It’s time to hand over the captaincy, but before I do I would like to express my thanks and gratitude.

This has been a truly memorable year for me.  The support shown to me by the members, residents and staff has helped me in more ways than any of you will ever realise.

With the help of the committee and Alfonso we have had well run and well supported competitions, and thanks to the food and beverage team we have had some great après golf. We were treated to wonderful hospitality at La Herreria in Madrid in August and enjoyed hosting clubs from Spain and the UK for a variety of events at Desert Springs.

The social roll-up on Friday evenings has now established a firm footing in the social calendar as part of the general life at Desert Springs, Saturday morning golf roll-ups have also been a regular feature, this all helps to create a club ambience and is a great way to make new friends at the resort.

We held four main fund raising events, the Captains Drive-In, the Summer Ball the Pink Weekend and the Captain-Pro Challenge, which raised money for the Captain’s Charities, the AECC and the Minusvalidos, not forgetting the orphanage in Vera where we repaired their swimming pool – a big thank you to all who helped and donated so generously. We now enjoy regular Monday lunches to continue raising funds for the orphanage.

The total charity fund now stands at 14,050 euros – this has all been raised through members, residents and visitors and includes the generous donation by Desert Springs of over 4,000 euros made by the Pink Buggy Rental and a spectacular contribution from touring pros Trish and Becky with their birdie blitz.

What can I say but a huge thank you from the bottom of my heart for making each day of my captaincy pleasurable and worthwhile.

I wish Martin all the very best for his year, I feel sure that he will continue to keep the generosity of spirit flowing at Desert Springs.

My best wishes and thanks to everyone, especially Simon and Chris.

For further information contact: Helen Lavis
Telephone: +34 950 069 218