Vigia Group’s flagship development, Parque da Floresta, was this year’s venue for the Portuguese Chamber’s Annual Golf event. The afternoon golf competition, which attracted 30 players, was followed by a cocktail reception and magnificent gala dinner for more than 60 chamber members and special guests in the O Parque Restaurant.
In a pre-dinner speech, Vigia CEO, Richard Evans, said that he was very pleased to have the opportunity of hosting this prestigious Chamber function and spoke briefly about the activities and the recent investments made by his group.
Peter Lovell, Chamber vice-Chairman and Algarve Director, thanked the company sponsors who had together made the event possible – Vigia Group, SACL, Atelier do Sul, Banco Totta & Açores and CIN Paints. The golfers had enjoyed perfect conditions and special mention was made of the dedicated ground staff and of the professionalism of the Vigia organisation.
Mr Lovell spoke briefly concerning the current activities of the Chamber, now relocated in the Portuguese Embassy. He introduced Deputy Director Marina Raimundo, who mentioned the new look property show planned for Sandown Park in October. She said that initial feedback from members wishing to participate had been encouraging. Mr Evans presented the golf prizes:
1st Prize: John Havery (Algarve Real Estate Centre) 39 points on countback
2nd Prize: Philip Mangan (Oceanico Lusoirlandes) 39 points
3rd Prize: Alan Bowes (Vigia Group) 34 points
1st lady: Ank Sillem 30 points (People & Business)
Nearest the pin 15th hole: Phillip Pope (Quinta da Boavista)
Longest drive 18th hole: Roger Jones (Alto Golf & Country Club) Contributed