LATEST COMMITTEE MEETING MINUTES

FLORESTA PARQUE GOLF CLUB COMMITTEE MEETING

No 2020-07 HELD ON 10th November 2020

 

 

Present             Brian Newsham – Captain

                          Mary Berry – Vice Captain

                         Geoffrey Harnett- Chairman

Linda Anthony – Secretary

Mike Abbott – Handicap and Membership Secretary

Giles Fox – Treasurer

Rod Smith

Peter McDonagh

Peter Noone (invited to attend)

 

1.     Company Matters

1.1.    Given GSA’s self-declared financial difficulties representatives of the committee are going to seek to meet with the management to discuss a payment structure for next year’s green fees.

2.     Approval of minutes

2.1.    The minutes were approved by the Captain.

3.     Matters to Discuss/Arising

3.1.    The Past Captain’s competition will be played on the 4th December and will be a two tee start. No meal afterwards.

3.2.    The Christmas Competition will be on the 6th December, two tee start at 09.00. there will be a buffet immediately after golf followed by the prize giving, no entry fee as the meal and prizes are subsidised by the club, no 2s.

3.3.    On the day of the Newsham Trophy over €800 was raised for the Lagos orphans by Richard and Hilary Stead and a further €1200.00 was raised the following day by the golfers from the Burgau Sports Centre.

3.4.    Until the hands-free ball retrievers arrive the flags are to be left in when playing club competitions.

4.     Treasurer’s Report

4.1.    The club have plenty of funds and are on target for reserves of € 16,000.00 by the end of the year.

4.2.    Net assets €20,454.76

5.     Handicap and Website Report

5.1.    As more qualifying competitions are being played members handicaps are beginning to level out.

5.2.    Any full member of the club who has a Federated handicap can enter all competitions and win.

5.3.    The website is up to date.

6.     Captain’s Update

6.1.    Everything has been covered under previous agenda headings.

7.     Vice-Captain’s Update

7.1.    Everything has been covered under previous agenda headings.

8.     AOB

8.1.     Preferred lies are in place on the fairways and fringes of the greens only.

8.2.    With the uncertainty surrounding the Covid situation and how the AGM might be held it is proposed that when the notice of ­the AGM is sent out the various reports given at the AGM will be sent with this notification. Any questions arising can then be emailed to the committee beforehand.

 

Next meeting: 1/12/20 at 10.00 

Meeting closed at 11.40

Distribution: Geoff Harnett, Mike Abbott, Giles Fox, Linda Anthony, Peter McDonagh, Brian Newsham, Rod Smith, Mary Berry. Peter Noone

 

DATE CHANGES AND UPDATE OF COMPETITIONS

AS PER THE NEW RULES SET IN PLACE BY THE GOVERNMENT WITH RESTRICTED CIRCULATION ON PUBLIC ROADS THE COMPETITIONS ON SUNDAY THE 22ND AND SUNDAY THE 29TH OF NOVEMBER WILL BE PLAYED ON FRIDAY THE 20TH AND FRIDAY THE 27TH TO AVOID THE WEEKEND. 

A REMINDER THAT PAST CAPTAINS DAY WILL BE PLAYED NOW ON FRIDAY THE 4TH OF DECEMBER. ONCE THE CAPTAIN HAS RECEIVED COMMUNICATION FROM THE PAST CAPTAINS AND THEIR TEAMS WE WILL PUT THE SHEET ON THE BOARD FOR MEMBERS TO PUT THEIR NAMES DOWN AND JOIN IN THE FUN, ALWAYS A GREAT DAY AND WE ARE SURE IT WILL BE WELL SUPPORTED. 

THE CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP WENT AHEAD THIS WEEKEND AND CONSIDERING THE CIRCUMSTANCES WAS WELL ATTENDED. BRIAN DID A GREAT JOB IN GETTING IT ORGANIZED AND WOULD LIKE TO THANK ALL THOSE WHO SUPPORTED THE EVENT, ITS A TOUGH 2 DAYS BUT A BIG WEEKEND IN OUR CALENDAR YEAR AND FOR ALL WHO PLAYED YOU SHOULD BE VERY PROUD. 

