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The Team

Edgar Rodrigues - Head Golf Professional

edgar-rodriguesFor Edgar Rodrigues, currently Head Professional at Palheiro Golf, this very course is where his love of the game began, back in 1996.

From an early age, the aspiring Portuguese golfer explored the renowned layout from every angle in his various roles as caddy, caddy master, starter and ranger.

On his way to becoming a fully qualified golf professional, Edgar honed skills and mastered technique, and familiarised himself with the game’s multi-layered facets by learning from previous golf pros that have worked here, people like John Blanch, Duarte Freitas, Peter Milhouse, Ashley Northridge and Philip Talbot.

By 2004 Edgar was assistant golf professional at Palheiro Golf, and commenced the PGA Portugal training course. He successfully completed his training in 2009 and has remained at Palheiro since, as Head Professional.

This popular and amiable coach has competed in various regional and national PGA events, and loves teaching groups as well as individuals of all ages and abilities.

Edgar Rodrigues is also an expert at golf equipment repairs and maintenance, which explains why the Palheiro Golf workshop is so busy!



Luís  Franco - Assistant Golf Professional

luis-francoBirth Date: 25/01/1984

PGA Profissional: 12/2008 HCP 4

Languages: Portuguese, fluent in English and French

Motto: "Anyone can become a Golfer"

As Assistant Professional at Palheiro Golf, Luis Franco can help you improve your game, whether you're a beginner or a more experienced player with a single digit handicap.

Since 2008, Luis has gained experience with teaching clients from various European countries who visit Palheiro and has regularly participated in the PGA Portugal Championship and managed to qualify among the top 3 for the 2012 European PGA Professionals Championship that took place in Pravets, Bulgaria.

Luis plays an important role in preparing young people the Palheiro Golf Training Academy, being that in 2014 at the National Youth Championships his students achieved two fourth places in the Under 10 and Under 16  age categories

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