Ricardo Gouveia is global ambassador for Quinta do Lago

Ricardo Gouveia, currently Portugal’s highest-ever ranked golfer returned to his roots when signing a new multi-year partnership with the Algarve’s Quinta do Lago golf resort. Gouveia has become global ambassador for the resort and launched his new role at the recent Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship. The 25-year-old European Tour star has a long-standing relationship with Quinta do Lago dating back to his childhood in the Algarve and he still uses Quinta do Lago as his base in Portugal. He is relishing the opportunity to represent the resort at tournaments around the world: “Quinta do Lago is one of the most recognised golf resorts in the world and for me to partner with them is a huge honour. The relationship between Quinta do Lago and my family is extremely important to me and I look forward to showcasing the resort brand on the international golfing stage.”
Sean Moriarty, chief executive at Quinta do Lago, has also echoed Gouveia’s delight at the partnership: “Ricardo’s lengthy association with Quinta do Lago, and his position at the forefront of Portuguese golf, makes him the perfect candidate to be the resort’s new global ambassador.
Gouveia has high hopes of success in 2017 after finishing last year’s Race to Dubai – his maiden European Tour season – in 54th place to comfortably retain his Tour card. Among his biggest achievements in 2016, he came joint-seventh at the Commercial Bank Qatar Masters, tied for eighth place at the Made in Denmark event and finished joint-13th at the Turkish Airlines Open. His highlight of the year came at the Nedbank Golf Challenge where he finished tied for third place which qualified him to play at the season-ending DP World Tour Championship in Dubai. During 2017 Gouveia will combine his new ambassadorial role with the continuing pursuit of top international honours on the world golfing stage.