Some 1,410 million and 17,700 pending golf jobs in Malaga

With an economic impact of close to 1,500 million – before the pandemic – golf tourism has been one of the main strongholds of the sector in a Costa del Sol destination that trusts in being able to start the path of recovery to once again receive that profile of an eminently foreign visitor from the second semester. Not surprisingly, in 2019 this sport counted a total of 18,494 federated players, half a thousand more than in the previous year, attracted by the varied offer of golf courses available to the province of Malaga, which receives a direct economic benefit of about 760 million, in addition to another 650 million indirect, thanks to the high average expenditure in the destination.

These are data taken from recent studies by the public company Tourism and Planning of the Costa del Sol, dependent on the Diputación de Málaga, which reveal that the aforementioned economic figures translate into the creation of 17,700 jobs. Of that amount, 10,580 are direct jobs and the rest, 7,100, indirect. With an average of half a million golf tourists who choose the so-called “Costa del Golf” for their vacations, its high purchasing power stands out, translated into an average expenditure for each trip of 1,827.29 euros, which represents an average daily expenditure , including transportation, accommodation and spending on the golf course of 148.46 euros per day. The Golf Coast offers from the eastern part of Malaga to the western border with Cádiz a total of 69 facilities with a total of 1,134 holes distributed in 16 municipalities. Regarding Andalusia, it brings together 67% of its golf courses or, what is the same, more than two out of three courses, which shows the great strength to improve competitiveness.

Global figures

From the analysis of the distribution of registered golf players throughout the European continent, it can be stated that two out of three are men, a quarter are women, and almost a tenth of fans of this practice are Juniors. The number of registered golf players in Europe amounts to about 4,142,000

The top 15 countries in Europe by number of registered Golf players are: England, Germany, Sweden, France, Holland, Spain, Scotland, Ireland, Denmark, Finland, Austria, Norway, Italy, Switzerland and the Czech Republic. Not surprisingly, England and Germany are the countries in which there are more golf players, in both cases exceeding 640,000 registered players.

For Margarita del Cid, CEO of Tourism and Planning of the Costa del Sol, «historically the golf tourist has contributed to breaking the seasonality in the tourist destination, and has made it possible to maintain the volume of business especially during the months of winter “. That is why the importance of this segment and we hope that in the second half of 2021 the recovery of this tourist profile will become a reality.” Not in vain, this situation will be “key” to show that the aforementioned recovery is beginning “and consequently to be able to begin to make up for everything that we have lost since the pandemic began.”

Del Cid emphasizes that “the British tourist who has traditionally visited the Costa del Sol, attracted by the offer and equipment for practicing sport, is a loyal tourist and despite the conditions he will continue to bet, surely, on our destination. ”.

In this regard, the also vice-president of the Malaga Provincial Council emphasizes that “given that important degree of loyalty in which we have never stopped working, we will continue to implement all possible efforts to maintain or increase it, aware of the important economic impact generated by its visit in our province ”.

Asked about the effects that Brexit may have on the arrival of that profile of tourists to the Costa del Sol, she trusted that “given that loyalty to which she alluded previously, we trust that Brexit does not imply any rupture or impediment to continue visiting us, and I am convinced that this will be the case given how attracted they are to fate ”.


DIRECTV Sports ™ | Neymar: “I had moments when I wanted to stop playing”

The Brazilian forward referred to the criticism received but made it clear that he is motivated by the love of football.

Neymar is comfortable in PSG as one of the team figures in the long-awaited desire of the Champions League, although he confessed that at some point in his career I thought about a premature retirement.

“I will never lose my passion for football, but I have had moments when I wanted to stop playing. Once I wondered why I should keep playing if people don’t like it, “the Brazilian told Gaffer magazine.

However, he considered that “then I remembered everything I had done to get here. The love I have for football and all those things calmed me down and brought me back to reality.”

In addition, he referred to criticism of his life off the court: “It is very easy for people to talk about their personal life without really knowing it. But the real me, the real Neymar, is well known to my family, the people who work with me and my friends. They know me. These are the opinions that interest me “,

Neymar is going through his fourth season in Ligue 1, after winning the last three championships in a row and currently has three goals in seven games played in 2020/21.

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DIRECTV Sports ™ | Celtics beat Heat and Bucks continue on positive streak

Tatum led Boston’s win while Giannis Antetokounmpo led Milwaukee to its third straight win.

