SINGLES AND PAIRS KNOCKOUT DRAW

Great support for the knockouts this year and good luck to all.

Draws are as follows:

 

SINGLES

 

Ivor Newland  v  Ann De Jongh

Giles Fox  v  Marcelo Castela

Francisco Borges  v  Mary Berry

Peter Fisher  v  Tiago Borges

Rod Smith  v  Mike Evans

John Elliott  v  Sam Robinson

Rui Gloria  v  Howard McEvoy

Bob Hart  v  Jim Reid

Suzanne McEvoy  v  Brian Newsham

Michael Abbott  v  Rebecca Smith

Carol Newland  v  Richard Stead

Paul Anthony  v  Andy Stephenson

Malcolm Berry  v  Ben Davies

Gill Andrew  v  George Beattie

Brendan Murphy  v  Peter McDonagh

Phil Russell  v David Walling

 

PAIRS

 

Phil Russell & Terry Jennings  v  Malcolm & Mary Berry

Chris Padget & Frank Finan  v  David & Lorraine Bull

Sam Robinson &  Ann De Jongh  v  Francisco Borges & Rui Gloria

Michael Abbott & Richard Stead  v  Liz & John Warren

Linda Anthony & Carol Newland  v  John Brodie & Kevin Bryan

John & Helen Rorison  v  Paul Anthony & Allan Pooley

Dan Robinson & Ivor Newland  v  Gloria Pooley & Lynette Whittaker

Howard & Suzanne McEvoy  v  Brenda Frechter & Lewis Haycock

Brendan Murphy & Brian Mathews  v  Rod & Rebecca Smith

David & Margret Walling  v  George Beattie & Jim Reid

Giles Fox & Frank Sharpe  v  Bob Hart & Peter McDonagh

Peter Fisher & Bob Woodworth  v  Gill Andrew & Andy Stephenson

Tiago Borges & Marcelo Castela  v  Ben Davies & Hilary Blyth

Julia & Phil Simpson  v  Mike Evans & Geoff Beeston

Derek Hill & Steve Parkin  v  John & Margorie Elliott

Bye in to the next round – Brian Newsham & Brigitte Beck

RACE TO BUDENS JANUARY 2017

1 John Brodie     0
2 Carol Newland     7
3 Ivor Newland     7
4 George Chadwick     10
5 Marian Trott     12
6 Phil Russell        14
7 Gloria Pooley     19
8 Kevin Bryan     22
9 George Beattie     23
10 David Walling     25
11 Richard Stead     28
12 Allan Pooley     31
13 Paul Hughes     33
14 Margaret Walling     37
15 Michael Abbott     40
16 Suzanne McEvoy     45
17 Ann De Jongh     46
18 David Bull     46
19 Lorraine Bull     46
20 Mary Berry     46

MARY HARRIES

IT IS WITH GREAT SADNESS THAT WE INFORM YOU OF THE PASSING OF MARY HARRIES. WE WOULD LIKE TO EXPRESS TO GRAHAM AND HIS FAMILY OUR SINCERE CONDOLENCES. ALL OUR THOUGHTS ARE WITH YOU. GRAHAM HAS ASKED THAT WE PASS THE FOLLOWING MESSAGE TO THE MEMBERSHIP;

JUST TO LET YOU KNOW THAT WE WILL BE HAVING A FUNERAL SERVICE FOR MARY ON TUESDAY 7TH FEBRUARY AT 10:00AM IN THE CHURCH AT PRAIA DA LUZ. THE FAMILY THEN DRIVE TO ELVAS FOR THE CREMATION. WE WILL HAVE A MEMORIAL SERVICE AROUND THE EASTER FESTIVAL FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO CAN’T BE THERE ON TUESDAY AND, OF COURSE, FOR THOSE THAT CAN.

THANK YOU ALL FOR YOUR KIND WORDS AND WISHES. KEEP TALKING ABOUT HER.

GRAHAM 

CAPTAINS BLOG FOR JANUARY

Dear Members

 

Just a few things that I would like to mention. Firstly, I would like to thank you all for supporting the Captains changeover. It was a great evening, not only for me but also great to see Rod end his captaincy on a high, a job well done, what a great Captain. Also, it was a nice welcome for Frank, our new Vice-Captain. Although, I felt the pain the following morning after he got his guitar out and ordered another round of drinks, or two…!

