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

RACE TO BUDENS, JULY 2019

July 2019 – Top 20 Places

1 Rie Cherubini 0
2 Graham Harries 8
3 Bob Hart 26
4 Mark Arundel 40
5 Brian Newsham 42
6 Michael Abbott 51
7 Malcolm Berry 58
8 Bob Woodworth 78
9 Denise Arundel 80
10 Peter McDonagh 83
11 Richard Entwistle 92
12 Mary Berry 94
13 Giles Fox 102
14 Vince Roode 102
15 Brigitte Beck 128
16 Pedro Lucas 128
17 Lewis Haycock 130
18 Jim Brennan 130
19 Duane Wessels 138
20 Mike Evans 139

CAPTAINS BLOG, JULY 2019

Well- 4 months into our 9 month stay on the Algarve and I am wondering how the time has passed by so quickly! I’m sure its to do with the old saying “Time fly’s when your having fun”.

So, what’s happened in these 4 months-

If we start with the Easter Festival which was really well attended and was once again superbly well organised by Rui and the team. A big hats off to Rui and we look forward to the GSA highlight on the calendar the Autumn Festival –
Please see below a summary of the Easter Results

Good Friday Texas Scramble Team

1st 56.1

SIMON GALVIN
EDWARD GALVIN 
RICHARD PEAKE
JULIO MARCELA

2nd 56.7

BRIAN MATTHEWS
BRENDAN MURPHY 
BOB HART 
SHANE COSTELLO

3rd 58.2

ANN DE JONG
RUSS WILSON 
DUNCAN LEOPOLD 
MICHAEL ABBOTT

4th 59.4

JOOST BOLLEN
PAUL GIBSON 
NEIL COLE 
GEORGE RALPH

Easter Saturday- The Stock Pot

1st 47pts C/B

BOB HART, SHANE COSTELO 

2nd 47pts

MICHAEL ABBOTT, HALLDOR HALLDORSSON 

3rd 45pts C/B

DUANE WESSELS, RIE CHERUBINI 

4th 45pts

ANN DE JONGH, RUSS WILSON 

Easter Sunday- Dubai Stableford

1st Place 112pts C/B

FRANCISCO BORGES 
SHANE COSTELLO
PAUL LESTER 
PATRICK NOONE

2nd place 112pts

TREVOR MORRIS 
LINDA MORRIS
TERRY MURPHY 
ROY GARDINER

3rd place 111pts

ALAN POOLEY 
GLORIA POOLEY
MICHAEL HUSSEY 
PAULA HUSSEY

4thplace 110pts C/B

JOHN BRODIE 
ANDREW PRESSWELL
MIGUEL SANTOS 
MARIAN TROTT

Easter Monday- AM AM

1st 92pts 

SHEILA FLEMING 
STEPHEN FLEMING 
PAUL BROWN
STEPH BROWN

2nd 90pts

THOMAS KARLSTROM 
JILL KARLSTROM 
LENNART ANDERSSON
EVA LENA ANDERSSON

3rd 84pts

FRANK SHARP 
BEN DAVIES
GILES FOX
DUNCAN LEOPOLD

4th 83pts

DAVID WALLING 
MARGARET WALLING 
TREVOR MORRIS
LINDA MORRIS

A huge well done to all the prize-winners and everyone for taking part in a great event

On the 26th April we had the Taca Liberdade (Liberty Day in Portugal). It appears that the winners don’t want to let go of the trophy as once again for the third time in 4 years Foxy ,Bobby, Rie and Duane were the Victors- Hopefully next year they will give the rest of us a chance !!!!!

Moving on we have had the Captain v Vice Captain and the Past Captains Trophy in the month of May and I’m sad to report that Brian’s team gave my team a good old fashioned hiding !!!!

This was followed up the next week by the Past Captains Trophy. Another really well attended event with plenty of wine flowing in the Evening ! Our congratulations go to our 2011 Captain, Graham Harries and his team. Having played for Bob Harts team for the past 5 years I look forward to putting in my own team in for next years event !

On to June and we had the Club Championships on the weekend of 15th/16th. For those who played you will understand how windy the conditions were and congratulations to all those who battled it out for an extremely tough 36 holes. As for the Results we have 2 brand new Champions to go up on the Champions Board- Barry Pussell and Rie Cherubini and my warmest congratulations to both of you and you will no doubt be back next year to defend your hard earned titles.

Also in June we had Members day- Again really well attended with Music and Dancing into the Evening. With regard to the winners I am delighted to report that Chico, Foxy, Bobby and I were the victors pipping the Vice Captains team into 2nd place (Revenge is sweet after the Captain v Vice drubbing I received !).

