Amendoeira hosts charity golf tournament in aid of APEXA
Tiago Francisco (left), Amendoeira golf course manager, and Sérgio Duarte, general manager at Amendoeira Golf Resort / Photo: BRUNO FILIPE PIRES/OPEN MEDIA GROUP

Amendoeira hosts charity golf tournament in aid of APEXA

Amendoeira Golf Resort in Alcantarilha (Silves) will host a charity golf tournament in aid of APEXA, an association supporting special needs people in the Algarve, on Saturday, November 30.

“APEXA is an institution known for its great work with special needs people. We shouldn’t limit ourselves to our corporate and business roles. We should feel proud for being able to give something back to our community,” the resort’s general manager Sérgio Duarte told Barlavento newspaper.

“That is why we are also working with the Silves Bombeiros to host a charity tournament in June 2020,” he added.

This first charity tournament in November is entitled ‘Golf4All’, is backed by EDGA (formerly known as the European Disabled Golf Association) and is open to golfers with disabilities or anyone who would like to support the cause.

Its goal, according to organisers, is to “promote inclusion and equality in the opportunities that are given to people with disabilities in sports”.

The money raised will be used to fund a project by APEXA to create the Algarve’s first sensory garden. Cost is €80 per person and includes lunch and prize-giving ceremony. People can sign up via email: [email protected]

Amendoeira Golf Club looks to grow
Meantime, the Amendoeira Golf Club is looking to attract more and more young budding golfers.

“Our school is garnering interest amongst the community. We have 20 children aged between 10 and 18, including boys and girls. Our goal is to have a team sponsored by us competing by 2020,” the resort’s golf manager and president of the club Tiago Francisco told Barlavento.

The club currently has 70 members and is looking to reach 200 in three years.

Tiago Francisco also highlighted that the resort will be hosting the Algarve Pro Tour in March which will attract many players from the European Tour and Challenge Tour before hosting its annual World Kids Golf tournament later in the year.

“We will also host events by important partners, such as the Vila Vita Open,” he said, adding that the “big surprise” could be that Amendoeira will be chosen as the venue for a Faldo Series tournament, which would be a first for Portugal.