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Espiche Golf
Espiche Golf Cup 2020
Mon, 23rd Mar 2020
The Espiche Golf Club located near Lagos will be holding their 'Espiche Golf Cup 2020' from the 28th to the 31st of May.
Santo Antonio
3rd Pepe Gancedo Trophy 2019.
Fri, 14th Jun 2019
On Sunday the 11th of August The Santo Antonio course in Burgau to the west of Lagos will be holding its 3rd Pepe Gancedo Trophy in celebration of the Spanish architect who designed their challenging layout in 1987. It will begin with a Shotgun Start at 09:00 and terminate with a prize giving buffet. Cost of participation is € 55.00 per golfer.
Espiche Golf
Espiche Golf Cup 2019
Mon, 20th May 2019
The 1st Edition of the Espiche Golf Cup

From the 23rd to 26th of May the Espiche Golf Club in conjunction with the Hotel Tivoli Lagos will be holding an inaugural event named the 'Espiche Golf Cup'. This will consist of two rounds to be played on the 24th and 25th with a prize giving lunch in the Clubhouse. The three days of accommodation plus the competition cost from € 317.00 per player sharing a room.

Santo Antonio
Santo Antonio - Easter Festival
Fri, 15th Mar 2019
The annual 'Easter Festival' on the Santo Antonio Course will take place between the 19th and the 22nd of April, 2019. Open to all golfers there will be four golf competitions finishing with a Prize-giving Dinner. Special green fee rate of € 25.00 per player plus an Entry-Fee when applicable. Further details from: reservations@saresorts.com
Palmares
Portuguese Pro Tour
Mon, 4th Feb 2019
On the 18th and the 19th of February the Portuguese Pro Tour is holding on the Palmares course the Palmares Classic which is part of the Portuguese Pro Tour.
Espiche Golf
Espinho Golf Cup 2019
Mon, 17th Dec 2018
The Espinho Golf Course has combined with the Hotel Tivoli Lagos to provide accommodation during their Espinho Golf Cup 2019 from the 23rd to the 26th of May. It is a three night package which in includes two rounds of Single Stableford of golf on the course, breakfast each day, and a prize giving lunch at the course. Prices are from € 317 per player and further details can be had by contacting reception@espichegolf.pt
Espiche Golf
The Penina & Espiche Classic 2019
Sun, 9th Dec 2018
The Penina Hotel and Golf Resort has combined with the Espiche Golf Course to stage a Singles Stableford event over the Thursday and Friday of the 17th and 18th of January 2018. A special package at the Hotel costing from € 328.00 for three days which includes buffet breakfasts and lunches on the 17th and 18th. Further information from : penina-golf@jjwhotels.com
Espiche Golf
Sun, 4th Nov 2018
'Mustache Golf Tournament at Espiche Golf'

The Espiche Golf are holding a one day tournament on 30th November with a shotgun start at 09:00 hrs. Entry cost € 51.00 per golfer and includes a lunch in the Clubhouse.

Santo Antonio
Autumn Festival
Sat, 20th Oct 2018
The Santo Antonio Golf at Parque da Floresta held their annual Autumn Festival which resulted in over 670 rounds of golf. Sheila Fleming won the Cup for the ladies category and Michael Abbott for the men's. The Challenge Cup was won by José Estaven and Fernando Folha.
Boavista
Corporate Day at Boavista
Sun, 15th Oct 2017
3rd Corporate Day - Boavista - Lagos - 22nd September, 2017.

A total of 80 invited players participated in this Corporate Day of Stableford. The winning team consisted of Brendan Murphy, Alan Morley, Remy Marteens and Bill Hallidan.

Santo Antonio
Autumn Festival
Sun, 8th Oct 2017
Santo Antonio 2017 Autumn Festival - Budens - Algarve.

This year's 'Autumn Festival' at the Santo Antonio Golf Course was another success with over an average of 100 golfers participating per competition day. At the Gala Dinner the top prizes were awarded to Basil McKeon, Bruno Vicente, maria Dawson, Chris Suckling, Ross Hetherington and Wendy Harnett,

This year’s Christmas Festival will comprise of three golf competitions. A Texas Scramble Shotgun on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Day, and The Newland Trophy – Greensomes on Boxing Day.

