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Congratulations to Reg Harrison


Congratulations to Reg Harrison who on the 15th September made a hole in one at the 7th at Palheiro golf.
Congratulations again as Reg offered to buy everyone a drink!!

Urban Golf Funchal 2011

Urban Golf Funchal 2011

Urban Golf Portugal: Nobody knows exactly where urban golf started, but this activity has in fact been held in various places around the world.

Objectives:

1. To create an unforgettable event, that is a fun experience for both participants and audience;

2. To promote the game of golf;

3. To promote our sponsors’ products and services;

4. To attract people to downtown Funchal.

Date: 25th September 2011 (confirmed with Funchal Town Hall)

Place: The streets of Funchal

Target population: Palheiro Golf Club members; Palheiro Golf Junior Academy pupils; members and juniors from other golf clubs; Gym Challenge participants; Diário de Notícias golf activity participants; the general public.

Fee: €15 per person (adults aged 18 or over); €10 per junior (aged 17 or under).

Competition: Individual

Categories/Prizes: 6 (1-Junior Golf Academy pupils: Boys & Girls; 2-Members of the Portuguese Golfe Federation: Men & Ladies; 3-General Public: Men & Ladies).

Description of the Event

This genre was tried for the first time in Portugal in the Municipaluty of Óbidos, by a group of friends, the Urban Golf League, with the cooperation of the Óbidos Town Hall and the municipal company Óbidos Patrimonium. Later on, in 2009, that same group held a second event in Lisbon, with lots of support from the population, in keeping with similar happenings held in other big cities. Feedback is extremely positive, from both participants and sponsors, as well as from ordinary bystanders.

This event will be played in some of the streets in Funchal. There will be 14 points of play and each one is located at a different “hole”. Players will tee off from a synthetic grass mat, and from then on will carry their own 30cm x 20cm mini mat, to be placed under the ball before each shot.

The activity involves a lot of preparation and play areas will be cordoned off from regular pedestrian traffic. The organization is therefore most grateful to the Funchal Town Hall and the authorities in general, including the Police, for their precious support.

All the equipment used (balls, barriers, etc.) will be adapted to safety needs; balls used in the Urban Golf Funchal competition will be made of a safe-to-play material, such as polyurethane, so that in the event of a ball hitting a window, say, it will not be broken.

Financing/sponsors:

There should be one main sponsor whose name will be included in the event’s name, 14 special sponsors for the “holes” along the urban course, and general sponsors for specific purposes.

Urban golf course sponsors

Urban golf course sponsors
Description Location Sponsor
Hole 1 Praça do Município “The Brit” Newspaper
Hole 2 Rua do Bispo Gás Medicinal
Hole 3 Rua da Sé
Hole 4 Praça Amarela Norte
Hole 5 Praça Amarela Sul Porto Shoeshop
Hole 6 Rua da Alfândega Minerva Fashions
Hole 7 Assembleia Old Blandy Wine Lodge
Hole 8 Avenida do Mar
Hole 9 Largo dos Varadouros Trinco, Lda
Hole 10 Rua do Esmeraldo Sul
Hole 11 Rua do Esmeraldo Norte
Hole 12 Largo do Chafariz Casa Itália Restaurant
Hole 13 Rua dos Ferreiros Norte Zon Madeira
Hole 14 Praça do Município Ritmos & Segredos

Other sponsors: Radio Antena 3; Villas-Boas Insurance (Madeira); FNAC; VPF Carpintarias; Coca-cola;

Prize-Giving:

Prize-giving will be held in Largo do Município, right after the competition.

Golf equipment:

Palheiro Golf will supply the golf clubs needed for this activity.

Holes:

A metallic structure with a 1,5m diameter (looks like an inverted funnel).

Exposure

• Posters

• Mailings

• Antena 3 Radio

• RTP Madeira TV channel

• Social interactive activity in the centre of Funchal up to three weeks before the event

• Press

• Social media

We are certain this event will be a success, and that all the participants will thoroughly enjoy it.

Website for information and registration:

http://www.golfeurbanofunchal.com/

Contacts:

Organization – Palheiro Golf, www.palheiroestate.com, tel: +351 291790120, e-mail: golf@palheiroestate.com

Golf Pro – Luís Franco, e-mail: academia@palheiroestate.com, tel: +351 919084308

Secretary – Luís André Costa, e-mail: costaluis@gmail.com, tel: +351 916585196,

Palheiro Golfe

Funchal, September 2011

Sabores da Madeira

Sabia que os egípcios utilizavam a cebola quer como moeda, para pagar aos trabalhadores que construíam as pirâmides, quer como adorno para as tumbas dos faraós?

Embora não seja conhecido com rigor, o período histórico da introdução da cebola na Madeira, sabe-se que é aqui cultivada há muitos anos. O Concelho de Santa Cruz e, particularmente a Freguesia do Caniço, desde sempre concentrou a maior produção do bolbo.

Actualmente, as variedades regionais com maior expressão são a “Cebola Vermelha”, mais comum na Camacha, a “Cebola Branca”, típica do Caniço, a “Pião” e a “Bujanico”. A “Garrafal” e a “Valenciana”, são as de introdução mais recente, mais precisamente na década de 40 do século passado.

Amanhã, dia 26 de Agosto, a RTP-Madeira vai emitir o 3º episódio da 3ª temporada do programa Sabores da Madeira com duas novas estrelas: a Cebola da Madeira e o Chef Francisco Quintal, da Casa Velha do Palheiro.

Este episódio é passado em Santa Cruz na exploração Sociedade Agrícola Estreito do Eixo com a companhia de Jorge Gonçalves e Nélio Rocha.

Visando a promoção e o incentivo ao consumo de produtos regionais, especialmente através da dignificação e valorização dos mesmos, este programa televisivo surgiu de uma parceria estabelecida entre a Secretaria Regional de Agricultura e Desenvolvimento Rural, através da Direcção Regional de Agricultura e Desenvolvimento Rural e a RTP-Madeira.

A não perder!!!