Dear Members

Welcome to the second Captains Chat of the year.

Social Events

We will be hosting our first social event of the year on 24th March at 6.30 pm.

It will be an evening of Bingo with Chicken and Chips and hosted by the infamous Ian Galloway. It is a don’t miss event costing 10E for the food and 10E for the bingo. So please make sure that your Legs 11 walk up to the noticeboard and put your name down to support this.

Charity update

February is one of the quieter months in the golfing calendar at the Parque but we started off with a Charity Pinsplitter which contributed 380 Euros to the charity pot.

The charity collection box for the 8th Hole Bunker and the 15th Hole lake has received a considerable boost to its normal takings as I have introduced a voluntary donation of 30 Euros for the year which means you don’t need to pay into the box if you are unfortunate enough to get into trouble on either of these holes for the remainder of the year. 23 members have subscribed so far raising 690 Euros in its 1st month of operating. If you are interested in paying your 30 Euros please see either myself or Duncan Leopold.

Our continued relationship with Baptista means we will support their charity again this year NECI and Rui Gloria has proposed as the preferred charity for the team in the Pro shop. I am awaiting Mario Frade from the Bar/Restaurant team to present their choice of charity to give me the 3 charities for my Captains year.

Monthly competitions

This link to the monthly competitions schedule lets you know what’s coming up

We have 2 notable dates coming up in March with the first being 16th March St Patricks Day competition which is a charity Greensomes and the second being 23rd March which is the Ralph Griffin Spring Trophy Dubai.

Quarter 2 competitions will be put on the Website in Mid-March

Singles and Pairs Knock out competitions

The 2021 Knockouts were completed in February and congratulations go to Ian and Janice Galloway who beat Jim Reid and Kevin Bryant and to Rui Gloria who beat Jim Reid. The draw has taken place for the 2022 competitions and the first rounds need to be played by 20th April 2022, best of luck to you all.

Interleague 2022

Floresta Parque Golf Club are in Division 1 this year and the season will start in earnest in April. We have been drawn in the Preliminary round of the knockout competition and we will play Penina at home on 25th March. Michael Abbot and I attended the Interleague AGM and since then Mike has been busy arranging all the home and away fixtures which are now on the website. Thank you for your help Mike.

Race to Budens

The sheet has been updated on the notice board and top 3 are:

  1. Janice Galloway
  2. Linda Anthony
  3. Paul Anthony

Captains Away Trip

The Captains away trip to Rompido is all booked and over 30 members have already signed up for the trip on the 3-5th November. If you would like some more information, then drop me a line or book in via email or put your contact details on the sheet which is on the noticeboard in the clubhouse.

As always, my thanks go to the Card Markers who contribute their time every week to benefit our great club atmosphere at the presentations.

Have a great March

Peter Noone

Captain FPGC


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