by Scott Bennett 1st August 2023
The Martin Date Memorial Cup

On 14th of July 2023 the Chamber invited golf enthusiasts from various backgrounds and skill levels to showcase their prowess on the immaculate fairways and challenging greens of Boavista Golf and Spa Resort, near Lagos in the Algarve, as the Chamber’s highly anticipated 2023 Algarve Golf Day took place, the first since 2019.

 

This year’s event held special significance as it marked the inauguration of the Chamber’s Martin Date Memorial Cup, named after the late and much missed Martin Date.  Martin was a prominent member of the Portuguese Chamber of Commerce in the UK who made significant contributions to the Portuguese and UK business communities. In tribute, theevent received special support from Gerry Fagan, a Corporate member of the Chamber and Martin Date’s former business partner.

 

After an exhilarating day on the course, the golfers gathered for a networking cocktail and dinner in the Boavista Club House. The event provided an excellent opportunity for professionals from various industries to connect, share insights, and foster valuable business relationships.

 

Results:

 

Ladies Longest Drive: Ann de Jongh

Male Longest Drive: Fernando Nogueira

Nearest The Pin: Tony Bennett

Leading Gross Player Tony Bennett, with a score of 73

Leading Net Player Paul Price, with a score of 71

We would like to thank our Patron members Boavista Golf and Spa Resort for hosting such a magnificent day for us, and also to thank our event sponsors Conrad Algarve and Currencies 4 You.