Santo Antonio
Pep Gancedo Trophy
Sun, 13th Aug 2017
The Santo Antonio Golf Course near Budens is celebrating its 30th birthday. On August the 16th they will be holding a competition named “Pepe Gancedo Trophy” named after the original Spanish architect of their challenging course. The event starts at 09:00 hrs with a shotgun and is a Singles Stableford competition. The event will close with a celebration buffet and prize giving. Further details from their Reception.
Santo Antonio
Easter Golf Festival - Santo Antonio Course
Sat, 29th Apr 2017
Between the 14th and 17th of April the Santo Antonio Golf Course held their Easter Festival. It was a combination of events that included Texas Scramble, Pairs Better Ball, and Dubai and Am Am competitions. Their next Festival lasting a week will be in the Autumn running from the 22nd to the 27th of September.
Palmares
Algarve Pro Golf Tour - Curtis Griffiths
Mon, 20th Feb 2017
Palmares Classic IV - Palmares Golf Course - Lagos - Algarve - 17th February, 2017.

English golfer Curtis Griffiths beat local Portuguese player Ricardo Santos by one stroke to win the Palmares Classic IV.

Santo Antonio
Easter Golf Festival - Santo Antonio Course
Mon, 23rd Jan 2017
The Santo Antonio Golf Club in Budens is holding its “Easter Golf Festival” from the 14th to the 17th of April. Each day of the Festival will be a different style of competition and the entry fee will vary from € 35.00 to € 60.00 depending on the tournament being held that actual day.
Palmares
Almond Blossom Tournament - Palmares Course
Tue, 17th Jan 2017
On the 24th of January the 38th annual Almond Blossom Tournament will commence on the Palmares Course with a Shotgun start at 10:00 hrs. This competition is the oldest in the Algarve and will provide 4 days play before closing on the 28th. Each day's play will vary in format and the entrance fee for each visitors is € 245.00.
Boavista
Adega Mayor Tournament - Boavista Course
Sun, 15th Jan 2017
The Adega Mayor Tournament will be held on the 28th of January, 2017, on the Boavista Course. It's format is a Shotgun Stableford commencing at 09:00 hours. Playing guests fee is € 71.00 which will include a buffet lunch at the Club House and a shared buggy.
Pether
greensome in 26th of dec.
Thu, 15th Dec 2016
Hi

We are 2 Swedish guys coming down to Algarve for christmas. How do we apply for the competition?

Best regards

Pether

AlgarveGolf.net
Hello Pether, we are just waiting for an email from Santo Antonio with details of the competition. We will send it to you a little later today.
Santo Antonio
Santo Antonio Xmas & New Year's Festival
Tue, 22nd Nov 2016
The Santo Antonio Course will be holding a Xmas and New Year's Eve Golf Festival from the 25th to the 26th of December, and on the 1st of January 2017. The will be two Texas Scrambles on the Xmas Eve and New Year's Day. On the 26th there will be organised a Greensomes with special prizes. Green fees are reduced to € 25.00 per player per round plus entry fee when applicable.
Santo Antonio
Autumn Golf Festival
Mon, 17th Oct 2016
Santo Antonio Golf - Budens - Algarve.

The Santo Antonio Resort held their annual Autumn Festival in the last week of September into October. The Festival ran for six days and attracted over 600 golfers. Jim Reid won the overall Men's prize with and Anne De Jongh winning the Ladies. The Challenge Cup was won by Duane Wessels and Phil Russell.

