Lauro 24th November 2016
Today’s game at Lauro was Individual stableford. We played holes 1 to 18. Despite the recent heavy rain the course was in good condition. However winter has arrived on the Costa del Sol, us residents found it to be quite a cold day, although I have to say there were a couple still wearing shorts! But later in the day it was quite pleasant when the sun came out and thankfully the rain held off.
Our winner today with a fantastic score of 39 was Barry Douglas, playing of 23.3 cut to 20.8. Barry goes forward to our "Champion of Champions" final in May. Second was our amiable landlord Andy "Marigold" Hassall with 34 points playing off 15.4 cut to 14.9. Third was Jerry Halford with 33 points playing off 6 cut to 5.7.
Nearest the pin in one on hole 2 was Sue Cobb with Larry Byrne nearest the pin in two on hole 10. Our guest prize was won by Mike Goodrich.
Despite many of us nearly booked for parking it was another good afternoon at the Red Dragon
Cabopino 17th November 2016
Today’s game at Cabopino was Individual stableford. Another warm an sunny day here on the coast, perfect for playing golf. You would think. The course was in it's usual superb condition. However the greens were very fast and for most of us difficult to read. Looking at the scores it was obvious how difficult the greens were. Everyone said it was their putting that let them down, but this did not spoil another good day.
Our winner today with 35 points was David "Happy Feet" Ball playing off 16.6 cut to 15.4. Second also with 35 but with a worse back nine was Larry Byrne playing off 16.8 cut to 16.1. Third with 34 points was Ian Robinson playing off 20 cut to 19.7. Nearest the pin in one on hole 15 was Eugen Kerr with Rob Walker nearest the pin two on hole 4. The guest prize was won by Colin Trethicik.
Another good evening at the Red Dragon. One again our thanks to Trish and the team
Whilst it was a beautiful sunny day there was a very strong wind, and as expected there were very few high scores
The course was in a superb condition with the greens very fast, combined with the high winds made putting, for some of us, difficult.
Our winner today with 33 points was Bob Brown playing off 12.5 cut to 11.5. Second with 32 points was Colin "Badger" Bryan playing off 23 cut to 22.5 and third with 31 points was David Allison playing off 10.6 cut to 10.3
Nearest the pin in one on hole 13 was Eugene Kerr with Badger Bryan nearest the pin in two on hole 3.
Our Guest prize went to Howard Ablett with 29 points.
Another great evening of banter at the Red Dragon. Thanks to Trish and the girls
Santana 3 November 2016
Today’s game at Santana was Individual stableford and sponsored by The Costa del Sol Golf News. It was a warm November day and the course was in its normal superb condition. A great day for playing golf
The winner today with 38 points was Ian Ashworth playing off 21.2 cut to 19. Second also with 38 points but with a worse back nine was Ray Critcher playing of 9.6 cut to 8.7. Third with 37 points was David Allison playing off 11.2 cut to 10.6
Nearest the pin in one was Kenny Nelson Snr. With Kenny Nelson nearest the pin in one.
The guest prize went to Olaf
Thanks to Ed at the Costa del Sol Golf news from some great prizes