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PGAs of Europe Annual Congress and ITC Returns to Algarve

7.23am 12th June 2013 - Exhibitions & Conferences

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The Vila Gale Lagos Hotel
The Vila Gale Lagos Hotel

The 2013 PGAs of Europe Annual Congress and International Team Championship will take centre stage together at Hotel Vila Galé Lagos and Onyria Palmares Beach and Golf Resort from 10th – 13th December.

One of the largest professional, pan-European golf events will return to the Algarve region of Portugal once more in 2013, with the Annual Congress and International Team Championship taking centre stage together at Hotel Vila Galé Lagos and Onyria Palmares Beach and Golf Resort from 10th – 13th December.

After an incredibly successful set of events in 2012, the Annual Congress and International Team Championship (ITC) will be hosted by the Associação Turismo do Algarve for the fourth consecutive year, marking a second year in Lagos.

The Congress and ITC will also once again be supported by clothing manufacturer Glenmuir, and the Ryder Cup European Development Trust.

The Annual Congress is the yearly opportunity for presidents and CEOs of national PGAs, along with leaders from Federations, the European Tour, and other golfing bodies from across the continent, to meet and discuss the state of play within their respective territories, as well as learn and share ideas with each other alongside fantastic speakers from not only the world of golf but wider industries as well.

The ITC will see teams from across the PGAs of Europe 39 member countries play a 72-hole strokeplay competition with the best two individual scores each day from the team of three counting towards the overall team score.  Competitors will be looking to emulate the 2012 winners, Scotland, who took their 7th ITC title in last year’s event.

“The Algarve Tourism Association have become fantastic partners to the PGAs of Europe ensuring that our staff, delegates, players and Award winners are hosted at the finest facilities and greeted with the warmest hospitality,” said Ian Randell, Chief Executive of the PGAs of Europe. “We can’t wait to make a return to Lagos in December, and look forward to inviting our friends from across Europe to join us.”

The Vila Galé Lagos Hotel, situated on the Lagos seafront a mere five minutes from Lagos Marina, is a luxury resort, occupying an 85,000 square meter area. The building faces the ocean and allows for an optimized view from the hotel’s rooms making it ideally placed for the Congress and its delegates.

Onyria Palmares Beach & Golf Resort was re-designed by Robert Trent Jones Jnr. and continues to become a ‘must play’ destination. The club’s challenging 27-hole layout has all the features of a links course with some parkland holes attached and attracts rave reviews from all of those who play it.

The 2013 Annual Congress & ITC are supported by Glenmuir, the Associação Turismo do Algarve, Hotel Vila Galé Lagos, OnyriaPalmaresBeach and Golf Resort, the European Ryder Cup Development Trust, and Rolex.

For updates, information and news from the Annual Congress and ITC, keep checking www.pgae.com,follow @PGAsofEurope on Twitter, or like the PGAs of Europe Facebook Page.

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