MONTADO AND PGF BROUGHT THE EURO­PEAN CHAM­PI­ONSHIP TO POR­TU­GAL

DNA Magazine (Portugal) - - Discovery News -

The Montado Ho­tel & Golf Re­sort, in Palmela, has reg­u­larly hosted the In­ter­na­tional Am­a­teur Cham­pi­onships in Por­tu­gal, since 2011 for Men and since 2012 for Ladies.

The ex­pe­ri­ence gained while or­ga­niz­ing these events proved de­ci­sive for the de­ci­sion by the

EGA (Euro­pean Golf As­so­ci­a­tion) to award the or­ga­ni­za­tion of its first am­a­teur ma­jor, the Euro­pean Ladies Am­a­teur Team Cham­pi­onship, took place from 11 to 15 July 2017, at the ho­tel.

For Marco An­drade, the Gen­eral Man­ager of the Montado Ho­tel & Golf Re­sort, "The suc­cess of our joint bid with the Por­tuguese Golf Fed­er­a­tion (PGF) was also due to the ex­is­tence of an on-site ho­tel. Be­ing a team tour­na­ment, the EGA at­trib­uted great im­por­tance to the fact that play­ers could be on the prac­tice course or even at the start­ing tee 5 min­utes after leav­ing their rooms. It's very con­ve­nient."

The ex­is­tence of the Ho­tel sig­ni­fies a great ad­van­tage, which is a trans­ver­sal fac­tor for the or­ga­ni­za­tion of large in­ter­na­tional events as well as for at­tract­ing the in­ter­na­tional golf/leisure mar­ket. Re­sorts are in­creas­ingly pop­u­lar choices in this seg­ment since they re­duce or vir­tu­ally elim­i­nate the need to have trans­port to the golf course.

The ex­pe­ri­ence ac­cu­mu­lated over re­cent years while or­ga­niz­ing the last seven and six Men's and Ladies' in­ter­na­tional cham­pi­onships, re­spec­tively, en­sured that the Montado Ho­tel & Golf Re­sort was in a strong po­si­tion when the tour­na­ment's lo­ca­tion was de­cided.

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