SUNDAY 24TH JUNE, PAIRS MULTIPLIER (YELLOW TEES)

1ST

L.MORRIS, T.MORRIS 65PTS

2ND

A.POOLEY, COMMITTEE MEMBERS CARD 62PTS

3RD

D.WESSELS, R.CHERUBINI 59PTS

4TH

B.HART, F.BORGES 58PTS C/B

5TH

L.ANTHONY, P.ANTHONY 58PTS

6TH

C.NEWLAND, I.NEWLAND

2’S

H.YOUNG, D.LEOPOLD, S.PARKIN, J.BRENNAN, R.SMITH

WEDNESDAY 20TH JUNE, MEMBERS DAY AM AM (YELLOW TEES)

1ST

D.WALLING, M.WALLING, A.POOLEY, G.POOLEY 90PTS

2ND

I.NEWLAND, C.NEWLAND, M.BERRY, M.BERRY 89PTS

3RD

F.FINAN, T.JENNINGS, J.BRENNAN, T.ELLIOTT 88PTS C/B

4TH

R.STEAD, G.BEATTIE, B.MURPHY, B.MATTHEWS 88PTS C/B

2’S

T.ELLIOTT, S.PARKIN, B.HART, M.ABBOTT, P.RUSSELL, P.BRYANT

CAPTAINS BLOG, JUNE 2018

Hi Everybody,

Well it’s about time that your Captain has taken the time to write a few words, and I am sure many of you might have a stronger way of expressing my lack of communication to you all.

Perhaps I should explain some of the exterior causes for this, although I certainly do not want to go into too much detail.

The sudden death of my brother in law last September in a horrific car accident combined with the sudden death of one of my brothers in April, have left me devastated. The trail of work left behind from these tragic incidents have engulfed me over the past months and require many weeks of protracted procedures to be sorted.
In addition, some of my own family are experiencing very difficult and challenging issues, which require me to be with them as much as possible. With five children of which the youngest is just approaching her 16th birthday, you can understand that “challenging” is a mild word to use in these circumstances. All that said, I am blessed to have them all as children and great loving friends.

I hope this goes some way to explain why I am not here as much as I want to be, and indeed as much as I should be.
We are so lucky to have such a committed committee and incredible back up members who just keep this unique club ticking over like a well oiled clock. My sincere thanks to you all.

Our club is in a very healthy position with many new members who now enjoy our little secret. Our course is in great condition and we are the envy of many clubs on the Algarve. I have no doubt that your response to the “adopt a green” program has gone a long way to help achieve this. With more visitors playing over the coming months, it is essential that we keep this going.

Our inter club team are presently in top position in our division, and with 2 matches left I am hopeful that we can remain there and bring home the top prize. Many thanks to Michael and all members of the squad for their heroic efforts since the beginning of the season.

The Captains changeover was a great success as a social event and I was very pleased with how the “Taca do Liberdade” and the Past Captains events went.

The Club championship weekend was fantastic and so well supported, both on the course, and in the clubhouse, where nearly 100 members/guests dined. Congratulations to Michael and Sarah on defending their titles in 2018.
I was pleased to introduce a new category this year for our esteemed senior members, some of whom are close to shooting their age (Gross score). My thanks to our Vice Captain Peter who planted the seed for this prize.
What a pleasure was to see Margaret Hadden at the dinner for this event? We were all shocked with the sudden departure of David but can assure you that his memory will live on, and the fruits of his work for this club are being reaped and will be for years to come. Margaret, you are always among friends and it was so lovely to see you last weekend.

A very special thanks to Rod Smith for all his work during that very difficult time and once again at the Club championship where he designed a software system that streamlined the score card calculations and prize giving categories.

As for Foxy (Giles). Well we are so lucky to have someone of his calibre step up to the plate and take on the Treasurers job, at least up to the time of our next AGM in January 2019. Many thanks Foxy.

This club would never survive without the backbone of members who week in week out devote their time to doing the score cards and listening to our complaints. To Mick Berry and his wonderful team, a BIG THANK YOU. The committee will be looking at ways to ease some of this work with better technology, so hang on in there.

Junior membership is still very much on my agenda, and with determination, positive thinking, and a bit of imagination, we should be able to achieve this goal.

Hopefully by the time you are reading this blog, the Members Day event will have been a happy and enjoyable day.
Hoping to have a surprise or two for Captains day in September so keep up the good golf.

