RACE TO BUDENS – MAY 2021

May 2021 – Top 20 Places
           
1 Graham Harries   0  
2 Richard Entwistle     2  
3 Ian Galloway     29  
4 Malcolm Berry     32  
5 Bob Hart     35  
6 Janice Galloway     39  
7 Duncan Leopold     48  
8 Peter McDonagh     57  
9 Paul Anthony     67  
10 Mike Evans     68  
11 Michael Abbott     73  
12 Duane Wessels     77  
13 Brendan Murphy     82  
14 Linda Anthony     86  
15 Bob Wissler     86  
16 Carol Newland     90  
17 Brian Newsham     92  
18 Bob Woodworth     92  
19 Rui Gloria     97  
20 Phil Russell        99  

KNOCKOUT COMPETITION RULES

ALL PLAYERS ARE TO ARRANGE 1ST ROUND MATCHES AS QUICKLY AS POSSIBLE PLEASE. 

THE COMPETITION IS PLAYED OFF YELLOW TEES FOR MEN AND RED TEES FOR LADIES.

SHOTS GIVEN ARE 90% OF THE DIFFERENCE FROM THE LOWEST HANDICAP.

CADDIES ARE PERMITED.

GOOD LUCK EVERYONE AND HAVE FUN. 

CAPTAIN´S BLOG

Dear members

Almost a month since my last blog and golf is still being played which is great news for us all. I am sure next month we will see so many of you back on the fairways again, the course is still in great condition and I am sure our members from abroad are looking forward to some Algarve sunshine.

Now that the Spike restaurant is open, our first social evening is planned for the evening of Thursday 20th May. We can meet up, enjoy some food and have some fun playing games organised by Ian and Janice Galloway. Please sign up on the sheet in the Spike Bar.

Next month, June 19th, we will play the Ralph Griffin trophy competition with an evening function where we will also formally celebrate the Captains changeover.

Before the evening commences, Brian will putt out on the 18th and I will drive off the 10th ( white )tee.

In aid of my charities, there will be a chance to buy a ticket to guess the drive distance.

Tickets, €2 per guess or €5 for 3 guesses will be available from Mick. A prize will be awarded to the best guess. In the event of a tie the best guess at the remaining distance to the flag will decide. If anyone wishes to email their guess/guesses with a pledge to pay, then please email to malcberry@hotmail.com.

If you have received an e mail from the FPG regarding a medical for 2021 this applies for golfers who want to play in any FPG organized events and national events only. For our club competitions and interclub this is not needed. We may need to do this in the future and we will keep you updated.

Knockout competitions have also started and for those of you who have entered please remember to get your first round in before the end of May if possible. Good luck to you all.

Stay safe, Mary

LATEST COMMITTEE MEETING MINUTES

   

                FLORESTA PARQUE GOLF CLUB COMMITTEE MEETING

No 2021-02 HELD ON 6th April 2021

 

 

Present             Mary Berry – Captain

                         Geoffrey Harnett- Chairman

                         Peter Noone – Vice Captain

Linda Anthony – Secretary

Mike Abbott – Handicap and Membership Secretary

Giles Fox – Treasurer

Rod Smith

Brian Newsham

 

 

This meeting was held via Zoom to comply with the current Covid restrictions. Thanks were given to Rod Smith for hosting the meeting.

1.     Company Matters

1.1.    Much work has taken place while the course has been closed, Nelson has taken the opportunity to remove several trees on various holes.  Hollow tining will take place in May.

2.     Apologies

2.1.    None.

3.     Approval of Minutes

3.1.    The minutes were approved by the Captain.

4.     Matters Arising/to discuss

4.1.    There were no matters arising to discuss.

5.     Treasurer’s report

5.1.    There has been no revenue since mid-January and the membership numbers have fallen but, so far, the Club is not under any financial pressure.

5.2.    There are currently 158 members including 9 new members and 3 returning members, the projected membership is 170. Everyone is urged to recruit new members.

