No rain in Spain…

I bet there won’t be many blogs relating to golf at the start of this week that do not talk about the event of the year that concluded yesterday. What started as a pretty miserable Friday in Wales finished with a Ryder Cup Monday win for Europe and judging by the pictures from the Celtic Manor club house my guess is the celebrations have probably only just stopped.

Deciding against the rain and adjusting my travel schedule accordingly I actually spent most of last week out in Spain. It was time to re-visit the arrangements and agreements we have for winter training. This of course took me to our winter base, very accommodating partner Arcos Gardens. Having also spent some time at a couple of other venues I am once again amazed by how good Arcos Gardens is for elite training. The way they have designed and built the practice facilities is unseen anywhere else, at least to my knowledge, in Europe. And the fact that you can come to a facility like this and really feel like you are welcomed and wanted is of course a great big bonus. In fact, things are rather nice for England at the moment when it comes to finding good arrangements. As tourist golfers disappear more and more facilities turn to known brands to try and get recognition for their facility. Being linked with England Golf and England Coaching is probably not a bad thing. And of course we are only too happy to help!

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2 Responses to “No rain in Spain…”


  1. 1 Steve Lambert October 6, 2010 at 9:32 am

    Hi Peter,
    I read your blogs on a regular basis, ever since I was involved as assistant EGU Coaching Manager with John Smith and John Harrison at Matfen Hall.
    You have however an incorrect spelling within this blog and the Good Arrangements have turned out as Goof Arrangements.

    Goof Definition = “To make a silly mistake”

    I am sure Arcos Gardens is not a silly mistake, very far from it really.

    Best Wishes

    Steven Lambert


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