August 2022 – Top 20 Places
1 Jim Brennan     0  
2 Janice Galloway   28  
3 Brian Newsham     44  
4 Duncan Leopold     46  
5 Mary Berry     61  
6 Brigitte Beck     63  
7 Ann De Jongh     65  
8 Ian Galloway     68  
9 Peter McDonagh     79  
10 Gary Dowie     86  
11 Bob Woodworth     88  
12 Michael Abbott     89  
13 Duane Wessels     89  
14 Pete Noone     90  
15 Bob Wissler     102  
16 Bob Hart     114  
17 Malcolm Berry     114  
18 Giles Fox     128  
19 Graham Harries     130  
20 Ragner Halldorrson     132  


Captains Chat July 2022

Dear members, welcome to the seventh Captains Chat of the year.

I am over halfway through my tenure as Club Captain which is going quickly. Thank you to the Committee and members who make the role very enjoyable. I look forward to the next six months with the Captains Day comp and the Captains away trip all to come.

 Social Events

The 1942 Babes Golf dinner and dance were a great success. It was a great evening with the spoils going to Linda and Trevor Morris. A big thank you to Brain and Brigitte for organising food at the halfway house with Non-Alcoholic beer (a new experience for me), the golf comp and the dinner and dancing and for Carol doing the presentation.

Charity update

There was a Charity Cha Cha Cha in July raising 440 euro bringing the Charity account up to  3937.54 Euros. Thank you for your contributions.

Monthly competitions

This link to the monthly competitions schedule lets you know what’s coming up


During July we had the Ivor Newland Birthday Competition celebrating 80 years. Carol and Ivor put on a great day with food for everyone and a great turnout.

We have had a few members also ask about how to register their extra day cards online. Here is a link from the FPG website in English with a step-by-step explanation. myFPG_Submit-Score-for-Handicap.pdf The FPG website is full of useful information and has an English option.

 Singles and Pairs Knock out competitions

We have made some progress on the singles and pairs matches, thank you to those who played or conceded to speed the competition up.

Please complete your matches as soon as possible.

 Interleague 2022

During July we played Tavira away losing 3 matches a winning 2. A reasonable result away from home.

We are currently 3rd in the table with 47 pts which puts us 7 pts behind Tavira with a game in hand.

The next match is against Vale Do Lobo away on 1st September.

 Race to Budens

No change in the top spot as Jim Brennan but Janice slides in ahead of Brian to claim 2nd spot. I make an appearance in the top 10.

  1. Jim Brennan
  2. Janice Galloway
  3. Brian Newsham

Course and Competition Updates

Preferred lies are in place for the foreseeable future.

Please, please please remember to repair divots, pitch marks and rake bunkers.

Captains Away Trip

Its only 93 days away so please let me know if you would like to attend the above trip on 3-5th November.

We have had some new card markers over the past couple of months including Bob Wissler, Ian and Janice Galloway and Gary and Sylvia King. As always, my thanks go to the Card Markers who contribute their time every week to benefit our great club atmosphere at the presentations.

Have a great August

Peter Noone

Captain FPGC



July 2022 – Top 20 Places
1 Jim Brennan     0  
2 Janice Galloway   25  
3 Brian Newsham     30  
4 Brigitte Beck     49  
5 Ian Galloway     65  
6 Mary Berry     70  
7 Michael Abbott     75  
8 Duane Wessels     75  
9 Pete Noone     76  
10 Peter McDonagh     77  
11 Duncan Leopold     80  
12 Gary Dowie     96  
13 Ann De Jongh     101  
14 Bob Woodworth     107  
15 Bob Hart     112  
16 Rod Smith     121  
17 Malcolm Berry     122  
18 Giles Fox     125  
19 Paul Anthony     129  
20 Bob Wissler     130  


June 2022 – Top 20 Places
1 Jim Brennan     0  
2 Brigitte Beck   19  
3 Brian Newsham     26  
4 Janice Galloway     43  
5 Michael Abbott     45  
6 Mary Berry     52  
7 Duncan Leopold     62  
8 Pete Noone     69  
9 Duane Wessels     74  
10 Ian Galloway     83  
11 Ann De Jongh     84  
12 Bob Woodworth     87  
13 Malcolm Berry     92  
14 Gary Dowie     92  
15 Giles Fox     95  
16 Paul Anthony     99  
17 Peter McDonagh     101  
18 Linda Anthony     111  
19 Ragner Halldorrson     114  
20 Brendan Murphy     114  


Dear Members,

Welcome to the fifth Captains Chat of the year.

