RACE TO BUDENS, MARCH 2017

1 John Brodie   0
2 Carol Newland     15
3 Ivor Newland     28
4 George Chadwick     33
5 Phil Russell        33
6 Gloria Pooley     63
7 Michael Abbott     63
8 Kevin Bryan     70
9 Bob Hart     71
10 Marian Trott     72
11 Tiago Borges     74
12 Chris Padgett     79
13 Giles Fox     79
14 Stephen Parkin     79
15 Linda Anthony     83
16 Suzanne McEvoy     83
17 Richard Stead     84
18 Paul Anthony     84
19 Allan Pooley     87
20 Ann De Jongh     88

CAPTAINS BLOG, MARCH 2017

Dear Members,

I am nearly three months into my Captaincy and, as time seems to fly, I thought I would give you all an update on what is happening and to thank you for your support so far.

So, I would like to start off by mentioning that we are now linked with the CNIG card system. Together with Santo Antônio we have equally shared the cost as these cards as they benefit both the company and the club. I will have the cards with me on  Wednesdays and Sundays so please feel free to ask and I will hand them over. A small fee of a gin & tonic for the captain will be charged (optional) or a euro for the charity pot (also optional!!) upon exchange, all for a good cause…..!

I am also updating all the honours boards slowly, I am sure you will agree that they look much better. It’s important that the Spike bar looks in good order for us members, our guests and any visitors that we welcome (hoping in future they may become new members).  Don’t worry, David Haddon our treasurer is making sure I don’t get carried away but with the fees going up slightly this year I think its important that we spend it wisely. CNIG cards alone you will save hundreds on green fees at other courses.

Our charity fund is going strong, in under 3 months and we have already raised nearly €600. Thanks to you all for your valued contributions and support. Now the lake has been cleared on the 15th it’s a lot easier to see your ball go in the water! I will be watching. As Captain I get the privilege of a free buggy this year so any visitors riding with me have to put €5 in the pot. The only time I have walked this year was playing with Lewis Haycock. I almost had to give Lewis €5 for the privilege! I played dreadfully that day and Lewis very kindly made sure I knew about it, but I thoroughly enjoyed the company and the walk.

Captains away tour is now booked. Carla and I will be heading up to Quinta da Marinha resort in Cascais in the next couple of weeks to finalise it all. The dates are the 8th, 9th and 10th of November. The cost for 2 golfers will be around €700 but I will update you all shortly with final costings.

Competition wise April, May and June will be big months. Our first league game is in April and I am very much looking forward to it. Unfortunately, we got knocked out of the Interclub Knockout Cup early but the team put up a good fight against a very tough and well balanced side at Quinta do Lago. Frank Finan our Vice-Captain has unfortunately not been out as much as he would have liked but is spending most of April in Portugal, just in time for Captain v Vice-Captain on the 28th where he is going to get a good thrashing……..! We also have Taca da Liberdade to look forward to on the 30th, our first board competition. On the 12th of May we have Past Captains and, of course, the Club Championships in June which I know for a fact that Andy Pickard had already booked his flights for around Christmas time.

Finally, congratulations to all of you who have been playing good golf this year. Carol Newland in particular who has come down over 6 shots. Also Graham Harries has been in the winning circle regularly of late, great to see you back on the course Graham. I am looking forward to seeing a good fight for the Race to Budens come December.

Best wishes to you all and happy golfing, see you on the field.

Michael

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LATEST COMMITTEE MEETING MINUTES

FLORESTA PARQUE GOLF CLUB COMMITTEE MEETING

No 2017-01 HELD ON 28th February 2017 at 10.00

 

Present:           Mike Abbott– Captain

Geoffrey Harnett- Chairman

Dave Haddon  – Treasurer

Giles Fox – Secretary

Linda Anthony

 

1.      Company Matters

1.1.     Winter rules. As it is extremely difficult to distinguish between first cut and rough on most holes it was decided that, with immediate effect, placing would only be allowed on closely mown areas (fairway height or less). 

