Marbella 27th February 2020
Today we played at Marbella Golf and Country Club where the game was kindly sponsored by Paul Winter. Summer has arrived early plus the course being in good condition made for a good days golf. It was also our "End of Month" competition with the winner going forward to the "Champion of Champions" Final in June. Our winner today with 36 points playing off 17.5 cut to 16.1 was the young Lynn Yuill. Second with 35 points playing off 22.2 cut to 21.4 was Finbarr Carroll. Third with 34 points playing off 17 cut 16.7 was Larry Byrne. Nearest the pin in one on hole 9 was Patrique Gallet with Colin Heap nearest the pin in two on hole 5.
There was also one game played in our Knock Out Competition, Patrique Gallet beat Gary Sparrow.
There was also a birthday celebration for the young Len Wood. He wouldn't give us his age but he is reportedly north of 80. Once he had managed to blow out the candles is was time for the birthday party to start.
Guadalhorce 20th February 2020
Today we played at Guadalhorce where the game was sponsored by Steve Thomas. I'm glad to say that everyone agreed the course was in first class condition. Although some of found it quite difficult, especially as the pin positions were a long way back. The format today was a four ball Texas Scramble. The course was in great condition although the green caught a few of us out. A big bonus for Lynn was that everyone filled out their score cards correctly. Well there is s first time for everything.
The winning team scoring 64.1 points was Jan Dodd, Phil Dodd, Shan Ashcroft and Phil Ashcroft. Second with 64.7 points was the team of Colin Heap, Declan O Driscol, Norman Liddell and Dave Robertson. Third was the team of David Laybourn, Gayle Laybourn, John Yuill and Lynn Yuill. There was a prize for nearest the pin on all par threes. On hole 5 it was Ray Critcher, hole 11 Norman Tillbrook and hole 17 Jamie Watkins.
Santana 13th February 2020
Today we played at our favourite course Santana where the game was sponsored by that ukulele playing Irishman Pat O Connor. The format was individual stableford. Once again a full house of players enjoyed the day. The course was in its usual superb condition. Whilst the weather was overcast it was not too cold.
Our winner today recovering from an illness, although you would not think so the way she played, with a score of 37 points playing off 32.9 cut to 30.3 was Kim Tomlinson. Second with 34 points playing off 17.5 cut to 17 was Larry Byrne. Third also with 34 points, but with a worse back nine, playing off 12.3 cut to 12 was Colin Heap. There were prizes for nearest the pin on all par threes. On hole 2 it was Sally Davies, Hole 7 John Yuill, hole 12 Des O Neil and hole 16 Iain Hardiker. There was a prize for the longest drive on hole 8, this was won by our sponsor Pat O Connor.
There were two rounds of our Knock Out Competition played today. Des Hamilton beat Colin Bryan and Peter McDonald beat Grant Malcolm.
Miraflores 6th February 2020
Today we played at Miraflores where the game was sponsored by Barry Douglas. The format was individual stableford. Another full house of players enjoyed the day. The course was in good condition and of course the warm sunny weather helped.
Our winner today scoring 38 points playing off 10.6 cut to 9.2 was that man again Des Hamilton. Second with 37 points playing of 32.9 cut to 31.5 was Pauline Fink. Third also with 37 points but with a worse back nine playing off 11.3 cut to 10.7 was Norman Walker. Nearest the pin in one one hole 13 was Norman Liddell with Norman Walker nearest the pin in two on hole 10