Portugal Golf – International Pairs Golf Final returns to Portugal

International Pairs Golf Óbidos 2023. Portugal hosts another International Pairs Golf final.

International Pairs Golf Final returns to Portugal for the 4th time in 7 years

The International Pairs Golf World Final 2023 will be held at Royal Óbidos and Bom Sucesso, in the Lisbon region, from 6 to 10 November.

Armandt Scholtz, managing director of International Pairs Golf, says that Portugal “has always been a great place for the event, with its beautiful golf courses, friendly people, and lively culture”, and that “the International Pairs tournament has had the privilege of hosting previous finals in the Algarve from 2017-2019″.

For a number of reasons, Portugal stood out as an outstanding choice for the event’s final. To begin, Portugal has become a well-known golf destination that draws golf fans worldwide. The country has a huge number of excellent golf courses with a wide range of landscapes and difficult layouts that appeal to both amateur and professional players.

According to Armandt Scholtz: “There are many economic, cultural, and publicity benefits for Portugal that come from hosting the International Pairs World Final: the event brings a lot of people to the area, which creates jobs, brings in more tax money, and helps the business grow in general. It makes the country more well-known in the world of golf and has a good effect on tourism, local businesses, and community involvement”.

The managing director of the competition also says that the tournament brings business opportunities in the hospitality, food and beverage, retail, transport, tourism, sponsorship, advertising and event services sectors.

Scholtz affirms that golf is very important to tourism and could have a big effect on the industry. Over the holidays, golfers tend to stay longer so they have time to try out new courses while they move around the country.

Another interesting statistic is that golf generally attracts “high value” tourists who have a higher disposable income and are willing to spend a little more during their golf holiday. This plays an important role in the overall growth of the economy of a region.

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Open de Portugal 2023. Open de Portugal at Royal Óbidos.

Open de Portugal will be decisive to the Road of Mallorca rankings

Open de Portugal will take place in Óbidos, Lisbon region, from September 14 to 17, and we bring you what you must know in order to be prepared for the drama at Royal Óbidos.

A Severiano Ballesteros’ masterpiece, the golf course at the beautiful Royal Óbidos Spa & Golf Resort, is not to be missed. The Spanish designer made a difficult course that uses the natural settings and the hilly land to its advantage. On hole 3, players hit their ball into an island green with the Óbidos lagoon in the background. The 18th hole has a view of the back nine, the clubhouse, and the Atlantic Ocean.

Open de Portugal has been held at Royal Óbidos for four straight years, including this year’s edition of the tournament. In 2020, Garrick Higgo won the first Open de Portugal held at Royal Óbidos. He was followed by Marcel Schneider in 2021 and Pierre Pineau in 2022. Who will win this year?

There are only five tournaments left to see which player will move on to the DP World Tour. At the end of the Rolex Challenge Tour Grand Final at Club de Golf Alcanada, the best 20 players in the Road to Mallorca Rankings will secure the promotion.

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Last chance for Ricardo Melo Gouveia and Vítor Lopes in a Ballesteros golf course

Last chance for Ricardo Melo Gouveia in a Ballesteros golf course

Andalucía Challenge de Cádiz starts Wednesday and Portuguese have high goals

Ricardo Melo Gouveia and Vítor Lopes already have just one more opportunity to achieve the high goals they took to Cadiz a week ago.

The Andalucía Challenge de Cádiz, of 200 thousand euros in monetary prizes, started this Wednesday and is the last chance for Ricardo Melo Gouveia to join the top 45 of the Race to Majorca and qualify for the Grand Final of the Challenge Tour, which will compete on that balearic island, at T-Golf & Country Club.

The Portuguese national champion is the current 50th place, having risen only 1 place after finishing last Sunday the Andalucía Challenge de España in the group of 22nd places, with 286 strokes, 2 under par Iberostar Real Club de Golf Novo Sancti Petri, after rounds of 72, 74, 70 and 70.

The other Portuguese who starts tomorrow for the Andalucía Challenge in Cádiz is Vítor Lopes. For him, the presence in the Grand Final of the Challenge Tour in Mallorca is not an objective, as he is not (yet) a member of the second European division, but he does not stop dreaming big.

A title would give him the qualification for the Challenge Tour in 2021 and when in September he led the first three rounds of the Portuguese Open at Royal Óbidos, he showed that he has the level to challenge the best on this circuit.

Vítor Lopes ended the 2020 season in 16th place on the Order of Merit of the Alps Tour Golf, one of the third European divisions, and managed to get invitations to play these two tournaments in Andalusia by drawing attention with his top-10 at the Open de Portugal at Royal Óbidos.

Ricardo Melo Gouveia and Vítor Lopes had never played at the Iberostar Real Club de Golf Novo Sancti Petri, a course designed by the legendary Severiano Ballesteros, considered by many analysts as the best Spanish course with the signature of the mythical Seve.

But after reaching two top-30s at the Andalucía Challenge de España, played on the same Andalusian stage, they already know their ways better and hope to be able to rectify what has adversely affected their games. They go to the Andalucía Challenge in Cádiz much more confident. «I didn’t know the golf course. There are two courses with nine very different holes. The Sea loop, as the name implies, is closer to the beach. It has more open and slightly easier holes. The Piños trail is a kind of pine forest, with many trees and narrower holes », analyzed Ricardo Melo Gouveia.

«I didn’t know the course, but we did two good training rounds. This golf course is very demanding from the tee to the green. It is narrow, with small and fast greens. It was a good test. Of course, my game is suitable for this golf course, although it is not long enough for me to enjoy my entire game. But I like the course and it’s a Seve Design, ”added Vítor Lopes. Also according to Vítor Lopes, «the course is in excellent condition. There was some rain during the night, but during the four days of the tournament we never got rain. Yes, there was a lot of wind in the first two days, which I like, which is why the overall results were so bad on those days. In the last two days the wind has calmed down and the results have improved ».

Hugo Ribeiro / Tee Times Golf (teetimesgolf.pt) para Record.