The Invitational Pro-Am will return to Quinta do Lago, Portugal, for the tournament’s 5th edition, where PGA Professionals and Tour Professionals alike will compete in a 54-hole individual strokeplay competition, as well as in a Pro-Am with teams formed by 1 Professional and 1 Amateur.
From 31st October to 3rd November, Quinta do Lago’s North, South and Laranjal Courses will stage the prestigious tournament, organised by private member’s club Eligo and sanctioned by the PGAs of Europe.
Professionals will compete for the Individual Invitational Championship title and a total prize fund of €50,000 based on 60 teams competing, whilst amateurs will receive exclusive gift packs worth over £1,000.
The team entry fee of £3750 [equiv. €4175] (£3250 per amateur [equiv. €3615]) will earn them a place in the field limited to 60 teams and will include:
- A practice round on the North Course or the Laranjal Course
- Three tournament rounds on Quinta do Lago’s North, South and Laranjal Courses
- An evening drinks reception at The Conrad Hotel
- Dinner at Casa do Lago
- Gala charity dinner at Bovinos
- Buggies for all three days
- On-course refreshments each day
- Exclusive use of the practice facilities at each course
The event also plays its part in the support of the Anderson Foundation and Shooting Star Chase charities, raising money through off-course events and activities that take place throughout the tournament week.
Last year’s tournament was won by The PGA of Great Britain & Ireland’s Matthew Cort who took The Invitational Pro-Am 2017 honours and the winner’s cheque of €8,125 after holding the lead in all three rounds and finishing with an overall score of 10 under par.
An Association of 38 National PGAs (33 European and 5 international) with a collective membership in excess of 21,100 golf professionals, the PGAs of Europe is committed to the advancement of golf, golfers and the golf profession across Europe.
The Association is also a partner in Ryder Cup Europe as the sole member of the Ryder Cup European Development Trust and is widely acknowledged as a lead body in the delivery of golf development expertise on a global basis through its collaboration with The R&A in its “Working for Golf” programme.
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