Captains Update 11th November

Autumn has once again flown by, with the very successful Autumn Festival at the end of September being quickly followed by Members Day on the 4th October. The day’s golf which was won by Terry Jennings in the men’s section and Kathryn Hughes for the ladies was followed by a fabulous buffet dinner attended by over sixty members, congratulations to Terry and Kathryn. I thought the atmosphere on this day was particularly special and big thanks from all of us to Rui Baptista of Baptista Supermercado of Luz for sponsoring the day. Thank you also to the bar and kitchen staff for looking after us so well.

The Algarve Interleague competition has now drawn to a close this season and the club finished joint sixth. Once again our away form has let us down, but we can pride ourselves on being undefeated at home.

Early November brought the Captains away days in Vilamoura. I hope everyone enjoyed the courses, especially the second day on the Victoria. It was lovely for me to see the event so well supported and I hope you all enjoyed the Hilton Hotel, its facilities and the whole experience.

The Christmas Hamper competition will be on the board soon and will be played on Sunday 1st December. BRANDED will be providing the entertainment again and anyone who was there last year will know we are in for a treat as it will get us in the right spirit for the Christmas festivities.

Last month we introduced a  ‘pairs draw’ competition, the idea being to mix up who we play with and to see a few different names in the prizes. The next one will be on Sunday 17th November, please let the Committee have your feed back as to how you enjoy the change in format.

Finally you will either have seen the notice on the board or on the web site about incorrect cards being handed in after our weekly competitions. Unfortunately errors continue to be made and the last thing the Committee wants is to disqualify people, especially if you are eligible for a prize; however this option will have to be used to ensure that we are diligent.

For those of you who are lucky enough to be here at present, continue to enjoy this incredible weather,