Boavista
Golf Corporate Day
Sat, 8th Oct 2016
The second Golf Day Corporate was organised at the end of September on the Boavista Course. A total of 84 players competed for the prizes of which the winning team was Paulo Martins, Brad Davies, Chris Whitman and Dave Powell.
Santo Antonio
Santo Antonio Golf Festival
Fri, 23rd Sep 2016
Today the Santo Antonio Golf Course commences its annual autumn golf festival that runs until the 28th.
Geoff Allen from Portugal
Lagos Health Chiropractic
Wed, 3rd Aug 2016
Lagos Health Chiropractic specialises in the diagnosis and treatment of pain and injury complaints, including sports injuries sustained by playing golf. With help from our dedicated staff, we feel that we have the best and friendliest clinic on the Algarve. Mention you are a AlgarveGolf.net client and get a 10% discount. For more information please visit lagos-health.com
Boavista
Nike Shoot Out
Sat, 30th Jul 2016
A field of 84 golfers participated in the 'Nike Shoot Out' held on the Boavista Course on July 9th. Clive Hastie and Ian Bond took place on the day with 34 points.
Boavista
Kelly's Heros Golf Soceity
Sun, 22nd May 2016
The charitable golfing group Kelly'd Heros based in Praia da Luz proudly presented in May four folding wheelchairs brought from the UK to the old People's Home in Espiche.
Santo Antonio
Spring Festival
Sun, 1st May 2016
The Santo Antonio course located in the far west of the Algarve held its Spring Festival in the middle of April culminating in its usual dinner with live entertainment. Their Autumn Festival will be held between the 23rd and 28th of September.
Palmares
Atlantic Golf Soceity
Sun, 1st May 2016
The Atlantic Golf Society will be holding its next competition on Wednesday the 4th of May on the Palmares course.
Santo Antonio
Extra Day Competition
Thu, 18th Feb 2016
During the winter the Santo Antonio Golf Course hold a competition every Friday from 10.00 hrs with prizes for 1st and 2nd place. Open to both members and visitors. Entry Fee is 3 Euros plus green fee and just book in on arrival.
Palmares
Ricardo Santos
Thu, 18th Feb 2016
Ricardo Santos - Palmares Pro Classic IV - 12th to 13th February, 2016.

Local Algarvian Ricardo Santos won the Palmares Pro Classic IV by just the one stroke from two English golfers, Reece Samson and Darren Wright.

Boavista
Boavista Classic II
Sun, 14th Feb 2016
Ben Stow won the Boavista Classic II on the 13th of February by 3 strokes from James Adams. Two strokes behind were Tiago Cruz and Paul Reed.
Palmares
Palmares Classic V Trophy
Sun, 14th Feb 2016
Former Walker Cup player Gary Hurley won the Palmares Classic V Trophy on the Lagos Course by one stroke from Joao Carlota, Craig Farrelly and Sam Robertshawe on the 9th of February.
Palmares
Sam Robertshawe
Tue, 9th Feb 2016
Sam Robertshawe - Algarve Pro Golf Tour - Palmares Classic V - 8th February.

English golfer Sam Robeertshawe took the win by one stroke on the Palmares Course from fellow Englishman James Steven with Tom Hayward in third place. The best placed Portuguese player was Ricardo Santos in eight position.

