MAN CHARGED IN DEATH OF FORMER ISU WOMEN´S GOLFER CELIA BARQUIN.
Celia Barquin Arozamena, a former Iowa State golfer and the 2018 Big 12 champion, was found dead Monday morning at Coldwater Golf Links in Ames
Barquin Arozamena, who was 22 years old, finished her NCAA career during the 2017-18 school year and was completer deing hgree this semester. Last year, she was named the Iowa State Female Athlete of the Year and was one of the most accomplished players in ISU golf history. .
In a news conference and court documents filed Tuesday, authorities laid out what they believe to be Richards' movements in the hours after the body of Iowa State University golf star Celia Barquin Arozamena, 22, was found in a pond at the Coldwater Golf Links public course. She suffered stab wounds to her head, neck and torso, court records show.
“We are all devastated,” Iowa State head women’s golf coach Christie Martens said in a release. “Celia was a beautiful person who was loved by all her teammates and friends. She loved Iowa State and was an outstanding representative for our school. We will never forget her competitive drive to be the best and her passion for life.”
A native of Cantabria,Spain, Barquin Arozamena had a tremendous career at ISU, making four straight NCAA Regional appearances and earning three All-Big 12 honors.
She is ISU’s career leader in stroke average (73.44).
“Celia had an infectious smile, a bubbly personality and anyone fortunate enough to know her was blessed,” Iowa State Director of Athletics Jamie Pollard said in a release. “Our Cyclone family mourns the tragic loss of Celia, a spectacular student-athlete and ISU ambassador.”
Monument to Seve Ballesteros. (Golf Santa Marina). Celia Barquín with Juan Postigo. https://twitter.com/celiabarquin.
REFORMS IN REAL SOCIEDAD DE GOLF DE NEGURI
Two months have lasted the works of reform of 50% of the bunkers of green made in the golf course of 18 holes of one of the most traditional clubs of Spain.
The Real Sociedad de Golf de Neguri was founded in 1911. It had 11 holes in the municipality of Leioa. 50 years later, new land was purchased in Punta Galea (Guecho) near Bilbao. Javier Arana designed the current 18 holes that were inaugurated in 1961.
Between April and June under the project and construction management of Magnolia Golf Design the reform has been carried out. The company Golf Técnicas Naturales has executed the new drains of half of the green bunkers, while another construction company, Laziturri, has been responsible for the execution of the 16th approach area and new 17th tees.
CEGONHA NEGRA GOLF RESORT & SPA
The construction of this Portuguese golf course has begun in Gonçalo, Guarda, which is part of an important Resort.
The main elements of this residential complex are golf course designed by Seve Ballesteros and five-star hotel built by Frank Gehry
Magnolia Golf Design is responsible for the Construction Management of this magnificent golf course. The members of Magnolia Golf Design made the construction project when they worked with Seve Ballesteros in Trajectory.
Magnolia Golf Design has made a reform in the previous design that affects five holes given the modification of the previous Master Plan due to the inclusion of a Senior residence in the vicinity of holes 14, 15 and 16.
REAL SOCIEDAD DE GOLF DE NEGURI
Bunker Renovation. Magnolia Golf Design do everything necessary to ensure renovated bunkers are in line with the advancement of the game. Of course, the aesthetics of a bunker is important, but we also take care to focus on other aspects such as functionality and maintenance.
THE REAL SOCIEDAD DE GOLF DE NEGURI WAS FOUNDED IN 1911 WITH AN 11-HOLE COURSE, LOCATED ON LAND IN THE MUNICIPALITY OF LEIOA. DUE TO THE DEMOGRAPHIC DEVELOPMENT OF THE AREA, LAND WAS ACQUIRED IN PUNTA GALEA, GUETXO MUNICIPALITY, WHERE THE NEW GOLF COURSE WAS BUILT AND INAUGURATED IN 1961.
The course has an 18-hole course with a total length of 6,280 meters, with a par 72 and a slope value of 126. It is located 60 meters above sea level and was designed by D. Javier Arana.
The golf course includes a first round of 9 holes located on the cliff and overlooking the Cantabrian Sea, where the most frequent factor affecting the game is the strong northwest wind that whips the area. The second round of the course has a character quite different from that of the first holes. In this turn the difficulty is centered in the mass of plantation, mainly of marine pine that surrounds each hole.
