Here is the last of our photographs taken on a two-day stopover in Sofia on route to this week’s Volvo World Match-Play Championship.
Sofia was a wonderful experience and a city full of stately buildings and some stunning churches.
Hopefully, the European Tour will one day head back to Bulgaria and if so, a return visit to the Bulgarian capital will be a must.
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As you will have been reading, we spent two nights in Sofia on route to this week’s Volvo World Match-Play Championship.
Sofia was an absolute surprise package dotted with lovely old buildings and churches along with some wonderful examples of modern day architecture.
Hereunder is a selection of photographs from a stroll at nightime around the Bulgarian capital.
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www.golfbytourmiss.com walked off with the prizes in this week’s Volvo World Match-Play Championship Pro-Am.
It was my first-ever Pro-Am and I was very fortunate to win the prize for the ‘Ladies Longest Drive’ at the 6th hole on this week’s spectacular Thracian Cliffs Golf & Beach Resort course in Bulgaria.
Bernie, who is the other half of the www.golfbytourmiss.com had recorded a net ‘hole-in-one’ with his birdie at the short par three, 17th but when we ...
I was extremely fortunate with thanks to tournament organisers in participating in yesterday’s (WED) Volvo World Match-Play Championship Pro-Am here at Thracian Cliffs in Bulgaria.
It was my Pro-Am debut on the European Tour and I thoroughly enjoyed the day, the opportunity also to play one of the most spectacular and dramatic golf courses in the world and the pleasure of partnering Thailand’s Thongchai Jaidee – winner in 2002, 2004 and 2009 of the Asian Tour No. 1 title, and ...
The 36-metre high Soviet Army Monument in the centre of Sofia is a stark reminder of the Communist control over Bulgaria from 1946 to 1989.
The monument was constructed in 1954 and features a Russian soldier flanked by a woman and a man from Bulgaria.
And while Bulgaria gained it’s independence nearly a quarter of a century ago, the Monument still commands a presence in one of the largest parks in Sofia.
There is two secondary sculptures as you will see from the photographs hereunder.
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A decison on route to the Volvo World Match-Play Championship to spend two days in Sofia, and the capital of Bulgaria, turned into a visit full of surprise and spendour.
Sofia is the largest city in Bulgaria with the nearby Vistosha Mountains dominating the skyline. The history of the city spans some 2,400 years with more than 95% of the inhabitants ethnic Bulgarians, and making this city of some 1.3m people not only the 15th largest in the Eurpean Union but the most ethnically homogenous city in ...
Kingsbarns Golf Course to the east of St. Andrews continues to be one of those golfing gems I never grow tied of playing.
I had the occasion to again tackle the course on Thursday, and thanks so much to Alan Hogg, Director of Golf at Kingsbarns.
There was a few drops of rain hanging about when leading European Tour photographer, Stuart Adams plus very good Crail-based friends Rob Redpath and ‘Georgous’ George Morris (related to Old Tom Morris) and myself teed-off just after 3pm.
We walked ...