Details of the Captain’s away day are posted on the board and you need to book and get a deposit in urgently. Sorry for the short notice but events delayed me getting this organized, The event will take place on the 1st/2nd November.

Thanking you all for your support, and hopefully you are better informed of the predicaments that have prevented me from being here. I remain committed and appreciate your continued support.

Frank

LADIES Vs GENTS 6TH JULY 2018

SATURDAY 16TH & SUNDAY 17TH JUNE, CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP (WHITE TEES)

FPGC Club Championship Prize List

Note – Maximum one prize per player

Saturday

Ladies Best Net – 1st Helen Young 78
Mens Best Net – 2nd Brian Matthews 75
Mens Best Net – 1st Bob Woodworth 73

Ladies Best Gross – 1st Linda Morris 98
Mens Best Gross – 2nd Phil Russell 88
Mens Best Gross – 1st Steve Dawson 87

Sunday

Ladies Best Net – 1st Sylvia Holcroft 74
Mens Best Net – 2nd Chico Borges 77
Mens Best Net – 1st Brendan Murphy 74

Ladies Best Gross – 1st Suzanne McEvoy 94
Mens Best Gross – 2nd Peter McDonagh 89
Mens Best Gross – 1st Bob Hart 85

Overall

Ladies Best Net – 2nd Rebecca Smith 151
Ladies Best Net – 1st Maria Dawson 148
Mens Best Net – 3rd Ivor Newland 149 C/B
Mens Best Net – 2nd Sam Robinson 149 C/B
Mens Best Net – 1st Vince Roode 146

Ladies Best Gross – 3rd Anne De Jongh 184
Ladies Best Gross – 2nd Rie Cherubini 177
Mens Best Gross – 4th Rui Gloria 173
Mens Best Gross – 3rd Tiago Borges 171
Mens Best Gross – 2nd Duane Wessels 169

Champions
Seniors Champion Ivor Beresford 184
Ladies Champion Sarah Webb 169
Mens Champion Michael Abbott 161

WEDNESDAY 12TH JUNE, YELLOW BALL (YELLOW TEES)

1ST

B.NEWSHAM, B.BECK, M.BERRY, M.BERRY 115PTS

2ND

J.BRODIE, G.CHADWICK, P.McDONAGH, COMMITTEE MEMBERS CARD 111PTS

3RD

B.MATTHEWS, B.MURPHY, K.SIBLEY, L.HAYCOCK 110PTS C/B

2’S

R.BULLOCK X2, R.ENTWHISTLE, S.HODSON, M.ABBOTT, P.McDONAGH, P.RUSSELL, A.De JONGH, S.PARKIN, M.WALLING,B.STUBBINS

LATEST COMMITTEE MEETING MINUTES

FLORESTA PARQUE GOLF CLUB COMMITTEE MEETING
No 2018-04 HELD ON 7th June 2018
Present Geoffrey Harnett – Chairman
Peter McDonagh – Vice Captain
Giles Fox -Treasurer
Linda Anthony – Secretary
Mike Abbott – Past Captain

1. Company Matters
1.1. The course is generally in good condition and work continues to refurbish tees.
1.2. Other company matters are dealt with under matters arising.
2. Apologies
2.1. Frank Finan, Ralph Griffin
3. Approval of Minutes
3.1. Minutes approved and signed by the Chairman
4. Matters Arising
4.1. On the subject of the defibrillator kindly donated by Paul and Chris Brunner, it has proved impossible for it to be kept in golf reception because of health and safety issues and the amount of training required for it’s use. The club cannot keep it solely for our use because of similar issues and the fact that individuals would be personally liable should anything untoward happen. It was reluctantly decided that the only course of action was to return it to the Brunners, with our apologies, and to press GSA to have a defibrillator installed as soon as possible.
4.2. The proposed installation of a bell on the 6th hole has met with strong opposition from the residents of QDEV so has been abandoned. The possibility of installing a light system using Bluetooth is being investigated.
ACTION Giles Fox
5. Treasurer’s Report
5.1. Giles Fox began by stating that he is now totally up to speed with the accounts and how they work and again thanked Rod Smith for all his help.
5.2. The club is in a very healthy financial position due to a big increase in the number of members. This now stands at 184, 175 of which are Federated. Ways to use the extra funds to benefit the members were discussed. These included further subsidies for events throughout the year and into next year.
5.3. It was also proposed that a junior clinic could be sponsored and set up in conjunction with GSA. Mike Abbott and Giles Fox will speak with Rui Gloria about this.
ACTION Mike Abbott, Giles Fox
5.4. The practicalities and cost of using the Data Golf system already on the computer to enable members to input their own scores for both singles and team competitions is to be explored. Mike Abbott will consult the Federation and Giles Fox will explore the cost.
ACTION Mike Abbott, Giles Fox
5.5. It was proposed that a new accountant be approached with a view to reducing the current fees.

