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Serra de Monchique Golf Club is the club associated with Silves Golf Course. The club aims to provide competitions, control handicaps and to provide a social life for its members guided by the values statements authorised by the membership. Its rules are set up to provide a structure around which the club can be run.
Serra de Monchique Golf Club was formed in 2005, at Morgado de Reguengo when the regular players were invited to form a club. There were 30 founder members and the first General Meeting of the membership was held on 8th November 2005. At the end of 2006 the club moved to Silves Course, which had just opened. Mark Ellerton was appointed Captain for 2007. Pestana's very favourable terms of green fee arrangements led to an substantial increase in membership in 2008. Many Northern European countries are represented, including a number of Portuguese members.
The club plays competitions on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. Tuesdays are for singles competitions either as Monthly medal or Stableford Qualifier. On Thursdays some members play at Silves in a format of their own choice, but many members elect to play on the other courses within the Pestana group. On Saturdays there is a wide variety of game formats, normally as team competitions as pairs or teams of four players. There are occasional qualifying competitions on Saturdays to suit our members who are in full time employment. Our eventlist will show these.
What a fantastic day we had! 98 ladies mainly dressed in pink, playing golf in the 5th Pink Ladies Day at Silves.
The SDM 'PLD guys' did a superb job of looking after the registrations, cards, selling brooches and Mulligans. Not to mention setting up the course with pink tee markers and flags. They happily served us with fizz, water and wraps. Certainly made it a special day to remember.
The event has raised around 4,000€ for the Algarvean Oncology Association, fantastic! This will help fund the mobile breast screening unit and hopefully save Ladies lives.
Each lady received an AOA badge and a 10€ discount card for Miss Designer Golf.
There were 6 pairs that scored 43 points! Count back had to go to back 9 and then back 6. Thank you to Keith Scott and Chris Zismides for collating the results.
Sunday 21st of August was one of our hottest, but that didn't deter SDM members and friends from coming to the Captain's Garden Féte.
Ages ranged from 8 into the 80s, but everyone became children, playing good old fashioned games and challenges.
The garden rang with laughter, which was a good indication of people having fun. Of course, it may have been due to Tweedy's BBQ food being accompanied by drinks from Richard Emrich's "Just the Ticket" refreshment bar!
Thank you to everyone who gave up many hours in the planning, assisted on the day, baked all those fabulous cakes and biscuits and to everyone who came along.
The sun was out, the Half Way House was full of tasty goodies to eat and drink, which was supervised by 4 lovely ladies – Gloria, Shirley, Erin and Marie.
Di Lawrence-Watt controlled the video camera on the 15th hole in case anyone had a hole in one to win a car, but that was not to be.
However, Karen set the icing on Mags’s cake that day by getting her first hole in one on the 3rd hole – perfect timing, Karen, winning her £250!
Winners of the Captain’s Jug were Don and Ruth Simpson, with a fantastic score of 46 points and they were presented with the trophy at the Captain’s Dinner the following evening at Penina Hotel.
It was a superb evening, with great music provided by The Outsiders and the guests boogied the night away in true SDM fashion.
Many members and friends have to be congratulated in making the whole weekend such a success – too many to mention, but they know who they are!
What a fantastic day we had! 60 ladies dressed in pink, many with fab pink hair do's playing golf at Silves.
The SdM 'dream boys' did a superb job of looking after the registrations, cards, selling brooches and Mulligans. Not to mention setting up the course with pink tee markers and flags. They happily served us with fizz, water and nibbles. Certainly made it a special day to remember.
The event has raised in excess of €3,000 for the Algarvean Oncology Association, fantastic! This will help fund the mobile breast screening unit and hopefully save Ladies lives.
On behalf of aoa and the SdM Pink Ladies we would like to express our appreciation to everyone who has played in the event, donated a prize, food or drink, given their time to prepare the event in some way and of course the 60 lovely ladies who played.
Each lady received a set of 3 golf balls donated by Nevada Bob’s, Almancil.
There were 6 pairs that scored 47 points! Count back had to go to back 9 and then back 6. Thank you to Richard Emrich and Peter Chapman for collating the results.
"Not the Ryder Cup" was held on Saturday the 25th September in beautiful sunshine.
The teams were divided in as equal handicaps as Eddie could muster. The USA being dressed in red and Europe in Blue
As the teams came in it was clear Europe was in complete control and romped home with a resounding 41 1/2 points over the USA 22 1/2 points
Thank you to the wonderful Margaret and Joe O´Reilly for taking some great photos
On the Patio there was a great atmosphere as most members stayed for the presentation.
A fine gathering of Serra De Monchique GC Past Captains congregated at Silves Golf Course on Saturday for the annual past captains trophy. Ably organised by Warren Tennant. As is usual, the scores were poor, however the eventual winner, on count back, was Peter Chapman narrowly beating Desmond Briggs. Thanks also to present Captain Les Smith who ran around all weekend making sure all our requests were met.