Friday Golf Society - History

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We understand that regular Friday golf competitions have been taking place in Almerimar since at least 1984 (and perhaps for some time before then). It is our understanding that buying bottles as prizes for Friday competitions is a long standing tradition. We continue to uphold that tradition.

The committee of the Friday Golf Society is the latest in a long line of organisers of these Friday events.  Previous organisers include Idris B, Joan & Peter and Marianne & Sune.

This website was created to house information about Friday golf events since responsibility for them was passed from Sune & Marianne to Jacqui & John. In the autumn of 2007.

In November 2007 Jacqui & John decided to create a website called Almerimar Today Golf to hold information about the Friday competitions. Around the same time John & Jacqui had the idea of organising other Almerimar Today Golf events (as well as Friday competitions). This was done in collaboration with two friends and future founding committee members of the society, Alan & Sharon.

The first such event was a match play competition between men and ladies. After much discussion Alan, Sharon, Jacqui and John decided to call the competition the Woodsly Cup.

The Woodsly Cup was such a success that it led to Almerimar Today Golf organising more competitions in addition to the regular Friday events. Plus some non-golfing events.

At a New Years Eve party in 2010/11 a couple of friends of Alan, Sharon, Jacqui and John suggested forming a society. After a month or two of deliberation it was decided that we should form the Friday Golf Society. Planning for the launch of the society took place in the spring of 2011. The society was officially launched on 1 July 2011.

Not too long after the society was formed the management of the Almerimar golf course asked the society to become an official sporting organisation. Rather than just an informal group of people. So the society was registered as an official sporting organisation with the Junta de AndalucĂ­a. So it has to abide by the rules of sporting organisations specified by the Junta de AndalucĂ­a.

The committee of FGS continues to organise various golfing and non-golfing events (as well as regular Friday golf competitions). These events are open to both members and non-members of the society.

Brief descriptions of things to do with the society are include on the public part of the website. For data protection reasons further details are only available in the members section of the website.

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