Boston Celtics surpassed Miami Heat, while the Milwaukee Bucks they achieved their third consecutive victory in the match against Detroit Pistons.

In a rematch of last season’s Eastern Conference finals, the Celtics beat the Heat 107-105 in Miami with 27 points from Jayson Tatum, while Jaylen Brown had 21 points and 12 rebounds.

Meanwhile, the Bucks outscored the Pistons 130-115 thanks to the figure of Giannis Antetokounmpo with 25 points, eight rebounds and four assists.

Other results:

Charlotte Hornets 102 – Atlanta Hawks 94
New York Knicks 112 – Utah Jazz 100
Oklahoma City Thunder 111 – New Orleans Pelicans 110
Phoenix Suns 123 – Toronto Raptors 115
Los Angeles Clippers 108 – Golden State Warriors 101
Sacramento Kings 128 – Chicago Bulls 124

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DIRECTV Sports ™ | Ancelotti: “We are frustrated and disappointed”

The Italian coach made no secret of his dissatisfaction with the result or with the performance of his managers in the 1-0 loss to West Ham.

Carlo Ancelotti spoke at a press conference after the defeat of Everton as a place in front of West Ham. The coach was not happy with the performance of his team and emphasized the lack of efficiency in the definition zone.

“It was not a good performance, we did not deserve to win or lose. The game was even and on the closing they had a lucky detour, “said the Blues strategist in reference to the goal they received in the last minutes.

In addition, regarding his performance, he specified: “We are frustrated and disappointed. We lost a point and will try to get it back in the next game. The performance was not at the highest level, we had a lot of the ball but we couldn’t handle it as we wanted, with more quality, speed and intensity in the last third. “

Finally, he clarified the reason for the lack of scoring opportunities: “We were a bit low, we didn’t find quality in the last third. That’s why we didn’t have many chances, and also because West Ham defended very well.”

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DIRECTV Sports ™ | Mata, on Pogba: “He has all the qualities to play this sport”

The Spanish footballer backed the French midfielder, who has been a point of criticism with Manchester United’s irregular gait.

With the irregular results you are reaping Manchester United This season, plus the elimination of the UEFA Champions League in the group stage, the criticism is for everyone. One of those spots was Paul pogba, who anyway was defended by Juan Mata |.

“Paul has all the qualities to play this sport well. He is one of the best players I have played with. His physical and technical conditions are impressive. If injuries respect him, he will reach a level where everyone is on his boat.” , said the Spanish to the YouTube channel La Media Inglesa.

And he added: “We start from an unfair basis, which is the price paid for a player. We have no responsibility for the price a club pays for a player. Today it is very easy to say, ‘this player was worth so much and if he doesn’t do anything in the next matches, it’s a failure. ‘For me it’s not like that. Every player has to have a context and good luck with injuries. “

Finally, Mata spoke of United’s results and closed: “It is true that we did not start the Premier in the best way, but now we have a good run and we are just a few points behind the head. This season is being very strange and it proved that any team can earn points. “

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DIRECTV Sports ™ | Vidal: “It is sad to be left out of the Champions League, but we still have goals”

The Inter Milan player made his quest for Serie A and Coppa Italia clear this season. “I feel like that’s my goal,” he said.

Without participation in the continental field for the rest of the season, Inter de Milan has an unquestionable desire in the short term: to seize the A league. This was stated Arturo vidal, who recalled with regret the elimination in the group stage of the Champions League, although the idea of ​​looking for the Scudetto was marked.

In dialogue with Sky, the Chilean midfielder said: “The hardest moment for us and for me was leaving the Champions League and the cups in Europe, because winning the Champions League is a dream.”

And he added in relation to leaving the European competition: “It’s difficult, but Inter’s project is new, with young players who are hungry to win something. It’s sad to be out, but we still have two important goals and we have to give everything” .

With the championship and the Coppa Italia as the goals, the Chilean said: “I am not afraid to say it. Here in Italy, in Germany and in Spain I have won the league many times. I feel that that is my goal.”

To close, the midfielder maintained that it will not be an easy task and that it will be necessary to work hard to achieve it.

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DIRECTV Sports ™ | Maxi Gómez, a nightmare for Barcelona since he played in Spain

The Uruguayan is the player who has scored the most goals for the culé team in the Spanish league since the 2017/18 campaign with six.

