Foral Cup Tournament, & BBQ at Chez Carlos Rest.

The Venue was the Vale do Lobo Royal golf course, on Saturday 8th July, with a field of 20 golfers competing for the second biggest trophy in the Chez Carlos Golf Society calendar, which is played for on an annual basis, the Foral Cup.
The trophy was donated and the prizes sponsored by our friend and Society member, Tracey McCall.

Foral Cup Winner 2016

Rosangela Barbosa de Gois – Winner 2017

Trophy Foral Cup

Trophy Foral Cup

The weather was hot and sunny and the Royal golf course was in splendid condition. The fairways were good and the greens were true and running moderate to quick. The competition was hot and some good scores were on the cards. There were 2 nearest the pin prizes, the first at the 7th hole, a lovely par 3 125mt over a small lake was won by John Gibson and the second at the 9th hole again 100mt shot over the water was won by Andy Robinson. The ‘Longest Drive’ on the 17th hole an uphill fairway was won by our youngest player, Stuart Graham, with was a fantastic shot, about 240 mt center of the fairway.

Andy Robinson - Second Classified

Andy Robinson – Second Classified

Tony Roberts - Third Classified

Tony Roberts – Third Classified

In the main prizes, 3rd and 4th places were decided by countback with Tony Roberts winning over Tom Taylor by a better back 9 on 33 points. Second place was a wonderful steady handicap score of 36 points by Andy Robinson, playing off a handicap of 4. But the day belonged to Rosangela Gois who stormed the field to take the Foral Cup Trophy with a wonderful 38 points. Well done Rosangela.

Award Delivery
Award delivery

Award Delivery

Afterwards, there was a wonderful social dinner and prize giving event at the Chez Carlos restaurant where everyone had a great time, not least Rosangela, who accepted the trophy with huge delight. Well done to Tracey McCall and to the Chez Carlos Golf Society. Same again next year please.

Group of players Foral Cup 2017

Group of players Foral Cup 2017

Monte Rei Golf & Country Club celebrates 10th anniversary

Monte Rei Golf & Country Club

Monte Rei Golf & Country Club

To celebrate its tenth anniversary, the Monte Rei golf resort, located in the Eastern Algarve, has organized a special event calendar featuring themed dinners and golf tournaments from 22 July to 12 August. The date marks also the beginning of a new phase of growth of the golf resort. In the year it celebrates a decade, Monte Rei Golf & Country Club has growth projects, such as the construction of 40 new apartments next to the Clubhouse, already started, and for next year is scheduled to begin construction of the second Jack Nicklaus golf course – Monte Rei south – and the start of the projected hotel and beach club.One of the Monte Rei golf resort’s birthday events, which has already proved successful the previous year, is the “Guest Chef” dinners at Vistas, the resort’s main restaurant, with host chef Albano Lourenço inviting three Chefs with Michelin Star to join him in the kitchen: Vitor Matos (Antiqvvm, Porto) on July 22, Jordi Esteve (Nectari, Barcelona) on the 29th and Henrique Sá Pessoa (Alma and Tapisco, Lisbon) on 11th and 12th August. For its part, the Varanda restaurant will host theme dinners: Algarvian Nights on July 30th and August 6th and Indian Nights on August 3rd and 10th.On August 1st and 10th, two different golf tournaments take place: the first with individual stableford format and the second with scramble texas. With regard to the celebrations, Salvador Lucena, general director of Monte Rei Golf & Country Club, comments: “This year Monte Rei celebrates a decade of success, recognition and new projects, so we would like to share this moment with all those who Contributed to our development. To mark this special date, we have prepared a calendar of events that highlights our valences at golf and gastronomy and that will take place over three weeks.”

Enjoy Monte Rei golf resort experience with this Add Values:
– Free Shared Buggy
– Free Driving Range – 1 hour before play
– No pairing up of players
– Monte Rei bag tag
12 minutes interval Tee Times
and some special offers, including Twilight green fee , Golf and Tapas , or Golf and Degustation dinner.

Golf in Portugal and Portuguese Golfers, at European level

Vitor Lopes

Vitor Lopes

Vilamoura golf club, Miramar, and Oporto golf club, at 30th European Amateur Championship.

Vilamoura golf club player, Vitor Lopes, hcp +2

Miramar Golf Club player, Peter Lencart, hcp +1.8

Oporto golf club player, João Girão, hcp +1.6

A year after he won The Junior Open Championship, the most accredited European amateur tournament for under-16, Pedro Lencart played for the first time the prestigious Individual men’s European Amateur and showed that, at 17 years, is ready to compete with the best.

Among 144 players of the European elite, national amateur champion, not only passed the cut at the end of the third day – something only achieved by 64 players – as still took the luxury of complete the race in the top-40, after having included the top-20 at the end of the second of four rounds of competition.

Pedro Lencart was 39th (tied), 283 shots, 5 under Par after rounds of 71, 68, 73 and 71. In the difficult golf course of the Walton Heath Golf Club in England, which has played host to a Ryder Cup and for 12 consecutive years welcomes European qualifications of the US Open, the Portugal national team player stamped three rounds under Par in four possible.

«It was a positive week for me and I felt good on the golf Course. The first two days were very important for me because I was able to get in a good position inside the cut. It is always important to pass the cut, however, I feel that I could do better ‘, said the Press Office of the FPG, after a last round, where he scored 1 eagle, 2 birdies and 3 bogeys.

«The golf course is considered one of the best in England, has tight fairways and tough roughs, making the tee shots fundamental to make a good result», he added.

The other two Portuguese who went to England, Vítor Lopes, from Vilamoura golf club and João Girão from Oporto golf club, played for the third consecutive season the European Amateur Championship, but hasn’t been this time yet which they passed the cut, but Vitor Lopes had a third round of high level, scoring (-5) 67 shots.

Their results were as follows:

Vítor Lopes: 217 (74 + 76 + 67), +1;

John Girão: 223 (77 + 75 + 71), +7.

Nelson Ribeiro, national selector who accompanied the players to the European Championship made a brief analysis to the national provision:

«Victor Lopes, in 54 holes played, made 3 putts on 13 greens, and 4 putted 1 green. John Girão, in 54 holes he played, only made 19 fairways in regulation at 45 possible. Pedro Lencart, despite being the only one to pass the cut in 72 holes he played, made 3 putts in 5 greens. In such a competitve enviroment as the European Championship, does consecutive errors have a high price when you want to have a good rank. Players were able to identify a pattern of error in their game, what defines a way to guide the practice of assertively».

The 30th edition of the European Amateur Championship was won by Englishman Alfie Plant (72 + 68 + 66+67), who tied with the Italians Lorenzo Scalise (64 + 65 + 69 + 75) and Luca Cianchetti (70 + 67 + 67 + 69), last year’s champion, with 273 shots, 15 under Par. In the play-off, Cianchetti was eliminated on the first hole and the second Plant, the 64th-ranked amateur in the world rankings, made 1 birdie to beat Scalise and crowned European amateur champion.