Located on a knuckle of land which protrudes into the Bay of Biscay on the outskirts of the port city of Bilbao. Offers some classic parkland and clifftop phases which both have their merits, the former enhanced by tree planting.
Magnolia Golf Design has made the project and is directing the work of reforming the bunkers of one of the most famous golf courses in Spain.
The Shire London is celebrating its new status as London’s #1-ranked golf club, as voted for by the users of Golfshake.com.
With 169 reviewers giving the club an overall rating of 4.86 out of 5 – higher than any other golf club inside the orbital M25 motorway – The Shire London is confirmed as the capital city’s favourite place to play golf in 2016.
The club, which lies near the M25/A1 junction north of London, is also among the ten most-frequently reviewed golf clubs on the website, with more reviews than many world-renowned venues such as Turnberry, Gleneagles and Wentworth.
The Shire, which opened in summer 2007, features the UK’s only complete layout designed by Severiano Ballesteros, with the intervention of the current members of Magnolia Golf Design.The Magnolia Golf Design team collaborated on the design, work supervision and construction of this golf course
According to the survey, which is based upon statistics compiled from local golf associations in 46 European countries, the continent’s golf markets are displaying positive signs of stability and growth in 2015.
In fact, when taking a closer look at Europe’s golf markets, 67% of local golf associations indicated in 2015 that their level of participation had either stabilized or increased. The remaining 33% of European markets still experienced some decline, including key markets such as England, Spain and Ireland.
Overall, the study identified that golf participation in Europe has begun a period of stabilization since the declines it suffered following 2009 during the global financial crisis.
World Golf Awards Gala Ceremony 2015
Portugal's Best Golf Course 2015: Royal Óbidos Spa & Golf Resort
In this same contest, it was chosen, Switzerland's Best Golf Course 2015: Golf-Club Crans-sur-Sierre, which was redesigned by Seve Ballesteros with the intervention of the current members of Magnolia Golf Design.
World Golf Awards serves to celebrate and reward excellence in golf tourism, world class courses and golf destinations.
Golf tourism constitutes a vital segment in the global travel and tourism marketplace. The overwhelming success of the first year launch has created much discussion in the golf tourism world this event will grow year on year. 2015 will see World Golf Awards returning to the Algarve and the amazing Conrad Algarve.
The worldwide voting process begins on 2nd March 2015 and closes 27th September 2015. Votes will be made by professionals working within the golf travel and tourism industry – senior executives, travel buyers, tour operators, agents and media professionals. Votes may also be cast by the public (golf tourism consumers). The voting works on a first-past-the-post system to ensure impartiality and independence. Votes are submitted online via the World Golf Awards website. The winners of each national category will go head-to-head with the winners of the other countries before the unveiling of the World Winners.
World Golf Awards is part of World Travel Awards, currently celebrating its 22nd anniversary.
Our global media partners include the leading brands: TV5Monde, International Herald Tribune, Newsweek and CNBC. This global media partner network has a monthly readership of 1.7 million and a TV audience reach of 90 million.
Global golf travel industry celebrates another successful IGTM
Golf Resort of The Year:
In the following link there is gathered the news of the concession of better destination of Golf in Europe for 2016 to Royal Obidos, the last golf course that the current members of Magnolia Golf Design we realize with our chief and friend Seve Ballesteros. It is the best possible honoring to his figure and the major honor to our work.
Golf is going global – and so is the opportunity to buy a home overlooking the pristine fairways and greens of new golf courses and resort communities.
This year, the European Tour’s 48 professional tournaments will be played in 27 different countries across all five continents of the globe.
Fuelled by television coverage and the celebrity status of top players including World Number One Rory McIlroy, golf’s appeal is extending beyond professional sport to a leisure led lifestyle on and off the course.
Golf Participation in Europe 2015 Insights & analysis of current demand and supply trends in the golf industry across Europe
KPMG Golf Advisory Practice has released a new edition of the report on Golf Participation in Europe. The fourth edition in the series of Golf Participation in Europe reports provides insights and analysis of current demand and supply trends in the golf industry across Europe over the past two years. This time KPMG overviewed 33 European golf markets and provided a snapshot of the current state and an outlook of golf in the region.
