The Palheiro Golf Club is a non-profit sports association, and was founded January 20th 1998.
The Club has use of an office in the Clubhouse of the “Sociedade Turística Palheiro Golfe, S.A.", Rua do Balancal, 29, 9060-414 Funchal. The Club does not own its own golf course, but through an agreement established with Soc.Tur.Palheiro Golfe, the Club is privileged to offer its members free access to the beautiful Palheiro Golf course.
The Club was formed with the purpose of supporting and stimulating the practice of golf, as well as providing an official organization, through which players could enroll in to the Portuguese Golf Federation, which would be recognized as such by regional and/or national associations such as IDRAM.
The Club offers an informal and cozy atmosphere. Members can participate in the many tournaments that the Club organizes, which span various levels of ability. Various social events are also held periodically.
The Club is run by a Committee, whose members are elected for periods of three years at the Club annual general meeting. There is also a full time Club Coordinator, who deals with the day-to-day running of the Club and liases between it and the Soc.Tur.Palheiro Golf SA. The Club also has a Captain, who is elected every year by the playing members.
The following members have been Club Captain:
- 2000/2001 – Michael Cuckney
- 2001/2002 – Stephen Cubbin
- 2002/2003 – Nicholas Bayntun
- 2003/2004 – Fernanda Cuckney
- 2004/2005 – Tadhg Moynihan
- 2005/2006 – Malcolm Bickell
- 2006/2007 - Manuela Hodge
- 2007/2008 - Andrew Reynolds
In spite of its relatively short life, there are some Club events that have already become classics, such as:
- Anniversary Salver
- Club Championship
- Palheiro Open
- The popular and highly competitive Match Plays between members throughout the Year.
Clube Palheiro Golfe is a non-profit sports association that was founded in January 1998.
The Club is located within the Clubehouse of the “Sociedade Turística Palheiro Golfe, S.A. ?, Rua do Balancal, 29, São Gonçalo, 9060-414 Funchal, Madeira, Tel. 291 790 126.
The Clube is a member of the Portuguese Golf Federation (“Federação Portuguesa de Golfe ?) since July 1998.
The following committees are responsible for official Club matters:
Annual General Meeting (AGM)
President: Gonçalo Matos Noronha da Câmara
Secretary: Henrique Manuel Monteiro de Sousa Alves
President: Pedro José da Veiga França Ferreira
Member: João José Oliveira Silva Rodrigues Vacas
Member: Jorma Juhani Alexander Talas
President: Miguel Fidalgo Sottomayor Tavares
Member: Edward Maul
Member: João Pedro Tavares Araújo
Club Coordinator: Patrícia Rubina Andrade Rodrigues