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All please be aware there is now NO drop Zone on the 11th. Play 3 off the Tee.

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Woke up to thunder and lightning, bad weather in the port put a couple of players off , but the sun came out after the first hole. 48 golfers and thanks to Alicia for stepping in as starter. Peter Reeves had a long day being first out and staying to the end to close the computer down. Maybe players don’t realize how much effort goes into the arrangements of society golf.

Anyway, the 6th Apollo of 2019 saw a strong performance from the girls with Jane taking the main prize and Teresa division 2.

Apollo winner

Jane Hutchinson (19.6)……….. …………..40pts

1st division

1st David Doig (13.0)………………………….39ps

2nd Chris McAllister (4.5)………………….38pts

3rd. Chris King (3.3)…….……………………38pts

2nd division

1st. Teresa Nicol (24.0)….………….……..40pts

2nd. Phil Aitkin (16.3)………………………36pts

3rd. Kevin Smith (18.1)……………………36pts

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The winner Jane……….

David was top of division one……….

Teresa won division two………

Barry Answer, Bernard West and Peter Reeves finish off on the 18th……

The competition was part of the annual Apollo trophy where each player’s best 5 scores count. The leaders at the moment are:

1st. Shaun Cairney…………180pts

2nd. Tom Toner……………….177pts

3rd. Chris McAllister………167pts

Next week is the Dublin Crystal individual stableford.

Barry

Another beautiful Day on Condado saw 59 players compete in Alicia’s Captain’s day. Alicia kindly treated everyone to Hot dog and Chips and a drink on their return from the course. No Ladies division now so it was good to see the ladies leading the way in Division 2.

A brief reminder for all our members that there is now NO drop zone on the 11th, so 3 from the tee I am afraid!!!!!

Thank you to our Starter today, Liz Beaton

Overall Winner:

Philip Aitkin (16.2)…………………………………………………..41 points

1st Division:

1st Shaun Cairney (8.7)…………………………………………..39 points (C/B last 6 holes)

2nd Willey Laing (5.3)……………………………………………..39 points

3rd Anthony Keating ( 14.9)…………………………………….36 points

2nd Division:

1st Fran Hobson (18.0)…………………………………………….38 points (C/B)

2nd Karam Dean (23.4)……………………………………………38 points

3rd Kevin Smith (18.1)…………………………………………….37 points (C/B)

Nearest the Pin on all Par 3’s

3rd Karam Dean

7th Colin Lloyd

11th Alicia Saunders

17th Jim Alwell

A few photos from the day:

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The Captain’s Four ball. 2017 Captain Ken Saunders, 2019 Captain Alicia Saunders, current Vice Captain Peter Reeves and 2018 Captain Phil Cooke.

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Alicia with her Captain’s day flag on the 18th

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Philip knew he had a good score but didn’t know if it was good enough at this point.

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Our Division 2 winner Fran with Lee, Barry and Les who managed to join them on the 3rd having forgotten his tee time was 9:48 and not 10:48

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Although Alicia plays Condado 3 times a week, there is never any harm in making sure you know the course.

The Evening Presentation took place at Zaira, Celebration Hall Bolnuevo.

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Captain’s Day Winner Philip Aitkin with the trophy.

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Division 1 winner Shaun Cairney

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Division 2 Winner Fran Hobson

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Karam Dean got nearest the Pin on the 3rd

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Colin Lloyd got nearest the Pin on the 7th

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Alicia got nearest the pin on the 11th

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Jim Alwell got nearest the pin on the 17th
Every player who attended the evening presentation received a gift.
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All the Ladies received their gifts

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Followed by the men

Alicia expressed her, and the Society gratitude to Christine Lawson, Davie McDonald, Jim Hershaw and a special thanks to Frank Middleton, all of whom donated gifts to the Society.

Phil

40 players, 11 shoppers (taken to Mojacar Pueblo), great weather and everyone had a good day. Disappointing that buggies were not allowed on any fairway, we had one and walked more than those without!

Well-done to Pat Whitty who was the overall winner in the day.

A few photos………..

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Bob Whitty cools down after the golf in Alicia’s bush Tucker hat!

Alicia missed out on the photo of the girls – she was the photographer!

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Two good golfers, Les Hurren and Mike Dean chill out on the terrace……. .

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The team shirts looked good……….

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Alicia and Peter with the winner, Pat……….

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A queue on the 1st tee………..

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Barry Answer looks on as Mike and Les retrieve his ball from the rocky rambla……….

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Man-eating fish surround the clubhouse. …..

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An impressive honorary members board – Bobby Charlton, Geoff Hurst, Steve Redgrave, Nigel Mansell, Henry Cooper and more……..

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Barry

Beware of the frog eating snakes on Condado!

72 players in the 4 person event, 18 teams. The scores were lower than expected, 5 under winning with 4 players? Thanks to Liz White who set the golfers off.

