Parque da Floresta, the Vigia Group’s flagship golf and leisure resort in the Algarve, has teamed up with the PGA to become main sponsor of the PDF Midland Masters.
The three-year agreement will see Parque da Floresta become title sponsors to one of the Midlands ‘majors’ held at Kedleston Park Golf Club, Derbyshire. To be known as the PDF Midland Masters, the event will take place on the 9th and 10th July 2008 and includes a Pro-Am competition followed by 36-holes of strokeplay for 78 of the region’s top professionals. The event forms part of the PGA Midlands region’s Order of Merit.
In addition, the luxury golf and leisure resort will host an annual PGA Pro-Am event in the November of each year which we expect to become established as the region’s premier overseas event of this nature.
Jon Sewell, Regional Secretary for the Midland’s PGA, said: “We are delighted to forge this relationship with the Parque da Floresta Golf and Leisure Resort.
“We have signed a three-year sponsorship agreement for a combination of the Midland Masters tournament as well as an exclusive European Pro-Am to be held at the Portuguese resort from November 17-20 this year."
Billed as one of Europe’s most picturesque golf courses, Parque da Floresta is set in the Western Algarve, amongst rolling hills, golden beaches, timeless fishing villages and unspoilt countryside. Bordering the Costa Vicentina National Park, the imaginatively designed, 18 hole par 71 golf course is the centre piece to the resort.