Boavista
Jordan Smith
Wed, 3rd Feb 2016
English golfer Jordan Smith ended his final round on the Pro Golf Tour with eight under par and five strokes less than his nearest rival on the Boavista Course near Lagos.
Santo Antonio
Algarve InterClub 2014/15
Mon, 2nd Nov 2015
On the 27th of October the finals were held on the Santo Antonio course for the Algarve InterClub 2014/15. Seventeen clubs were represented by 102 players. The 1st Division was won by the Vila Sol, the 2nd Division was won by Palmares, and the 3rd Division was won by Quinta do Lago. The overall winning team was the Alto Golfe with 124 points.
Santo Antonio
Wed, 1st Apr 2015
The Golf Resort Santo Antonio (Parque da Floresta), will be holding their annual Autumn Festival from the 25th to the 30th of September. Golfers visiting the Algarve will only be allowed to play the course if they participate in the week long Festival.
Palmares
Thu, 1st Jan 2015
The Palmares course near Lagos is holding its 36th annual Almond Blossom Tournament from the 27th to the 31st of January. Public entry cost € 225.00 - The Gala Dinner is € 45.00. Details can be obtained by contacting the course directly.
Boavista
Tue, 1st Oct 2013
The Boavista Course has introduced a discount price for 2 players and a Buggy running from 1st of December until 15th of February.
Santo Antonio
Tue, 1st Oct 2013
The Parque da Floresta Course in Budens in the western Algarve has now been renamed as the Golf Santo Antonio Resort. We are hoping that visiting golfers will not be confused with this new name with the town of Vila Real de Santo Antonio which is located in the opposite eastern side of the Algarve on the border with Spain.
Palmares
Wed, 1st Apr 2009
An annual traditional tournament week played at the beginning of the year is the Almond Blossom on the Palmares Course near Lagos where work recently commenced on a radical modification and expansion programme. This was the 32nd time the event was staged and although the number of players was lower than usual there was no lack of enthusiasm amongst the golfers. The standard of play in the opening individual Stableford was not too high with Paul Griffiths winning with 31 points whilst Beverley Osborne took the ladies' prize with 26. Griffiths showed better form in the better ball Stableford on day two in partnership with Neil Hawkins and won again, this time with 45 points, only one ahead of Kornelia Troyer and Christine Tolos. The aggregate Stableford tournament saw Lennaart Nilsson from Sweden and playing partner Peter Philgren amass a winning 68-point score, three ahead of runners-up M. Callaway and Cyril Teasdale. There was a surprise winner in the final day Palmares Golf Trophy which is an 18-hole stroke-play competition. For the first time in the history of this event, a lady was the overall winner with a steady net score of 71, level par. Often a prize winner in previous Almond Blossom tournaments, Kornelia Troyer this time round left all the male competitors in her wake. The best gross score, carded by Alfred Henighen, was 81 strokes.
Santo Antonio
Fri, 1st Aug 2008
More famous footballers were in evidence at David Seaman's 'Safe Hands Charity Golf Classic' staged for the 7th year running at the Parque da Floresta Resort. Sponsored by Zurich Intl. Solutions and HSBC Global Asset Management, the 36-hole tournament attracted 22 teams captained by sports and entertainment celebrities. Footballers present, apart from host David Seaman MBE, included Martin Peters MBE of World Cup 1966 fame, David Platt, Bob Wilson and Frank Stapleton, and amongst the celebrities were Johnnie Briggs MBE, Bradley Walsh, Chris Fairbrass, Colin Salmon, Dane Bowers, Gareth Gates, Kirsty Gallacher and Ben Sheperd. Many valuable prizes were up for grabs at the auction which raised the phenomenal amount of £145,000 for the 'Bobby Moore Fund for Cancer Research'. The tournament winning team comprised Rugby star Kyran Bracken MBE, Jamie Burton, Craig Young and Tommy Maher representing Johnson Fitness.
Palmares
Sun, 1st Jun 2008
The Solverde Casino and Hotel Group 2008 series of golf tournaments which had started at Oporto Golf Club in April, continued at the Palmares course, near Lagos, on 31st May and 1st June respectively. Palmares Golf also hosts the final golf event on 25th-26th October to be played by the best ten players in two handicap divisions in all tournaments of the series. Amongst the 20 golfers who qualified for the final at Palmares was Frederico Rosa, former Benfica and Portuguese international footballer. Two of the three remaining qualifying tournaments are also being staged in the Algarve – at the Quinta de Cima/Quinta da Ria courses and then the Oceânico Victoria and Oceânico Old Course in June and July
