2019 Annual Congress

December 2 - December 5. 2019

Event List

The 2019 Annual Congress takes place at Penina Hotel & Golf Resort in the Algarve, Portugal, from 2-5 December 2019.

The Annual Congress is the Confederation of Professional Golf’s [CPG] yearly opportunity to bring together representatives from its 32 Member Country PGAs and takes place simultaneously with the International Team Championship.

Delegates join CPG representatives all under one roof, meeting with each other to share ideas and discuss various ways to advance their own organisations and golf in general.

Penina Hotel & Golf Resort

Set within 360 acres of perfect grasslands and natural beauty, the Penina Hotel & Golf Resort is the original home of golf in the Algarve. With three golf courses - including the Algarve's first 18 hole Championship course, this luxury five-star Algarve hotel leads the way in high-class service, Portuguese charm and exceptional golf. Perfect for luxury Algarve golf breaks, relaxing family holidays and corporate retreats.

Address

Penina Hotel & Golf Resort
Penina, Portimao
8501-952
Portugal

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Penina Hotel & Golf Resort

Set within 360 acres of perfect grasslands and natural beauty, the Penina Hotel & Golf Resort is the original home of golf in the Algarve. With three golf courses - including the Algarve's first 18 hole Championship course, this luxury five-star Algarve hotel leads the way in high-class service, Portuguese charm and exceptional golf. Perfect for luxury Algarve golf breaks, relaxing family holidays and corporate retreats.

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Ryder Cup European Development Trust

The Ryder Cup European Development Trust was set up in order to support golf at grass roots level throughout Europe. The idea of the Trust is to get more people starting to play golf, continuing to play and ultimately succeeding in the game.

Samuel Ryder started the Ryder Cup in 1927, and after some 65 years of the competition being under the ownership of The PGA, it was then run as a 50/50 joint venture with The European Tour.

In 2004 a new Ryder Cup agreement was drawn up, to involve The Confederation of Professional Golf through a charitable trust, changing the split to 60/20/20, with the European Tour becoming the managing partner. At the same time the Ryder Cup European Development Trust was created, in order to allow Ryder Cup to put even more back into grass roots golf across the continent. The PGA remained significantly involved as the founding partner.

The Ryder Cup European Development Trust is a registered charity under the control of The Confederation of Professional Golf, with objectives to further develop golf across Europe. The Trust manages its share of profits from the Ryder Cup in a tax-efficient method to give the Trust the opportunity to maximise funds to contribute to golf projects across Europe.

RCTrust.info

Rolex

Rolex support the Confederation of Professional Golf Annual Gala Awards.

The history of Rolex and Swiss watchmaking are inextricably linked. Pioneer in the development of the wristwatch, the brand is at the origin of numerous major watchmaking innovations, and has registered over 400 patents in the course of its history.

Rolex designs, develops and produces in-house all the essential components of its watches, from the casting of the gold alloys to the machining, crafting, assembly and finishing of the movement, case, dial and bracelet.

Switzerland is the crucible where Rolex watches are brought to life thanks to the know-how and commitment of more than 6,000 employees at the brand’s four sites, all at the cutting edge of watchmaking technology.

Rolex.com

Details of all 2019 Annual Awards winners coming soon…

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2018 Annual Congress Awards Supported by Rolex

Lifetime Achievement Award – José María Olazábal
John Jacobs Award for Teaching & Coaching – Phil Kenyon
5-Star Professional Award – David Kearney
President’s Award For Golf Development – South African Golf Development Board
Special Recognition Award – Renton Laidlaw
Special Recognition Award – Göran Zachrisson


Lifetime Achievement Award – José María Olazábal

Lifetime Achievement Award - José María Olazábal

Ryder Cup legend and two-time Masters Champion, José María Olazábal, has become the latest recipient of the Confederation of Professional Golf Lifetime Achievement Award.

Olazábal wins the award in recognition of his outstanding achievements and contribution to golf across his career, becoming a recognised ambassador for golf in his native country of Spain, in Europe and across the world.


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John Jacobs Award for Teaching & Coaching – Phil Kenyon

Putting coach to some of the world’s top golfers, Phil Kenyon (PGA of Great Britain & Ireland), has become the latest winner of the prestigious John Jacobs Award for Teaching & Coaching.

Kenyon was nominated by the PGA in England and Wales’ North Region committee and selected by the awards panel in recognition of his continued success working with some of the greatest golfers of our time, such as Rory McIlroy, Francesco Molinari, Henrik Stenson, Justin Rose, Thomas Björn, and Louis Oosthuizen to name just a few.


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5-Star Professional Award – David Kearney

David Kearney (PGA of GB&I) has joined an esteemed line of PGA Professionals to have won the Confederation of Professional Golf 5-Star Professional Award in recognition of his work in various areas of golf.

Kearney, who was nominated for the award by the PGA in Ireland, has spent much of his 25 years as a PGA Professional as a keen student of the sport. He has taken every opportunity to learn from those around him and develop his abilities as a coach, a tutor, and a mentor, and is also a key part of the Confederation of Professional Golf Golf Development Team, utilising these skills around the world.

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President’s Award For Golf Development – South African Golf Development Board

President's Award For Golf Development - South African Golf Development Board

The South African Golf Development Board (SAGDB) has become the latest project to be awarded the Confederation of Professional Golf President’s Award for Golf Development.

The SAGDB has been operating in South Africa since 1999 and has grown a network of coaches and officials who work across the country to develop the game in cities and remote areas.


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Special Recognition Award – Renton Laidlaw

Prominent broadcaster and journalist, Renton Laidlaw, has been awarded the 2018 Confederation of Professional Golf Special Recognition Award for his services to, and impact upon, European golf.

With a career in golf commentary, presenting and journalistic reporting that spans over 60 years, Laidlaw has provided the narration for most of golf’s greatest moments across 15 Ryder Cups and 150+ Major Championships, including over 40 Masters Tournaments, seeing first-hand the development of European golf and its players on the world stage.

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Special Recognition Award – Göran Zachrisson

Göran Zachrisson has received the 2018 Confederation of Professional Golf Special Recognition Award at the 2018 Annual Congress Gala Awards Dinner Supported By Rolex at Costa Navarino in Greece.

With over 60 years in the broadcasting and sports journalism world, Zachrisson receives the award in recognition of his impact on Swedish golf through his commentary, both verbal and written, on golf. He is also receiving the same award as his friend and colleague, Renton Laidlaw, a fellow legend of the golf journalism world.

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The 2019 International Team Championship (ITC) tournament runs alongside the Congress in which teams from across the Confederation of Professional Golf’s Member Countries battle it out over 54 holes on Penina Hotel and Golf Resort’s Championship Course, with the best two individual scores each day from the team of three counting towards the overall team score.

Find Out More at https://cp.golf/2019ITC

Annual Congress Delegate Materials will be available during the Annual Congress…

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