What a great day.
We were very lucky with the weather for the Jimmy Goodfellow Quaich competition. It was wonderful to see a full house. This demonstrated the respect for Jimmy, a true Gentleman. 80 members including their guests turned up to celebrate the day and of course Saint Andrew by meeting for a tasty lunch and entertainment by the Poor Man’s Band. We were very honored that Dawn Goodfellow, accompanied by Daisy who agreed to present the prizes. €106 was raised for the Captain’s Charity, well done SdM and the all the prize winners. A big thanks to all the Scots who continue to donate some great prizes.
On Thursday 27th October the SDM ladies played for the Thursday Ladies Trophy.
The day started with very grey and damp weather but the weather improved and the atmosphere was bright and sunny!
There were 4 ladies all on 37 points, count back went to the last three holes!
Congratulations to Wendy Emrich, the winner with 38 points.
2nd Elaine Milor 37-18/19
3rd Julia Hall. 37-20/17 (12-8)
4th Karen Huxtable 37-20/17. (12-7)
There was an admirable gathering of Past Captains at Silves this week. 12 in fact, they were all warmly greeted by this year's Captain Mags Taylor before lining up for the obligatory photo.
The competition was, as always, hard fought and this year the winner was decided on count back.
After the golf the Past Captains and partners along with Mags all met at Chrissy's in Lagoa for an exceptional meal and the formal presentation. Special mention to Mel and Karen Huxtable who came straight from Alvor Hospital.
Photos and Results:
A party of 35 SDM golfers, accompanied by 5 non-playing guests/partners, recently enjoyed 4 nights at the Quinta da Marinha Golf Resort, on the outskirts of Cascais. Threatened heavy rain, hailstones, and lightning never materialised (except at night). The golf course was tough – especially on the first day – but those who persevered eventually produced some good scores :-
Day 1 - Men Ladies
Mick Caudle 34 points Marijke Rombouts 31 points
Tommy Sundin 33 points Jill Edwards 28 (16) points
Ian Wakenshaw 31 points Barbara Briggs 28 (14) points
Day 2 - Men Ladies
John Hall 35 points Barbara Briggs 33 (16-11) points
Wayne Sinfield 33 points Julia Hall 33 (16-9) points
Tommy Sundin 32 points Del Burtenshaw 29 points
Tommy Sundin Barbara Briggs
This years annual President's Day Trophy competition attrachted another large field of 71 players. The weather was wonderful and the course in splendid condition.
Our usual half way house was absent due to high winds but the players were well served with refreshments from Marja and Maddy (with a little help from Tweedy) from the back of the President's car! The format was a Seattle Shambles and two of the winners, Peter and Wendy won for the second consecutive year.
On what seemed one of the hottest days of the year so far, 60 of us descended on the Silves golf course, in various combinations of red and blue attire, to pay homage to the much enjoyed golf tournament that is the Ryder Cup. On this occasion, it was an also an opportunity for the Club to pay respects to the recently deceased Queen Elizabeth II, and to toast the ascended King Charles III.
I guess to use an old cliche, this was a match of two halves. After 8 of the 15 pairings had come in, the match was evenly balanced at 16-16. Then suddenly the red pairings started coming in with a consistently larger chunk of the points available, and ultimately the USA ran away as 33.5 to 26.5 winners.
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.