20 reasons to go to Portugal … beside golf!

Go to PortugalThe Spanish website of Condé Nast Traveler has just revealed 20 reasons to ” drop everything and go to Portugal. ” From the beaches , to wine , to sweet , to cities like Lisbon and Porto, ” Portugal is equal to Spain , but better ,” says the author of the article .

From the North to the Algarve, passing by the islands , there is always one of those Portuguese beach that you thought no longer existed on the European continent poised to become one of your favorites ” , can be read in the magazine article that selects the beaches as the main reason for traveling to Portugal .

Oporto is extended clothing on the balconies, francesinhas, the cellars of Vila Nova de Gaia, the bookstore that looks plucked from a fairy tale” , are some of the reasons why the city also is unbeaten in her present one of the most prestigious journals article travel the world .

Lisbon: ” An incredible white light

Lisbon PackageThe capital Lisbon ” always has the sea on the horizon and an amazing white light that turns in the most beautiful city in the Iberian Peninsula ” .

The cuisine is also noteworthy. The “ magnificent breakfast ” that ” even the most humble bar is wonderful ” , the ” Port and Madeira Wines known throughout the world,” ” the tastiest apetizers ” , “ different ways to cook a delicious cod” and famous pastel de Belém tempt the palate of the author.

Since the tiles ( decorative element that is already a national symbol ) of a church in Braga the Tea House Matosinhos from architect Siza Vieira , passing by the Casa da Música and the Manueline style off the Monastery of Batalha, Portuguese buildings display a unique style unmistakable , “praises the product you elect architecture as the eighth reason to stay in Portugal .

Algarve PackageThe author also reveals that “it is a great place to make all sorts of purchases ” because they are committed ” affordable for the average pocket.

There are situations where time seems to have stopped, like when you see the fishermen arrive at the port and even sell your goods or a product that is in the main streets of the city and that there is not yet in the big chain stores “explains Raquel Piñeiro Portugal considers that an ” exotic place to discover .

Already, the archipelagos of Madeira and the Azores are two major reasons for leaving the proud Portuguese because they offer a bright landscape , ” crops that are born of volcanic rocks , beaches where it’s always spring , traces of the Discoveries and nature that has both form exotic flower like a whale to dive before our eyes .

They will greet you by name and with a smile

Adding to the beauty of the beaches , the paper also highlights ” the wind and the waves of the vast Portuguese coast that is ideal for surfing , kite surfing, windsurfing ” in “ocean considered the fun of the bravest .

In the list of 20 reasons to visit Portugal are also the tradition, Fado, the elegance and simplicity of the inns and hotels of the Portuguese .

If for two consecutive days at the same bar, the third day will greet you by name and with a smile . I can not remember the time it happened elsewhere in the world , and in some places it never happened . Gestures like these are the kind of tourism promotion that wins us forever ” , concludes Rachel Piñeiro .

Tee Times Tour Operator invites you to go to Portugal and discover our fantastic country.

Perfect Swing !?

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-Do I really need A “perfect swing”  to play better golf?

We all know that perfection is largely unattainable in countless aspects of our lives , and of course in the game of golf is a utopia. Even so, many golfers are frustrated to spend hours on the practice field , observing and studying the art of great golfers, reading books and magazines … to try to improve your swing , lower your handicap and play better golf .

– Is it attainable by all players that “perfect swing” ?

Well, the answer to both questions is a resounding NO. The explanation is simple : we must be aware of to understand that we will NEVER be able to “move” an iron like Tiger , Phil or Ernie. Simply because these players have innate talents and skills that we do not possess , in addition to increase them with thousands of hours of practice from an early age,  which will no longer be able to go back . Let us add a few of hundreds of tips and golf lessons that have been given to them and … impossible to equate them.

Let’s be optimistic and remember the following sentence : “The key to playing better golf is not a perfect swing, but a consistent and repeatable swing .” This is part of a philosophy of life,  you can carry it out with the day to day and is known as ”  KISS Principle ” (  ” Keep it short and simple “, which is an acronym that recommended using simple and understandable instructions, rejecting what convoluted and unnecessary ) . What is simple in a golf swing ? you wonder , as keeping the spine as an axis of rotation of the swing , getting a correct plane . And place the grip and alignment of the club face to the target.

So if you really want to improve your game, and develop consistency and confidence every time you play a golf swing takes the simplest way you can hit the ball and … expecting nothing more than enjoy the game.

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Birdie ?!

birdieBirdie ?! We have never asked where they came from a series of terms adopted and used by all of us in a day of golf?  We will refer to golfing terms that did not originate in any field of Scotland, or England, or even in Europe but in the United States since the late nineteenth century.

The term ” birdie ” means scoring one under par (- 1) , was coined in 1899 in Atlantic City Country Club in Northfield , New Jersey. History tells us that in a game of the year 1899 three golfers : George Crump (who later built Pine Valley) , William Poultney Smith (founder member of Pine Valley ) and his brother Ab Smith, were playing together when Crump made ​​his second that hit a bird in flight and the ball went to stop a few inches from the hole. This fact made ​​the starting companions began to exclaim that the result of three shots on a par four were due to ” birdie ” . Soon, all members of the club began using the term and the term quickly spread and was used by all U.S. golfers.

The said term ” birdie ” was standardized for the result of one under par (-1), we continued with the ratio of a better result is called with a larger bird, ie -2 is “eagle” ( eagle) , -3 is ” albatross ” ( albatross ) -4 and a ‘ condor ” ( condor ) .

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