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

RACE TO BUDENS, FEBRUARY 2018

1 Michael Abbott 0
2 Jim Reid 14
3 Bob Hart 19
4 John Brodie 21
5 Rie Cherubini 25
6 Gillian Andrew 30
7 Kevin Bryan 34
8 Maria Dawson 35
9 Carol Newland 38
10 Giles Fox 42
11 Geoff Beeston 43
12 Mary Berry 43
13 Mike Eden 44
14 Rui Gloria 45
15 Steve Dawson 45
16 George Chadwick 46
17 Bob Woodworth 47
18 Alan Midgley 47
19 Kathryn Hughes 48
20 Lewis Haycock 48

NIGEL DRIVER

It is with even more sadness that we inform you that Nigel Driver, a long standing member of our golf club, passed away last Saturday. Our thoughts and love are with his family at this sad time.

NOTICE FROM THE CAPTAIN

Following an emergency committee meeting on Tuesday, 20th February, it was agreed to accept Rod Smith’s kind offer to handle the financial affairs of our golf club until further notice. We will keep you informed of any further changes when they occur. Our sincere thanks to Rod for offering his assistance during this difficult period.

Regards,

Frank

NOTICE TO MEMBERS – CANCELLATION OF WEDNESDAYS COMPETITION

Please note that as a mark of respect to our colleague and friend, David Haddon, we have cancelled the competition on Wednesday 20th February.
The course is open for casual golf and members should contact the Golf reception for bookings
David`s funeral will be held this Wednesday the 20th at 10.30am at the Praia da Luz church.
On behalf of the Committee
Frank Finan
Captain