British professional golfer Paul Broadhurst is the winner of The One Green Way Invitational 2023, walking away with the top prize of €55,000
The One Green Way Invitational took place between February 2-6 in Quinta do Lago, featuring a professionals and amateurs tournament with an impressive line-up of golf legends from the world of professional golf.
First staged in March 2022 to mark the launch of the luxury residential One Green Way development in Quinta do Lago (due to be completed in 2024), the One Green Way Invitational has been gaining “an enviable reputation as the most sought-after private golf tournament in Europe”, with a total prize money of €332,500 this year.
The three-day tournament, which paired 60 professionals with 60 privately invited guests, closed with a glamorous Gala dinner for 200 people at Bovino restaurant, where guests were entertained by world-famous magician Mário Daniel and also celebrated the birthday of José María Olazábal over a sumptuous three-course meal. The tournament was emceed by Sky Sports golf presenter Sarah Stirk, an ambassador for One Green Way.
Some of the world famous names playing at the One Green Way Invitational 2023 included Bernhard Langer (Germany), who was voted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in 2002; Colin Montgomerie (Scotland), Ryder Cup winning Captain in 2010; Miguel Ángel Jiménez (Spain); José María Olazábal (Spain); and Robert Karlsson (Sweden); Lorena 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 Annika Sörenstam (Sweden); former world number two Suzann Pettersen (Norway), who was Vice Captain of the European team at the Solheim Cup in 2017, 2021 and is current captain for 2023; and Helen Alfredsson (Sweden) who won a Major in 1993.
In addition to the professional players, VIP guests attending the tournament included Olivier Creed of Parfums Creed, British aristocrat Lord Stafford, and Edward Kitson, Ryder Cup Tournament Director. Other guests from the Algarve included Delia Lachance, Kam Heskin and her husband James Maby, Asif and Laura Oomer and Christophe de Pauw. The winner of the Amateur trophy was Asif Oomer.
The tournament was 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.
Commenting on the achievement of the winner Paul Broadhurst, Daniel Schneider, Partner at SPX Capital said: “This tournament has exceeded our wildest dreams to create a ‘best in class’ Pro-Am tournament. For our guests to be able to play alongside their golfing heroes is an unforgettable experience and shines a spotlight on the offer and lifestyle of the One Green Way luxury residential development. The tournament will live in the memory of everyone who took part.”
Played out on the immaculate North Course of Quinta do Lago under the famous Algarve sunshine, on the men’s side participants included numerous Ryder Cup Captains and Vice Captains, and on the women’s side, Solheim Cup Captains and Vice Captains. All the top players have also enjoyed successive wins on the European and PGA tours and the Majors, with several voted into the World Golf Hall of Fame.
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 sets out to foster a sense of community amongst its residents, balancing health and wellness with comfort and leisure”.
One Green Way is an award-winning development in Quinta do Lago which offers luxury serviced residences within a gated community in the sought-after resort of Quinta do Lago.
Situated on the 12th hole of Quinta do Lago North Golf Course, redesigned in 2014 by acclaimed golf architect Beau Welling and former Ryder Cup captain Paul McGinley, “all residences offer unrivalled access to what is one of the world’s best golf courses. A distinguishing design feature of the development is its stylish contemporary Mediterranean architecture and mature landscaping by global award-winning landscaper Cracknell”.
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