A team from SdM played in the annual finals and presentation day at Amendoeira recently. The team were presented with the Trophy for winning Division Three after a terrific season.
SdM played 12 matches throughout the year and were represented by many members, we should thank our Captain Per Lars Tonstad and Vice Captain Dave Darling for all their hard work during this time, it's a very difficult job selecting a team of ten when double that want to play. The club should be very proud of it's performance both on the course and off it, we have a great reputation for both competitiveness and sportsmanship.
We will be having fixtures next season against Penina, Espiche, Boavista, Quinta do Lago, Pinheiros Altos and Vilamoura. Look out for the dates on the website in the New Year.
88 Players participated in the annual Jimmy Goodfellow Quaich on Saturday and enjoyed all things Scottish.
Haggis, black pudding, smoked salmon, whisky, Drambuie made up some of the Half Way House Fare.
The Poor Man's Band entertained us with a selection of Gaelic songs and Di and Mags made a brave attempt at the Highland Fling - age no barrier!
The prizes were bought in Scotland a few weeks ago with donations from our Scottish members. Dawn, Jimmy's wife, kindly came along to present them to the lucky winners.
A great day fantastically supported by our membership.
The only non-Scottish element was the weather, for which we were so grateful!
On Monday 6th of November we met Silves International Golf Club to fight for the Silves Challenge Trophy. It is the second year the two clubs have met for a nice round of golf.
38 players from each club competed in a very friendly atmosphere. People enjoyed coming together on a beautiful day, and many attended a very good lunch afterwards.
Most of the matches were very tight and finished all square.
This week saw the annual converging of SdM's Past Captains, all attended except Ray Groves who was unavailable as was current Captain Per Lars Tonstad.
The keenly contested stableford competition was played in very blustery and overcast conditions. We did have a very brief shower but generally very good weather.
The day was organised by Euan Pyper, he did his typically thorough job, everything running smoothly on the day and then for the lunch the following afternoon. Many thanks must go to the staff at Primavera in Carvoeiro for providing a superb meal.
There was the usual prize giving and a glass was raised in memory of Mark Ellerton who sadly passed away earlier in the year. He was sadly missed.
Congratulations to Ronnie Wraith, one week after claiming the Club Championship he managed a hole in one at Silves. It was on the 15th, 148yds and Ronnie hit Pitching Wedge just past the pin and saw it spin back into the hole.
Unsurprisingly Ronnie also won nearest the pin!
Well done Champ!
Thanks to everyone who helped make it a great day and an unforgettable experience. We enjoyed every minute of it, from the early morning until the late evening. A lot of people contributed, and we only met smiling faces and happy players. Thanks to all the volunteers, you made a great effort to make this happen.
We were lucky with the weather, can´t ask for more than this in the end of September. Everyone appreciated the half way food. Thanks to Bedi who brought the cod tongues the long way from Barents Sea north of Norway to Algarve. Yes, it is correct, you were eating cod tongues!
We had a wonderful evening at Vale d Oliveiras, a beautiful venue, and the food was very good.
Thank you so much.
Today we played an important IL-match against Carvoeiro. They arrived with a lot of confidence and many players with low hcps. We realized that this would be a battle. It didn´t help that we were missing one player minutes before tee off. She had gone to a wrong course, Gramacho, and was waiting for us there. Luckily she came to Silves on time, and managed to win the game!
This was our last match this season. With this win we will stay first or second in our division, depending of some other matches, but we are confident of promotion to second division next year.
This is a great result for the club. Congratulations to all the players today, and to everyone contributed this year. A special thank you to Richard Emrich, who has prepared the score cards for all home matches. It is so easy to come to the club house early in the morning and just pick up the score cards, we do not appreciate that there is a lot of work behind this.
Thanks to all of you.