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CPR are auctioning this framed genuine used five pound note commemorates the 134th British Open (Jacks final appearance at St Andrews), only a limited number of these five pound notes were issued featuring Jack Nicklaus on them.
The note is legal tender in the United Kingdom. Nicklaus is only the 3rd person to ever be honored this way.

The front of the note has been embossed with the Golden Bear Nicklaus logo.
The reverse supports pictures of the Golden Bear holding the British Open trophy and swinging a club.

Please visit the CPR Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/cprcondado and post a comment with your bid on the “Auction for Jack Nicklaus Scottish five pound note” thread.   Bidding closes Tuesday June 3rd at 5pm.

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Winner Ben Birkby and runner-up Jim Alwell...........

Winner Ben Birkby and runner-up Jim Alwell………..

The Dublin crystal competition is played for 4 times a year, and thanks to member Paul Culligan for sponsoring the event.

This week the competition was changed from a bogey to a strokeplay, but both proved equally unpopular with entries down due to the format. But the competitions committee do try to vary competitions each month to give some variety – there were only 2 strokeplay events in the diary this year, which is not much, considering the format is widely used in club competitons in the UK.

 

Dublin Crystal

!st    Ben Birkby…………………………80 – 11 -69

2nd  Jim Alwell…………………………96 – 25 – 71 (on countback)

 

1st division

1st   Chris King………………………….76 – 5 – 71

2nd  Jim Laird…………………………91 – 16 – 75

 

2nd division

1st   Phil Tann…………………………107 – 35 – 72 (on countback)

2nd  Chris Page……………………….107 – 35 – 72

 

Ladies

1st   Kim Lloyd………………………..98 – 23 – 75

2nd  Christine Helbling…………..94 – 17 – 77

 

Next week the course is closed for 3 days for hollow tining but we have arranged an away day to Saurines, with society prices applying. There will be a free coach funded by the weekly raffle, and also food and drink for 6 euros. Names can be taken until next Wednesday so contact bookings@cdagolf.com if you want to go. For the same reason we are having another away day at Desert Springs on Septamber 5th, so again contact us if you want to be included. Monday and Wednesday the sheet is up with start times from the 1st and 10th.

 

In 2 weeks time it is President’s day, with Barrington again performing his carribean show, which was very entertaining last year. Casual dress, but in the theme if you can – there is a prize for the best outfit! Entry 3 euros with optional BBQ.

To finish on a sombre note, it is with great sorrow I have to report the sudden death of Pat Wilson, wife of one of our long time members, Robin Wilson. She was only 55, and had just spent a lovely day in Chesterfield with her best friend June Briggs (Paul’s wife). Both her and Robin were often to be seen at society social events, and Pat will be sadly missed by all who knew her. Our deepest condolences go to Robin and his family. Robin has requested no flowers, but donations would be welcomed to a charity close to both their hearts,  The Dogs Trust.

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Pair Aggregate – Results 16th May

This Friday the Condado de Alhama golf society held a Pairs aggregate competition for it’s members with forty players entering the event.  Unfortunately a number of players failed to attend which meant last minute alterations had to be made to try to accommodate everybody.  Could we remind all members that if they put their names down on the start sheets but then find they are unable to play could they please let us know on Wednesday night when the start times are finalised or if you cannot make it to the Clover bar for the society meeting then could you please drop us an email on bookings@cdagolf.com   This is important for all events to ensure that we use all the society reserved tee times and more so when we are playing a pairs or team competition.

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Dave lloyd, John Killeen, Jim Alwell and Dave Rollett

 

Results

1st – Jim Alwell & John Killeen with 72 pts

2nd – Chris Page & Asbjorn Hiksdal with 65 pts

3rd – Dave Storey & Chris King with 62 pts 

Members enjoying the evening sun after the presentation and a well needed refreshment.

 

Next Friday is the Dublin Crystal individual Stroke play competition, the start sheet is on the society noticeboard in the clubhouse or email bookings@cdagolf.com to join in.

the new trophies.......