 

Some good news, I have been talking to Rui our golf manager, who has been very supportive, and together hopefully we have arranged an agreement on CNIG cards (similar to a county card in the U.K) It will be one more advantage to our membership and also save us all a few euros on green fees at other clubs.

 

Algarve interclub league is going to be a big part of my year, I would love to bring the trophy back to the club and obviously a lucrative finals day for Santo Antonio. The matches are posted on the web site and I have tried to book them all around our main golf club events so that we have plenty of players available and we can pick an in form side. Finals day this year will be held at Levante, who won the league last year. Unfortunately each club can only take 6 players so, I will arrange one of our singles competitions to be a finals day qualifier. Wether you have played once for the team or every game, the top 5 scores of all team members will represent the club on finals day.

 

Best wishes

 

Michael

LATEST COMMITTEE MEETING MINUTES

FLORESTA PARQUE GOLF CLUB COMMITTEE MEETING

No 2017-09 HELD ON 16th January 2017 at 10.00

 

Present:           Rod Smith   – Captain

Mike Abbott – Vice Captain

Geoffrey Harnett- Chairman

Dave Haddon  – Treasurer

Giles Fox – Secretary

Ralph Griffin- Handicap Secretary

David Walling – IPC

Linda Anthony

Frank Finan

 

1.      Company Matters

1.1.     Rod Smith reported that he had spoken with Rui about the possibility of reverting to three pin positions. This will not be possible but Rui is going to write to Nelson to request more variety in the positioning of the pins and using the middle of the greens more.

2.      Apologies

2.1.     There were no apologies.

3.      Approval of Minutes

3.1.     The minutes of the previous meeting were approved and signed by the Captain.

4.      Matters Arising

4.1.     All points of action have been covered so there were no matters arising.

 

5.      AGM Preparation and Agenda

5.1.     The meeting will begin by requesting that anyone who has not paid his or her membership fees to please leave.

5.2.     The agenda for the meeting was agreed upon and will be as follows.

a. Apologies and proxy votes.

b. Approval of the minutes for the AGM 2015.

c. Matters arising.

d. Chairman’s report.

e. Treasurer’s report.

f. Approval of accounts

g. Captain’s report – this will incorporate handicaps and the secretary’s report.

h. Approval of the Vice Captain.

i. A.O.B

5.3.     As of the 16th Jan 94 members have paid and it is anticipated another 36 members will re-join.

6.      Treasurers Report

6.1.     David Haddon reported that the committee had achieved what they set out to do in terms of the club finances which was to break even and that there is a small surplus to be carried forward to next year.

6.2.     David Haddon reported on the current state of the bank account.

 

FPGC:                Net Cash Balance                   11,708.84

2’s                       Net Cash Balance                     9,927.06

 

Balance available                                              21,635.90

 

7.      Handicaps

7.1.     Following the annual review the committee have followed the Federations recommendations.

8.      Website

8.1.     Giles Fox reported that the website is up to date and that the tip of the month will appear shortly.

8.2.     The usage of the site is up by 20%.

8.3.     The photos on the site will be updated and more will be added to reflect current activities and social events.

9.      Events Update

9.1.     Captain’s Changeover, everything is in hand.

9.2.     Prize giving: there are six prizes for the main competition, all vouchers.

The Race to Budens winner will receive vouchers.

The Knockout Competition winners will receive cash.

The Charity awards will be €1250 to Lagos Orphans, €1250 to NECI, €500 to RDA, these will be presented to their representatives.

10.   A.O.B

10.1.  We need to actively recruit new members and encourage current members to help with this. We are going to increase coverage of club events in Tomorrow magazine and similar publications.

10.2.  David Walling and Rod Smith will help Ralph Griffin with the handicaps throughout the year.

10.3.  Rod Smith thanked the committee for their support throughout the year and David Walling was given special thank as he now retires from the committee.

 

Next meeting 28th Feb. 10.00

 

Meeting closed at 11.30

Distribution: Geoff Harnett, Rod Smith, Mike Abbott, David Walling, Dave Haddon, Ralph Griffin,

Giles Fox, Linda Anthony, Frank Finan.

