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Captain’s farewell 4 person waltz

the trees and mountains make a lovely backdrop to the first hole..........

the trees and mountains make a lovely backdrop to the first hole……….

 

 

 

Goodbye, Mr Captain!!!

 

 

Paul makes his final speech as captain........

Paul makes his final speech as captain……..

 

 

 

54 players this week in the waltz, a lovely sunny day in Spain, athough we were faced with an unusual diagonal wind (not behind or against as usual), which made shot execution a little more tricky. The scoring was not as low as expected, but it was nice to see a change of winners with the residents pushed into the minor placings.

 

1st

Ricky Adams, Geoff Cotter, Geoff Lightle, Chris Gunther…………….82pts

 

2nd

Chris King, Neil Simpson, Michael Reilly, Paul Culligan…………….79pts (countback)

 

3rd

Dave Lloyd, Kim Lloyd, Ken Saunders, Alicia Saunders………………79pts

 

 

 

 

Ricky, Chris, and the two Geoffs were this weeks winners.............

Ricky, Chris, and the two Geoffs were this weeks winners………….

This week was the final public appearance for this years captain, Paul Briggs. Paul returns to the UK on a permanent basis in the next couple of weeks, and we thank him for his commitment to the society over the past two years. He plays well to a single figure handicap, and has often been in the winners circle, the highlight being his victory in the  seniors major trophy last October. We wish him all the best in this new chapter of his life and hope to see him again on visits to Condado.

 

Paul with the seniors trophy........

Paul with the seniors trophy……..

 

Next week is the monthly Apollo Air trophy, which will be  a bogey for a change. Some love it, some hate it!

 

Featured golfer – this week it is Les Hurren. It seems a waste of time to introduce him as he wins every other week – but the old boy is 60 this weekend and it must be downhill from now on!

 

Les is always happy - except when Man U lose...... he has been so miserable the last 9 months.......

Les is always happy – except when Man U lose…… he has been so miserable the last 9 months…….

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Todays jokes……

 

Errors must go somewhere. If your driver is hot, your putter
is ice cold; if you can hit your irons, you will top your
woods; if you are keeping your right elbow tucked in, your
head will come up.

Since bad shots come in groups of three, a fourth bad shot
is actually the beginning of the next group of three.

No matter how badly you are playing, it is always possible
to play worse.

Never try to keep more than 300 separate thoughts in your
mind during your swing.

 

Barry

 

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59 players played in typical Condado weather, sunshine and wind increasing as the day progressed. Plenty of red and white to be seen, and lots of scores in the red! 38 points was enough to take the trophy for our secretary, Barbara Rollett, beating 2 others on a scorecard countback.

 

 

St George’s day champion

Barbara Rollett………………….38pts (on countback)

 

1st division

1st   Adam Mottershead……………38pts

2nd  John Hennum…………………..38pts

3rd   John Donaldson……………….35pts

 

2nd division

1st   Jeff Cotter………………………35pts (on countback)

2nd  John Killeen……………………35pts

3rd   Alan Gray………………………34pts

 

Ladies

1st   Ellen Gulbrandsen…………..36pts

2nd  Kim Lloyd……………………….34pts

3rd  Gro Olsen……………………….31pts

 

Best front nine

Adam Mottershead

Best back nine

Barbara Rollett

 

 

Barbara gets her trophy from vice-captain Dave (also hubby!) and captain Paul.....

Barbara gets her trophy from vice-captain Dave (also hubby!) and captain Paul…..

 

1st div winner and best front nine for Adam..........

1st div winner and best front nine for Adam……….

 

 

Jeff won the 2nd division.......

Jeff won the 2nd division…….

 

congratulations to Ellen.........

congratulations to Ellen………

 

 

The presentation took place in the evening in the Clover, with a good turnout to watch a fabulous female singer (Dee from Doncaster).

 

Dee with a young break dancer.....

Dee with a young break dancer…..

 

a young set of dancers tonight.......

a young set of dancers tonight…….

 

it wasn't just the young kids who had a great time.......

it wasn’t just the young kids who had a great time…….

 

 

Next week is the captain’s farewell competition ( a 4 person 1,2,3 waltz) – there are a few places left so get your name down now!

 

Barry

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IRM Golf tour dates 2014

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Lots of people in the Clover for the presentation........

Lots of people in the Clover for the presentation……..

 

This week we had 18 teams, and being easter weekend, the sheet was full with 72 players for the texas scramble. The weather was again warm and sunny, with the wind increasing as the day progressed.

 

1st    Fran Thomas, Paul Harrington, Owen Moore , Jim Alwell

2nd  Alan Gray, Neil Simpson, Chris Kingf, Kevin Smith

3rd   Graham White, Dan Hyde, Dave Rollett, Barbara Rollett

 

Owen, Jim, Fran and Paul had a great score.....

Owen, Jim, Fran and Paul had a great score…..

