Pinheiros Altos Members Newsletter - February 2016

February 17th, 2016

Director of Golf

Monthly Report

The highlight of January 2016 after the New Year's Day Scramble was the fourth Algarvian Invitational Senior Tournament. Simon won the €7,000 prize money with a score of 13 under par for the four day tournament...even with Juan Quiroz shooting 65 on his closing round to tie in second place at 12 under par with Paul Wesselingh. The tournament was a great success with 105 players, 80 of which were professionals, and would not have been possible without support from the joint-sponsors John Waters and Denis O'Brian.

Prior to the Algarvian Invitational, we also organized the first Algarvian Charity Pro Am in Partnership with Quinta do Lago, San Lorenzo and Dona Filipa hotel. The winners were James Murphy's team with Eric McNichol, Blake Norton and Sam Prince as his three amateurs. They scored 34 under par for the four days, while the individual Pro score was won by Simon Brown for shooting four under par.

On a personal note I would like to thank all my staff involved in organizing the tournament and especially the Greens Staff with the help of the Greens Committee. They have made a tremendous effort to recover the golf course and presented it in a fantastic condition.

Winter Medal was won by Fiona Thomson with a score of 71, while the January Stableford was won by Melody Cotterill with a score of 40 points. Congratulations to both ladies on their win!

I wish you all a great start to the Golf Season and look forward to seeing many of our members during the Easter break!

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Ladies Section

Cathy Harper

January has flown by and the ladies competitions have been well attended for the time of year - excellent weather conditions helping to bring out the fair weather golfers. We also welcomed Amanda Stretton as a new member and she has already featured in the winning teams in both January 'fun' competitions!

Our January Medal competition was won in Division One by Zoe Pirret with a good score of 76 nett. Well done Zoe, especially as her handicap had just been reduced at the annual review. The same for Melody Cotterill whose handicap had also been cut, and she won Division Two with a nett 75. Susan Russell won the Division One Stableford with an excellent score of 39 points, while Yvonne White won Division Two with 29 points. Well done ladies.

The Algarvian Invitational Seniors took place over four days in the middle of January and I'd like to congratulate all those who took part, as well as Christophe and all the staff who worked so hard to make the event a success.

On March 9th we will be holding a charity sale of second-hand handbags, belts, scarves, shoes, and first-hand cakes! The sale will take place in the Clubhouse after the Lady Captain verses the Lady Vice, and will start at about 12.30. All the monies raised will go to the children's homes in Olhao and Alvor. I look forward to seeing as many of you there as possible.

Happy golfing to you all throughout February.

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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.