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Where2Golf Celebrates 10th Anniversary as Golf’s Ultimate Online Information Source

LONDON, England, February 16, 2015 — /EPR SPORTS NEWS/ — Where2Golf.com is celebrating its 10th anniversary as the ultimate online information source for the game of golf where golfers can ‘discover the best’ in golf travel and refer to its vast library of golf facts, figures and images.

Whilst first and foremost a comprehensive guide to the finest golf courses and the top golf destinations in the world, Where2Golf also houses an encyclopaedia of golf information covering international tournaments, both professional and amateur, a Who’s Who of golf, from the world’s best professionals to some of golf’s best course designers, as well as a golf dictionary that explains the game’s unique terminology.

Where2Golf began as a hobby back in 2002 for site founders, Nigel Butler and Suzanne Lenaerts, but it was three years later when they quit corporate life and committed themselves fulltime to expanding Where2Golf that it began to crystallize into the complete golf resource that it is today.

The professional development of the website started in 2005 with the couple visiting golf destinations and playing golf courses around the globe to ensure that their content was tried, tested and true and that the information they were providing was as accurate and objective as it could be.

“Nigel and I realised that if we were going to take on the huge task of growing Where2Golf into one of the world’s most complete golf guide we needed to devote 100% of our time to the project,” explains Suzanne. “ We gave up our jobs and began by seeking out and playing what most golfers would describe as the “best” golf courses on the planet. The Where2Golf resource you see today is the culmination of our combined experience of playing, assessing and covering over 4,500 golf courses over the last 10 years, from Europe to America, Australasia to Africa”.

As the content grew, so the website traffic grew.

Testament to the reputation the site has gained as a credible and reliable course reviewer, Where2Golf now generates an impressive 90,000 views per month and rising.

Though not exhaustive, this unique resource represents a wide and rich selection of courses that the general consensus of travelling golfers all over the world would want to play. To keep Where2Golf live, course reviews and new golfing destinations are added to and updated regularly. Turkey for example has recently been included in the golf destinations section.

The golf course reviews are based on Nigel’s and Suzanne’s assessment of three main aspects of a course: the quality of the design and layout, the conditioning and presentation and the attractiveness of the setting. The quality of the clubhouse, practice ground and associated facilities above and beyond the golf course are not factored into the ratings.

Another unique feature of the website is its high quality maps that feature all the courses Where2Golf covers. These maps are a powerful tool when planning a golf trip and mean that golfers can identify their preferred location boasting several great courses while basing themselves centrally. A quick click on each course details nearby recommended hotels whilst ‘Stay & Play’ courses are also indicated.

The encyclopaedia section of Where2Golf is as comprehensive as its golf course coverage.

In the Tournaments category, the results of all the top professional tournaments on the PGA, European, LPGA, LET, Asian and Seniors Tours are covered as well as the top amateur (both men and ladies) scene. Incredibly this coverage goes back as far as 1860.

The Who’s Who category  not only includes the world’s top players but also celebrated golf course designers, golf journalists and club makers and many other golf “celebrities”. Biographies of each individual are listed as well as golfing achievements and their contribution to the world of golf.

Finally a dictionary on the site explains the meaning of the terminology used in the game and offers the first steps in trying to demystify what the sport is about and making it more understandable and approachable.

After 10 years in the making, Where2Golf really is the most comprehensive one-stop shop for travelling golfers.

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Author: Heady Public Relations, England
For further information on Where2Golf, please contact Suzanne Lenaerts
E: theoffice@where2golf.com

 

Notes to Editors 

•  Where2Golf is online golf resource featuring

•  Course reviews
•  World’s top golfing destinations
•  Tournament results around the world
•  Who’s Who of golf
•  Dictionary of golfing terminology

•  Around 4,500 course reviews broken down into:

•  Europe:  +/- 1500 courses in 26 countries
•  North America: +/- 2000 courses
•  Australasia: +/- 250 courses
•  Asia: +/- 600 covering China, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand
•  Africa: +/- 150 covering Middle East, South Africa and Mauritius

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Bank Holiday Specials From GreenFree

The UK’s leading 2-for-1 green fee voucher scheme offering great deals online over the Bank Holiday weekend

GreenFree, the home of two for one golf and the country’s leading green fee voucher scheme, has unveiled three special offers that are available online over the Bank Holiday weekend. Championed for providing great value to golfers at some of the best courses in the country, the deals start from just £19.95 and include free GreenFree vouchers, TaylorMade golf balls, and John Letters golf caps. The money-saving initiative has over 1,000 courses in the UK & Ireland, meaning golfers up-and-down the country can take advantage of half-price green fees at some of the country’s most prestigious venues. The Grove, host of the 2006 World Golf Championship, former European Tour venues Marriott Forest of Arden and De Vere Slaley Hall, plus Fairmont St.Andrews are just a few of the courses involved with GreenFree where golfers can kick-start the final long weekend of summer 2012.

