Just last month, the Ba Na Hills Golf club received the prestigious World’s Best New Golf Course award during the World Golf Awards Ceremony held on November 12 at the Conrad Algarve Hotel in Portugal.
The Ba Na Hills Golf Club was designed by the famous golf player Luke Donald. It was invested by Sun Group and is managed by IMG.
Speaking at the event, the vice president of IMG Golf Course Services, Paul Burley who is responsible for the global management of IMG’s Golf Course Design had said that the firm was honored to have won the award. His words,
“IMG is honored that a course we designed with Luke Donald, and fully manage has won this prestigious award,”
“It brings to life the vision we duly shared with the club’s owner, Sun Group, to create one of the best golf courses and golf experiences in the world,” he said. Read more »
The British golfer Luke Donald wants to make it to the European Ryder Cup team desperately. He is looking forward to join the European team that will be captained by Darren Clarke.
The Ryder Cup is slated to take place in September. His last appearance at the Ryder Cup was way back in 2012.
Donald has had the opportunity to be part of the winning Ryder Cup team and wants to add another Ryder Cup title to his accolades. He is looking to string together very good performances in all the golfing events leading up to the Ryder Cup so that he becomes a clear favorite for the European team. He pretty well knows that the going is a bit tough and is determined to play his A game in order to earn an entry into the team.
The 38 year old English golfer has not been part of a Ryder Cup team since 2012. It was then that he made his fourth appearance in a Ryder Cup event. He has said openly that his goal is to be in the lovely Ryder Cup team and winning the tournaments before the big cup would put him in great stead to join the team.
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While WGC-Dell Match Play puts up the best a stern test only 2 weeks before the Masters, Puerto Rico Open concentrates more on giving hope.
The event that had long been played opposite WGC Cadillac Championship, now sees this against the 2nd WGC upshot of the year. And when its participants might not have a lot of household names, this year Puerto Rico boasts a duo of former Ryder Cup mates in Luke Donald and Ian Poulter
, each looking for answers.
In 2010, Ian won the match-play event, and this notes the very first time he is missing the event since the year 2003. The Brit was 1st alternate and had stayed at home in Orlando in the expectations of someone drawing back from 64 man field, but he headed for Isle of Enchantment when it was very clear that would not take place.
On Wednesday, Ian told that obviously the decision to come here was an easy one. The obvious choice for him at this point of time is to keep playing golf. Weeks off does not do him any good. Looking at his numbers, he has just been hitting a couple of poor shots per round, but those poor shots have been very damaging.
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Former world number one English professional golfer Luke Donald confirmed that he will play in next month’s Dubai Duty Free Irish Open along with US Open champion Martin Kaymer at Royal County Down. The richest Irish tour now includes 5 current or former players who have been world number one like current Number One Rory McIlroy, Els, Kaymer Donald, Ernie, and Lee Westwood and 8 Major Champions McIlroy, Kaymer, Els, Darren Clarke, Graeme McDowell, Padraig Harrington, José Maria Olazábal and Paul Lawrie. McIlroy’s charity and The Rory Foundation are hosting the Irish Open to support and promote the event in his native Down. The tournament will take place from May 38-31. The Dubai Duty Free is the title sponsor of the tour and the prize fund will increase by 25% to €2.5 million with the 2015 champion taking home €416,660. Last year Mikko Ilonen won the title and took home €333,330.
The championship director Antonia Beggs has said that Rory wishes to reel in more big names in the tournament. 20,000 spectators per day will be able to attend, whereas during the Sunday’s final round they are already close to a sell-out. 22% of the tickets have been bought from outside Northern Ireland. Read more »