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Meet Chuck Cook

The year’s first Mediterranean Golf Cruise sets sail tomorrow (with the second departure set for October 2)! And the Friendly Planet Travel office is abuzz with excitement for our cruisers.
As you know, Friendly Planeteers who choose to partake in the cruise’s golf programs will enjoy 10 days of the Chuck Cook Golf golf school. Programs include group lessons, personal instruction, a seminar led by Cook, and opportunities to play onshore in Spain and Italy.
Cook is an internationally renowned golf guru, and was recently named one of America’s 50 greatest golf teachers by Golf Digest Magazine.
In 1980, Cook started out as a range assistant in the earliest stages of the Golf Digest Schools, helping such teachers as Davis Love Jr., Bob Toski, and Jim Flick. Cook teaching career includes teaching five major-championship winners: Tom Kite, Corey Pavin, Payne Stewart, Bill Rogers, and Mark Brooks.
In 1996, Cook was named PGA America Teacher of the Year. He has worked with over 100 professionals, and numerous amateur champions of all ages. And now, he’s working with our Friendly Planeteers!
Bon voyage, duffers! Here’s to fabulous times and lower handicaps!

Attention golfers: Tee up for the Mediterranean Golf Cruise with Chuck Cook

Here at Friendly Planet Travel, we’re in the business of making people happy. And now, every duffer’s dream has just come true. Vacationers aboard our Mediterranean Golf Cruise, now have the opportunity to lower their handicap on ship and on the green with lessons from internationally renowned golf guru Chuck Cook.
The 10-day cruise aboard the MSC Sinfonia includes stops at ports of call in Italy, Spain, Monaco, and Tunisia, as well as all airfare, fuel surcharges, great hotels, transfers, many meals, touring, and more for $2,099. May’s Golf Cruise is booked solid, but spots are still available for 2009’s last departure date in October.
And while you’re experiencing the marvels of the Mediterranean, you can cruise to a better golf game, too, under the expert guidance of Chuck Cook. The championship teacher will be conducting personal and group lessons on deck and on courses in Italy and Spain, capped with a nine-hole game at Golf Club Naples. Cook’s lessons are open to golfers of all experience levels, and you can sign up anytime onboard the ship.
The MSC Sinfonia embarks from Florence, Italy and docks at a new city each day, including Montecarlo, Monaco; Valencia and Ibiza, Spain; Tunis and La Goulette, Tunisia; and Catania and Naples, Italy, while it circles the Mediterranean Sea, ending back at Florence on the ninth day.
On their last night of the trip, vacationers enjoy deluxe hotel accommodations in Florence, located ideally within a short distance of many of the city’s major attractions, as well as the best shopping and dining in the "birthplace of the Renaissance."
In true Friendly Planet Travel style, the low $2,099 price includes all ports of call, airfare, fuel surcharges, great hotels, transfers, some meals, touring, and more. Book by May 27th to enjoy savings of up to $600 per couple included in the deal price. And there are no extra fees or surcharges if you choose to pay by credit card.
Once you book, choose from three superb golfing packages, starting at $434. Not sure which package is right for you and your travel mates? Talk it over and book right up to the last minute onboard the MSC Sinfonia.
This cruise was created with golfers in mind. But of course, you don’t have to be a golf pro to have fun aboard the MSC Sinfonia. As always, this cruise was designed with all the Friendly Planet Travel features our vacationers expect, without compromise. Where else could you cruise through some of the most magnificent waters in the world while working on your slice in the morning, and dining on delectable paella in a town like Valencia in the afternoon?
For more information, take a look at the Mediterranean Golf Cruise page on our Web site, or drop us a line.