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Golf holidays in Murcia 'proving popular'

Golf holidays in Murcia are popular among fans of the club and ball game, it has been suggested.

Travel Daily UK reported that the region has "been a favourite" among customers of Golfbreak.com for some time, with the courses, venues and climate all contributing to the appeal.

And it is also convenient to travel to, with the majority of airlines running flights to Murcia daily and Alicante's airport just 45 minutes away.

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Thomas Norret wins La Manga golf event

Thomas Norret of Denmark has won the first Ecco Tour La Manga Golf Masters tournament.

He emerged victorious after a six-hole playoff, with fellow Dane Kasper Linnet Jorgenson and Norwegian Marius Thorp sharing second place.

Going into the tournament, Norret was 18th in the Ecco Tour's order of merit. Finland's Janne Mommo hit a hole-in-one in the first round of the competition and was tied for the lead at the end of the first day, but it was Norret who finished on top.

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MCC targets twenty20 success at La Manga

Madrid Cricket Club (MCC) has stated that it intends the 3rd Madrid CC Twenty20 Solidarity Cricket Tournament at La Manga Club to be as successful in 2010 as it was last year.

On the luxury holiday resort's official blog, the organisation revealed that €2,350 (£2,135) was raised by the event 12 months ago, with proceeds going to the Vicente Ferrer Foundation.

Around 1,200 children suffering from visual, hearing and intellectual disabilities benefited from the money, which was used to purchase specialist cricket equipment.

"This year we hope to have just as much success on and off of the pitch," the MCC commented.

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Travellers 'always find time' for golf holiday

One travel writer has suggested that nothing gets in the way of the golf holidays he enjoys with one of his friends.

The Bloke wrote in his Yorkshire Evening Post blog that they have been heading away to play the game annually for a number of years and suggested it is unlikely something will disrupt their routine now.

"We may be married - not to each other I hasten to add - but we still manage to make time for our annual golf trip," he remarked.

His friend, Martin, is soon going to be a dad and in order to avoid cancelling the traditional golfing holiday, they have arranged to meet up early this year and have it before the baby is born.

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Adventure Divers at La Manga from April 1st

Scuba instruction and guided dive specialist Adventure Divers will be at La Manga Club in Murcia, Spain from April 1st, giving guests the opportunity to enjoy the wonders of underwater activities during the summer season.

Information disclosed in the official La Manga blog this week revealed that the team will be running a number of special offers to attract would-be divers in the two-month period to June, including a 'buy one, get another half price' deal on courses for beginners.

Free t-shirts will also be given out to those booking the Open Water course and the children's Bubblemakers course is to be made available with a ten per cent discount.

"If you're not already a scuba diver then 2010 is the year for you to learn .

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La Manga Club to host Twenty20 cricket tournament

La Manga Club in Murcia, Spain will play host to next month's 3rd Madrid CC Twenty20 Solidarity Cricket Tournament, according to an official announcement by Madrid Cricket Club.

The organisation said that it was "proud" this week to confirm that the event will be happening at the venue, with two of the luxury holiday resort's grounds to be used during the competition.

Taking place between April 22nd and 26th, the event will see a total of eight teams battle it out to be crowned the overall winners and six twenty20 matches will be held each day.

La Manga offers two artificial pitches for playing cricket, in addition to four full-length practice nets.

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Janne Mommo hits hole-in-one at La Manga Club

Janne Mommo of Finland got off to a flying start at the season opener of the Ecco Tour on La Manga Club's award-winning golf course.

The player hit a hole-in-one during the first round of the competition, finishing the day as the joint leader in the clubhouse with a five-under-par 68.
Mommo was tied for first place with Peter Bocian (Sweden), Marius Thorp (Norway) and Thomas Norret (Denmark), who was 18th in the Tour's order of merit in its last update.

Play has already resumed on day two, with Norret leading the pack at 17:36 local time by two shots at eight under.

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La Manga Club 'might be perfect for Fabio Capello'

If Fabio Capello is looking for a place to visit this year, the luxury holiday resort of La Manga Club might have everything he needs.

The destination has proven popular with England managers down the years, with Glenn Hoddle using it as the training camp for his squad ahead of the 1998 Fifa World Cup.

And now it has been suggested that soccer is not the only sport attracting Capello's attention, with Mirror Football reporting this week that he is a huge fan of golf.

La Manga has a strong reputation as a golfing holiday destination, being voted the best resort in Europe several times and having hosted numerous major competitions, such as the Spanish PGA Championships and the Spanish Open.

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La Manga Club gives England women "perfect boost"

The England under-19 women's football team's stay at La Manga Club last week has been described as giving them the "perfect boost" ahead of the elite qualifying round for this year's European Championship.

According to the Football Association's official website, their performance in the La Manga Ten Nation Tournament has left them in good stead for the competition, in which they are the reigning title holders.

England won all three of their matches in Murcia, defeating Denmark and Finland before rounding off the week with an emphatic 4-1 victory over Germany.

And they will next head off to Sweden to take on the losing finalists from the last European Championship in the second qualifying round of the 2009-10 tournament.

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Funlandia in the spotlight at La Manga Club

La Manga Club in Murcia has drawn attention to its upcoming Funlandia programme, which could provide an excellent option for those looking for family holidays in Spain next month.

The resort's official blog featured a post on the Easter holiday initiative that will see it add a host of child-targeted activities to its usual offerings between April 1st and 9th - many of which are free to residents of Las Lomas Village and Hotel La Manga Principe Felipe.

It included an excerpt from an article on shorteuropebreaks.co.

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