2018 CLUB CHAMPIONS

 

2018 CLUB CHAMPIONS, MENS CHAMPION MICHAEL ABBOTT AND LADIES CHAMPION SARAH WEBB PICTURED WITH FLORESTA PARQUE GC CAPTAIN, FRANK FINAN

BAPTISTA RENEW LEAD SPONSOR STATUS FOR 2018

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WE ARE PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE THAT BAPTISTA ARE TO CONTINUE AS LEAD SPONSOR TO FLORESTA PARQUE GOLF CLUB FOR 2018. RUI BAPTISTA, THE OWNER OF BAPTISTA SUPERMERCADO IN LUZ, HAS GENEROUSLY CONTRIBUTED TO THE CLUB OVER THE LAST FEW YEARS AND HIS SUPPORT IS GREATLY APPRECIATED. PART OF HIS SUPPORT IS TO SPONSOR THE INTERCLUB LEAGUE SHIRTS AND HE HOPES WE WILL WIN THIS COMPETITION THIS YEAR AFTER COMING SECOND IN 2017. OUR THANKS GO TO RUI AND HIS TEAM AT BAPTISTA FOR THEIR VALUABLE AND APPRECIATED ON GOING SUPPORT.

FLORESTA PARQUE GC FINISH 4TH IN THE ALGARVE INTERCLUB LEAGUE

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WE ARE DISAPPOINTED YET ALSO HUGELY RELIEVED TO ANNOUNCE THAT FLORESTA PARQUE GC HAVE FINISHED FOURTH IN THIS YEARS INTERCLUB LEAGUE COMPETITION FINISHING BEHIND THE NEW 2018 CHAMPIONS VILA SOL AND WE OFFER NOT ONLY OUR CONGRATULATIONS TO THEM BUT ALSO OUR THANKS! WE ARE DISAPPOINTED BECAUSE WE ONLY FINISHED 6 POINTS BEHIND VILA SOL BUT THE LEAGUE THIS YEAR HAS BEEN EXTREMELY COMPETITIVE TO THE EXTENT THAT THE SIX TEAMS THAT COMPETED IN DIVISION 1 (ALTO CLUB PORTIMAO WERE SUSPENDED AT THE BEGINNING OF THIS YEAR BY THE LEAGUES MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE) ALL FINISHED WITHIN 7 POINTS OF EACH OTHER, SO MANY ‘IF’S’ AND ‘WHAT ONLY’S’! WE OFFER OUR THANKS TO VILA SOL, AND CARVOEIRO, BECAUSE THE RESULT THEY ACHIEVED PLAYING AT QUINTA DO LAGOA ENABLED US TO AVOID RELEGATION FROM DIVISION 1 BY A SINGLE POINT! THIS MEANS FPGC IS THE ONLY TEAM NEVER TO HAVE BEEN RELEGATED FROM DIVISION 1. WE SHOULD BE PROUD OF THIS ACHIEVEMENT. WE HAVE LED THE DIVISION FOR MUCH OF THE YEAR BUT WERE CHASTENED IN OUR LAST TWO AWAY FIXTURES THAT SAW US GO DOWN TO BOAVISTA 5-0 ,WHICH GUARANTEED THEIR SURVIVAL IN THE DIVISION, AND THEN PALMARES 4-1, WHICH ALSO GUARANTEED THEIRS! WITH QUINTA DO LAGO HAVING TWO HOME GAMES TO COME THEY WERE FAVOURITES TO WIN THE DIVISION AND OUR POSITION LOOKED PRECARIOUS TO SAY THE LEAST. THEN FIRST VILA SOL WENT TO QUINTA DO LAGO AND SECURED A 2-3 WIN WHICH WON THEM THE TITLE OF 2018 CHAMPIONS AND THEN CARVOEIRO WENT THE FOLLOWING WEEK AND SECURED THE SAME RESULT. A GREAT ACHIEVEMENT FOR BOTH THESE TEAMS AS FOR THE REST OF THE YEAR QUINTA DO LAGO HAD BEEN ONE OF THE MOST DOMINANT TEAMS ON THEIR HOME COURSE. THE UPSHOT OF THIS IS QUINTA DO LAGO AND CARVOEIRO ARE RELEGATED FROM THE DIVISION ALONG WITH THE SUSPENDED ALTO CLUB PORTIMAO. 26 DIFFERENT PLAYERS HAVE PLAYED IN THE FLORESTA PARQUE TEAM THIS YEAR AND THEY ARE ALL THANKED FOR THEIR CONTRIBUTION. WE WOULD ALSO LIKE ALL THE SUPPORT WE HAVE RECEIVED PLAYING, NOT ONLY AT HOME, BUT AWAY AS WELL. IT MAKES A GREAT DIFFERENCE! WE LOOK FORWARD WITH DETERMINATION AND EXCITEMENT TO TRYING TO RECLAIM THE CHAMPIONSHIP NEXT YEAR.

Floresta Parque Golf Club

The Golf Club atmosphere at Floresta Parque is probably the best on the Algarve. You will always find a warm welcome from any member at the Spikes bar. The atmosphere is relaxed and friendly and where golfers may swap stories whilst enjoying one of the finest views in the golfing Algarve and enjoy a relaxing drink after a “hard” days golf. The Course is a good challenge to any golfer and an enjoyable day is guaranteed.

Floresta Parque Golf Club was officially formed in 1994, following the acquisition of Parque da Floresta by the Vigia Group. Operated as a traditional Golf Club with a President, Captain, Secretary, Committee, etc., it is now one of 73 clubs affiliated to the Portuguese Golf Federation.

The club has a total of 250 members (including those from overseas) and holds regular golf festivals, twice weekly competitions and boasts a busy social calendar for residents and visitors alike.

Handicap certificates can be issued to members and these are calculated using the “Slope Rating” system, in accordance with European Golf Associations recent directive’s.

Thanks to the “Project Drive”, scheme set up by the Portuguese Federation to encourage under 21’s to become involved in the sport through free weekly golf lessons, the future looks bright for the club to win many more titles!

The Golf Course has a good practice area and its resident golfing professional is always at hand at the driving range for those tips that make all the difference!