QUINTA DO LAGO GOLF CHARITY DAY 10/6/18

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PICTURES FROM PAST CAPTAINS COMPETITION

RACE TO BUDENS, APRIL 2018

1 John Brodie 0
2 Bob Hart 10
3 Michael Abbott 17
4 George Chadwick 37
5 Mary Berry 44
6 Rie Cherubini 44
7 Malcolm Berry 46
8 Giles Fox 50
9 Derek Hill 54
10 Brian Newsham 55
11 Marian Trott 59
12 Carol Newland 69
13 Bob Woodworth 72
14 Gillian Andrew 72
15 Ivor Newland 72
16 Allan Pooley 75
17 Gloria Pooley 75
18 Kevin Bryan 75
19 Peter McDonagh 77
20 Maria Dawson 78

LATEST COMMITTEE MEETING MINUTES

FLORESTA PARQUE GOLF CLUB COMMITTEE MEETING
No 2018-03 HELD ON 27th April 2018
Present: Frank Finan – Captain
Peter McDonagh – Vice Captain
Giles Fox –-Secretary
Ralph Griffin – Handicap Secretary
Linda Anthony
1. Apologies
1.1. Geoffrey Harnett, Mike Abbott.
2. Approval of Minutes
2.1. The minutes of the previous meeting were approved and signed by the Captain..
3. Matters Arising
3.1. All matters arising are covered under other agenda headings.
4. Company Matters
4.1. Chris and Paul Brunner have very kindly donated a latest model defibrillator to the club. The committee are extremely grateful for this very generous gesture.
4.2. Rui Gloria has been approached as to the possibility of it being kept in the shop. He reports that GSA is unable to do this without extensive training because of various health and safety regulations.
4.3. The committee therefor propose that the machine be kept in the hut and that we will be responsible for any training necessary. As the machine is equipped with spoken instructions in English Giles Fox will approach the marshals to ask if they are happy to partake in this training and also clear it with Rui.
ACTION Giles Fox
4.4. The Bombeiros will be approached to arrange this training that will be open to anyone who wishes to attend. This should be a very short session as the machine is equipped with step by step spoken instructions and cannot harm anyone.
ACTION Ralph Griffin
4.5. Giles Fox has spoken to Rui Gloria about the proposed traffic light system on the 6th and it would seem to be too complicated a system to operate successfully. In light of this and the increasing number of incidents of near misses on the hole it has been decided to try installing a bell to be rung when the players are near the green. Ralph Griffin will source the bell and Mike Abbott will talk to GSA about installing it and also having it in a lockable box and also to ask that the bamboo on the 6th be trimmed to improve the sight line from the ladies tee which adds a further level of safety for players.
ACTION Giles Fox Mike Abbott
5. Handicaps
5.1. The committee have received an enquiry about pending handicaps. The matter was discussed in depth and a statement will be issued on the website.
ACTION Frank Finan Giles Fox
5.2. The committee confirmed that anyone who is a member but has a Portuguese handicap held at another club is welcome to play in as many competitions as they like but can only win in 24 of them in any one Club membership year.
5.3. The committee have examined handicap procedures closely and are extremely happy and confident that they are being well managed
6. Treasurer’s Report
6.1. Giles Fox began by thanking Rod Smith for all his help over the past few weeks. The committee also expressed their thanks to Rod for his invaluable assistance.
6.2. There is no balance of the accounts as we are still in the same month as the previous meeting.
6.3. It has come to light, as a result of the sad demise of David Haddon, that some of the paperwork of the club is very out of date and needs updating. The club need to arrange for new Articles to be drawn up to enable the opening of a bank account.
ACTION Frank Finan Mike Abbott
6.4. Rod Smith has done a huge amount of work collating all the vouchers, a very time consuming activity, and members are reminded that they are only valid for one year from the date of issue. In future vouchers will be stamped when they are redeemed.
6.5. Giles Fox said that as he now has three posts on the committee he proposed that Linda Anthony take over as Secretary until the AGM. The committee agreed with this.
7. Website
7.1. The website is up to date and Giles Fox has started work on a course guide using Paul Gibson’s drone footage. This will be posted on the website when it is finished.
8. Captain’s Report
8.1. Everything for the Past Captains competition is in hand and members will be reminded to sign up to play where there are spaces.
8.2. The Captain’s Away Trip will be held in the first week of November and details will be announced shortly.
9. AOB
9.1. There was no AOB.

Next meeting: Friday 7th June 2018 at 10.00.

Meeting closed at 10:45
Distribution: Geoff Harnett, Rod Smith, Mike Abbott, Ralph Griffin,
Giles Fox, Linda Anthony, Frank Finan, Peter McDonagh.