 

Next wednesday we have the St. George’s day individual stableford which is sponsored by Trophy Box. Following that on the Friday it will be the captain’s farewell competition (this will be a 4 1,2,3 waltz). Paul Briggs is not only completing his stint as captain, but will shortly be returning to the UK to live on a permanent basis. So come along and support him and say goodbye.

The course will be closed at the end of May for its twice yearly hollow tining program, but we are arranging an away day for the Friday. We will go to Saurines where players will get the same rates as at Condado. 52 slots will be available and we may be organising a bus. Following the game players will get a drink and a sandwich for 5 euros.

This week’s featured golfer is Kristin Skjold who is from Bergen in Norway. She certainly got into the spirit of easter this week!

 

 

Kristen is a cool chick......

Kristen is a cool chick……

 

The joke this week………It’s not you this week Peter! (unless you have a strimmer). Apologies to anyone who is offended by additional videos which I did not want to post, but could not delete.

 

 

I’ll always remember the day I broke ninety. I had a few beers in the clubhouse and was so excited I forgot to play the back nine – Phil Tann……

 

Golf is confusing! You hit down to make the ball go up. You swing left and the ball goes right. The lowest score wins. And on top of that, the winner buys the drinks!

 

Below is an option for society members……………………..

 

By Pepa III tournament Lorca Golf Resort.

This prestigious sponsor trust us again to celebrate the III By Pepa Tournament!

Pic-nic with spanish ham and tasting of By Pepa products in the middle of the round.

Lunch at the end of the round for all the participants!

Upcoming event:  4TH of May, IV Circuit Match Quality golf Tournaments. More information coming soon …

Lorca Resort Golf & Spa

Tel: (+34) 968 11 35 35

Report of St Georges day during the week.

Barry

 

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Special Monthly offer for Golf Society Members.

During the month of May, Jane’s Salon at the Condado Club are offering discounted rates to all society members.

10% off all massages, wet cut and blow dries, nail shaping and polishing
5% off all other treatments.

The society would like to extend our thanks to Jane for this generous offer and I’m sure our members will appreciate the chance to be pampered.

Be sure to take your membership card when booking

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beginning to turn green.........

beginning to turn green………

An unusual start for the 52 players, with cloud cover and no wind, but the wind got up as usual as the early starters were just finishing their rounds.  We had a few spots of rain which did not develop into anything more. The fairways are definitely showing the new growth of green grass, and it should be perfect by May. The greens were fast, but putting was made more difficult by strategic placing of the pins – it was nice to see them in different positions. Also the 11th over water has lately seen the tee forward with the flag at the bottom of the green, making it more accessible to the shorter hitter but still presenting a different challenge.

Tim Beisiegel picks a path through the swifts towards the green with a 9 iron......

Tim Beisiegel picks a path through the swifts towards the green with a 9 iron……

Dave Lloyd won the trophy for the second time with a fantastic score of 43 points off 4 handicap. with his gross being one under 71. A fantastic performance!

a 71 gross was a remarkable achievement......

a 71 gross was a remarkable achievement……

Another highlight of the day was Stephen Brown’s 2 on the par 4 second hole! Worthy of a photograph I think!

well done Steve.... a hole to remember!......

well done Steve…. a hole to remember!……

Apollo Air winner
Dave Lloyd…………………………..43pts

1st division
1st     Barry Greenall……………..37pts
2nd   Fred Twomey………………36pts (on countback)
3rd   Owen Moore………………..36pts

2nd division
1st    Jason Hunter………………38pts
2nd  Bryan Eyles…………………36pts (on countback)
3rd   John Killeen………………..36pts

Ladies
1st  Alicia Saunders……………37pts
2nd  Eli Holdhus………………..35pts

Barry was the 1st division winner........

Barry was the 1st division winner……..

 

Jason won the 2nd division........

Jason won the 2nd division……..

Alicia won the ladies......

Alicia won the ladies……

There was a special presentation which was part of last week’s major event. Jan and Lis Jakobsen took 2nd place, and got a lovely crystal brandy glass each as a momento, with Lis also winning the ladies longest drive. They did attend the presentation, but with the time taken to serve the meals before the presentation delaying events, they were unable to stay. Well done to both.

 

Next week is a 4 person texas scramble, but check your times on Thursday as sometimes slight alterations need to be made on the wednesday night roll-up.

 

The monthly member’s draw for April was made and it was won by Michael Gavin  (number 87)  –  please claim your voucher to barry@cdagolf.com by May 11th.

 

The next major is on May 9th, and is our annual charity day. Again this year our nominated charity is our own CPR which is now operational and provides valuable assistance to residents in case of sudden illness or accident. We are looking for sponsors for this event, so if you can contribute (for example each hole can be sponsored, with your details on display for 20 euros) please contact Alicia at aliciasaunders@aol.com.

 

This week Owen Moore is our featured golfer – the Irishman was  again in the prizes this week.

Owe playing his 2nd to the 9th......

