LATEST COMMITTEE MEETING MINUTES

FLORESTA PARQUE GOLF CLUB COMMITTEE MEETING
No 2020-09 HELD ON 3rd January 2020
Present Peter McDonagh- Captain
Brian Newsham – Vice Captain
Geoffrey Harnett – Chairman
Giles Fox – Treasurer
Linda Anthony – Secretary
Mike Abbott – Handicap Secretary
Rod Smith
Mary Berry
1. Company Matters
1.1. The paths from the 9th to the 10th and the 14th to the 15th are much appreciated by those that walk the course, a great improvement.
1.2. The proposal to make the areas behind the 5th green out of bounds has been agreed with GSA and the white stakes will shortly be in place.
1.3. GSA has also agreed to the proposals to move the Festival boards into the restaurant, the trophy cabinet and a larger FPGC board and the Club will be organising these improvements.
2. Apologies
2.1. Frank Finan,
3. Approval of Minutes
3.1. Minutes approved and signed by the Captain
4. Matters Arising/to discuss
4.1. Drone update: Peter McDonagh and Giles Fox will meet to attempt to provide a commentary for the footage.
ACTION Peter McDonagh Giles Fox
4.2. Course update. The Duck House is ready to be installed on the pond as soon as the signage is ready. Peter McDonagh is organising this.
ACTION Peter McDonagh
4.3. AGM structure and running order: Geoffrey Harnett went through the detail of how the AGM will run and the order of the agenda. The accounts will be sent to members in advance of the meeting using the group email contact. Any questions must be submitted, in writing, before the AGM.
4.4. Captains Changeover: The music for the evening is organised. The prize giving, speeches and Charity distributions will take place after the dinner. Peter McDonagh and Brian Newsham are organising the table plans.
ACTION Peter McDonagh Brian Newsham
5. Treasurer’s Report
5.1. All accounts are in order and ready for the AGM.
6. Handicap report
6.1. The annual review has been completed and all handicaps are up to date.
7. Website
7.1. All is up to date.
8. Captain’s Update
8.1. Peter McDonagh thanked the committee warmly for all their help and support during his year as Captain and said how much he had enjoyed the experience.
9. Vice Captain’s Update
9.1. The Captain’s Away trip will be at Rompido on the 5th and 6th of November, with the option of an extra night on the 4th. Details will be displayed on the website and with a poster on the club board.
9.2. It is proposed to hold a “Welcome Spring” competition on the 20th March followed by an evening entertainment.
10. AOB
10.1. There were no matters raised under this heading.

Next meeting Friday 21st February 2020 at 09.00
Meeting closed at 12.15
Distribution: Geoff Harnett, Mike Abbott, Giles Fox, Linda Anthony, Frank Finan, Peter McDonagh, Brian Newsham, Rod Smith, Mary Berry.

 

