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Golf - 26. November 2007.

HACIENDA DEL ALAMO RAISES ITS HANDICAP TO 20

 

HACIENDA DEL ALAMO WOMEN’S WINTER GOLF FESTIVAL

Open to Lady Professionals and Silver Division Lady Amateurs (maximum handicap 20)
FEBRUARY 10 to 23, 2008

WEEK ONE


SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 10
Free practice round at Hacienda del Alamo. Competitors to check in at Tournament Desk, pay entry fee for first tournament (70 Euros for professionals, 55 Euros for amateurs) and register entries for remaining competitions over week/fortnight.

MONDAY-TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 11& 12
Hacienda del Alamo 36-hole stroke-play open to lady pros and single-figure lady amateurs.

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 13
Free Day for practice or sight-seeing.


THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 14
Hacienda del Alamo 18-hole stroke-play for lady pros and single-figure lady amateurs, possibly Stableford for a touch of variation. Will put on what majority of competitors want. Entry fee: 55 Euros for professionals, 42 Euros for amateurs.

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 15
Free Day for practice or sun-bathing/sightseeing.

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 16
Hacienda del Alamo: 18-hole team event (field to include some invited guests). Composition of teams and whether twos, threes or fours will depend on number of entries. Entry fee: 70 Euros for professionals, 55 Euros for amateurs.

WEEK TWO

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 17
Free practice round at Hacienda del Alamo. Competitors to check in at Tournament Desk, pay entry fee for Monday-Tuesday 36-hole stroke-play tournament (70 Euros for professionals, 55 Euros for amateurs) and register entries for remaining competitions over second week.

MONDAY-TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 18 & 19
Hacienda del Alamo 36-hole stroke-play open to lady pros and single-figure lady amateurs.

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 20
Free Day for practice or sun-bathing


THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 21
Hacienda del Alamo 18-hole stroke-play for lady pros and single-figure lady amateurs, possibly Stableford for a touch of variation. Will put on what majority of competitors want. Entry fee: 55 Euros for professionals, 42 Euros for amateurs.

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 22
Free Day for practice ... last chance of sun tan/sightseeing

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 23
Hacienda del Alamo: 18-hole team event (field to include some invited guests). Composition of teams and whether twos, threes or fours will depend on number of entries. Entry fee: 70 Euros for professionals, 55 Euros for amateurs.

NOTES

You can come for the first or the second week if you feel that 14 days is too long - but what a chance you are missing to practise hard at the five-star Hacienda del Alamo practice facilities.

You do not have to play in every event whether you are coming for one week or two.

To take advantage of cheaper midweek flights, it is OK to arrive in the middle of a week (Tuesday or Wednesday) and depart on the following Wednesday or Thursday. That would still give you the chance to play in three competitions. But you should advise Tournament Controller Colin Farquharson of the day you intend arriving (and also departing).

ANSWERS TO SOME QUESTIONS WE HAVE HAD:

1 Can a lady professional enter with a group of lady amateurs? Answer: Certainly, as long as the lady amateurs have handicaps within the Silver Division. Getting together as a group to travel and enter cuts down the cost per head of renting a villa at Hacienda del Alamo.

2 Does a competitor have to stay at Hacienda del Alamo Golf Resort to be able to play in the events? Answer: Not necessarily but those not staying a Hacienda del Alamo would have to rent a car or spend money on daily taxi trips.

3 Is there a minimum or maximum age limit? Answer: Definitely not. We have had an inquiry on behalf of a 12-year-old girl (handicap 2) who would travel with her father. No problem there. The only requirement is a single-figure handicap. Lady senior golfers most welcome.

5 Can a competitor make the trip with her husband/partner/boyfriend? Answer: Yes. The male could caddie if he wanted to. If he wanted to use the golf facilities, he would have to pay the going rate.

6 Which airlines in Great Britain & Ireland have flights to Murcia Airport (15min away from Hacienda del Alamo Golf Resort as opposed to Alicante Airprt, 60min)? Answer: BMI Baby, Flybe, Easyjet, Monarch, Jet2.com and Ryanair.

Airports of departure include: SCOTLAND: Edinburgh, Prestwick. NORTHERN IRELAND: Belfast. ENGLAND: Birmingham, Blackpool, Bristol, East Midlands, Gatwick, Leeds, Liverpool, Manchester, Newcastle, Southampton. IRELAND: Dublin, Shannon.


REMEMBER ONE IMPORTANT FACT ABOUT BUDGET AIR FARES. THEY ARE NOT STATIC.
THEY TEND TO GO UP IN PRICE THE NEARER YOU GET TO THE FLIGHT DAYS. SO BOOK NOW TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE CHEAPEST PRICES.

ADDITIONAL CHARGE
There will be an additional charge of 55 Euros per head, which will entitle each competitor to two free practice rounds, free balls on the driving range and use of the short-game practice facilities for the 14 days. This one-off charge will be payable at the Tournament Desk when checking in.


PRIZES
The Glenmuir company has very kindly agreed to assist with amateur prizes but, in the main, the entry fees will fund the award of cash prizes to professionals and prize vouchers to amateurs. The value of the first prize in both sections and the number of prizes will depend on the number of entries.
If there are enough senior entries, i.e. aged over 50 with single-figure handicaps, there will be senior category prizes. Please advise the Tournament Controller if you are playing as a Senior.

All queries and NOTIFICATION OF ENTRIES should be directed to Colin Farquharson at colin@scottishgolfview.com . Billy Sim, the Hacienda del Alamo Golf Resort Director of Golf, can also be contacted by E-mail if competitors want to ask specific questions about the golf facilities at billysim@hdagolf.com


ACCOMMODATION
It will be a lot cheaper for an individual if she gets together with fellow-players to make a booking for four, five or six sharing a villa at Hacienda del Alamo.
Log on to http://www.clubmurcia.com/ (scroll down the home page and in the left-hand column you come to HOTELS & RENTALS. Click on Hacienda del Alamo Golf Resort and you will see the HDA rental accommodation choices.
Alternatively, http://www.hmrental.com/ and http://www.stvmanagement.com/ and also info@resortmanagementhda.com are primary Hacienda del Alamo accommodation contacts.
http://www.hdagolf.com/ is the general Hacienda del Alamo website and http://www.clubdegolfhda.com/ is the Hacienda del Alamo golf one.
Hacienda del Alamo Golf Resort's golf desk for E-mails is: golfers@hdagolf.com


The REFERENCE to quote in making bookings at competitors’ rates is: MWLT.hda


ENTER AND BOOK EARLY TO AVOID DISAPPOINTMENT

FESTIVAL OFFICIALS
Hacienda del Alamo Golf Resort Director of Golf: William (Billy) D. Sim
Tournament Controller: Colin Farquharson.
Tournament Referee: Gillian Kirkwood.




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