Miraflores 26th April 2018
Today we played at Miraflores. The format was individual stableford, with the day being sponsored by Norman Tillbrook. Whilst the course was in good condition with greens and fairways perfect there was surprisingly no high scores. The first three places were all scores of 34 points with the positions being decided by count-back on the back nine. Our winner today playing off 1.9 cut to .9 was John Davis, Second playing off 13 cut to 12.5 was Norman Tillbrook. Third playing off 4.4 cut to 4.3 was Bob Sawyer. Nearest the pin in one on hole 15 was Andrea Illingworth with Simon Waby nearest the pin in two on hole 10. There was a change in the Order of Merit with Bob Sawyer taking a slim three point lead over Pat Gallet. With five games left to play it is going to difficult to predict who will win. Sue Cobb beat Peter McDonald to go forward to the final of our Knock Out Competition. Once again thanks to Norman for the great prizes.
Marbella 19th April 2018
Today we played at Marbella. The format was individual stableford, with the day being sponsored by Wayne Ballantyne and Sally Juniper of The deVere Group. At last the sun was shining down on a beautiful warm and sunny day. Whilst the course was in good condition, the greens however proved to be difficult which caught quite a few of us out, this was reflected in the scores. First with 35 points playing off 13.2 cut to 12 was Phil Dodd. Second with 34 points playing off 14.7 cut to 14.2 was Catherine Shiels. Third with 32 points playing off 27.4 cut to 27.1 was Paul Winter. The guest prize once again went to our guest from Canada Michel Gouin. Nearest the pin in one on hole 3 was Stewart Gurney with Simon Waby nearest the pin in two on hole 8. Once again thanks to Wayne and Sally for the super prizes.
Lauro 12th April 2018
Today's game at Lauro was sponsored by Mike Boxall and was individual stableford. The course was in superb condition with the greens whilst fast were also great. Unfortunately the same could not the said about the weather. It started out as a beautiful sunny day but by four o clock the heavens opened and once again rain caused havoc with our day. But this did not stop the majority of us enjoying the day. First with a score of 36 points playing off 9 cut to 7.8 was Der Carolan. Second with a score of 34 points playing off 13 cut to 12.5 was Norman Tillbrook. Third with 33 playing points playing of 9 cut to 8.7 was Ray Critcher. Our guest prize was won by Jack Harrison. Nearest the pin in one on hole 2 was Paul Barrett with Michel Gouin nearest the pin in two on hole 10.
There was also a game played in our Knock Out Competition. Bob Sawyer beat Des Hamilton 4 and 2
Our thanks to Mike for the great prizes.
Guadalhorce 5th April 2018
Today's game at Guadalhorce was sponsored by Ian "Aye Say" Ashworth and was individual stableford. We were also playing the Torreblanca US Masters. So with sun at last shining and the course in good condition things looked good for some high scores. However the greens caught most of us out, so with the exception of a few the scores were relatively low. Our winner today and taking home the trophy, with a score of 34 points playing off 5.3 cut to 4.3 was Bob Sawyer, Second with 31 points playing off 13.4 cut to 12.9 was Pat O Connor. Third also with 31 points, but with a worse back nine, playing off 12.1 cut to 11.8 was Andy Hassall. The best performance of the day was by our 10 year old guest young Timmy Hemming. Playing off 33 he came in with a score of 36 points. I had the pleasure of playing with him and he is definitely one to watch. Nearest the pin in one on hole two was Peter Bull with Bob Sawyer nearest the pin in two on hole 14. Once again thanks to Ian for the great prizes and for Bob for sharing his with us all.