The team formed by Paul Judge and Pim Surintarangoul, representing Thailand, has finished as the winner of the 2018 World Final in Oitavos, in Cascais, the 25th Anniversary edition.
Judge and Surintarangoul who took participation for their company Prime Real Estate Phuket and The Blue Horizon WCGC Thailand, came back in the last day to get ahead of Portugal, second classified with two points of sets, 145-143.
Paul Judge part of Thailand winning team said, ‘This has been a truly unbelievable experience, we never thought after being eight shots behind after day one we would be WCGC Champions, Chris Watson our licensee jokingly this morning go out there and get 80 points and we might win it’. Paul went on to say ‘ Firstly I have to thank my playing partner Pim who was unbelievable all weekend. I also have to thank Fore Management and Chris Watson the Thailand Licensee for giving this opportunity to attend such an amazing event, also Blue Horizon Developments Thailand’s title sponsor and Thai Airways for flying us here all the way from Thailand.
The ‘Road to Cascais’ is the result of more than 120 events throughout 30+ countries. The World Final saw a total of 26 teams (52 golfers) battle it out for a chance to represent their companies and countries at Portugal’s No. 1 golf course: the Oitavos Dunes in Cascais.
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Cascais and its spectacular coastline is a must-see destination for any visitor to Portugal. Flanked on two sides by the Atlantic Ocean, the region is only 25 km from Lisbon and its international airport. Nearby, passing the beach of Guincho, is the imposing Cabo da Roca, the westernmost point of continental Europe.
With a microclimate that lasts throughout the year, the Portuguese Riviera (as it is known in the region) offers a surprising variety of landscapes and attractions. From entertainment to business options: golf, sun, sea and water sports. Additionally, Cascais offers a new definition of the concepts of ecotourism, intended for various activities such as hiking, horseback riding, etc.
OITAVOS DUNES LINKS
Designed in 2001 by renowned golf course architect Arthur Hills, Oitavos Dunes is considered one of the best golf courses in Europe and the World.
Positioned in the prestigious 58th ranking “Top 100” Golf Magazine (2015 edition), the course ranks number one in Portugal and number two in Europe.
Designing the golf course was based on the respect and conservation of the delicate ecosystem of the dunes on which it sits. Oitavos Dunes is the first golf course in Europe and second in the world to achieve the “Gold Signature Sanctuary status” quality certificate, granted by Audubon International in recognition of the highest level of conservation. Each of the 18 holes offer breathtaking views of the Atlantic Ocean and Sintra.
WORLD CORPORATE GOLF CHALLENGE
It’s been 25 years since The Times newspaper, in 1993, started the WCGC as a platform for ‘bringing the world of business together’ in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere using Golf as the mean. First in the UK and years later, countries like India, Portugal, China, Spain, Poland and Turkey, among others, were participating, offering local executives from various economic sectors a platform to network. 26 countries participated at the 2018 World Final in Cascais, Portugal. 150 national qualifying events have been organized under the auspices of the WCGC that attract over 7,500 business executives, annually.