Marbella 30th May 2019
Today's game at Marbella was for individual stableford and was kindly sponsored by Paul Winter. Not only was it our last game of the season it would also decide who won the Order of Merit and who would take the last place in the Champion of Champions final. The course was in good condition although the green whilst good were difficult to read.
First with 35 points playing of 17.1 cut to 15.9 and going forward to the Champion of Champions final was Larry Byrne. Second with 33 points playing off 18.3 cut to 17.8 was Mike "Boxy" Boxall. Third also with 33 points but with a worse back nine playing off 26.4 cut to 26.1 was our sponsor Paul Winter. Nearest the pin on one on hole 9 was Larry Byrne with Mike "Boxy" Boxall nearest the pin in two on hole 18.
Our winner of the Order of Merit was eventually won by Bob Sawyer with Gary Sparrow second and Any "Marigold" Hassall third. Well done to Bob who despite his back injury managed to stave of the competition.
Miraflores 23rd May 2019
Today's game at Miraflores was for individual stableford and was kindly sponsored by Denis "The Elder" Pollock. The course was presented well and in first class condition, also the weather helped as the strong winds forecast for today did not happen.
First today with a magnificent 38 points playing off 9 cut to 7.6 was Andrew Morton. Second with 36 points playing off 6.8 cut to 6 was Ray Critcher. Third also with 36 points but with a worse back nine playing off 27. cut to 25.9 was Bill "The Weatherman" Giles. Our guest prize was won by Tom Coughlan. Nearest the pin in one on hole 13 was Iain Hardiker and nearest the pin in two on hole 10 was Der Carolan.
Parador 16th May 2019
Today's game at the Parador was for individual stableford and was kindly sponsored by Kenny Bradshaw. It was also our version of the PGA so there was solver ware to be won. The course was its usual good condition with the fairways and greens perfect.
Our winner today, and also the winner of the PGA trophy, scoring 35 points playing off 14.8 cut to 13.6 was Tony Anderson. Second with a score of 33 points playing off 13.3 cut 12.8 was Tony White and third with a score of 32 points playing off 18.5 cut to 18.2 was Mike "Boxy" Boxall. Our guest prize was won by Jane Middleton. Nearest the pin one on hole 9 was Tony Anderson with Mike Milner nearest the pin in two on hole 17.
Santana 9th May 2019
Today's game at Santana was for individual stableford and was kindly sponsored by Patrique Gallet. As usual the course was in superb condition. However the greens caught quite few of us out.
Our winner today with a magnificent 38 points playing of 9.5 cut to 8.1 was Dave Robertson. There were three players with 36 points so the places were decided on count back on back nine. Second playing of 4.1 cut to 3.4 was Jerry Halford. Third playing off 11.6 cut to 11.1 was our amiable landlord of the Red Dragon Andy "Marigold" Hassall. Our guest prize was won by Kevin Simmons. Nearest the pin in one on hole 16 was Tim Hemming. Nearest the pin in two on hole 14 was Kevin Simmons who drove the green. The last semi final of our Knock Out Competition was played today. What an exciting match it turned out to be. It went down to the wire with Kenny Bradshaw finally beating Andy Pritchard on the 18th. The two finalists are Kenny Bradshaw and Paul Winter. There is also a good fight for the Order of Merit with three members having a chance to win. Only thee games left so who will be the winner!
Guadalhorce 2nd May 2019
Today's game at Guadalhorce was for individual stableford and was kindly sponsored by Ian "Aye Say" Ashworth. All the remedial work was finished and I am glad to say the course was back in its usual first class condition. With the weather warm and sunny it was a perfect day for golf. Our Winner today with 36 points playing off 28.9 cut to 27.3 was Gayle Laybourn. Second with 35 points playing off 16.5 cut to 15.8 was Lynn Yuill. Third with 33 points playing off 20.7 cut to 20.4 was the man himself Ian "Aye Say" Ashworth. Nearest the pin on hole 2 was Norman Tillbrook with Ray Critcher nearest the pin in two on hole 14.