Golf Course News May 2016

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.
Chilli Boy Golf Challenge
Sat, 21st May 2016
Benamor Course - May.

Some 60 golfers participated in the second annual Chilli Boy Golf Challenge on the Benamor course. The competition organised by Viv Thomas raises funds for breast screening in the Algarve. The overall winner was Roger Brandao.

Quinta do Lago North
Best International Resort 2016
Sun, 8th May 2016
The prestigious USA publication named 'Golf Digest' has awarded Quinta do Lago as being the Best International Resort 2016.
Benamor Classic Golf Tournament
Sat, 7th May 2016
The third competition of the 7th Annual Amateur Tournament Benamor Golf is being held on the course today
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.
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.
Pinheiros Altos
Atlantic Golf Soceity
Sun, 1st May 2016
In blustery and wet conditions the Atlantic Golf Society commenced their 7th season with an event held on the Pinheiros Altos course. Matt Shaw won the day with Jay Taylor and Ian Lee in distant second and third places.

International Golf News May 2016

Challenge Tour - Damien Perrier
Mon, 30th May 2016
Czech Challenge - Kuneticka Hora - Dritec - Czech Republic - 26th to 29th May.

French golfer Damien Perrier gained his first win on the Challenge Tour placing him in 5th position in the Challenge Rankings. Lying equal second one stroke back were Englishman Jordan L. Smith and Frenchman Adrien Saddier. In fourth place was Portugal's Ricardo Santos.

European Tour - Chris Wood
Mon, 30th May 2016
BMW PGA Championship - Wentworth - Surrey - England - 26th to 29th May.

Englishman Chris Wood achieved his 3rd win on the Tour at Wentworth. He beat his nearest rival Sweden's Rikard Karlberg by one stroke, and with fellow Englishman Danny Willett in third place just a further stroke back. Wood moved to 52nd place in the World Rankings and 5th position in the Race to Dubai.

European Tour - Rory McIlroy
Mon, 23rd May 2016
Irish Open - K Club - Kildare - Ireland - 19th to 22nd May.

The Northern Irish golfer Rory McIlroy showed his prowess during the very competitive final holes in the Irish Open. He finished three strokes less than Welshman Bradley Dredge and Scotland's Russell Knox.This was his 13th won on the Tour placing Rory in 3rd position in the World Rankings and 2nd in the Race to Dubai.

Ladies European Tour - Shanshan Feng
Tue, 17th May 2016
Buick Championship - Shanghai Qizhong Garden - Shanghai - China - 12th to 15th May.

Chinese player Shanshan Feng won the Buick Championship by two strokes from South Korean Na Yeon Choi and American Beth Allen who at present is No 1 in the LET Rankings. Shanshan Feng now moved into second place behind Allen.

Challenge Tour - Gary King
Tue, 17th May 2016
Montecchia Open - Montecchia - Padova - Italy - 12th to 15th May.

English golfer Gary King gained his maiden win on the Tour when he won in Italy by one stroke from both Frenchman Matthieu Pavon and German Moritz Lampert. King moved to 475th place in the World Rankings and 218th position in Race to Dubai.

European Tour - Jeunghun Wang
Tue, 17th May 2016
Mauritius Open - Four Seasons - Beau Champs - Mauritius - 12th to 15th May.

South Korean golfer, Jeunghun Wang repeated his previous weeks' win in Mauritius by winning their Open by one stroke from Argentinian Siddikur Rahman. With this second victory on the Tour he moved to 70th in the World Rankings and 13th in the Race to Dubai.

Ladies European Tour - Nuria Iturrios
Tue, 10th May 2016
Lalla Meryem Cup - Royal - Dar Es Salam - 5th to 8th May.

Nuria Iturrios a young 20 year-old rookie Spanish golfer took first place in only her second professional game . She finished a sensational 11 strokes under par in Dar Es Salam. Her nearest rival was England's Florentyna Parker some six strokes further back. Nuria moved into 1st place in the LET Rankings.

Challenge Tour - Clement Sordet
Tue, 10th May 2016
Turkish Airlines Challenge - Gloria - Belek - Antalya - Turkey - 5th to 8th May.

French player Clement Sordet claimed his second win on the Challenge Tour in Belek when he ended one stroke less than Frenchman Matthieu Pavon. Lying in third place some further four stokes back was Englishman Aaron Rai. Sordet moved into 176 place in the World Rankings and 6th in the Challenge Rankings.

European Tour - Jeunghun Wang
Tue, 10th May 2016
Trophee Hassan II - Dar Es Salam - Rabat - Morocco - 5th to 8th May.

South Korean golfer Jeunghun Wang gained his maiden win in Rabat in a play-off against Spanish golfer Nacho Elvera. Hot on their heels one stroke back were Robert Rock and Clement Berado. Jeunghun Wang moved into 88th place in the World Rankings and 25th in Race to Dubai.

Challenge Tour - Duncan Stewart
Mon, 2nd May 2016
Challenge de Madrid - La Herreria - Madrid - Spain - 28th to 1st May.

Scot, Duncan Stewart, took the victory in Madrid by one stroke from Ben Stow from England and two strokes from Spanish golfer Pep Angles. This was his maiden win on the ChallengeTour and gave him the Ranking of 4th place.

European Tour - Haotong Li
Mon, 2nd May 2016
China Open - Topwin - Beijing - China - 28th to 1st May.

Chinese golfer Haotong Li gained his maiden victory on the Tour in Beijing when he won the China Open by three strokes from Chilean Felipe Aguilar with Richard Bland and Marcel Siem as equal third. This win placed him 131st in the World Rankings.

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