Nerja’s old sugar factory could get a new lease of life


The local Nerja government has decided to reactivate its plan to build an 18-hole golf course on the old sugar factory site near the Maro A-7 junction. After having shelved the project in 2015 following his loss of power in the local elections, Mayor Alberto Armijo, now back in the driving seat is looking to push ahead with the project. …

Top World Golfers arrive on the Costa del Sol

Beth Allen

Leading woman golfers Catriona Matthew, Laura Davies, Trish Johnson and Beth Allen will be joining Azahara Muñoz from the 22nd to 25th of November at La Quinta to take part in the women’s Open de España.   The presence of top players from around the world including England’s, Davies and  Johnson and Scotland’s Matthew will be an added attraction for …

Historic win for Jimenez

Miguel Angel Jimenez became the oldest man to win on the European Tour with victory in a three-man play-off at the Spanish Open.

Jimenez in share of the lead in Bahrain

Spain’s Miguel Angel Jimenez posted a 65 for a halfway total of 11 under and a share of the lead at the Tournament of Champions in Bahrain, and this despite breaking his flat-ended stick when he hurled it at his golf bag in a fit of pique. After breaking his stick on the thirteenth hole, Jimenez then rolled in three …

Westwood is world numero uno

England’s Lee Westwood is now the world number one golfer, ending American Tiger Woods’s 281-week reign at the top of the sport. German Martin Kaymer was in with a chance of clinching top spot, needing a top-two finish at Valderrama, but a fourth round seven over par was not the way to go.

Advancement through inactivity

English golfer Lee Westwood will not compete for at least a month to recover from injury – a move which should guarantee he becomes the new world number one. This is a result of the strange machinations of the ranking system, rather akin to Formula One whereby the only possibility to overtake is in the pit lane when the car …

Great one from the Beeb

Westwood’s week has taken a turn for the worse, he’s got bogeys all over his face.

A special 19th hole

For all the golfers, here’s a hole to put on your list of ‘must do’s’. It’s in South Africa at the Legends Golf & Safari Resort and here’s a video of Padraig Harrington giving it a go. What makes it so unique? Well, the green is 1,410 feet below the tee and you actually need a helicopter to get to …

It’s just not cricket

Is nothing sacred? New academic research is suggesting that the game of cricket, always thought to have originated in England, actually started in Belgium! From here it was introduced into England. The research has been carried out byPaul Campbell of the Australian National University and the new theory hinges on a newly discovered poem, dated 1533 and attributed to John …

Return of the Tiger

It must say something when Tiger Woods is out of the game for eight months and still remains ranked number one!