Barcelona he suffered again this Saturday the goals of Maximiliano Gomez. The culé team was ready to take the three points before Valencia at Camp Nou, but the Uruguayan forward appeared near the end to put the final 2-2.

With that goal, the former Celta de Vigo reached six celebrations against the culé team since his first campaign in La Liga, 2017/18, and thus became the footballer who has marked the Blaugranas the most in that period.

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DIRECTV Sports ™ | Lampard endorsed Werner’s work

Although the forward has gone eight games without scoring for Chelsea, the manager believes that streak is close to ending.

Frank Lampard trust a lot in Timo Werner. And he is sure that the bump that the forward of Chelsea It will be something fleeting, that soon, due to the way he works, will demonstrate the qualities that the London club saw at the time when hiring him.

Werner, the player that everyone wanted and who finally put on the London club shirt, has already scored eight games without scoring, a streak that he hopes to end next Monday when he meets West Ham.

“He has played in different positions on the attack front and that makes him a more valuable forward. You just need to regain your confidence and start doing what you do best: goals. They will arrive, either starting from the left or from the right, their quality is such that it adapts very easily ”, said the DT.

And he added: “The wear and tear that has been handled this season is very strong and that is why sometimes you can’t score. I understand it and I support it and I ask the fans to do the same. I say this because I know how he trains, how he delivers everything in each session. Later on they will not be able to stop it ”.

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Colin Montgomerie, recognition of a successful career

Eight time winner of the Order of Merit of the European Tour, a Ryder Cup legend, member of the Hall of Fame of golf, great conquests of Colin Montgomerie that has been recognized with the CPG Lifetime Achievement Award 2020 for him European Tour.

GolfConfidencial.- /> The award, presented in 2011, recognizes the greats of European golf. Previously the award was received by a plyade of golf legends, Severiano Ballesteros, Tony Jacklin, Alison Nicholas, Bernard Gallacher, Bernhard Langer, Nick Faldo, Jos Mara Olazbal and last year’s recipient, Robert Karlsson.

Over several decades, Montgomerie’s career has allowed him to achieve more than 50 victories worldwide, a record of eight European Tour Order of Merit titles – which included a streak of seven consecutive titles from 1993 to 1999 – and currently ranks fourth on the list of European Tour players with the most wins.

On her recognition, Montgomerie commented: “I just want to thank CPG for honoring me in this way. At 57, a lifetime achievement award means a lot and this is something to treasure.”

“We are delighted to be able to recognize Colin’s accomplishments and contributions with this year’s CPG Award, the successes he has had throughout his career and his impact and leadership on Team Europe at the Ryder Cup have placed him firmly among the elite of golf. “said CPG Executive Director Ian Randell.

Colin’s accomplishments go beyond individual golf, as he is considered one of the best Ryder Cup players in the history of the biennial event. With eight appearances representing the European team, he has never lost a singles match and has an exemplary match record of 20-9-7 throughout his Ryder Cup career. In 2010 he was the captain of the European team that won the United States Celtic Manor Resort, by a result of 14.5 to 13.5 points.

Colin now enjoys a career on the Legends Tour and the Champions Tour, having already won seven Senior 50+ titles, including three Majors – two Senior PGA Championship and a victory at the US Senior Open.

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DIRECTV Sports ™ | “James can end up like Özil at Arsenal”

Former footballer David Connolly referred to the moment the Colombian lives in Everton.

James Rodriguez comes from more to less with Everton. And what began as a sea of ​​good football and goals now seems a vestige of the first days, with the Colmbiano shining little, running little, and walking a lot. And they have noticed that in all Premier League.

Now it was the turn of David Connolly, the former Irish footballer, who has shown himself to be an admirer of 10, but also calls him out for more commitment. And he did so with a less than encouraging comparison.

“He can end up like Özil at Arsenal, stagnate like what happened to the German, who went from being the star to not playing. It will depend on him and the way Carlo Ancelotti takes it. Because he has talent. And to spare ”, he said in an interview with talkSport.

He also added: “He keeps standing when he should run back and help others. In defense it does not contribute anything and there comes a time when you have to value that. Sure, you don’t lose a ball, but it’s not so decisive anymore, ”said the man who was with Ireland at the 2002 World Cup in Korea and Japan.

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