Friday 7th of September · Happy Birthday Big Ben!

Elizabeth Tower · UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1987


Today is the anniversary of Big Ben. It is 159 years old. The tower is a British cultural icon recognised all over the world. It is one of the most prominent symbols of the United Kingdom and parliamentary democracy


You know that...

· February 1900: The heavy build-up of snow on a clock face impeded the progress of the hour hand, causing the clock to stop for about eight hours

· 1916: For two years during World War I, the bells were silenced and the clock faces were not illuminated at night to avoid guiding attacking German Zeppelins.

· 10 May 1941: A German bombing raid damaged two of the clock's dials.

· 12 August 1949: The clock slowed by four and a half minutes after a flock of starlings perched on the minute hand.

· 30 January 1965: The bells were silenced during the funeral of statesman and former prime minister Winston Churchill.

· 5 August 1976: First and only major breakdown. The Great Clock was shut down for a total of 26 days over nine months. it was reactivated on 9 May 1977. 

· 17 April 2013: The bells were silenced as a mark of "profound dignity and deep respect" during the funeral of former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher.

· August 2015: The clock was discovered to be running 7 seconds fast, and coins were removed from its pendulum to correct the error, which caused it to run slow for a time.

ALL THE INFO ABOUT BIG BEN · WIKIPEDIA
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The champion of the tournament, Thom Elliot with another young promise, Ricardo Esquivel. PHOTO: Paulino Díaz

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  The owners of  the two companies, The Dubliner & Paku's. A new success of the tournament has been achieved thanks to them. PHOTO: Paulino Díaz

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MAIN PHOTOS · Paulino Díaz

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ALL THE IMAGES (GOLF+AWARDS CEREMONY) · Fotos: Paulino Díaz

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THE DUBLINER & PAKU'S GOLF TOURNAMENT · 24th and 25th of AUGUST

 

SCHEDULES

Friday 24th of August • Afternoon SHOTGUN [GF availability]

Saturday 25th of August  • Morning SHOTGUN: FULL [No GF available] 

PRICE: 75€

Includes Green Fee 18 holes+Beverage&Food Corners+Prizes 1st and 2nd of each hole+

Cocktail Lunch in The Dubliner + Awards Ceremony + Draw 

 

COCKTAIL LUNCH & AWARDS CEREMONY · Saturday 25th of August in THE DUBLINER GAELIC CORNER

 

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Golf Las Américas workers with the federal flag 

Golf Las Américas would like to join  the celebration of the Swiss National Day. Congratulations Swiss golf players!

"Many Swiss citizens visit us every year, that's why a day like today is also special for us. The Swiss golf players are very respectful towards the golf etiquette and our golf course. It's always a pleasure to have players from this country", said Golf Las Américas CEO Joan Piferrer. 

Since 1891, the 1st of August has been celebrated as Swiss National Day, or Schweizer Bundesfeier (German), Fête Nationale Suisse (French), Festa Nazionale Svizzera (Italian) or Fiasta naziunala Svizra (Romansh). The date refers to an alliance formed in 1291 by the three cantons of Uri, Schwyz and Unterwalden, the centre around which Switzerland was built. It is also the one day Switzerland's residents come together to celebrate in towns and cities all over the country.

Swiss players with the federal flag on the Golf Las Américas Restaurant terrace

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Golf Las Américas will host The Dubliner & Paku’s Golf Tournament on the 25th of August. It will be the last tournament of the 2018 season. There will be again a lot of beverage&food corners on the course, a cocktail lunch at The Dubliner Gaelic Corner with unlimited drink and a great prize draw for all the players.

We would like to introduce the accommodation offer in the hotel H10 LAS PALMERAS and we remind you that you can register now through the tournament website (link below).

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OFERTA DE ALOJAMIENTO EN H10 LAS PALMERAS

 

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