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Although the Seve Trophy is important in itself as one of the 4 individual major events, its main aim is to support a charity. That first year raised 4,500€, and last year over 3,200€ so every year a great effort from all concerned.

Since its inception in 2012 when it was inaugurated in response to the death of Seve Ballesteros (changed to the Lorca disaster fund in the same week) the charity has been chosen in response to situations that have involved a member of the society. This year it is in aid of a local cancer charity in Alhama (Asociacion Espanola contra el canceras) – a result of Maria’s battle with the disease.

Well done to Jim Laird who went clear of the pack with a great score of 43 points! All the chasing pack included the form players – Tony Andrews, Shaun Cairney, Peter Reeves and Pat Whitty.

A special mention to Mark Ambridge, who’s handicap is higher than just about everyone, but he aced the par 3 7th hole – well done Mark!

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It looks like the final total raised for the charity will be over 4500 euros, so thanks to everyone concerned for a fantastic effort!

Overall winner

Jim Laird,………………………………..43pts

1st division

1st Tommy Toner…………………39pts

2nd division

1st. Dave Wareing………………..38pts

Ladies

1st. Group Olsen…………………36pts

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Jim……..

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Tommy………

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Dave…. …..

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Gro……..

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The prizes were reduced to just the divisional winners (and no nearest pins etc.) so more funds could go to the charity. Thanks to the golfers whose entry fees went straight into the pot, hole sponsors, raffle donors and everyone who parted with their money (not to forget all those who put many hours of their own time into organise and running the charity day).

Some even parted with their hair and their money – here Clover owner Chris is getting shorn by Nicky Rollett for the charity!

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Next week is a 4 person team event, 2 scores on the par 3’s, 3 on the par 4’s, and all to count on the par 5’s.

Barry

The 8th leg of the Apollo annual trophy was played with 59 golfers. Thanks to Anthony McNally for covering the starter’s role before his round. See masterscoreboard (best of series link) for the current leading positions.

Apollo Air champion

Gabrielle Dickenson………………..41pts

1st division

1st. Tony Andrews,………………….40pts

2nd. Blair Johnstone……………… 40pts

3rd. Jack Walker……………………..39pts

2nd division

1st. Mark Ambridge……………..38pts

2nd. Tore Gavlen……………………38pts

3rd. Dave Wareing…………………38pts

Ladies

1st. Pat Whitty……………………….36pts

2nd. Gro Olsen………………………35pts

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Next week is the Seve Trophy individual stableford, which is also the society’s annual charity day. Our charity this year is very local. Based in Alhama de Murcia “Asociacion Espanola contra el cancer” supports local cancer sufferers emotionally, physically and financially much as McMillans support charity does in the UK.
Please support us with this very worthwhile cause by Joining the competition, sponsor a hole, make a prize donation to our raffle or any other way you can. Email Phil Cooke at Captaincdagolf@outlook.com for more information.

Get some raffle tickets (1€ each), last chance 17.00 in Clover Friday August 10th.

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Barry

it was pretty hot out there today – glad I’m not fit enough to play…………………….

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Thanks to Alex Cave for covering the starters duties this week, 66 golfers played in another scorcher. Great scores, three players got 41 points, Tommy Toner must have been disappointed to only finish second!

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1st division

1st      Stevie Locker (13.7)……………………………………….41pts (on countback)

2nd     Tom Toner (10.2)…………………………………………..41pts

3rd      Tony Andrews (10.1)…………………………………….39pts

 

2nd division

1st       Gier Ovsthus (26.1)………………………………………38pts

2nd      Peter Reeves (21.4)………………………………………37pts

3rd       Mark Ambridge (28.0)…………………………………36pts

 

Ladies

1st      Kristen Quamme Skjold (19.2)……………………..41pts

2nd     Pat Whitty (13.5)……………………………………………..40pts

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No photo of Stevie this week as he was probably flying over northern Spain on his way home to geordieland…………………..

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Gier used his many shots well……………………..

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Kristen is lowering her handicap rapidly……………

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Two Norwegian winners, not confused by the weather……………

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It was good to see Tommy Toner and Tony Andrews get their handicaps down to single figures this week, a just reward for continued fine play in 2018.

