CAPTAINS CHAT JANUARY

Dear Members

Welcome to the first Captains Chat of the year. I hope to use this monthly column to keep you updated with the latest news from our golf club.

I would firstly like to thank you all for the messages of congratulations and best wishes for the start of my captaincy year. The Captains changeover day and night was a fantastic success with over 80 golfers during the day and over 110 for the changeover ceremony and dinner. The staff were amazing as always looking after us from tee off to send off later that night.

Captain Mary stood down from her role to a standing ovation from the room which is quite a fitting send off after a challenging year. Mary managed to squeeze all of the competitions in, arrange celebrations when allowed and worked around the restrictions with amazing patience and fantastic outcomes. I congratulate you Mary on a job well done and I am sure that when I offer you my thanks and appreciation for all of your hard work, I speak on behalf of all of the members.

On the evening of the changeover, we held a Tops and Tails competition in aid of Katherine Robinson who is well known to many people and Dan is a great friend and supporter of our golf club. In total Euro 730.00 was raised in a funny 10 minutes hosted by the effervescent Ian Galloway.

The Race to Budens has started again and Janice Galloway last years winner hopes to defend her title, best of luck to all the golfers throughout the year. The first update for January 2022 should be put on the board in early February.

The Ladies organised by Rebecca Smith had their first roll up event last Friday and it was supported really well, my understanding is that it is a monthly event and will continue to be a very popular fixture.

As agreed at the AGM in January all singles competition results will be posted on the notice board with immediate effect.

I am very pleased to announce that we have currently 171 paid members of Floresta Parque GC of which 24 are new members. A very special welcome to all of you. Hopefully we will be on target for over 200 members this year.

A suggestion was made at the AGM this year regarding drawn competitions as an opportunity for new members to meet other members. It was agreed at the committee meeting on 1-2-22 that the first drawn comp will be a pairs comp in April. Further details will follow but please make sure you put your names down when the competition is put on the board.

Monthly competitions

This link to the monthly competitions schedule lets you know what’s coming up http://parquedaflorestagolfclub.com/club-competitions-january-march-2022-visitors-always-welcome/

Knockouts

The entry sheets for the Singles knockout and the Pairs knockout are up on the notice board so please sign up to be part of the draw taking place on 6th February.

Captains Away Trip

This has been organised for the 3rd-5th November 2022 and an email will be circulated to all members over the next week with the finer details and costings. It is a trip which I am really excited about, and I hope your diary is free and that you are able to join Tess and I on this trip to Golf El Rompido.

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 February

Peter Noone

Captain FPGC

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