Members at clubs belonging to the World of Leading Golf (WLG) association will soon have the opportunity to play in a series of tournaments on some of the world’s most picturesque courses. The WLG World Cup Series launches in 2017 and will be held at more than a dozen WLG member clubs. In the inaugural year there will be up to six tournaments including one in early summer at the prestigious Monte Rei Golf & Country Club. Each event features a maximum of 18 four-player teams – including one from the host club – competing over a 36-hole Stableford format. There will also be post-golf dining and entertainment organised by the host club. Participation fees cover hotel accommodation, green fees, an optional practice day, prize giving dinner and post-golf dining and entertainment. The top team from each of the tournaments progress to the grand final to be held at the previous year’s winning club.
WLG’s chief executive, Claus Feldt, recently underlined how the competition will have a broad appeal for golfers. “While making the final will be a tremendous achievement for each team, we do not anticipate that being the primary motivational factor for competing. No two events will be the same as the venues are unique and each will put on a different programme of entertainment and it is that which will prove the big draw. Monte Rei’s post-golf experience for example will be a boat trip on the stunning Ria Formosa. The series of events provides club members with the opportunity to play competitive golf on a world-renowned course other than their own. And, because of the way WLG member clubs uphold the very highest standards throughout, participants can be assured of a five-star experience wherever they play.”
WLG and its member clubs are committed to preserving golf culture but not only by adhering to such things as rules, dress code and etiquette but also a commitment to the very highest of standards regarding design and maintenance of golf courses and services including ambiance and gastronomy. With this in mind, it’s no surprise that the Algarve has once again been included in the venues for a top class sports event and Monte Rei now looks forward to hosting a memorable and prestigious golfing occasion.