Social Events

On 22nd July there will be a big celebration of the “1942 Babes”. A few of our members born in 1942 are celebrating 80 years of living. There will be an organised golf competition PBB on the day followed by a lovely dinner on the evening and dancing to live music afterwards. The cost of the dinner will be 25E. The sign up sheet is on the notice board and we would love to see as many people as possible.

Charity update

There were no charity days in May but the total raised for Charity so far is E 3300. Thank you for your contributions.

Monthly competitions

This link to the monthly competitions schedule lets you know what’s coming up http://parquedaflorestagolfclub.com/club-competitions-2022-april-june-visitors-always-welcome/

During May we held the Past Captains day to celebrate our Past Captains and to remember those no longer with us. It was a great celebration with 13 past Captains in attendance and every captain was represented by a team. The spoils on the day went to our 2014 Captain Bob Hart and his team of Duncan Leopold, Ann De Jongh and Gary King.


Singles and Pairs Knock out competitions

Please organise and play your next round of KO matches before 20th June, thank you.


Interleague 2022

During May we played Boa Vista away (Win 3-2) Palmares (Lost 4-1) away and Vila Sol away (Lost 4-1).  During June we face PA away, Vila Sol home and Vale do Lobo home. Good luck team.



Race to Budens

The sheet has been updated on the notice board and Brigitte Beck shoots up the leader board:

  1. Brigitte Beck
  2. Brian Newsham
  3. Mary Berry


Course and Competition Updates

Preferred lies are in place for the foreseeable future. The green staff do as best as they can to keep the course going, we can help by making sure we rake the bunkers and repairing pitch marks. Also, just a reminder on slow play. If you are losing ground and see the group behind are waiting, please let them through. This will make everyone’s game more enjoyable, thank you.

Captains Away Trip

Please let me know if you would like to attend the above trip on 3-5th November.

As always, my thanks go to the Card Markers who contribute their time every week to benefit our great club atmosphere at the presentations.

Have a great June

Peter Noone

Captain FPGC



May 2022 – Top 20 Places
1 Brigitte Beck     0  
2 Brian Newsham   7  
3 Mary Berry     9  
4 Janice Galloway     13  
5 Ann De Jongh     41  
6 Jim Brennan     46  
7 Malcolm Berry     49  
8 Ian Galloway     53  
9 Paul Anthony     56  
10 Pete Noone     63  
11 Michael Abbott     64  
12 Linda Anthony     68  
13 Bob Woodworth     69  
14 Ragner Halldorrson     71  
15 Brendan Murphy     71  
16 Rod Smith     72  
17 Pedro Lucas     78  
18 Duane Wessels     79  
19 Gary Dowie     85  
20 Roy Gardiner     88  


April 2022 – Top 20 Places
1 Janice Galloway     0  
2 Brian Newsham   19  
3 Brigitte Beck     26  
4 Paul Anthony     32  
5 Jim Brennan     34  
6 Mary Berry     36  
7 Pete Noone     39  
8 Ian Galloway     40  
9 Linda Anthony     44  
10 Ragner Hallldorrson   47  
11 Ann De Jongh     57  
12 Rod Smith     62  
13 Malcolm Berry     62  
14 Bob Woodworth     68  
15 Brendan Murphy     70  
16 Alan Midgley     76  
17 Mike Eden     76  
18 Michael Abbott     77  
19 Roy Gardiner     77  
20 Giles Fox     78  


Dear Members

Please be advised that we have moved the above competition from Saturday 30th April to Sunday 1st May. There will be no competition on the Saturday.
The format will be Pairs Better Ball stableford off the yellow tees. Duncan and I will pick our sides on the morning of the competition and the winning team will be announced during prize giving. There will be the normal prizes and 2’s competition.
We will also have a finger buffet after the matches.
I look forward on 1st May.

