Algarve golf association to marchal world championships

GOLF FOR GREYS, the Algarve-based association for golfers aged 50 and over, has been appointed to organise marshalling of the prestigious WGC-2005 Algarve World Cup in Portugal. The International Federation of PGA Tours will bring many of the world’s best golf professionals to the Algarve to take part in the event, between November 15 and 20, at the new Arnold Palmer-designed Victoria Course in Vilamoura.

There will be two days of practise rounds, when visitors will be able to see all the top professionals in action, followed by a four-day tournament when 24 countries will compete in two days of four-balls and two days of foursomes. Tickets are available via the internet on at seven euros for each of the practise days and 15 euros for each of the tournament days. Alternatively, visitors may purchase a season ticket for the Championship Club at 75 euros.

Golf for Greys will be contacting all golf clubs in the Algarve for volunteers to marshal the competition and it is proposed that clubs be asked to marshal a specific hole or holes for the entire event. Volunteers will be required for the week and will receive the appropriate attire, as well as a complimentary round of golf at the Victoria Course.

Golf for Greys has more than 500 members and continues to expand rapidly. The association is not linked to a specific golf course, but provides its members with low cost golf at most clubs in the Algarve for just 35 euros for yearly membership. The association also runs monthly competitions at clubs across the Algarve, where members meet and enjoy a course they may not normally play.

• To sign up as a volunteer for the WGC-2005 Algarve World Cup in Portugal, call Golf for Greys on 912 555 666 or visit