Bank Holiday offer No.1 includes 10 GreenFree vouchers, 6 TaylorMade golf balls, a John Letters golf cap, as well as three 3 free vouchers for just £34.95. Bank Holiday Offer No.2 includes 10 GreenFree vouchers, 3 TaylorMade golf balls, plus a John Letters Cap for just £29.95. While offer No.3 includes 5 GreenFree vouchers, 3 TaylorMade golf balls, plus 3 free vouchers for £19.95.

“GreenFree is a great way to take advantage of the long Bank Holiday weekend with half-price green fees at some of the country’s best courses. Our vouchers are valid for a minimum of 12 months, so even if you can’t get out this weekend, there will still be plenty more opportunities to redeem your voucher at any one of the 1,045 golf clubs in our extensive portfolio,” noted Dave Lynchehaun, GreenFree Brand Manager. “For over ten years we’ve been offering golfers the best value product on the market and helped increase participation in golf at all levels of the game. We’re glad that golfers continue to support GreenFree and hope that they take advantage of these great offers over the Bank Holiday weekend.”

The flexibility of GreenFree has been a major part of its success, as contrary to many online booking services that tie golfers to a specific tee-time, GreenFree allows golfers and golf clubs to pick a time and date that is convenient to them. GreenFree is also available on the high-street in stores such as WHSmith and online through the likes of Tesco Direct.

The Bank Holiday specials are available on the GreenFree website: www.greenfree.co.uk.

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Spanish finalists of the BMW Golf Cup International qualify at PGA Catalunya Resort

Jesús Aguinaga, Luis Mena and Patricia Domínguez Arburua were triumphant in their respective categories in the National Final of the BMW Golf Cup International, which took place at the PGA Catalunya Resort. These three players will now represent Spain in the World Final in South Africa.

The BMW Golf Cup International 2012 held its National Final on Saturday 6th October at the PGA Catalunya Resort. Finalists who qualified in 12 local trials held throughout the season across Spain travelled to the resort.

The spectacular “Stadium” golf course at the PGA Catalunya Resort, named best golf course in Spain in the “100 best golf courses where you can play” list in British magazine Golf World, proved to be a difficult test for competitors, none of whom were able to go under the course par.

The winner in the first category was Jesús María Aguinaga, representing Lurauto, from Gipuzkoa, who with a score of 76 strokes was able to beat his closest competitors by four strokes. In the second category, Madrid’s Luis Mena, representing Ibericar Cuzco Motor, did the same and with 75 strokes he also beat his closest competitors by 4 strokes. The most hard-fought of the day was the ladies catgeory, where Patricia Domínguez Arburua achieved a birdie on the 18th to claim victory with the least strokes.

These three players now have the honour of representing Spain in the World Final, taking place in March in South Africa, where they will face winners from the other 45 countries. Three places will be at stake to play the previous Pro-Am at the Open BMW International which will take place in Munich (Germany) during the Summer of 2013.

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Dan Konyk wins Spain’s first RE/MAX World Long Drive Championship at PGA Catalunya Resort

Attended by throngs of spectators, PGA Catalunya Resort hosted golf’s big-hitters from across the globe for RE/MAX World Long Drive Championship, including 2010 World Champion Joe Miller, fellow Brit Dan Konyk, Gerrard Pera – the first Spaniard to take part in a World Championship and 2011 Rookie of the year, – and Swedish sensation, Jorgen Trank.

Dan Konyk thundered his way to victory at the number one golf course in Spain with a winning shot of 366 yards, and also strike the longest ball of the day of 417 yards.

Qualifying for a place in the Grand Final in Las Vegas, Dan Konyk also takes home a cheque for €3,000.

Miguel Girbes, Director of Golf at PGA Catalunya Resort and match referee for the special event, said: “Hosting the first World Long Drive Championship in Europe has been a privilege, especially as the event has been extremely well attended.

“I would like to thank everyone involved in the staging of the event including Gerrard Pera, the event sponsors and the PGA Catalunya Resort staff, who have been tirelessly preparing for the tournament.”

Gerrard Pera said: “Playing in front of a home crowd has been very special and I hope the event will become an annual fixture.”