Owen playing his 2nd to the 9th……

 

 

2 jokes this week………………………

 

 I am the boss in my house…..

A golfer was on the phone to his friend who has asked him to play, and he said: “I am the master of my home and can play golf whenever I want. But hold on a minute while I find out if I want to.”

 

A lifelong ambition……..

 

Peter Reeves had a lifelong ambition to play the  11th hole at Condado de Alhama from the pro’s tee, exactly the way the pros do it.

The pros drive the ball over 200 yards onto the small green that is surrounded by water. It was something that Peter had occasionally tried  without success. His ball had always fallen short, into the water.

Because of this, he never used a new ball on this particular hole. He always picked out one that had a cut or a nick, as did many other “average” golfers when negotiating very challenging holes.

Last week he decided  to try again. When he came to the fateful hole, he teed up an old, cut ball as usual, and said a silent prayer.

However, before he could hit the ball, a powerful voice from above seemed to be booming out from the clouds, saying:

“Wait! Replace that old ball with a brand new one.”

Peter complied, with some slight misgivings, despite the fact that this same force seemed to be implying that he was going to finally achieve his lifelong ambition.

As he stepped up to the tee once more, the voice came down again:

“Wait. Step back. Take a practice swing.”

So he stepped back and took a practice swing, certain now that this heavenly force was going to make his dream come true.

The voice boomed out again:

“Take another practice swing.”

Dutifully, he did. He stopped expectantly and waited …

A long silence followed …

Then the voice again:

“Use the old ball.”

 

 

Barry

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Chris King got this snap of Graham’s bad luck last week……………….the green is behind him………

 

 

just a yard from the front edge of the 13th green..... took 3 to get out......

just a yard from the front edge of the 13th green….. took 3 to get out……

 

If you look carefully at the photo below (or zoom in)you will see that hundreds of swifts have arrived at Condado, and are seen here circling and swooping over the lake, removing those nasty flying insects that we don’t like…………….

 

zoom in.........

zoom in………

 

 

27 pairs (54 players) were lucky to have a lovely warm day with the course in excellent condition, and the fairways just starting to show a little green. A breeze to start with which was manageable, but became very strong for the later starters. But well done to the winners, who were near the end of the field.

 

1st     Michael Ryder & Liam Cawley…………………61

2nd   Jan Jakobsen & Lis Jakobsen………………….65

3rd    Phil Tann & Mick Parsons………………………66 (on countback)

4th    Dave Rollett & Barbara Rollett……………….66

 

Men

Nearest pin on 17……………………..Chris King

Nearest pin on 15  (in two)……….Peter Ridley

 

Ladies

Nearest pin on 17…………………….Alicia Saunders

Longest drive on 18…………………Lis Jakobsen

 

Photos of some of the winners……………….

 

 

everyone awaits the results........

everyone awaits the results……..

 

Kim and Alicia (foreground above) were given tokens of the society’s appreciation after they arranged their first night out as joint social secretaries.

 

 

the irish guys, Liam & Michael, left everyone trailing behind.....

the irish guys left everyone trailing behind…..

 

 

Phil and Mick led early but had to settle for 3rd.......

Phil and Mick led early but had to settle for 3rd…….

 

Alicia was nearest the pin.......

Alicia was nearest the pin…….

 

 

The evening presentation took place at Bora Bora, a new venue to us just to the right of the Bolnuevo roundabout, across the road from the Playa Grande hotel. and entertainment was provided by Scott James. Dave Lloyd added to the entertainment by performing on the pole which remains from the bar’s former existence as a pole dancing bar!

 

 

no, it wasn't a fireman's pole.......

no, it wasn’t a fireman’s pole…….

 

 

Next week is the Apollo Air monthly individual stableford.

This week we feature not one but two golfers………………… myself and captain Paul Briggs played with two scots who we both know well. However, despite being regular visitors and members of the society, these two had never met before until they teed off on Friday morning. Somewhat of a surprise, as they live only a quarter of a mile apart in the same small town near Stirling, Scotland. They both live in the famous town of Bannockburn, where Stephen Pilley has lived for 22 years and Robert Beaton was born there!

Stephen on the left, and Robert on the right........

Stephen on the left, and Robert on the right……..

 

 

This week’s jokes…….

 

That was my provisional

Bill got a call from the coroner, who wants to talk about his wife’s recent death. Bill told him the whole sad story. “We were on the third hole. Sally, my wife, was standing on the ladies tee about 30 yards ahead of the men’s box when I hit my drive. From the sound when the ball hit her head and the way she dropped like a rock, I knew immediately that she was dead. God only knows where the ball wound up.”   

The coroner replied  “That explains the injury to her head, but what about the Maxfli embedded in her rectum?”

“Oh,” said Bill.  “That was my provisional.”

 

Golf Pro Secret

What’s the real reason your golf pro is always telling you to keep your head down?

So you can’t see him laughing at you.

 

Barry

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