Members and Friends


As we were unable to hold our AGM and Captains Changeover as we normally would have done, I wanted to write a final Blog to record my gratitude to all the members for the help, encouragement and support I so generously received through the most extraordinary year.

 As there was no prior experience of what came to us all in 2020 it was not easy to know what the right decisions for our club were going to be. However, with the help of the committee, the staff and all the members I believe we all managed to come through this difficult period in good shape as we were able to play golf for most of the year on our fabulous course, we were able to hold a few small events whilst managing to stay safe and we even managed to maintain our good humour and friendly atmosphere.

 A huge thank you to everybody who stood behind me and supported me. Mary was exceptional as Vice Captain, we made a good team and I know she will be a great Captain.

 Of course, most of all I would like to thank Brigitte. She has done everything that was necessary to get me through this year. She has been my adviser, my listener and my friend as we have tried to plot our way through my Captaincy together as a team – I am forever grateful.

 You are all probably aware that Portugal is back in lockdown now and as of Wednesday we are not allowed to play Golf, Brigitte and I will be looking forward to playing again and hopefully we can have a celebration of the changeover and have as many of our members together as possible.


Finally, I would like to wish Mary all the best for this year. She took over the Captaincy on the 16th of January as advised in the AGM information we sent out. Obviously without any celebration because of the Lockdown. Let’s hope things will get better as the year goes on and Mary can guide our club back to more normal times.


Once again many thanks to everybody for all the help.


Stay safe and well


Your ‘Past’ Captain Brian


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