Hampshire-based Huxley Golf, the PGA’s official supplier of all-weather golf surfaces, has announced the appointment of RED (Relvados e Equipamentos Desportivos) as the company’s Authorised Distributor and Installer in Portugal.
RED will supply Huxley Golf’s world-class premier all-weather greens, tees and practice surfaces to golf courses, resorts, hotels and private homes across Portugal. With one of the most golf-friendly climates in the world, the Iberian country offers some of the most popular global destinations for golf centred on the two main golfing regions in the Algarve, on the southern coast and the Lisbon coast near the capital. Oporto Golf Club, founded in 1890, is one of the oldest golf courses in Europe, but it was not until 1966 when Sir Henry Cotton started the Portuguese golf boom with the remarkable Penina.
Supplying and installing Huxley Golf all-weather surfaces will allow RED to offer improved facilities and lower maintenance costs to golf courses and commercial organisations in this valuable potential marketplace. At the same time, the company also aims to grow the demand from private customers in Portugal by offering top quality home putting greens which provide enjoyment for all ages while requiring minimal maintenance.
With over 20 years of experience in the construction and maintenance of golf courses, sports pitches and gardens, RED’s expertise will be invaluable in driving this opportunity forward. RED Managing Partner, Alvaro T. Bastos, said: “We are very excited to be able to work with Huxley Golf and their world-class products, especially their superb all-weather turf for tees and greens. Golf clubs, resorts and private individuals across Portugal can now enhance their practice facilities by installing high-quality, low-maintenance surfaces developed to provide completely realistic ball roll, reception and speed.”
“We have already installed three Huxley putting greens in a private home in the Algarve and an all-weather Huxley practice tee in the prestigious Swing Analysis Studio of the NationalGolfSchool, with both projects receiving tremendous feedback.”
With Portugal the latest country to benefit from Huxley Golf’s growing network of global distributors, Paul Huxley, Director of Huxley Golf, said: “We’re delighted that the growing Huxley Golf team has been joined by RED, who we’ve known for a long time. Alvaro has been running very successful Portuguese companies since 1970 and has recently been joined in the business by his son Miguel. RED has a superb reputation for their high quality sports surface construction and maintenance work. This new partnership between Huxley Golf and RED continues the planned expansion of our distribution network in major golfing countries.”
Huxley Golf provides premier all-weather surfaces for golf around the world. Clients include training and coaching establishments, golf resorts, ranges and academies, as well as many well-known golfers and golf courses, including several Open Championship and Ryder Cup venues.
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