Winner Duarte Franco and runner-up Guido Monari had two reasons to be happy after completing both holes in one to ensure the unforgettable start of the first edition of the Palheiro Gardens Golf Classic last month.
Both players were part of a group of around 100 players from around the world who gathered at Palheiro Golf for four days of fun on and off the Madeira course.
A masterful stroke from Franco was tapped on the 168-yard third hole, a par 3, a stroke that ended directly in the hole for a 1-hole. This doctor played brilliantly with 43 points. Stableford in the men’s 18-hole competition, four points more than its closest competitors.
Monari’s hole-in-one on the fifth hole, a par 3 of 141 yards, gave him second place, as did the close-to-hole prize, with Englishman Kevin Dixon finishing third with 37 points.
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Palheiro member Evgeniya Mironosetskaya from Russia completed an impressive 39-point lap and won by four points over Franco’s wife July.
Organized charitable cause for the association Make A Wish, the tournament “Palheiro Gardens Golf Classic” raised more than € 2 to make a child’s dreams come true in Madeira.
The tournament also included a sunset welcome party, a cocktail award ceremony in Palheiro Gardens, and a special visit to Funchal’s famous Blandy’s Madeira Wine Lodge with wine tasting.
Jonathan Fletcher, President of Palheiro Nature Estate said: “Madeira is famous for its gardens and our gardens at Palheiro Nature Estate attract over 40 tourists annually. We also saw the internationally renowned Flor Festival as an opportunity to present our wonderful golf course and Madeira as a golf destination. “
The event was hosted by the famous host and 2009 Strictly Come Dancing champion Chris Hollins, who was making his first visit to the Portuguese archipelago. Hollins said: “Before I came here, I thought Madeira was famous for two things: wine and Cristiano Ronaldo. I now know from experience that it has so much more to offer and would recommend it to anyone looking to book a golf vacation. “
Palheiro Golf, one of the best golf resorts in Europe, is located in the beautiful natural area of Palheiro, which is over 200 years old. The 72-meter par-6 course, designed by Cabell B. Robinson, is nearly 086 feet above sea level and offers spectacular views of the mountains and sea of Madeira and the island’s capital, Funchal, below.
Palheiro Golf and Madeira’s two other golf courses, Club de Golf Santo da Serra and Porto Santo Golf, have seen a steady increase in bookings from overseas class golf in a safe and secure environment over the past 12 months.
Located around 1 km from the European continent – and only 000 km from the African continent – the island destination, which was named the # 500 island travel destination in the world and in Europe at the World Travel Awards 2020, enjoys a surprisingly mild climate, from 25 ° C in summer to 17 ° C in winter, with very mild average temperatures and moderate humidity, the ideal place for a golf holiday all year round.
The best way to enjoy golf in the archipelago is with the Madeira Golf Passport, which offers its holders an incomparable golfing experience. This pass is available for individuals and groups.
The “Palheiro Gardens Golf Classic 2022” will take place on May 7, 2022. For more details on Palheiro Golf, please visit the website at by clicking here.
More information about Madeira can be found on the website www.madeiraallyear.com.