NOTICE TO MEMBERS – PARKING IN THE DISABLED PARKING SPACES AND LOADING BAY IN THE TOP TIER OF THE CARPARK

THE CAPTAIN HAS BEEN INFORMED THAT ON SEVERAL OCCASSIONS THIS MONTH CARS HAVE BEEN PARKED WRONGLY IN THE DESIGNATED DISABLED PARKING SPACES AND THE LOADING BAY. THESE AREAS ARE CLEARLY MARKED AND SERVE AN IMPORTANT FUNCTION.

THEREFORE ALL MEMBERS, AND THEIR GUESTS, ARE REMINDED TO RESPECT THE PARKING ARRANGEMENTS ON THE TOP TIER CARPARK. DISABLED VISITORS TO THE GOLF COURSE, O PARQUE RESTAURANT OR THE SPIKE BAR SHOULD NOT BE DISADVANTAGED IN THIS WAY AND THE EASY DELIVERY OF SUPPLIES TO THESE ESTABLISHMENTS IS A BENEFIT TO US ALL.

THANK YOU IN ADVANCE FOR YOUR COOPERATION.

RACE TO BUDENS, JULY 2018

1 Mary Berry 0
2 Malcolm Berry 8
3 Michael Abbott 13
4 Bob Hart 19
5 John Brodie 29
6 Rie Cherubini 42
7 Brian Newsham 64
8 George Chadwick 71
9 Gloria Pooley 79
10 Allan Pooley 81
11 Brigitte Beck 89
12 Ivor Newland 92
13 Duane Wessels 100
14 Richard Stead 105
15 Derek Hill 108
16 Giles Fox 111
17 Carol Newland 117
18 Philip Holcroft 117
19 Marian Trott 123
20 Paul Anthony 125

RACE TO BUDENS, JUNE 2018

1 Michael Abbott 0
2 Mary Berry 12
3 John Brodie 14
4 Bob Hart 34
5 George Chadwick 44
6 Malcolm Berry 45
7 Brian Newsham 52
8 Bob Woodworth 70
9 Brigitte Beck 77
10 Rie Cherubini 78
11 Gloria Pooley 86
12 Allan Pooley 88
13 Richard Stead 92
14 Giles Fox 96
15 Lewis Haycock 103
16 Carol Newland 104
17 Francesco Borges 106
18 Ivor Newland 106
19 Marian Trott 108
20 Philip Holcroft 108

CAPTAINS AWAY TRIP, 1ST & 2ND NOVEMBER 2018

IF YOU PREFER TO TRANSFER YOUR DEPOSIT THROUGH YOUR BANK;

Millennium Bank
NIB BCOMPTPL
IBAN PT50003300004535188178205
A/C Frank Finan
transfers to have ref:  FPGC deposit “YOUR SURNAME”

CAPTAINS BLOG, JUNE 2018

Hi Everybody,

Well it’s about time that your Captain has taken the time to write a few words, and I am sure many of you might have a stronger way of expressing my lack of communication to you all.

Perhaps I should explain some of the exterior causes for this, although I certainly do not want to go into too much detail.

The sudden death of my brother in law last September in a horrific car accident combined with the sudden death of one of my brothers in April, have left me devastated. The trail of work left behind from these tragic incidents have engulfed me over the past months and require many weeks of protracted procedures to be sorted.
In addition, some of my own family are experiencing very difficult and challenging issues, which require me to be with them as much as possible. With five children of which the youngest is just approaching her 16th birthday, you can understand that “challenging” is a mild word to use in these circumstances. All that said, I am blessed to have them all as children and great loving friends.

I hope this goes some way to explain why I am not here as much as I want to be, and indeed as much as I should be.
We are so lucky to have such a committed committee and incredible back up members who just keep this unique club ticking over like a well oiled clock. My sincere thanks to you all.