ERROR ON COMPETITION SCHEDULE FOR FEBRUARY

PLEASE NOTE THAT THERE WERE SOME ERRORS IN THE COMPETITION SCHEDULE ORIGINALLY POSTED FOR FEBRUARY AND MARCH. THESE HAVE NOW BEEN CORRECTED AND THE SCHEDULE NOW POSTED IS CORRECT AND ACCURATE. THANK YOU.

RACE TO BUDENS 2016 – FINAL RESULT

1

Bob Hart

WINNER

 

0

2

Duane Wessels

   

129

3

John Brodie

   

238

4

Peter Fisher

   

258

5

Michael Abbott

   

269

6

Andy Stephenson

   

286

7

Ann De Jongh

   

310

8

Kevin Bryan

   

315

9

George Chadwick

   

346

10

Giles Fox

   

346

11

Marcelo Castela

   

356

12

Bob Woodworth

   

377

13

Gillian Andrew

   

381

14

Rod Smith

   

388

15

Jeanette Griffin

   

392

16

Tiago Borges

   

392

17

Phil Russell

   

394

18

Hilary Blyth

   

394

19

Marian Trott

   

399

20

Mary Berry

   

403

LATEST COMMITTEE MEETING MINUTES

FLORESTA PARQUE GOLF CLUB COMMITTEE MEETING

No 2016-08 HELD ON 01 December 2016 at 10.00

 

Present:           Rod Smith   – Captain

Mike Abbott – Vice Captain

Dave Haddon – Treasurer

Ralph Griffin- Handicap Secretary

David Walling – IPC

 

 

1.      Apologies

1.1.     Linda Anthony

Geoffrey Harnett

Giles Fox

2.      Approval of Minutes & Matters Arising

2.1.     The minutes of the previous meeting were approved by the meeting and signed by the Captain. All outstanding actions have been completed.

3.      Company Matters

3.1.     Michael Abbott continues to liaise with Nelson & Rui over actions agreed at our meeting in September. All matters are either complete or firm plans are in place.

3.2.     David Walling raised the issue of the new format of 2 pin positions on each green rather than the 3 positions used over several years. David said that several members had complained to him that the new system had resulted in poorer pin placement and that flexibility had been decreased. Michael agreed to discuss options initially with Nelson and Rui.

 

Action – Michael to progress with Nelson / Rui

 

4.      Treasurers Report

4.1.     David Haddon reported on the current state of the bank account.

 

Bank accounts: (Consolidated as at 30 November 2016)

 

FPGC:                                        Bank Balance: 10,385.00

 

Less Accruals: Charity 2537.18

                          Federation 105                         2642.18

 

Cash Available                                                    7742.82

 

Comps & Twos                         Bank Balance: 16401.24

 

Less Accruals: Vouchers 5947

KO Comp                             315                            6262

 

Cash Available                                                       10,139.24

 

Total Cash Available:                                                  7742.82

                                                                                  10,139.24

                                                          Total:              17,882.06

 

5.      2016 Financial Forecast

5.1.     A further review of the forecast for the remainder of this year shows that, with careful management of the busy December period (Christmas Competition, Sagittarius Trophy, etc), we should be able to achieve our objective of closing the year with our target cash reserve of 15,000 euro achieved.

 

ACTION   – Rod

6.      Budget 2017

6.1.     A discussion was held regarding the budget for 2017. Approval of the budget was proposed by Michael and received unanimous agreement.

 

7.      AGM 2106/17

7.1.     Formal notice of AGM date should now be sent to members

7.2.     Request for payment of 2017 membership and Federation fee should be sent also.

 

ACTION   – Rod

8.      Handicaps

8.1.     Everything is under control, it was also noted that members are given shots back, when appropriate as well as being cut.

9.      Website

9.1.     The website is up to date.

 

9.2.     A tip of the month is to be added to the website, information is with Giles for action.

 

ACTION  – Giles

10.    Events Update

10.1.  Quiz Night – 6th January 2017

10.2.  AGM – 20th January 2017

10.3.  Captains Changeover – 21st January 2017

 

11.   A.O.B

11.1.  Frank Finnan to be invited as a guest to January committee meeting

 

ACTION  – Michael

 

 

Meeting closed at 11.15

Distribution: Geoff Harnett, Rod Smith, Mike Abbott, David Walling, Dave Haddon, Ralph Griffin,

Giles Fox and Linda Anthony.

