martes, 9 de abril de 2024

DETAILS to spearhead development of new-look Vilamoura as Europe’s leading leisure destination



 DETAILS, a newly established, independent sports and hospitality management platform, has assumed control of some of golf’s most famous real estate in Vilamoura, Portugal, with a vision of elevating the destination to the very best in Europe.


It will oversee the assets within the Dom Pedro Hotels and Golf Collection, which have made the Algarve the hottest spot for visiting golfers on the continent, including the famous Vilamoura Old Course.


The move comes as part of a major multi-year development plan, which will see Vilamoura significantly enhanced through a series of ambitious upgrades, serving to further attract travellers seeking the very best leisure and lifestyle experience the Iberian Peninsula has to offer.


In addition to the Vilamoura Old Course, the Dom Pedro Hotels and Golf Collection comprises the highly popular Dom Pedro Portobelo, Dom Pedro Marina and Dom Pedro Vilamoura hotels, as well as the Victoria, Pinhal, Laguna and Millennium golf courses.



The Dom Pedro Victoria course hosted the European Tour’s Portugal Masters between 2007 and 2022 and saw victories for the likes of Open champions, Padraig Harrington and Shane Lowry, as well as England’s Ryder Cup stalwart, Lee Westwood.


Away from Dom Pedro, the Palmares, Vale Pisão and Aroeira (Pines Classic and Challenge) golf courses will take the DETAILS golf portfolio to nine courses in total.


Golfers can expect further news in the near future regarding DETAILS’ enhancement plans, which will see returning travellers to Vilamoura delighted by the positive evolution of an already favourite destination.


Nuno Sepulveda, Co-Chief Executive Officer at DETAILS – Hospitality, Sports, Leisure, said: “We are very excited about taking our amazing properties in Vilamoura to the next level, not just in terms of improving and future-proofing our superb facilities, but ensuring our guests continue to create unforgettable memories.


“Since 2023, we have made significant changes to the sites – with sustainability at the core of those changes – and we are looking forward to sharing our world-class facilities with our guests.”



Development plans will also see the creation of a state-of-the-art multi-sport facility alongside significant upgrades to Vilamoura’s existing equestrian centre.


Dom Pedro’s portfolio of hotels in Lagos, and Madeira will also be fully operated by DETAILS, which also manages the following resorts:

  • Topázio Vibe Beach Hotel & Apartments, Albufeira
  • Vale D’Oliveiras Quina Resort & Spa, Carvoeiro/Lagos
  • Bertolina Guesthouse, Albufeira
  • Velamar Boutique Hotel, Olhos de Água
  • Aqua Pedra Dos Bicos Design Beach Hotel, Albufeira
  • Vale d’El Rei Hotel & Villas, Lagos
  • Vale Da Lapa Village Resort, Carvoeiro.


DETAILS will have full management control of the assets with responsibilities ranging from CapEx planning and partner brand negotiation to HR and Sales & Marketing, as they aim to reinstate Vilamoura as Europe’s elite golf and leisure destination.


To find out more about Dom Pedro Hotels and Golf Collection, visit


jueves, 4 de abril de 2024



-Latest premium feature-packed carry & cart bags available with a personal touch-


Golfers looking to add a name, initials or society logos on their next golf bag can see personalisation come to life for a small set up charge* when purchasing any one of the 28 new stand and cart bags in the latest range from Sun Mountain.


For the 2024 season, the market leader in premium golf bags has unveiled its most comprehensive golf bag range ever - offering golfers an unrivalled selection of stand and cart designs that can all be customised to personal choice with little extra spend involved.


To coincide with its own rebranding, the pioneering brand - the first to introduce the integrated folding leg stand bag and waterproof H2NO bags - is providing a high-quality embroidery service through approved stockists that uses thread in both full colour and tonal options to deliver a standout finishing touch to be admired by your playing partners.


“The embroidery service from golf bag suppliers has been largely limited to club cresting until now, but another ‘first’ from Sun Mountain with bespoke options elevates the product offering even further at a time when customisation has popular with many golfers,” said Nigel Freemantle, Managing Director of Brand Fusion International, the distributor of Sun Mountain products across Europe. “Once again, each bag in the range has been produced with meticulous attention to detail, while catering for the needs of every golfer wanting to enjoy the game with more comfort, convenience and style,” he added.


