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.
Rosangela Barbosa de Gois – Winner 2017
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
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.
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