Tom Lehman sounds a warning to MCB Tour Championship hopefuls

Tom Lehman has just ensured that there will be some sleepless nights among his challengers for the MCB Tour Championship next month as they strive to discover a way of overcoming him.

Lehman wins Charles Schwab Cup Championship

Tom Lehman

Tom Lehman

On his first visit to Mauritius a year ago, Lehman emerged victorious on the Legend course at the Constance Belle Mare Plage and he will arrive back on the island in arguably the best form of his life after destroying a quality field in the USPGA Champions Tour finale, the Charles Schwab Cup Championship, this weekend.

The tournament, just held on 1-4 November 2012 at the Desert Mountain Club in Scottsdale, is the American equivalent of the MCB Tour Championship.

The 53 year old Lehman left the likes of Fred Couples, Bernhard Langer, Jay Haas, Fred Funk, David Frost and Corey Pavin chasing his shadow with a final round five-under-par 65 that left him with a six-stroke advantage at the close.

The $440,000 that Lehman picked up for a thoroughly clinical performance secured his place at the top of the Champions Tour order-of-merit for the second year in succession, making him the first player in the Tour’s history to achieve the feat.

Englishman Roger Chapman, winner of two Senior Majors this year, finished a highly creditable fourth in the season’s rankings after a disappointing final day at Scottsdale.

But it was Lehman who occupied centre stage in the latter part of the tournament. He trailed on the first 2 days after his rounds of 68 and 62 were eclipsed by the 66 and 60 of Jay Haas. But the man from Minnesota began to exert his authority in round 3 with a 63 and started the last day a shot ahead of Couples and two in front of Haas.

That was as close as anyone got to Lehman in the final round as he strode majestically to victory.

In the process, he served notice of intent to anyone good enough or brave enough to take him on in Mauritius. Now there’s an invitation.

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Constance Memories photo competition winners

We want to say a huge thank you to everyone who entered our Constance Memories photo competition on Facebook recently.

Photo by Tesuo Isazawa, Constance Moofushi

Photo by Tesuo Isazawa, Constance Moofushi

Over the coming weeks we’ll be publishing more of the stories behind the thousands of stunning photographs we received from the Constance community.

Take a look at our album on Facebook to see all the photos entered: Constance Memories winners album.

And in case you missed the announcement of the winners, here they are:

Best 3 photos of the last decade

  • Marek Kluzniak
  • Angel Gomila
  • Nicole Petsa

Winners of each category

Photo by Sven Goelles, Constance Belle Mare Plage

Photo by Sven Goelles, Constance Belle Mare Plage

Winner of Design & Architecture:
Sven Goelles

Winner of Family:
Fabrice Tourres

Winner of Food, drink and entertainment:
Charbel Bou Serhal

Winner of Spa & Sports:
Juan Pablo Dominguez

Winner of Staff/Behind the scenes:
Stacey Dwyer

Winner of Weddings & Honeymoons:
Tesuo Isazawa

Photo by Juan Pablo Dominguez, Constance Moofushi

Photo by Juan Pablo Dominguez, Constance Moofushi

Winner of Beach, Nature & Wildlife:
Jorn Moraal

Winner of Excursions:
Ralf Grosseboerger

Winner of prize draw:
Laura Paterson

Visit us on Facebook

Visit our Facebook page to see all the photos – Constance Memories winners album.

We’ll be running more competitions in the near future – watch this space.

And in the meantime, keep posting your Constance holiday photos on Facebook or through Twitter – we love seeing them and reading your comments about your holidays with us.

 

Competition: Play our golf game and win a bottle of wine

Play our new golf game on Facebook and you could win a bottle of Art de Vignes wine, specially selected by Constance.

Golf at Constance Hotels & Resorts

Golf game on Facebook

We’re counting down to the European Senior Tour MCB Championships in December hosted at the Constance Legend Golf Course in Mauritius.

On Monday each week for the next 5 weeks we’ll post a fun golf challenge on our Facebook page.

Week 1 – Let’s play

This week, we’re kicking off at the 9th Hole of the Constance Legend Golf Course. It’s a blind shot with 80m to the flag, and the wind is coming from the right. How would you play it?

Visit our Facebook page to enter the competition, watch a video sequence of the shot played at the course, and select which option you think is the right one.

Come back on Friday 9 November to watch a Constance Pro play all the options and see if you won.

Those who state correctly which shot gets closest to the flag will be entered into a prize draw to win a bottle of Art de Vignes wine, with the winner announced on Friday.

Visit Facebook to get started

Go to our Facebook page to get started on our new golf game set at the Legend Golf Course, Mauritius.

Golf: David Frost warms up with a win

South African David Frost warmed up for this year’s MCB Tour Championship at
Constance Belle Mare Plage in December with a victory on the USPGA Champions
Tour last weekend.

David Frost, golfer

David Frost

Frost came from 6 strokes off the pace on the final day of the AT&T Championship in San Antonio, Texas, to finish level with Bernhard Langer at the head of the
leaderboard.