The latest range incorporates a selection of fresh looks and patterns on some of the best-selling bags, plus a host of user-friendly features, including a new bubble-design top and hip pad to protect club shafts and provide added comfort when carrying. The collection is comprised of the H2NO fully waterproof bags; the sustainable ECO-LITE line in REPREVEÒ fabric made from 25 recycled plastic water bottles; plus, the classic MID-STRIPE vinyl bags. With up to 45 distinctive colourways to choose from, there are also 13 user-friendly, award-winning travel cover options to make life easier for the golfer on the move.



The brand continues to push the boundaries in design with the creation of a bold golf course topography print on its new ADVENTURE H2NO LITE stand and cart models. They form part of the popular H2NO line-up that uses fabric with a waterproof treatment applied to both sides and sealed seams to ensure belongings remain dry in the wettest playing conditions. The striking collection features three stand and three cart colourways, complete with full-length dividers and ample pocket space to store belongings.


The top all-weather stand bag options include the ultra-lightweight H2NO LITESPEED designed for the avid walking golfer at under 2.3kg in weight; the H2NO LITE model featuring a slightly larger 9.5” top; plus, the H2NO LITE 14-Way bag offering more space at the top to organise clubs. The Port/Rush Red/Cadet colourway on the LITESPEED and LITE 14-Way bags and the Moss/Gold/Taxi option on the LITE style are some of the most vibrant colour combinations that are sure to stand out on golf courses this season.


The best-selling H2NO STAFF model spearheads the fully waterproof cart bag options, thanks to its technical design focused for optimal use on all cart models. It features a 10.5” top with 14 full length dividers and a cart strap pass through for easy loading without compromising access to the nine forward facing pockets.


The popular H2NO LITE cart bag is offered in as many as six individual colourways, while the roomy H2NO ELITE cart bag with 12 spacious pockets provides an option for golfers who want the most amount of space to transport clubs and belongings. All cart bags feature a dedicated putter well, as well as lift assist handles and a convenient single carry strap for seamless loading of the bag onto trollies and buggies.


Made using water-resistant REPREVEÒ fabric to help reduce harmful waste on the environment, the ECO-LITE offering is made up of a 14-Way stand and lightweight X-Strap Sunday bag. Both models incorporate eco-friendly materials to give golfers the opportunity to use designs that are great for golf and even better for the planet.


The retro-look MID-STRIPE collection introduces of four entirely new designs for 2024. These include the smaller ACE and larger 14-Way stand bags, plus the addition of two cart bag designs offered in a 4-Way and a 14-Way top. A great option for those golfers seeking a super sophisticated golf bag, the latest styles all come in Navy/Frost, while the award-winning 4-Way stand bag is carried forward in six fashionable colour options.


Ultra-lightweight for the avid-walking golfer, the 2.5+ stand bag features a 4-way, 9” top and six pockets, including a full-length clothing pocket; velour-lined valuables pocket; ball pocket with two-way zippers; plus an accessible beverage pouch. Weighing under 1.4kg, the adjustable X-Strap® Dual Strap System ensures top comfort and ease of use when carrying. The bag is available in the fresh Surf/River and Cadet/White colourways.


There are four versions of CLUBGLIDER travel covers featuring an exclusive folding-leg mechanism that fully supports the weight of the bag for exceptional manoeuvrability, while dense foam padding delivers the highest levels of club protection. The multi award-winning MERIDIAN model leads the line-up alongside the JOURNEY design, sturdy TOUR bag with heavy duty tank zips, plus the extra spacious PRO cover that can fit a staff bag or two mid-sized stand bags.


For those golfers with limited storage space, the compact KUBE travel cover folds down to a small hard-shell box when not in use. It comes in six bold colours to ensure it stands out on luggage carrousels.


“Sun Mountain designers have left no stone unturned in this stunning collection that we’re confident will be popular with golfers seeking best-in-class functional products that stand the test of time whatever the weather,” added Freemantle.


For more information on the 2024 Sun Mountain golf bag range, please visit


*To create a stitch file for personalisation will cost between £25-£15 subject to complexity.





For more information, contact Matt Curtis at Sports Impact


jueves, 28 de marzo de 2024

El gibraltareño Sebastián Desoisa gana el Campeonato de España sub-18 masculino


El Campeonato de España Sub 18 Masculino, marcado por las inclemencias meteorológicas, ha sido ganado finalmente por el jugador gibraltareño adscrito a la Real Federación Andaluza de Golf, Sebastian Desoisa.