RACE TO BUDENS – NOVEMBER 2016

1 Bob Hart     0
2 Duane Wessels     135
3 John Brodie     211
4 Peter Fisher     245
5 Michael Abbott     280
6 Kevin Bryan     288
7 Ann De Jongh     295
8 Andy Stephenson     307
9 George Chadwick     319
10 Giles Fox     340
11 Marcelo Castela     344
12 Bob Woodworth     350
13 Rod Smith     361
14 Jeanette Griffin     365
15 Phil Russell        367
16 Hilary Blyth     369
17 Marian Trott     372
18 Gillian Andrew     372
19 Mary Berry     376
20 Tiago Borges     380

CAPTAIN’S BLOG – THE LAST POST?

Hello everyone,
As I have not written to you all since July I thought it might be a good idea to update you on a few bits and pieces as we race toward the end of the year.
Perhaps the best place to start is with the more serious subject of our financial position – I have always said that my ambition, and that of the entire committee, has been to exit this year with around 15,000 euro intact in club funds and to create a budget for 2017 that reinstates some of the subsidies that we have been used to having in our social events.
I am now confident that the first of those ambitions will be met – just, most of the expenditure for this year has been spent or committed – even the Christmas puddings for the Hamper competition made it safely over here in my hand luggage, now if the Christmas cakes make it on my next trip we are all set. We have the Hamper competition and the Sagittarius trophy to look forward to in December and our year is done. As long as competition income holds up for November and December we will be ok.
We have also created a budget that Michael is happy with for next year – Geoffrey wrote to everyone to confirm that we will raise the membership fee for FPGC to 60 euro, an increase of 20 euro on previous years – there are not many things you can buy that give a years entertainment for 60 euro and I am pleased to say that the overall response to the increase has been extremely positive, thank you. We will be asking you to pay your 2017 fee before the AGM which will be on 20th January, the curtain raiser to Captains Changeover which is on 21st.
As I write we have just returned from the Captains away trip to Vila Sol where 48 hardy souls risked life, limb and wet hair as the weather forecast was shocking – however, somehow the sun shone on us almost all the way around the course on both days, we were very lucky. The party atmosphere at the Gala dinner was fantastic and I am hopeful that my voice will return to normal over the coming days. Thank you so much to everyone who went, you were fantastic and partied and golfed and sang and played as only PDF members know how.
I should also mention Captains Day as well which was way back in September – all of my comments about the away trip count for Captains Day as well – thank you so much to the 150 people who took part, you were awesome.
We are also having a great year in terms of our Charities, with special thanks to generous individual donations from Nick & Wendy Parker, Paul & Chris Brunner and my mates who flew in for Captains day I am optimistic that we will have over 3,000 euro to give to our charities, Lagos Orphans and NECI, at the end of the year – even our Charity Lake idea on the 15th has raised several hundred euro – there must be an awful lot of balls in that lake !
We have our final Charity day (Pinsplitter) on 18th December and it will be a Christmas cracker – shotgun start at 11.00 with Christmas Carols on the terrace at 4pm. Hope you can be there.
The Tri-Club competition, between Boa Vista, Palmares and PDF is coming up this week and we have 20 brave people who will fight our corner starting at 7.30am on Friday – good luck to them (7.30am onward was the only tee times that Boa Vista could get – aren’t we lucky here ?)
A small but important change to our hole-in-one rules was agreed at our committee meeting last week, from January 1st all verified holes-in-one achieved by our members on our course will be included on the Honours board, whether they were in a club competition, a Festival competition or in casual play. So, if you are planning a hole-in-one, wait till January eh.
Thats about it for now – the end of my year is coming on fast and Michael has started making arrangements for the 21st (first duty of the incoming Captain). The Christmas Hamper competition is on Sunday 4th December and start sheet is already on the board – if you can be here its a lovely day with a Christmas dinner and dancing in the evening. Also, there will be a quiz night in January – more info on the board in due course.
Thank you as always to all of you for the support I have received – its been a blast !
Rod