Spanish golf hero Seve Ballesteros has revealed that his early life was one long golf holiday.
The legendary golf star - who was recently awarded a lifetime achievement award from Special Olympics Great Britain - revealed that school work took a back seat to golf practice in an interview with the Telegraph.
Ballesteros told the newspaper: "We played sport for 30 minutes every day in school, but I spent my spare time caddying and playing golf on the beach.
"Once I had become really involved in golf, I did not spend much time in school."
He added that he picked up his golf skills by caddying for his older brothers - who were both professional golfers - and uncle.
However, for those not lucky enough to have golf in their blood, La Manga Club's Academy of Golf could offer a solution to those going on Spanish holidays this year.
The Spanish holiday destination offers a range of courses taught by professional instructors, using the latest Explanar golf training system and incorporating high-tech swing analysis to increase the chances of improving your game.
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