifying events and a final. The opening event will be held next Thursday at Real Golf de Pedreña.   Jon Rahm […]

The 17th at Valderrama, a hole steeped in history

The 17th at Valderrama, a hole steeped in history

The 17th at Valderrama – a hole steeped in history   The natural amphitheater of Real Club Valderrama’s 17th green will return to the limelight from October 18-21 at the Andalucía Valderrama Masters hosted by the Sergio García Foundation, under the sponsorship of the Council […]

‘The New Costa Smeralda Experience’

‘The New Costa Smeralda Experience’

 

Something exciting is happening in chic Porto Cervo. The exclusive resort is entering a new phase in its 50 year history. Expanding its global appeal with new brands, international cuisine and modernising the classics.

On the northern tip of the Mediterranean’s second largest isle, Sardinia lies Porto Cervo. The haunt of celebrities, aristocrats and the jet set for decades. Porto Cervo possesses endless miles of  Idyllic rose sand beaches sprawling luxury hotels and high-end boutiques. Porto Cervo is Italy’s premier luxury resort. Prince Karim Aga Khan and his friends kickstarted the resort back in the 1960’s. It’s become a playground for the rich and famous ever since but Porto Cervo is undergoing a new phase in its story. Porto Cervo is transforming itself to grow its appeal to millennial’s and new travellers.  With daily connections to city across Europe, there hasn’t been a better time to discover and explore one of the Mediterranean’s best-kept secrets…. enjoy

Porto Cervo has created alliances with some of the worlds most renowned brands in fashion and hospitality to rejuvenate the destination and experience. Nikki Beach, Novikov, Cala di Volpe, Marriot group and several other brands have expanded or introduced new experiences this season.

Caffe sole by Nuna

The famous Peruvian food finally hits the shores of Porto Cervo in the form of Nuna.  Chef Rafael Rodriguez is the brainchild behind Nuna, meaning soul in ancient Quechuan, bringing ceviche to Porto Cervo. With a live Dj set and terrace overlooking the bay and the promenade du port, this is an ideal spot to soak up the sunset. 

La Pergola in Giardino

Is set in the heart of the Piazzetta the main square in Porto Cervo. Surrounded by olive trees and flowers this is a small oasis in Porto Cervo’s hottest location. La Pergola is a refreshing addition to the main square and will surely draw big crowds this season. Apart from its private setting, it boasts an ideal menu that exudes summer. The dishes are creative and playful all dressed with edible flowers. La Pergola is the perfect place for a laid-back, chic and summer lunch with friends! 

Quattro passi al Pescatore

Without a doubt Porto Cervo’s most sophisticated and special dining experience. Set in the rocks on the calm waters of the Porto Cervo bay Il Pescatore is the talk of the town.  The romantic setting is accompanied with fantastic live music and great wine selection. A truly special and unforgettable dining experience.

Novikov

The London brand and critically acclaimed Novikov restaurant has set its summer residency in Porto Cervo. Novikov brings Mayfair glamour and Dubai crowd to the port. Serving signature Novikov dishes focusing on Japanese fusion food. Novikov becomes very lively during the evening and night with sake and champagne flowing passed midnight…

Cala Beach Club

Cala di Volpe’s best stretch of beach finally has a beach club to match. Cala beach Club is the island’s premier beach club.  With an understated yet elegant vibe. The watermelon coolers, good dancers, and plush white furniture bring a cool party atmosphere to Cala di Volpe. Cala di Volpe embodies what the new Porto Cervo is about fun, vibrancy and effortlessly chic style. With white sand, cocktails and amazing live music performances this is the place to come to chill and party all day! 

sunset views

Relax and unwind 

Spa my blend by Clarins

The French luxury skincare brand has set up shop inside the Hotel Romazzino. Offering all of the brands signature treatments and skin care products. An ideal place to stop by and protect and replenish your skin from the bright Mediterranean sunshine.

