CAPTAINS BLOG, JULY 2015

In May we had the second Past Captains Day event. Every Past Captain was represented by a team of four golfers from the club and this year it was won by Peter Lanario’s team with an exceptional score. Congratulations to him and his team.
This was followed by the Club Championship weekend in mid June.This year saw two new champions. In the Ladies Thelma Pickard was triumphant after several years of near misses and in the men’s a new star emerged in Marcelo Castello who tied with Phil Russell over 36 holes and then went on to win the 3 hole play off by one shot. Our congratulations go to both these worthy winners.
The following Friday after the club championship was Members Day and over 75 golfers and guests enjoyed a round of golf on a sun drenched Algarve day followed by a very enjoyable buffet supper and prize giving.
We now look forward to the summer party on the 21st of August in which the ladies take on the men followed by a BBQ. This will then be followed on the 4th of September by the Captain Vs. Vice Captain again with a BBQ. I do hope that as many people as possible will support the two traditional events. A little later in September we then have the Newsham trophy for the over 70s and on Saturday the  19th, Captains Day. I am looking forward to all these exciting events as I hope you all are?
In the Algarve Interclub League we are in the 1st division this year as the league is now split into three divisions based on 2014 performance. We are currently bottom, having played all our away games first, we are now poised to rapidly move up the table with only home games left to play. It is essential that we finish in 4th Position or better to retain our 1st division status for 2016.
I would like to thank all the staff for their continued support over the year, the golf course is in very good condition with the limited resources that Nelson has at his disposal.
Finally, I would like to thank you all for the kindness and support shown to me over the last 6 Months.