LATEST COMMITTEE MEETING MINUTES

                FLORESTA PARQUE GOLF CLUB COMMITTEE MEETING

No 2021-05 HELD ON 31st August 2021

 

 

Present             Mary Berry – Captain

                         Peter Noone – Vice Captain

                         Geoffrey Harnett – Chairman via Zoom

Linda Anthony – Secretary via Zoom

Mike Abbott – Handicap and Membership Secretary

Giles Fox – Treasurer

Rod Smith

Brian Newsham

 

1.     Company Matters

1.1.     A Memoranda of Understanding was submitted to the Administrator on the 26th August.

2.     Apologies

2.1.     None required.

3.     Approval of Minutes

3.1.     The minutes were approved by the Captain.

4.     Matters Arising/to discuss

4.1.     The gong on the 6th will be in place this month.

4.2.     The drawn pairs competition will be on the 29th September as per the competition schedule.

5.     Treasurer’s report

5.1.     Charity report:  NECI, Pink Ribbon(Kelvin Whittaker’s walk) donations have been made. The Club is also supporting the Bombeiros, Riding for the Disabled and Rui Gloria’s local charity benefitting Autistic children and donations are about to be made to these charities. This year the Captain’s charities are Madrugada and NECI.

5.2.     Paul Mott is doing a walk to raise funds for the Captain’s charities and Lagos Orphans.

5.3.     Current net Assets €20,244.81

6.     Handicap and Membership report

6.1.     All handicaps are up to date.

6.2.     Members who hold a UK handicap and a Federated handicap are advised to play off their lowest handicap.

7.     Captain’s Update

7.1.     There are 67 players currently signed up for Captain’s Day.

7.2.     On the day there will be a “Beat the Pro” competition on the 11th, a €10 donation to charity to enter this.  For a donation of €5 there is also a simple putting competition open to players and non-players alike.

7.3.     There will be a half way hut with food and drink.

7.4.     For the Autumn series of competitions prizes in the form of vouchers will be presented on the day for the Captain v Vice Captain, Taca de Liberdade and Past Captain’s competitions. There will be a meal immediately after the conclusion of the Club Championship. Details of this will shortly be displayed on the board in the Spike bar

8.     AOB

8.1.     The Juniors will be invited to enter the Texas Scramble on the 12th.

8.2.     The Loyalty Lottery will continue until the end of the year.

8.3.     Mike Abbott will speak with Rui to request that the toilets on the 6th be reopened and that water is put in the ball washers.

 

Next meeting 05/10/21 10.00

 

 

LATEST COMMITTEE MEETING MINUTES

                FLORESTA PARQUE GOLF CLUB COMMITTEE MEETING

No 2021-04 HELD ON 27th July 2021

 

 

Present             Mary Berry – Captain

                         Peter Noone – Vice Captain

Linda Anthony – Secretary

Mike Abbott – Handicap and Membership Secretary

Giles Fox – Treasurer

Rod Smith

Brian Newsham

 

1.     Company Matters

Discussions are ongoing between lawyers representing the Owners Associations on the resort and the Judicial Administrator Dr Carlos Inacio. Both sides are keen to ensure that the assets of GSA are protected in the event of the company being unable to continue due to ongoing losses made worse by the Covid-19 pandemic. The principal asset being the golf course. This is in the interests of the Creditors of GSA, the staff, the Owners, the golf members and the area of Vila do Bispo and surrounding towns and villages.

The FPGC golf committee are receiving regular updates and will keep members informed as matters develop.

2.     Apologies

2.1.     Geoffrey Harnett

3.     Approval of Minutes

3.1.     The minutes were approved by the Captain.

4.     Matters Arising/to discuss

4.1.     A drawn pairs competition will be held on the 15th September.

4.2.     Mike Abbott will organise the “gong” on the 6th.

5.     Treasurer’s report

5.1.     Income continues to fall as do the outgoings.  Currently the only event that will be subsidised is the Christmas Hamper Competition.

5.2.     Vouchers issued after the 1st July 2020 are only valid for one year.

6.     Handicap and Membership report

6.1.     The handicaps are all up to date.

6.2.     Results of the competitions are available on the website. A complete list of the results in singles competitions is not posted on the board or website.  Players who have returned poor scores do not appreciate these being made public.

7.     Captain’s Update

7.1.     Pepe Gancedo Trophy. GSA have arranged for bifanas to be served after golf at the prize giving and it would be appreciated if all members playing stay for the prize giving to show their support.

7.2.     Captain’s Day will be held on the 11th September.

7.3.     The Past Captains, Club Championship, Taca da Liberdade and the Captain v Vice Captain competitions will be rearranged for later in the year.

7.4.     The committee decided that the use of rakes in the bunkers should be resumed. GSA will be asked if it is possible to do this. When the rakes are in use again members are asked to remember to rake the bunkers and placing of balls will no longer be permitted.

