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Archive for December, 2011

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Christmas Traditions in Madeira


Christmas Traditions in Madeira

Madeira’s holy crib, known as “lapinha” is assembled a few days prior to Christmas over a wood ladder, decorated with small bowls with growing rye or wheat, donkey images, sheep and wild greens (“cabrinhas”), “brindeiros” (small loafs of bread), season’s fruit (apples, English tomato and tangerines) and an oil lamp.

At dawn, on the Childbirth Masses, celebrated before Christmas, Madeireans surrender to the ancient tradition of the “pig’s killing”, which meat is used to cook the unique “carne de vinho e alhos” (pork in garlic and wine marinate). The delicious and renowned honey cake, made from sugar cane molasses, dried fruit and spices, which also, in this season, decorates the table.

Find out more at: http://www.visitmadeira.pt

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Torneio Bola Amarela


Torneio Bola Amarela

No passado Domingo, dia 11 de Dezembro, realizou-se no Palheiro Golfe o último torneio do calendário de 2011 – a Competição Bola Amarela.
Este torneio foi um torneio de equipas, cada uma composta por 3 jogadores que receberam no início do jogo uma bola amarela. O objectivo era não
perder a bola e quem a perdesse era automaticamente desclassificado, continuando apenas na classificação individual.
Das 20 equipas inscritas neste torneio 10 chegaram ao fim com a bola amarela.
A equipa vencedora foi a tripla de juniores composta por Brandon Hobley, Declan Hobley e Pedro Moreira, com 43 pontos.
Em 2º lugar ficaram Edgar Rodrigues, Tiago Gonçalves e João Pedro Gonçalves, com 40 pontos.
Em 3º lugar, com 38 pontos Hilary Smith; Roger Smith e David Hodge. Na classificação individual o vencedor foi Hilary Smith, com 38 pontos,
seguindo-se Andrew Reynolds, com 37 pontos e em 3º lugar ficou Michael Otto com 36 pontos.
Na categoria júnior, Tiago Gonçalves fez uns magníficos 46pontos, seguindo-se Pedro Moreira, com 45 pontos e em 3º lugar ficou Nuno
Camacho, com 43 pontos. De salientar ainda, que Hillary Smith, fez um fantástico Hole in One no buraco 7.
Após o torneio realizou-se o já tradicional almoço de Natal, no Restaurante do Clubhouse, onde foram entregues vários prémios de diferentes competições realizadas ao longo do ano que agora finda, bem como dos Matchplays e também dos Eclécticos. O Capitão do Clube, Denis Camacho falou um pouco sobre o calendário para o próximo ano, que será mais
preenchido e falou um pouco sobre os Campeonatos da Madeira que serão disputados entre os 3 campos da região ( Palheiro Golfe; Santo da Serra e Porto Santo). Para fechar o dia em grande houve uma tômbola com vários prémios, que foram sorteados pelos jogadores participantes do torneio.
Foi um dia muito agradável, tendo o tempo como seu aliado, com uma temperatura amena e o sol a marcar presença. Um dia bom para o golfe e para o convívio dos sócios, e já com um cheirinho a Natal!

Patrícia Rodrigues
Coordenadora do Clube

Billy Casper recently visited Palheiro golf in Madeira as part of his world golf cruise tour.  He was highly complementary about the course and still managed to play a great round of golf!

Billy can be seen in the picture with Michael Otto the sales manager at Palheiro golf.

Casper’s achievements in golf have been considerably chronicled by the media, in books, and in the minds of millions of fans around the world. Since he joined the PGA TOUR in 1956, and in the years that followed on the Senior PGA TOUR, Billy Casper has been known as one of the most accomplished golfers to ever play the game, recently named among the Top 20 players ever by Sports Illustrated magazine.

A two-time U.S. Open Winner (Winged Foot, 1959; Olympic, 1966) and Master Champion (1970), Billy Casper’s record on the PGA TOUR is one of the most prolific. He has an astonishing 51 TOUR wins in his career, a figure surpassed by only a select few. And Billy Casper won at least one tournament in 16 consecutive years (1956-1971).

Add to that nine wins on the Senior TOUR, including the U.S. Senior Open (Hazeltine, 1983), and membership on eight Ryder Cup teams – winning more points (23.5) than any other American player. He won the Vardon Trophy five times, a record matched only by Tiger Woods and Lee Trevino. He was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in 1978 and the PGA Hall of Fame in 1982.

While his playing accomplishments clearly make him one of the greatest golfers ever, his commitment to family make him a role model to all. Married to wife Shirley for 50-plus years, Billy and she raised 11 children, five of whom were adopted into their home. Add 40+ grandchildren and great-grandchildren – with more on the way – it is easy to see that the Caspers’ are proud of their family.

Today, Billy Casper lives outside Salt Lake City, Utah surrounded by his family, and regularly tours the country and the world visiting with fans of the game. He competes in several tournaments each year, visits BCG-managed courses throughout the country, and is a member of the Grand Champions TOUR. His charitable contributions are numerous, with a distinct focus on investing in the future of America – our children.

In Billy’s words…

“My focus has always been on the youth of America. I believe that these youngsters, the future of our great country, are our most precious commodities. The proceeds from my charitable work help support youth many wonderful programs. All our benefactors are terrific organizations dedicated to broadening our children’s views, and teaching them invaluable life skills necessary to compete in an ever-changing world.”

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Funchal, 5 de Dezembro 2011

Torneio realizado no Palheiro Golfe – “Batalha dos Sexos”.

No passado Domingo, dia 4 de Dezembro, teve lugar no Palheiro Golfe o já tradicional Torneio Batalha dos Sexos que contou com a presença de
11 elementos femininos contra 11 masculinos.

Os capitães (masculino e feminino) – Énio Andrade e Fernanda Cuckney – fizeram as equipas. O torneio foi disputado no formato “singles matchplay”,
onde um elemento feminino competia com um elemento masculino. A equipa feminina mostrou-se mais forte e venceu a equipa masculina por 7 contra 4.

No final do dia era notória a enorme satisfação das senhoras participantes, já que durante 3 anos consecutivos a vitória era masculina.

No fim do dia esta “guerra dos sexos”, transformou-se num grande e agradável convívio entre todos os participantes.

Patrícia Rodrigues
Coordenadora do Clube