This Sporting Weekend – winter golf

Time was when the golf clubs got packed away in August only to appear again in April.

But as Tiger Woods and his pals thrash it out in the corporate President’s Cup in Melbourne it’s a reminder that golf is an all-year round game.

And although winter is well and truly biting here in Ireland and in the UK some other countries’ winters are sunny.

While for others still it’s summer.

Spain and Portugal are regular destinations, and I can highly recommend the Paul McGinley golf school on the Campus In Quinta do Lago www.quintadolago.com in the Algarve…

While I’ve also ripped it and gripped it in Cannes on the Old Course… www.golfoldcourse.com, the continent’s oldest golf course where, alas, I forgot to shout ‘Quatre’.

And then there was going for bust in Las Vegas www.lvcva.com and on a golf range with skyscrapers in the foreground, with a pitcher of beer as accompaniment.

It was there in a swinging bar off the Strip that I met a charming couple who asked me if I was enjoying myself.

And recommended an equally lively resort in Cancun in Mexico.

She looked like a librarian, he a golfer.

I tried, of course, to ignore the dig to my ribs and nods from my fellow traveller Martin who was standing next to me at the bar.

He was only trying to tell me that it was more than 3-irons that were swinging in their hotel.

Fortunately you’ll not have to contend with any such shenanigans and will be able to get in a round or two, and much more besides, at this Cancun resort.

Our friends at the ITAA have pointed us in the direction of Classic Resorts’ seven nights in Cancun for next September from €2049 inclusive of flights.

You’ll be staying at the Moon Palace. Receive $1500 resort credit which can be used for spa treatments, weddings, special dinners, tours. And here’s the dealmaker… the golf.

There is a 16% tax and fee which can be paid in resort by cash/credit card on all items.

For more information visit https://itaa.ie/2019/12/10cancun/-from-e2049pp/.