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  • 08 Jan 2013 8:54 AM | Anonymous

    2013 PROGRAM : 

    April 5-7, friday to sunday : Spring Cup @ Quito do Lago, Portugal, Algarve
    April 26 , friday : Match against HEC @ La Boulie
    May 25 , friday : Salamander Cup @ Fontainebleau
    October 4-6 , friday to sunday : Channel Cup @ Amsterdam
  • 29 May 2012 3:33 AM | Anonymous

    get the full article at the following link : Peter's reports
  • 05 May 2012 1:49 PM | Anonymous
    get the full article at the following link : Peter's reports
  • 04 Dec 2011 1:41 PM | Anonymous

    Dear friends, 

    Here is revealed our 2012 program : SAVE THE DATES ! 

    details attached (click here : SGS 2012 Programme-4.doc) subject to some changes

    - Coupe du Printemps, Spain, Malaga, Friday/Sunday April 13-15 (Parador del golf and Guadalhorce golf)  -  

    BOOK NOW ! click here

    - Match against HEC, Friday April 20

    - Salamander Cup, Friday May 25, participants match Saturday May 26

    - Channel Cup, East Lothian, Scotland, Friday/Sunday September 28-30 (North Berwick, Gullane and the Glen)

    - Belgium Salamander, Friday June 15th, around Brussels. 

    We hope to see you all this year !

    Le bureau

  • 25 May 2011 2:29 PM | Anonymous

    This year is our 30th Salamander Cup, what an anniversary ! 

    Despite some venues at Saint Cloud or Augerville, the Salamander Cup has traditionnaly been held in Fontainebleau, this year is no exception. 

    There are two reasons why we are welcome in Fontainebleau, first because we are INSEAD and second because we behave. There is nothing more we can do about the first one, so let's focus our efforts on the second point. This will help keep our annual event in Fontainebleau.

    Behaving in golf is called l'Etiquette, on the course and in the club, so please respect the tenue vestimentaire (see golfdefontainebleau website and Peter's note) and don't play slowly : if you have no chance anymore to win stableford points just pick up your ball.

    By the way did you know that l'Etiquette before being a golf behavioral rule was a behavioral rule at the royal court of our beloved king François 1er (hence the french origin of the term, very small contribution of France to the game, before the 2018 Ryder cup of course). As you know we also inherited the salamander emblem of our society and school to our dear king François who also rebuilt the Chateau de Fontainebleau, his favorite royal place. 

    But most of all Golf is about having fun with friends, it's a game before being a sport. The winner is the one who best beats himself (net) or best beats the course (brut). And this year we have a new sponsor for the Net winners, woman and man who will be awarded NikeId shoes, thanks to our dear friend James Jeynes who spontaneously proposed a donation after discovering our new site. 

    For all our other sponsors please have a look to our sponsors page : Tribute to our Sponsors.

    Looking forward to seeing you all on friday !




  • 09 May 2011 6:37 AM | Anonymous
    Severiano Ballesteros is probably the golf champion that should inspire us, recreational golfers, the most - why ? because he was the king of recoveries, the kind of shots we play rounds after rounds ! and guess why he was so good and creative at it ? 
    Because he played golf with passion and accepted all (bad) shots of golf as new challenges, new opportunities to enjoy the game - so should we...

    Thank you Mister Ballesteros, 



    Enjoy the following links :

  • 29 Apr 2011 3:25 PM | Anonymous

    Tournoi du Printemps 2011,   Chateau de La Bégude, Opio-Valbonne Photo albums

     Following a 2010 season where the participants in the Spring Tournament only managed to return from Portugal by means of a grueling 24 hour bus journey, and yet others were prevented from attending the Channel Cup by indolent air traffic controllers, we faced 2011 with not a little trepidation. Fears unfounded – air, rail, and road transportation functioned seamlessly, until that is the last mile, when the sinuous winding road across steep valleys confounded many a GPS. In fact our only no show actually lives two kilometers away – strange things happen in Provence!

    Glorious sunshine greeted our arrival at the La Bastide course Friday noon for the Pairs Competition. The frogs croaked noisily from the nearby pond when the occasional wayward drive arrived in their midst, and the flowering fruit trees provided a colourful backdrop. Even if the condition of the course was disappointing and the bunkers resembled building site sandpits, the hillsides softening in the evening sunlight with the picturesque Chateauneuf-Grasse town surveying us from on high made for a delightful round.

    Following a tasty dinner washed down with a delightful Provençal rosé and a comfortable if short night in the Chateau de La Bégude, we were back of the first tee at St. Donat – some distance away - at 9am on Saturday for the Tournoi du Printemps. The scores testify to the fact the course cannot be classified as easy. No hole bears the slightest similarity to the previous one; up, down, round and about, it was a stern but immensely enjoyable challenge, epitomized by the undulating flight of the numerous woodpeckers. The last hole with two shots over water the most formidable of all, paradoxically leading to even drier mouths with anxiety as whether to ball will make ti across,  but the beers on the clubhouse patio afterwards were all the more quenching for it.

    The Sunday start for the Scrambles on the Opio course was even earlier – shrouded in the matinal mists, (almost) everyone was outside the clubhouse at the appointed hour of 7.45! The sun soon burnt its way through however, revealing the spring flowers peeking happily from the rough. The course meanders alongside a chattering brook which surges from the earth close by the 11th green and loops erratically though wooded countryside, reminiscent of my drives.

    All teams managed honourable scores on or close to par, with the ’73 promotion returning a brilliant card of two under. A flock of coquelet had been sacrificed for a well deserved lunch on the clubhouse terrace, much as we had enjoyed many moons ago after playing in Italy on the Saturday and Sunday. So with the sun still shining, it was reluctantly time to head off – apart from the wise few who had elected to prolong their stay in what must be close to what the Koran defines as Paradise!

    And last but not least, a unanimous vote of thanks to our camarade sponsors for their generosity in donating the prizes :- Françoise Montenay,  Reinold Geiger, Philippe Sevin, & Olivier de La Giraudière. Also to our host Stéphane Coste of Open Golf who in donating a free golfing weekend at La Bégude for the winning pair on Friday (Norma Demol & Diego Massidda), may have to supplement it with some marriage guidance counseling sessions. And not to forget Karl-Georg Mothes, who to mark his return to the Salamander after an absence of at least one decade, brought  along a treasure trove of samples regarding the effects of which we are eagerly awaiting the accounts of personal experiences.


  • 25 Dec 2010 11:14 AM | Anonymous

    At an age when internet is everywhere and communities spread across thanks to social networks like Facebook, our Salamander Golf Society was lagging behind with lots of manual tasks and sweat in the process of organizing our annual Salamander events and making our community "live". Email is no longer the best tool alone ! 

    It was difficult to find a place where we could easily share information, connect with our friends, register to our annual events in a secured environment.

    Here is the purpose of this new SGS Website !

    All our friends are not on facebook ! and Facebook is public whereas our club is a very select and private club, isn't it ?

    I sincerely hope that you will participate and add new subjects on the forum, comment on the new blog posts and of course come to our annual events !

    All of this comes at a price, which is that all reservations and payments will have to be online, secured by Paypal. This should not be an hassle for none of you ! and if this is, we will exceptionnally accept checks with a 10 € additional fee (deterrent enough ?)

    Wish you all the best rounds for 2011 !

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