FLORESTA PARQUE GOLF CLUB COMMITTEE MEETING
No 2019-08 HELD ON 5th December 2019
Present Peter McDonagh- Captain
Brian Newsham – Vice Captain
Geoffrey Harnett – Chairman
Linda Anthony – Secretary
Mike Abbott – Handicap Secretary
Rod Smith
Mary Berry
1. Company Matters
1.1. Paths for the members who walk the course have been created from the 9th to the 10th and from the 14th to the 15th. It was suggested that stakes are placed at the entrance to the path from the 14th to 15th to deter players from attempting to drive buggies along it.
1.2. It is proposed to make the trees and bushes to the left, right and behind the 5th green an out of bounds area that would also extend along the side of the 6th tee. Mike Abbott to speak to Rui about this.
ACTION Mike Abbott
2. Apologies
2.1. Frank Finan, Giles Fox
3. Approval of Minutes
3.1. Minutes approved and signed by the Captain
4. Matters Arising/to discuss
4.1. Juniors update. They continue to thrive under Rui’s excellent and enthusiastic coaching. There are four or five members of the group who will be Federated next year and will then be eligible to play in Junior tournaments.
4.2. Course update. The Duck House for the pond between the 11th and 17th is being sourced from ebay and Peter McDonagh is organising this.
ACTION Peter McDonagh
The sign for the 15th indicating that this is the Captain’s Charity hole is being organised by Mike Abbott.
ACTION Mike Abbott
The bunkers are much better now that the sand is starting to settle. Private buggies must now be insured.
4.3. Competition boards and the FPGC board. Peter McDonagh is sorting out the list of names for the Hole in One board. It was suggested that all the GSA Festival boards could be displayed in the restaurant as there is a lot of empty wall space in there. This would allow more space for a larger FPGC board in the Spike Bar. It was also proposed to make the area where the trophies are displayed into a proper, glassed in Trophy cabinet. Mike Abbott to speak to Rui about these matters.
ACTION Mike Abbott
4.4. Group email contact. This is working very well and will be used to remind members about renewing their membership before the AGM.
4.5. Upcoming Competitions. The carol singing on Decemeber 18th is organised and will begin at 3.00 o’clock. The Captains Changeover music is organised, Peter McDonagh and Brian Newsham will organise the dinner menu with Mario. The prizes are Baptista vouchers and a trophy. The charity monies will be distributed. The Race to Budens and Knockout prizes will be presented and a table plan is needed.
ACTION Peter McDonagh Brian Newsham
4.6. Charity Update. There is good coverage of the Captain’s Charity Walk in the December issue of the Tomorrow magazine. The total raised so far by this event is €14,455.33.
4.7. Water Station. This has proved very successful and will probably be made available for the Friday roll ups.
4.8. GSA intentions. At this time there seems to be no prospect of a sale.
5. Treasurer’s report
5.1. Total current net assets are €15501.55.
6. Handicap Report
6.1. All handicaps are up to date. The annual review will be available after the next Medal.
7. Website
7.1. Everything is up to date.
8. Captain’s Update
8.1. The Advent Competition is a good idea and, should attract more support if it is promoted earlier next year.
9. AOB
9.1. There were no matters raised under this heading.
9.2. Next meeting Friday 3rd January 2020 at 09.00
Meeting closed at 12.15
Distribution: Geoff Harnett, Mike Abbott, Giles Fox, Linda Anthony, Frank Finan, Peter McDonagh, Brian Newsham, Rod Smith, Mary Berry.

RACE TO BUDENS 2019 – THE FINAL STANDINGS

December 2019 – Top 20 Places

1 Rie Cherubini 0
2 Bob Hart 84
3 Mark Arundel 132
4 Graham Harries 159
5 Brian Newsham 183
6 Bob Woodworth 199
7 Denise Arundel 204
8 Michael Abbott 212
9 Duane Wessels 214
10 Malcolm Berry 226
11 Peter McDonagh 226
12 Vince Roode 246
13 Brigitte Beck 256
14 Richard Entwistle 259
15 Pedro Lucas 269
16 Lewis Haycock 271
17 Mary Berry 278
18 Mike Evans 278
19 Giles Fox 288
20 Ivor Newland 296

