English Golf School

Cas­tro Marim Re­sort

GOLFE - - TEE ONE -

The Al­garve has been the fa­vorite des­ti­na­tion for an English col­lege of golf for three years, al­ways in the first months of each year and “with great suc­cess.” The Golf Col­lege in London this year sent about 60 stu­dents and a dozen teach­ers to the Cas­tro Marim Re­sort (near the Span­ish bor­der) in early Jan­uary, un­til the end of March. “This re­sort is fan­tas­tic and pro­vides all the con­di­tions for our work, from the ac­com­mo­da­tion to the course, driv­ing range and study fa­cil­i­ties,” said Paul Lyon, re­spon­si­ble for the group, to GOLFE, high­light­ing “the friend­li­ness, col­lab­o­ra­tion and ex­cel­lent pro­fes­sion­al­ism” of the re­sort staff. This year they moved about 60 stu­dents be­tween the ages of 16 and 18, boys and girls, who have all day filled with work pro­grams, be­tween 8 and 18 hours. The stu­dents al­ter­nate their tasks, al­ways ac­com­pa­nied by teach­ers. While some are on the driv­ing range, oth­ers prac­tice on the putting green, oth­ers will play on the course and oth­ers study other sub­jects in the room that has been con­verted into a school. Cas­tro Marim Golfe has made avail­able the fa­cil­i­ties of the old club­house for the young stu­dents, who stay in the re­sort vil­las, have lunch and din­ner in the restau­rant of the club. For three months this is their “home and school,” not leav­ing the prop­erty. Pe­ri­od­i­cally the rel­a­tives of the stu­dents travel to the Al­garve for a short visit, which does not in­ter­fere with their work pro­grams.

OA lg arveéod est i no pre­fer i do para um colé­gio in­glês de golfe, desde há três anos, sem­pre nos primeiros meses de cada ano e “com enorme sucesso”. O The Golf Col­lege, de Lon­dres, en­viou este ano cerca de 60 alunos eu made zen a de pro­fes­sor esp arao Re­sort de Cas­tro Marim (junto à fron­teira com Es­panha) no in­í­cio de Janeiro, fi­cando até fi­nal de Março. “Est er es or­té­fan­tás­ti­coe pro­por­ciona to­das as condições para on os so tra­balho, des deoaloja men to ao­campo,d riv­ing ran gee in­sta­lações para es­tudo”,d is se Paul Lyon, re­spon­sável pelo grupo, à Golfe, desta­cando “a sim­pa­tia, co­lab­o­ração e ex­ce­lente profis­sion­al­ismo” dos fun­cionários do re­sort. Es tea nodes lo car am-sec er ca de 60 an os com ida de sent re os­16e os 18 an os, rap aze se rap ari gas, que tem todoo dia preenchido com pro­gra­mas de tra­balho, en­tre as 8 e as 18 ho­ras, quando vão jan­tar e quando es­tão to­dos jun­tos. Os jovens vão al­ter­nando as tare­fas, sem­pre acom­pan­hados pe­los pro­fes­sores. En­quanto uns es­tão no driv­ing range out­ros prati­cam no putting green, out­ros vão jogar paraoc am poe out rose stud am out­ras matérias,n as ala trans­for­mada pro­vi­so­ri­a­mente em es­cola. O Cas­tro Marim Golfe disponi­bi­li­zou as in­sta­lações do antigo clube house para os jovens in­gle­ses, que fi­cam alo­ja­dos nas viven­das do em­preendi­mento, al­moçam e jan­tam no restau­rant e doc lu be. Du­rante três meses es­taéa­sua “casa e es­cola”, não saindo do lo­cal. Pe­ri­odica­mente os fa­mil­iares dos jovens deslo­cam-se ao Al­garve para uma curta visita, que não in­ter­fere com os pro­gra­mas de tra­balho.

The Golf Col­lege (www.the­golf­col­lege.com) and Cas­tro Marim have now re­newed the con­tract for an­other three years. Among the teach­ers in­te­grated into this pro­gram is the well-known golf com­men­ta­tor and coach Den­nis Pugh. Other coaches ar­rive for a few days of classes and then re­turn to London. There are seven coaches present at all times. This year, and for the first time in this in­tern­ship pro­gram in South­ern Europe, a group of 15 older stu­dents (18 to 21 years) and more ad­vanced, was in Is­lan­tilla (Spain), about 20 kilo­me­ters from Cas­tro Marim, with the same ob­jec­tive. “We are very pleased with the results of this an­nual trip to Cas­tro Marim and we want to con­tinue,” said Paul Lyon. O The Golf Col­lege (www.the­golf­col­lege.com) e Cas­tro Marim ren­o­varam agora o con­trato por mais três anos. En­tre os pro­fes­sores in­te­gra­dos neste pro­grama está o con­hecido co­men­ta­dor e treinador de golfe Den­nis Pugh. Out­ros pro­fes­sores deslo­cam-se proposi­tada­mente para al­guns dias de aulas e re­gres­sam de­pois a Lon­dres. Em per­manên­cia es­tão sem­pre sete pro­fes­sores. Este ano, e pela primeira vez neste pro­grama de es­tá­gio no sul da Europa, um grupo de 15 es­tu­dantes mais vel­hos (18 a 21 anos) e mais avança­dos, es­teve em Is­lan­tilla (Es­panha), a cerca de 20 quilómet­ros de Cas­tro Marim, com o mesmo ob­jec­tivo. “Es­ta­mos muito sat­is­feitos com os re­sul­ta­dos desta deslo­cação an­ual a Cas­tro Marim e quer­e­mos con­tin­uar”, salien­tou Paul Lyon.

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