Lee Westwood has few equals when it comes to hitting a golf ball and the European Ryder Cup star is giving stars of the future the chance to discover first-hand what it takes to reach the top of the game -- with the help of Spain's La Manga Club.
The award-winning five-star resort has teamed up with the Lee Westwood Golf Academy to offer two youngsters the opportunity of a lifetime to spend a day learning from the former world number one.
The prize is available to any boys and girls attending Westwood's academy at La Manga Club this summer, which will run from August 6-10 and 13-17.
After spending five days following a dedicated instruction programme covering all aspects of the game, children from the ages of seven to 16 will be put through a series of skills tests - with the winner from each week being selected on their ability and attitude by the academy's team of expert coaches.
Not only will the two winners get to spend a day with Westwood at Lindrick Golf Club in Nottinghamshire in September but they will also win a host of other goodies including a custom- made Ping driver and putter, a box of Titleist balls and a pair of Footjoy shoes.
Westwood launched his first overseas junior golf to widespread acclaim at La Manga Club last year, and such was its success, the popular training programme will return for another outing in August.
The clinics, which will run for two hours per day, are open to boys and girls in two different age groups - seven to 11 years and 12-16 years - with five-day academy courses costing €250 for guests staying in the resort's five-star hotel.
The return of the Lee Westwood Golf Academy - which has been set up in conjunction with Activate Sport, an organisation which provides quality sport and activity instruction to boys and girls across the UK - is one of a series of junior academies involving some of sport's biggest names that will take place at La Manga Club this summer.
The Real Madrid Soccer Camp will run for two weeks (July 16-27), giving budding stars of the future the chance to emulate skilful stars such as Cristiano Ronaldo and Kaka, and is open to girls and boys between the ages of seven and 17. The price for one week is €450 with both weeks costing €810.
Ex-Wales Grand Slam and British Lions captain Michael Owen's new rugby academy operates from July 16-August 10 and is open to children aged nine to 16 years of age. Each week is structured around two daily themes such as attacking, tactical appreciation, contact skills, defence, and agility and balance and costs €200.
And former Olympic athlete Nick Buckfield will be hosting a variety of athletics and fitness courses along with ex-TV Gladiator Kate Staples will be running a series of fun-packed activity camps for children and adults from July 23 to August 10.
Available to boys and girls of all abilities aged seven to 12, the resort's five-day kids' athletics academies offer 60-minute programmes of athletics training, featuring games, movement, relays and fitness improvement. Packages are priced at €125 per child.
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.
For more information on the Lee Westwood Golf Academies, go to www.leewestwoodgolfacademy.co.uk/la-manga-golf-academies/
For further details and to book place on any of La Manga Club's academy programmes, call 00 34 968 17 5577, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.lamangaclub.com.
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La Manga Club - www.lamangaclub.com - is an unrivalled sports and leisure paradise which sits between the low hills that separate the Mediterranean from the Mar Menor Sea, just 20 minutes from Murcia airport and an hour from Alicante.
Set out over an area of some 560 hectares (approx. 1,400 acres), it enjoys a mild year-round Mediterranean climate and offers visitors a prestigious five-star hotel, luxury vacation apartments and extensive sports facilities, including three championship golf courses, a 28-court tennis centre and eight grass sports pitches. The resort is also home to innumerable leisure facilities, such as the 2,000m2 Spa La Manga Club with its 13 luxurious treatment rooms, comprehensive fitness centre and 25m indoor swimming pool; meeting, banqueting and incentive facilities, and more than 20 restaurants and bars.
La Manga Club has hosted both Davis and Fed Cup tennis matches, the Spanish Open golf championship and regularly attracts professional and international football teams to the first-class year-round training facilities which are also used by rugby and cricket sides.
As a result of almost 40 years of continued investment, innovation and commitment to excellence, La Manga Club is widely recognised as Spain's flagship resort and as one of the finest sports and lifestyle destinations in the world. Evidence of this is provided by its numerous awards and accolades and its membership of the luxury Preferred Hotel Group.
La Manga Club was the region of Murcia's candidate to bring the 2015 Solheim Cup to Spain. The resort has long been a staunch supporter of women's golf. It is currently the official overseas resort partner of the English Women's Golf Association and in the second year of a three-year agreement to host the Ladies European Tour (LET) Qualifying School. La Manga Club is also the venue for the Ladies Murcia Open, an LET Access Series event, and regularly hosts top women's amateur events and teams.