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Bonallack Trophy

PT Portugal


Sir Michael Bonallack

Sir Michael Bonallack (born 31 December 1934) is an English amateur golfer who was one of the leading administrators in world golf in the late 20th century. He has an exceptional amateur record in golf. He won the British Boys Championship in 1952 and, remaining an amateur in the era when professional domination of the sport became firmly entrenched, he went on to win the Amateur Championship and the English Amateur Championships five times each and the English Amateur Stroke Play Championships four times. He was a member of nine Walker Cup teams and played in the Eisenhower Trophy seven times. His best finish at the Open Championship was eleventh in 1959. He was the leading amateur at the Open in 1968 and 1971. Sir Michael was Secretary of the Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews from 1984 to 1999 and Captain of the Royal and Ancient in 2000. He has also been Chairman of the PGA of Great Britain and Ireland (1976-81), Chairman of the Golf Foundation (1977-82), and President of the English Golf Union (1982). He also had spells as President of the One Armed Golfers Society, the British and International Greenkeepers Association, and the Professional Golfers Association of Europe and as Chairman of the advisory committee for the Official World Golf Rankings. He received an OBE for services to golf in 1971 and was knighted in 1998. In 1972, he was voted the Bob Jones Award, the highest honour given by the United States Golf Association in recognition of distinguished sportsmanship in golf. He has received numerous honours from golfing organisations around the world, culminating in his induction into the World Golf Hall of Fame in 2000.

Form of Play

The Bonallack Trophy consists of two teams of twelve representing Europe and Asia-Pacific. There are three days of play. The first two days comprise five foursomes matches each morning and five four-ball matches each afternoon. On the final day, all twelve team players compete in singles match play. A win counts as one point, a half yields half a point and a lost match returns zero. In the event of a tie, the trophy shall be retained by the holders.

European Team Selection

The World Amateur Golf Ranking will be used as the main reference in addition to a number of captain’s picks. According to the match conditions, no more than two players may be selected from the same country.

Past Matches

The 2014 Winning Team Europe


2014Karnataka Golf Association Banaglore, IndiaEurope17.5 - 14.5
2012Monte rei G&CC, PortugalEurope21.5 - 10.5
2010Karnataka Golf Association Bangalore, IndiaABANDONED 
2008Valderrama, SpainEurope20 - 12
2006Auckland GC, New Zealandeurope18 - 14
2004Circolo Golf ROma, ItalyAsia-pacific16.5 - 15.5
2002Hirono GC, Japanasia-pacific18 - 14
2000Puerta de Hierro, Madrid, SpainEurope20 - 12
1998Lake KarrinyuP GC, Australiaeurope18 - 14



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Vidago Palace Golf Course
PT Portugal

The Vidago Palace Golf Course enchants and challenges the most experienced player with its unique qualities being proud to became the second Portuguese Member of World of Leadin

The Vidago Palace Golf Course enchants and challenges the most experienced player with its unique qualities being proud to became the second Portuguese Member of World of Leading Golf (WLG).

The magnificent Vidago Palace Golf Course was redesigned by Cameron & Powell company from an original Mackenzie Ross built in 1936. With a totally new route in accordance with the specifications of USGA for greens and tees, currently has a field Pair 72, which allows the realization of international championships. A transformation that has kept intact the identity of the original design and faithfully reflects the beauty, the spirit and the distinguishing marks of a field that boasts unique qualities for this sport practice. The Vidago Palace Hotel Golf Course enchants and challenges the most experienced player.

Here you will find specialized and dedicated employees, available to guide you and give the best assistance to your event/group. The Golf Course boasts odd characteristics, offering – in simultaneously – conditions of exclusive accommodation, once the sumptuous Vidago Palace Hotel is located within 200 meters, both inside the Vidago Park. With top-level training conditions, the Vidago Palace Golf Course offers also a driving range with more than 300 meters, tees on both sides of the course and a putting and chipping green suitable for short game. Unique conditions that appeals to every type of player, with the excellence of it’s a Championship Golf Course.

The Golf Course provides also a modern Club House. Designed by the architect Alvaro Siza Vieira, it has an inviting indoor decoration and features a large space, about 440 square meters, clean lines, illuminated in its center by a rectangular skylight. In the restaurant space, a glass wall allows observing the bustle of the drumstick, while contemporary furniture spread throughout surface. With high ceilings, stone terraces, sitting area and wireless internet, the Restaurant & Bar Club House – situated a few meters from the main hotel building – is a cozy space also for non-players. Ideal for enjoying a meal appetizing or simply rest between a round of golf.

Finally, the Vidago Palace Golf Course is proud to became the second Portuguese Member of World of Leading Golf (WLG). The World of Leading Golf is a corporation that represents the most distinctive golf clubs in Europe. At the same time, it is a brand identifying these golf clubs to the demanding golf player and the interested public.

Vidago Palace Golf Course
Parque de 5-307 Vidago 
Phone: +351 276990980
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