LATEST COMMITTEE MEETING MINUTES

FLORESTA PARQUE GOLF CLUB COMMITTEE MEETING
No 2019-08 HELD ON 5th December 2019
Present Peter McDonagh- Captain
Brian Newsham – Vice Captain
Geoffrey Harnett – Chairman
Linda Anthony – Secretary
Mike Abbott – Handicap Secretary
Rod Smith
Mary Berry
1. Company Matters
1.1. Paths for the members who walk the course have been created from the 9th to the 10th and from the 14th to the 15th. It was suggested that stakes are placed at the entrance to the path from the 14th to 15th to deter players from attempting to drive buggies along it.
1.2. It is proposed to make the trees and bushes to the left, right and behind the 5th green an out of bounds area that would also extend along the side of the 6th tee. Mike Abbott to speak to Rui about this.
ACTION Mike Abbott
2. Apologies
2.1. Frank Finan, Giles Fox
3. Approval of Minutes
3.1. Minutes approved and signed by the Captain
4. Matters Arising/to discuss
4.1. Juniors update. They continue to thrive under Rui’s excellent and enthusiastic coaching. There are four or five members of the group who will be Federated next year and will then be eligible to play in Junior tournaments.
4.2. Course update. The Duck House for the pond between the 11th and 17th is being sourced from ebay and Peter McDonagh is organising this.
ACTION Peter McDonagh
The sign for the 15th indicating that this is the Captain’s Charity hole is being organised by Mike Abbott.
ACTION Mike Abbott
The bunkers are much better now that the sand is starting to settle. Private buggies must now be insured.
4.3. Competition boards and the FPGC board. Peter McDonagh is sorting out the list of names for the Hole in One board. It was suggested that all the GSA Festival boards could be displayed in the restaurant as there is a lot of empty wall space in there. This would allow more space for a larger FPGC board in the Spike Bar. It was also proposed to make the area where the trophies are displayed into a proper, glassed in Trophy cabinet. Mike Abbott to speak to Rui about these matters.
ACTION Mike Abbott
4.4. Group email contact. This is working very well and will be used to remind members about renewing their membership before the AGM.
4.5. Upcoming Competitions. The carol singing on Decemeber 18th is organised and will begin at 3.00 o’clock. The Captains Changeover music is organised, Peter McDonagh and Brian Newsham will organise the dinner menu with Mario. The prizes are Baptista vouchers and a trophy. The charity monies will be distributed. The Race to Budens and Knockout prizes will be presented and a table plan is needed.
ACTION Peter McDonagh Brian Newsham
4.6. Charity Update. There is good coverage of the Captain’s Charity Walk in the December issue of the Tomorrow magazine. The total raised so far by this event is €14,455.33.
4.7. Water Station. This has proved very successful and will probably be made available for the Friday roll ups.
4.8. GSA intentions. At this time there seems to be no prospect of a sale.
5. Treasurer’s report
5.1. Total current net assets are €15501.55.
6. Handicap Report
6.1. All handicaps are up to date. The annual review will be available after the next Medal.
7. Website
7.1. Everything is up to date.
8. Captain’s Update
8.1. The Advent Competition is a good idea and, should attract more support if it is promoted earlier next year.
9. AOB
9.1. There were no matters raised under this heading.
9.2. Next meeting Friday 3rd January 2020 at 09.00
Meeting closed at 12.15
Distribution: Geoff Harnett, Mike Abbott, Giles Fox, Linda Anthony, Frank Finan, Peter McDonagh, Brian Newsham, Rod Smith, Mary Berry.

RACE TO BUDENS, NOVEMBER 2019

1 Rie Cherubini 0
2 Bob Hart 47
3 Mark Arundel 83
4 Graham Harries 98
5 Brian Newsham 135
6 Denise Arundel 143
7 Bob Woodworth 149
8 Michael Abbott 162
9 Malcolm Berry 165
10 Peter McDonagh 175
11 Vince Roode 185
12 Duane Wessels 190
13 Brigitte Beck 195
14 Richard Entwistle 198
15 Pedro Lucas 208
16 Lewis Haycock 210
17 Mary Berry 217
18 Mike Evans 217
19 Giles Fox 235
20 Duncan Leopold 238

RACE TO BUDENS, OCTOBER 2019

1 Rie Cherubini 0
2 Bob Hart 55
3 Graham Harries 58
4 Mark Arundel 65
5 Brian Newsham 95
6 Bob Woodworth 133
7 Malcolm Berry 135
8 Peter McDonagh 135
9 Denise Arundel 138
10 Michael Abbott 146
11 Richard Entwistle 166
12 Brigitte Beck 169
13 Mary Berry 182
14 Pedro Lucas 187
15 Duane Wessels 189
16 Mike Evans 192
17 Lewis Haycock 193
18 Vince Roode 193
19 Duncan Leopold 207
20 Giles Fox 209