Despite the economic downturn and the decline in golf participation in recent years, golf maintains its popularity and significance in most European countries. In 2013, when the last Golf Participation Report was published, golf in Europe was suffering a very difficult time. The European golf market improved slightly in 2014, recording a slowdown in the decrease in golf participation as well as stabilisation in the number of available golf courses across Europe. We believe that the recent tentative European economic upturn and the continuing initiatives aimed at recruiting new members (which we address in this report) will have a positive impact on golf in Europe in 2015.
Remodelation of the Pinaillas Golf Course
West London Golf Centre nine-hole course to open 5 July
The Magnolia Golf Design team collaborated on the design, work supervision and construction of this golf course
The new course at the West
London Golf Centre will open next weekend.
The nine-hole, 3,037 yard, par-36 course has been designed by an in-house team from The Bridgedown Group, the centre’s owners.
“The launch of what we believe to be one of London’s top nine-hole courses is a significant moment for West London Golf Centre, and indeed for all golfers in the area,” said Tony Menai-Davis, West London Golf Centre owner. “It is an amazing full-length golf course, and we are looking forward to hearing people’s reactions to it. Not many brand-new courses open in the UK these days, and we think we have created a real cracker here at West London Golf Centre.”
The Bridgedown Group previously worked with Seve Ballesteros on the course at The Shire London, and is currently working with the Dye Designs team on the new Bury Farm course in North London.
“Over the last ten years we have been fortunate to meet many of the world’s great golf course architects, including of course Severiano Ballesteros and the Dye Designs team,” said Ceri Menai-Davis, director of The Bridgedown Group. “We have put what we have learnt from them to good effect at the new nine-hole course. West London Golf Centre stands for affordable yet very high-quality golf, and I believe that our new golf course lives up to that claim.”
The Bridgedown Group is also behind a new 18-hole course named West London Links, which is currently under construction on a site opposite the West London Golf Centre. West London Links is set to open in 2017.
The West London Golf Centre will host an opening weekend gala on 5-6 July to celebrate the new course’s opening.
As a leading example of sustainability in sport and golf’s strengthening voluntary responsibility for nature, resources and communities, the game’s leading administrative bodies have launched a pioneering initiative that will help ensure the sport of golf delivers the greatest combined economic, social and environmental value in the years ahead.
The economic value of the golf industry in Europe is estimated at €18.1 billion (Sports Marketing Surveys), and the sport provides jobs and healthy, lifelong outdoor recreation for millions of people. The 6,800 golf courses in Europe are set in half a million hectares of carefully stewarded greenspace, with up to 60% of this left in its natural state. More than 97% of these courses are available to the public and used by a growing number of families.
Worldwide golf holiday sales by golf tour operators have grown by more than 20% over the past two years, according to IAGTO, the global trade organisation of the golf tourism industry.
IAGTO also assesses the relative importance that its member operators (550 in 62 countries) attach to different golf destinations. Spain, Portugal and Ireland maintain the top three positions that they held in 2012, while Scotland leapfrogs Turkey into fourth place. Malaysia has moved up into 14th position, making it the second most important Asian golf destination for IAGTO operators after Thailand (maintaining its sixth place after the USA, in fifth). The Dominican Republic is the leading Caribbean destination, in 15th place, with Indonesia showing the greatest advance, moving up nine places to 20th.
We celebrate the future opening of this new center of training and development of golf in the same metropolitan area of London, where the members of Magnolia Golf Design had the pleasure of intervening actively in its accomplishment.
“West London Golf Centre stands for affordable yet very high-quality golf, and I believe that our new golf course lives up to that claim”.
Among several striking holes, the short and strategic Par Four 8th is perhaps the stand-out, with a downhill drive which must avoid a lake to set up the approach to a well-guarded green.
With two Par Fives, two Par Threes and five Par Fours, West London GC mixes stadium-style target golf with links-style golf, with gorse, rolling fairways and several lakes to negotiate. There is plenty of elevation and several greens and tees offer stunning panoramas of both the golf course and the surrounding area.
“The new course is similar in spirit to The Ballesteros Masters Course at The Shire London” said Ceri Menai-Davis. “It is designed for golfers who like to have fun on the golf course, and yet you will need to think your way around to build a good score”.
The new course is an additional attraction at the West London Golf Centre facility, which was opened in December 2012 by England footballer Les Ferdinand MBE. The golf centre already has a 26-bay floodlit driving range, a 4,500ft american golf superstore, a licensed bar and restaurant and parking for 150 vehicles.
