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Mexico Has Best
Olympics in Over 40 Years
|Mexico had its
best performance in over 40 years for the 2012 Olympic Games.
One of the most memorable was the men's soccer gold medal,
considered among the most valuable in the Olympics.
London, England - The Mexican
delegation for the London 2012 Olympic Games had its best
performance in over 40 years for the summer games, winning seven
medals, including one golden, three silver, and three bronze.
It is the second best Olympics ever
for the country, only surpassed by the one held in Mexico City in
1968, where it won three golden, three silver, and three bronze
Aida Roman won a silver medal and
Mariana Avitia a bronze in the women's archery, while Laura Sanchez
won bronze medal in the 3m trampoline.
In women's synchronized diving
10-meter platform, the team of Paola Espinosa/Alejandra Orozco won
the silver medal, while Maria del Rosario Espinoza took a bronze in
women's 67kg taekwondo.
Mexican men only achieved two
medals, but one of them was the men's soccer gold medal, one of the
most valuable medal in Olympics. The other is in synchronized diving
10-meter platform by Ivan Garcia and German Sanchez.
In the Latin American medals table,
Mexico was defeated by Jamaica, Cuba, Brazil, and Colombia.
The Mexican Golf
Federation certified a new golf course in Riviera Nayarit
- Las Huertas Golf Course in San Pancho
was endorsed by the leading golf authority in Mexico
Specialists agree that
Riviera Nayarit is the up-and-coming golf destination in Latin
America, not only because of the quality of its courses, but also
because of its natural beauty. A prime example of this is Las Huertas
Golf Course located in San Pancho, an executive 9-hole golf course,
3,958 yards, par 32, which was recently endorsed by the Mexican Golf
The course was built in 2005 - 2006 and is located
next to the beach, with several holes featuring ocean views. It was
developed along soursops, cinnamons, mangos, tamarinds and other kinds
of trees. “This is a real orchard; the course was designed as a garden
that also incorporates local tropical trees and the jungle. It has been
endorsed by the Semarnat, and has an amazing floral beauty”, explained
Francisco Sandoval, who manages the course
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Great Improvements! Field of Dreams
By Larry Baron
new watering system on all fairways is nearing completion with 4" pipe
being used for the main delivery of water and 2" pipe for the sprinkler
heads. A new high volume, diesel powered pump will be used to supply the
water through the system. A new tee box and fairway of about 130 yards
is also being built for number 8 hole, which is also nearing completion.
With all the construction going on, the golf course is still open for
play and is very challenging with all the temporary obstacles. Golf
course management is making great strides to the improvement of the
Guadalajara Native Ochoa
to Receive Award
native Lorena Ochoa was awarded the Executive Women’s Golf
Association’s Highest Honor – The EWGA Leadership Award - at the
organization’s annual Golfpalooza in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Guadalajara, Mexico - In recognition
of her contributions to women’s golf, former University of Arizona
golfer, Lorena Ochoa, was rewarded the Executive Women’s Golf
Association Leadership Award in Las Vegas.
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Winners on Thursday came in with 2
under, and the 2nd place losers wouldn't say what their score
was, other than their score was over par. The Crew enjoyed
listening to the golfer's BS.
“Build it and they will come”
El Monteon's Field of Dreams Golf Course
A remarkable dream comes true!
By Bette Venturi
In Mexico, on an especially sweltering day in August, three of my golf buddies and I peel our skin off the car seats of the jeep and pile out to play some golf. For $15 (summer play) US dollars we can play until the sun goes down, that is, if we don’t get heat stroke first! We are met in the gravel parking lot by five of the seven resident dogs. We’ve disrupted their siesta and they bark excitedly, romping towards us and wagging their tails in greeting. Other than the dogs and a few ducks squawking disapproval at our arrival, the place is quiet and seems deserted. In mid-afternoon this time of year, most sane people are snoozing in front of electric fans.
Someone in our foursome hollers, “Hola!” and a moment later the proprietor, Gerardo, emerges from his house squinting, looking as though he’s been enjoying the ubiquitous summer nap himself. Without having to ask, he equips us all with an extremely cold bottle of Corona. Now we are ready to play a round of what we like to call “Extreme Golf”. It’s like regular golf, but when you add 90-degree weather and 90% humidity to the challenge, the result is a game of golf that is not for the weak of heart or for the sound of mind.
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