Estoi Rotary golf tournament raises €7,000 for charity

Estoi Palace Rotary 2019 Charity Golf Tournament has been hailed a “huge success again” by organisers, with funds raised being used to help the Algarve community.

Rotary Club Estoi Palace International’s (RCEPI) 7th Annual Charity Golf Tournament took place on August 29 and over 60 golfers enjoyed a perfect sunny day at the Monte Rei Golf & Country Club – a ‘signature’ Jack Nicklaus-designed course.

Throughout the day, the players enjoyed breakfast, driving range practice, 18-hole Stableford golf competition, and lunch with the prize-giving ceremony.

The event began bright and early with breakfast and golf practice, followed by a closest-to-the-pin competition and a beat-the-pro challenge – adding yet more fun and prizes to the day of golf and socialising.

Following complimentary refreshments on the lawn overlooking the course, guests enjoyed a buffet lunch provided by resident Chef Rui Silvestre, during which the awards ceremony was held.

This year’s winners were: Men 1st Place: Nick Butterfly with 40 points; 2nd Place: Fernando Helder Dias with 38 points; and 3rd Place: Peter Kershaw with 37 points. Ladies 1st Place: JackieBarry with 34 points; 2nd Place: ShirleyAnne Steven with 32 points; and 3rd Place: Judy Kershaw with 30 points. In addition, Fernando Helder Dias scored an astounding hole-in-one at the 14th hole.

The funds raised by RCEPI’sgolf tournaments help local charities, community as well as international projects. To date, RCEPI has helped fund numerous projects including a refrigerated truck for the Faro Food Bank; a mobile breast screening unit for the Algarve Oncology Association; a van to provide mobile lung cancer screening in the Algarve; donating wheelchairs to the local community; purchasing Christmas gifts for disadvantaged children; helping fund a new, fully equipped ambulance for São Brás fire department and financing a local milk programme.

RCEPI was grateful to receive multiple donations and support from local businesses as well as from the players on the day who raised around €7,000.

This will be distributed among the several local charities and organisations which RCEPI supports, including the Algarve Oncology Association, Caritas and the local Estoi community.

To participate in the 2020 Charity Golf event, RCEPI advises golfers to book early to avoid disappointment as places are limited.

RCEPI would be happy to welcome more sponsors for next year’s tournament and invite interested companies to visit

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Men’s winner, Nick Butterfly
From left: RCEPI President Christine Fay, Ladies Tournament Winner, Jackie Barry, and RCEPI member Iga Pietrzak