Golf vlogging – we check out the PORTUGAL MASTERS!


The Algarve Addicts series of VLOGS (video blogs or video diaries) continues. This is the fifth in our video series that we are looking to ramp up and publish more frequently. The vlogs are designed to show you a slice of life in the Algarve, and what it’s like to live, work and play down here in Portugal’s southernmost region.

The Portugal Masters is the biggest event on the Portugal Golf calendar for the entire year and forms a part of the European Tour. I am not a golf expert and don’t follow it extremely closely so excuse the silly comment in the video, I am sure many of you would have loved to be at the tournament.

It was great to see UK pro golfer, Tom Lewis, winning the tournament for the second time and pocketing just over €300,000. Great job! Additionally, a record was broken with the first round under 60 in European Championship history as the Portugal Resident relates:

After the most unpredictable day in the tournament’s history, England’s Oliver Fisher is now forever etched in the record books of European golf. Astonishingly, the 30-year-old from Essex had begun the second day with the prime objective of making the cut. However, he carded the magic 59 with a scintillating performance, marked by his nerveless approach to the prospect of making history. “I was just trying to make the weekend,” he revealed afterwards, “but after birdieing the first three holes it was at the back of my mind.”

You probably already know this, but the Algarve is consistently rated as one of the best golf destinations in Europe with over 40 high quality golf courses. Surprisingly, that number is half of all of the golf courses in the whole of Portugal. There is tons more info at the tourism boards special golf site.

Did you go to the event, or would you have liked to go?

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