COVID UPDATE RULES AND COMPETITIONS

Dear members

After the Committee meeting mid week, we would like to update the members with some of the matters arising and changes we feel necessary to secure our safety on and off the golf course. All these items are subject to any changes the government make within the State of Emergency due to the COVID pandemic.

In club competitions pins are now to be left in. Geoffrey Harnett and Rod Smith have kindly sponsored the touchless ball retrievers which should arrive shortly and be placed on the pins.

The ball may be pick and placed (not cleaned) anywhere in the bunker.

Preferred lies on the fairways ONLY and first cut around the green.

Past Captains day will now be played on Friday the 4th of December, all being well. Two tee start, no meal this year. Brian will be e mailing the past Captains this week.

By now most members will have seen the Christmas advent festival entry form, a few changes have been made.

Sunday the 6th – Our Christmas competition will be a two tee start at 09.00 am. Instead of our normal Christmas dinner we will have a Christmas buffet after golf, eat as you come in. There is no entry fee, the meal and prizes are subsidized. No 2’s. Lets pray for nice weather; I am sure we will have a super day.

Monday the 7th and Tuesday the 8th is as per the sheet, run by GSA

Wednesday the 9th is the Sagittarius Salver, it will also now be a two tee start at 09.00 am and the meal will be after golf. The €25 includes the meal, entry fee and 2’s.

As you are all aware of the financial difficulties GSA are facing at the moment the committee also discussed members fees for 2021. After a lengthy debate we agreed to e mail Dra Alexandra Caipirinha to arrange a meeting and discuss a way that GSA and members are happy with a sensible payment plan that suits all.

Stay safe

The committee

SAD NEWS

WE ARE SAD TO ANNOUNCE THE PASSING OF DAVID JONES, FORMER MEMBER OF THE CLUB FOR MANY YEARS. OUR CONDOLENCES ARE WITH LIZ AND ALL THE FAMILY AT THIS SAD TIME.

RACE TO BUDENS OCTOBER 2020

1 Rie Cherubini   0
2 Janice Galloway     89
3 Duane Wessels     96
4 Ian Galloway     98
5 Mark Arundel     142
6 Ivor Newland     148
7 Carol Newland     149
8 Brian Newsham     163
9 Brigitte Beck     170
10 Malcolm Berry     172
11 Mary Berry     176
12 Michael Abbott     202
13 John Brodie     225
14 Bob Woodworth     239
15 Filipe Da Silva     239
16 Phil Russell        241
17 Jim Brennan     244
18 Pedro Lucas     244
19 Michael Shropshall     245
20 Jim Reid     250

CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP POSTPONED

DEAR MEMBERS

WITH COVID TRAVEL RESTRICTIONS THIS COMING BANK HOLIDAY WEEKEND IN PORTUGAL AND AFTER CONSULTING WITH THE COMMITTEE I HAVE DECIDED TO POSTPONE THE CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP TILL THE WEEKEND OF THE 14TH & 15TH OF NOVEMBER. IF WE CAN NOT PLAY ON THE WEEKEND OF THE 14TH/15TH THE CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP FOR 2020 WILL BE CANCELLED. THE COMPETITION THIS SUNDAY WILL REMAIN A SINGLES QUALIFIER.

I APOLOGISE FOR ANY INCONVENIENCE THIS MAY CAUSE.

STAY SAFE

BRIAN, YOUR CAPTAIN.

CONDOLENCES

WITH SORROW WE HAVE TO ANNOUNCE THE DEATH OF OUR PAST CAPTAINS WIFE JACQUELINE JENNINGS. OUR CONDOLENCES GO OUT TO TERRY AND HIS FAMILY AND OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH HIM AT THIS SAD TIME. 