Spiagga Romazzino and Spiaggia Li Itriceddi

Sardegna is famed for its nature and stunning beaches. With countless coves, bays, and beaches the options are endless. The two most chic and less crowded beaches are Romazzino beach, located at the Romazzino hotel, and Li Itriceddi which lies meters away from Cala di Volpe.  Both boast beautiful calm waters and golden sand. Romazzino provides its guests to sun loungers on the shore. Cala di Volpe provides a boat transfer to its beach as well as deck chairs on shore.  Both beaches are shallow, sandy and ideal for families. There’s no better way to spend the day than on the beach! 

Where to stay…

Hotel Cala di Volpe, a luxury collection hotel

Porto Cervo boasts some of the best and renowned luxury hotels in the world. The Marriott hotels all have seafront locations with stretches of beach, chic restaurants, top service and unique design.  Cala di Volpe is without a doubt the most famous hotel on the island. Made eternalized in James Bond’s ‘the spy who loved me’ this is Porto Cervo’s premier destination. Its timeless glamour and refinement echo Porto Cervo’s chic history. Its quirky and colorful architecture are iconic and set a precedent for the resort.  However, Cala di Volpe is moving with the times as this season it has restyled 5 new suites that cater to all the technological requirements of today. Nevertheless, Cala di Volpe retains its classic charm and style and will always remain to be one of Europe’s most celebrated hotels. 

Hotel Romazzino, a luxury collection hotel

A true oasis in an already beautiful natural location Romazzino is a true escape.  Nestled between mettle trees and the humming of bumble bees this is more of a retreat than a hotel. With its white curves and expansive gardens, Romazzino celebrates its wild surroundings and stretch of white beach. The hotel is bathed with sunlight and the rooms are fresh and cozy. Romazzino oozes a relaxed vibe. The buffet breakfast, overlooking the sea, is a delight for the senses and the service is polite and friendly. Discreet, chic and very Mediterranean. This is a secret hideaway ideal for those who seek to relax and be one with nature and the Mediterranean Sea. 

A stunning start to the year at the 2nd Messinia Pro-Am in Costa Navarino

A stunning start to the year at the 2nd Messinia Pro-Am in Costa Navarino

  A stunning start to the year at the 2nd Messinia Pro-Am in Costa Navarino Professionals and golf enthusiasts from 23 countries renewed their meeting for the next Messinia Pro-Am on 20-23 February 2019 The 2nd Messinia Pro-Am at Costa Navarino was successfully completed with […]

García named Hilton European Tour Golfer of the Year

García named Hilton European Tour Golfer of the Year

SERGIO GARCIA NAMED THE 2017 HILTON EUROPEAN TOUR GOLFER OF THE YEAR   * Masters Champion wins the prestigious award for the first time * He is the second Spaniard to receive the honour after three-time winner Seve Ballesteros * Garcia won three times in […]

The Armada seeks the triumph dreamed in Valderrama.

The Armada seeks the triumph dreamed in Valderrama.

Dreaming of winning in Valderrama

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Sergio García: “Each hole in Valderrama has its own attraction and I like them all, because they force you to keep thinking and stay focused from the first to the last shot. It is a very demanding course that doesn’t give you any breaks. You need to put the ball in the right places and keep the errors to the minimum, but you are bound to make errors, so patience is key at Valderrama. You must respect this course or it will turn against you at any moment. One of the things I like most is that it allows you to use all the clubs in the bag.”

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Jon Rahm: “Valderrama is the dream course to make my professional debut in Spain, mainly because of its significance for Spanish and European golf. It has a huge history, and Patiño did a great job at creating one of the best golf courses in the world. I couldn’t think of anything more special than making my first appearance in front of the Spanish public at an Andalucía Valderrama Masters. I’ve been dreaming for ages for this moment and hope to give a good show.”

©RC Valderrama

José María Olazábal: “Without being long, Valderrama is one of the most demanding courses in the world; technical and narrow with small greens. You must keep perfectly focused from the first tee shot to the last putt. I know no other course that doesn’t allow for a moment of relaxation in 18 holes. It’s a great golf course and always in top condition.”