1.2.     The trees on the left of the 3rd hole are overhanging and increasingly interfering with play and it will be requested that they be cut back if possible.

ACTION   Mike Abbott

2.      Apologies

2.1.     Rod Smith, Ralph Griffin, Frank Finan.

3.      Approval of Minutes

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

4.      Matters Arising

4.1.     A letter has been received from Lewis Haycock regarding Texas Scrambles and the format in which they are played. The committee discussed the matter and decided that the next four ball Texas Scramble that is played will follow the format by which the person whose shot is chosen stands back and the other three players take the shot.

4.2.     The CNIG cards have been organised and Rui Gloria will provide an invoice for the club.

4.3.     All the honours boards will be renovated, this will be done three or four at a time.

4.4.     Frank Finan has written with suggestions about the two pin position situation. He has suggested that markers be placed on the flag to indicate whether the pin was on the front, middle or back of the green. The matter was discussed and it was decided that it would be very difficult to get the green staff or marshals to implement this.

Frank also had a suggestion for internal fund raising for the club to contribute to projects on the course. It was decided that this might be something Frank could do in his Captain’s year and for this year any fundraising would be solely for charity. The Captain will reply to Frank’s letter.

ACTION   Mike Abbott

 

 

5.      Treasurers Report

5.1.     David Haddon reported as supported and recommended by the accountant and committee one single bank account has now been established. This will reduce bank and accountancy charges.

5.2.     The Club is paying the difference in the price of the league shirts. Any surplus shirts will be sold at the end of the year.

5.3.     The membership numbers are now on a level with last years and nearly all subs have been received.

5.4.     Cash position, consolidated as per accounts 28 Feb 2017:

31,021.96 euros

Less accruals: 7270.54

Net cash available: 23,751.42 euros

 

6.      Handicaps

6.1.     A few members have recently have been pleased to see their handicaps reduced.

7.      Website

7.1.     Giles Fox reported that the website is up to date and that he is looking for a new photo for the title page.

8.      Events Update

8.1.     Captain v Vice Captain Competition on the 28th April will be a Gruesomes. People entering are requested to put their names down in pairs. The cost will be €15 for the BBQ and does not include drinks.

8.2.     The Captain’s Away trip. The proposed dates are the 8th, 9th 10th of November with details of the venue to follow shortly.

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9.      A.O.B

9.1.     It has been suggested that when there is a “2’s” rollover the rollover money could go into the charity fund. The rollover money actually helps to cover any club losses on the days when there is a minimum payout of €10.

9.2.     In discussion with the Captain David Jones requested that the three trees the other side of the ditch on the left on the 9th be moved or removed. It was felt that this was unlikely to happen.

9.3.     Marjorie Elliot has raised the matter that striking the tree roots to the side of the 4th green could cause injury. The committee discussed various solutions and will discuss the matter with the green staff. A decision on the solution will be made at the next meeting.

9.4.     David Walling queried whether a ball going out of bounds on the 10th and landing on the 1st fairway was back in bounds. When playing the 10th any ball coming to rest anywhere to the left of out of bounds markers is out of bounds.

 

Next meeting 11th April 2017. 10.00

 

Meeting closed at 11.30

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

Giles Fox, Linda Anthony, Frank Finan.

RACE TO BUDENS FEBRUARY 2017

1 Carol Newland   0
2 Ivor Newland     15
3 John Brodie     23
4 Phil Russell        43
5 George Chadwick     44
6 Gloria Pooley     48
7 Kevin Bryan     55
8 Marian Trott     56
9 Richard Stead     57
10 Allan Pooley     60
11 Michael Abbott     61
12 Sam Robinson     62
13 Suzanne McEvoy     66
14 George Beattie     67
15 David Walling     69
16 Hilary Blyth     74
17 David Bull     75
18 Lorraine Bull     75
19 Ann De Jongh     76
20 Paul Hughes     77

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.