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John survived the count back calculation to win this month’s Apollo………………

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The final Apollo of 2019 had 2 winners – John Donaldson fought off stiff opposition by virtue of count back in the November edition, and Chris McAllister proved to be the golfer of the year winning the annual trophy, Unusually no player had their handicap reduced, with the top score being 36 points. No particular reason, not windy, and sunny for most of the round. Tanya was there again to set the players off.

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Winner

John Donaldson (17.6)………………………………………………36pts (c/b)

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1st division

1st Lee Hobson (8.0)…………………………………………………..34pts (c/b)

2nd Jim Laird (10.9)……………………………………………………34pts

3rd Juan Jose Mediano (11.0)…………………………………….30pts

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2nd division

1st Gary Ackroyd (15.0)………………………………….. ……….36pts (c/b)

2nd Paddy McKee (15.2)…………………………………………….36pts

3rd Eric Van Nigtevegt (19.9)…………………………………….35pts

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Gary Ackroyd changed divisions this week, moving from 14.9 to 15.0 on Monday, thus dropping into division 2. This allowed Lee Hobson take take the 1st division award but pushed Paddy McKee into 2nd in division 2!

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Lee won division one……………………………

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Gary is no longer in division one, but he is a winner……………………………….

 

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Annual Apollo Trophy (best 5 scores to count)

1st Chris McAllister ………………………………………….186 pts

2nd Shaun Cairney……………………………………………….183pts

3rd Dave Lloyd………………………………………………….181pts

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Chris has won the overall trophy, well deserved off his handicap of 4……………………..

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36 names already for the away day to Altoreal in February, so the first 40 to pay their deposit to Ken Saunders will secure their place.

Next week is a pairs better ball stableford competition.

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Remember I said no one played under today – I did!

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Barry

TODAY’S COMPETITION IS CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER CONDITIONS

As we all are aware there is a possiblity of another Gota Fria today.

I have sent in the start sheet for Wednesday and I will ring the Pro shop at 8 am in the morning to check if course is open.

Will post on here and also email players in the morning.

As there are only 9 players on the start sheet please be aware if you do not have a course membership the likelyhood is  that you will not get society rates ( minimum 12 players required)

Today there are no buggies allowed on the course.

Phil Cooke Secretary

A fantastic sunny day at Condado for the 43 players who made up 11 teams. On this occasion the format was 3 scores to count at each hole. Many thanks to Tanya who should only need to take in the money and hand out the cards, but on Friday encountered some problems when she was only trying to help with the teaming up of players. Fortunately everything was resolved thanks to Sven Erik who stood down to make everything work again.

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1st Roy Winter, John Collins, Terry Burgess, Eric Van Nigtevegt……………………..118pts

2nd Jan Skjold, Kristen Quamme Skjold, Andrew Nicol, Teresa Nicol……………….111pts

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I am afraid that our team was disqualified for being late on the tee, even though we were last out at 11.45! Fair enough as we were 3 holes behind the match in front. One of our team didn’t have a watch and another was still on English time (1 hour behind!). It meant that we didn’t feature in the results, maybe a good thing as we would have definitely finished last!

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On the left is Tanya, a real star as you can see! Starter, raffle seller and now presenter on stage! Eric, Terry, Roy and captain Alicia complete the presentation group………………………..

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The penthouses are mirrored in the still waters of the lake on the 9th/18th………………..

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The first away day of 2020 is to Altoreal on February 10th, so if you want to play or even join the shopping trip to Nueva Condomina contact Ken Saunders.

Next Friday is the last Apollo Air individual stableford of 2019 and the annual champion will finally be revealed.

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Barry

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Bernard didn’t seem to notice it was raining………………………………..

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Definitely wintery conditions this week, with the forecasted rains arriving and umbrellas and waterproofs the order of the day. 31 hardy souls braved the elements and finished the round, with several dropping out. So an easy day for Tanya who was the starter.

Bernard West was ‘Singing in the rain’ as he amassed 43 points with just Kevin Smith the only other player to better par with 39 points.

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Dublin Crystal winners

1st      Bernard West (12.9)……………………….43pts

2nd    Kevin Smith (18.5)………………………….39pts

 

1st division

1st     Tony Keating (14.8)………………………….35pts

2nd   John Collins (13.5)……………………………34pts (c/b)

 

2nd division

1st    Mark Kirby (18.1)…………………………….33pts

2nd   Barbara Rollett (27.2)……………………..32pts

 

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Anthony was the best in division one……………………………………….

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Mark won division two……………………………………………..

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The captain of the UK & Ireland team for the 2020 Viking Cup has been appointed. It will be Jim Laird, and his vice captain will be Pat Whitty. It will be good to have some new blood involved in our flagship event.

Next Friday is a 4 person team event, 3 scores counting at each hole.

Winter tee times update from Ken Saunders

Please note that the winter tee times commence on 29th November at 10.06.   Consequently, competitions which were previously open have now been amended.  Please check master score board for your amended tee times.

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Maybe this is how Bernard kept dry?

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and another way to keep out of the rain……………..