El golfista de La Roca firmó una tarjeta de 72 golpes (+1) en la tercera y definitiva jornada para un total de 213 golpes, al par del campo, dos golpes menos que José Antonio Sintes, segundo clasificado.

Según el reglamento de la competición, sólo un golfista con nacionalidad española puede hacerse con el título, de manera que el nuevo Campeón de España es el jugador canario, añadiendo un título más a su excelente currículo.

José Antonio Sintes firmó una última vuelta de 74 golpes (+3) para un total de 215 golpes, dos sobre el par del campo, mientras que Santiago Juesas completó el podio tras un resultado de 78 golpes (+7) y un global de 217golpes (+4).

Con este título, José Antonio Sintes demuestra su gran estado de forma, ya que a finales del mes de febrero se hizo con el triunfo en el Red Sea Little Venice del Alps Tour, un torneo profesional a pesar de su todavía condición de amateur.

La trayectoria del jugador insular en las últimas temporadas está siendo claramente ascendente, como indican los tres triunfos conseguidos en 2023 en la Copa de Andalucía, el Campeonato de Madrid y la Copa Nacional Puerta de Hierro.

El cuadro de honor de este Campeonato de España Sub 18 Masculino 2024 se ha completado con los ganadores ex-aequo en categoría Sub 16, Raúl Gómez y Gonzalo Ramos, ambos con un resultado total de 218 golpes (+5).

Este Campeonato de España Sub 18 Masculino es valedero para el Ranking Mundial (WAGR) y para los Rankings Nacionales Sub 18 y Cadete.

**Resultado Finales

1. Sebastian Desoisa (71, 70, 72) 213 golpes

2. José Antonio Sintes (71, 70, 74) 215 golpes (Campeón de España Sub 18).

3. Santiago Juesas (68, 71, 78) 217 golpes


miércoles, 27 de marzo de 2024




Luxury golf fashion brand Duca del Cosma is today unveiling its bold SS24 golf shoe range headlined by a pioneering lightweight outsole technology and a host of vibrant new designs that dare to be different from other models on the market.


The functional Airplay 15 outsole is applied to four new styles that enable golfers to enjoy out-of-the-box comfort and game-enhancing performance by using the most premium materials in a smart sole design. Crafted to reduce foot fatigue, while maximizing support and stability through a sturdy and lightweight construction, the outsole has been developed and tested in collaboration with brand ambassadors, including DP World Tour star Joost Luiten and LPGA Tour player Kelly Tan.


Standout golf shoes across the four distinctive style categories – ‘Pro’, ‘Fashion’, ‘Sporty’ and ‘Classic’ – include the ultra-modern DAVANTI men’s and chic OLIVERA women’s sneaker-style designs; classic DAVINCI men’s style and dazzling AVIVA women’s shoe in a prominent animal print; plus the limited-edition JUBILEE and ALANA styles that are a nod to the brand’s 20-year anniversary. Several award-winning shoes remain in the collection with the addition of striking new colour combinations to elevate the product offering to even greater heights.


“This latest range shows exactly why we dare to be different and continue to push the boundaries of modern golf shoe design,” said Dolf Stoffberg, CEO at Duca del Cosma. “These styles really bridge the gap between on and off course wear, while featuring a stunning array of colours and patterns to ensure golfers stand out for all the right reasons,” he added.


The Airplay 15 outsole features an advanced dual-component build comprised of a high shock absorption CMEVA midsole for added comfort and flexibility, plus an offset medial toe bumper and traction nubs on the durable outsole unit to deliver optimal performance and uncompromising grip during the golf swing. A strategically positioned heel-strike to the rear of the outsole improves the walking gait and promotes a solid stride.


Further innovations in the SS24 collection include a waterproof sock system with OnSteam® recyclable microfibre technology applied to several shoes, while the breathable ARNEFLEX® insert sole is also manufactured using recycled materials and delivers unrivalled all-day comfort. A total of 11 outsole technologies across four different Duca Fit Systems ensures there is a golf shoe in the range to fit all foot types and sizes.


The DAVANTI shoe incorporates the super technical Airplay 15 outsole to offer top golf shoe performance and ultimate versatility. Offering a contemporary look, it can be worn on the course as well as in everyday life and is made using a combination of premium Nappa leather and abrasion resistant onDuraÒ Nilo technical nylon in contrasting colours to make a strong statement. The waterproof construction delivers protection in wet conditions, while the offset toe bumper provides extra durability on areas most prone to wear. The top-quality design is available in three striking colourways – Light Blue, Green/Grey and Marina.