Golf is worth €15.1 billion annually to Europe’s economy a new study has revealed.
The game’s impact is particularly significant in Great Britain & Ireland where it is valued at € 6.1 billion – a total that accounts for 41 per cent of the European total.
While the well-documented economic downturn has hit popular European golf destinations such as Spain and Portugal, golf tourism still contributes €1.5 billion of the annual impact.
IAGTO’s ground breaking global golf travel survey published last year showed that golf tourism grew by an average of 9.3% in 2012. According to the global golf tourism industry organisation, golf travel grew strongly once again last year and all the indications are that this trend will continue in 2014, which will then mark three years of consecutive growth.
THE ROYAL TROPHY
Europe beat Asia to win Royal Trophy in thrilling finish
Spanish publisher Turner Libros is launching the first detailed study of the work of golf architect Javier Arana.
Arana, the designer of many of Spainʼs top courses, including El Saler, often ranked among the vest in continental Europe, has remained unknown, despite being arguably the greatest designer Europe has yet produced. The author of The Golf Courses of Javier Arana, Spanish golf historian Alfonso Erhardt Ybarra, wrote his first monograph on the architect in the pages of GCAin 2009.
The 300-page large format book, which is being published in both Spanish and English, is divided into two sections. The three chapters of the first part cover Aranaʼs career as Spainʼs top amateur golfer, his apprenticeship with Tom Simpson and his design career, and finally an overview of his design philosophy. The second part covers each of his ten best courses individually, with a detail of each club’s inception and a brief overview of the course and its most iconic holes.
The book will be available from mid-December, priced at €60. Golf architect Tom Doak has written the foreword.
Campo do Royal Óbidos Spa & Golf Resort no ranking dos
100 melhores da Europa Continental
O campo de golfe do Royal Óbidos Spa & Golf Resort, desenhado por Severiano Ballesteros, alcançou a 82ª posição no ranking dos 100 melhor campos da Europa Continental publicado pela revista Golf World. Trata-se da mais prestigiada referência classificativa do sector, efectuada a cada dois anos.
Esta distinção, reflexo de uma rigorosa avaliação com critérios exigentes a toda a operação de golfe, atesta a excelência do campo e da qualidade dos serviços prestados.
Aberto desde Janeiro de 2012, o campo de golfe do Royal Óbidos Spa & Golf Resort foi uma das apenas quatro entradas a figurar no ranking.
Continental Europe clung on to regain the Seve Trophy by Golf+ for the first time since 2000 as the singles went down to the final match at Saint-Nom-La-Bretèche.
José María Olazábal’s side had lost the last six contests to Great Britain & Ireland, and having led after both of the first two days they entered the final day locked together at 9-9 after a spirited fightback by Sam Torrance’s team in the foursomes.
“Very emotional - it's been a tough day,” said Olazábal, after leading Continental Europe to only their second triumph in the event. “Everything went to the last match. The boys really played well today and I'm very, very happy to have won the Seve Trophy this time.
A disappointed Torrance admitted his side had lost to the better side on the day. “They were very strong,” he said. “We gave it everything, but came out just short”.
CHANGES IN CRANS SUR SIERRE GOLF CLUB
By Steve Todd, europeantour.com
Some of the leading contenders in Omega European Masters have voiced their support for the extensive changes made to Crans-su-sierre Golf Club.
The 10th, 12th, 13th and 17th holes of the Seve Ballesteros Championship course
have all been modified, giving a new look to the spectacular venue which has
hosted the tournament since 1939.
More than 2.7 million Swiss Francs (approximately €2.2 million) has been invested since last year’s tournament to reshape the four holes, and the work has been met with widespread approval by The European Tour players.
In particular, the new 13th has attracted universal praise, with a natural gallery created allowing 3,000 spectators to watch the action at the revamped par three, which is now protected by water, as is the 12th hole. A further water feature has been created on the 17th hole, with a stream now running across the landing
“The changes this year are nice,” he said. “The 13th looks spectacular. You have the theatre behind which is spectacular for the people and it is fairer for the players. If you hit a good shot you have a birdie chance, if you hit a bad shot you are in the water. On the 12th too you have to control the spin. And the 17th too, you have to place the ball now. The changes are very good.”
