Belgium & Netherlands Hop On Board International Pairs

H²BC and its director, Joris Moons has recently joined the International Pairs as the licensee for Belgium & Netherlands.

H²BC and its director, Joris Moons, are active in coaching and mentoring (in customer centricity and organisation, more specifically personal efficiency and effectiveness).

Within the mentoring activity, golf came to the surface almost automatically, for it is both a challenge (to learn to focus on the essence of the process) and a way to reset and go back to basics. “But, honestly, we’re just slightly addicted to golf “ says Joris Moons.

H²BC is located in Antwerp, Belgium – in the centre of the Benelux (which is the area they are covering for International Pairs).

Joris Moons - Belgium & Netherlands Licensee

Golf in Belgium:
In Belgium, there are around and about 80.000 golfers and some 90 golf courses. Even though these numbers do not compare to some other areas, there are now 3 Belgian players on the European Tour and/or PGA, of whom 2 were part of the Ryder Cup team for Europe (remember Colsaerts’ miracle at Medinah 2012 and best rookie Pieters in 2016). As a team, Belgium even won the latest World Cup of Golf (Pieters and Detry, Melbourne 2018), so you could say they have a solid tradition of playing in pairs.

Golf in the Netherlands:
In the Netherlands, there are a bit more than 400.000 golfers and over 300 golf courses. Even though these numbers do not compare to some other areas, there are now 5 Dutch players on the European Tour, best known is probably Joost Luiten who was victorious twice in the KLM Open (2013 & 2016), the Dutch Open Championship that celebrated its 100th edition in 2019.


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JJW´s Pinheiros Altos Golf Course to Host the International Pairs World Finals 2021

Taking Place: 26th to 30th October 2021 in Quinta do Lago, Algarve

This Autumn, Dona Filipa Hotel and the world-famous Pinheiros Altos Golf Course will be presenting the prestigious International Pairs World Final in the heart of the Algarve. This event, the culmination of a strong and prolific partnership between JJW Hotels & Resorts and International Pairs, heralds a welcome return to competition golf in Portugal.

Made up of 120 male and female competitors from around the globe, the five-day amateur final is making its Pinheiros Altos debut following two successful years at JJW’s Penina Hotel & Golf Resort. Ruben Paula, the hotel chain’s Chief Operating Officer in Portugal said, “We can’t wait to introduce guests, golfers and dignitaries to a great new chapter in this fabulous tournament. Pinheiros Altos is one of the toughest – most entertaining – courses in Europe, and players are going to need all of their skill and wits to come out on top.”

In addition to the fantastic competition golf on offer, players will also be able to take advantage of the high-class service and exceptional amenities at Dona Filipa Hotel, including: a heated outdoor pool overlooking the sea, two gourmet restaurants, stylish bar and lounge, games room and expansive gardens. Golfers are also invited to play at JJW’s nearby sister course, the award-winning San Lorenzo.

“After a challenging year for everybody, we can’t wait to get back to doing what we do best,” continued Paula, “There will be signature cocktails made from our exclusive Dona Filipa gin, a host of gala dinners, social events and drinks receptions complete with a range of VIP touches and luxury treats.”

“We’ve spent the last few months working immensely hard with the great team at International Pairs to deliver what is set to be a world-class finals. Attendees are sure to be dazzled and delighted by the new location, and we can’t wait to show off the luxurious surroundings of our beachfront Vale do Lobo hotel and Quinta do Lago golf course. It’s certain to be an event to remember for a very long time to come.”

Watch what's to come for the International Pairs 2021 World Final

Further Information for editors:

International Pairs
International Pairs is a worldwide golf tournament for amateur club golfers with a recognised golf handicap. Arguably the world’s largest amateur pairs golf competition, the event is specifically designed to give golfers the opportunity to compete at the highest amateur level on a renowned international stage.

JJW Portugal
JJW Hotels & Resorts owns and operates an extensive collection of luxury hotels, resorts, golf courses, spas and restaurants all over Europe. In Portugal, JJW boasts three luxury hotels, five golf courses, and a world-renowned centre of golfing excellence. Guests and golfers have been taking advantage of these award-winning facilities for over 50 years.

Dona Filipa Hotel, Vale do Lobo

Rising up from the golden sands of Vale do Lobo, the five-star Dona Filipa Hotel is surrounded by lush greenery and panoramic ocean views that stretch for miles. Newly refurbished to the highest standards of luxury, the hotel blends modern design with classic Portuguese style. Guests can choose to play a wide array of golf courses, including the hotel’s world-famous San Lorenzo and Pinheiros Altos courses.

Pinheiros Altos Golf Course
Pinheiros Altos is located in the heart of the Ria Formosa Nature Reserve, a nationally protected area known for its outstanding beauty and spectacular scenery. Located just 15 minutes from Faro International Airport; and 5 minutes from extensive unspoilt beaches, it features a 27-hole championship golf course, a spectacular clubhouse with bar, restaurant and luxurious member’s lounge. In addition, the state-of-the-art Pinheiros Altos Golf Academy and Pro Shop offers golfers everything they need to get the very best out of their game.