Friday, 21 July 2017
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Algarve Pirates V Algarve Sharks In the first ever league encounter between two American Football teams in the region, the Algarve Pirates and the Algarve Sharks met last weekend at Pirate HQ in Mehilhoeira Grande near Portimão.

This was the second time the teams had actually played, with a friendly jogo amigável being played at the end of 2014, but this time it was for real, with league position being at stake.

golfThe Algarve, Europe’s leading golf destination, is celebrating after being awarded the prestigious title of ‘Best Value Golf Destination’ in the 2015 Today’s Golfer Travel Awards.

The award, which is voted for by the readers of Today’s Golfer magazine, returns to the Algarve for the third time in four years, following previous wins in 2012 and 2013.

SC Olhanense and KF Laçi at the Amendoeira Golf Resort for a Friendly MatchPortuguese premier league team SC Olhanense (see comment from Chris Wright, below)  played Albanian Super League KF Laçi in a friendly match on Thursday 15th January resulting in an unexpected 0:0 tie.

Amendoeira Golf Resort welcomed football teams SC Olhanense and KF Laçi to the Amendoeira Sports Club at the Amendoeira Golf Resort near Alcantarilha in the Algarve, for a friendly match on Thursday 15th January at 11am.

FC Farense beat Go Ahead Eagles in a friendly matchFC Farense met Go Ahead Eagles at Amendoeira Golf Resort sports complex on Wednesday 7th January and won 1:0

Whilst on a warm weather training camp in Portugal, the Dutch football team Go Ahead Eagles played the Portuguese team, FC Farense at the Amendoeira Sports Club in the Algarve. The friendly football match, arranged by Gary Hobson (FIFA and UEAFA match agent), took place on Wednesday 7th January with a 10.30am kick off. The Dutch team played well but FC Farense emerged as the stronger team, deserving their 1:0 victory.

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.