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

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