The sophisticated DAVINCI shoe enhances the brand’s popular classic golf shoe line-up and provides a truly luxurious appearance for those seeking an extra special design to confidently stride down the fairways. The waterproof shoe features an upper crafted from embossed full-grain leather to offer incredible comfort straight out of the box and is offered in White and Light Blue with a colourful Airplay 11 outsole to catch the eye.


The award-winning POSITANO shoe is now available in two new vivid colour combinations – White/Blue and White/Blue/Red. The award-winning waterproof shoe features the ultra-lightweight D-EvaÒ outsole offering flexibility to ensure golfers can enjoy the walk in a lighter shoe without sacrificing crucial foot support.


The limited-edition men’s JUBILEE and women’s ALANA shoes have been designed to mark the brand’s 20-year anniversary and deliver a superb individual look. Both shoes incorporate a predominantly Red and White colour scheme and the new Airplay 15 outsole, while the JUBILEE features a distinctive silver emblem to the side of the shoe for an extra special look.


Among the other popular shoes in the men’s collection for 2024 are the GIRONA in three colours; sporty FLYER and GIORDANO shoes; plus the classic DANDY and CHURCHILL styles. The award-winning BERNARDO and ORLANDO pro spiked designs are carried forward.


The ultra-modern OLIVERA sneaker style shoe spearheads the women’s offering with its advanced design and supremely fashionable appearance. Crafted using various forms of premium Nappa leather, the stylish shoe really stands out from the crowd, especially in the Orchid/Pink colourway, which has been a best-selling colourway amongst stockists.


The dazzling AVIVA shoe with its prominent animal print is sure to be popular with women golfers seeking a luxurious pair of golf shoes this season. The bold design offers best-in-class support via a heightened heel on the advanced Airplay 17 outsole and features a lightweight and breathable upper to ensure feet remain cool and dry all day long. For every pair sold, the brand will donate money to the Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre to help save the critically endangered King Cheetah that inspired the pattern on the trendy shoe’s upper.


Designed with fashion-conscious golfers in mind, the ALESI features an on-trend jacquard print with contrasting details to offer a supremely elegant look and feel. Available in two fashionable colours, the style incorporates the lightweight Airplay 17 outsole with strategically positioned traction points for a seamless combination of function and fit.


Other fashion-forward shoes in the women’s collection are the award-winning SERENA, BELLEZZA and ALEXA styles, plus the chic KING CHEETAH and BOREAL designs in two standout colours. The SABINA and AVANTI pro spiked models are carried forward.


Elite Golf Camps presenta nueva sede en EE.UU. para sus prestigiosos cursos de golf para jóvenes




La empresa española ELITE GOLF CAMPS (, fundada en 1988, es líder y pionera en España en la organización de cursos de Golf para jóvenes en Estados Unidos. Desde hace más de 30 años, muchos chicos y chicas españoles han mejorado su juego, perfeccionado su inglés y competido contra golfistas de otras nacionalidades, en grandes campos americanos.  Este año, por primera vez, EGC trasladará su sede habitual desde Florida a Carolina del Sur.


Muchos de los estudiantes que asistieron a los Cursos de Verano de EGC se convirtieron en destacados golfistas, entre ellos, profesionales como Carlos Balmaseda, Gonzalo Fernández Castaño, Juan Asensio, Job Sugrañes, Iñigo Núñez, Efrén García Estrada, Javier Reviriego, Carlos García Simarro y otros. Se divirtieron con la experiencia, mejoraron su juego y disfrutaron de la calidad de los campos de EEUU. Algunos de ellos incluso obtuvieron becas de golf para asistir a universidades americanas.


Este año, como gran novedad, ELITE GOLF CAMPS ha llegado a un acuerdo de colaboración con la prestigiosa academia de golf JPGA (Junior Players Golf Academy), reconocida como una de las mejores escuelas de golf para jóvenes de Estados Unidos por su calidad, experiencia y método.  La JPGA está ubicada en el corazón de la famosa Hilton Head Island en Carolina del Sur. Hilton Head es conocida por sus impresionantes campos de golf, sus instalaciones de entrenamiento, los estudios con tecnología Trackman, sus playas y las residencias para estudiantes.


