Around 7.40 a.m. the “masqueraders” started to arrive at Palheiro Golf. A lively morning of great fun. The rain still gave the air of its grace, but the sun soon appeared and at 08h30 began the Carnival Tournament, with outings in shot-gun. This competition was disputed in fourball better ball format, teams of 2 players. To make this tournament more lively and challenging, players could only play with 3 clubs and 1 putter.    


After the Tournament, the conviviality was at the Clubhouse, where there was no lack of the typical “sonhos/malassadas” of this season, which delighted the players.    


Tournament Winning Teams:  

  • 1st Place: Bob Stweart and David Whyte (41 points).  
  • 2nd Place: Luciano Homem de Gouveia and João Vacas (39 points).  
  • 3rd Place: Teresa Gonçalves and Celeste Carolino (38 points).  


There was also a special prize for the team with the best Carnival costume. The voting was done by all the teams participating in the tournament. Andy Millington and Gabriela Sousa, our hippy golfers were the winners. In 2nd place with only 1 point difference were the Snow white girls, Élia Handa and Maria Câmara.  


This was the 2nd event of the 30 years celebration activities calendar of Palheiro Golf.   


The Club thanks all the members for their presence in this tournament. Thanks also to the 2023 official sponsors of this year of celebration of Palheiro Golf’s 30th anniversary, namely: Savoy Signature, NOS Empresas. Empresa de Cervejas da Madeira, Direçao Regional do Turismo and BPI, as well as our partners.