Pablo Larrazábal: “Valderrama is the best course I have ever played. It’s very demanding off the tee and into the greens. I haven’t scored well lately, but my game is in good shape, so maybe coming here will give me the motivation I need to do things well. The course is not set up as difficult as last year, but the greens are as small as ever and you need to strike the ball really well if you want to score”.

©RC Valderrama

Álvaro Quirós: “Valderrama is not long, but you need to put the ball in the right spot on every single shot. It’s no good to put it within ten yards; you must put it exactly where the course demands.

Obviously, this is not my style of play, but I like to practice there because it tests my patience and pushes me mentally to the limit. It is great practice, and I am very grateful to be able to practice on a course to be proud of.”

Gonzalo Fernández-Castaño: “I love Valderrama, it’s my second home. I have spent many summers here and I have many good friends. It’s a pleasure to return to one of the best courses in Europe, or even in the world. I look forward to performing well this week. Although my results are not yet as good as I would like, I feel that I am getting closer. I would love to up there on Sunday. I have always dreamt of winning a European Tour event, or at least to challenge for the title – hopefully this will be the week.”

Alejandro Cañizares: “I practice here when I am at home, so I know the course well and I love it. I have few expectations, I just want to play my own game and do my best. I feel more confident and I am playing better, so why not? a good week here would be a great help. I’ll be at home, and I will have my family there, my friends will come and It’s going to be a lot of fun. If the wind blows as usual it will be tricky, but I want to enjoy my week.”

Kaymer stars again in Valderrama field

Kaymer stars again in Valderrama field

Germany’s Martin Kaymer, the last entry to the Andalucía Valderrama Masters hosted by the Sergio García Foundation to be held at Real Club Valderrama from October 19-22 sponsored by the Autonomous Government of Andalusia, joins a list of Major winners featuring José María Olazábal, Sergio García, Padraig […]

Azahara Munoz retains Costa del Sol title on home course

Azahara Munoz retains Costa del Sol title on home course

  Spain’s Azahara Munoz took full advantage of local knowledge to retain her title in the Andalucia Costa del Sol Open de Espana Femenino at her home course. The 29-year-old, who won her first tournament at Real Club de Golf Guadalmina aged nine, carded a […]

A record run by Azahara Muñoz in Guadalmina

A record run by Azahara Muñoz in Guadalmina

Azahara Muñoz burst Guadalmina by its four sides. La Malagueña, an explosion of efficiency during the second day, explored the famous journey of Javier Arana with 64 marvelous hits, a record as meager as impressive that constitutes record of the field and that supposes a clear action claim that allows him to claim his candidacy in the Andalusia Costa del Sol Open of Spain.

The malagueña, all passion, claimed authorship – “I hope they do not take it now” – in a premonitory way, as just ten minutes later the Thai Supamas Sangchan was about to do so by matching his record, conscious in any case that his main rivals are also characterized by their ability to accumulate birdies on the card, a voracity nevertheless monopolized at its best by an Azahara Muñoz who played, simply, like the angels.

Lacking the error, timidly splashed his hit card in the first part of her tour – what happened from 10 to 18, where she got birdies in the 14th and 16th – was in the second stage where Azahara Muñoz turned her performance into a succession of thunderous actions with no apparent end.

Imbued in a dynamic sweep of success, the pencil of the Malaga golfer began to initiate birdies on her poster board with an effusive contumacy, first on her tenth hole and then, simply spectacular, on five consecutive occasions between the twelfth and the sixteenth, an overwhelming streak that led directly to the field record and, therefore, to the highest part of the classification.

The combination of two consecutive good results was also a private preserve for South African Lee-Anne Pace, winner of this Spanish Open in 2013, an all-round player who was about to replicate, with 4 under par in the second round, her 6 under initial pair, an extraordinary combination of results that put you between the creme of the creme of the tournament.


The focus, however, is mainly on Azahara Muñoz and Carlota Ciganda, two essential icons of Spanish women’s golf, which play together on the third day. A must-see spectacle!



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