When I wrote the  last update in mid March I certainly did not anticipate experiencing the last  seven week as I have. As the vast majority of you know,I was struck down with a  rare disease which totally incapacitated me, but I am now happy and very  relieved to say that I am on the road to recovery,although still in a  rehabilitation hospital where I shall be until I regain my strength.My sincere  thanks to everybody for their good wishes and especially for helping Debbie  through this difficult time, it has been an immense help and support to both of  us.
Whilst I have been  away,the Golf Club continues to go from strength to strength and my thanks go to  the committee for continuing to oversee Golf Club matters.
The Charity Day  where our normal entry fee is donated to charity,raised 412 Euros,so many thanks  to all members and visitors who participated that day.The next one is scheduled  for late June and I hope as many of you can attend as possible to make it  another successful day.
Congratulations to  Suzanne McEvoy and Debbie Lanario for winning the recently held Ladies day. The  day was a typical PDF day with bright sunshine with a strong challenging  wind,but the conditions did not deter the participating Ladies who enjoyed the  golf and the dinner afterwards. In my absence a thanks to Carol,and Bob who  I hear was ably assisted by Francis for organising and running the day, along  with a very big thank you to Sophie from Sophie’s Golf Shop in Odiaxerre for  sponsoring the event and to Rebecca Smith for sponsoring the nearest the pin  holes.
Speaking of  sponsors, Rui Baptista of Baptista in Luz has kindly agreed to sponsor our Club  Championship to be held on the 15 / 16 June. As always,apart from determining  the 2013 overall Ladies and Gents Club Champions there are several other prizes  to be won. The entry competition sheet will be on the notice board shortly or  please e-mail John Brodie if you wish to enter and are not presently here,good  luck to all.
The weather here now  is excellent and I am told the Golf Course is in great shape,so I really look  forward to being with you all as quickly as I possibly can,enjoying our club,its  members and friends and everything that goes with it,