Loading
to

Algarve Golf News May 2003

Thu, 1st May 2003
At the end of last August, Antonio Cavaco moved to take up his new position as Director of Golf for both Quinta da Ria and Quinta de Cima Courses near Tavira. Judging from his past record he will quickly bring these two courses into the forefront of the Algarve golf scene, especially as Quinta de Cima is a Championship Course and plans are already in the making to involve the course in the top level of Portuguese tournaments. A powerful asset is their extremely attractive geographical and environmental location. The courses are laid out side-by-side in gentle rolling land dotted with almond trees. They are bordered in the south by a beautiful sandy beach and on the edge of a Park Reserve, yet they are within five minutes drive of the historic and architecturally attractive town of Tavira with two new good hotels with a further one soon to open. As a brand new course Quinta de Cima is still in need of some maintenance and adjustments but this weekend it will be the stage in which 30 national teams will be competing in the 'Portuguese Corporative Challenge Trophy'. Antonio Cavaco places a lot of importance on his new Golf Academy which includes its own 3-hole practice course. This Academy is run by his two Pros, Willie Dhommee who hails from France and the Portuguese Sebastiao Gil. Both courses are run from the same Club House and to help run his office he has a Golf Secretary in the name of Antonio Jose Martins. The team on reception are Maria Jose, Joao Carlos, Henrique and Elsa. Both the Caddymaster Jose Alberto, and the Greenkeeper Eng. Paulo Dias, moved from Benamor course to join Antonio Cavaco.
Thu, 1st May 2003
The annual invitation only Presidents Cup organized by Lusotur once again included many famous and important international names. The day was won by the Irish with a team from the Golf Tour Operator, Tony Heverin from Dublin. The 'Duke of Edinburgh Cup Portugal' took place for the first time in Portugal and was played over two days, the 14th and 15th of September. The first day was at Quinta do Lago the San Lorenzo Course, the second on The Old Course at Vilamoura. This event is to raise funds and promote golf internationally for youth This summer Lusotur unveiled their 18 million Euros project for their fifth course at Vilamoura. It will be know as the Victoria, designed by Arnold Palmer, and due to open in April 2004. Secondly, the course located behind Portimao at Morgado do Regungos is now not likely to be open to players until the beginning of 2003.

Golf Course News May 2003

Santo Antonio
Thu, 1st May 2003
The English goalkeeper David Seaman was the sponsor for a two-day 'Charity Golf Classic' at Parque da Floresta Course and raised the great sum of € 210.000 for the UK National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC). The final winning team was from the company Merrill Lynch.
Boavista
Thu, 1st May 2003
On the 4th of July a competition was held between the three most western Course Clubs, Parque da Floresta, Palmares, and the newcomer Boavista. The action took place on the Boavista Course whose team also carried off the first prize beating Parque de Floresta by a mere 5 points.
Vale do Lobo Royal
Thu, 1st May 2003
On the 10th of August Vale do Lobo celebrated their 40th Anniversary with a magnificent party after an Invitation Team Event during the day. The winners were the team composed of Chris Parker, Ian Digby, Sally and Brian Evans. The evening party was joined by the tennis players Yannick Noah, Henri Leconte, Emílio Sanchez, and Carl Uwe-Steeb who had during the same week been involved in the 'Vale do Lobo Tennis Masters Competition'.
Millennium
Thu, 1st May 2003
The Millennium Course in Vilamoura on the 24th of August was the hosts for the 2002 'Renault Trophy'. The winner was Francisco Sampaio with Antonio taking second place.

