We caught up with Pedro Figueiredo last week at the Open de Portugal at the very popular Morgado golf course. It’s 10 years since Pedro won the Irish Amateur Championship at The Royal Dublin Golf Club as a 16 year old. Pedro, after a stellar college stint at UCLA, now plays on the Challenge Tour where his continues to show great promise….
Golfbreaks.ie travel to the recently remodeled Tivoli Carvoeiro hotel. This popular destination for golfers has a relaxed atmosphere during the day and a buzzing nightlife. Its growing popularity is mainly due to its great location and the golf courses that surround it.
With GolfBirdie, users simply download the free App, search their favourite course and get a birds eye view of every hole. Using advanced drone technology, they have revolutionised the way you view and book golf.
Neil O’Briain is on the move. Over 5 gruelling rounds Neil won his Tour card for the Sunshine Tour which begins in April. The Sunshine Tour takes in tournaments in South Africa, Zimbabwe, Zambia and Swaziland.
Neil kicks off his busy schedule in April and is flying to South Africa and Zimbabwe in the comfort of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner courtesy of Ethiopian Airlines
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Colin is one of the golfing world’s leading caddies and has spent the last 30 years travelling the globe working with some of the best international players. He is currently caddying for Ernie Els and when he is not caddying his excellent journalistic talents can be seen in The Irish Times. Over many years Colin has written hundreds of articles helping readers to get an insight into the USPGA and The European Tour. He has also written two books Bagman 1 and Bagman 2 both of which were very successful.
The boldest swingers in town with Fergus McDonnell!
Our guest blogger Fergus McDonnell gives us an account of his golfing buddies annual golf breaks to the wonderful Lisbon region in Portugal. Some interesting stories from years gone by and also his opinion of the best courses in the region, having played the majority of them over the years! Fergus is the Deputy Sports Editor for the Sunday Independent.
The expense and expertise has paid dividends as the 5 star Penina Golf Resort continues to hold its own among it’s ever growing competitors and remains a hugely popular golfing destination with it’s high service levels, immaculate conditioned courses & great value
Costa Dorada offers really attractive golfing packages to rival many of Europe’s top destinations, with it’s golf courses gaining more and more recognition and many of their hotels being ideal for golfing groups, the rise in popularity becomes an obvious one.
Groups of golfers looking for excellent value in Portugal might want to consider the lovely beachfront accommodation & excellent golf options on offer in Alvor. Arriving into Faro Airport it takes about 30-35 minutes via car to get there….
Earlier this week Paul agreed to answer a few questions for my Blog. I could have asked him hundreds of questions but decided to make it nice and easy for both of us. So we are going to have a front nine and back nine of questions with the back nine coming towards the end of the season.
Only a few weeks to The Masters. The one that normally kicks off the season for most of us. We grab the clubs from wherever we hid them during the winter and imagine we are strolling the manicured fairways of Augusta National. Hearing that golf music on the BBC….
It’s Michael here….. I’m new to the Golfbreaks.ie team. It has been a pleasure to have joined up with Golfbreaks.ie, having worked in the golf industry for years and being a big fan of the game I feel I have a lot to offer and I’m really looking forward to dealing with more Irish golfers. Being new to the Golfbreaks.ie team it was important for me to get to know our golf holiday destinations, this started with an inspection trip to the Algarve…..
Everywhere I click or in any magazine I read all I can see is Jordan Spieth being compared to Tiger Woods. How everytime he does something he’s getting closer to what the Tiger achieved, but personally I think it’s all a bit premature. Yes, he had a great year last year but if you stop listening to the media for a second and actually really compare the two on their first four….
August 1999, a few months after turning pro a young Spaniard stood looking at his ball behind a big Oak tree in Medinah golf club hot on the tails of Tiger woods. Everyone watching thought his race was run and he’d have to hack out sideways. What happened next sent shock waves around the golf world and one of the most magical shots produced in a major was hit….
One of the first questions we get asked at Golf Sim Hire about our simulators is ‘can we play St. Andrews?’. Well we have 3 of the world famous links courses at St Andrews, and yes, we have this years Open venue, The Old Course, on our simulator….and yes, you can play it with no wind!…
The importance of adjusting your set-up for a bunker shot is underplayed quite often by the weekend golfer. There are a few adjustments that MUST be made. Move the ball position forward just inside the…
As we enter into the final half of Winter, and with one eye on the upcoming golf season, many of us keen golfers are heading off on a golfing trip to the Algarve or Spain for some warm weather training…