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Lynda was the winner this week…………………

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This week was the September edition of the annual Apollo Air championship, although a much desired trophy in itself. Thanks to Barbara Rollett, who was this week’s starter for the 40 players.

I tried out my new knee for the first time in 8 months, and was pleasantly surprised to find that I had no pain – but the golf was definitely rusty!

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Alicia got my best drive on 14, my best 2nd to the centre of the green, but made sure you could see her drive just in front of mine!

 

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Apollo Air winner

Lynda Lloyd (18.8)………………………………………………………………….41pts

 

1st division

1st     Paul Gilks (13.0)……………………………………………………………38pts

2nd   Lee Hobson (8.8)………………………………………………………….36pts (on countback)

 

2nd division

1st    Robin Wilson (15.1)……………………………………………………….37pts

2nd  Ken Saunders (24.7)……………………………………………………….33pts (on countback)

 

Ladies

1st    Jane Hutchinson (19.3)…………………………………………………35pts

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Paul was the first division winner…………………..

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Jane won the ladies……..

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Thanks to Mark Elgar who has had a couple of wins recently and has donated his prize money to our cancer charity.

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A reminder to all players – if the group behind you are waiting to play and you wish for time to look for a ball, PLEASE wave them through!

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It seems a lot of members do not know the correct email address for bookings – it is no  longer bookings@cdagolf.com. The correct address is Email address is bookingscdagolf@outlook.com

 

Also these are also contact addresses for the committee:

 

Captain Captaincdagolf@outlook.com

Vice Captain Vicecaptaincdagolf@outlook.com

Secretary Secretarycdagolf@outlook.com

Competitions CompcdaGolf@outlook.com

Handicaps Handicapcdagolf@outlook.com

Events Eventscdagolf@outlook.com

Membership  Memberscdagolf@outlook.com

There is also a general email address:

Condadogolf@outlook.com

 

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Also the phone app for the society is very useful – on the first page of masterscoreboard select mobile site.

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Barry

Ivan & Jaqui’s photo for the frame in the trophy cabinet………..

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Another major competition – this time our only pairs stableford strokeplay event. Such a close race with four pairs within a shot of the winners, all of whom would have beaten Jaqui and Ivor if a countback had been used. In fact, 18 of the 21 teams (42 players) scored below par, so such a competitive format. Thanks again to Liz Beaton for acting as starter. See the note at the end of this blog which will make the starter’s job easier (as it should be).

The competition was sponsored by Avalon funeral plans, who donated the trophy and replicas to the winners, and also purchased the prizes.

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1st     Jaqui Patterson & Ivor Abernethy………………………………….65

2nd   Neil Dalgarno & Peter Beatt……………………………………………66 (countback)

3rd    Pat Whitty & Bob Whitty…………………………………………………66 (countback)

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Nearest pin on 8th…………………………Peter Beatt

Nearest pin on 17th………………………Mick Fenner

Ladies nearest pin on 17th…………..no winner

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the winners………………

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so near for Neil and Peter with a good back 9………

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Bob and Pat were also just one shot short of the title……………….

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Peter also won the spot prize on the 8th………….

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After my comment last week about the water level in the lake at holes 10/11 it was great to see water flowing in from the inlet pipe on Friday – however, sod’s law, torrential rain overnight Friday with more forecast!

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better this week!

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Good news – GNK now offer membership at 4 courses instead of 6, with massive savings on all categories from last year. The courses are Condado, La Torre, El Valle and Hacienda Riquelme. If a member shares a buggy with a non-member, the member pays 25€ and the non-member will contribute half. It looks like there is no benefit if you only play once a week for the 3 month option but increasingly attractive for longer memberships. Two games or more a week is a really good deal.

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Remember, you pay 9€ each time you play 18 holes..

Competitions for 2019 are now posted on masterscoreboard if you want to plan your flights now!

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Next week is the Apollo Air individual stableford for September.

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We have had a number of occasions recently where members have produced proof of handicap on a competition day. As all competitions are set up in advance it is extremely difficult to verify or adjust handicaps on competition days. Therefore proof of handicap will no longer be accepted on these days. Any member whose name is on the start sheet and who is required to produce proof of handicap and has not done so either in person, at the Wednesday evening meeting in the Clover between 7 – 8 pm, or by email PRIOR to bookings closing for that competition will have their handicap set to scratch “0”.

This will remain in place until proof is shown and when the handicap secretary is able to update the information on the computer (which will not be on the day of competition).

Please help the committee by emailing verification of your handicap from your home club (if you have one) prior to renewing membership. Also you must fill out a FULLY completed membership form when paying the membership fee.

The Committee

That’s all for this week folks!

Barry

Tommy will soon be off scratch at this rate!

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and Neil is heading for division one…………

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No major or special event this week, just a straight-forward stableford. Tommy Toner again the man in form in division one, and Neil Simpson wins division two for the second week running. Don’t ask him the reason for his massive improvement, he doesn’t know! Again thanks to Liz Beaton for acting as starter.

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1st division

1st      Tom Toner (8.8)………………………………………………..39pts

2nd    Eddie Rainey (13.7)…………………………………………..36pts (on countback)

3rd     Jeff Lightle (5.2)………………………………………………..36pts (on countback)

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2nd division

1st     Neil Simpson (18.8)…………………………………………..39pts (on countback)

2nd   Jim Rowley (21.8)……………………………………………….39pts (on countback)

3rd    Colin Lloyd (15.7)……………………………………………….37pts

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No ladies division again this week, only 4 entries.

