Pinheiros Altos Members Newsletter - February 2014

February 11th, 2014

Pinheiros Altos Golf Club President to Step Down

by the Director of Golf

Dear Members, it is with considerable disappointment that I am writing to inform you of Mr Walter Dickson's recent decision to step down from his role as Club President.

Walter was the first official Captain of the Club in 1999, which created the stepping stone to the Club we have today. He became President of Pinheiros Altos Golf Club in 2000 until 2003 and then stood for a second term as President of the Club in 2007 until now.

For a decade and more his steady hand and guidance have been invaluable.

Walter has been a great support for the Members - in a not always easy environment of propriety owned Golf Club - and has always been a master at keeping the balance between the Members Club and the Company. The Membership owe a lot to Walter's input within the Pinheiros Altos Club and his experience and knowledge will be missed on the Committee.

We send our best wishes and appreciation to Walter for his considerable contribution to our club.

New President for 2014

Looking ahead... I have the pleasure to announce that the immediate past Captain, Mr David Markey, has agreed to stand for the Presidency of Pinheiros Altos Golf Club for a mandate of 3 years from the time of this publication until the 2017 AGM.

David joined Pinheiros Altos in 2004 and has been a great supporter of the Pinheiros Altos Golf Club ever since.

He became Vice-captain to John Linley in 2011 and the Club Captain at the AGM of 2012.

I have no doubt that David will be exceptional in the position of President and will maintain the right balance between the Club and the Company.

New Vice-Captain for 2014

I am also delighted to announce that Stewart Harper has accepted your committee's invitation to become David Pirret's Vice-Captain at the 2014 AGM. Stewart was a little hesitant with his acceptance as the appointment coincides with his wife Cathy also being the incoming Lady Vice Captain for 2014

This introduces the prospect of a notable first for Pinheiros in 2015, as husband and wife become respective Club & Lady Captains.

I am sure they will both be a credit to our Golf Committee and wish them every success with their new roles and participation in the continuing development of our Club

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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 - January 2017

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