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Barry

 

John, Paddy and Peter get the trophy from Kevin…………………………

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44 players made up 11 teams this week low temperatures (for Spain!), with most in long trousers and fleece tops. 2 scores to count on the 1st 6 holes, 3 on the next six, and all four on holes 13-18. Tanya was in her usual position as starter again. The winning scores were unusually low compared to past events, maybe due to the cold weather?

 

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1st     Paddy McKee, Peter Beatt, John Donaldson, John Collins………………103pts

2nd   Kevin Smith, Chris McAllister, Bernard West, Blair Johnstone…. ….102pts

3rd   Roy Winter, Owen Shearman, Terry Burgess, Eric Van Nigtevegt……96pts

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2019-11-15 20.46.11_1Theresa Nicol got a prize for nearest the pin…………………………………….

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2019-11-15 14.40.12A bobble hat AND shorts Dave Crossland?

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2019-11-15 13.12.15Jeff Ruellan was undecided – shorts, fleece and no bobble hat!  Maybe the change from autumn to winter confused them? Jeff Chapman shows them how to do it on the 6th tee…………………

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2019-11-15 14.39.46The coots on the 11th green didn’t move as Jeff teed off. The water was definitely not the safest place, so stay on the green! When I proudly told Jeff that I finished the round with the ball I started with he said ´So did I´. The difference was that I didn’t keep retrieving it from the lakes!

.2019-11-15 13.29.07A lovely winter view of the 4th hole from behind the 7th tee. You don’t realise the elevation changes on Condado………………………

.2019-11-15 15.09.48The changing face of Condado – the new penthouse block going up in front of the Al Kasar, adjacent to the 13th tee……………………..

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Next week is the November Apollo Air individual stableford.

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I went to the new Tesco’s on Saturday on my bicycle, bought a bottle of scotch and put it in the bicycle basket. As I was about to leave, I thought to myself that if I fell off the bike on my way home the bottle would break, so I drank all the whisky before I cycled back. It turned out to be a very good decision, because I fell off my bike seven times on the way home.

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Barry

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Not the tallest winning team…………..

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24 pairs today, and the sun shone again, but accompanied by a chill wind. Looking at the horrendous flooding in parts of England we are so lucky to be even playing. A very competitive result with the Scottish pairing of John Collins and Blair Johnstone coming out on top, with another Scottish pairing just one stroke behind. Well, Scotland are not doing too well at other sports!

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1st John Collins & Blair Johnstone…………………………..44pts

2nd Tom Toner & Shaun Cairney……………………………….43pts

3rd Astri Spieler & Bjorn Spieler………………………………42pts (on countback)

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Next week is the Kevin Smith 4 person team trophy. 2 scores on holes 1-6, 3 on 7-12 and all 4 on 13-18.

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.A final reminder about next year’s Viking Cup………………………

Viking Cup

The committee are inviting a society member to come forward and take the role of Captain of the United Kingdom & Ireland Viking Cup Team.

The position is totally independent from the committee and involves team selection of the UK & Ireland Team, and liaising with the Captain of the European Team on general matters including the competition format and rules.

Applicants must be committed to being available over a 12-month period and computer literate as the compilation of spread sheets is required.

It is obviously preferable the Captain is a national of one of the team’s countries.

The arrangements of the competitions date, venue and presentation ceremony will remain with the committee of the Society.

If any member is interested please contact the Society Secretary by 15th November.

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Not much to put on blog this week so here are some things to think about………………..

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Barry

Bernard West – this month’s Apollo champion……………..

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55 players this week with perfect conditions. Maybe a bit slippy on the bank of the lake on hole 5, where Ross Muirhead took an early bath! Thanks again to Tanya for running the show for the players.

There is just one more Apollo Air competition in 2019, and Chris McAllister is in pole position for the annual trophy. Maybe he does not need to improve on his current points total, bur Shaun Cairney is only 3 points behind, with another 3 players with realistic chances if they can produce one more big score.

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Apollo Air champion

Bernard West (14.1)……………………………41pts

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1st division

1st. Carl McCulloch (11.0)……………………38pts

2nd. Gary Ackroyd (14.7)…………………….37pts

3rd. Dave Lloyd (4.2)……………………………36pts

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2nd division

1st. Eric Van Nigtevegt(20.5)……………….39pts

2nd. Ross Muirhead (17.9)…………………..37pts

3rd. George Lintner (22.3)…………………..36pts

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Carl won division one…………

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Erik was top of division two……….

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Viking Cup

The committee are inviting a society member to come forward and take the role of Captain of the United Kingdom & Ireland Viking Cup Team.

The position is totally independent from the committee and involves team selection of the UK & Ireland Team, and liaising with the Captain of the European Team on general matters including the competition format and rules.

Applicants must be committed to being available over a 12-month period and computer literate as the compilation of spread sheets is required.

It is obviously preferable the Captain is a national of one of the team’s countries.

The arrangements of the competitions date, venue and presentation ceremony will remain with the committee of the Society.

If any member is interested please contact the Society Secretary by 15th November.

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Barry