COURSE of the MONTH

INDEX

Jun 06 - St.Patricks, Ireland
Jul 06 - Teia, Catalonia
Aug 06 - Stanley Park, Canada
Sep 06 - Portmarnock, Ireland
Oct 06 - Sant Cebria, Catalonia
Nov 06 - Papendal, Netherlands
Dec 06 - Horsholm, Denmark
Jan 07 - Shandon, Ireland
Feb 07 - Portal del Roc, Catalonia
Mar 07 - Terrey Hills, Australia
Apr 07 - Jones Beach Park, USA
May 07 - Gualta, Catalonia
June 07 - Stackallen, Ireland
July 07 - Sant Jaume, Catalonia
August 07 - Waverley, Australia
September 07 - La Rosaleda, Canary Islands
October 07 - Fornells, Catalonia
November 07 - RGSC, Ireland
December 07 - Centenary Park, UK.
January 08 - Chia Laguna, Italy.
March 08 - Royal Meath, Ireland.
April 08 - Imjelt, Norway.
May 08 - Les Goelands, France.
June 08 - Les Moulins, Verbier, Switzerland.
July 08 - Glenville, Ireland.
Aug 08 - Lloret Papalus, Catalonia.
Sep 08 - Southern Cross, Australia
Oct 08 - Overbetuwe, Netherlands
Nov 08 - Fermoy, Ireland
Dec 08 - St. Moritz, Switzerland
Jan 09 - Larkspur Park, Ireland
Feb 09 - Lleida, Catalonia
March 09 - Glanville Hall, Australia
April 09 - St. Stephen's, Ireland
May 09 - Kristtornskogen, Norway
June 09 - Bussloo, Netherlands
July 09 - West Palace, China
Aug 09 - Canberra International, Australia
Sept 09 - Teyco l'Ampolla, Catalonia
Oct 09 - Cloghogue, Ireland
Nov 09 - El Torrent, Andorra
Dec 09 - Colegio Medico, Chile
Jan 10 - 2Club Golf, Ohio, USA
Feb 10 - Mas Pages, Catalonia
Mar 10 - Locarno, Switzerland
Apr 10 - Erin's Isle, Ireland
May 10 - Queen Elizabeth Park, Canada
June 10 - Heerde, Netherlands
July 10 - El Vendrell, Catalonia
Aug 10 - Deerpark, Ireland
Sep 10 - Nuolen, Switzerland
Oct 10 - Tennis Mora, Catalonia
Nov 10 - Koekange, Netherlands
Dec 10 - Collinstown, Ireland
Jan 11 - Utsikten, Norway
Feb 11 - Pazo da Touza, Galicia
Mar 11 - Seapoint, Ireland
Apr 11 - Groningen, Netherlands
May 11 - St. Anne's, Ireland
Jun 11 - Bonarea, Catalonia
Jul 11 - Central Park, UK.
Aug 11 - Boiro, Galicia.
Sept 11 - Ring Commons, Ireland.
Oct 11 - Bryne & Kro, Norway.
Nov 11 - Vall d'Ordino, Andorra.
Dec 11 - Claycastle, Ireland.
Jan 12 - West Golf, Germany.
Feb 12 - Wolvega, Netherlands.
Mar 12 - Hcap 1, Catalonia.
Apr 12 - Valley View, Australia.
May 12 - SRV, Koh Chang, Thailand.

Course of the Month - Colegio Medico, Santiago, Chile.


In 2001, an eminent medical practitioner from Chile, Fernando Morgado, attended the European Team Championship at Lloret Papalus. His mission was to find out more about the fledgling international sport of Pitch and Putt. Dr. Fernando Morgado loves the idea of Pitch and Putt and has devoted lots of his time to it. His enthusiasm, leadership abilities and his connections have been of utmost importance in the development process of Pitch and Putt in Chile. Fernando's home course is Colegio Medico.

The course is located inside the property of the influential Colegio de Medico in Santiago (3,000 doctors plus families and friends are members of this association). It is a nine hole course with double tees and distances from 45 to 120 metres (total length 1,474 metres, reduced to 1,200 for tournaments). A very difficult course, with a number of greenside bunkers, water hazards and small greens.

Colegio Medico is similar to a national trade union. Its objective is to improve, protect, develop and rationalize the professions of doctor and surgeon. It groups approximately 15,000 collegiate doctors, in three different associateships' categories, according to one's qualification.

Dr. Juan Morán Viacava is Club President while Dr. Fernando Martinez acts as Vice President.

A beautiful clubhouse overlooks the course with locker rooms and a terrace, which offers a view over the entire course.

Tournaments are played right around the year, the latest event having been held on 18 October.

Hole 2 is a memorable hole, rendered very testing by two strips of water that guard the front of the green.

In 2002, the Federacion Chilena De Pitch and Putt organised a first Chile Pitch and Putt Open as a part of the IV Inter- Regional Medical Games, together with football, tennis, athletics and other sports. The Colegio Medico course hosted the event. More than 100 players participated in the Pitch and Putt Open, of which five were from Catalonia. The one day open ended in a win for local David Valenzuela with gross of 56 and the subsequent team event was won by Catalonia.

The Santiago area (and the Colegio Medico course) features extremes of weather as this photo from July 2007 demonstrates.





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Telephone the club at: 00 56 4956300

The Colegio Medico website can be found here...

(special thanks to Fernando Morgado and Juan Moran for the information provided for this article)


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