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Darren Clarke opens coaching centre at Sicily’s Donnafugata

Darren Clarke is opening a new golf coaching centre at Sicily’s Donnafugata Golf Resort & Spa. Available to golfers of all ages and abilities, the new Darren Clarke Centre of Excellence offers expert teaching under the guidance of the resort’s head professional Davide Terrinoni through individual and group lessons, and specially created two, three and seven-night tuition packages.

The Darren Clarke Golf brand has grown since opening its first full-time school in Antrim, Northern Ireland, and has achieved success developing players such as Allan Dunbar and Paul Cutler, who have progressed onto the European Tour.

Featuring two 18-hole championship courses and extensive practice facilities Donnafugata Golf Resort & Spa opened in 2010 and was the venue for the 2011 Sicilian Open, won by Frenchman Raphael Jacquelin. As well its golf facilities, Donnafugata Golf Resort & Spa has 202 rooms, an award-winning spa and health club, swimming pools and three restaurants.

Clarke, winner of 22 tournaments worldwide including the 2011 Open Championship said, “Italy is one of Europe’s up-and-coming countries when it comes to golf after the success of Matteo Manassero and the Molinari brothers in recent years, so I’m particularly delighted to be opening this new coaching centre at Donnafugata Golf Resort & Spa. The resort has some of the best facilities in Europe and, combined with the great climate that Sicily enjoys, is the ideal venue for players from all over Europe to learn from our expert team of coaches.”

More at: www.donnafugatagolfresort.com