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Steven gets his first Apollo Air title…………………..

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Sorry folks, but again a basic blog this week – I am still more or less housebound watching the World Cup, U.S. Open, England v Australia ODI etc. Not mobile apart from crutches, but things seem to be going well.

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So no comments on the day and only one photo from the presentation salvaged. Thanks to the starter (whoever it was!) and congratulations to the  winner, 59 players which is a good entry based on previous weeks.

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Steven Brown will have to play well next time out after having 3 shots (plus slope) lopped off his handicap! Shaun Cairney must have been a little disappointed to find that his 43 points was only good enough to take the first division, but he is now in the lead for the annual Apollo Air championship just ahead of Phil Cooke and Chris McAllister. Last year’s challengers Chris King and Kevin Smith are just behind (see ‘best of series’ tab at the bottom of the results page on masterscoreboard).

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Not being present at the presentation means I have to guess how many prizes in each division, so here is my estimate.

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Apollo Air winner

Steven Brown (20.7)………………………………………………..44pts

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1st division

1st     Shaun Cairney (13.5)……………………………………43pts

2nd    Daniel Don (5.6)…………………………………………..39pts

3rd     Chris McAllister (4.5)…………………………………..38pts

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2nd division

1st      Peter Reeves (21.5)…………………………………….37pts

2nd     Mark Ambridge (28.0)………………………………36pts

3rd     Phil Cooke (16.5)…………………………………………35pts (on countback)

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Ladies

1st     Bente Larsen (34.3)……………………………………..40pts

2nd    Jane Hutchinson (19.3)………………………………32pts (on countback)

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Next week is another special event, the quarterly Dublin Crystal individual stableford.

 

Barry

A special thanx to Peter Beatt who acted as Starter for the day. 

Today saw a 4 person team event with 2 scores counting on the first 6 holes, 3 on the next six and all 4 on the final 6.

There were 40 golfers making up 10 teams playing in pleasant conditions. 

The winning team was…….

Shaun Cairney, Tom Toner, Dave Waring and Dan Don with a score of 125 points.


And in Second place were…….

John Collins, Kevin Smith, Chris McAllister and Paul Harrington with a score of 117 points. 


I’m sure we would all like to wish our regular blogger Barry Barker a speeding recovery from his knee operation and hope to see him out on the course soon.


DH

All,
 
Over the past 18 months or so our Society has been through some major changes.
The introduction of Handicap Master, whilst having its teething problems, has generally made massive improvements to the society.
Your committee, as voted for and appointed by you the membership, have also had to make many decisions on behalf of our members. Clearly not everyone will agree with all of these decisions, however they are always made in good faith and with a broad understanding of the issues.
We are aware and It has been brought to the attention of the committee, that in recent months, there is a group of members who are constantly trying to undermine us. The feedback is that they are unhappy with the committee and decisions the committee take.

One of the issues which we know is subject to much discussion and criticism by a few people is the discipline policy. This policy was put into place at the request of the membership. Over the last year, before our suspension and discipline policies were put into force there were many instances which had occurred affecting games for members, I.e. Failure to attend. There have also been three instances of abusive behaviour, and one misconduct which have all been addressed.
May I remind you that we are all volunteers and members of this Society and we spend many hours of our time doing the administration duties to ensure that we all can enjoy our golf.
I as Captain, and the committee work for all our members. If any member wishes to make their feelings known on any subject relating to the Society please email me at Captaincdagolf@outlook.com. The committee will then discuss this at our first opportunity and will answer any questions.

Finally, any member is welcome to put themselves forward to join the committee, work with us and have a positive voice in our Society.

 

Phil Cooke

Captain CDAGS

 Message from Ken Saunders

Regarding the post on Monday 28th May, we are now taking names from all members who wish to participate in the above away day competition.
I have added those members who have allready rcontacted me.
Please remember a 20 euro deposit is required to secure your place.
It has also been confirmed that the Hotel Spa will be open for the wives and partners of our members, the entry cost is 15 euros.
Alicia and I will not be on Condado de Alhama for the next 3 months, so can all interested persons please contact Phil Cooke – captaincdagolf@outlook.com.

a special flag on the 18th……………………….

