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.Proud grandparents, 2nd division winner Barbara, and Dave with Stevie,…………..

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This week at the presentation it was the Rollett family day. Dave was assisting captain Alicia, grand daughter Stevie gave out the prizes. Dave’s wife Barbara won division 2 and in 2nd was brother Ray Rollett ; Dave won in the raffle; Sister-in-law Sandra had been starter again, and helped Barbara sell the raffle tickets. They deserve all our thanks for showing such commitment to the society.

Don’t forget the winner of the main prize though, Denis O’Sullivan won this month’s Apollo with an excellent 40 points.

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Denis with the monthly trophy and the presentation team…………..

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Apollo Air winner

Denis O’Sullivan………………40pts

 

1st division

1st. Lee Hobson…………….38pts (c/b)

2nd Nigel Hobson………….38pts

3rd. Davie McDonald……..37pts

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Lee won the first division……….

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All the bunkers have still not been repaired, so again the competition was not a qualifier.

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Next Friday is our annual charity day, the Seve trophy which this year will support the Prostate cancer appeal. The fundraiser for this has been going all year and should achieve a significant total for the charity. It has attracted a full sheet with a shotgun start at 09.03. 80 players, of which many are from Norway ready to do battle 4 days later for the Viking Cup.

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Barry

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Another enjoyable day out with the golf society at Aguilon. Gorgeous sunshine and magnificent mountain and sea views from the excellently maintained course (although many of us ignored the lush green fairways and sought out the dense vegetation down the ravines!).

42.5 euros for coach, golf, buggy, bacon bap, coffee, packed lunch and sweep. Nice to see so many on the coach who were new to an away day, and for taking the mic to sing us on the way home!

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Barry Answer…………….

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Peter Reeves…………

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First tee…… ……..

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View down the first…………

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Barry

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Peter proudly shows off his trophy……..

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Friday was a special event sponsored by Barry Answer and Flagship Shopfitters Ltd. A new prov1 ball on the first tee, a tub of lake balls on the 11th, cold drinks on the 12th tee (supplied by Denise and Sue), and a free buffet at the Condado Club, along with entertainment from Randy Corwood (ex American Drifters star). Many thanks to Sandra Rollett for acting as starter.

Unfortunately some bunkers were still out of action, so the competition was a non qualifier. Congratulations to Peter Beatt who came in with a great score of 40 points to take the trophy.

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Winner

Peter Beatt………………………………………..40pts

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1st division

1st Twyla Gibson…………………………37pts

2nd Owen Moore…………………………36pts

3rd Jeff Cotter……………………………..35pts (on countback)

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2nd division

1st Dave Rollett……………………………..38pts

2nd Gabbi Busch…………………………..35pts (on countback)

3rd Colin Lloyd…………………………….35pts

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Nearest pin

3rd Maggie Lintner

7th Chris McAllister

11th Jim Laird

17th Steve Hill

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Twyla won division one……

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Dave won the 2nd division…….

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Jim was nearest on the 11th………..

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Steve won the 17th…….

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Maggie was closest on the 3rd………

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Barry was trying to win his own comp with a session on the range, but unfortunately he didn’t even manage to beat me!

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Randy (to the right) on stage with David Johnson.

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Monday is the away day to Aguilon, be in the Al Kasar car park at 09.00, and next Friday is the October Apollo Air individual stableford.

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Barry

Mary and Denis were the champions……….

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66 players this week in the major pairs strokeplay competition, 33 degrees and the golfers were feeling it. A great score from the Irish pair who played at the end of the field and disappointed Alicia Saunders and Peter Reeves who’s score of 64 from first out looked like the winning score. Thanks to Jim Alwell who managed the starter’s duties this week.

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1st……………… Denis O’Sullivan & Mary McGill…….. 62

2nd……………. Alicia Saunders & Peter Reeves……… 64

3rd…………….. Peter Beatt & Philip Stewart…………….66

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Nearest pin

3rd……………………. Roisin Kerr

7th……………………. Chris King

17th………………….. Bente Sveinungsen

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Last week I didn’t have a photo of the Apollo Air winner, Pat Whitty, but here it is……..

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Next week is the popular Barry Answer trophy which is sure to be a sell out event. Let’s hope that the bunkers are all back in play by then.

The following Monday is our away day to Aguilon, all golf places have gone but still a couple of seats on the coach for the ladies.

That is a busy start for October, and still to come in the month is the Apollo Air, Viking Cup, and the final two majors, the Seve trophy, and the Seniors.