International Golf News May 2003

Thu, 1st May 2003
On the US PGA Tour Gene Sauers won for his first time on the TOUR since 1989. He held off a challenge from Steve Lowery to take the Air Canada Championship at Northview Golf and Country Club in Surrey, British Columbia. Gene moved up an incredible 740 places in the World Golf Ranking. Lowery continued his good form as he moved up 5 places to World Nº 34. In the Casino de Chalevoix Cup on the Canadian Golf Tour, Pete Bousquet and Jean Louis Lamarre beat Rich Massey and Duane Bock in the Championship final. Pete and Jean-Louis both moved to World Nº 663. Sergio Garcia won the US$350,000 Kolon Cup Korean Open at the Seoul Hanyang Country Club. Garcia then became only 0.09 points off the World No.4 position that was occupied by the South-African Retief Goosen. In the same week Matthew Blackey won at Formby Hall on the European Challenge Tour and became World Nº 297. Aaron Oberholser won the Utah Classic on the BUY.com tour and moved to Nº 314. In the SEI Pennsylvania Classic on the US PGA Tour, Dan Forsman finished with a 72nd hole eagle to win his first European Tour event since 1992. Dan moved up 82 positions to World Nº 113. Dan Forsman who has not won anything since the 1992 Buick Open finished one stroke ahead of defending champion Robert Allenby and the third-round leader Billy Andrade. Robert moved up 2 places to No.20 in the world whilst Billy moved up 9 places to World Nº 54. Matthew Blackey won the Telia Grand Prix and Matthew moved to World Nº 240. On the BUY.Com Tour in the USA, Jason Gore won the Oregon Classic at Shadow Hills Country Club in Junction City. In the Tampa Bay Classic on the PGA Tour, Choi Kyoung-Ju had a comfortable 7-shot win as the Korean picked up his second victory of 2002 and moved up to his new career-high position of Nº 57 in World Golf Ranking. Korea now also qualifies for the EMC World Cup that is to be held in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico on December 12-15. In the Albertson’s Boise Open on the BUY.Com Tour, Jason Gore won back-to-back and moved up to World Nº 347.On the US PGA Tour Gene Sauers won for his first time on the Tour since 1989. He held off a challenge from Steve Lowery to take the Air Canada Championship at Northview Golf and Country Club in Surrey, British Columbia. Gene Sauers moved up an incredible 740 places in the World Golf Ranking. Lowery continued his good form as he moved up 5 places to World Nº 34. In the Casino de Chalevoix Cup on the Canadian Golf Tour, Pete Bousquet and Jean Louis Lamarre beat Rich Massey and Duane Bock in the Championship final. Pete and Jean-Louis both moved to World Nº 663. Sergio Garcia won the US$350,000 Kolon Cup Korean Open at the Seoul Hanyang Country Club. Garcia and then became only 0.09 points off the World No.4 position that was occupied by the South-African Retief Goosen. In the same week Matthew Blackey won at Formby Hall on the European Challenge Tour and became World Nº 297. Aaron Oberholser won the Utah Classic on the BUY.com tour and moved to Nº 314. In the SEI Pennsylvania Classic on the US PGA Tour, Dan Forsman finished with a 72nd hole eagle to win his first Tour event since 1992. Dan moved up 82 positions to World Nº 113. Forsman who has not won anything since the 1992 Buick Open finished one stroke ahead of defending champion Robert Allenby and the third-round leader Billy Andrade. Robert moved up 2 places to No.20 in the world whilst Billy moved up 9 places to World Nº 54. That same week Matthew Blackey won the Telia Grand Prix and Matthew and moved to World Nº 240. On the BUY.Com Tour in the USA, Jason Gore won the Oregon Classic at Shadow Hills Country Club in Junction City. In the Tampa Bay Classic on the PGA TOUR, Choi Kyoung-Ju had a comfortable 7-shot win as the Korean picked up his second victory of 2002 and moved up to his new career-high position of Nº 57 in World Golf Ranking. Korea now also qualifies for the EMC World Cup that is to be held in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico on December 12-15. In the Albertson's Boise Open on the BUY.Com Tour, Jason Gore won back-to-back and moved up to World Nº 347.

