Captains Update December 2013

A very happy Christmas to everybody, I hope you all enjoy a great festive period and are ready for 2014 in good health and spirit.

I must admit it does seem a bit a strange wishing you all a Happy Christmas when us lucky people here in the Algrave are experiencing such remarkable weather. The last six weeks have truly been magnificent, with clear blue skies and very warm temperatures. Enjoy it whilst we can.

I also hope you have enjoyed your golfing year here at Floresta Parque Golfe Clube. A year in which I believe we have seen the Resort move forward in a very positive manner. The course and surrounding areas have improved immensely in the last few months, which is down to the hard work and effort of Isabel and her team, along with the continued support of you the members. Everybody’s patience including that of all the very loyal staff to which we greatly thank, is now beginning to pay dividends.

Moving on to golfing matters, at the beginning of the month we had our usual Christmas Hamper Competition. As always the event was well attended and this year the competition was won by Rui Gloria, with a certain Mrs Lanario coming second, congratulations to all the winners and I hope you all had fun that evening.

Congratulations also to our Interleague Team who won the club finals day played at the Montgomery Course. This was a great achievement played within a pairs better ball format, as teams from both leagues competed in an overall competition, well done.

As this will be my last update, I take this opportunity to thank everybody who has supported myself as Captain throughout the year; from the Committee to the members through to the staff. It’s been an interesting year for me in more ways than one but for certain it’s been a great honor to be your Captain. Not everything has been perfect, as is always the case in life but I will pass all the things I have learnt onto our 2014 Captain Bob and wish him great success.

This leaves me to conclude by wishing you all again a Happy Christmas and a very healthy New Year from myself and Debbie.


The Captain