This year a twist to the seniors – when the society was young the cut off age limit was 55. The eligible players for the seniors were in a minority, with most under 55. Now nearly ten years on, most are over 55 and in fact a significant number are actually 70 plus!

There is still the major prize for the best score in the over 55’s, a prize section for under 55’s, and this year there will be a ‘Super Seniors’ section for those who now are a little less competitive. If a super senior won overall they would take the major and the runner up in the over 70’s would then take that prize.

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Barry

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This week we had 2 starters – Kim Lloyd managed proceedings until Barbara Rollett took over at 09.30. Thanks to both ladies for their invaluable help. 50 players took part, and although the skies looked threatening at times we all got round without a spot of rain.

.The sponsor of all the monthly Apollo Air monthly stablefords (and the annual trophy) is Steve Capel who lives in one of the worst affected areas (Jacarilla). Apollo Air have sponsored an event every month since the society was formed, and their long-standing support is much appreciated. So this week we donated all proceeds from our weekly raffle to their disaster fund.

Thanks to George Hoskins, who was heavily involved in the sale of tickets (and who has lived in this village and knows how devastating it is for the residents). The raffle raised a grand total of 674 euros, which was a fantastic effort at short notice.

This total was also helped by the generosity of certain individuals – Denise from the Diversity bar gave 100 euros, Pat Whitty and Tony Keating won golf vouchers but donated them back to an auction, in which Pat and David Thorburn paid 50 euros each for them! Lots of bottles were donated to boost the prize table.

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Apollo Air winner

Pat Whitty……………………………………………..43pts

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1st division

1st Philip Lloyd…………………………………….38pts

2nd Tom McFarlane……………………………..37pts

3rd Tom Toner………………………………………36pts

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2nd division

1st David Johnson………………………………..37pts (on countback)

2nd Philip Aitkin………………………………….37pts

3rd Jim Hershaw………………………………….36pts

.Due to all bunkers being GUR the competition was a non-qualifier for handicap purposes.

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The race for the annual Apollo Air trophy now has only 3 competitions left, and at the moment the leading 3 players (Chris McAllister, Shaun Cairney and Tom Toner) seem to be favourites, but a couple of high scores could let in another couple of challengers.
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Managed to get this photo of Pat with her trophy – worth waiting for!

Sorry, there seems to be a problem with my camera – got one of Pat now so apologies to Philip!

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No shortage of water between holes 10 & 11………

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All the bunkers are damaged like this one….

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Aguilon away day October 7th

It has not been advertised, but our last away day of the year will be to Aguilon golf on Monday October 7th. The price will be 45 euros, which will include green fees. buggies, coach travel and a packed lunch. This has always been a popular venue for our members, and this year our day will be a qualifier for their Ryder Cup competition against Spain. The challenge match between UK and Spain at Aguilon will take place on the weekend October 26th and 27th, so if any players intend to qualify they should be available on those dates.

We will of course have our own competition on our day out. There are still some spaces available (for wives or partners also), so anyone wishing to go should contact the organiser Ken Saunders at compcdagolf@outlook.com

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Barry

The course was closed after the storms of Thursday September 12th, and opened again on Wednesday the 18th. Restrictions were in place with all bunkers treated as GUR and no buggies have been allowed (buggies available again this Friday). So until the bunkers are repaired our competitions will be non-qualifiers for handicapping purposes. We were so lucky with damage on site compared to other municipalities in down the east coast. with 7 deaths and many forced to abandon their homes.

The sponsor of all the monthly Apollo Air monthly stablefords (and the annual trophy) is Steve Capel who lives in one of the worst affected areas (Jacarilla), so this week we will donate all proceeds from our weekly raffle to their disaster fund, This will help the residents get back on their feet. Tickets will be on sale at the clubhouse and in the Clover on Friday.

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Aguilon away day October 7th

It has not been advertised, but our last away day of the year will be to Aguilon golf on Monday October 7th. The price will be 45 euros, which will include green fees. buggies, coach travel and a packed lunch. This has always been a popular venue for our members, and this year our day will be a qualifier for their Ryder Cup competition against Spain   The challenge match between UK and Spain at Aguilon will take place on the weekend October 26th and 27th, so if any players intend to qualify they should be available on those dates. We will of course have our own competition on our day out.

Anyone wishing to go on this away day should contact Ken Saunders at compcdagolf@outlook.com

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Barry

I am please to report that Buggies will be allowed on the course for this competition.