CAPTAINS UPDATE 17th JULY 2012

CAPTAINS UPDATE – 18TH JULY

Good Day from a Hot and Sunny PDF.

We are well into the Summer now, and the winds seem to be dying down a little of late, but boy, did it blow in June and  the first two weeks of July.

Going back to June, we enjoyed a tremendous Summer Party, with the entertainment being supplied by the brilliant ‘Branded’ – well done indeed to Wendy and Adam.  The food was also first class, and our thanks go to all the Staff for a very memorable evening.

I am pleased to report that the League Team got back to winning ways, with a 9-1 beating of our neighbours, Boavista.  Our next game is at home again, to Vale do Lobo on 3rd August.

The Club Championship was held on 16th/17th June, and in case anyone missed the results, then Margaret Walling and Julio Marcela won the day, and can now enjoy their year as very worthy Club Champions of the Floresta Parque Golf Club.  Well played to you Both, and many thanks to all who played over the two days.

Friday, 13th July, saw the inaugural PDF Interleague Team v PDF Ladies –  how do I describe this day ?  Well, it was dominated with Friendship, Good Golf/OK Golf, Great Humour, and the finish was just terrific, with Glynis Bredo, who was in the last game, chipping in on the 18th, from off the green to half the whole match , making the scores 5-5. This was done in front of all who had played in the event, over 50 people shouting and cheering, as if the Ryder Cup had just been won. It truly was, the stuff that films are made of !  Congratulations to all for making this day a truly special occasion.  My thanks also go to the Staff of PDF, who helped to make the day once again, first class.  I am told that it has been over 10 years since we last held a barbeque on the terrace.  Well I personally, would like to see one every year from now on.

Coming up fast, we have the Captains Day on the 15th September, followed by the 70’s Competition Day on the 19th September.  The 70’s Competition will take place on a normal Wednesday Competition Day, but their will be special prizes for the 70’s and over, for the Best Nett (Single Stableford), and also for a Putting Competition.  These prizes have been kindly donated by Brian Newsham.

On 30th September, we then have the Members Ryder Cup Foursomes Competition from 11am onwards,  returning in the evening to watch the conclusion of the 39th Ryder Cup being held at the Medinah Country Club in Illinois.  It will be the first time that Illinois has staged the Competition.  Europe will be the defending Cup Holders, having defeated the USA last year by 14.5 points to 13.5 points at Celtic Manor.  This years Team Captains will be Davis Love 111 and Jose Maria Olazabal. We will be organising a running buffet from 19.00hrs, as there is a 6 hour time difference between Illinois and Budens, so the big screen will be in use, so that we can capture another great Golfing Day, and enjoy it together in true PDF style.  DON’T FORGET ! that the prizes and the food are being paid for from the Members Reserve Account.  So come along and see Europe home with your PDF Friends.

Kind Regards

The Captain