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1st. Robin Wilson , Rob Beaton, John Donaldson , Ian Whyte……….113 pts

2nd. Tom Toner, Chris Morrjs, Roy Winter, Shaun Cairney………… 109pts

3rd. Chris King, Ben Lloyd, Dave Lloyd, John Brown……………………107pts

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On Monday the bus leaves at 08.45 from Al Kasar, pay the 30e balance and 2e sweep on the bus. A packed lunch is provided. Wear the blue society shirts! Next Friday is captain’s day.

Latest news on membership rates – 4 courses, 1 year 1265e, 6 mths 690e, 3 mths 375e.

There is no longer a drop zone on hole 11 – 3 off the tee!

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Barry

a fantastic score from the two Johns…………

 

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This week was a pairs competition with 52 players, and although we usually expect a good winning score, this week was exceptional! It was strokeplay (which should be more difficult!) but 11 under would normally be enough to win, but the two Scottish Johns destroyed the opposition with a score which was the equivalent of 15 under. Peter Reeves stood in as starter and had a long day before going out to play in the last group.

Some great scoring, 23 of the 26 pairs scored par or better.

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1st   John Donaldson & John Collins………………………………….57

2nd  Robin Wilson & Jim Alwell………………………………………….62

3rd  Philip Aitkin & Tom McFarlane…………………………………..64 (on countback)

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Next week is a 4 person team event, and the following Monday is the away day to Desert Springs. Lets make a good impression with everyone wearing the blue society shirts (or any blue shirt). The bus leaves at 09.00 from the Al Kasar, and the 20€ deposit needs to be paid ASAP to Ken Saunders. Also payment is due for the captain’s day evening meal at the Zaira restaurant in Bolneuvo.

For those not going to Desert Springs the society have reserved some times at Condado, but if there are less than 12 players we will not be given society rates. If it does go ahead there will not be a formal competition.

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Barry

 

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Ralph Jackson was this month’s Apollo Air champion…………

 

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49 players in this month’s Apollo Air stableford and thanks again to Barbara Rollett for carrying out the starter’s duties. Ralph Jackson was this month’s winner on countback from Dave Rollett. Also thanks to Bernard West who as a new committee member volunteered to assist Alicia in the prize giving this week.

 

Apollo Air winner

Ralph Jackson (14.2)……………………………………………..38pts (on countback)

 

1st division

1st     Anthony Keating (14.7)……………………………..36pts

2nd   Tony Andrews (7.3)…………………………………….34pts (on countback)

3rd    Tommy Toner (8.7)…………………………………….34pts (on countback)

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2nd division

1st    Dave Rollett (18.9)……………………………………….38pts

2nd   Jim Hershaw (16.7)………………………………………36pts

3rd    Colin Lloyd (15.3)…………………………………………35pts

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Now that some players have completed the maximum qualifying scores for the annual championship it is no surprise to see some regular winners leading………………….

 

1st   Tom Toner………………………………….175pts

2nd Shaun Cairney…………………………….167pts

3rd  Tony Andrews…………………………….140pts

 

 

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Anthony continued his run of good form in claiming the 1st division prize…………..

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and Dave was the best of the second division……….

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and out on the course…………………………………

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Alicia found herself in an awful position at hole 10……………….

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and Ken was even worse with this unplayable lie on 15 – he was lucky to find it!

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and an update on the local nature in Condado………………..

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ducklings on 13………..

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the white one feeds from Phil’s hand………………….

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this fish was laid by the lake on hole 5, maybe dropped by a heron?

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who would have thought to make garden ornaments from old golf balls? Cath Emmett-Smith did!

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and the winners this week are……………………………………………………

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and on the count of three you will wake up……………………….

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Jack would be a good choice for our next team game – he has local knowledge of the course……………

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Seve Day/Charity event
This year’s society charity event will be raising funds for prostate cancer UK. Originally the Seve Day competition was due to take place on Friday 9th August 2019 but has now been rescheduled for Friday 18th October 2019, allowing more time to raise funds and extra committee members to be present on site to assist with the organisation on the day.
The aim this year apart from raising funds for research for a cure is to make our membership fully aware of this disease, which affects one in eight men and also to encourage them to have a very simple medical check up.
The society will raise donations by selling the iconic ‘Man of Men’ badges, (see the football panel on sky sports who all wear them) seeking sponsorship of holes and other events. Please contact any committee member for further information.

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Some members may find that they cannot access this blog on their shortcut to http://www.cdagolf.com – we have had this domain for 8 years but seemingly it is now owned by ‘godaddy’ who want nearly US 5000$ to renew it! You should still be able to see the blog on http://www.cdagolf.wordpress.com so change any shortcuts you have.

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Next week is a pairs stableford.

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Barry