Our club is in a very healthy position with many new members who now enjoy our little secret. Our course is in great condition and we are the envy of many clubs on the Algarve. I have no doubt that your response to the “adopt a green” program has gone a long way to help achieve this. With more visitors playing over the coming months, it is essential that we keep this going.

Our inter club team are presently in top position in our division, and with 2 matches left I am hopeful that we can remain there and bring home the top prize. Many thanks to Michael and all members of the squad for their heroic efforts since the beginning of the season.

The Captains changeover was a great success as a social event and I was very pleased with how the “Taca do Liberdade” and the Past Captains events went.

The Club championship weekend was fantastic and so well supported, both on the course, and in the clubhouse, where nearly 100 members/guests dined. Congratulations to Michael and Sarah on defending their titles in 2018.
I was pleased to introduce a new category this year for our esteemed senior members, some of whom are close to shooting their age (Gross score). My thanks to our Vice Captain Peter who planted the seed for this prize.
What a pleasure was to see Margaret Hadden at the dinner for this event? We were all shocked with the sudden departure of David but can assure you that his memory will live on, and the fruits of his work for this club are being reaped and will be for years to come. Margaret, you are always among friends and it was so lovely to see you last weekend.

A very special thanks to Rod Smith for all his work during that very difficult time and once again at the Club championship where he designed a software system that streamlined the score card calculations and prize giving categories.

As for Foxy (Giles). Well we are so lucky to have someone of his calibre step up to the plate and take on the Treasurers job, at least up to the time of our next AGM in January 2019. Many thanks Foxy.

This club would never survive without the backbone of members who week in week out devote their time to doing the score cards and listening to our complaints. To Mick Berry and his wonderful team, a BIG THANK YOU. The committee will be looking at ways to ease some of this work with better technology, so hang on in there.

Junior membership is still very much on my agenda, and with determination, positive thinking, and a bit of imagination, we should be able to achieve this goal.

Hopefully by the time you are reading this blog, the Members Day event will have been a happy and enjoyable day.
Hoping to have a surprise or two for Captains day in September so keep up the good golf.

Details of the Captain’s away day are posted on the board and you need to book and get a deposit in urgently. Sorry for the short notice but events delayed me getting this organized, The event will take place on the 1st/2nd November.

Thanking you all for your support, and hopefully you are better informed of the predicaments that have prevented me from being here. I remain committed and appreciate your continued support.

Frank

LATEST COMMITTEE MEETING MINUTES

FLORESTA PARQUE GOLF CLUB COMMITTEE MEETING
No 2018-04 HELD ON 7th June 2018
Present Geoffrey Harnett – Chairman
Peter McDonagh – Vice Captain
Giles Fox -Treasurer
Linda Anthony – Secretary
Mike Abbott – Past Captain

1. Company Matters
1.1. The course is generally in good condition and work continues to refurbish tees.
1.2. Other company matters are dealt with under matters arising.
2. Apologies
2.1. Frank Finan, Ralph Griffin
3. Approval of Minutes
3.1. Minutes approved and signed by the Chairman
4. Matters Arising
4.1. On the subject of the defibrillator kindly donated by Paul and Chris Brunner, it has proved impossible for it to be kept in golf reception because of health and safety issues and the amount of training required for it’s use. The club cannot keep it solely for our use because of similar issues and the fact that individuals would be personally liable should anything untoward happen. It was reluctantly decided that the only course of action was to return it to the Brunners, with our apologies, and to press GSA to have a defibrillator installed as soon as possible.
4.2. The proposed installation of a bell on the 6th hole has met with strong opposition from the residents of QDEV so has been abandoned. The possibility of installing a light system using Bluetooth is being investigated.
ACTION Giles Fox
5. Treasurer’s Report
5.1. Giles Fox began by stating that he is now totally up to speed with the accounts and how they work and again thanked Rod Smith for all his help.
5.2. The club is in a very healthy financial position due to a big increase in the number of members. This now stands at 184, 175 of which are Federated. Ways to use the extra funds to benefit the members were discussed. These included further subsidies for events throughout the year and into next year.
5.3. It was also proposed that a junior clinic could be sponsored and set up in conjunction with GSA. Mike Abbott and Giles Fox will speak with Rui Gloria about this.
ACTION Mike Abbott, Giles Fox
5.4. The practicalities and cost of using the Data Golf system already on the computer to enable members to input their own scores for both singles and team competitions is to be explored. Mike Abbott will consult the Federation and Giles Fox will explore the cost.
ACTION Mike Abbott, Giles Fox
5.5. It was proposed that a new accountant be approached with a view to reducing the current fees.