 

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It’s getting to be a habit, another eagle on a par 4 – last week it was John Eadie on the 5th, this week Jeff Lightle finished his round in style with a 2 on the par 4 18th!

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Very sad to see the water levels in the lakes on holes 11 and 13 which are an eyesore to penthouse owners and visitors overlooking them. Don’t know the reason for this but hopefully as the summer heat cools they will be restored to their former glory.

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Next week is a major event, the society annual pairs strokeplay – the only one of its’ kind in the annual calendar. Also there are still space for the away day on Monday October 29th to Valle del Este, ladies you can have a spa day!

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AWAY DAY MONDAY 29 OCTOBER. There are still a few places for golfers to take advantage to play at Valle del Este.

The ladies will be going to the spa at the hotel and again free bus for them cost 15€ plus costs for bathing hats, flips flops, hire of towels/ bath robes (if required/bring your own). See attached any additional spa treatments. Please pre book these with us before 20 October.

Ken and Alicia

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.The kids are back to school…………………

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Mother: “Did you enjoy your first day at school?”
Girl: “First day? Do you mean I have to go back tomorrow?

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Mom: What did you do at school today?
Mark: We did a guessing game.
Mom: But I thought you were having a math exam.
Mark: That’s right!

Johnny: Teacher, would you punish me for something I didn’t do?
Teacher: Of course not.
Johnny: Good, because I didn’t do my homework.

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Luke comes home from his first day of school, and his mother asks, “What did you learn today?”

“Not enough,” Luke replies. “They said I have to go back tomorrow.”

 

Barry

 

John, Jim and Shaun with captain Phil……………………………..

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This week’s format was 2 scores on 1-6, 3 on 7-12 and 4 on 13-18. Thanks again to Liz Beaton for acting as starter. Excellent weather for the 47 players who made up the 12 teams. We have a rule for teams who are a player short – a ghost card is selected at random. In this case it must have been a good ghost as the winners had the same score as the second team, and only won on back 9 countback, 64 to 65.

 

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1st  John Eadie, Shaun Cairney, Jim Laird & ghost………………………….116pts

2nd Dave Wareing, Dave Storey, Robin Wilson, Tom McFarlane….116pts

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John Eadie managed a first – the first time that I am aware that anyone holed out in two shots on the par 4 6th. Normally it is an achievement to even two putt on that green!

Remember that green fees have changed from September, now 37 euros walking, 48 with a shared buggy.

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Next week’s competition is an individual stableford.

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And to fill space up…………………………………….

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Colin had his neck brace fitted years ago and since then he’s never looked back.

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You can’t lose a homing pigeon. If your homing pigeon doesn’t come back, then what you’ve lost is a pigeon

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Golf is not just a good walk ruined, it’s also the act of hitting things violently with a stick ruined.

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I went to a Pretenders concert. It turned out to be a tribute act.

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There were 2 birds sitting on a perch. One said to the other ‘can you smell fish?’

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Think about it………………..

 

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There were 2 birds sitting on a perch. One said to the other ‘can you smell fish?’

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If you still don’t get it, ask a friend…………………….

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Barry

Change in pricing

Just a reminder that we move to “high season” pricing for the society from 1st September. €37 walking rate, €48 each sharing a buggy.
Also the Summer time changes will finish, so September start times will be 08:36 for all competitions.

Back from holiday now, so back to the regular blog.

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Thanks this week to our starter Liz Beaton who set off the 41 players, and has also volunteered for next week as well – If anyone can spare a couple of hours on Fridays, please let Phil Cooke know.

This week was the 3rd Dublin Crystal of the year thanks to the sponsorship of Paul Culligan. Another hot and sunny day, maybe the numbers were down due to the heat?

Only 3 ladies willing to play in the conditions, so no ladies division this week. Well done to Ylva who took 2nd prize in division one. Also welcome back to Neil Simpson – a long time since he was a winner!

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Main prize

1st       Carl McCulloch (14.2)…………………………………………..43pts

2nd     Davie Gibson (1.8)…………………………………………………39pts

 

1st division

1st     Jim Laird (11.3)………………………………………………………..37pts

2nd    Ylva Johnsen (12.0)………………………………………………..36pts (on countback)

3rd     Peter Beatt (9.9)……………………………………………………..36pts (on countback)

 

2nd division

1st     Neil Simpson (19.6)………………………………………………..38pts

2nd   Asbjorn Hiksdal (16.3)…………………………………………….37pts

3rd    Bob Whitty (16.2)…………………………………………………….32pts

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a great score from Carl…….

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well done Davie, great golf…………………

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Jim is in fine form at the moment……………..

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didn’t need the flash for this photo of Neil………..

 

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We have been told that the first green (which has been closed for almost a year) will soon be in play again, and the condition of all the greens should should be better in a couple of weeks. Also we will see about 160 new rakes in the bunkers.

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The final total for our Seve charity day reached 5,427.50€ – well done to everyone who helped towards that magnificent amount.

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Next week is a 4 person team event, 2 scores on the first 6 holes, 3 on the second six and all to count on the last 6.

 

Barry

Here’s the bank receipt for the money raised from the Seve Charity Day after being paid into the account of the association. A first bank deposit of 4,922.40€ corresponding to the proceeds of the Seve Ballesteros tournament. And a second bank deposit of 505€ of the merchandise sold (glasses and bracelets). The total was 5,427.50€ If you missed it but still want to contribute you can make your donation to the following bank account;-
Caixa Bank ES2100 2114 9202 0073 2919
Asociación Española Contra el Cancer
Concept: Golf Alhama
And thank you letter to all who collaborated
Thanks!!!!

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