The 2013 PGAs of Europe International Team Championship gets underway this week at Onyria Palmares on Portugal’s Algarve coast, and will see 26 Member PGAs compete for the coveted ITC Crown.
Returning for its 24th year on the PGAs of Europe calendar, the ITC sees the top PGA Professionals from across the continent play in teams of three with the best two gross rounds from the team counting towards the four-round total.
The ITC runs alongside the PGAs of Europe Annual Congress and both events are supported by Glenmuir, the Associaçäo Turismo do Algarve, and Ryder Cup European Development Trust, whilst players and Congress Delegates all stay under one roof at the fabulous facilities of Hotel Vila Gale Lagos. The ITC Winners will also be presented their trophy at the Gala Dinner along with the Annual Awards supported by Rolex.
2012 ITC Winners, Scotland (pictured alongside Glenmuir’s Colin Mee (left)), return this year and David Orr who was part of that winning team will feature alongside Graham Fox and Greg McBain as they attempt to defend their title to take their tally to eight championships.
But there will be strong competition from the likes of Italy whose team includes the 2013 UniCredit PGA Professional Champion of Europe, Federico Elli, along with highly experienced Professionals Emanuele Canonica and Marco Bernardini.
Also offering up a strong challenge will be the likes of 2011 winners France – Benjamin Nicolay, Frederic Cupillard and Bertrand Cornut; the strong Dutch contingent of Ralph Miller, Robin Swane and Nicolas Nube; England’s Greenwood, David Callaway and Nick Brennan, all of whom are members of the 2013 PGA Cup team.
The 2013 Annual Congress & ITC are supported by Glenmuir, the Associação Turismo do Algarve, Hotel Vila Galé Lagos, Onyria Palmares Beach and Golf Resort, and the European Ryder Cup Development Trust. For more information on our partners, visit http://eur.pe/1aaFFgx.