Santana 19th December 2019
Today was our last game before Christmas where we played at Santana. The format today was individual stableford plus it was time to get out our Christmas outfits in readiness for the party season. The day was kindly sponsored by Tony Anderson. As usual the course was in a superb condition, although the pin positions caught quite a few of us out. The weather, well what can say, It was dark cold and cloudy and threatened to rain all day. But I'm pleased to say the rain held of until the last group, that was me, finished the 18th.
Our winner today with 39 points playing off a handicap of 9.7 cut to 8.2 was Phil Ashcroft. Second with a score of 33 points playing off 22 cut to 21.5 was Howard Ablett. Third with 30 points playing of 20.2 cut to 19.7 was Colin "Badger" Bryan. It was great to see him back after a long illness in the UK.
Nearest the pin in one on hole 16 was Malcolm Grant with Colin "Badger" Bryan nearest the pin in two on hole 14.
Our best Christmas outfit went to that little elf Lynn Yuill.
Mijas - Los Olivos 12th December 2019
Today we played at Mijas where we played the Los Olivos course. The format today was individual stableford and "Pensioners Putter Competition" The day was kindly sponsored by Leon Dore. What a day it turned out to be. Despite the course being in first class condition a very strong wind made the game very difficult and very costly with the loss of many golf balls. However despite that it was a very enjoyable day. The prizes for the Pensioners Putter competition was as follows. At the end of the game when the stableford points were calculated you add the following points. If you were over 60 you add one point over 65 you add two points and seventy and over you add three points. The winner of this was Felicity Broomby, with Ian Ashworth second and Des Hamilton third.
The winner of our stableford competition with 34 points playing off a handicap of 10.7 cut to 9.7 was Gary Sparrow. Second with 29 points playing off a handicap of 36 cut to 35.5 was Felicity Broomby and third also with a score of 29 points but with a worse back nine playing off a handicap of 22.1 cut to 21.8 was our sponsor Leon Dore
Nearest the pin in one on hole 16 was Patrique Gallet. No one made nearest the pin in two on hole 4. This was due to a very, very strong headwind.
La Cala - Europa 5th December 2019
Today we played at La Cala where we played the Europa Course. The format today was individual stableford and kindly sponsored by Adrian Martin. The course, despite the recent rain, was in superb conditions. In many cases the holes played long due to the position of the tees, also the fast greens caught many of us out.
Our winner today with 32 points playing off 27 cut to 26 was Kirsten Hardiker. Second with 30 points playing off 19.5 cut to 19 was Tony Sidebottom. Third also with 30 points but with worse back nine playing off 22.4 cut to 22.1 was eon Dore. Nearest the pin in one on hole 10 was Ian Peacock with Tony Sidebottom nearest the pin in two on hole 6.