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Algarve Golf News March 2015

Sun, 1st Mar 2015
For the second year running the much loved European Tour event of the Madeira Open was effected by bad weather. Last year they managed to play 36 holes but this year it was completely cancelled after playing only managing just the first 18. The good news is that the event has now been re-scheduled to take place from July 30th to August 2nd. During this Spring leading central Algarve courses, in particular the Vilamoura area, are now heavily booked. Players in groups seeking the most agreeable tee times will find limited availability on the main courses. Smaller groups of players are recommended to make their enquiries but due to the situation the tee times may not always be to their personal preference. As from the month of May through to the end of September, most courses are offering a special discount rate for '2 Players Buggy' Package. The exceptions are as follows: the Pinheiros Altos and Vale do Lobo courses with the offer only commencing 1st of June. The Oceanico courses offer a special Summer Special rate from June to September. All these special discount rates are obtainable through our Booking Department.

Golfers in the News March 2015

Sun, 1st Mar 2015
Trevor Fisher Jnr. - (South Africa) Africa Open Championship East London - South Africa - 5th to 8th March, 2015 With only 46 participations on the Tour, Trevor Fisher Jnr. claimed his first win with a 5 stroke lead over the following field. Englishman Matt Ford lay second and three further strokes behind was Spain's Eduardo de la Riva and his fellow countryman Jorge Campillo. Joining them was Marten Orum Madsen from Denmark. This win placed him 159 in the World Rankings and 23 in the Race to Dubai.
Sun, 1st Mar 2015
Dustin Johnson - (USA) WGC - Cadillac Championship Florida - USA - 5th to 8th March, 2015 After six months off, Dustin Johnson returned with hard fought win by one stroke over fellow Americans J.B. Holmes and with only one stroke behind him was Bubba Watson. This was Dustin Johnson second win on the Tour after 49 attempts. He moved to 9th position in the World Rankings.
Sun, 1st Mar 2015
George Coetzee - (South Africa) Tshwane Open Pretoria - South Africa - 12th to 15th March, 2015 George Coetzee claimed his 2nd victory on Tour beating fellow South African Jacques Blaauw by one stroke. A further three strokes behind were two more South Africans, Dean Burmester and Tjaat Van Der Walt, plus Craig Lee from Scotland. This win placed George Coetzee in 69 position on the World Rankings and 15th in the Race to Dubai.
Sun, 1st Mar 2015
So Yeon Ryu Ko - (Korea) World Ladies Championship Blackstone - USA - 12th to 15th March, 2015 Against a formidable field the South Korean claimed her 13th professional win leading by one stroke from fellow South Korean, Inbee Park. Two stokes behind were Norway's Suzann Petterson and China's Xiyu Lin. On the LPGA Tour So Yeon Ryu Ko then moved into the 16th position.
Sun, 1st Mar 2015
Richie Ramsey - (Scotland) Trophee Hassan II Agadir - Morocco - 26th to 29th March, 2015 This was the 135 victory by a Scot on the Tour when Richie Ramsey captured his third European Tour win by one stroke from Frenchman Romain Wattel. This was after dropping 4 strokes over two holes. Only one stroke further behind was a field of 6 other players. Richie Ramsey moved to 77th in the World Rankings and 26th in the Race to Dubai.
Sun, 1st Mar 2015
Gwladys Nocera - (France) Lalla Meryem Cup Agadir - Morocco - 26th to 29th March, 2015 French golfer Gwladys Nocera gained her 14th grand professional win by 2 stokes over Spanish Nicole Garcia, and England's Melissa Reid and Felicity Johnson. With this victory Gwladys moved into first place on the Ladies Order of Merit.

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