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Phil Cooke was blessed with perfect weather for his special day, and he  treated the 46 players to a hot dog and chips on their return to the clubhouse. For a very long time Blair Johnstone looked as though he had the title in the bag with his 41 points, but right at the death he was beaten (only on countback) by Pete Elgar who matched his score, but his fantastic back 9 of 24 gave him the title.

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Captain’s day winner

Pete Elgar (12.1)…………………………………………………………….41pts (on countback)

 

1st division

1st     George Hoskins (13.3)……………………………………….39pts

2nd    Peter Beatt (10.3)………………………………………………..38pts

 

2nd division

1st     Blair Johnstone (15.1)………………………………………………..41pts

2nd    Ivor Abernethy (20.3)…………………………………………37pts (on countback)

 

Ladies

1st     Alicia Saunders (23.5))………………………………………..34pts

 

 

Nearest the pin

17th……………………………………………..Nigel Howson

8th (in 2)……………………………………..Tom McFarlane

 

(only 3 ladies played, so no spot prize for them)

 

Sorry that some of the evening photos were not of sufficient quality to include at the moment, but thanks to Captain Phil for providing some of his own.

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need a better one Pete…….

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happy birthday Peter Beatt…………………

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Ivor was runner up in div 2…………..

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Tom was a nearest pin winner……………

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and so was Nigel……………..

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the prize table………..

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A fabulous evening for those attending the evening presentation at the Zaira function room in Bolneuvo. The society subsidised the event with the 25€ meal only costing 20€ (including unlimited drinks whilst the meal was being served), a DJ was provided and a free coach. This is made possible from the weekly sale of raffle tickets so all proceeds go back to the members.

Phil Cooke made a great stand up comedian in his introduction to the presentation. He gave thanks to all the starters we have had during the year, and also to Alicia Saunders and Peter Reeves for organising the evening.

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Next week is a 4 person team event, but unfortunately I will not be available to report on it as I am undergoing surgery to replace my knee joint – hopefully I will then be able to return to the course later in the year. Don Henry will keep everyone informed with the results and any relevant information.

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Barry

Society Away Day – Monday 29th October 2018 at Valle Del Este

Following the recent away day at Valle Del Este where the competition was abandoned due to severe weather, we have now received from the course management a concession of 6 green fees with 3 buggies.

We have therefore arranged a further away day at Valle Del Este for Monday 29th October 2018. Taking into account the concessions given and a Society subsidy an all-inclusive package of €45 has been prepared.

  • Green Fee + Buggy + €3 competition sweep
  • Return transport by coach
  • Bacon sandwich with coffee upon arrival
  • Packed lunch bag
  • Burger and chips after competition

40 places are available with the first tee time at 11:12

Members who played in the abandoned game on Monday 21st May have first priority and have until 3rd June to book their place. After which bookings are open to all members.

A €20-euro non-refundable deposit ensures a place for this event on a first come first served basis.

We will also be able to take 15 non-golfers on the coach and Alicia is enquiring about a Spa day at the Valle Del Este Hotel. We will keep you updated regarding this.

The coach will depart The Al Kasar at 08:30

If you wish to take part please contact: – compcdagolf@outlook.com or captaincdagolf@outlook.com

Ken Saunders

Competition Secretary

Teresa and Peter had a fantastic score…………

 

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20 teams this week, and some fantastic scoring. Thanks again to Barbara Rollett for performing the starter’s duties.

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1st      Peter Magee & Teresa Nicol…………………………………….49pts

2nd    Dave Smith & Ken Saunders……………………………………..46pts

3rd     Philip Mozes & Edith Mozes……………………………………..44pts

 

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no, Ken does not have a skin pigmentation problem – he is stood between the projector and the screen!

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you would think that 44 points for Philip and Edith would be worth more than 3rd…………..

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After our away day to Valle Del Este was abandoned due thunder and lightning Phil Cooke has negotiated some recompense – we will receive the equivalent of 6 green fees ( with 3 buggies) if we return. While it still needs confirming we intend to make a return visit on Monday October 29th. It should attract a good take-up as it is within 6 days of both the Viking Cup and the Seniors championship.

Next week is captain’s Day followed by an evening out in Bolneuvo – free coach, 20e for meal and entertainment.

Barry