Palmares
Fri, 1st Feb 2008
The 31st Almond Blossom series of tournaments took place at Palmares. The almond trees dotted around the course, particularly on the back nine were out in their full splendour, thanks to a full week of sunshine with only light breezes. This perfect weather, allied to the fast, true greens and overall fine condition of the course led to some excellent scoring, especially the round of 63 net (8 under par) by Roland Wallace to take the overall net prize on the final day, the 'Palmares Golf Trophy'. Roland Wallace had already won the opening event, an individual Stableford, carding 38 points. The scenic Palmares course which overlooks the coastline just east of Lagos, has been devoid of property development since it opened in 1975. In the near future, this is due to change into a prime €400 million 200-hectare golf resort with a 5-star hotel and villas, and a new nine golf holes are also being built.
Palmares
Tue, 1st Jan 2008
Carlos Poucochinho was the winner of the 1º 'Caipimel Trophy' which was played on Palmares.
Boavista
Mon, 1st Oct 2007
As planned, the impressive new club house at Boavista Golf Resort was officially opened. Located by the 18th green, it affords beautiful views over the course and the coastline near Lagos. The building boasts extensive locker rooms, a 150 seater restaurant, private function room and a well stocked golf shop. There is also a heated indoor pool, gymnasium, steam room, sauna and spa as well as extensive sunbathing terraces and a children’s outdoor pool. Boavista Resort's Managing Director Phillip Pope said 'The resort now has a focal point with first class facilities all under one roof and has given us the opportunity to offer even more services to our property owners, members and our visitors'.
Boavista
Sat, 1st Sep 2007
In September, the Boavista Golf Club near Lagos which recently inaugurated its new Club House building, is staging an amateur team event for charity in aid of three institutions that take care of orphans, handicapped children and those with learning difficulties. Twenty firms and organisations are helping to sponsor the competition, and after the prize-giving the club is holding an auction for valuable prizes in its new Club House to boost the charity fund-raising efforts.
Santo Antonio
Wed, 1st Aug 2007
At the end of June, Parque da Floresta Course and sponsor Hertz Portugal held the '6º Safe Hands Charity Golf Classic' which raised more than € 150.000 for the Cystic Fibrosis Trust with a two-day tournament. The event was won by the Sportax Team comprising of John Peavoy, Greoffrey Vickers, Noel Barker, and captained by the events host, David Seaman. The participants included a host of famous names past and present from football, rugby and cricket.
Santo Antonio
Sun, 1st Jul 2007
Many footballers together with several UK entertainment personalities were also very much in evidence at Parque da Floresta where former England and Arsenal goalkeeper David Seaman staged his sixth annual 'Safe Hands Charity Classic'. An amazing record amount of over £150,000 was raised at this annual popular event. This time it was played by 23 teams in a two-day competition sponsored by Hertz Portugal, the beneficiaries being the Cystic Fibrosis Trust. The winners were John Peavoy, Geoffrey Vickers and Noel Barker (Sportax team), captained by the host, David Seaman. At the closing Gala Dinner, guests bid for auction prizes including a luxury holiday in Barbados, and the chance to join David at an Arsenal football match in their Emirates Stadium with hospitality at the members-only Diamond Club. Guests also participated by paying £35 each to enter a draw for a heart-shaped diamond worth about £8,000. Celebrities taking part included European Championship gold medal winner - Kriss Akabusi, former Arsenal footballers - Martin Keown, Graham Rix, Nigel Winterburn, Ray Parlour, Frank McClintock MBE and legendary goalkeeper and commentator - Bob Wilson, formerly Watford and England - Luther Blissett, ex-Man.U. footballers - Lee Sharpe and Clayton Blackmore, former Wolves' striker - Steve Bull MBE, rugby players - Craig Chalmers and Paul Sampson accompanied by Paul's glamorous partner TV's - Kirsty Gallacher, presenter and regular supporter of the event - Anna Walker, former Eastenders' actor - Craig Fairbrass, The Bill's - Chris Simmons and Karl Collins, singer - Dane Bowers, GMTV presenter and CF patron - Ben Shephard, actor and comedian - Vince Earl, as well as actor, comedian and official 'Safe Hands MC', Bradley Walsh - quite a crowd !!
