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An unfamiliar sight – golf shop closed at 11.30 am on a Friday!

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The forecast gota fria did arrive and caused the competition to be re-scheduled. Plenty of activity amongst committee members on Thursday night trying to cover all bases. Plenty of cancellations meant uncertainty in a pairs competition, so it was planned to make the competition a singles stableford  (if the course was open). Thursday night was like a scene from World War One with constant lightning flashes. deafening thunder and torrential non=stop rain. Looking at other scenes around Murcia we got away lightly, with streets looking like rivers, and homes destroyed.

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The course was closed with damage to the bunkers. although the fairways and greens seemed fine. A tree had blown over on the road outside the golf club car park. and the lakes were full to overflowing. So another major competition needed to be moved to a later date (the Barry Barker singles strokeplay was put back 7 weeks due to hollow tining). The new date is September 27th, just as well – would have been 2 strokeplay events together! Bookings are now open for that date.

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Tree attacking the car park, but no cars there!

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All bunkers like this……………………………

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The 12th hole looks in great condition………………

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Welcome back to the mad house to Ken (comps secretary) and Alicia (Captain) after their summer break.

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Next week is the September Apollo Air.

 

Barry

37 players this week in a simple two division competition, and it was ‘keep it in the family’, as two couples made up four of the winners! It was good to have Barbara Rollett back this week, for she acted as starter and went round with the raffle at night. Dave Rollett helped with the raffle and assisted Peter on stage for the presentation.

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1st division

1st Bosse Hidenfalk (10.5)…………………………………………37pts

2nd Mike Dean (6.2)……………………………………………………36pts

3rd Shaun Cairney (8.7)…………………………………………….35pts

2nd division

1st Bob Whitty (15.2)……………………………………………….38pts

2nd Eva Hidenfalk (25.8)…………………………………………..34pts (on countback)

3rd Karam Dean (23.6)………………………………………………34pts

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Bosse with Peter and Dave.

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Bob is heading back to division one!

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Next week is a pairs strokeplay.

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Barry


Owen with the new trophy………

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43 players, with the format taking its toll on the higher handicappers – a 79 (7 over par) was good enough for 3rd place in division 2!

No starter, but not a problem as all the golfers paid their entry fees when they finished. Miguel gave out the scorecards in the shop so that was covered. Sue handed out cold drinks on the 12th tee, except for Peter Reeves who had a flask of tea!

While the 2nd division golfers struggled, there was one exception – Owen Shearman was in the last group and carded the winning score of 68. Chris McAllister just won the gross prize, his 77 pipped Willie Laing on countback. We did have a professional out there – Chris Morris could not take a prize in an amateur competition, but his gross of 71 was a fantastic score.

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Winner

Owen Shearman,…………….. ……93-25….68

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Best gross

Chris McAllister……………………..77

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1st division

1st. Jim Laird……………………….. 84-15…..69

2nd. Willie Laing…………………..77-7…… 70

3rd. John Tennant…………………85-13…..72

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2nd division

1st. Philip Stewart………………. 94-19…..75

2nd. Bob Whitty…………….. ……95-19…..76

3rd. Dave Wareing……………….100-21.. 79

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Nearest pins

3rd. Daniel Don

7th. Willie Laing

11th. Daniel Don

17th. Steve Hill

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Chris had the best gross………

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Jim won division one………

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Philip was the best of a bad lot in the 2nd division!

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Willie and Daniel picked up nearest the pin prizes………..

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Peter Reeves did a great job of organising everything, but fortunately there is no audio to record what he thought of this shot………..

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Next week is an individual stableford.

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Barry

IMPORTANT
Due to an admin error the Barry Barker Stroke play competition this Friday was posted with a 09:03 start time.
THIS IS INCORRECT.
START TIME IS STILL 08:36 everyone has been moved forward.
PLEASE CHECK YOUR TEE TIME!!!!!!

Ole Martin will have fewer shots next week!.

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.41 players this week, and thanks again to Liz Beaton for being there early to take the entry fees and hand out the scorecards. Also we are grateful to Tom Junge, who went round with the raffle tickets.

A runaway winner this week with Norwegian Ole Martin Starter crushing the opposition.