8.     AOB

8.1.     There were no matters raised under this heading.

 

Next meeting: 31/08/2021 10.00

RACE TO BUDENS, AUGUST 2021

August 2021 – Top 20 Places
           
1 Richard Entwistle     0  
2 Ian Galloway   8  
3 Janice Galloway     17  
4 Bob Hart     22  
5 Graham Harries     25  
6 Duane Wessels     83  
7 Linda Anthony     109  
8 Malcolm Berry     110  
9 Peter McDonagh     111  
10 Paul Anthony     111  
11 Darren Devlin     112  
12 Duncan Leopold     124  
13 Carol Newland     128  
14 Ivor Newland     141  
15 Rod Smith     148  
16 Jim Reid     151  
17 Pete Noone     154  
18 Rebecca Smith     158  
19 Mike Evans     160  
20 Michael Abbott     164  

CAPTAIN’S SUMMER BLOG

Dear members,
 
Since my last blog we have held the Ralph Griffin trophy competition combined with Captain ‘s changeover. We had a very enjoyable day and it was great to be able to celebrate together in the evening once more. I decided this year to raise money for the charity pot with the drive in, I hit a pretty decent drive and the winner got to within 1 metre of the correct distance ( it wasn’t Mick!) We raised 100 Euros for the charity pot so thank you all for participating.
 
On that note, with the difficult year we have had our charity fund is going well and I thank you all once again for supporting such good causes. 
 
We  have also had the Men v Ladies competition and though it grieves me to say, congratulations are due to the men! Well played.
 
I’d like to take this opportunity to thank Rod Smith, Jim Reid, Simon Thomas and their team for all the hard work they are putting into ensure that the future is secure for the residents and for the golf course. There is still a lot of work to be done and we appreciate this and wish them every success.
 
My plan to play with as many members as possible this year is working well. Up to now  I’ve played with 59 different people and will try to play with more of you in the coming weeks.
 
Interclub eventually started again and we have played a couple of matches currently in 2nd. a long way to go and September/October will be busy months for us.
 
Captain’s Day is scheduled for 11th September. Plans are afoot for this event and we hope to have a memorable day (though no dancing!) Our annual GSA golf festival has been cancelled this year and the golf club have decided to take that pre booked week and opportunity to catch up on all our major competitions that have been postponed. So, Friday 17th will be Captain v Vice Captain, Saturday the 18th Taca da Liberdade, Sunday the 19th Past Captains day and Tuesday 21st & Wednesday 22nd Club Championship. the sheets are on the board for those who wish to enter and on the Wednesday we will have the usual buffet after the club championship with prize giving. GSA will control the buggy situation but at the moment Rui is only guaranteeing buggies for those who have an annual one. 
 
I hope you all are having a great summer and that restrictions start to ease.
 
Stay safe, Mary

RACE TO BUDENS, JULY 2021

July 2021 – Top 20 Places
           
1 Richard Entwistle     0  
2 Graham Harries   12  
3 Bob Hart     12  
4 Ian Galloway     21  
5 Janice Galloway     30  
6 Duane Wessels     68  
7 Malcolm Berry     72  
8 Peter McDonagh     73  
9 Paul Anthony     84  
10 Linda Anthony     97  
11 Duncan Leopold     102  
12 Darren Devlin     103  
13 Carol Newland     116  
14 Mike Evans     122  
15 Jim Reid     124  
16 Mary Berry     127  
17 Brian Newsham     128  
18 Pete Noone     132  
19 Rod Smith     133  
20 Michael Abbott     139  

RACE TO BUDENS, JUNE RESULT

June 2021 – Top 20 Places
           
1 Richard Entwistle     0  
2 Graham Harries   12  
3 Bob Hart     24  
4 Ian Galloway     35  
5 Janice Galloway     44  
6 Malcolm Berry     46  
7 Paul Anthony     56  
8 Peter McDonagh     60  
9 Duane Wessels     62  
10 Duncan Leopold     64  
11 Linda Anthony     81  
12 Mike Evans     84  
13 Darren Devlin     97  
14 Jim Reid     101  
15 Mary Berry     101  
16 Michael Abbott     102  
17 Carol Newland     103  
18 Bob Wissler     103  
19 Kevin Bryan     108  
20 Brendan Murphy     108  

LATEST COMMITTEE MEETING MINUTES

                FLORESTA PARQUE GOLF CLUB COMMITTEE MEETING

No 2021-03 HELD ON 1st JUNE 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

 

1.     Company Matters

1.1.    Nelson and his team continue to maintain the course in good condition.

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.    The average monthly income has fallen to half our previous levels which makes it unlikely that any events, if they can be held, will be subsidised this year.

5.2.    The Junior section of the Club continues to thrive.  Three of the juniors are now playing at a high enough standard to join in competitions and will be invited to play in the Texas Scramble on the 6th June.

5.3.    Current net assets €20,459.68

6.     Handicap and Membership report

6.1.    The handicaps are all up to date. The increased limits on playing handicaps have encouraged more players to enter competitions.  The choice of tees in singles competitions has also proved popular and encouraged more members to enter singles competitions.

6.2.    For a trial period there will be a required minimum number of twelve or more players, ladies or men, for there to be two divisions in singles competitions.

7.     Captain’s Update

7.1.    The Ralph Griffin Trophy and Captains Changeover Competition will be played on the 19th June and the evening event will begin at 19.00 at the Clubhouse. The prizes for the Captains Changeover will be for the best singles score, ladies and men.  The Ralph Griffin Trophy is a Dubai Stableford.

7.2.    A drawn pairs competition is to be introduced to be played once a month, details will be displayed on the noticeboard and the website.

7.3.    The Hole in One Board will be updated twice a year.

8.     AOB

8.1.    The possibility of installing a “gong” type signal on the 6th is to be investigated.

8.2.    It is permissible to hold the flagstick upright, with a putter if it is leaning in such a way to interfere with the ball going into the hole.

 

Next meeting: 27/07/2021 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 – 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