Pinheiros Altos Members Newsletter - July 2014

July 11th, 2014

Director of Golf:

Monthly Report

June felt a little bit like a marathon of golf and social events, and the big winner was the Club as we witnessed some of the best attendances in most of the tournaments. Hillbillies v Sandancers was supported by 18 different sponsors, which have always been very generous over the last 21 years of supporting this event... and I would like to thank all the sponsors for making the day such a special one. We had a record 88 players and 94 came for the lunch, which was a very enjoyable afternoon.

Three days later Portuguese day saw another record, 100 players battling it out for the bi-annual trophy; 50 from Portugal and 50 from the rest of the world. At the end of the contest, Portugal was declared the victor. Unfortunately, I was not playing for Portugal and lost my match on the last hole (I did not do it deliberately I swear, I really wanted to beat José Gonçalves). António Nascimento was the captain of the Portuguese team and very proudly received the trophy, before thanking all members and the Pinheiros Altos for their warm reception in the club.

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Ladies Section:

Adrienne Buth

Holland did very well in June. No, I am not talking about football, but about the Cloggies in Pinheiros Altos. Rie Cherubini wrote about them in Alto News nr. 113. They were big news on Lady Captain's Day and I owe them a lot for helping to make the 11th of June 2014 a really big success! Thank you! The Cloggies were led by three captains, a Norwegian: Knut Pedersen, an Englishman: Alan Bentley and a Dutchman: Ronnie Goossens. Their Colonel / upper chief, Michael Van Doorn was on holidays and quite upset when he came home and heard about it.

46 ladies played for the lady Captain's bowl. David Pirret, our captain and David Markey, our President, got up very early and were the starters on the first tees of Pines and Corks. The dress code for golf was orange.

The Cloggies were waiting at the end of the 7th of Pines and beginning of 6th of Corks with refreshments, sandwiches and they cleaned the ladies clubs with orange cloths!!!

I just can tell that the ladies were impressed and grateful, their game was much better with clean clubs.

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Pinheiros Altos Golf Resort
Sitio dos Pinheiros, Quinta do Lago, 8135-863 Almancil, Algarve, Portugal

Tel: +351 289 359 900
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Pinheiros Altos Golf Resort

Pinheiros Altos Golf Resort, located in the Ria Formosa National Park in Quinta do Lago, is one of the most prestigious and successful premier private golf and leisure resorts in Europe... and features a 27 hole championship course, offering exciting challenges and varying degrees of difficulty.

Each of the nine holes; The Pines, The Corks and The Olives are a par 36, all of which have their starting and finishing points close to the impressive clubhouse.

 

Pinheiros Altos Members Newsletter - September 2014

Though August was a quieter month, competitions including the annual Junior Open took place...and in some of the hottest temperatures of the summer.

September is set to offer many more possibilities to play golf including the club Matchplay Championship, the Ryder Club Pinheiros Altos, as well as the Ladies Charity Pink Day. Find the forthcoming events calendar, the latest updates from the Greens Committee, a full round-up of the month and so much more in the new issue...