5.3.    Following the first lockdown in March 2020 vouchers issued after March 2019 were given an extension of six months, vouchers issued from now on will be valid for 12 months.

5.4.    Current net assets €20,585.22

6.     Handicap and Membership report

6.1.    Nothing to report.

7.     Captain’s Update

7.1.    The Ralph Griffin Trophy will be played on the 19th June and it will be combined with the Captain’s Changeover Competition. Details will follow nearer the time of the event.

7.2.    All other major competitions will be re-scheduled for the second half of the year. Mike Abbott will organise the Knockout Competition.

7.3.    Kelvin Whitaker’s Pink Ribbon walk was successfully completed on the 24th March and has already raised £4440.00. Many members sponsored Kelvin and the Club donated €500 from the Captain’s Charity fund.

7.4.    Paul Mott’s walk, which will take place in September, has already raised £1000.00. He is raising money for the Captain’s Charity fund, Lagos Orphans, Spinal Research and the charities supported by his club in Buckinghamshire

7.5.    A member has written to the Chairman querying the appropriateness of the Race to Budens and the voucher system for prizes. The committee discussed the points raised at length and could find no reason to change either the Race to Budens or vouchers as prizes. Geoffrey Harnett will reply to the member who raised these points.

8.     AOB

8.1.    The roots to the left of the 4th green will be marked as GUR.

8.2.    As stated in the minutes of the 4th January the option to choose which tee to play from in singles competitions will begin as from now, i.e., men can choose between the white and the yellow and ladies between the red and yellow.

8.3.    The Captain’s Away trip has received a good response and Mary Berry will be giving more details in the very near future.

 

Next meeting: 01/062021 10.00

Meeting closed at 11.15

Distribution: Geoff Harnett, Mike Abbott, Giles Fox, Linda Anthony, Brian Newsham, Rod Smith, Mary Berry. Peter Noone

 

          

RACE TO BUDENS – APRIL 2021

1 Ian Galloway   0
2 Janice Galloway     12
3 Graham Harries     15
4 Richard Entwistle     17
5 Malcolm Berry     41
6 Peter McDonagh     41
7 Duncan Leopold     44
8 Bob Hart     45
9 Duane Wessels     48
10 Mike Evans     51
11 Michael Abbott     57
12 Chris Padgett     59
13 Giles Fox     60
14 Paul Anthony     61
15 Linda Anthony     62
16 Mary Berry     63
17 Bob Woodworth     63
18 Brendan Murphy     63
19 Rui Gloria     69
20 Steve Walker     70

CAPTAIN´S BLOG

Hi everyone,

I’m really pleased that we have been able to start playing golf again. It is great to see and hear the spirit of the Spike terrace returning. It is also good that the rules are being respected. Let’s keep up the good work and keep everyone safe.

I have set off on a quest to play with as many different members as possible. Please enter your name alongside mine on the competition sheets or, if you are not keen to play competition golf, please text me on 931654046 to arrange a game.

The first game of the interclub league is scheduled for May 4th at home, all being well. Together with Michael and Brian, I will be selecting around 20 players from which the team will be selected initially but please keep on your game as our target this year is to gain promotion back to Division 1. We already have several players in mind but I would encourage anyone who has a strong desire to be considered to contact me. 

You will see that Kelvin has posted on the website. What an achievement and what an inspiration.

I am really pleased that over 40 people have confirmed that they intend to go on my away trip to Montecastillo. I am pursuing the possibility of a deal on buggies and also researching visits to wineries and/or to the equestrian school where they train the Lusitano horses. There is only a small number of people interested in  coach transport and so I am looking into other arrangements.