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Next week is the Apollo Air individual stableford for August.

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I will be away for the next 3 Fridays, so the blog will probably be no more than a list of results. Today Phil Cooke and John Collins had to deal with the scores all afternoon then arrive to the Clover and have the job of selling raffle tickets – the committee is somewhat overworked through the summer, short on numbers, so if anyone can help please let us know.

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There is talk of more housing being added to Condado – anyone remember this early model of our THREE courses in Polaris Sales office?

 

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Barry

 

It has been brought to my attention that members are going into the Proshop or telephoning on the morning of a competition to cancel their bookings.

Can I remind everyone that:
A.  To cancel a booking in an EMERGENCY must be done via email to bookings@cdagolf.com, the Pro shop have no access to our system.

B.  Bookings are open for 9, 11, and 14 days (Fri, Mon, Wed) prior to the competition.  Cancellation of a booking once bookings have closed or on the day of competition
     should be in an EMERGENCY ONLY. (i.e Illness)
C.  Last minute Cancellations, without good reason, may well be denying a fellow member a game.
Phil Cooke Captain

The successful family (centre) with Bjorn (right)

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44 players made 11 teams, early weather conditions were excellent,but the later players suffered under the sun with strong winds getting up. Thanks to Marina Harrington for being starter. but players must remember she is only there to collect the entry fees and hand the cards out. A situation arose where one player paid his entry fee and his annual membership, but did not provide evidence of his current handicap (which is important).

His team had the best score of the day and could have been disqualified, but this is not what the committee want, so his recorded 6.8 handicap was reduced to scratch to allow the team to enter the competition. This cost the team 1st place on countback, with both teams then on 58.0.

When you renew you MUST give proof of your current handicap or play off scratch.

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Both scores 58.0 decided on countback………………………

1st     Christian & Daniel & Simon Markenfeldt & Bjorn Spieler

2nd  Frank & Jonathan Larsen, Joakim Wrangle, Frode Overli

 

Next week is a singles stableford competition.

 

Barry

 

 

At renewal, any member who has played a minimum of 5 Handicap Qualifying competitions with the Society in the previous year (April – April) will have their handicap maintained by the society.
Any member who has not played a minimum of 5 Handicap Qualifiers with the society must provide proof of current Handicap from their home club. (You have an obligation to report any such changes in handicap to the Handicap secretary).
Any Member who’s home club is Condado will have their handicap maintained by the Society regardless of how many handicap qualifiers they have played in the previous membership year, this is subject to normal competition requirements and handicap reviews.
Members who cannot meet any of the above criteria may be awarded a Society handicap on submission of 3 cards (completed by the member and witnessed and countersigned by a fellow fully paid up member of the society).
Only members with a valid handicap may play in Society competitions. Visitors cannot play in Society competitions (See Guest / Visitors sections)

This week we had 56 players, although only 3 were ladies (but 2 of them were in the prizes!). It was very hot so maybe that was the reason, but as a result there were only 2 divisions, no ladies. Thanks again to Barbara Rollett who acted as starter this week. Some good scores again, but Peter Pert held off the challenge of Scandinavians in particular, with a great score of 42 points.

 

Apollo Air winner

Peter Pert (17.2)…………………………………………………………42pts

 

1st division

1st     Frank Larsen (10.9)………………………………………….40pts

2nd    Blair Johnstone (14.1)…………………………………….38pts

3rd     Tony Andrews (10.3)……………………………………..37pts (on countback)

 

2nd division

1st      Gro Olsen (21.6)…………………………………………….38pts (on countback)

2nd    Kristen Quamme Skjold (20.4)……………………..36pts

3rd    Tormod Vaage(23.6)……………………………………….35pts (on countback)

 

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Peter is the Apollo Air champion…………….

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Frank won the 1st division……………

 

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Gro won division 2…………..

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A special mention goes to Josh Garvey, who achieved a two on the par 4 15th hole!

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Quite a few players have now got in the required 5 results for the annual trophy and Sean Cairney leads, closely followed by Phil Cooke and Chris McAllister. Still another 5 comps left this year though, so watch out for some late charges!

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Next week is a 4 person texas scramble.

 

 

Barry