We are Bart van der Wind and Simone van Stijn. We have been living in Moncarapacho, an authentic village in the east Algarve, since 2009. The village is located 30km from Faro Airport. The Algarve offers an amazing golf culture, a wonderful climate and cuisine, and a simple way of life.
Born in Haarlem
Sports coach at the Central Institute for Sports Teaching (CIOS) in Overveen (NL)
PGA pro C
PGA pro B Spaarnwoude (NL)
PGA professional A Crailoo (NL)
Teaching Pro at 'Het Rijk' golf courses
Co-owner of De Golfhorst Limburg (NL)
Accredited Instructor Course
Opening YES golf putting centre in Eindhoven. Putting coach and fitting specialist at the Ladies and Challenge Tour
In 2011, I worked as a tour representative on the European Tour where I coached players and fitted their putters on the putting green during practise sessions before the competition.
In 2012, I received a certificate from Science & Motion for using the Sam Putt Lab.
I have been working as Head Pro at Benamor, a beautiful 18-hole golf course in the east Algarve, since 2015. The golf course was designed by Sir Henry Cotton and completed in the year 2000.
Situated in a rural environment, the sloping golf course offers a magnificent view of both the sea and the mountains. It's probably the only golf course in Portugal that does not have homes near the fairways. It does have a tiny, Portuguese church where you may cross yourself if you want.