WHEN AGE IS A RANK

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The busi­ness­man Hen­rique Duarte, who has been in­volved in golf for decades, has cre­ated the ‘Age is a rank’ tour­na­ment with the goal of bring­ing to­gether peo­ple who have also been in­volved in golf for many years. The ini­tia­tive, which took place at Quinta do Peru and ended in a lively lunch, brought to­gether many vet­er­ans of golf in Por­tu­gal, from pro­fes­sion­als to past and cur­rent lead­ers. As a cu­rios­ity, each was as­signed a hand­i­cap equal to the years he was in­volved in golf. “As of this year I have been work­ing in the golf in­dus­try for 30 years . When I started there were twenty cour­ses in Por­tu­gal and now we have more than 80. And the best way to cel­e­brate would be to have a tour­na­ment with peo­ple who have more than 30 years in golf,” said Hen­rique Duarte to Golf Por­tu­gal & Is­lands. For this tour­na­ment green­keep­ers, di­rec­tors, pro­fes­sion­als and oth­ers con­nected to golf, such as Manuel Agrel­los (Hon­orary Pres­i­dent of PGF) and An­tónio Car­mona San­tos (busi­ness­man and con­nected to the con­struc­tion and ad­min­is­tra­tion of Quinta do Lago, rep­re­sen­ta­tive in Por­tu­gal of Eu­ro­pean cir­cuits, etc.) were in­vited. The win­ner of the tour­na­ment was Tony Barn­abé, who played with a 55 hand­i­cap (so many years in golf), fol­lowed by An­tónio Dan­tas and Pe­dro Sil­vestre. The sec­ond tour­na­ment will take place in early sum­mer and will be part of the 25th an­niver­sary cel­e­bra­tions at the NAU Group course near Al­bufeira.

Oem­presário Hen­rique Duarte, há dezenas de anos lig­ado ao golfe, criou o torneio “A Idade é um posto” com o ob­je­tivo de re­unir pes­soas que es­te­jam tam­bém en­volvi­das no golfe desde há muitos anos. E a ini­cia­tiva, que decor­reu na Quinta do Peru e ter­mi­nou num an­i­mado al­moço de con­vívio, re­uniu muitos vet­er­a­nos do golfe em Por­tu­gal, desde profis­sion­ais a anti­gos e at­u­ais diri­gentes. Como cu­riosi­dade, a cada um foi atribuído um hand­i­cap igual aos anos a que está en­volvido no golfe. “Este ano cumpro 30 anos a tra­bal­har na in­dús­tria do golfe. Quando come­cei havia vinte cam­pos em Por­tu­gal e agora temos mais de 80. E a mel­hor forma de comem­o­rar se­ria ter um torneio com pes­soas que tivessem mais de 30 anos de golfe”, disse Hen­rique Duarte à Golfe Por­tu­gal & Is­lands. Para este torneio foram con­vi­da­dos green­keep­ers, di­re­tores, profis­sion­ais e out­ros lig­a­dos ao golfe, como Manuel Agrel­los (Pres­i­dente Hon­orário da FPG) e An­tónio Car­mona San­tos (em­presário e lig­ado à con­strução e ad­min­is­tração da Quinta do Lago, rep­re­sen­tante em Por­tu­gal dos cir­cuitos eu­ropeus, etc). O vence­dor do torneio foi Tony Barn­abé, que jo­gou com hand­i­cap 55 (tan­tos os anos no golfe), fi­cando a seguir An­tónio Dan­tas e Pe­dro Sil­vestre. O se­gundo torneio irá decor­rer no in­í­cio do verão e in­te­grado no pro­grama das comem­o­rações dos 25 anos do campo do Grupo NAU, perto de Al­bufeira.

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