Quinta da Ria: An­niver­sary

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Quinta da Ria cel­e­brated its 17th an­niver­sary with the usual “Day One” tour­na­ment, with 80 play­ers di­vided into 20 teams. The “Day One” al­ways co­in­cides with the birth­day of the en­tre­pre­neur José F. Lis­boa, who was the ad­min­is­tra­tor of Quinta do Lago and founder of Quinta da Ria, Quinta de Cima (Algarve) and Mon­tado (Palmela) Golf Cour­ses and who saw the Por­tuguese bu­reau­cracy stop one of his ma­jor projects. About 30 years ago Lis­boa wanted to build a mega golf fa­cil­ity near Ourique, with a tour part­ner, and it would have been the fu­ture head­quar­ters of the Euro­pean Tour Qual­i­fi­ca­tion School. It failed be­cause the autarchy’s au­tho­riza­tion ar­rived ... 17 years later. The win­ning team, with 82 points, was made up of Miguel Gas­par, An­dreas and Eyvind Grouff and Ron­aldo da Silva. In sec­ond place were the team of Elis­a­beth and Henk Van Den Dool and Loes Henk Vooijs with 78. Spe­cial awards went to Marco An­drade, Sara War­ren, Mal­colm Yudd and Loes Vooijs. A Quinta da Ria comem­o­rou o seu 17º aniver­sário com o ha­bit­ual torneio “Day One”, com 80 jo­gadores di­vi­di­dos em 20 equipas. O “Day One” co­in­cide sem­pre com o aniver­sário do em­presário José F. Lis­boa, que foi ad­min­istrador da Quinta do Lago e fun­dador dos cam­pos da Quinta da Ria, Quinta de Cima (Algarve) e Mon­tado (Palmela) e que viu a buro­c­ra­cia portuguesa “chum­bar” um dos seus gran­des pro­jec­tos: há cerca de 30 anos que­ria con­struir uma mega in­fraestru­tura de golfe perto de Ourique, com parce­ria do tour, e que se­ria a fu­tura sede da Es­cola de Qual­i­fi­cação do Euro­pean Tour. Fal­hou porque a au­tor­iza­ção da au­tar­quia chegou... 17 anos de­pois. A equipa vence­dora, com 82 pon­tos, foi con­sti­tuída por Miguel Gas­par, An­dreas e Eyvind Grouff e Ron­aldo da Silva. No se­gundo lu­gar fi­cou a equipa Elis­a­beth e Henk Van Den Dool e Loes Henk Vooijs, com 78. Os prémios es­pe­ci­ais foram para Marco An­drade, Sara War­ren, Mal­colm Yudd e Loes Vooijs.

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