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Mell Pyatt

The Volvo Masters, the Grand Finale of the European Tour season, celebrated its twentieth anniversary from 1st to 4th November 2007 at Club de Golf Valderrama, in San Roque (Cádiz).

Many have witnessed and have lived the event from its very first staging in 1988, but not many people know the story of how the tournament was born. Its ?father? is the English golf professional Mel Pyatt, now President and Chief Executive Officer for Volvo Event Management, who, incidentally, will be retiring at the end of the year.
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Westwood

British golfer, Lee Westwood, won the Valle Romano Andalucian Open yesterday with a final tally of 20 strokes under-par. The victory was the 34 year-old Westwood's 17th win on the European circuit and his 27th overall, with wins in the United States, China, Japan, South Africa, and Australia. The victory keeps Westwood in the realm of Europe's premier golfers as well as moving him among the top 50 players in the world.
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The Valle Romano Open of Andalucia,

May 10th, 2007 marks the beginning of the inaugural Valle Romano Open of Andalucia. It is being played at beautiful Aloha Golf in Nueva Andalucia, just minutes outside of Marbella.
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Still Rolling

Figures released by the Real Federacion Española de Golf reveal that in May 2003 there were 35,462 registered golfers in the region of Andalusia. This figure…in no way justifies the existence of 60 golf courses within this most golf-friendly area of Spain.
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Golf School for Andalucian Children

Attracting youngsters to golf away from the competition of gameboys, playstations or other pastimes is a challenge CG La Cañada is keen to accept. Club President, Pepe Gil, speaks about the club's amazing achievements from humble beginnings.
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Slow Play:

It's the Policies, too… It has been my good fortune and privilege in recent months to be involved in debate over a wide range of subjects that get to the very heart of our sport and, essentially, to its future well-being as it grows and spreads.
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1st World Conference On Junior Golf 2002

The crucial issue of how to attract future generations to take up golf as a regular sporting activity was discussed by 300 representatives of 35 countries at the inaugural World Conference of Junior Golf in Rome in April.
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Role Models in Golf Sponsorship

A review of the PGA of Europe's experience in working together in Andalucia with the entities "Selected Hotels" and the Costa del Sol Tourist Board.
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Passing Time With Manuel Piñero

Manuel Piñero recently joined the European Seniors Tour. Maria Acacia Lopez Bachiller spoke to the ex-World Champion golfer about his career thus far and his plans for the future.
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Lauro 27 Golf - An oasis of tranquility inland from Malaga

The chances are that most visitors to the Costa del Golf will have played Lauro Golf, but the friendly club, situated in Malaga's Guadalhorce valley, is definitely worth a return visit since the course was extended to 27 holes in January 2003.
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Hotel Villa Padierna Opens Its Doors

Flamingos Golf Club & Resort's first five-star Grand Luxury hotel opened its doors April 1, 2003. Flamingos Golf Club & Resort is situated in one of the most beautiful enclaves of Marbella, also known as the 'New Golden Mile'
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Golf Etiquette for Costa Visitors

One of the major criticisms of golfing holidays on the Costa del Sol over the past couple of seasons has been that of five or six hour rounds. The guilty parties are often unaware of the tailbacks they are causing by not being aware of simple golf etiquette.
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The Course at Cabopino

"Many Happy Returns" is an appropriate message for a terrific new course on the Costa del Sol that celebrates its second birthday in April. In its two years of operation, over 80,000 rounds have been played - many of them by recidivist golfers forced to return after becoming hooked at first site.
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Tales From Pedreña

Although the Parador course in Málaga, dating from 1925, is the oldest course in mainland Spain, RCG Pedreña near Santander is considered the cradle of Spanish golf. Inaugurated three years after its Andalusian cousin, Pedreña has produced more professional golfers than any other club in Spain - possibly in Europe. Pedreña's most famous son is Seve Ballesteros, but there are many others.
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A Vaccine Against 'Holidaygolfitis'

One of the major criticisms of golfing holidays on the Costa del Sol over the past couple of seasons has been that of five or six hour rounds. The guilty parties are often unaware of the tailbacks they are causing by not being aware of simple golf etiquette.
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Who is the finest Spanish golf course architect?

Here's a discussion for you as you sip your whiskies on the terrace of the 19th hole...Who is the finest Spanish golf course architect ? Put your mind to it and you will find there are a few names to debate... Arana (El Saler, El Prat, Río Real, Guadalmina) Gancedo (Torrequebrada, Montemayor, Las Ramblas) Espinosa (Bonalba, CC Mediterraneo)- just for starters.
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'New Course' Research…and all in the cause of duty!

When the PGA of Europe recently renewed its Corporate Partnership agreements with both Atalaya Park Hotel and the Costa del Sol Tourist Board, the process was completed with matching enthusiasm by all concerned because of the natural way that our three operations complement each other.
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"I'll just get a Strokesaver..."

Travelling golfers can be overheard repeating this mantra on the way to the first tee of clubs the world over. From Texas to Timbuktu Strokesaver has become the generic name for course distance guides due to its accuracy, reliability and presentation. How did Strokesaver become market leader in a sector which, like the courses it measures, just gets bigger and bigger? Colm Gill investigates the story behind golf's number one distance guide.
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Another Golf Rush

The winning combination of golf and gastronomy, balls and bars, tee-times and tapas is unmatched by any other golf destination and has established the Costa del Golf as the premier destination for holidaying golfers. Colm Gill considers the story behind the great Costa del Sol golf rush.
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Tee, anyone?

Colm Gill recounts the origins of the humble golf tee.
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Fits You Nicely, Sir!

In simple terms, a 'clubmaker' is one who assembles a grip, shaft and golf club head resulting in a finished golf club. However, a 'Professional Clubmaker' is a qualified golf equipment professional specialising in matching your unique swing characteristics with the correct selection of components and meticulously assembling each and every club for the individual customer.
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Costa del Sol Extends Its Golf Offer With The Inauguration Of New Courses.

The Costa del Sol has significantly extended its golf offer with the opening of five new courses since spring 2001 as a result of continuing demand from northern European golfers.
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