With regard to other matters of the Club- I am delighted to report that the Junior Initiative that was started earlier this year is moving from strength to strength with full attendance each week and Rui’s Tigers are all showing signs of Improvement under his watchful eye. A great tribute to Rui’s dedication and a big pat on the pack to all our members as essentially you are all funding this through our weekly competitions. Also a big thankyou to Paul Mott for a very generous donation which has been used to purchase very smart Golf shirts for the regular Juniors.

A special thankyou to Bob Woodworth for his expertise in sourcing and installing our new “Warning Light” on the 6th Hole. I’m sure you will agree that this is an invaluable safety addition to our course. Please remember to press the button on departure from the tee and don’t forget to hit the “I’M SAFE BUTTON” just short of the Green !

Please look out for the August edition of Tomorrow Magazine as we have a piece in there outlining our ‘Water Bottle Initiative’ and the reduction of single use plastics. A huge thankyou to Foxy for getting this super idea off the ground and I think that you will all agree that the filling station after 9 holes is a great bonus !

For those of you who are lucky enough to still be in the Annual Knockout Comps, please try to organise your matches at your earliest convenience. Sadly, I have to look forward to next years knockouts having been beaten in the Singles by the “Flying Dutchman” Eduard Daman and then Bobby and I got another good hiding from John (I can’t loose my ball) Elliot, and Ivor (Elvis) Newland in the doubles !

I will be putting the Starting Sheets up this week for Captains Day on Friday 13th September and I look forward to seeing as many of you that can make it. I am pleased to confirm that Ray Van Quentin will be entertaining us in the Evening and I’m sure it will be a cracking day.

Lastly- we have had queries with regards to Handicaps, mainly cutting within the General play rule 3.16. As you will be aware we play fewer qualifiers than other clubs in the Algarve and pride ourselves on having a good club atmosphere. Playing a lot of team events helps create this. However, we need to be vigilant within our team games to ensure we create a fair playing field within our club and others. Looking at the team results over a period of time guides us to observe a player/players who could be ELIGIBLE for a handicap reduction or increase. The handicap committee recently attended a lengthy meeting with the Portuguese Golf Federation who fully support our use of rule 3.16 and agree that we have, and will continue to do so, implement the rule correctly. We intend to play more qualifiers in future. 

Enjoy the rest of the Summer and look forward to seeing you all shortly,

Warmest Regards
Macca

RACE TO BUDENS JUNE 2019

1 Graham Harries 0
2 Bob Hart 3
3 Rie Cherubini 13
4 Brian Newsham 19
5 Malcolm Berry 20
6 Michael Abbott 22
7 Mark Arundel 30
8 Bob Woodworth 41
9 Mary Berry 44
10 Denise Arundel 55
11 Peter McDonagh 59
12 Vince Roode 64
13 Brigitte Beck 69
14 Giles Fox 79
15 Richard Entwistle 89
16 Pedro Lucas 89
17 Gloria Pooley 91
18 Lewis Haycock 91
19 Jim Brennan 94
20 Richard Stead 100

LATEST COMMITTEE MEETING MINUTES

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

Present Peter McDonagh- Captain
Brian Newsham – Vice Captain
Giles Fox -Treasurer
Linda Anthony – Secretary
Mike Abbott – Handicap Secretary
Rod Smith
1. Company Matters
1.1. Sand for the bunkers is arriving next week and is being provided by GSA. The hollow tining has been completed and the out of bounds on the 6th will soon be in place.
ACTION Giles Fox Mike Abbott
2. Apologies
2.1. Geoffrey Harnett Frank Finan
3. Approval of Minutes
3.1. Minutes approved and signed by the Captain
4. Matters Arising/to discuss
4.1. Local Rules update: there is no lift and place on the 13th. It was decided to investigate the possibility of the Club providing new cards that will have the local rules on them and provide advertising for the Club. They would show the Club website and the Wednesday and Sunday competitions.
ACTION Mike Abbott
4.2. Junior clinic update: Rui continues to provide excellent and enthusiastic coaching for the juniors and has shirts for them. There is an average of 8 to 9 participants including some Portuguese girls, 3 or 4 juniors show real potential and should be federated in the New Year. The Tomorrow magazine met with Peter McDonagh and Giles Fox and will be doing several articles featuring the juniors, the seniors and the Club’s water bottle initiative.
4.3. Water bottles: They should be here soon. At least 22 non members have signed up for a bottle and it was proposed that if they signed up for membership now, at a reduced half price rate, they could purchase the water bottles for €10. The price to non-members is €22.
4.4. The Traffic light system on the 6th is now working well and all that remains is for GSA to provide the board explaining how the system works.
4.5. Group email contact: Rod Smith volunteered to undertake this. In future all club information will be on the website and sent to all members who have provided their email to the club.
4.6. Upcoming competitions: The Club Championship poster will be displayed on the board and the website. Cost per member is €10. The Sunday competition played from the yellow tees will be available for those not wishing to enter the Championship. Prizes are trophies and vouchers provide by Baptista. Members Day, 21st June, poster and list on the board and website. The day is free to members with a €10 charity donation, format is an AmAm. Non-members to pay €25. Ladies v Gents is 5th July, poster and format to be posted later.
4.7. Shop Day: €420 was raised and has been distributed.
4.8. In response to several recently reported incidents the committee will introduce a disciplinary procedure to be followed when members flout the rules of golf. Members who observe such incidents should report these in writing to the Captain.
5. Treasurer’s report
5.1. Total current net assets are €21744.84
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. Peter McDonagh stated that the course is in very good condition and had no other updates.
9. Vice Captain’s Update
9.1. Several members have asked Brian Newsham why the tee times are at 11.00 in the summer? GSA have the earlier times for those who do not wish to join in Club competitions.
10. AOB
10.1. It was proposed that a special Lagos Orphans Day should be added to the calendar of events next year in memory of Ralph Griffin.
10.2. The committee is going to try to reintroduce some social events in the winter as it was felt these had been popular in previous years.
10.3. Next meeting 5th September 10.00