Your Captain, Mary

SINGLES & PAIRS KNOCKOUT COMPETITIONS 2021

MARY HAS DECEIDED TO MOVE FORWARD WITH THE SINGLES AND PAIRS KNOCKOUT COMPETITIONS FOR 2021. SHEETS WILL BE UP FOR ENTRY AS OF SUNDAY THE 11TH OF APRIL AND THE DRAW WILL BE MADE ON WEDNESDAY THE 28TH OF APRIL AFTER THE GOLF COMPETITION. HOPEFULY WE WILL BE ABLE TO PLAY GOLF NOW WITHOUT ANY FURTHER DELAYS DUE TO COVID BUT FOR THOSE WHO ENTER PLEASE BEAR IN MIND (ESPECIALLY IF TRAVELLING FROM ABROAD)  THAT MATCHES WILL HAVE TO BE PLAYED ON TIME AS OUR YEAR HAS BEEN CUT SHORT. IF WE HAVE ANY FURTHER DELAYS BEFORE THE SUMMER THE KNOCKOUTS FOR 2021 WILL BE CANCELLED. 

THE ALGARVE INTERCLUB COMMITTEE HAVE DECIDED MATCHES FOR THE 2021 SEASON WILL START IN MAY. WE STILL HAVE A COUPLE TO CONFIRM BUT MOST MATCHES ARE NOW POSTED ON THE INTERLEAGUE WEBSITE WHICH YOU CAN ACCESS ON THE LINK BOTTOM RIGHT. 

IF SELECTED,  WE WISH YOU LUCK IN YOUR MATCHES AND IN THE CLUB KNOCKOUTS. MOST IMPORTANTLY, STAY SAFE AND ENJOY YOUR GOLF.

THANK YOU MESSAGE FROM KELVIN WHITTAKER

Dear Mr Chairman, Captain Mary, Past Captain Brian, all other Past Captain’s, Committee members and Members of the Floresta Parque Golf Club,

I would like to thank you so very much for your support, encouragement and donation(s), for my recent “ 100k Pink Walk”, it is very much appreciated by myself and even more, I am sure by the Oncology Association of The Algarve.

I have received more donations this week, but I think we are approaching the final amount, so with combined website pledges and cash donations in both UK sterling and Euros the amount currently stands at €4,444, a figure I never envisaged reaching.

I know it’s not worthy of a knighthood, or a  statue somewhere along the N125, or even a Spitfire & Hurricane flypast, but believe it or not I enjoyed doing it, at least I did once the paracetamols had kicked in after the first 40 kilometres.

Am I crazy enough to do it again, ???

Once I have transferred the money to the charity, I will send you a copy of the transfer and receipt issued by the Oncology Association.

Muito obrigado

Best wishes,

Kelvin

SAD NEWS

WE ARE SAD TO ANNOUNCE THE PASSING OF DEREK HILL, FORMER MEMBER OF THE GOLF CLUB WHO LOVED HIS GOLF AND HE WILL BE SADLY MISSED. OUR CONDOLENSES ARE WITH JACQUELINE AND ALL THE FAMILY AT THIS SAD TIME.

GOLF UPDATE

Dear members

Just a few updates now we are up and running.

In accordance with the DGS Rui has informed us today that the golf course will have to close on weekends at 13.00h. For this reason, our club competition on SUNDAY the 11TH & SUNDAY the 18TH will be moved to MONDAY the 12TH and MONDAY the 19TH.

Also, we have decided temporarily as of MONDAY the 12th to move competitions back to 10 o clock until 12.30. Reason being that the shop closes at 18h which will give the staff more time to prepare the buggies ect for the following day. For those of you who enjoy the spike bar terrace, you may enjoy an extra pint or two. The sheets in the pro shop have been changed and all the entries remain so if you wish to change your tee time please do so.

We will update this information after the announcement on the 15th of April.

Extra day cards for Handicap purposes are permitted. Please be aware of the safety rules though when doing a card.

I have had great response to the Captains away trip so far. For those of you who have asked for more detail, I will update within the next week.

Many thanks and happy golfing

Mary, your Captain