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Check home insurance for golf holidays in Spain

Britons taking golf holidays in Spain may not need to take out supplemental travel insurance to cover their clubs and equipment, one commentator suggests.

Graeme Trudgill, technical and corporate affairs executive for the British Insurance Brokers' Association (Biba), notes that golfing equipment may be covered by home contents insurance even when taken on holiday.

However, he added that if travel insurance is taken out for transporting equipment on golf holidays in Spain, it is important to check that the policy provides adequate protection.

"Golf clubs can be valuable, so look at what the limit is on your travel insurance to see whether it covers the golf clubs," Mr Trudgill commented.

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Brits given advice on baggage

Britons travelling on Spanish holidays should seek advice from the local authority of the region they are travelling to before placing a lock on their luggage, it has been reported.

According to Travelfinders, it is important to bear in mind advice for the individual location holidaymakers are travelling to when choosing whether or not to place a lock on their checked-in baggage or not.

For example, a spokesperson for the company noted, those travelling to places in South Africa would be advised to keep locks on their cases.

However, in the United States "it's best not to lock your bags" as the authorities have the right to check them thoroughly and can even break locks in order to remove them.

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Golf holidays in Spain 'suit all'

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holidays in Spain are perfect for those travelling on a range of budgets, it has been claimed.

According to GO2Spain, the country boasts sunshine and the "sparkling" Mediterranean Sea in addition to luxurious hotels and great restaurants.

In particular, it notes that the so-called "golf mile" is the "ultimate experience" for golf lovers and features five of Spain's best courses.

And it was recently reported that a selection of golfers from Sussex were victorious at a recent golf tournament hosted by La Manga Club.

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Young golfers victorious at La Manga

A team of Sussex-based young golfers have claimed victory at a tournament hosted by La Manga club.

Sussex under-18s defeated the Murcia select team 8-2 at the Spanish resort which is often the chosen location for golf holidays, reports The Argus.

Taking the format of a three-quarter handicap four-ball betterball, Ashley Rees then claimed a medal for a brace of 72s.

Runner up was Matt Turner who had travelled to Spain after only just finishing the Dubai Desert Classic.

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Golf holidays in Spain for singletons

This February, Britons without partners will not be sitting at home waiting to see if the postman brings them a Valentine's Day card, but instead they will be practicing their swing on a golf holiday.

According to American Express, enjoying a round of golf with friends in the sunshine is one of the top choices for single Britons who wish to escape the hype of the romantic calendar event.

Other top escapes included taking a cultural break in Europe, a spa weekend, a clubbing holiday, or a singles holiday.

However, in terms of true romantics, it was revealed that 36 per cent of Scots intend on whisking their loved ones away on February 14th.

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Publican golf tournament to be held at La Manga Club

Pub landlords and customers are to be offered the chance to play golf at La Manga Club in Spain, it has been revealed.

According to the Publican, golfers who enter the Publican Pub Golf Tournament 2007 will have the chance to play championship golf at "top European course" La Manga Club this July.

Pub frequenters will take part in qualifying rounds in the UK before taking flights to La Manga Club this summer where they will compete head to head for the Pub Golf National Final Trophy.

"All amateur golfers aged 18 or over are eligible.

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Bob Daffon wins December golf event in Spain

Bob Daffon won the Stapleford golf event that was held at the El Valle Golf Resort in December, popular among those taking golf holidays in Spain.

Runner up at the event was Howard Wright, who notched up 24 points closely behind Mr Daffon's 29, Club Murcia reports.

According to Club Murcia, conditions were akin to those of a summer's day in the UK - despite it being mid December.

Competitors at the event enjoyed a buffet lunch at nearby restaurant La Encina.

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Costa del Sol beaches 'to be replenished'

A project has been announced to help replenish the sand on the Costa del Sol's beaches, it has been revealed.

Andalucia's news publication the Olive Press revealed that the Spanish government intends to plough €6 million into the regeneration project which will be spent by the Ministry of the Environment on 27 Costa del Sol beaches.

The publication reports that low rainfall has damaged beaches along the Malaga coastline, while Typically Spanish claims that Levante winds and storms have also affected the sands.

Nonetheless, Torremolinos Council informed the publication that the municipality's beaches are "in perfect condition".

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"Talented" amateurs rewarded with golf trip to Spain

A number of rising golf stars from England's West Country have been rewarded for their efforts by being selected for the English Golf Union training squads and will set out for a working golf holiday in Spain this March, it has been reported.

According to This is Wiltshire, Long Ashton and Gloucestershire player Chris Wood and Mendip Spring's Luke Collins have been selected for the Elite Squad.

The Elite Squad has already undergone sessions at the National Golf Centre, the news provider reports.

Meanwhile, Miles Mackman of Broome Manor has joined the England A squad after being promoted from the under-21 squad.

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Majorca a top choice for Britons

Britons are continuing to holiday in Spain with the island of Majorca the number one holiday destination among travellers this year, it has emerged.

As reported by the American Chronicle, family holidays in Spain are set to increase in 2007 compared to last year, despite increased competition from eastern European countries.

Flooding across Britain during the summer months led to "mass holiday bookings" of Spanish holidays with Majorca continuing to be popular despite environmental concerns based on aviation.

The news comes after a disappointing summer was expected for Spanish holiday figures after an unseasonably warm April in the UK contributing to a slowdown in the market, the article notes.

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