RCEPI charity golf tournament a huge success

The Rotary Club Estoi Palace International (RCEPI) held a “very successful” sixth annual charity golf tournament, with close to 80 players enjoying “a perfect day” at Monte Rei Golf and Country Club in Vila Nova de Cacela.

“It was a sell out and there was plenty of fun for all involved,” said organisers. The players arrived to enjoy breakfast, driving range practice, stableford 18 holes of golf, lunch, and competition prizes.

The goal of the RCEPI golf tournament is to raise funds for local charities and this one scored high as the club’s largest fundraiser of the year, with over €10,000 received from golfers, sponsors and competitions.

This year’s top winners are: Men: 1st place Oscar Brennon, 40 points, 2nd place Barry Watson, 39 points, and 3rd place Donald Steven, 38 points. Ladies: 1st place Shirley Ann Steven, 36 points, 2nd place Diana Collins, 35 points, and 3rd place Claudette Tournier, 34 points.

A closest-to-the-pin competition along with a beat-the-pro event added more fun and prizes to the exciting day of golf and socialising.

On view at the event was a van purchased in June by RCEPI, nicknamed “Wheely”. The vehicle will be used to provide mobile lung and skin cancer testing together with preventative information throughout the Algarve. Funds raised by the club’s golf tournaments help charities in the Algarve community as well as international projects.

Additional funds were added by local businesses who sponsored the event. This year’s sponsors were Open Media (Algarve Resident newspaper and Clubhouse Algarve Magazine), Blacktower Financial management (International) Limited, Conrad Algarve, Centro Porsche Faro, The Works Print Shop and Monte Rei Golf and Country Club.

RCEPI is looking at ways to add more golfers next year so that those on the waiting list will be able to play. If you’re interested in golfing in next year’s event, then contact Peter Zahner at [email protected]

To find out more about RCEPI and the projects it has supported so far, visit https://rotaryestoipalace.org