Desde el 24 de junio al 14 de julio, tendrá lugar el programa de golf intensivo que ha sido cuidadosamente preparado para el aprendizaje y diversión de jóvenes golfistas entre 12 y 17 años de edad que deseen mejorar su juego, su inglés y al mismo tiempo vivir una experiencia que nunca olvidarán. El curso incluye vuelo regular a EEUU desde Madrid, estancia, comidas, cursos en la academia y golf ilimitado. Serán asistidos durante todo el curso por monitores españoles y americanos.


Las plazas están limitadas a los primeros 20 jóvenes golfistas que se inscriban.




martes, 19 de marzo de 2024

Galvin Green names Tour player line-up for 2024 season


Premium hi-tech golf apparel brand Galvin Green has named its global Tour player line-up headlined by Swedish star Alexander Björk on the PGA TOUR and Englishman Jordan Smith leading the brand’s presence on the DP World Tour.


Having achieved an impressive stroke average of 69.59 across the DP World Tour calendar in 2023, Björk is set to play most of his golf on the flagship U.S. Tour following a career best season that saw him finish 11th in the Race to Dubai rankings to earn a sought-after PGA TOUR card.


Hot off the back of a T2 finish at the Jonnson Workwear Open in South Africa, Jordan Smith will be seen wearing Galvin Green garments for another year after a strong showing on the DP World Tour in 2023, where he achieved four top 10s, plus a T20 and T41 finish at the 123rd U.S. Open and 151st Open Championship respectively.


“We’re so pleased that Alexander earned his PGA TOUR card which was fully deserved after a superb season of consistent golf,” said Conor Petters, Galvin Green Global Tour Manager. “It was also great to see Jordan come some close on Sunday after being in contention so often during the course of last year,” he added.


Björk and Smith are joined by five other Tour players that will wear Galvin Green outfits in 2024. They include fellow Englishman Laurie Canter wearing the brand’s clothing during tournaments on LIV Golf as a wildcard player and the DP World Tour. Former Walker Cup star Jake Bolton is one of the newest recruits to wear the latest men’s range featuring products such as the 100% waterproof and windproof ARMSTRONG GORE-TEX Paclite® jacket in a striking three tone design, plus the super breathable MO shirt in moisture wicking VENTIL8™ PLUS fabric with a standout cross-body gradient print across the chest.


Alexandra Swayne, 23, will wear the brand’s vibrant women’s styles for a second successive season having made her Ladies European Tour debut last year, while 29-year-old Danish Nanna Koerstz Madsen joins the line-up alongside Corinne Viden on the LET circuit.


“We are delighted to continue supporting our new and established Tour players and believe each member of Team Galvin Green will prove to be valuable brand ambassadors in front of global audiences in 2024,” added Petters.


martes, 20 de febrero de 2024

LET Golf: Todo preparado en Rabat para el Lalla Meryem Cup 2024


 EL Royal  Club de Golf  Dar Es Salam acogerá en Rabat( Marruecos )  una edición más del Lalla Meryem Cup uno de los torneos más espectaculares de la temporada  en el  LET Golf.  Está  dotado con 450.000 euros tendrá en su línea de partida a once jugadoras españolas que lucharán por una victoria que no será fácil. En la nómina de participantes destacan  Anne van Dam, Chiara Noja, Manon de Roy o Kristyna Napoleova.

 En la presencia de la "Armada" estarán Ana Peláez, Nuria Iturrioz, Carmen Alonso, maría Hernández, Marta Sanz, Luna Sobrón, Fátima Fernández Cano, Teresa Toscano, Teresa Díaz Moliner, Paz Marfá y Marta Martín, que la semana pasada estaba como primera reserva del torneo y que finalmente ha entrado y que formará parte de la nómina de española que intentrán el triunfo en este torneo.

 El Lalla Meryem Cup, que ganó el año pasado la sueca Maja Stark, no contará con la sueca en esta ocasión aunque la presencia nordica será muy notable con la presencia de hasta siete jugadoras suecas.

Una cita que coincide con el anuncio por parte del LET de que la Escuela del LET se seguirá disputando en Marruecos durante los próximos tres años.

Las fechas de la Escuela de Clasificación Lalla Aicha de este año serán del 10 al 20 de diciembre de 2024. La Preclasificación se jugará en tres rondas del 10 al 12 de diciembre en cuatro sedes: Palm Golf Marrakech Ourika, Golf Club Rotana, Noria Golf Club y Samanah Golf diseñados por Jack Nicklaus. La final de la escuela se jugará a cinco rondas del 16 al 20 de diciembre en dos sedes: Royal Golf Marrakech y Al Maaden Golf Marrakech.

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