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This week we had 56 players, although only 3 were ladies (but 2 of them were in the prizes!). It was very hot so maybe that was the reason, but as a result there were only 2 divisions, no ladies. Thanks again to Barbara Rollett who acted as starter this week. Some good scores again, but Peter Pert held off the challenge of Scandinavians in particular, with a great score of 42 points.

 

Apollo Air winner

Peter Pert (17.2)…………………………………………………………42pts

 

1st division

1st     Frank Larsen (10.9)………………………………………….40pts

2nd    Blair Johnstone (14.1)…………………………………….38pts

3rd     Tony Andrews (10.3)……………………………………..37pts (on countback)

 

2nd division

1st      Gro Olsen (21.6)…………………………………………….38pts (on countback)

2nd    Kristen Quamme Skjold (20.4)……………………..36pts

3rd    Tormod Vaage(23.6)……………………………………….35pts (on countback)

 

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Peter is the Apollo Air champion…………….

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Frank won the 1st division……………

 

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Gro won division 2…………..

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A special mention goes to Josh Garvey, who achieved a two on the par 4 15th hole!

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Quite a few players have now got in the required 5 results for the annual trophy and Sean Cairney leads, closely followed by Phil Cooke and Chris McAllister. Still another 5 comps left this year though, so watch out for some late charges!

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Next week is a 4 person texas scramble.

 

 

Barry

 

 

 

Small matter of football match this Wednesday so there will be no society meeting at the Clover. Please use master scoreboard to book your tee times
Cheers Phil

Afraid it will read Keith Miller on the honours board Milt………………..

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Thanks to Marina Harrington for acting as starter, it was a busy day with 2 celebrations – Paul’s 50th birthday and their 20th wedding anniversary. They supplied a lovely buffet after the presentation for the golfers and partners. Also thanks to captain Phil Cooke who practically ran the day on his own, and to Sue and Denise for handing out the drinks on the 12th tee.

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is someone 50?

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Amazingly every player from the second group out won a big prize – Milt won the major, Paul H won best gross and division one, Kevin got division 2 and Chris Mc was 2nd in division one as well as nearest the pin on hole 8!

Milt is continually complaining that his handicap is too low, well guess what? It will be even lower next week!

 

 

Strokeplay winner

Keith Miller (Milt) (11.4)………………………………………………..80-14 = 66

 

Best Gross

Paul Harrington………………………………………………………………………….. 73

 

1st division

1st     Paul Harrington (3.2)…………………………………………..73-4 = 69

2nd    Chris McAllister (4.2)…………………………………………..76-5= 71

3rd     Tom McFarlane (8.0)…………………………………………..80-7= 73

 

2nd division

1st     Kevin Smith (18.5)……………………………………………….93-23= 70

2nd    Dave Wareing (17.4)…………………………………………..94-22= 72

3rd     Jeff Ruellan (22.3)……………………………………………..101-28= 73

 

Ladies

1st    Sissel Hagen (24.3)……………………………………………….97-29= 68

2nd  Kristen Quamme Skjold (20.3)…………………………….96-24= 72

 

Nearest pin

Men

8th in 2……………………………..Chris McAllister

17th…………………………………..Dave Lloyd

 

Ladies

17th…………………………………..Kirsti Skardal

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Best back 9 holes…………..Sissel Hagen

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Sissel won the ladies and the back 9 prize………..

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Chris also had a couple of prizes…………………

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Sausage was 2nd in division 2………………..

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2 big prizes, 50th birthday, anniversary – a great day for Paul………

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Kevin still on form in division 2…………..

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And I was back on the course this week taking photos – I tried to include different groups but difficult when I was with the captain’s group all the way round.

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a bucket of balls from Sandy on the 11th this week………….

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a temporary green on the 1st?………….

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Barry A found trouble on the 2nd………………..

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Blair Johnstone gets par on the 3rd………….

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John Collins was still full of hope on the 5th……….

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Terry Burgess is watched by a lone duck on the 4th……….

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Chris McAllister drives off on the par 3 7th………….

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a reverse pivot from captain Phil on the 14th…….

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the stripes on the 10th fairway look really good……

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Barry Answer was hoping that he would finish nearest the pin on 17 – well, 20 yards away has a chance if no one else hits the green!

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and one for the Norwegians – Kristin Skjold tees off on 9 as we are about to finish……………

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Next week is the Apollo Air individual stableford for July.

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Barry

 

wasn’t going to add any photos this week, but Don Henry has done a good job with this of the winners, and thanks to Sandra Rollett who sent in the same photo……….