Meeting closed at 12.00

THE WATER BOTTLES HAVE ARRIVED!

Delighted to announce the water bottles have arrived and are available for collection from the Golf Shop. €10 for Members, €20 for non-Members. Almost all the bottles have been allocated to those that ordered them on the list but there are a few spares available to Members who were not here when the order list was on the board so no one need miss out! Our thanks again to the whole Membership for supporting this important initiative.

WATER BOTTLES AND REFILL STATION

We are delighted to inform you that your subsidised metal water bottles are scheduled to be delivered to the Club early next week and we are hoping to be able to start their distribution from the Golf Shop next Wednesday. Just to remind you, the Club have subsidised the cost of these bottles to just €10 for each Member.

Additionally, the drinking water refill station is now available in the shed on competition days and will be open from 12:30pm to 3pm in the Summer and 11:30am to 2pm in the Winter. Please use this facility as it is intended, as a refill station for Members to recharge their bottles half way around the course not to fill them before commencing your game! This facility is paid for by the Club and as such is only open to Club Members and we thank you in advance for your cooperation and support in using this facility correctly.

RACE TO BUDENS MAY 2019

1 Bob Hart 0
2 Graham Harries 7
3 Rie Cherubini 8
4 Brian Newsham 14
5 Malcolm Berry 24
6 Mary Berry 48
7 Bob Woodworth 49
8 Michael Abbott 56
9 Brigitte Beck 60
10 Pedro Lucas 61
11 Denise Arundel 62
12 Mark Arundel 63
13 Richard Entwistle 66
14 Vince Roode 72
15 Lorraine Bull 72
16 Giles Fox 73
17 Ivor Newland 75
18 Gloria Pooley 75
19 Geoff Beeston 81
20 Pam Eden 88

CAMPAIGN TO ELIMINATE SINGLE USE PLASTIC BOTTLES

THANK YOU ALL MEMBERS FOR YOUR AMAZING SUPPORT, WE REACHED OUR TARGET! BOTTLES ARE ORDERED AND WILL BE WITH US IN 3 WEEKS. FREE CHILLED WATER WILL BE AVAILABLE FROM THE SHED IN TWO WEEKS. IT’S A GREAT THING WE HAVE DONE AS A CLUB AND LET IT BE A GOOD EXAMPLE TO EVERY OTHER CLUB IN THE ALGARVE, IF NOT THE WORLD, TO FOLLOW SUIT. IT WILL BE A MASSIVE BENEFIT TO OUR ENVIRONMENT. THANK YOU ALL, AGAIN!

RACE TO BUDENS, APRIL 2019

1 Bob Hart 0
2 Rie Cherubini 24
3 Brian Newsham 28
4 Graham Harries 37
5 Bob Woodworth 40
6 Brigitte Beck 40
7 Lorraine Bull 52
8 Malcolm Berry 56
9 Vince Roode 57
10 Pam Eden 61
11 Pedro Lucas 63
12 Gloria Pooley 65
13 Geoff Beeston 68
14 Mary Berry 75
15 Mike Eden 75
16 Francesco Borges 75
17 John Brodie 76
18 Marian Trott 76
19 Ivor Newland 77
20 Denise Arundel 77