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    Visit Cascais and I guarantee you will be planning the next trip before you leave or checking out property prices! Glorious sunshine, magnificent golf courses, amazing food, wine, friendly happy faces everywhere and just over two hours from Dublin, what more can you ask for! For forty odd years I have been holidaying on the Algarve mainly with friends to play golf, I love the golf courses but they can be busy and expensive. Over the past ...

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    Fáilte Ireland will this week help to showcase Ireland as a top golfing destination through its support of the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open. Golf tourism is a hugely lucrative sector for Ireland and one that Fáilte Ireland, as the National Tourism Development Authority, is working to grow across key markets. Speaking about the importance of golf tourism and hosting events like this, Head of Commercial Development at Fáilte Ireland, Paul Mockler said: “This is a very lucrative ...

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Amateur golfers have the rare opportunity to compete alongside former Ryder Cup stars and golfing legends when the European Tour Destinations Senior Classic gets underway at PGA Catalunya Resort, near Girona, Spain, from July 12-14, 2019. Winning captain of The 2014 Ryder Cup Paul McGinley, former World Number One Ian Woosnam and six-time European Tour winner Thomas Levet, are all set to tee it up in the third edition of the tournament, which heads to Spain ...

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  It took 55 holes, but Daniela Iacobelli (Melbourne, Florida) captured her third career Symetra Tour victory at the ninth annual Island Resort Championship with a birdie in the first frame of a sudden-death playoff against Cindy Ha (Demarest, New Jersey). Each of Iacobelli’s three wins have come after she missed the cut the week prior. “It feels good, there are a lot of memories here and this will just add to the list,” said Iacobelli, who also captured the 2012 Symetra ...

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    With The 148th Open at Royal Portrush set to shine a global spotlight on Northern Ireland like never before, Tourism NI unveiled a fitting and fun tribute to our own golfing legends. In a specially commissioned visual, the iconic cliffs of Fairhead in County Antrim have been digitally transformed into an eye-catching sculpture featuring the images of local golfing greats, past and present. Rory McIlroy, Graeme McDowell and Darren Clarke, who will all now be competing in ...

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For the sixth time, the Algarve in southern Portugal has won the award for ‘Europe’s Leading Beach Destination’ at the 2019 World Travel Awards.  It is a world first as no other destination has won it so many times.  The award was announced at a Gala Ceremony on 8th June 2019 in Madeira, Portugal. Accepting the award João Fernandes, President of Algarve Tourism Bureau said: “We are delighted to win the award for the sixth time, ...

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  Austria’s Sarah Schober was delighted the waiting was finally over to collect her 1st win on the LET Access Series. Although the 26-year-old topped the 2016 LETAS ranking, she was winless throughout the year, finishing as a runner-up five times. Schober had to endure a play-off against overnight leader Hayley Davis in order to claim that illusive title and admitted to thinking that she may be the bridesmaid again in the Terre Blanche Ladies Open at ...

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The LET Access Series (LETAS) will field the strongest schedule in its history as it celebrates its 10th year in 2019. The series will feature 20 tournaments in nine countries across Europe, an increase from 13 last year. Total prize money also sees a significant increase to over €1 million, up from €590,000 in 2018. An exciting development for the 2019 LETAS season will see the top 55 players updated after each event throughout the series ...

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  The Ladies European Tour and LET Access Series jointly announce today a new event set to debut on their 2019 schedules. The Tipsport Czech Ladies Open will be played at Golf Resort Karlštejn on 23-25 August and will become the second dual-ranking event between the LET and LETAS, following the Jabra Ladies Open. “We are delighted to add a second dual-ranking event with LETAS onto the LET schedule, this time in the Czech Republic. In the ...

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The Scandinavian, arguably Denmark’s most prestigious 36 hole property just outside of Copenhagen, has confirmed its continued partnership with the EGTMA. [European Golf & Travel Media Assoc.] Under the expert guidance of David Shepherd, CEO and his experienced team, The Scandinavian has gone from strength to strength with many golf course improvements, improved membership offerings and increased service levels resulting in huge growth of the membership. Situated in 200 hectares of forest, trees and ponds, both ...

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