By Valdemar Afonso
The pair of ladies Margarida Sampaio/Noor Thorup won the 14th Ricardo & Friends Tournament that was played in Salgados (Albufeira), for the first time in pairs (best ball) and which brought together 42 teams with players from all over the country.
Margarida Sampaio and Noor Thorup finished with 44 points, followed by Tomás Melo Gouveia/João Paulo Pinto (43) and Carlos Pequenochinho/David Hackett (41).
In Gross, the duo Ricardo Pereira/Rui Coelho won with 41 points, followed by Littlechinho/Hackett and Tomás Gouveia/Paulo Pingo.
Special prizes went to Margarida Sampaio and Ricardo Pereira (longest stroke), Noor Thorup and Ricardo Pereira (closest ball).
The awards ceremony took place during the social lunch at the club's restaurant, ending with the usual tombola.
At 56 years old, Pedro Lima Pinto is an unavoidable figure in national golf. He is the most visible face of Greatgolf, the career management agency he founded to help young Portuguese golfers. The agency currently represents five golfers, and has a fundamental rule: it only works with those who are dedicated exclusively to the game.
Montebelo Golf, in Viseu, will now have a FootGolf course, a sport that is growing internationally, with the “kick-off” at the end of October, the date on which the new sport becames available on the course of Visabeira Turismo.