By Portugal Resident
Feb. 2, 2023

Quinta do Lago hosts “Europe’s most exclusive golf tournament”

Quinta do Lago hosts “Europe’s most exclusive golf tournament”

By Michael Bruxo, 02 February 2023

One Green Way, described as “Portugal’s newest and most exclusive community”, is organising ‘The One Green Invitational’, a mixed Pro-Am golf tournament which is taking place between today and Monday (February 2-6) at Quinta do Lago in the Algarve.

The event features a “dazzling line-up of ‘Legends’ from the world of professional golf who will compete for a share of the €332,500 prize money, which carries a top prize of €55,000.

Hosted by Jean-Noël Bioul, the former Global Head of Sponsorship for ROLEX HQ in Geneva and an adviser to the Board of One Green Way, the Invitational pairs 60 ‘Legends’ with 60 privately invited guests.

“Now in its second year, the One Green Way Invitational is already gaining a reputation as the most sought-after private golf tournament in Europe,” organisers say.

“Played out on the immaculate golf course of Quinta do Lago against the backdrop of the Ria Formosa Natural Park, this year’s participants include on the men’s side, numerous Ryder Cup Captains and Vice Captains, and on the women’s side, Solheim Cup Captains and Vice Captains,” they add.
According to One Green Way, all the top players participating have also enjoyed successive wins across the major European, PGA tours and Open Championship, with several voted into the World Golf Hall of Fame.

World famous names playing in the One Green Way Invitational 2023 on the men’s side include Bernhard Langer (Germany), who was voted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in 2002; Colin Montgomerie (Scotland), Ryder Cup winning Captain in 2010; the “flamboyant, cigar-loving” Miguel Ángel Jiménez (Spain); José Maria Olazábal (Spain); and Robert Karlsson (Sweden).

On the women’s side, the list includes Laura Ochoa (Mexico), voted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in 2017 and who still holds the record for the most weeks in a row in the top position in women’s golf; Solheim Cup Vice Captain Dame Laura Davies (UK), who holds the Guinness World Record for the most points (25) and the most appearances in the Solheim Cup; Captain of the European 2017 Solheim Cup Captain Annika Sörenstam (Sweden); former world number two Suzann Pettersen (Norway), who was Vice Captaincy of the European team at the Solheim in 2017, 2021 and is current Captain for 2023; and Helen Alfredsson who won a Major in 1993.

“We are delighted to be hosting the second One Green Way Invitational this year.  The next few days promise to be very exciting for everyone involved,” says Jean-Noël Bioul, Adviser to the Board of Green Jacket Partners. “My many years’ experience managing ROLEX’s global sponsorships taught me that luxury brands need to be impressive both in a functional and an emotional way, and that creating a connection between customers and the brand is as important as the use of materials or designs that are considered traditionally luxurious.  The One Green Way Invitational is a wonderful example of how an unforgettable experience has the power to create a deeper connection with the brand,” he adds.

An investment led by SPX Capital, a “renowned Brazilian asset manager with presence in London, USA and Singapore, and developed by Green Jacket Partners,” One Green Way says it sets out to “foster a sense of community amongst its residents, balancing health and wellness with comfort and leisure.”


Picture Caption:
Raphaël Jacquelin receiving the winner’s trophy which carries a top prize of €55,000 from Jean-Noël Bioul, on March 2022

Picture Credit:
Goncalo F Santos

Article link:
Quinta do Lago hosts “Europe’s most exclusive golf tournament” – Portugal Resident

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