Stowe Mountain Resort,Thousands of readers have made their choice and selected the ‘Top 125 Golf Resorts’ from around the world, in the 15th Annual Conde Nast Traveler Reader’s Poll. From St Andrews to Scottsdale the regional winners are in and Stowe Mountain Resort was named #1 Golf Resort in the Northern United States.Stowe’s designation as Northern America’s superlative golf resort is the result of recently opened Stowe Mountain Lodge and Golf Club. The 312-room luxury hotel and spa located mountainside in Stowe, Vermont, sits adjacent to a truly unique mountain golf course created by renowned course designer Bob Cupp. The 18-hole, par 72 ‘wilderness’ course winds dramatically along the lower reaches of Mount Mansfield and Spruce Peak to an elevation of more than 1800 feet. The resort course is available to Stowe Mountain Club members, as well as guests of Stowe Mountain Lodge. Stowe Mountain Club is a four-season private club with unprecedented golf, alpine and spa facilities located at Spruce Peak at Stowe, Vermont’s newest luxury resort and residential community.Stowe’s newest mountainside amenities and golf course are the perfect complement to the classic Stowe Country Club. Founded in the 1952, the public country club boasts beautiful undulating fairways and manicured greens. Occupying what was a turn of the century dairy farm, the course provides 360 degree views of New England’s most celebrated resort town and the surrounding Green Mountains.More about Golf at Stowe Mountain Resort – Stowe Mountain Resort is the first in Vermont to achieve Audubon ‘Signature Sanctuary’ Golf Course Certification from Audubon International. Boasting two of New England’s finest courses both on and off the mountain, Stowe’s long temperate summer days, quintessential beauty and unequaled hospitality, give guests the opportunity to create memories to cherish. Additional accolades earned by the new Stowe Mountain Golf Club include; Golf Magazine’s ‘Top Ten New Golf Courses,’ ‘Top 50 Courses for Women’ and ‘Best Course in Vermont’ by Golfweek. For complete information online visit http://summer.stowe.com/golf/(link is external). Source: Stowe Mountain Resort. 4.26.2011
Perhaps the biggest esports company in the world, ESL has announced that paysafecard will be a global sponsor for the entirety of 2018. A market leader in prepaid payment solutions, paysafecard is now a Global Payment Platform Partner for every single ESL event – as well as its CS:GO Pro League circuits, National Championships, and ESL Arenas.Paysafecard will be integrated as a payment method to the ESL Shop, ESEA, and ESL Play, though it’s definitely not new to the esports industry – first entering the scene in 2014. Discussing this major partnership, Udo Müeller, CEO of the payment provider, exampled that paysafecard takes “pride in supporting ESL as one of its main sponsors and contributing to the further development of this truly worldwide league of digital fun and entertainment.”“For us at paysafecard, this sponsorship opens the path towards becoming the main sponsor of the league and with that extending the brand’s reach to additional global target groups of more than 180 million esports enthusiasts,” Müeller continued.The CEO of ESL, Ralf Reichert, also chimed in on the deal: “paysafecard is one of the partners that really grew with us and the esports industry throughout the years, and we’re very proud to welcome them on board on a global level. It’s one of the most innovative brands that puts the community first with quality activations that engage fans on all levels, and we’re excited to see what they have in store.”This key partnership will also allow paysafecard to produce and delivery on three community projects, made with esports in mind. There will be a “paysafe Hall of Fame” which acknowledges popular and esteemed figures who’ve had a fruitful careers in esports, “paysafecard Beat the Legends” which allows fans to take on professional gamers and popular figures within the scene, and “paysafecard Ultimate Experience” will allows fans to compete for a package that takes them to one of ESL’s bigger esports events.Esports Insider says: It’s encouraging to see paysafecard not only extend its foray into esports, but for it to keep pushing to deliver exciting opportunities for both professional players and fans with the paysafe Hall of Fame. Make no mistake, this is great news for ESL too.
Former Chelsea and West Bromwich Albion boss Roberto Di Matteo has been appointed as the new manager of German club Schalke.The Italian, 44, succeeds Jens Keller following the Bundesliga club’s inconsistent start to the season.Schalke are 11th in the league with eight points from seven games, having won just twice.They are third in their Champions League group after two draws, including holding Chelsea 1-1 at Stamford Bridge.Di Matteo is set to face his former club when the two teams play the reverse fixture in Germany on 25 November.Roberto Di Matteo’s managerial recordMilton Keynes Dons 2008-09 52 games – 27 wins, 11 draws and 14 defeatsWest Brom 2009-1183 games – 40 wins, 19 draws and 24 defeatsChelsea 201242 games – 24 wins, 9 draws and 9 defeats Keller had been in charge of Schalke since December 2012, and after being knocked out of the German Cup by third tier SG Dynamo Dresden earlier this season, his last game was a 2-1 defeat by Hoffenheim last Saturday.”With the change in coach we want to give a new impulse,” said Schalke sports director Horst Heldt in a statement.”We are absolutely convinced that Roberto Di Matteo can stabilise the team so as to reach its Bundesliga and Champions League goals.”We are missing the necessary consistency to meet our targets. This is why we took this step.”The performance of the team in the past few weeks has fluctuated.” This is Di Matteo’s first job since being dismissed by Chelsea in November 2012.He had taken over as caretaker Chelsea manager from Andre Villas-Boas in March 2012 and led the Blues to the Champions League title and FA Cup trophy that season.His success earned him a permanent deal but when he struggled in the following campaign his reign was brought to an end.