 

5.6. Total current assets €34937.55
Less accruals €8769.81
Net assets €26167.74

6. Handicap
6.1. The handicaps are all up to date.
7. Websites
7.1. The Website is up to date.
8. Events
8.1. Club Championship, everything is organised for the weekend.
8.2. Members Day 20th June. The notice for this will be posted very shortly. The day is fully subsidised for members and the cost for visitors and guests is €25.
8.3. Men v Ladies 6th July. Kelvin Whittaker will be asked to produce the poster.
ACTION Frank Finan
8.4. Captain’s Away Trip. This will take place on the 1st and 2nd of November and will be in Vilamoura staying at the Dom Pedro Hotel and playing the Old Course and the Millennium course. The details will be emailed to members very shortly and displayed on the website and notice board.
ACTION Frank Finan
9. AOB
9.1. When a player signs for a wrong handicap on his or her card then rules of golf – Rule 6-2b applies. Peter McDonagh is to ask Mick Berry to email all members on the card rota to remind them of this.
ACTION Peter McDonagh
9.2. Emails will be sent to all members to remind them of upcoming events as well as displaying them on the website.
ACTION Frank Finan
9.3. FPGC is hosting the match between Espiche, Palmares and Boavista this year in November. Peter McDonagh and Mike Abbott will organise a date this.
ACTION Peter McDonagh, Mike Abbott
9.4. Peter McDonagh confirmed that he has asked Mike Abbott to continue organising the Inter League matches next year.
9.5. It is proposed that a local rule be established to allow for preferred lies on the 13th fairway due to the very poor state of the landing area for most players drives/second shots. This would not apply to the area after the path.

Next meeting: Friday 7th September 2018 at 10.00.

Meeting closed at 11:45
Distribution: Geoff Harnett, Mike Abbott, Ralph Griffin,
Giles Fox, Linda Anthony, Frank Finan, Peter McDonagh.

NEW LOCAL RULE FOR THE 13TH HOLE

FOLLOWING YESTERDAYS COMMITTEE MEETING IT WAS DECIDED TO IMPLEMENT A NEW LOCAL RULE ON  THE 13TH HOLE. MEMBERS HAVE COMMENTED THAT THE DRAINAGE DITCH DOWN THE 13TH GATHERS A LOT OF TEE SHOTS AND THE AREA BEYOND THE 150 METER MARKER TO THE LEFT OF THE FAIRWAY DOES THE SAME. SO, UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE, ON THE FAIRWAY ONLY, PLAYERS CAN NOW PREFER THE LIE OF THE BALL.

RACE TO BUDENS, MAY 2018

1 Michael Abbott 0
2 Bob Hart 34
3 John Brodie 36
4 Mary Berry 50
5 George Chadwick 56
6 Rie Cherubini 79
7 Brian Newsham 79
8 Bob Woodworth 81
9 Malcolm Berry 83
10 Giles Fox 83
11 Derek Hill 89
12 Gloria Pooley 89
13 Marian Trott 95
14 Allan Pooley 106
15 Francesco Borges 106
16 Peter McDonagh 110
17 Duane Wessels 110
18 Lewis Haycock 110
19 Carol Newland 116
20 Sam Robinson 117

QUINTA DO LAGO GOLF CHARITY DAY 10/6/18

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PICTURES FROM PAST CAPTAINS COMPETITION