Great win by Andy Sullivan in the Jo’berg Open, there I found something positive to say about English sport this morning.

Friday Fun Golf

Thank you to sponsors Lorraine & Alan Westhead, Monica & Staffan Jufors for sponsoring the last 2 Fridays, there are still some Friday’s available to sponsor between now and May 31st. If you would like to sponsor a Friday ( cost 100 euro) please contact Joy Mendoza or the writer.

O.O.M.

Congratulations to Maria Jaoa Ventura, February winner with a magnificent 43 points, winner by a clear 5 points. Maria is looking forward to playing off new new handicap.

Atlantic Trophy

A reminder that the first game is only 4 weeks away, our opponents are Penha Longa on the 29th of March, the sheet is with golf reception, please put your name down, if available, we are away for the first game.

St. Patrick Day (17th March)

Please be advised that we are limited to 72 places, due to a prior booking. If you wish to play in this event, do not be disappointed , sign up at golf reception by phone,e-mail or in person, we are close to our quota, I will try and secure extra spots, however, I cannot guarantee that I will be successful.

The dinner and drinks reception is at the Marriott. Please feel free to invite partners and/or guests to the dinner & entertainment as the hotel can cater for up to 150 places. If you intend to bring along guests please advise Golf Reception. The main course on the evening is veal, if you or any of your guests are non meat eaters they can provide fish for the mains, however, the hotel needs numbers by Saturday 14 th so again may I ask you to indicate your main course preference to Golf Reception. Cost per guest 35 euro.

During the day there will be a Cake, Bake & Craft sale, supervised by Anne Anderson. Can I appeal to all talented people to please provide one or more of the above during the morning of the 17th, the stalls will be in the clubhouse and opened from 9am

Away Days at Vidago Palace & Estelas

See previous blog for cost. I can advise that May 5th & 6th are the dates for Vidago, the plan is to arrive at Vidago at lunchtime on the 5th for non Portuguese it is a 4/4.5 hour drive from PDR, for locals 2 hours. Play Vidago from 2 p.m., golf at Vidago on the 6th from 9am and golf at Estela (approximately 1,5 hours drive, close to Porto) on the 7th. You can book this trip with Francisco or the writer, we must have final numbers by the end of the month.

Pro-Am

Finally, in my previous blog I gave a very brief history of the founding of the first pro-am ( as related to me by members) If I failed to mention any members you had a part in the founding of this event please except my apology. However, I would like to take this opportunity to thank Kay Cottrell who did a mountain of paperwork, registration, issuing receipts, dealing with all queries ect ect ect for the first years. A belated thank you Kay from all the members.