Saturday, 7 January 2012

Ashes Winner Hosts Algarve Golf Classic

Golfing cricket fans from across the globe are expected to come together in Portugal to celebrate the career of Ashes-winning wicketkeeper Geraint Jones, thanks to Your Golf

The Kent and former-England star celebrates his benefit year in 2012 and its culmination will be the Geraint Jones Golf Classic at the five-star Pestana Vila Sol resort from January 31-February 3, 2013.

Europe's largest golf travel company has put together packages for the 54-hole contest offering three night's bed-and-breakfast accommodation; three competitive rounds of golf; a cocktail reception on arrival; and barbecue gala dinner and prizegiving on the final evening for just £399 per person.

Competitors will be alongside Jones and a selection of famous friends and team-mates for what organisers believe will be a fitting end to his benefit year.

Jones said: "Although it's just over a year away, I'm already looking forward to hosting my own golf classic. Pestana Vila Sol is a fantastic venue and I'm looking forward to getting a good crowd out there enjoying some fun competitive golf and having a few laughs.

" are experts in this field and have put some great packages together. I can't wait to get out to Portugal."

Andrew Harding, managing director of Your Golf, said: "Having spent many years watching Geraint play at both county and international level it is an honour to be involved in this event.

"The next year is shaping up to be a fantastic celebration of an impressive cricketing career and we're determined to finish it in style with a golf trip to the Algarve which will be five-star in every way possible."

Prices are based on two people sharing a twin or double room, and for more information or to book, simply email

Founders Ross Marshall and Andrew Harding maxed out their credit cards to fund the start-up of the company in 2005 and today the business offers package trips to 3,000 courses in 22 countries and books more than 150,000 travellers each year.

In December 2010 was ranked sixth in The Sunday Times Virgin Fast Track 100 - a list of the country's fastest growing private companies based on sales growth over three years. The company previously ranked 15th in 2009. is committed to providing the lowest prices on golfing holidays and breaks on the internet and offers more than 3,000 venues and courses through its website and brochure.

The company offers a range of innovative golf breaks, including 'behind the ropes' packages to major championship venues, allowing you to follow in the footsteps of the pros, and has previously sold breaks for as little as £1.

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