The RE/MAX WLDC-PGA Catalunya Resort was staged in association with: M2 Grup, Estrella Damm, Bushnell Golf, Canal+ Golf, 5Hours Energy, Air Europa, CocaCola, Fondesal, BCN Limpieza, Confortel Hoteles, Callaway, Caves Mestres, UVE 2003, Ràdio Flaixbac, Vichy Catalan, Munich, Mundo Deportivo, RCD Espanyol, Green Square, Samsung, Nordic Mist, BP, Oro Cash, 4 Yourbrand, Blonda and Skoda.

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Golf Fee Card Soma Bay Trophy 2009

Between 24.4. – 4.5.09 you have the possibility to win valuable cups during three tournaments and attractive travel vouchers at the tombola.

Travel information:

The tournaments will take place on 28th, 29th and 30th of April in the charming “La Résidence des Cascades” in Egypt (www.residencedescascades.com)

Included:

– 7 nights full board including soft drinks, regional wines and beer

– 4 green fees on the tournament days

– tournament participation

– gala dinner with awards ceremony

– transfers (airport-hotel-airport)

– entry-visa, taxes, service fees

Prices:

– double room: 1.240 € per person

– single room: 1.365 €

Booking until 31st March 2009 at the latest – please contact golffeecrd@aol.com or Golf Tours St. Andrews by phone 0049(89)56 67 23.

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Fall Golf Is Right Around The Corner And Signature Golf Packages Has Some Incredible Specials For Your Next Golf Vacation

Fall golf is right around the corner and Signature Golf Packages has some incredible specials for your next golf vacation. We are excited to offer a $20.00 food/drink certificate for the new Tommy Bahama Restaurant in Myrtle Beach for every golfer in your group who books their golf package from 9/1-12/31/08! Just mention the Tommy Bahama special when you call!!

We have some great golf package specials for 2009! Don’t forget to mention the free Ahead wind shirt promotion when calling for your reservation. Each golfer in your group receives a free Ahead wind shirt for all golf packages booked from 1/1-12/31/09!!

For more information, on Signature Golf Packages, please contact us at 1-866-462-9885 or visit www.signaturegolfpackages.com. Let us put our “Signature” on your next Myrtle Beach golf vacation.

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Business North Carolina Article Recognizes The Jones Course At Sea Trail Golf Resort & Convention Center

The Jones course at Sea Trail Golf Resort & Convention Center, located in Sunset Beach, N.C., was named one of the top 100 courses along the North Carolina coast by the North Carolina Golf Panel. The Panel’s rankings were reported in the April issue of Business North Carolina magazine in a special section spotlighting the state’s 100 best courses.

Sea Trail’s Jones Course is ranked number 64 among the state’s Top 100, making it a part of a prestigious list that includes Pine Needles Lodge & Golf Club, the site of the 2006 U.S. Women’s Open and the renowned Pinehurst No. 2.

“We are very excited to be included in Business North Carolina’s Top 100” said Tom Plankers, President of Golf at Sea Trail Golf Resort & Convention Center. “It’s important to us that our guests and members know Sea Trail is ranked with the best North Carolina has to offer. We make every effort to offer a great golf experience and it is gratifying to see that the panel members appreciate our effort.”

The Jones Course debuted in spring 1990. Its namesake, Rees Jones, has earned the nickname “The Open Doctor” for his redesign of courses that were preparing to host major championships. He has remodeled seven U.S. Open venues, five PGA courses, three Ryder Cup sites, and one Walker Cup course. Jones, who is the son of the “father of modern golf course architecture,” Robert Trent Jones, skillfully applied his knowledge and experience in the design of his course at Sea Trail.

The Business North Carolina rankings are based on survey results from the North Carolina Golf Panel. Panel members can only vote on courses they have played.

About Sea Trail Golf Resort & Convention Center
Sea Trail is a 2000-acre golf resort and residential community with three courses of distinction and the largest convention facility on the North Carolina coast.

A popular location for meetings and conventions, Sea Trail has over 60,000 square feet of meeting and function space. Sea Trail was the host site for the 2003 and the 2007 Governor’s Conference on Tourism.

The recreational heart of Sea Trail is its three courses designed by Dan Maples, Rees Jones and Willard Byrd. Other amenities include a Village Activity Center with indoor and outdoor pools and whirlpools, an on-staff licensed massage therapist, supervised children’s activities and Magnolias Fine Food & Spirits. Sunset Beach, known for its extraordinary beauty and serenity, is a short drive east of Sea Trail. In addition, a huge variety of entertainment, shopping, nightlife and cultural opportunities are just south of Sea Trail along the Grand Strand.

Sea Trail is located in Sunset Beach, N.C., which is between Wilmington, N.C. and Myrtle Beach, S.C. More information is available online at www.seatrail.com or by calling 888-675-9237.

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