John Aldridge Golf Classic 2022

This year was a record year with an amazing 29 teams attending the event.

WORDS Phil Harding


This year was a record year with an amazing 29 teams attending the event.

The proceedings started with welcome drinks at Estrela da Luz Pool Bar on Thursday 15 September, where everyone caught up over a few beers and a bite to eat.

The first day of golf was held at Espiche Golf Club. The format was Texas Scramble in teams of four. The winning team on the day was Pat McBride, Brian O Meara, Pauric Fitzsimmons and Loughlin Fitzsimmons from PMB Construction.

A BBQ buffet followed the golf with music from Jim Goldie and comedy from the one and only Stan Boardman. I’d like to give special thanks to Espiche Golf and all the staff for hosting an amazing day.

Following tradition, the second day was hosted at Boavista Golf, where the 29 teams competed for the title of John Aldridge Charity Classic 2022 winners. The format for the day was 4- ball better ball. The winning team was ‘The Little Dog’, with team players Ray Murphy, Andy Turner, Darren Hand and Joe Carr. 

A huge thank you to Pat and Orla McBride from Pauline’s Restaurant, Ireland ( for sponsoring the prizes on the day.

A BBQ buffet followed the golf, then the prize presentation and comedy from special guest Gary Skyner who had everyone in stitches.

John Aldridge then compéred the auction, which consisted of various sporting memorabilia to finish a fun packed few days and another fantastic event.

Special thanks to Philip Pope and all the staff at Boavista Golf for hosting an incredible final day.

The event raised 15,000€ for local causes, which will be given out in the coming weeks. Charities supported in the past include CASLAS, NECI, Cadela Carlota, the Soup Kitchen, Bombeiros and Algarve Families in Need. John likes to support causes in the local community, especially in Lagos and Luz, which are close to his heart.

I would like to give the last thank you to John Aldridge, for his continuing dedication to this event, for helping the community, and giving so much of his free time.

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