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ELLIOT THOM: "Sharing moments with Gary Player is something unforgettable"
On September 23rd, Elliot Thom was honoured in the prestigious Trump Turnberry Junior Matchplay and proved once more his extraordinary development in a season which we would like to frame.
Undoubtedly a magnificent highlight to a season where, apart from his victories, he has lived some intense experiences, such as his unforgettable golf day of sharing lessons with the legendary Gary Player.
Elliot y su padre Brian junto a Gary Player · Foto facilitada por Brian Thom
Achievements in 2018
Absolute Doubles Amateur Championship of the Canary Islands
Trump Turnberry Junior Matchplay
Spring Hotels Circuit in Tenerife
Cope Golf Tournament
3rd place in the Junior Regional Ranking [SUB-21 MASC] · Canarian Golf Federation
Member of the Trump Turnberry Golf Club Junior Team
Elliot began his winning streak in the Doubles Amateur Championship of the Canary Islands, which took place in the Real Golf Club Tenerife in La Peñón last March. He was proclaimed champion of the Canary Islands, pairing up with his good friend Jorge García-Ferrero, another star player of the island talents.
Photo: Federación Canaria de Golf
However, without question one of the most emotional moments of this season for him took place on the 28th of June, when Gary Player, who was also staying at the Trump Turnberry Resort, approached Elliot and invited him to play a round. Being one of the greatest players in the history of golf, winner of 9 majors, part of the World Golf Hall of Fame and member of the Big Three (with Jack Nicklaus and Arnold Palmer), he was not only interested in the young player and gave him good advice, but also provided him with the necessary confidence to face the following months of competition.
No doubt that the magic wand of the South African took effect on Elliot, because only two days later the young Scottish star was involved in the fourth round of the Tenerife Circuit, which played at Golf Las Américas. A few days later, on the 7th of July, he was on the verge of also winning the European Couple Tournament in Villa Cortés along with his friend Ricky Esquivel. The third win of the year didn´t wait long either and came at the end of that month, when he won by far in the Cope Golf Tournament, with 40 Stableford points.
During the month of August he went with his father Brian Thom to Turnberry, forming part of the Junior Team of this prestigious Scottish Club. He participated in several tournaments during 8 intense days of golf. Then in September, he returned to achieve the winning title of the Youth Matchplay organized by this unique club owned by the US president, but not before becoming also the best scratch in the last tournament of the Golf Las Américas season too, the Dubliner Paku's.
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GLA · How would you rate your season?
ET · My golf season has been very positive. Beyond the mentioned results, I consider it good because I have fulfilled most of my expectations to myself on a daily basis, which in the end is the most important part.
GLA · Tell us about your experience this summer in the Turnberry Junior Team.
ET · It has been a very good experience, I have met quite a few people with whom I have learned a lot at a competitive level, since it is a different level of play completely.
GLA · This summer you furthermore had the opportunity to meet the legendary Gary Player and even share a few holes with him. Tell us about your experience.
ET · Yes, it is a pride to have played with him since he is one of my role models. Having shared moments with him is something indescribable and without doubt one of the best times of the year.
GLA · What does your last Turnberry victory mean to you? Is winning this tournament perhaps the one that you are most proud of?
ET · It has been an honour to win, since I have competed with very talented players and it has made me very excited, not only because of my victory, but also because it has been a beautiful experience as a whole. It also means a lot to me to have my name registered in the record of this magnificent tournament.
GLA · What are your plans for the next season? And your dreams?
ET · My plans for the next season is to continue being better day by day and to be able to compete in the major tournaments of mainland Spain and beyond. This would be my dream come true. And as for my biggest dream next season, I would love to win a trophy with more prestige.
GLA · What does the world of golf mean to you?
ET · Currently golf is my life. I am lucky to be able to train every day thanks to the effort that my father makes and to whom I am extremely grateful. I train every day to become a better player and it is an honour to represent the world of golf from the Canary Islands to wherever in the world I go.
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If you plan to book a Tee Time for 2 people for the coming 16th of January in the morning:
First of all, check the availability:
If there is a Promotion Code available for this time, then now is the moment to insert it and see all of the Tee Times on that day with this promotion.
For example, you choose 08:12 am. In the next screen you have to click the number 2 (for 2 players).
Then you would have to click on the shopping cart (right side of the screen)
Later the webpage goes over to the safe payment system and you must insert your credit card details. Regarding the payment: the system charges €1’50 at this moment (per person and tee time) as a transaction fee. The remaining amount can be paid upon arrival at the Reception on the golf course on your first day.
Online Rate 18 holes during high season: €104,50 (5% OFF)
Tee Time reservations must be cancelled no later than the cancelation release days prior to the day of your arrival (4 days). If the reservation is not cancelled by this time, or in case of a 'no show', the whole amount of your reservation will be charged automatically. The transaction fee charged at the time of booking is non-refundable.
Celebrate the Ryder Cup with Golf Las Américas Proshop
The Golf Las Américas Proshop joins the celebration of the 2018 Ryder Cup, the most important golf tournament of the year, where we see Europe vs United States at the French golf course of Le Golf National this week (25th to 30th of September).
4 spanish players will take part in the tournament this year, Sergio García and Jon Rahm in the professional Ryder and the catalan golfers David Puig and Eduard Rousaud in the Junior Ryder Cup. We would like to give away a special present to our loyal Social Media followers and hand out a polo shirt from the new Ryder Cup 2018 collection, brought out by Footjoy for this event.We will raffle the winner of the prize amongst our online followers.
How can I participate?
Today we will launch this Social Media competition. If you’re a Golf Las Américas follower, you just have to "Like" our post about the Ryder Cup on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter. Of course, you can like all three platforms and therefore raise your chances of winning the prize! If you do not follow us on social media yet, then this is the perfect time to do so and take part in this exciting contest. Also if you share the post on Facebook, retweet on Twitter or comment on Instagram, you will have even more options to win the prize.
We will announce the winner of the contest next Monday, 1st of October, through our Social Media accounts.
And the winner is...
RAFAEL DÍEZ FOLGUERAS
Challenge your skills against the professional players of the Golf Las Américas Academy
During this new season we will launch a challenge towards all passionate golfers, who wish to improve their game on a tactical level and try out playing in the competitive field.
This last week of September and throughout the month of October you can participate in the LAS AMÉRICAS CHALLENGE and beat one of our Pros in a round of 9 or 18 holes.
You can choose to either face one of our professional players of the Las Americas Academy: James Ferraby or David Bosa, or find a partner and play against them in an exciting match.
Amateurs who win a match will receive a bottle of cava rosé at the end of the challenge on the terrace of the Golf Las Americas Restaurant and we will raffle 2 green fees between all the winners on the 1st of November.
Modality: match play handicap.
Price Rates: Beat the Pro 9 holes: GF + € 85 // Beat the Pro 18 holes: GF + € 175
Finish date: 31st of October
Prize for beating a professional player: Bottle of cava rosé and an entry to the raffle of 2 GF 18 holes with the other winners of the challenge.