Santo Antonio
Sun, 1st Oct 2006
As usual several charity events are held in the summer to raise funds. An example of such is the annual 'David Seaman Safe Hands Classic' at Parque da Floresta in the far western point of the region.
Palmares
Sun, 1st Oct 2006
Former footballer, John Aldridge, is hosting the 5th edition of his 'Charity Classic' from 12th to the 14th October, with participants playing along with several celebrity footballers, jockeys Keiran Fallon and John Carroll, as well as Vince Earle the comedian. The golfing part of the programme takes place at the Palmares and Morgado courses.
Santo Antonio
Sat, 1st Jul 2006
The Parque da Floresta Resort has already held an enjoyable 'Am-Am' competition and a Texas Scramble over two days to raise funds for worthy causes. They exceeded their forecast of €50,000 by 20% thanks in part to donations with an auction for valuable prizes and celebrity souvenirs. The monies went to an orphanage in Lagos, the local volunteer fire department and a cardiac defibrillator. The Resort are preparing plans for a second golf course designed by Dave Thomas which will be supported by a hotel.
Santo Antonio
Sat, 1st Jul 2006
On 13th-16th July, David Seaman and his many celebrity friends will be taking part in his 'Safe Hands Charity Golf Classic' at Parque da Floresta. Together with 22 amateur teams of three golfers they will take part and contribute to the 'Bobby Moore Fund' for bowel cancer research.
Palmares
Wed, 1st Mar 2006
During the 29th Almond Blossom Tournament week the weather was ideal for golf apart from a one-hour delay on the second day due to frost, The main winners were: Individual Stableford: Ladies – Kornelia Troyer (31 points); Men – David Minns (38) after a count-back from Terence McManus. Solverde Casinos Trophy: Pairs, Better-ball Stableford – 1st, Barry Milner & William Spearing (41 pts.); 2nd, Jack Walters & Oliver Snushull (39); 3rd, Peter Pihlgren & Christer Cajander (38). Oceanico Developments Trophy: Pairs, Aggregate Stableford – 1st, Jose Custodio & Johannes Zegers (68 ps.); 2nd, Lars Enstrom & Svante Odman (65); 3rd, Candido de Oliveira Sr. & Jr. (65). Palmares Golf Trophy: Individual Medal Play – Overall (Net), David Minns (67 strokes); Gross, Jose Custodio (79); Ladies - Net, Kornelia Troyer (78); Men – 1st H'cap Division, Alan Perry (74 net), and 2nd H'cap Division, C. Pinto Coelho (71 net).
Palmares
Wed, 1st Mar 2006
The well-organized 4-day Divot Tournament took place at the Palmares course with a daily field of about 40 players. Three different competitions were held, the main one being a 36-hole individual Stableford for the Divot Trophy. In the opening Texas Scramble, the team comprising of Janet Kaye, David Minns, Ken Harvey and former Portuguese international footballer Amilcar Fonseca took the top prize. The Better Ball pairs Stableford was won by Sue Dicken and Dennis Martin, whilst the Divot Trophy went to Stuart Buckley who is a recent arrival in the Algarve. Tony Seal and Jeff Hardman followed closely behind.
Palmares
Thu, 1st Dec 2005
Palmares Course was the venue of the 1st 'Clube Porto-Mos Tournament' at the end of November organised in conjunction with the Lagos Golf Club which is one of the most popular societies in the western Algarve. A total of 74 players took part in the 18-hole Stableford tournament, and included a golf clinic and putting competition. The veteran teaching Pro, Luis Espadinha, was on hand teaching beginners which including the Lagos Mayor, Dr. Julio Barroso, The main trophy winners were: Overall - Joaquim Silva; 1st Net, Men – Amilcar Fonseca; 1st Net, Ladies – Lurdes Cerol; 1st Gross – Jose Custodio.
Palmares
Thu, 1st Dec 2005
The 'John Aldridge Charity Golf Classic' was played over two days, at the Morgado and Palmares Courses. Now in its 4th year this event has been successful in raising funds of over 70,000 Euros for children's charities in Ireland, Portugal, as well as in John's birthplace being Liverpool. Apart from the host, the Irish international footballer Jim Belgin, the Scots Gary Gillespie and David Speedie, and several other celebrities played in the 16 four-man team event. The Do Ron's team won with 179 points and Amendoeira were second, only two strokes behind. David Speedie took the celebrity prize and Mike Feeley was the overall individual winner.
