Tee Times Open Championship Tournament 2018
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Tee Times Open Championship Tournament 2018

On behalf of mysef and of all stakeholders, I want to thank you for participating in what we hope and feel was another successful Tee Times Golf Agency Open Championship.

Not to rest on our laurels, we invite your feedback where we might improve your enjoyment and experience at Tee Times Golf Agency future events. For balance, positive feedback would also be welcome.

The 2nd Tee Times Golf Agency amateur competition was played in January 2018 in a Stableford format with a mixture of pairs and individual scores over the 3 day tournament at Salgados, Laranjal and Quinta do Lago South Golf courses. The competition was fully booked, well in advance.

The event began with a meet and greet cocktail party at the Chez Carlos restaurant in Vilamoura on the Thursday evening. The pairs draw was made for the following day.

Salgados Golf Course hosted the first round of the competition. Although it was a cold and windy day the atmosphere amoung the players was exciting. Salgados is a very open golf course and as it was a breezy day, scores were definatly affected and not brilliant. It was a two tee start. Salgados Golf Course was in a good condition and well maintained. After the round the group sat at the club house terrace enjoying the sunshine whilst scores were collected. The players later gathered at The Chez Carlos restaurant for dinner, announcing of the days results and to make the draw for the following day.

The 2nd round was played at Laranjal Golf Course. It was a beautiful sunny day again with no wind, quoted by the players as “millionaires golf and an absolute pleasure to play”. The greens were true but difficult to read and the scores improved slightly from the previous day. Laranjal have introduced new tees and the players noticed that the golf course was longer but enjoyed the novelty of using Gold Tees.

The group met up later at the Chez Carlos restaurant to have dinner, discuss scores and to be advised of start times for the final round which was in order of merit.

Quinta do Lago South Golf Course was host to the final round and a favourite course for most. There were 8 to 12 players in with a chance of winning, which created an exciting buzz amoung the competitors. Quinta Do Lago are making some noticable improvements to the South Golf Course and the greens were good but slower then Laranjal Golf Course. Nearest the pin was played every day and on the final day, the longest drive was introduced on the 17th hole, a par 5. Colette Cohen won the Ladies and Peter McMahon won the gents longest drive.

The Tee Times prize giving dinner was held that evening at The Chez Carlos Restaurant with non golfers also attending, there was approximatley 65 people. It was a fantastic evening, a brilliant atmosphere with great food and excellent service.

Doug Smith hosted the prize giving looking very dapper in his red bow tie. The prizes were given for individuals and pairs, nearest the pin and the longest drive. The best dressed players also won prizes, the worthy winners were Roger and Carol Benzie wearing traditional Scottish kilts. Carmel McCarthy received the biggest cheer of the entire evening for the each day lowest score and she embraced this in great style.

Mr Carlos, owner and founder of the Tee Times Golf Agency congratulated the winners and thanked the sponsers for their support and complemented Douglas and Teresa Smith, for their input in the organisation.

Later a raffle took place with a variety of excellent prizes, for a childrens charity here in the Algarve and an amazing total of 1.725,00 euros was raised.

It was a marvellous event, thoroughly enjoyed by everyone. The evening culminated with some live music courtesy of Roger with his guitar and the guests partied until midnight. After a very merry night, some accidental coat swapping even took place. There could not have been a more fantastic group of people and we very much hope to see everyone for the 3rd Tee Times Golf Agency Open Tournament in 2019!

List of Prize Winners

Day 1 Pairs Salgados Pts
1st – Thomas Roberts & Jeff Williams 65
2nd – Rob Brown & Liz Scully 63
3rd – Stephen Draisey & Mair Robinson 58
Nearest the pin – Ken Barnes 8th
Winner of lowest stableford score – Carmel McCarthy
Day 2 Pairs Laranjal Pts
1st – Trevor Ward & Trish Macbeth 56
2nd – Tony Lopategui & Peter Mcahon 55(c/b)
3rd – Marie Harpur & Michelle Roberts 55
Nearest the pin – Neil Johnson 15th
Winner of lowest stableford score – Carmel McCarthy
Day 3 Individual Quinta South Pts
1st – David Harpur 37
2nd – Colette Cohen 33
3rd – Michael Ewings 32(c/b)
Nearest the pin –Bill Hurrel - 1t1h
Winner of lowest stableford score – Carmel McCarthy
Mens Longest Drive 17th Peter McMahon
Ladies Longest Drive 17th Colette Cohen
Open Championship Pts
1st - Michael Ewings 26 33 32 = 91
2nd – Stephen Draisey 32 31 28 = 91(c/b)
3rd - Thomas Roberts 34 30 25 = 89
4th - Trevor Ward 30 26 32 = 88
5th - Jeff Williams 31 26 30 = 87
6th – Michelle Roberts 30 25 31 = 86
Best Ladies Score - Mair Robinson
Best Dressed – Roger Benzie
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