Valle Romano - 30th January 2020
Today we travelled to Estapona to play at Valle Romano. The format was for individual stapleford. It was also our end of month competition with the winner going forward to our "Champion of Champions" final in June. With the day being sponsored by Martin and Pauline Fink. At last the sun came out and despite the heavy rain during the last week the course was in good condition although no buggies being allowed on the course made it a very long round.
Our winner today with 33 points playing off 11.6 cut to 10.6 was Des Hamilton. Second with 32 points playing off 33.4 cut to 32.9 was one of our sponsors Pauline Fink. Third with 30 points playing off 20.7 cut to 20.4 was Norman Liddell. The guest prize was won by Dave Samsion. No one made nearest the pin in one on hole 11. Nearest the pin in two on hole 4 was Phil Ashcroft.
The Mijas - Los Lagos 16th January 2020
Today at Mijas we played the Los Lagos Course. The format was for individual stapleford. It was also a very special day. It was the 70th birthday of Norman Tillbrook. Norman's wife a prepared a surprise party for him at the El Golf restaurant at Mijas and also unbeknown to Norman had arranged for members of his family to play golf with him. Whilst the course played long it was, despite the recent rain, in great condition.
Our top three winners today all scored 36 points. So the positions were decided on count back on the back nine. First was Andy Pritchard playing off 14.8 cut to 13.4. Second was Des Hamilton playing off 12 cut to 11.6. Third was Norman Walker playing off 11.8 cut to 11.5. The guest prize was won by Norman's grandson Luke.
Nearest the pin on hole 16 was Phil Dodd with the lovely Lynn Yuill nearest pin in two on hole 3.
After the prize giving it was time for the party to get into full swing to celebrate Norman's birthday. Our thanks to Norman's wife Kate for organising a great day.
The Santana 9th January 2020
Today we played at Santana. The format was individual stapleford, with the game being kindly sponsored by Dennis "The Younger" Regan. The weather and the course were perfect for golf. The weather warm and sunny and as usual the course was in superb condition.
Our winner today with 37 points playing off 36 cut to 34.1 was Pauline Fink. Second with 36 points playing off 8.2 cut to 7.6 was Phil Ashcroft. Third with 35 points playing of 19 cut to 17.5 was Larry Byrne. Nearest the pin in one on hole 16 was Vincent Mc Kenna. Nearest the pin in two on hole 14 was Barry Douglas.
The Parador 2nd January 2020
Today was first game of the new year. We were playing for the coveted "Scouse Trophy" so it was our first chance to win a trophy in 2020. For those of you in the know will appreciate it is not really a trophy but a hub cap taken from a Ford. Well the thought was there.
As is normal the day was sponsored by our favorite "Scousers" Bill and Pat Giles. The format being a Texas Scramble.
Our winners today with a score of 63.6 was the team of John Yuill, Paul Winters, John Sheils and Catherine Shiels, Second with a score of 66 was the team off Dennis Harper Phelim Doherty, Shan Ashcroft and Jan Dodd. Third with a score of 66.4 was the team of Gary Sparrow, Jamie Watkins Larry Byrne and Andy Hassall.
There were prizes for nearest the pin on all par three's. On hole 6 it was Russell O Connell, hole 9 it was Gary Sparrow, hole 11 was Jamie Watkins and hole 13 was Jan Dodd.
Today was also a very special day as the beloved landlord of our home bar Andy "Marigold" Hassall reached a milestone in his life he was 65 years young. Although he nearly had a heart attack when some one suggested he buy every one a drink. With everyone having a piece of his birthday cake it was time for the celebrations to begin.