LATEST COMMITTEE MEETING MINUTES

FLORESTA PARQUE GOLF CLUB COMMITTEE MEETING
No 2019-07 HELD ON 14th October 2019

Present Peter McDonagh- Captain
Brian Newsham – Vice Captain
Geoffrey Harnett – Chairman
Giles Fox -Treasurer
Linda Anthony – Secretary
Mike Abbott – Handicap Secretary
1. Company Matters
1.1. Many bunkers now have new sand in them and members are asked to remember to rake the bunkers. The starter will also be asked to remind people to rake the bunkers and to repair pitch marks and divots. Rui will also be asked if it is possible to get some new rakes for the bunkers.
ACTION Mike Abbott
2. Apologies
2.1. Frank Finan, Rod Smith
3. Approval of Minutes
3.1. Minutes approved and signed by the Captain
4. Matters Arising/to discuss
4.1. The Junior section continues to thrive under Rui’s excellent and enthusiastic coaching. The group will be split to enable differing abilities to thrive. There are four or five of the group who have the potential to be Federated next year.
4.2. Water bottles, there are 28 more orders, all from members, and these should be arriving soon.
4.3. Course update. The course is very busy at the moment and as several buggies need new batteries shortages have occurred. The committee are aware of the situation and continue to press for more buggies and batteries.
4.4. As a token of the Club’s appreciation for all their hard work the greenkeeping staff were taken out for lunch and the gesture was much appreciated.
4.5. The Competition Boards. It was resolved to update the boards twice a year, as soon as possible after the Easter and Autumn Festivals. The Hole in One Boards, members will be asked to notify the committee of any hole in one achieved in the last five years in any FPGC competition or one of the Festivals. The boards will be updated before the Captains Changeover on the 11th January 2020.
ACTION Peter McDonagh
4.6. The FPGC board in the Spike Bar is only to be used for Club competitions and Club notices. Should any member have a cause, event or anything else they wish to publicise please contact Giles or Michael through the Club email – pdfgolfclubpdf@outlook.com – and request that it be put on the Club website.
4.7. Group email contact. This is working well so far and has received a positive response from the members. It will be used to publicise future as well as past events.
4.8. The Christmas Hamper is on Sunday 1st December, the entry will be €15 per person for members and €25 for guests and visitors. This event marks the start of the new Advent Festival, which is being run jointly by GSA and the Club. GSA are organising competitions on the 2nd, an AmAm and 3rd, a Yellow Ball. The Sagitarius Salver on the 4th will be a shotgun start at 09.30 and will be organised by the Club, followed by a buffet and prize giving organised by GSA. The Captains Changeover is on the 11th January 2020 following the AGM on the 10th January.
4.9. Charity Update. The charities supported this year are currently NECI, Rui Baptista’s choice as our main sponsor, the Lagos Orphans and Bamboo Donkey Sanctuary. The money being raised by the Captain, Giles Fox and Dave Chicken on their walk to Monte Rei currently stands at around €7000 and will go to Stand Up To Cancer and Madrugada. The Club’s charitable activities are going to be publicised more on the website and in the local press.
ACTION Giles Fox
5. Treasurer’s report
5.1. Total current net assets are €17371.66. It is anticipated that income will increase over the next few months, as competitions are much busier. Membership totals 190.
6. Handicap Report
6.1. Everyone is responsible for knowing their own handicap and this can be found on the Federation website. In future there will be three copies of the handicap sheet, one will be on the board, one in the shop and one by the water cooler. The link to FPG handicaps is below.
6.2. http://portal.fpg.pt/handicaps/handicap/listagem-de-handicaps/
7. Website
7.1. Everything is up to date.
8. Captain’s Update
8.1. All covered under other headings.
9. Vice Captain’s Update
9.1. Brian Newsham raised the question as to whether, in view of the increasing age of the members, it would be possible to have blue tees in competitions. This would involve the slope index of the course being changed so is not possible at this time. There is no reason people can’t play from whichever tee they chose when playing casual golf or roll ups.
10. AOB
10.1. 18th December will be our Carols and Cakes competition with a shotgun start at 10.00, Invisible Pro format. This will be in memory of David Haddon the long time organiser of this event. Geoffrey Harnett has organised for the Salvation Army to come and play for us and Lynette Whittaker is kindly providing cakes and mince pies, mulled wine supplied by Mario.
10.2. It was agreed to try a new 20/20 competition in the next quarter, details to follow.

Next meeting Thursday 28th November 10.00.
Meeting closed at 12.15
Distribution: Geoff Harnett, Mike Abbott, Giles Fox, Linda Anthony, Frank Finan, Peter McDonagh, Brian Newsham, Rod Smith

HOLE IN ONE BOARD

Dear Members,

further to a recent committee meeting it has been decided to retain and update the Hole in One Boards in the Spikes Bar. Some of you will have noticed that it has not been updated for some time and we intend to rectify this before the end of 2019. To that end we require the help of all of you as members.

If you have had the fabulous achievement of a Hole in One within the past 5 years in either a FPGC competition or a GSA event (and it is not on the board) can you please respond to this email confirming the Competition/Date and Hole Number in order for us to cross correlate with ours and GSA’s records and accurately reflect your success. Closing date for responses is 30th November 2019. Please ensure you respond by the cut off date because after this it will not be possible to add your name to the board.

For your reference the qualification for the ‘Hole in One Board’ going forward is as follows:

1) The hole in one must be in an FPGC Competition or a GSA Competition.
2) The successful player must be a fully subscribed member of FPGC.

Whilst writing please note that all of the Boards in the Spike Bar will be fully up to date by the end of 2019 and going forward they will be updated twice a year immediately after the Easter & Autumn Festivals.

