Captains Update – Monday 8th October

Well, I did say in my last update, that September was going to be a busy month for Golf, and boy !, it certainly was.

Let me start by congratulating all the Winners in September, and there were many.  A special congratulations to Liz Longmore for her Hole in One on the 7th.

Many thanks to all the Members and Guests who attended Captains Day on 15th September, and a special thanks go to my Family for being so helpfull on the day, not least for working so hard to make the occasion so enjoyable for everyone, on what was an extremely hot day  As we know, Kelvin Whittaker nearly spoilt the day (the Bugger!), but thank God he is progressing well, and his humour is back to its normal level (god help us all !!).

The 70’s Competition on Wednesday 19th September, saw the Wiser Elders out in force, and what a sheer pleasure it was to see them participating, either in 18 holes or in the putting competition.  Thanks once again to Brian Newsham for his sponsorship of this Competition.

The Autumn Festival was a super event, and the organisation was first class, so on behalf of the Members and Guests, a big Thank You to Ian and his Staff for a superb  Festival.

Members Day and Ryder Cup Foursomes – well I have had to watch the final day at Medinah 3 times, to fully believe that Europe did it !!  What a fantastic day, and a first class Buffet provied by the kitchen, well done to everyone involved.  As for the results, Ivor & Pat Berresford lead the way with an unbelievable score of 43pts.Full results for the whole month are in the results section of this website.

Well, that was a whirlwind September, so what do we have to look forward to in October.  Well, we have our final two League Matches to play in, both at home firstly to Alto on the 18th, and our final game on the 22nd when we host Quinta do Vale.  Then to round off the month, we have the Captains Away Trip to San Lorenzo.  All the planning is now done and the 28th/29th/30th is fast approaching.

I would also like to thank Andy Pickard and Mike Evans, who have agreed to sponsor the Competition Boards, which are in the process of being updated.  Carol has asked all the Members if they have any details on the Past Winners, so I hope you can help in that process.

So, in conclusion, Play Well, Swing Slow, and enjoy your Days in Paradise, here at Parque da Floresta Golf Club.


Regards       Howard