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Greenkeeper of the year award at La Manga
December 23, 2010

Golfers have long known La Manga Club's flawless fairways and manicured greens are among Spain 's finest and now the man behind it has been officially recognised as the country's best.

The five-star resort's head greenkeeper, Cosme Bergareche, has been named Green keeper of the Year 2010 by the Spanish Association of Green keepers.

Bergareche said: "It is a great honour to be named greenkeeper of the year and I'm delighted the work my team and I have put in has been recognised.

"I couldn't have done it without having three world-class courses to work with. They're some of the finest golfers will find anywhere; it's not hard to make them look good."

The award is a highlight in Bergareche's 17-year career but he believes it would be eclipsed if La Manga Club is successful in its bid to bring the Solheim Cup to Spain in 2015.

He added: "Receiving this award is huge but to have the chance to set the course up for the Solheim Cup would be massive.

"It is a global event watched around the world and I know La Manga Club would be the perfect venue."

La Manga Club has a strong golfing pedigree having hosted the Spanish Open on numerous occasions, Gary Player was the five-star resort's first director of golf and Seve Ballesteros its former touring professional.

It has also been a great supporter of women's golf holding many prestigious events, including the Ladies European Tour Qualifying School , in addition to being the official overseas resort partner of the English Women's Golf Association.

La Manga Club boasts unrivalled facilities as a sport and leisure resort including three 18-hole championship golf courses, a 28-court tennis centre and a 2,000sqm spa complex. It also offers the choice of a five-star hotel, four-star serviced apartments and townhouses, more than 20 bars and restaurants and great entertainment for children.

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