10th Portugal Masters – Day One


Portugal Masters in Vilamoura

Melo Gouveia

Ricardo Melo Gouveia a solid 12th. Marc Warren leads.

Portuguese nr. 1 is the only of eight Portuguese players in the Portugal Masters en route to make the cut. João Ramos also had a great performance – one below Oceanico’s Victoria par and is also close. Scottish Marc Warren leads with a round where he scored 8 below par.

Ricardo Melo Gouveia made Thursday his best round ever in Portugal Masters in five appearances in the most important Portuguese golf tournament, with a 2 million prize money, and finished the first day in 12th place, tied with nine players, including two Grand Slam tournaments champions, the Scot Paul Lawrie and Irish Padraig Harrington.

 The Portuguese,161st the world ranking completed the first round in 66 strokes, 5 under the par Victoria Golf Club in Vilamoura. In the first 18 holes, he converted five birdies in 5 holes (par-5), 11 (Par-4), 12 (par-5), 15 (Par-4) and 17 (par-5).

The ACP Golf pro is the only one of eight Portuguese in the provisional cut, but João Ramos, making his debut in the Portugal Masters, in a course where he had never played before, beat the par-71 of the late Arnold Palmer designed golf course, with a score of 70 (-1).

The other Portuguese players are classified as follows: 107th Pedro Figueiredo (+2) and Hugo Santos (+2), 115 th Tomás Silva (+3) and Pedro Lencart (+3), 121st João Carlota (+4) e 124 th Tiago Cruz (+ 5).

The European Men’s Club Trophy 2016 in Aroeira this weekend. Oporto Golf Club.


Oporto Golf Club

Oporto Golf Club

The Oporto Golf Club (OGC) will present a very young team to participate in the next three days at the UEFA European club teams challenge, a golf equivalent to the UEFA Champions League, organised by the European Golf Association (EGA).

Afonso Girão, 19, last year’s under-18 Portuguese national champion and the best amateur in the recent Solverde National PGA Championship, is the only experienced playor of Espinho based team, coached by Eduardo Maganinho and captained by Miguel Montenegro. He is joined by Vasco Alves was national champion sub-16 last year and João Pedro Maganinho was national runner-up sub-14 in 2015.

Tiago Rodrigues became professional just two months ago, having competed the American college circuit, and the transfer of João Girão to the same championship in the United States three months ago, seriously embezzled the OGC, which this year won the Solverde Club National Championship.

It is not expected the Portuguese side to repeat the triumph of Vilamoura Golf Club in 2013, when the tournament was played at Aroeira Country Club.

And it is exactly in this county resort located near Almada that the champions from 23 countries will play, in a tournament co-hosted by the Portuguese Golf Federation, which had this week to deploy efforts given its presence also in Portugal Masters in the Algarve.

From this European elite gentlemen’s clubs, we highlight the five-time winners of Racing Club de France La Boulie, which seek to revalidate the title and make it a sextuple three weeks after their women’s team have got the “hat-trick” in Bulgaria.

Portugal Masters, Peter Adams: Ten successful years

As the Portugal Masters approaches its tenth birthday in Oceanico Victoria

At the Oceânico Victoria Golf Course from October 20-23, Portugal Masters, the event naturally makes an impression on the fans witnessing the action, as well as the wider economic impact that extends beyond the fairways.

Portugal Masters Peter Adams

Peter Adams. Oceanico Victoria

In 2007, the Portugal Masters became a reality, the first prime golf tournament in the Algarve taking place courtesy of the ambition of the Portuguese Golf Federation, the Tourism Board and the European Tour, building from its beginning as a follow-on from the World Cup of Golf into an event bringing in valuable revenue for the local economy.

Peter Adams, Portugal Masters Championship Director presents the Portugal Masters as an event “largely supported by The Tourism Board since its inception in 2007, so for us at the European Tour the economic value it brings to Portugal, and the local communities in the Algarve, is a critical element in determining the success of the event”.

Ten years on, more than 290,000 golf fans have visited the Algarve, with fans from the UK and Ireland accounting for 24 per cent of the total economic impact of the event in 2015.