Kind regards
Captain FPGC


Floresta Parque Golf Club Committee Meeting

No 2022-02 Held on 5th April


Peter Noone – Captain

Duncan Leopold – Vice Captain

Rod Smith – Chairman

Giles Fox – Treasurer

Mary Berry

Michael Abbott

  1. Apologies

Linda Anthony


  1. Approval of Minutes

The minutes were approved by the Captain

  1. Matters Arising
    • Rod Smith reported that the club Constitution was out of date. It was agreed that this should be updated and RS kindly agreed to prepare for comment before submitting to a Solicitor and then registering as required. Action: RS
    • Club events and subsidies are carried forward. Action: PN, DL and GF
    • The Captain organised a very successful Bingo night hosted by Ian and Janice Galloway which raised €560.00 for charity.
    • Some actions were outstanding on the course, blue markings on the 4th and the Red hazard stakes on the 14th. Action: MA

4.0 Course Management / Liaison with Ground staff.

4.1 A member queried whether debris from the eucalyptus trees could be removed from the 2nd and 4th fairways. MA will raise this with the ground staff.

4.2 The local rule of preferred lies on the 13th will remain in force after the 13th April and a temporary local rule re preferred lies to be put in place on the 18th between the buggy signs and the Green until GSA have repaired the damage.

4.3 It was felt that shorter / earlier access to the 13th fairway should be requested.

Actions: MA

     5.0 Company Matters

5.1 RS reported that a consortium of owners and members had participated in the auction for the assets of GSA. There were only two bidders and neither offered an opening bid that was close to the Administrators valuation. As a result, the auction was suspended so that the administrator could take instruction from the creditors. Whilst the consortium has received formal notification that the opening bid was unsuccessful, they are still awaiting formal notification of next steps.

6.0 Treasurers Report

6.1 There are 197 paid up members plus 5 juniors a total of 202 with a strong potential for a further 18 bringing the total to 220. Within the 197 paid members there are 33 new members – a great start to the year.

6.2 The Captains box has raised €1165 helped significantly by the Captains initiative to suggest a one off payment of €30 for the year. To date €2525 has been raised for Charity.

6.3. There is currently €27,722 of net assets

6.4 Pending the outcome of the sale it was felt that there should be no investment in technology at this moment.

7.0 Handicap and membership Secretary’s report

7.1 Qualifying competitions are administered by the Portuguese Federation. A member who is federated elsewhere does not qualify to play in Portuguese federated competitions except as a Guest.

7.2. Federation fees run from the 1st April to the 31st March, anyone who hasn’t paid the    federation fee for 2022 is now lapsed and registration at this stage will incur a 10% surcharge.

7.3 The Club Championship is a federated competition hosted by the Club. To win this competition other than as a Visitor you must be federated in Portugal and have played a minimum of Six (6) club competitions in the same year as the Club Championship.

7.4 An email to be sent out advising members how to enter their score cards on myfpg and informing everyone that the Card administrators for each competition day have been instructed to DQ anyone who has not entered their correct handicap or what tee they have played from. In addition all members federated abroad must provide proof of handicap before playing in a competition.

7.5 The local rules to be updated      Actions: MA

8.0 Vice Captains Report

8.1. The Vice Captain had nothing to report.

9.0  AOB

9.1. Club identity – it was agreed that a Floresta Parque Golf Club identity would be in the interests of members during these uncertain times. We have a couple of draft logo’s which have been produced at no charge to the club and RS will investigate how we might exploit the use of a logo to the benefit of the club’s charities.     Action: RS

9.2. Ralph Griffen Trophy will be held on Wednesday 8th June, MA and PN liaising

9.3. The Captain will write / email all past Captains regarding the Past Captain’s trophy on the 22nd May.                                                       Action: PN


Next meeting Tuesday 10th May at 10:00



March 2022 – Top 20 Places
1 Janice Galloway     0  
2 Linda Anthony   29  
3 Paul Anthony     29  
4 Ian Galloway     40  
5 Ragner Hallldorrson   45  
6 Ann De Jongh     52  
7 Brigitte Beck     52  
8 Jim Brennan     57  
9 Brian Newsham     57  
10 Alan Midgley     61  
11 Rod Smith     61  
12 Mike Eden     61  
13 Michael Abbott     62  
14 Giles Fox     63  
15 Bob Woodworth     63  
16 Phil Russell        70  
17 Mary Berry     72  
18 Pedro Lucas     73  
19 Rebecca Smith     76  
20 Roy Gardiner     76