Pinheiros Altos Members Newsletter - May 2014

May 15th, 2014

Director of Golf:

Monthly Report

April 2014 was by far one the busiest months of golf, social events and activities we've had for a long time. The very busy week of Easter started with the ladies' AGM, when Rie Cherubini passed her duty of Lady Captain to Adrienne Buth in great style with a partial striptease for the 40 ladies present, and myself (someone had to represent the company). Adrienne Buth went on to do her drive-in which went exceptionally well.

Three days later, it was time for the Golf AGM, which had one of the best attendance for many years, with over 120 members present where Graeme Thomson introduced the new Pinheiros Altos Captain David Pirret. One of the highlights of the AGM was the approval of the new structure and Golf Club rules that are now in operation.

The creation of the sub-committees (greens, house, social, competitions/handicap and disciplinary) should help the communication between members and the company. I would like to ask all members to use the channels of the committee and its sub-committees to give their suggestions regarding what can be improved. This is so these matters can be discussed by the committee and dealt with when possible.

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Ladies Section

Adrienne Buth

I was told that the ladies section is well organised, and it's true. In April 2014, we had to confront all kind of weather conditions and the 5 Wednesdays were organised by three different Lady Captains. There were two committee meetings and the ladies AGM, which were both busy, because many members chose to spend their Easter holidays in the Algarve.

April's Ladies Medal literally fell in the water. It was a pity because we had never seen so many ladies with a higher handicap on the signup sheet. The competition was cancelled, but Zoë Pirret and Helen Mills decided to play their final match for the Wainwright trophy. Rie Cherubini accompanied them as referee. I heard that a ball had disappeared in the bunker of the 1st of Corks, which was full of water. Luckily, they managed to fish it out and find some sand that wasn't closer to the hole. Well done to Helen, because your name will be on the trophy; Congratulations!

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Pinheiros Altos Golf Resort
Sitio dos Pinheiros, Quinta do Lago, 8135-863 Almancil, Algarve, Portugal

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Pinheiros Altos Golf Resort

Pinheiros Altos Golf Resort, located in the Ria Formosa National Park in Quinta do Lago, is one of the most prestigious and successful premier private golf and leisure resorts in Europe... and features a 27 hole championship course, offering exciting challenges and varying degrees of difficulty.

Each of the nine holes; The Pines, The Corks and The Olives are a par 36, all of which have their starting and finishing points close to the impressive clubhouse.

 

Pinheiros Altos Members Newsletter - November 2014

We celebrated the 10th anniversary of the Social Golf this month and are also happy to report a noticeable improvement in conditions on the course thanks to a great deal of hard work and support. The men retained the Wooden Spoon following a win by the ladies despite the weather, while the Interclub team have been promoted to the 1st Division of the Algarve league. We'd also like to congratulate Lisa Burns for her win in the Autumn Rosebowl Medal.

Alongside the latest news and event details, you can find further information about enjoying a round of golf with Gordon J Brand, as well as the many tournaments lined up for the festive season and beyond.