Golfers in the News May 2003

Thu, 1st May 2003
Michael Campbell - (New Zealand) Smurfit European Open The K Club - Straffan - Co. Kildare - Ireland - 4th to 7th July, 2002 By one stroke Michael Campbell from new Zealand won the Smurfit European Open in Ireland on the European Tour. He held off a group pf four players, Bradley Dredge, Retief Goosen, Padraig Harrington and Paul Lawrie.
Thu, 1st May 2003
Eduardo Romero - (Argentina) The Barclays Scottish Open Loch Lomond - Glasgow - Scotland - 11th to 14th July, 2002 Eduardo Romero from Argentina was involved in a playoff with Freddie Jacobson from Sweden to win the Barclays Scottish Open at Loch Lomond. Only one stroke behind were Roger Chapman and Tim Clark.
Thu, 1st May 2003
Ernie Els - (South Africa) 131st Open Golf Championship Muirfield - Gullane - East Lothian - Scotland - 18th to 21st July, 2002 South African golfer Ernie Els was involved in a very competitive playoff with three other golfers in order to win the 131st Open Championship at Muirfield in Scotland. The other players were Australians Stuart Appleby and Steve Elkington, and Thomas Levet from France.
Thu, 1st May 2003
Tobias Dier - (Germany) The TNT Open Hilversumsche - Hilversum - The Netherlands - 25th to 28th July, 2002 By one stroke Tobias Dier too the victory at the TNT Open in Hilversum in Holland on the European Tour. His nearest rival was Jamie Spence from England with Padraig Harrington from Ireland another stroke further back.
Thu, 1st May 2003
Graeme McDowell - (Northern Ireland) Volvo Scandinavian Masters Kungsangen - Stockholm - Sweden - 1st to 4th August 2002 Northern Irishman Graeme McDowell defeated South African golfer Trevor Immelman to win the Volvo Masters on the European Tour in Stockholm. Lying one stroke further back was Norwegian Henrik Bjornstad and American golfer Jeff Sluman.
Thu, 1st May 2003
Paul Lawrie - (Scotland) The Celtic Manor Resort Wales Open Celtic Manor - City of Newport - Wales - 8th to 11th August, 2002 With a comfortable five stroke lead Scottish golfer Paul Lawrie gained the victory of the Wales Open in Newport on the European Tour. His nearest rival was John Bickerton from England.
Thu, 1st May 2003
Rich Beem - (USA) US PGA Championship Hazeltine National - Chaska - Minnesota - USA - 15th to 18th August, 2002 The top seven golfers at the end of play at the US PGA Championship were all home grown. Rich Beem claimed the victory with a one stroke advantage over Tiger Woods. The rest of the field were Chris Riley, Fred Funk, Justin Leonard, Rocco Mediate and Mark Calcavecchia.
Thu, 1st May 2003
Adam Mednick - (Sweden) North West of Ireland Open Ballyliffin - Co. Donegal - Ireland - 15th to 18th August, 2002 With five strokes in hand Swedish golfer Adam Mednick gained the win in the Ireland Open at Ballyliffin in Ireland. His nearest rivals were Andrew Coltart from Scotland and Constantino Rocca from Italy.
Thu, 1st May 2003
Adam Scott - (Australia) Diageo Scottish PGA Championship Gleneagles - Perthshire - Scotland - 22nd to 25th August, 2002 Holding an extremely healthy ten stroke lead Adam Scott from Australia claimed the victory at the Scottish PGA Championship at Gleneagles. His nearest rivals were home grown Scots, Raymond Russell and Sam Torrrance.
Thu, 1st May 2003
Craig Parry - (Australia) WGC - NEC Invitational Sahalee - Seattle - Washington - USA - 22nd to 25th August, 2002 Australian golfer Craig Parry claimed the WGC NEC Invitational Trophy at Seattle in the USA. He finished four strokes ahead of fellow Australian Robert Allenby.
Thu, 1st May 2003
Thomas Bjorn - (Denmark) BMW International Open Golfclub München Eichenried - Munich - Germany - 29th to 1st September, 2002 In the beginning of September Thomas Bjorn proudly captured his 2nd BMW International Open title in 3 years. He completed a 4-stroke victory at Golfclub Munchen Nord-Eichenried and moved up 2 places to World Nº 36. Bernhard Langer and John Bickerton finished equal runner-ups and they moved to World Nº 25 and World Nº 124 respectively.

Post a Notice

To post a review, score or a notice on Algarve Golf's page's or to connect with other people who play golf in Portugal, please log in to your account or sign up using Google or Facebook.
Browse…
Browse…

Algarve Golf Newsletters

Reservations
Credit Cards are only debited after we block the tee times at a course. In the event a tee time is no longer available, your credit card will not be debited.
Algarve Golf uses cookies.