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Dublin Crystal winner

Ole Martin Saeter,,………………….45pts

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1st division

1st. Jeff Lightle…….,,……………….39pts

2nd. Chris Morris…………………..38pts (on c/b)

3rd. Bernard West…………………38pts

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2nd division

1st. Peter Reeves…………………..37pts

2nd. Dave Wareing……………….36pts

3rd. Tom Junge……………………..34pts

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The two divisional winners Jeff and Peter……………

.Next week is a major competition, the Barry Barker individual stroke play championship, where one bad hole can ruin your card. Also a prize for the best gross score on the day.

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DRINKING & GOLF

A man was walking down the street when he was accosted by a particularly dirty and shabby-looking homeless man who asked him for a couple of pounds for dinner.
The man took out his wallet, extracted ten pounds and asked, “If I give you this money, will you buy some beer with it instead of dinner?. Will you spend this on green fees at a golf course instead of food?”

“Are you NUTS!” replied the homeless man. I haven’t played golf in 20 years!

“Well,” said the man, “I’m not going to give you money. Instead, I’m going to take you home for a hot shower and a terrific dinner cooked by my wife.”The homeless man was astounded.”Won\’t your wife be furious with you for doing that?” the man replied.”That’s okay. It’s important for her to see what a man looks like after he has given up drinking and golf!”

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Barry

Yet again the temperatures were sweltering on Condado with 36 Deg by early afternoon and more to come over the next few weeks according to the forecast. The course is generally in pretty good condition with plenty of grass on the fairways although the greens are suffering from the heat. The green keepers have allowed the semi-rough to grow up a bit and the rough is now quite long making our great course even tougher. This is generally being reflected by the scores being submitted in the weekly competitions.

11 teams competed in this 4 player team event where 2 scores counted on the Par 3’s, 3 on the Par 4’s and a all 4 counted on the Par 5’s.

Unfortunately one team were left with only 3 players following a late cancellation but we managed to accommodate them with the use of a ghost card, which certainly did not do them any harm.

Results:

The top 5 teams where separated by only 5 points….

In Second Place with 117 points were:

Jim Laird (12.3)

Ricky Adams (9.4)

Carl McCulloch (11.7)

Jeff Lightle (5.8)

The winners with 118 points and having been allocated a ghost card were GT:

Owen Shearman (19.6)

Peter Magee (14.3)

Jack Magee (Jnr) (21.9)

Peter Magee with Jack. Owen and the ghost not present.

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Finally can I please just remind everyone that cancellation of your tee time after bookings have closed for a competition should ONLY be done in a genuine Emergency.

Also members playing in the Friday competition please collect your scorecards from our Starter WHEN YOU ARRIVE at the clubhouse. Our starters are generally non golfers who generously give up their time for our benefit, please do not keep them waiting around while you have a coffee or go onto the practice area.

Next weeks competition is the quarterly Dublin Crystal with the following week, 30th August, the Barry Barker Stroke Play. Bookings are open for both competitions on Master Scoreboard.

17 pairs played in another hot one, 38 degrees, too hot for me! As predicted last week all the winners had a single figure player in the pairing. Very difficult for high handicappers to succeed in this scramble format.

Sorry, I wasn’t at the presentation to take a photo of the winners and most of the committee were on holiday, but congratulations to Fran and Carl on a great score.

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1st……… Fran Thomas & Carl McCulloch

70 – 05.8 = 64.2

2nd… … Tom Toner & Dave Wareing

74 – 07.8 = 66.2

3rd……. Ben Birkby & Neil Simpson

75 – 07.3 = 67.7

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As all the golfers on Condado are increasingly approaching (or are already there!) senior status, they can identify with this statement (supplied by Dorothy Simpson in Oz).

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And from Dave Lloyd………

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Life is like a round of golf
With many a turn and twist.
But the game is much too sweet and short
To curse the shots you’ve missed.

Sometimes you’ll hit it straight and far
Sometimes the putts roll true.
But each round has it’s errant shots
And troubles to play through.

So always swing with courage
No matter what the lie.
And never let the hazards
Destroy the joy inside.

And keep a song within your heart
Give thanks that you can play.
For the round is much too short and sweet
To let it slip away.

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Barry