Monday, 22 December 2014
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Winner James Maw giving it his best shotWell this is the last event of the 2014 Algarve Pro Golf Tour swing and we are here at a sun soaked Boavista Golf and Resort just outside of Lagos in the western Algarve playing the first round.

What a first round it turned out to be with 11 players equalling or breaking par but breaking par did in no way describe the leader James Maw’s first round.

Algarve Pirates Win First-Ever All-Algarve MatchIt was an historic first-ever meeting on this past Saturday, Dec. 13th, of the first two Algarve-based American-style football teams. The Algarve Pirates won this first-ever All-Algarve match 38 – 6, over the Algarve Sharks.
Fans of both teams enjoyed a hard fought match between the Algarve Pirates, and the newly formed Algarve Sharks.

Quinta do Lago wins Double Distinction at the World Golf AwardsWe are proud to announce that Quinta do Lago has enhanced its position as one of the world’s premier golf destinations after claiming a double success at the 1st World Golf Awards ceremony!

The distinctions include: the North Course which has been awarded as “Europe’s Best New Golf Course" as well as the South Course which has won “Portugal’s Best Course” .

World Golf Awards touches down in the AlgarveThe World Golf Awards has touched down in Portugal as finishing touches are put in place ahead of the inaugural Gala Ceremony.

The only global initiative to recognise, reward and celebrate excellence in the golf hospitality industry, the showcase will take place at the Conrad Algarve from November 13th-16th.

Halloween Golfing at Vale do MilhoThe October Monthly Medal golf competition at Vale de Milho Golf Club had to be delayed by one week due to the club championship, but this slotted in nicely with Halloween this year.

The Club Captain Betty Zwart and members embraced the day, and dressed accordingly for the evening presentation dinner.

Gibraltar FA's request rejectedFIFA has rejected the Gibraltar FA’s request to join the world’s footballing body after failing to recognise the British enclave as an independent territory. Gibraltar was officially welcomed into UEFA – the European football 'governing' body – last year and competed in their 1st competitive fixture in a Euro 2016 qualification game.
However, FIFA president, Sepp Blatter, said the "FA of Gibraltar cannot be accepted as a member of FIFA" because it contravened the "world governing body’s" statutes regarding independent territories. 

First home game ends in success for Carvoeiro UnitedMore than 100 local fans watched as the newly formed Carvoeiro United FCCU won their first home game 1-0 against local rivals Mex. Grande FC.

Bad weather in the morning threatened to dampen the spirits of players and fans but the sun came out as the whistle blew for the opening of the game held at the stadium in Estômbar on October 11.

Clubhouse Algarve magazineThis week saw the first edition of Clubhouse Algarve magazine, distributed to golf courses and other outlets throughout the Algarve, and the launch of the online edition www.clubhousealgarve.com.

The latest media product from the Open Media Group, Clubhouse Algarve’s print edition is published three times per year as a glossy A4 format magazine, with 84 pages and a circulation of 10,000 copies.