Captains Update September 2013


Well, a lot has happened since my last update in July. Firstly in early September we had our third charity day of the year raising €540, thank you to all those members and guests who supported the day. The final day for this year will be on Wednesday 27th November, please support it if you can.

In September we continued to enjoy the glorious warm weather we had all experienced throughout the summer. That was until the 14th September, yes my Captains Day, when we not had only the first rain since April but a good soaking most of the day. However I am pleased it did not spoil the event, as we had 85 golfers playing and 123 for dinner in the evening. The mens winner was Bob Kelly with 38 points and the ladies winner Helen Young with 40 points, congratulations to you both. As I said on the night, thank you to everybody for their great support, I hope you all enjoyed the day, I know the staff at Santo Antonio enjoyed the evening as well as the band! Photos from the day and perhaps more interesting from the early hours will be in our gallery on the club web site later, if anybody cannot remember what happened!

Captains Day was swiftly followed by what is now our annual 70’s competition. This event was extremely well attended coinciding with a normal competition day. On behalf of all the 70’s, many thanks to Brian Newsham who again sponsored the event. Mike Hussey won the mens section and Margaret Haddon the ladies, the competition was followed by a great BBQ and music.

With no time to recover, the Autumn Festival commenced on Friday the 20th September with a Texas Scramble and another five days of golf to enjoy. The event was played out in great conditions, very warm benign weather, that is until the afternoon on the last day when those of you who were on the course after 2.30pm experienced a soaking, including me. However we had a great week, some very good scores were recorded and the whole team of shop staff, green staff and kitchen and bar staff did an incredible job. Our special thanks to Isabel Coelho the Santo Antonio General Manager for providing a very successful Autumn Festival enjoyed by members and visitors alike.

From here we look forward to our Members Day sponsored by Baptista Supermecado of Luz on October 4th with a free day and dinner for all Golf Club Members and thereafter our Away Trip in early November.

Happy Golfing,

The Captain