He then outgunned the German at the second hole of the play-off to score a birdie that earned him the $277,000 first prize.

Frost, winner of the 2010 Mauritius Commercial Bank Open and runner-up in last year’s MCB Tour Championship, was not the only Mauritius-bound player on the
leaderboard.

Welshman Mark Mouland, twice a winner of the original Mauritius Open, stormed into the top 10 on the final day with a five-under-par 67 to share seventh place with
defending MCB Tour champion Tom Lehman.

Double Major winner Roger Chapman never got going and closed with a four-over-
par total of 220.

The action has moved to Scottsdale, Arizona, for the final tournament of the year,
the Charles Schwab Cup Championship, 1-4 November.

How to take underwater photographs at Constance Moofushi

Constance Moofushi is located on the stunning South Ari Atoll in the Maldives, and regarded as one of the best diving spots in the world.

Diving at Constance Moofushi, Maldives

Diving at Constance Moofushi, Maldives

This divers’ paradise has a spectacular house reef with migratory ocean species such as mantas, whale sharks, dolphins and sea eagles as well as stingrays, sea cucumbers, lionfish, snappers eels, and table corals as large as 3 feet.

And now, you can learn to photograph this incredible underwater world with our underwater digital photography course.

When you visit Moofushi, enrol at our Bluetribe Dive Centre and pick up quick and easy tips that will transform your underwater photography and wow your friends and family back home.

The course includes:

  • 2 short theory sessions
  • 2  photo editing sessions
  • 2 scuba dives or snorkel dives.

And if you don’t have your own camera, you can rent one at the dive centre.

Find out more about diving at Constance Moofushi from our website.

 

Feel good factor with Constance hotels

While we’re all looking for something a little different from our luxury holidays most would agree a good dose of pampering is key.

Spa treatments at Constance Hotels

Spa treatments at Constance

That’s why at our 7 hotels and resorts we offer a fully equipped spa and practitioners who have travelled the world to bring back the very latest treatments.

From our own Spa de Constance to the renowned Sisley, Shiseido, Valmont, Ila and Brice Nicham, here are some of our favourite treatments on the Constance spa menus.

1. Shiseido’s Japanese Beauty Paradise

This 2-hour treatment was created by skin-care specialist Shiseido exclusively for the spa at Constance Belle Mare Plage. It begins with a Japanese foot ritual, a back scrub and massage and finishes with a 75 minute Qi facial treatment. Pure bliss.

2. Top to Toe Traveller’s Massage

Offered at the Spa de Constance, Constance Ephelia, this restorative full body massage is designed to combat the effects of jet lag, fatigue and stress leaving you free to enjoy the rest of your holiday relaxed and refreshed.

3. Brice’s Pedicure

Brice Nicham at Constance Le Prince Maurice

Brice Nicham pedicures

Brice Nicham is a world-renowned podiatrist who brings his expertise to the Sisley spa at Constance Le Prince Maurice. His pedicure embraces medical issues such as corns and calluses, as well as beauty and well-being by combining treatment, pampering and massage. Certain to put a spring in your step.

4. Golfer’s Tonic

This stimulating massage aids relaxation and prepares the muscles used in golf to help prevent strains or injuries. By improving suppleness it reduces the risk of inflammation before or after your round. Available at Belle Mare Plage, Le Prince Maurice and Lemuria.

5. Wrinkle Lifting Facial

Offered at the Shiseido spas at Lemuria, Belle Mare Plage and Ephelia this treatment gives skin supple resilience by massaging special anti-ageing lotions and vitamin E capsules into the skin before wrapping the face in a Japanese mask of moisture.

6. Sisley’s Men’s Facial

Available at the Sisley Spa at Le Prince Maurice this facial has been designed by the French skin-care specialist specifically for men. It is a Phyto-Aromatic treatment which leaves the skin well hydrated and toned.

7. Valmont After Diving Treatment

The space at the Treatment Pavilion, Constance Halaveli Resort is enough to induce calm serenity  thanks to its beautiful setting on stilts over the ocean. It makes the perfect place for divers to rejuvenate their skin. This is a 45-minute treatment featuring hydrating masks and massage.

8. Honeymoon Delight

Spa at Constance Moofushi Resort

Spa at Constance Moofushi Resort

Offered at all the Spa de Constance resorts, including Constance Moofushi, this is a sensual, romantic treatment for you and your partner. An intimate, synchronised massage set to relaxing music, it takes place in the secluded couples’ rooms and ends with a glass of champagne. A perfect honeymoon treat.

9. Tropical Stone Detox

This package available from Spa de Constance is a treat for your skin. Starting with a green clay wrap and a facial detox it also features a relaxing scalp massage and hot stones.

10. Outdoor massage

The ultimate in tranquil relaxation, a massage in a secluded spot on the beach with the sun setting and the sound of waves lapping against the shore. This luxurious treatment is available at several of our Spa de Constance but it is a speciality at the Lodge Tsarabanjina as part of its outdoor spa.