Long friendships link Quinta do Lago and Northern Ireland

The 21st anniversary of the international inter-club fixture between Clube de Golfe da Quinta do Lago (CGQL) and Donaghadee, Northern Ireland, climaxed in a wonderful Final Fling finale in the Algarve recently. The cordial rivalry between the Men’s Past Captains of CGQL and Donaghadee involved 51 past captains at one time or another.

Senior Past Captain and Past President Victor Stephens – still swinging in his 90th year – played alongside Donaghadee’s Tom McNulty in the decisive last match.

Last year, the Federação Portuguesa de Golfe and the Golfing Union of Ireland made presentation gifts of engraved crystal plates to the clubs recognising the continuous role of the Past Captains as splendid ambassadors of the game thus ensuring that distinctive memories and bonds of friendship will linger for a lifetime.

Photo: Golfers united in friendship