Defending champion Richie Ramsay, who claimed the title by four shots last year, also gave his backing to the alterations.
“The course changes are pretty significant in places, but they flow well and are a big improvement,” he said. “The 12th, with the water down the right makes the second shot tougher.
You have to be quite pin-point with your approach there. The 13th is a dramatic change. You ask most guys what was the weakest hole here and they would have said the 13th last year. It is completely changed with the water down the left and an amphitheatre, but ultimately also making it a better golf hole. It is a better spectacle than it used to be as you can fill those natural seats around the back of the green. That’s where the tournament gets to the nitty-gritty. Guys can make two there or five, so that can lead to big swings on the leaderboard.”
Three-time Major Champion Padraig Harrington noted the significant enhancements as he returned to the Swiss venue for the first time since 2000.
“I’ve got to say, I’ve only seen improvements,” he said. “The condition of the course is immaculate and there is a substantial difference in the quality and condition of the course from back when I played it. It has come on a lot."
“I think the new changes are great. They have done a tremendous job with the 13th. It is a spectacular hole for the tournament, with the amphitheatre feeling. They’ve added to a couple of other holes as well, but that one in particular, I’m pleasantly surprised.”
José María Olazábal has been announced as the recipient of the 2013 Prince of Asturias Award for Sports, Spain’s most prestigious sports award .
Describing Olazábal as "one of the greatest golfers in history," the award jury pointed to the Spaniard's two Masters wins and four Ryder Cups, "a competition in which he also demonstrated his leadership ability when captaining the European team to an epic comeback in 2012".
The 47 year old is a "worthy successor to the spirit of the legendary Severiano Ballesteros,
The Sports Award is bestowed upon the individual, group or institution whose lives are not only examples to others, but who have also reached new heights in mankind´s struggle for excellence, and who have contributed by their efforts to perfecting, nuturing, promoting and disseminating sport.
There are eight awards across different social categories including arts, science and literature with previous recipients including such figures as Nelson Mandela, Woody Allen, Mijail Gorbachov, Joanne Kathleen Rowling, Arthur Miller, Stephen Hawking, Umberto Eco, Günter Grass, Plácido Domingo, Carlos Fuentes, Mario Vargas Llosa, Hicham El Guerrouj, Yehudi Menuhim, Mstislav Rostropovich, Paco de Lucía, Severiano Ballesteros, John Glenn, Susan Sontag, Anthony Giddens, Jean Daniel, Claudio Magris, Lula Da Silva, Hussein I of Jordan, and organisations such as the United Nations High Commission for Refugees.
Del 7 al 9 de junio de 2013 se ha celebrado en Talayuela Golf (Cáceres) el Campeonato de España de 2ª Categoría.
Francisco Crepo Marques, se ha proclamado nuevo Campeón de España Amateur Masculino de 2ª Categoría (244 golpes), con una diferencia de cuatro golpes sobre Pablo Nicolás Sánchez e Ignacio González-Panizo. En cuarto lugar y a dos golpes de los anteriores, se clasificaron Javier Chiralt Pérez y Jose Mª Barrena Enríquez.
Una vez más, Talayuela Golf ha sido escenario de un torneo del máximo nivel nacional. Desde su inauguración han sido varios Campeonatos de España de diferentes modalidades (Senior, Mujeres, Hombres), los que se han disputado en estos 18 hoyos perfectamente integrados en la preciosa Dehesa extremeña. El recorrido se ubica en los alrededores de Talayuela enmarcado entre las Comarcas de Campo Arañuelo y La Vera, en las proximidades de la Sierra de Gredos.
La Casa Club de Talayuela Golf dirigido por D. Jesús Barrena, se encuentra integrada dentro del moderno Hotel del Golf & Spa, que ofrece unas magníficas instalaciones que complementan a la oferta de golf.
1 de diciembre 1952
Diario MARCA, 1 de diciembre 1952, entrevista a Gonzalo Lavín Sr. director de Golf de la Real Sociedad Hípica Española Club de Campo, sede de la candidatura olímpica Madrid 2020.
Today on the 9th of April 2013 we have started our website, coinciding with Severiano Ballesteros´ birthday, our maestro, who was born in Pedreña 56 years ago.
Our intention is for all of our work to show our most profound recognition to Seve´s persona.