Why Portugal is still Europe’s #1 golf destination

Aerial view of Praia Del Rey golf resort

There were no surprises at last week’s World Travel Awards when Europe’s Leading Golf Destination for 2012 was announced. Hosted at the swanky new Conrad Algarve Resort in Portugal the evening turned out to be as golden as the cliffs that line Portugal’s coastline on the Atlantic Ocean seaboard. Portugal scooped seven awards, including Europe’s …

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Golf Caddies vs Apps: Technology vs Tradition

St Andrews Caddie

Technology and tradition are two powerful fault lines in golf today. Battles rage between distance and shotmaking and course designers vs club engineers – but one of the most fascinating for us is the unlikely conflict brewing between career caddies and digital apps. There’s something romantic and mystical about the wizened, weather beaten face and …

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Lytham’s toughest test – Tangly Rough or Tabloideeze?

Lytham is 181 yards longer for 2012 Open

We’ve had it for days now. The rough’s “unplayable,” “if you’re not hitting it straight your golf game will be going home in an ambulance.” How did one typically wet British Summer and some fast growing rough grass at Royal Lytham and St Anne’s Golf Club, Lancashire, suddenly become a British tabloid media sensation? Is …

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