Pinheiros Altos Members Newsletter - August 2016

August 22nd, 2016

Director of Golf

Monthly Report

July was all about the Sunshine Classic Gala Week, which was a great success. It had the best entry for over 10 years, with 45 teams and additional members taking part in the individual events. The very popular winners were Karl and Jordan Markey - congratulations to them on a fantastic win!

The Gala Week raised over €8,000 for charity! Congratulations to both Captains and especially all the hard work our Lady Captain has put in to secure such a great amount for the two nominated charities; the Lions Club Loulé and the Portuguese Salvation Army.

On the Wednesday of the Gala Week, we had our usual fancy dress shoot out and this year's theme was 'Disney'. Everyone made a real effort to come dressed-up and made the day a huge success. The theme was perfect to attract more families and children to take part in the festivities. It was great to see families back in Pinheiros Altos, and it was, without a doubt, the most family orientated shoot out we had had for many years.

On the Sunday, we had a Flag Competition and Bernie Barrett was the only player who managed to play to the 18th green, and won the practice round. Not bad considering she had not played for over a year!

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Ladies Section

Mai Markey

Summer is in full swing (pardon the pun) and the temperatures are high. As always, our July Medal was played on the first Wednesday of the month. A good field in 1st Division but only two in 2nd Division. Many thanks to Pat Murrish for allowing the Lady Captain to win her 3rd Medal Glass (Pat doesn't need any more… she already has 12)!

On the 13th, we played a team game, which was one to score on the par 5's, two on par 4 's and all on par 3's, which everyone enjoyed. Our friendly team played in Quinta da Ria on the Thursday, but alas we were beaten by the hosts. It was an early start for our team but a great day was had by all.

The following week we played the Monthly Stableford and the winner of the Casa da Quinta voucher this month was Christine Soden, with an amazing score of 41 Pts....well done Chris! On the 20th, our friendly with Vila Sol resulted in a very fair all square. They were a lovely group of ladies and we all had a great day.

As always, towards the end of July we had Gala Week. It was great fun both on and off the golf course. Everyone embraced the Disney theme. I would like to thank all the staff at P.A. for making the week such a success. Our Charity Auction raised in excess of 8,000€. A big thank you to all the members who donated their home clubs and all the successful bidders.

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

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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 - December 2016

Though not as busy as previous months, there were still plenty of events to get involved in during November. Find out who won what at the Foursomes Championship, November Medal, St Andrew's Stableford and more.

Read the latest edition to find out more about the course from the Greens Committee, learn about upcoming events and offers, and browse the full menu for our New Year's Eve party.