Portugal AIC: Hole-in-one & Record at Montado

Tee Times Portugal Golf - Portugal Amateur International Championship - Montado Golf Resort

Tee Times Portugal Golf – Portugal Amateur International Championship – Montado Golf Resort

Tee Times Portugal GolfPortugal Amateur International: Hole-in-one & Record, Portugueses on the Top 40 at Montado on the 11th February 2015

Danish Christoffer Bring, only 16 years, signed a hole-in-one to set a new record of the Montado Golf Resort (Lisbon) with 65 strokes, 7 below Par.

Gonçalo Costa and João Girão were the best of the twelve Portuguese who (on Wednesday the 11th) started the 85th edition of Portugal Amateur International Championship on a day that the 16 year old Danish, Christoffer Bring, set a new course record at the Mounted Hotel & Golf Resort in Palmela, Lisbon, in 65 strokes, 7 below Par, for which contributed a hole-in-one on the 18th hole.

Tee Times Portugal Golf - Internacional de Golfe - Portugueses on Top 40 at Montado

Tee Times Portugal Golf – Internacional de Golfe – Portugueses on Top 40 at Montado

João Girão and Gonçalo Costa are the only Portuguese within the top-40 interim, after 54 holes, appearing exactly on the 40th of the ranked group, with 73 strokes, one above the pair, but most other national golfers still have a good chance, although it needs to improve in the next days.

“What is important to note is that, except for João Girão, none of our players started very well, but they could all stay calm and play well in the last holes, to do a minimally acceptable outcome, keeping everything open to the aspirations with this tournament, ” the national selector, Nuno Campino, commented.

A total of 30 players managed to beat the par-72 from the field, proving, once again, the high quality of 120 entries in the main tournament of Portuguese golf for amateurs of high competition.

“It was the best round of my career. I had done turns as well or better in training, but never in tournaments, “elucidated the Dane, who obviously loved the Montado Golf Course: “It is a good course, was a good time, the design is beautiful and I like the tournament, strong, with good players. ”

Montado Golf Course, located in Palmela in the the Lisbon region, is surrounded by famous muscatel vineyards that were planted there more than a century ago. The course unfolds beneath old oaks and younger olive trees, chestnut and pines, planted when the course was first built, whilst around it wind creeks and natural lakes.

Some holes are unforgettable. Hole number 5, a Par 4 with a dogleg to the left, demands a good drive in which the second shot is played onto a wide green protected by water. Another hole of great scenic beauty is number 13, a Par 4 that provides a great view over Palmela Castle and an excellent opportunity for a birdie. On this course the golfer is almost always offered two choices for playing the holes. The riskier option implies heavy penalties if the shot is not accurately hit.

Source: fpg.pt

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Tee Times Portugal Holidays: Pirates and Corsairs Festival

Tee Times Portugal Holidays - Pirates and Corsairs Festival - Albufeira Marina

Tee Times Portugal Holidays – Pirates and Corsairs Festival – Albufeira Marina

Tee Times Portugal Holidays: Pirates and Corsairs Festival, Albufeira Marina, Albufeira, AlgarvePortugal, 11th – 13th July 2014

This festival, which is being held in the Albufeira Marina, will over 2 fun-filled and exciting days be exploring the lives of Pirates, Corsairs, and Sailors in the year 1644. Offering an insight and entertainment for the whole family, while demonstrating the history of the Algarve, the Sea and Navigation through Choreographed Re-enactments, Shows, Fairs, displays of Historical Skills and demonstrations of Medieval Weapons. Bringing alive the Algarve of the 17th Century. This event will be professionally managed, offering the reassurance of a safe and enjoyable festival.

The Algarve offers many ideal locations for a holiday, among this fine selection is Albufeira. Centrally located on the coast, this town is a very popular holiday destination in Portugal. For beach-lovers there are many choices, in and around this thriving holiday resort. Thrill-seekers might enjoy the Parasailing and Jet Skiing on offer. The old town of Albufeira offers a labyrinth of cobbled streets, lined with shops, restaurants and bars that lead onto the main square, Largo Duarte Pacheco, where street-entertainers regularly entertain the crowds. For lovers of the nightlife there is the area know as ‘The Strip’, near the Oura beach, offering an endless selection of bars and nightclubs.

Tee Times Tour Operator offers a great selection of holiday accommodation on the central Algarve. This includes Grande Hotel at SalgadosReal Bellavista Hotel & SpaVila das Lagoas and more.

The wide-range of exciting golf courses on the Algarve, accessible from Albufeira, include Balaia Par 3, SalgadosOceanico Golf Courses and many more.

With Albufeira offering so many things to do and places to go, it is easy to understand why this very popular holiday destination is known as the tourist capital of the Algarve.

By Richard FM Conlon

Tee Times Portugal Holidays: Superbike Championship

Tee Times Portugal Holidays - Superbike World Championship Portimão 2014

Tee Times Portugal Holidays – Superbike World Championship Portimão 2014 – Portimão, Algarve – Portugal

Tee Times Portugal Holidays: Superbike FIM World Championship at Portimão, AlgarvePortugal from 4th to 6th July ’14

This high-powered 2-wheel event is taking place at the spectacular Algarve International Circuit (Autodromo Internacional do Algarve) in Portimão.

The venue, with a undulating layout which has been described one of the world’s most challenging and exhilarating, has established itself as a firm favourite amongst both fans and riders.

The Superbike World Championship, founded in 1988, has a season that consists of a series of rounds that have two races. Results of each race are combined to determine two annual world championships, one between the riders and one between the bike manufacturers. The only motorbikes used in this championship are tuned versions of bikes available for sale to the public. The participating manufacturers include BMW, Ducati, Honda, Kawasaki and Suzuki. This championship is regulated by FIM, the international governing body of motorcycle racing.

Tee Times Portugal Holidays - Superbike World Championship - Portugal 2014

Tee Times Portugal Holidays – Superbike World Championship – Portugal 2014

The Algarve is the most popular tourist destination in Portugal, and also one of the most popular in Europe. At roughly 150 kilometres long, the Algarve offers many choices of where to stay, places to visit and things to do.

Choosing the correct accommodation, in the right setting, is essential for an enjoyable holiday. Tee Times Tour Operator, with customer satisfaction and business integrity as its core priorities, is here to offer support as holiday destinations are considered and holidays booked.

Amongst the fine selection of accommodation on the Algarve that Tee Times T. O. recommends there is CS Morgado Golf HotelPenina Hotel Golf & ResortTivoli Marina Portimao and more.

The Algarve also has some of Europe’s top golf courses. With so many choices to consider, Golfers can call upon the knowledge and insight of Tee Times Golf Agency when considering the golf courses. These recommendations include Alamos, GramachoMorgado, Penina Championship, Penina Resort and many more.

By Richard FM Conlon

For a further insight into the Algarve, as described by Tee Times T. O., please refer to Sightseeing.