PICTURES FROM CAPTAIN Vs VICE CAPTAIN

PICTURES FROM TACA DE LIBERDADE

LATEST COMMITTEE MEETING MINUTES

FLORESTA PARQUE GOLF CLUB COMMITTEE MEETING
No 2018-02 HELD ON 2nd April 2018 2018
Present: Geoffrey Harnett – Chairman
Frank Finan – Captain
Peter McDonagh – Vice Captain
Giles Fox –-Secretary
Mike Abbott
Linda Anthony
Rod Smith – Acting Treasurer

1. Company Matters
1.1. There were no company matters.
2. Apologies
2.1. Ralph Griffin.
3. Approval of Minutes
3.1. The minutes of the previous meeting were approved and signed by the Captain.
4. Matters Arising
4.1. There were no matters arising from the previous minutes.
5. Treasurers Report
5.1. Rod Smith is going to the bank on 3rd April to facilitate the change in names on the account. The club have had to await various matters being settled in David Haddon’s estate before being able to do this.
5.2. The Federation is going to be consulted as to whether the Club should have public liability insurance.
5.3. Rod Smith has produced a definitive list of members which is colour coded to show the different categories.
5.4. Giles Fox has agreed to take on the role of Treasurer until the AGM when the members can ratify his appointment. Geoffrey Harnett will write to the members to notify them of this.
5.5. Rod Smith has streamlined the accounting system and will work with Giles Fox to hand this over.
5.6. Total current assets €33694.89
Less accruals €8519.54
Net assets €25175.35
6. Captain’s Report/Events Update
6.1. The first Interclub League Match against the Alto Club was played at home. The team were narrowly beaten 3 and 2.
6.2. The Taca de Liberdade will take place on the 25th April and is sponsored by the local restaurants. Tiago Borges will be contacted about this. Frank Finan will also contact Graham Harries to find out if he will be here to present the trophy.
6.3. The Captain v Vice Captain match is on the 27th April. Food is served after the match. Mike Abbott will go with Frank Finan to organise this with Mario.
6.4. Past Captains Competition on 12th May, all previous captains need to be e-mailed about this to request their teams. Mike Abbott will give Frank Finan a list of all the past captains.

7. Handicaps
7.1. Handicaps all up to date. George Chadwick is to be congratulated on the reduction of his handicap following three wins in one month.
8. Website
8.1. Giles Fox reported that Paul Gibson has taken photos of the whole course with his drone which will be put on the website. The committee thanked Paul for this.
8.2. The possibility of having a members portal on the website is to be investigated. An estimate of the cost will be obtained.
9. AOB
9.1. An extra Charity Day needs to be added as the one on the 28th February was cancelled.
9.2. Frank Finan will ask Phil Russell to collect the knockout money.
9.3. The subject of providing a way of indicating when it is clear to play the tee shot on the 6th was discussed again. The possibility of a light system is to be investigated.
9.4. Frank Finan is going to speak to Rui Gloria again about colour coding the flags to show the pin position.

Next meeting: Friday 27th April 2018 at 09.00.

Meeting closed at 10:20
Distribution: Geoff Harnett, Rod Smith, Mike Abbott, Ralph Griffin,
Giles Fox, Linda Anthony, Frank Finan, Peter McDonagh.

MESSAGE FROM THE CHAIRMAN

Dear fellow Members,
Since the untimely death of our friend & club treasurer David Haddon, past captain Rod Smith kindly stepped in & re-joined the club committee as acting treasurer. He has done a splendid job on sorting out the clubs accounts but always said it was on an interim basis until we found a permanent replacement.
I’m delighted to be able to tell you that Giles Fox has agreed to take on this important role until the next AGM in January 2019.
Over the next few weeks Giles & Rod will be working together to ensure a smooth transfer of roles & I am sure you will all join me in welcoming him to his new position within the committee of which he is already a member. Giles will also be maintaining his present role of our web site administrator.
Finally, on behalf of us all, I would like to say a big thank Rod for taking on the treasurer’s job at such short notice & steering us through a very difficult period.

Geoff Harnett
Chairman

THEFT FROM BUGGY WARNING

LAST WEDNESDAY 28TH MARCH THERE WAS A THEFT FROM A BUGGY SOMEWHERE BETWEEN THE 7TH AND 8TH HOLES. ALTHOUGH THESE INCIDENTS ARE RARE AT THE PARQUE PLEASE CAN EVERYONE BE AWARE AND VIGILANT TO STOP THIS HAPPENING. WE RECOMMEND THAT YOU DON’T LEAVE VALUABLES ON A BUGGY AT ANY TIME. IF ANYONE SEES ANYTHING SUSPICIOUS PLEASE REPORT IT IMMEDIATELY TO THE GOLF SHOP. THANK YOU.

RACE TO BUDENS, MARCH 2018

1 John Brodie 0
2 Bob Hart 1
3 Michael Abbott 19
4 George Chadwick 25
5 Giles Fox 25
6 Jim Reid 33
7 Kevin Bryan 38
8 Mary Berry 38
9 Rie Cherubini 44
10 Bob Woodworth 45
11 Carol Newland 45
12 Ivor Newland 48
13 Gillian Andrew 49
14 Marian Trott 49
15 Brian Newsham 52
16 Geoff Beeston 52
17 Lewis Haycock 53
18 Derek Hill 53
19 Maria Dawson 54
20 Allan Pooley 63