As has become the tradition over the years, the New Year Tour that I host will be based in Vilamoura. We will again stay at the excellent Tivoli Marina Hotel, which is not only high on quality, but ideally located for the restaurants and shops on the Marina front. With regards to the golf, for this years’ tour we will play all five of the newly named Dom Pedro course, Laguna, Millennium, Pinhal, Victoria and the Old course. With all of our events, we do our utmost to ensure that we have good quality accommodation an exciting and interesting golf courses to play. But we also put a huge emphasis on the social side of the tour and aim to ensure that everyone feels ‘part of the family’. We dine, drink, smile and laugh together and collectively enjoy what should be a fine social week of golf. Throughout the Tour, there will also be the opportunity for some informal golf lessons. Simply let me know if you would like some tuition and if so, clinics will be arranged accordingly. As with last year, we have two New Year tours, Barney being based at the Dona Filipa Resort, whilst I host the Vilamoura tour.