LATEST COMMITTEE MEETING MINUTES

                FLORESTA PARQUE GOLF CLUB COMMITTEE MEETING

No 2020-06 HELD ON 6th October2020

 

 

Present             Brian Newsham – Captain

                          Mary Berry – Vice Captain

                         Geoffrey Harnett- Chairman

Linda Anthony – Secretary

Mike Abbott – Handicap and Membership Secretary

Giles Fox – Treasurer

1.     Company Matters

1.1.    There have been no further developments since the email that was sent to members regarding the situation with GSA.  

2.     Apologies

2.1.    Rod Smith and Peter McDonagh sent their apologies.

3.     Approval of minutes

3.1.    The minutes were approved by the Captain.

4.     Matters to Discuss/Arising

4.1.    Nelson is ordering the ball lifting devices.  Geoffrey Harnett and Rod Smith have kindly agreed to share the cost of purchasing these.

5.     Treasurer’s Report.

5.1.    The club is on track to meet our end of year target to protect our reserve.

5.2.     Vouchers issued after April 19th 2019 and before June 2020 are valid until September 2021. Any vouchers issued since June 2020 are valid for one year.  The shop will be made aware of this ruling.  Vouchers can be donated to the Captain’ Charity.

5.3.    Current net assets €19,803.04.

6.     Handicap Report

6.1.    Members are urged to put more extra day cards in to keep their handicaps current.

6.2.    If anyone hasn’t yet logged on to myfpg and is having a problem doing so please contact Mike Abbott. Members are able to view the whole of their handicap history there.

7.     Website

7.1.    This is up to date.

8.     Captain’s Update

8.1.    The difficulties in arranging future events e.g. the Christmas Hamper, Members Day, The Newsham Trophy were discussed, we can only take things a week at a time and hope for a better year next year.

8.2.    Members are asked not to rub their names out once they have entered a competition unless there are extenuating circumstances and they find they are unable to play in the competition. Should members have particular people they wish to play with please arrange this in advance so that all names can be entered on the sheet at the same time.

8.3.    It was decided to reintroduce the proposed allcomers qualifying competition on the 11th November, a singles stableford.  This will give everyone an opportunity to play off their true handicap.

8.4.    The Captain and Vice-Captain will arrange the teams and pairs for the competitions taking place for the “away trip”.

9.     Vice-Captain’s Update

9.1.    Mary Berry asked Brian Newsham and Mike Abbott to assist her with the interleague matches next year.

10.  AOB

10.1.   The committee were asked if they would support Kelvin Whittakers’s proposed sponsored walk which will take place in lieu of the Pink Ribbon competition. The Pink Ribbon is usually held in October and organised by the LEGS and sponsored by the Whittakers. The committee are happy to support this, further details will follow.

 

Next meeting: 10/11/20 at 10.00

Meeting closed at 11.50

Distribution: Geoff Harnett, Mike Abbott, Giles Fox, Linda Anthony, Peter McDonagh, Brian Newsham, Rod Smith, Mary Berry.

RACE TO BUDENS SEPTEMBER 2020

September 2020 – Top 20 Places
           
1 Rie Cherubini   0  
2 Duane Wessels     81  
3 Carol Newland     114  
4 Mark Arundel     120  
5 Ivor Newland     125  
6 Ian Galloway     127  
7 Janice Galloway     128  
8 Brian Newsham     152  
9 Malcolm Berry     158  
10 Brigitte Beck     174  
11 Mary Berry     177  
12 Michael Abbott     190  
13 Bob Woodworth     207  
14 John Brodie     215  
15 Filipe Da Silva     227  
16 Denise Arundel     227  
17 Jim Brennan     239  
18 George Chadwick     239  
19 Phil Russell        246  
20 Jim Reid     246  

SAD NEWS

WE ARE SAD TO ANNOUNCE THE DEATH OF FORMER MEMBER EILEEN RICHARDS. EILEEN AND CLIVE ENJOYED TAKING AN ACTIVE PART IN CLUB COMPETITIONS , SOCIAL EVENTS AND AWAY TRIPS DURING THEIR MANY VISITS SINCE 1992. EILEEN PASSED AWAY ON THE 27TH OF SEPTEMBER.