Team Tactics ran, for the sixth consecutive year, a corporate golf event in Portugal at the Pestana, Vila Sol on 26-28th September 2012.

Over the years, the number of golfers for this corporate activity has varied; this year there were 24 golfers and 2 novices. Having arrived on the Wednesday morning, the early birds sampled beers in Vilamoura Marina, whilst the majority were still up in the air on their way to Faro Airport. Congratulation must go to Alistair who managed the day with extreme finesse! The sheer delight having had a massive deal signed off was too great not to celebrate in style. I think ‘Cheshire Cat’ was an apt description of his smile.  The evening kicked off in the main bar welcoming all the golfers from far and wide. The furthest we had was a senior director from the States.

After the usual wonderful BBQ Vila Sol laid on, it was the big announcement as to who was playing in the Company Ryder Cup Golf Tournament, captained by our VP from the States and our VP from the UK to represent Europe. Great expectations hung in the air for the following morning!

The following day was 27 holes team and individual competition, Ryder Style format. Coming in at lunch was great excitement as to see who was leading, USA or Europe. Much to Europe’s disappointment, USA was in the lead and a miracle was needed for the final nine holes. Sadly no amount of hydration, lunch and team talk managed to secure Europe to a victory!

Team Photo
Europe v USA

Great photos were taken by Sherri and Jo…oh yes and me capturing all the action shots!  These were shown over the Gala Dinner on a loop over a big screen. I think people were reassessing their abilities now having the chance to really analyse their golf swing!

Also a special mention to Antonia at Vila Sol Golf who looked after our group so very well. Nothing was too much trouble…even returning back to collect the nearest pin having already been out on the golf course for half an hour!

So much competition, so much fun, I see many new and old faces every year.  I would like to thank Pestana Vila Sol, Vanda and Aurea for all the detailed emails they had from me. I do always feel the need to reiterate even more, events we do overseas, so thank you for being patient and understanding.

Team Tactics regularly organise high end golf events to Portugal. If you are seeking help and event management for any golfing events, UK or overseas, please contact us 01227 738280