Santana - Jacks Wilson Memorial Day 2016 - 31st march 2016
Today was Jacks Day as always we played Texas Scramble, the sun was out, but the wind was up. The Wilson's were here in force.
Texas scramble is a great fun format, today it was no exception scores at the top were tight. Todays winning team with a gross score of 68, a net score of 61.3 was Tony Bryne, Tom Malcahy, Mark Matthews and Atrhur (Trophy Hunter) Cascoe. Second with a gross score of 66, a net score of 61.9 was Simon Waby, Tony Sidebottom, Bob Sawyer and Jerry Halford. Third with a gross score of 69, a net of 62.4 was Norman Tillbrook, Les Malpass, Neil Juniper and Jerry Mintchella. Nearest the pin in one on hole 2 was Sue Cobb, on hole 7 was Dave Robertson, on hole 12 was Simon Waby and on hole 16 was Eugene Kerr.
We had a fun day on the course, with rolls and drinks provided at nine. Back at The Red Dragon the after was fantastic, it was great to see Jack's family here all remembering a great man! I didn't have the privilege of knowing Jack, but seeing those that turn up hearing some great stories, I am sure this is wanted he would have wanted a fun filled day. Yes there was some tears and some sad moments, but there was plenty and laughs and drinking.
Jacks grandson young Jack presented the prizes and his two beautiful granddaughters joined in to present the trophy, say a few words and raise a glass to the great man.
Hopefully this day will continue in the years to come, thanks to for some great prizes. Thanks to the Trish and the staff, they worked hard to keep the drinks flowing!
Next week is Parador and the Torreblanca US Masters, bring it on!!!
Miraflores Golf 25th March 2016
Today was individual stableford points and was sponsored by Sue Cobb. The course was in reasonable condition, the greens very slow.
Todays winner was Jerry Halford with 34 points off 7.9 cut to 6.9. Second was David Laybourn also with 34 points but not such a good back nine, off 12.2 cut to 11.7. Third was Larry Bryne with 33 points off 20.4 cut to 20.1. Nearest the pin in one was also Jerry Halford, nearest in two was Norman Tillbrook.
It is Sue's 50th wedding Anniversary this week, Sue is unsure how she made it though 50 years, but she has. Congratulation to Both Sue and Keith. Sue had some great prizes, although she did have re buy the Easter eggs as they had melted in the car will playing. A fun day was had by all, thanks to the Trish and the staff.
More good news today Robyn was back, a relief for him to be back in sunny Spain, a bigger relief for me as he has resumed the mantel of our leader! We all all grateful for the great job he does every week, we would all be lost without him!
Nest week is Santana and Jacks day, a fun filled Texas Scramble.
Lauro Golf 17th March 2016
Today was individual stableford points and was sponsored by Larry Bryne. A near perfect day at lauro, greens maybe a touch long. The smallest field we have had in some time.
Today's winner with a great knock of 37 points was Ian Ashworth off 21.6 cut to 19.7. Second also with a fantastic 37 (not quite as good back nine) was Richard Hookman off 28 cut to 26.9. Third was Gayle Laybourn with 33 off 28.4 cut to 28.1. Nearest the pin in one was Tony Bryne, nearest in one was Matt Mumford. Our guest prize went to Peter Moyes.
We all had a great day thanks to the course and the guys back at the Red Dragon for looking after us.
We are told the road will reopen this weekedn so, we may be able to park near the bar next week!
Nest week we are at Miraflores which will be the end of month competition. More good news is that our leader Robyn will be back next week, I will be pleased to see him.
Parador - 10th March 2016
Today was individual stableford points and was sponsored by The Red Dragon. Today was a new major for us, the first Red Dragon Passed Members Days, playing for The Micky Gillingham Trophy. The course was in great condition, the greens as good as you get. The wind was strong today making the scoring lower than normal.
Our winner today with 34 points was Barry Douglas off 22.8 cut to 21.8. Second was David Laybourn with 33 points off 12.5 cut to 12. Third also with 33 points but a worse back 6 off 13.8 cut to 13.5. Nearest the pin in one was Donald Mackenzie, nearest in two was Andy Hassall. Our guest prize went to Jerry Minchella. Well done to our winners Barry gets to be first on our new Micky Gillinghan Trohpy. The Trohpy was Kindly donated by Leon (X Factor) Dore.
We had a good if not late evening in the Red Dragon, thanks to Trish and the girls. Two knock outs where played today Bill Giles beat Tony Sidebottom & Simon Waby beat Tony Anderson.
Today wasn't just about the golf, it was also to remember past members. We have lost some great members in the last few years within this family we call a society; we have all I am sure lost friends and family too!
So today we are honouring our great friend and golf partner Micky Gillingham who died in 2015 Micky was diagnosed with Leukaemia .
After many months in and out of hospital they at last found a donor for a bone marrow transplant, his daughter!
After a long and painful operation we all thought the bone marrow transplant was successful as he appeared to be getting better and stronger, even joining us again at the Red Dragon for a beer and to do the presentations
Unfortunately this turned out not to be the case!
His humour and sense of fun will be sadly missed by us all.
Micky was our handicap secretary and co-founder of our society and our friend (unless he had just cut you!)
No longer will we see Micky waving the “Silencio” board trying, in many cases unsuccessfully, to control everyone whilst he made the presentation. No longer will we see Micky don his butchers apron and weald his chopper (get your minds out of the gutter I mean axe) as he cut the handicaps at the prize giving.
No longer will we see Micky standing on the tee aiming to the left, what a slice, it always ended up in the middle of the fairway
Lynne Heath, Micky’s partner sends her best wishes and hopes you all enjoyed the day!
We all raised a glass to Micky, some more than one.
Guadalhorce GC 3rd March 2016
Today was individual stableford points and was sponsored by Bobby Curran. It was a glorious March day the only thing spoiling it was quite a high wind.
Our winner today with 35 points was Larry Bryan off 21.3 cut to 20. Second was Ray Critcher with 34 off 11.8 cut to 11.3. Third with 32 was Gayle Laybourn off 28.7 cut to 28.4. Nearest the pin in one was Bob Sawyer nearest in two was Jerry Halford.
Another lively afternoon back at the Red Dragon, thanks to Bobby for the prizes. Bobby also had a birthday today and although not a big milestone reaching 79 is a fantastic.
Many thanks for all the help at the course from Sue, Lynn and Bob. I am pleased to say that most arrived at the course in plenty of time we still had a couple and a no show. If you can't make it please let either or both Robyn and myself know, it would take some of the stress out of a Tuesday.
Next week is Parador, it is our passed members today we will all be playing for the Micky Gillingham Trophy.