Kind Regards

Macca

RACE TO BUDENS SEPTEMBER 2019

September 2019 – Top 20 Places

1 Rie Cherubini 0
2 Bob Hart 13
3 Mark Arundel 48
4 Brian Newsham 54
5 Graham Harries 55
6 Malcolm Berry 69
7 Peter McDonagh 69
8 Michael Abbott 94
9 Denise Arundel 99
10 Bob Woodworth 102
11 Mary Berry 104
12 Brigitte Beck 113
13 Vince Roode 138
14 Pedro Lucas 139
15 Richard Entwistle 140
16 Lewis Haycock 141
17 Giles Fox 143
18 Duane Wessels 143
19 Mike Evans 154
20 John Brodie 156

LATEST COMMITTEE MEETING MINUTES

FLORESTA PARQUE GOLF CLUB COMMITTEE MEETING
No 2019-06 HELD ON 05th September 2019

Present Peter McDonagh- Captain
Brian Newsham – Vice Captain
Geoffrey Harnett – Chairman
Giles Fox -Treasurer
Linda Anthony – Secretary
Mike Abbott – Handicap Secretary
Rod Smith
1. Company Matters
1.1. Many bunkers now have new sand in them and the supply of sand will be maintained enabling the bunkers to be topped up as necessary.
1.2. The use of buggies on the second is to be permanently banned and the upper path will be tidied up so that buggies can access it.
2. Apologies
2.1. Frank Finan
3. Approval of Minutes
3.1. Minutes approved and signed by the Captain
4. Matters Arising/to discuss
4.1. A member has been banned from all Club competitions for a month following a second incident of unacceptable behaviour in the Spike Bar.
4.2. Junior clinic update: The clinic has restarted after the summer break and there are nine regular attendees. It continues to go really well under Rui’s excellent and enthusiastic coaching. Rui would like to extend the clinic particularly to include more local children.
4.3. Water Bottles are all sold out and the members are to be emailed to assess further demand before more are ordered. The cost will be €10 to members and €25 to non-members.
ACTION Rod Smith

4.4. The Traffic light system on the 6th is now working well, Bob Woodworth is going to sort out the problems with the battery. All that remains is for GSA to provide the board explaining how the system works.
4.5. A sign is to be placed on the 15th white tee about a donation to the Captain’s Charity box in the bar if a player’s ball goes into the lake.
ACTION Mike Abbott
4.6. Group email contact: Rod Smith has got this organised and it is up and running. The aim of this is to improve communication with the membership, which is a very time consuming task. In view of this the committee has decided to appoint Mike Abbott as Membership and Federation Secretary in addition to his role as Handicap Secretary with immediate effect. The committee will seek the memberships ratification of this at the AGM.
4.7. Upcoming competitions: Geoffrey Harnett and Mike Abbot volunteered to help wherever needed during the day as neither will be playing. Everything is organised. The Autumn Festival is organised by GSA.
4.8. Charity Update: All is going well and funds are very healthy.
5. Treasurer’s report
5.1. Total current net assets are €21428.13. Revenue was down in the month of August as there were fewer players in competitions.
6. Handicap Report
6.1. Adjustments have been made where necessary and all handicaps are up to date.
7. Website
7.1. Everything is up to date.
8. Captain’s Update
8.1. Monte Rei Charity Walk, the sponsor forms will be available on Captain’s Day.
9. Vice Captain’s Update
9.1. Nothing to report.
10. AOB
10.1. Next meeting Monday 14th October at 10.00.
Meeting closed at 12.15
Distribution: Geoff Harnett, Mike Abbott, Giles Fox, Linda Anthony, Frank Finan, Peter McDonagh, Brian Newsham, Rod Smith

RACE TO BUDENS AUGUST 2019

1 Rie Cherubini 0
2 Bob Hart 17
3 Graham Harries 43
4 Mark Arundel 51
5 Brian Newsham 56
6 Malcolm Berry 71
7 Michael Abbott 72
8 Peter McDonagh 84
9 Bob Woodworth 90
10 Denise Arundel 91
11 Mary Berry 107
12 Brigitte Beck 115
13 Richard Entwistle 127
14 Vince Roode 128
15 Mike Evans 132
16 Giles Fox 140
17 Pedro Lucas 140
18 Lewis Haycock 140
19 Duane Wessels 144
20 John Brodie 146