 

5.6. Total current assets €34937.55
Less accruals €8769.81
Net assets €26167.74

6. Handicap
6.1. The handicaps are all up to date.
7. Websites
7.1. The Website is up to date.
8. Events
8.1. Club Championship, everything is organised for the weekend.
8.2. Members Day 20th June. The notice for this will be posted very shortly. The day is fully subsidised for members and the cost for visitors and guests is €25.
8.3. Men v Ladies 6th July. Kelvin Whittaker will be asked to produce the poster.
ACTION Frank Finan
8.4. Captain’s Away Trip. This will take place on the 1st and 2nd of November and will be in Vilamoura staying at the Dom Pedro Hotel and playing the Old Course and the Millennium course. The details will be emailed to members very shortly and displayed on the website and notice board.
ACTION Frank Finan
9. AOB
9.1. When a player signs for a wrong handicap on his or her card then rules of golf – Rule 6-2b applies. Peter McDonagh is to ask Mick Berry to email all members on the card rota to remind them of this.
ACTION Peter McDonagh
9.2. Emails will be sent to all members to remind them of upcoming events as well as displaying them on the website.
ACTION Frank Finan
9.3. FPGC is hosting the match between Espiche, Palmares and Boavista this year in November. Peter McDonagh and Mike Abbott will organise a date this.
ACTION Peter McDonagh, Mike Abbott
9.4. Peter McDonagh confirmed that he has asked Mike Abbott to continue organising the Inter League matches next year.
9.5. It is proposed that a local rule be established to allow for preferred lies on the 13th fairway due to the very poor state of the landing area for most players drives/second shots. This would not apply to the area after the path.

Next meeting: Friday 7th September 2018 at 10.00.

Meeting closed at 11:45
Distribution: Geoff Harnett, Mike Abbott, Ralph Griffin,
Giles Fox, Linda Anthony, Frank Finan, Peter McDonagh.

SUNDAY 10TH JUNE, AMERICAN GRUESOME (YELLOW TEES)

1ST

P.HOLCROFT, S.HOLCROFT 45PTS

2ND

D.COUGHLAN, J.BURGESS 43PTS C/B

3RD

J.BRODIE, G.CHADWICK 43PTS

4TH

S.DAWSON, M.DAWSON 41PTS C/B

5TH

D.HILL, S.PARKIN 41PTS C/B

6TH

R.SMITH,R.SMITH 41PTS

NEW LOCAL RULE FOR THE 13TH HOLE

FOLLOWING YESTERDAYS COMMITTEE MEETING IT WAS DECIDED TO IMPLEMENT A NEW LOCAL RULE ON  THE 13TH HOLE. MEMBERS HAVE COMMENTED THAT THE DRAINAGE DITCH DOWN THE 13TH GATHERS A LOT OF TEE SHOTS AND THE AREA BEYOND THE 150 METER MARKER TO THE LEFT OF THE FAIRWAY DOES THE SAME. SO, UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE, ON THE FAIRWAY ONLY, PLAYERS CAN NOW PREFER THE LIE OF THE BALL.

WEDNESDAY 6TH JUNE, PAIRS BETTER BALL (YELLOW TEES)

1ST

B.NEWSHAM, B.BECK 47PTS

2ND

J.SIMPSON, P.WRIGHT 46PTS

3RD

P.HOLCROFT, S.HOLCROFT 45PTS

4TH

M.BERRY, M.BERRY 43PTS C/B

5TH

B.WOODWORTH, R.KAY 43PTS C/B

6TH

F.Da SILVA, COMMITTEE MEMBERS CARD 43PTS C/B

2’S

P.HOLCROFT, S.HODSON, P.McDONAGH, R.BULLOCK, B.NEWSHAM