European Triumph in The Eternal City
The 2023
Ryder Cup

Team europe receiving the 2023 Ryder Cup

European Redemption at Marco Simone’s 2023 Ryder Cup

The 2023 Ryder Cup played in Rome proved to be one of the most emblematic ever. Winning a Ryder Cup is a difficult endeavor that needs a lot of hard work, statistics and analytics, difficult decisions, emotional management. On top of it all, the players must perform, and it is up to the captains to provide the platform for the players to do so.

The opening ceremony provided a preview of what was to come. When both captains talked, it was evident that Luke Donald did his work with utmost precision and passion, spoke with great confidence. Which some could say lacked to Zach Johnson.

To win any sporting event, preparation and planning are essential. While Luke Donald’s men competed in the weeks preceding up to the Ryder Cup and the Italian Open at Marco Simone in previous years, the majority of Zach Johnson’s men had four weeks off and a couple even skipped the team’s preparatory trip to Marco Simone.

With redemption on their minds the European blasted through the gate on session one. Swept the Americans in the foursomes to open the Ryder Cup with a 4-0 lead. The Americans were expected to respond in the afternoon, but the Europeans clawed three matches back to all square and clinched the other point in Friday’s afternoon fourballs session. On Saturday, the largest winning margin in a Ryder Cup match was recorded, 9&7. Sunday was a fantastic Ryder Cup day, just as everyone had hoped. The Europeans started strong, but the momentum shifted, and the Ryder Cup was left to be decided in the final three matches. There was an instance where the Americans appeared to have the upper hand, but Fleetwood, Lowry, and McIntyre fought valiantly to maintain the blue on the board and bring the Cup back to Europe. The final score was Europe’s 16 ½, to USA’s 11 ½.

The many risk-reward holes added to the drama at Marco Simone. The golf course looked magnificent and truly is a great match play site. As usual, the crowds were incredible. Another advantage is the amphitheater-style design, which produced fantastic environments around the tees and greens.

Despite the commercials and several shots not being shown, this was a terrific Ryder Cup to watch. Europe got their redemption and already had their sights set on the away Ryder Cup in 2025 at Bethpage Black in New York.

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“The Algarve looks good on you” voted the best film of a regional tourist destination in the world

The Algarve looks good on you

The Algarve looks good on you

The film of the promotional campaign «The Algarve looks good on you» won the Golden Star in the international category «Tourist Destinations – Regions» of «The Golden City Gate 2021», film and multimedia festival of tourism held within the scope of ITB Berlin, the largest tourism fair in the world, which this year takes place in a virtual format.

Produced by New Light Pictures for Turismo do Algarve, «The Algarve looks good» was chosen by the festival jury as the best in the world, surpassing the remaining films from regional destinations in Berlin, Germany – one of the most important tourist markets for the Algarve, with an annual record of approximately two million overnight stays in the region’s hotels in the pre-pandemic period.

Created to motivate national and foreign tourists to enjoy the summer holidays in the region, reinforcing confidence in the «Algarve» brand and the notoriety of the main tourist destination in the country, the campaign features a motivational film starring one of the couples of Today’s most successful international travel influencers, the @explorerssaurus_, who share unique experiences in exceptional places scattered throughout the region, such as waterfalls, picturesque villages, beaches with extensive sands and crystalline waters or more secluded and hidden among cliffs.

For the Turismo do Algarve’s president, João Fernandes, the distinction has a special flavour, as it is the international recognition of the work done in the regional tourism promotion, and makes all continue to believe that everything that happened in the last year does not will prevent from coming back in force. Very soon it will be able to discover how well the Algarve is and enjoy the vast tourist offer of the destination. This award, within the scope of ITB Berlin, reinforces the message that the region is prepared to receive tourists from different origins in safety.

Previously, the film had been awarded at ART & TUR – International Tourism Film Festival 2020, which took place in Viseu, and at Finisterra – Arrábida Film Art & Tourism Festival 2020, in Sesimbra.

Tee Times Golf Agency congratulates those responsible for this wonderful success that makes all Algarvians extremely proud of the extraordinary region where we live and that we share with everyone who visits us.

Source: algarve7

Portuguese National Club Championship – Solverde Casinos

Portuguese National Club Championship – Solverde Casinos - Morgado Golf Course

Morgado Golf Course

Portuguese National Club Championship

The Portuguese National Club Championship of clubs took place from the 4th to the 6th of September with 19 men’s teams and 6 lady’s teams, enrolled, in a competition played in 54 holes Stroke Play, for three days (18 holes per day).

The 3 best results of each team were determined daily, which together determined the best final results.

The last day was obviously a day of great emotions and competitiveness at the Morgado Golf Course, in Portimão, with Oporto GC recovering and consolidating its first position, becoming the national champion club of 2020. In ladies, it was the Quinta do Lago team that debuted as a winner. The Visconde Pereira Machado (men) and Nini Guedes Queiroz (women) cups are thus awarded.

Portuguese National Club Championship – Solverde Casinos - Morgado Golf Course

Morgado Golf Course

The Oporto GC team wins again, after 2016, this time with the team composed by the players Vasco Manuel Carreira Alves, Afonso Girão, João Girão and Pedro Maria Sousa Machado who totaled 645 strokes (-12), one stroke advantage over the 2nd place, the Miramar team that ended with an aggregate of 646 strokes. The team from Quinta do Perú closed the podium with 674 strokes.

In the ladies competition Quinta do Lago ends up winning with an aggregate of 418 strokes (-20) and thus wins the Nini Guedes de Queiroz Cup. Miramar with 429 (-9) and Orizonte with 438 (Par) completed the podium.

The remaining results were as follows:

Men´s – 4th Vilamoura – 5th – Paredes – 6th Quinta do Lago – 7th Ilha Terceira (azores) 8th Estoril – 9th Juvegolf – 10th-Orizonte – 11th Morgado – 12th Vale de Janelas – 13th Belas – 14th Penina – 15th Amendoeira – 16th – Quinta do Fojo -17º Alto Portimão – 18th Viseu – 19th Amarante.

Ladies – 4º Quinta do Perú – 5º Oporto -6º Estoril.

The next tournament organized by the Portuguese Golf Federation and PGA Portugal will be the National Individual Absolute Championship – Audi, where amateurs and professionals will compete on an equal footing, both in men´s and in ladies, for their respective absolute titles.