\\ Text Ana Sofia Monteiro
\\ Photography ©Pedro Soares

Villas&Golfe International Cup | Quinta do Lago

Laranjal golf course welcomes end of summer golf celebration

Organised by PMmedia Corporate, in partnership with Quinta do Lago, the Villas&Golfe International Cup | Quinta do Lago took place on August 25 at Laranjal golf course.

The day started mild, with sun and a scattering of clouds, promising the ideal conditions for a day out on the course. The players were excited and tee-off got off to a flying start for the nigh-on 100 golfers, including several prominent amateur golf figures, such as Ricardo Pereira, Júlio Magalhães, Manuel Serrão, Fernando Teixeira dos Santos and Portugal’s top professional golfer, Ricardo Melo Gouveia (invited as a guest player).

The morning passed by in a spirit of great fun and sportsmanship, as players attempted to achieve the most points possible, while the relaxed feel Villas&Golfe tournaments are well known for was provided by the course bars, where there was no shortage of wine, gin, cured ham and cheese, courtesy of partners, such as Herdade da Malhadinha Nova/Garrafeira Soares, Solar dos Nunes and Queijos São Gião, adding to the end of summer golf celebratory atmosphere.

The fantastic course conditions, combined with excellent organisation, ensured a fine morning for players, followed by a lunch at Bovino Steakhouse restaurant, welcoming more than 130 guests, comprising players, partners and friends of the magazine and the resort.

The prize giving ceremony brought an end to this fine day of golf. Interest was high as to who would be the recipients of the assorted selection of prizes, kindly given by the event’s many sponsors and partners.

The overall winner on the day was Luís Martins, winner of the Net event, with 43 points. In the Gross event, first place went to Tomás Gouveia. Nearest the Pin was taken by Nuno Rodrigues, while Abílio Gonçalves was given the prize for the Longest Drive. In the ladies event, Nearest the Pin went to Gwenda Sumner and the Longest Drive prize was awarded to Sue Georges.

Winners of the tournament bid farewell to this great day of golf, their arms laden with prizes of fine quality and sophistication, provided by Audi, Nevada Bob’s Golf, Rangel, Topázio, Mercado da Pedra, Loja das Meias, Baobab, Atelier des Createurs, Hotel Monte da Quinta, Samsonite, Monterosa, Águas Healsi, Olhar de Prata, among others.

There was something of everything: silver goods, travel cases, watches, sunglasses, bags, trolleys and golf accessories, hotel stay vouchers, dinners for two, scented candles, renowned wines and olive oils, among many others. Items of exceptional quality and prestige, with many prizes distributed randomly through an exciting prize draw at the event’s close.

‘Next year there’ll be more!’ is the expectation of all those who took part. The Villas&Golfe International Cup is a golf circuit held in Portugal, Angola and Mozambique, and as such will continue to ensure great days of sport, socialising, fun and sophistication to all its partners and friends.