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This week was a nice friendly pairs stableford with 23 teams competing. We don’t play enough of this simple format, and it seemed popular with 9 pairs scoring 40 points or more. Nigel Howson and Tony Andrews left everyone trailing with a fantastic 48 points, followed by the Rollett brothers and Norwegians Borre & Sissel Hagen.

The winners put their foot on the gas on the back 9, amassing 25 points.

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1st     Nigel Howson & Tony Andrews……………………………………..48pts

2nd   Dave Rollett & Ray Rollett………………………………………………. 44pts

3rd   Borre Hagen & Sissel Hagen…………………………………………….43pts

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It was good to see common sense prevailing this week when the threatened change in start times (to 9.30/10 am) was averted and times reverted back to normal. It is definitely too hot to be out in the midday sun!

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Next week is the Barry Barker individual strokeplay – one of the few occasions in the year when you don’t pick up, keep hitting and counting until the ball hits the bottom of the hole! Also there will be a best gross prize which should keep the low handicappers happy, But with Paul Harrington scoring 41 points and Chris King 43 points mid-week maybe they will take the top prize as well?

 

The major presentation will be on site for a change (in the Clover) so no excuse for the winners not to turn up.

 

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Why not some summer jokes?

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Sandy in a drought?

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Barry

Start times

Just to update, Phil has been in contact with the management and this is the updated situation………………………………..
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Having been in communication with Enrique and Chris most of this morning  I can now confirm that they have reviewed the situation and have put staff in place.
We now have the following Society Start times during July / August.
On Monday and Wednesday our start time will be 08:54 and 
our Friday start time will revert back to 08:36
Phil Cooke
Captain
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Great news, a sensible solution.

Summer start times

I was notified yesterday by GNK that throughout July, and possibly August, the Pro Shop on all the course,s with the exception of Mar Menor will now be open from 9 am instead of 8 am, closing at 4.10 pm.  The impact of this to us is that on a Monday ,Wednesday and Friday (our society days) the course itself will not open until 9:30. This means that our first tee time will generally be 9:30 am.  Apparently on the other days the course will not open until 10 am. I have also been told that this is a commercial decision by GNK related to staffing.
I have written to Enrigue, the owner of Condado and MD of GNK,  expressing all of our members concerns, primarily that the majority of our members prefer to walk and that we are now going to be playing during the hottest month(s) of the year and through the hottest part of the day. On behalf of the Society I have asked that they reconsider their decision.
 I have no doubt similar correspondence will be received from the Captains of the other 5 societies affected.
Phil Cooke
Captain

 

 

 

 

The second Dublin Crystal of the year (sponsored by Paul Culligan) attracted 59 players, and it was quite warm out there with summer now fully upon us. The midweek events have thrown up some very high scores in the mid-40’s, but 38 points was enough for Ray Rollett to come out on top. Ray is not regularly seen near the top of the leaderboard, so it was good to see that finally it was his day.

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Dublin Crystal

1st      Ray Rollett (20.4)…………………………………………………….38pts

2nd     Inger Lise Pedersen (36.0)…………………………………….36pts (on countback)

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1st division

1st      Chris McAllister (4.2)……………………………………………..36pts (on countback)

2nd     Mark Elgar (13.4)…………………………………………………..36pts (on countback)

3rd     Ricky Comber (12.8)………………………………………………36pts

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2nd division

1st     Rune Wingsternes (15.2)………………………………………35pts (on countback)

2nd   Gunnar Sten Larssen (15.0)…………………………………..35pts

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Ladies

1st    Kim Lloyd (18.9)……………………………………………………..35pts

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Next week is a pairs stableford event, but bookings will also be open next Wednesday for the Barry Barker Strokeplay (major competition) on July 6th.

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No photos this week, not mobile yet. However, I intend to be more selective with photos – one reason is that my wordpress megabyte space allowance is limited. Also many presentation photos are both repetitive and not of acceptable quality (lighting problems), but major trophy and special events winners will be recognised however.

 

I welcome any input from members as I am not involved in the golf at the moment, so thanks to Dorothy and Sandy Simpson for sending this cartoon all the way from Australia!

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Late news, thanks to Dave Lloyd who supplied this photo of Chris King receiving a slab of beer for 2nd place in division one of the Condado leg of the GNK circuit. I am sure you appreciated the choice of prize Chris, but well done anyway!

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Chris is a GNK specialist……

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Barry