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Students invited to Portugal Masters 2011

Seven lucky students from the Vilamoura International School were invited by the Oceânico Group to attend the Portugal Masters 2011 at the Oceânico Victoria Golf Course in Vilamoura.

Students were shown how scores are kept and updated on the main leader board and given the opportunity to show off their swing.

Golf instructors then took the time to give feedback and suggest ways to improve their golf etiquette.

The students then met and had photographs taken with the Portuguese player, Ricardo Santos, and received autographs and photographs from players such as Padraig Harrington, Miguel Ángel Jiménez, Simon Khan and Joost Luiten.

James Denton, Head of  Primary at Vilamoura International School, said: “It was a truly inspirational day for the students as they were able to witness how the tournament is organised, see firsthand how the professional golfers handle the spotlight, how they practise and finally how they perform out on the golf course.

“We have some excellent golfers at this school and to be given the opportunity to see their idols play will have created a lasting memory and give the students the motivation to improve their all round golf skills.”