The World Corporate Golf Challenge was created in 1993 as a competition open to UK companies and agencies under the sponsorship of its media partner, one of the UK’s largest newspapers, The Times.
The Golf & Business combination was successful that has remained until today. As proof of this, WCGC is nowadays one of the biggest corporate golf events in the world.
The success has already resulted in 34 participating countries, representing more than 3000 companies and covering around 60 TV channels, 26 newspapers and 24 magazines, with 16 top airlines as members. A structure, all of it, with international recognition and prestige.
During the 2020 European Football Championship, another tournament animated the prestigious Montado Hotel & Golf Resort, on May 30th and 31st 2021 which, two months earlier, hosted the International Amateur Championships in Portugal (men and women) and a few days later, hosted the Portuguese qualifications for the European Championships at an amateur level.
Belmar’s team was the great champion of the Montado Golf Course tournament and qualified for the WCGC Audi National Final 2021, for having been the best in the net classification, while Garofalo’s No. 1 team also qualified for the big summit scheduled for the West Cliffs Golf Course in Óbidos (31 July), thanks to the triumph in the gross classification.
The WCGC regulation is clear: the net classification (which selects 4 teams) prevails over the gross (which only qualifies one), but the scoring system, which counts on the results with two players from each team, provides interesting results, as players with high handicaps can win as well as elite players.
Looking only at the net classification, there were 27 players out of a total of 58 with 30 or more points and the best of all was Tiago Costa with 38 points, followed by his partner Bernardo Paes de Vasconcelos with 37 points, the same as José Henriques from JS Partners.
Ricardo Pereira and Rui Coelho were world vice-champions of companies in 2015 and, last year, they won one of the qualifying stages of the WCGC Portugal, in the Algarve, serving another sponsoring company, Turkish Airlines.
There was a very good game by these two winning teams, that not even the heavy rain, almost thunderstorm, which fell for about 15 minutes, was able to stop.
Montado Golf Course is always in good condition, the main variable is the wind but this year the weather was great.
The online tombola, a novelty in 2021, in partnership with Bee Engineering awarded assigned offers to 30 of the 58 participants and there were also special skill prizes for Lúcia Ballayer, Orlando Garcia, João Santos, Tiago Costa and Ricardo Pereira.
The 28th worldwide and 22nd national edition of WCGC Portugal 2021, began in May in Madeira, with the sponsorship of the Madeira Promotion Association, and has now continued in Montado Golf Course with the support of Garofalo. The third qualifying stage will take place at the Axis Ponte de Lima Golf Course on the 26th of June.
The Montado Hotel & Golf Resort had already hosted the National Final last year. This year there will be a fourth qualification at Morgado Golf Course on July 3rd, the Audi National Final will be on July 31st at the West Cliffs Golf Course in Óbidos and, meanwhile, it is already known that the World Final will be again at the Oitavos Dunes Golf Course, in Cascais, from 1 to 5 November 2021.
For Tee Times Golf Agency Montado Golf Course surrounded by famous muscatel vineyards planted a century ago and with some unforgettable holes of great scenic beauty, like number 13, a Par 4 that provides a great view over Palmela Castle and an excellent opportunity for a birdie is a great choice for this famous international tournament.
Also, the Montado Hotel **** with unique tranquillity and its 93 luxurious guest rooms, each overlooking the golf course is ideal for the most relaxing golf break.
We suggest the attractive golf packages for 3 nights accommodation & 2 rounds, 4 nights accommodation & 3 rounds, 5 nights accommodation & 3 rounds, 7 nights accommodation & 5 rounds or a especially golf package to satisfy every customer’s wishes.
For a longer golf break, Pousada de Palmela and Hotel Luna Esperança Centro ****, and the also great and nearby golf courses, Troia Golf Course, Peru Golf Course and Ribagolfe Golf Course, are the ideal complement for the most pleasurable Golf Break in the wonderful Costa Azul region.
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