Main­te­nance and Vol­un­teers

GOLFE - - SPECIAL REPORT -

Dur­ing the week of the Por­tu­gal Masters, and the week be­fore, when the course closes for the fi­nal touches, the main­te­nance team will con­sist of about 50 peo­ple who start work­ing shortly af­ter 4 o’clock in the morn­ing and fin­ish close to mid­night. Among the work­ers will be ten for­eign green­keep­ers, vol­un­teers, who pur­posly move to the Al­garve to learn from their Por­tuguese coun­ter­parts how to pre­pare a course for a tour­na­ment of the high­est mag­ni­tude. Bruno Iná­cio, who is part of the Vil­am­oura main­te­nance team, will also be among the green­keep­ers and will be the only Por­tuguese in­volved as a vol­un­teer in the prepa­ra­tion of the Na­tional Course in Paris, which hosts the Ry­der Cup the week af­ter the Masters. Iná­cio will go to Paris be­fore the end of the Masters. The main­te­nance crew at Vic­to­ria has re­ceived new ma­chines for the var­i­ous course tasks - cut­ting fair­ways, greens, etc.

Du­rante a se­m­ana do Por­tu­gal Masters, e na se­m­ana an­te­rior, quando o campo fechar para os tra­bal­hos fi­nais, a equipa da manutenção será con­sti­tuída por cerca de 50 pes­soas que começam a tra­bal­har pouco de­pois das 4 ho­ras da manhã e ter­mi­nam perto da meia-noite. En­tre os tra­bal­hadores es­tarão dez green­keep­ers es­trangeiros, vol­un­tários, que se deslo­cam proposi­tada­mente ao Al­garve para apren­derem com os seus homól­o­gos por­tugue­ses a preparar um campo para um torneio de primeira grandeza do tour. E no grupo dos green­keep­ers es­tará tam­bém o al­gar­vio Bruno Iná­cio, que in­te­gra a equipa de manutenção dos cam­pos de Vil­am­oura, e que será o único por­tuguês en­volvido, como vol­un­tário, na preparação do campo Na­tional, em Paris, que re­cebe a Ry­der Cup na se­m­ana a seguir ao Masters. Bruno Iná­cio segue para Paris antes de ter­mi­nar o Masters. A manutenção do Vic­to­ria re­ce­beu no­vas máquinas para os vários tra­bal­hos de campo – corte de fair­ways, greens, etc...

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