Torrequebrada Golf Club 25th February 2016
Today was individual stableford points and was sponsored by Bob Sawyer. The day started very nice, but the wind got up after an hour making the course a bit trickier. The course was in good condition, the greens where slower than normal which fooled a few people.
Our winner today with 36 points was Rob Walker off 25.6 cut to 24.2. Second was Robert Lawless also with 36, but not such a good back nine Robert was off 13.7 cut to 12.8. Third once again was Tony Anderson with 34 off 15.9 cut to 15.6. Nearest the pin in one was Simon Waby, nearest in two was Larry Bryne. Our guest prize went to Jamie Farow with 36 of 16.2, next time he joins us Jamie will be off 15!
A great day was had back at the Red Dragon Bob and Svitlana put on a Russian feast for us, many thanks to Svitlana for her hard work. Today was also the end of the month competition so Rob Walker goes though to the end of the year Champion Of Champions. Along with some great prizes from Bob, the professional from Torrequebrada gave a couple of Video lessons and some balls as prizes which all went down very well. Thanks to the bar as always and Sue for her help today.
Next week is Guadalhorce GC, please allow plenty of time to get there. Can I ask that all players try and be at the course in plenty of time, you need to be booked in with me at least 1/2 hour before you tee time. If you need to play close to another player because of transport please ask a few days before not when you turn up, I can't change tee times around on the day!
Santana Golf Club 18th February 2016
Today was individual stableford points and was sponsored by Leon X Factor Dore. We had our first wet Thursday for quite a while, although the few off had quite a bit of early rain it did clear to be light and in the whole wasn't bad! We did lose a number of players due the weather which is a shame they missed a great day out!
Scoring was surprisingly higher than I thought it would be with the conditions we had. Our winner with 36 points was Gayle Layborn off 30.3 cut to 28.7. Second was pat Gallet with 35 points off 17.7 cut to 17. Third also with 35, but a not so good back nine was Andy Hassall off 14 cut to 13.5. I made an error in the prize giving and gave third to Ian Ashworth who also had 35 but I misread his back nine sorry Andy/Ian. Nearest the pin in one was Simon Waby, nearest in two was again Des Hamilton. The Guest prize was won by Phil Littler with a great 38 off 13, Phil will be off 12 next week!
We had a great evening in the Red Dragon, thanks to Andy , Trish and the girls. Thanks to Leon for the prizes, I am not sure about the red wine Castillo de Leon though! Leon also should us the plaque for Micky Gillingham Trohpy day in a couple of weeks, Leon is away for the day and as Leon does gave us a great poem to mark the day early! Many thanks to all at Santana, a great reception as always.
Next week we are at Torrequebrada, please not anyone that drops out next week last minute will have to pay, I have to have the numbers confirmed by Tuesday night!
Marbella CC 11th February 2016
Today was individual stableford points and was sponsored by Howard Davis, Howard made it to the big 60, well done Howard. We all thought it was going to be a wet day, but come 10.30 the clouds parted and the sun was out! Another great day on the Costa Del Sol. Our leader Robyn is back in the UK for a few weeks, so he enjoyed the day dodging the rain and trying the prune some trees!!
The wind was up a bit today so scoring was not as high as it could have been, course was in good condition, our winner today was Jerry Halford with 36 points off 8.5 cut to 7.3. Second was Pat Gallet off 18.2 cut to 17.7. Third was Tony Anderson also with 34, but with a worse back nine off 16.2 cut to 15.9. Nearest to the pin in one was Lynn Yuill, nearest in two was Des Hamilton. Our Guest prize went the Der with 36 off 10, cut to 9!
We had a good evening back at the Dragon, thanks to Trish and the girls (i think I saw Andy working, but can't be sure!), we had two knock outs played today, Tim Hemming just beat Sue Cobb, poor Jerry Halford was 2 up with 3 to play and gave Pat Gallett the win, so winner on the day but out of the knock out!! Many thanks to Howard for the prizes. Next week we are at Santana golf!
On the downside we had 4 players drop out for today's game, sometimes unavoidable I know, two let us know the day before the other two just sent a message with other players that were not coming, this is not really acceptable. Robyn works hard to get the tee times a bit of respect should be shown if you don't intend to play. We also have the issue now, that most weeks are full and we have people waiting to play, the next two weeks are full already with more people requesting to play daily, please lets us give another person a chance to play if you can't make it!