Completed hat.trick!

I spent yesterday at Sotogrande in southern Spain. One of the first courses on the coast, the old course at Sotogrande (the new one is what later became Valderrama) is still quite a track. No, it probably will not ever host a European Tour event (again? I am not sure if it ever has?) given that both players and equipment have outgrown courses like this. That is not to say that it is not an interesting test though. With greens as slick as marble floors and pin positions, some of which by players would be regarded as criminal, in challenging places it is a true test of any player’s temper and patience. When Saturday’s round started England was in the lead by 7 which would seem like a comfortable cushion. A few three putts later the situation was totally different.

Canter, Lewis, Senior and Sullivan pulled it together in the end though and England won the European Nation’s Cup for the third year running, by two shots in the end: – Team results:


As I leave Malaga airport I enjoy my last cup of the wonderful Spanish coffee. And in the airport’s brand new departure hall there are now two Starbucks shops. Who came up with that idea? That Starbucks was born in the US, with the world’s worst coffee I can understand. But what are they doing in the country with the world’s best coffee? I don’t get it.

1 Response to “Completed hat.trick!”

  1. 1 Green Ray Tom April 5, 2011 at 11:35 pm

    Spain seems beautiful.. I would love to golf there.

    I’m going to head to England for golf season, so I came across your blog to find out some information. Good stuff! Looking forward to more posts!

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