Boavista
Thu, 1st Sep 2005
The Boavista Golf Club is hosting a Charity Day on 10th September, the beneficiaries being the Lagos Orphanage and the Pirilampos Orphanage in Albufeira. The tournament will be played by 4-player amateur teams with the two best scores per hole to count, with prizes for the 3 leading teams as well as extra individual prizes.
Palmares
Tue, 1st Mar 2005
Palmares held their well-known annual Almond Blossom Championship week in early February with brilliant sunshine throughout, although unusual frost welcomed the early starters. Golfers who were able to master the lightning fast undulating greens topped the leader-boards in the four separate tournaments, and the overall winners therefore deserved their well won prizes. In the opening competition William Milliken won the men's prize with 43 Stableford points, and Dra. Maria de Lourdes Cerol (35 points) was the leading lady. This was followed by a Stableford better-ball pairs event which was won by Ed Aldiss and Julio Pires with 44 points. The names of Candido de Oliveira Sr. and Jr., keep appearing in the winners lists at Algarve golf events and this was no exception as they took top spot in Thursday's aggregate Stableford competition played off 3/4 handicap. They amassed an impressive 67 points to coast into first place by 6 points. In the culminating Palmares Golf Trophy, a stroke-play tournament played off the championship tees, Julio Pires was the overall winner with 67 strokes net, with Alan Winstanley taking 1st place gross after carding 73 strokes (2 over par). The ladies' prizes went to Kornelia Troyer (2nd division, 70 net) and Maria Keupers (1st division, 69 net), and the men's 1st and 2nd division winners were Doug Gilchrist (73) and Alex Winstanley (74).
Boavista
Tue, 1st Mar 2005
The 3rd 'John Aldridge Celebrity Charity Golf Classic' was held at Boavista Golf in Lagos on the 4th and 6th. This event was held to raise much needed money for 3 children's charities, one each in the Algarve, in Dublin and John's home town, Liverpool. By special request this year a donation was also made to benefit two young Liverpuddlian sisters, Chloe and Jamie-Lee Lathom, who lost their mother to serious illness and their dad as a result of a road accident. Main sponsor Oceanico fielded six teams and it was their representatives from the U.S.A. plus celebrity Vince Earl from Channel 4’s Brookside, that led the way after day one with a score of 92 points. This was closely followed by local team Kelly’s Heroes (T. Cash, P. Pope, S. Hyams and A. Sequeira) sponsored by Kelly's Bar in Praia da Luz, and last years winners, The Rednecks, led by ex-Liverpool defender Nigel Spackman, both teams scoring 89 Points. Although 'Kelly's Heroes' increased their day 1 score by 91 points to finish on 180, it was the U.S. visitors who maintained the edge and emerged as victors on 185 points. In 3rd place was another local team of G. Warton, B. Hawkins, S. Tanner and R. Price with 177. In the individual competition the winning celebrity was David Speedie on 73 points, but special mention should be made of the best non-celebrity, Brian Hickey who scored a superb 78 points playing-off a handicap of 1.
Boavista
Fri, 1st Oct 2004
Four clubs, including newcomers Carvoeiro, took part in this year's 'Western Algarve Inter-Club Trophy' held at the Boavista course just west of Lagos. The Stableford scores of all 16 team members counted towards the result and the Boavista club, holders of the trophy since its inception in 2002, retained it – but only just! They scored 318 points, a single point ahead of Palmares, with Carvoeiro on 296 and Parque da Floresta 10 further back. This is a different tournament from the inter-club league which is a match-play event in which golfers from many more clubs in the Algarve participate every summer.
Boavista
Fri, 1st Oct 2004
Boavista G.C. also held a charity event in September that raised close to €4,000 which was donated to both the Lagos voluntary fire brigade and the many victims of the devastating wild-fires that have seriously affected the lives of all the families living in the hills in the Algarve hinterland. Sponsors of the event included Pebble Pools, Luz Ocean Club, Tivoli Lagos Hotel, Fontenario Restaurant and the Ninfa Bar (Espiche), Proper Golf 2000, as well as Boavista club members Brian Chadbourn and Stan Hill.

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