Captainīs Bulletin Nš5
May we first of all welcome back all members that returned to their homes of origen, during the summer months, the majority having experienced a glorious summer, even in the UK.
Scotland, Scandinavia and Ireland. Letīs hope Algarve winter weather does not dissapoint.
Since our last Bulletin, we would like to formally welcome all new members and hope you are settling in, meeting and making new friends and of course, enjoying your golf at the best and friendliest Golf Club of the Algarve.
During the past 3 months, we have enjoyed several special ocassions and tournaments, including a Cross Country Compī(kindly arranged by our Lady Captain Ginny) followed by an excellent lunch at the Vert Inn Restaurant. In addition, Presidentīs Day, once again, generously sponsored by Henk and Loes and membersīentry fees were given to the hard working staff.
We subsequently had the Oktoberfest Tournament. We donīt think the majority of members realised that the chewy Weiss Sausage was supposed to have the skin removed prior to eating!
The Club Championship was most recentlyfollowed by Captainīs Day, which we hope you all enjoyed.
A number of planned events had to be cancelled, due to the prolonged modernisation and renovation of the Club House.
Anyway, now that we have moved in, no doubt, the comprehensive program of planned events will be reinstated.
Your Lady Captain, Ginny, has had considerable success with the very popular Tuesday Fun Games- Thank you Ginny.
Despite Vice Captain Marc and team best efforts, unfortunately, once again, the Team have been relegated, to Division 3 of the Algarve Interclub League. Jackie Rushgrove has kindly accepted our invitation to Captain the Team in the 2019 summer season and we wish her every success.
The East Algarve Winter League has now commenced, whereby, 5 local Clubs compete in a Pairs Matchplay format Home and Away. John Overend is the Team Captain- see Notice Board for forthcoming fixtures.
With the Golf Club now starting the high season, it is essential that members plan their Competition entries well in advance to avoid non-inclusion, as the number of Tee-Times is limited.
Further to the previous Captainīs Bulletin, Malcolm Judd has kindly agreed to form the Match, Comp and Handicap Committee. The names of individuals who expressed interest in itīs formation have been given to Malcolm, no doubt he will be in contact shortly. Malcolm has also arranged, following the Fun game on Tuesday 27th of November, a Fish & Chips Lunch and an introduction to the new Golf Rules applicable in 2019.
The new Rule Book will be distributed to all attendees. Your support would be very much appreciated, as it is most important that we undertake full familiarity.
The Board of Directors of Clube de Golfe do Levante have asked me to include information relating to playing Handicaps, for those with:
1. Home & Away Club Memberships
2. Medical Conditions
1. When a player returns to Portugal, they should bring with them, a copy of their playing results from their other Club. These results should be handed in to the Members Office, where they will be entered into the Portuguese Golf Federation system. When leaving Portugal, you should ask for a copy of your playing results, achieved during your stay. These should then be handed in to your other Club for entry on their Federation system.
2. Players recovering from significant injury or ill health.
Players that are unfortunate to be suffering extended ill health or significant injury, are entitled to have their Handicap adjusted by the Portuguese Golf Federation. The process requires the member to follow a strict procedure.
The player must feel fit enough to play again and they are required to complete 3 scorecards (signed by the Player & Marker).
The Club will forward the cards to the Portuguese Golf Federation, who will determine a Handicap revision. When appropriated, PGF will undertake a further review, which may lead to a further adjustment.
Thatīs all for now, looking forward to playing and socialising with you on the run up to Christmas.
With Kind Regards,
Phil & Ginny