The Dublin Crystal trophies.

 

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Scott on the left at captain's day last year....he got a better prize this year........

Scott on the left at captain’s day last year….he got a better prize this year……..

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Kev and Phil waiting to start the day’s competition.

 

Firstly, I will apologise if this week’s blog lacks anything, as I was confined to my sick bed for 2 days and missed the golf and presentation. If I do receive photos of the winners I will post them later.

1st tee Sponser Infinity International

Main Event Sponsor – Infinity International

52 players played in the Seve trophy, which was a charity competition this year in aid of our own CPR on Condado.

Infinity International were our sponsors of this years Seve Trophy

Who are they..
Well Infinity International are a provider of foreign exchange and international payment services to companies and individuals based around globe. Our clients benefit from access to our position in the global foreign exchange market which allows us to secure the most competitive rates using our purchasing power and long standing relationships with some of the world’s biggest banks and brokers.
What they do…
We believe that each client is different so we seek to understand as much as possible about your requirements, needs and priorities. Once we are satisfied that we have a deep understanding of your needs we offer a viable an effective solution that saves you both time and money.
How they differ
Investing time in you is critical. In the maze of balance sheets, sales targets and corporate profits we put you, the client first. Above all else we believe that you should always receive a fair, transparent and efficient service from our team. A personal account manager will be assigned to you and he or she will ensure that every aspect of your foreign exchange requirements is met. To enable us to fulfil our business model we invest in the best technology and systems so our staff always have the best tools for the job.
Click on the link below to their website…  or contact them directly by email anthony@infinityinternational.co.uk  or ben.bratley@infinityinternational.co.uk    or Telephone number 0044 (0)  2033847280
Thanks to the main sponsor, hole sponsors, ( see below ) all the organisers,  Derek & Lynn Bell for monitoring the 11th green and everyone who parted with their money for this worthy cause. Ken & Alicia sponsored the 11th for 20 euros, and also donated 1 euro for every lady who hit the green, and 3 euros for every man (plus 100 euros for a hole in one). Amazingly, not one man hit the green all day! Fortunately 5 of the ladies did.

Although the conditions were no more difficult than normal, not one player managed to play below their handicap – but 36pts was enough for Scott Abraham to lift the main prize.

Seve trophy winner

Scott Abraham……………………36pts

 

!st division

1st     Darren Woods……………35pts (on countback)

2nd   Geoff Lightle………………35pts

 

2nd division

1st     Jim Alwell………………….33pts (on countback)

2nd   Charlie Featherstone…..33pts

 

Ladies

1st     Kim Lloyd…………………32pts

2nd   Barbara Rollett………….29pts

 

Guests

1st     Alison Graham………….36pts

2nd   Jo Folwell…………………33pts

 

Longest drive

Men…………….Brian Mills

Ladies………….Alison Graham

 

Nearest pin

Men……………Dave Lloyd

Ladies…………Alicia Saunders

 

Nearest pin in 3

Men…………..Scott Abraham

Ladies………..Kim Lloyd

 

Booby prize

Jan Stearmose…………….10pts!

 

Putting competition

1st    Mabrid

2nd  Darren Woods

3rd   Brian Mills

(all got one of those treasured putters which have been on offer each week in the free draw!)

 

One incident of note was Mick Parsons’ drive down the first. It was heading for the right hand bunker when a swallow threw itself in the way, deflecting it back onto the fairway. It gave its life for the good of Mick’s golf score – it wasn’t appreciated as he only got a 6. Just goes to show that one swallow doesn’t make a summer!

We went to El Valle on Wednesday, and the course was excellent as usual. Pity I couldn’t stay on it! Lots of cerveza in the El Rincon bar in Los Martinez with the gorgeous aroma of fresh breadsticks cooking at the side of us.

 

Dave and Lesley on a beautiful Spanish morning at El Valle............

Dave and Lesley on a beautiful Spanish morning at El Valle…………

 

Our thanks to all the event sponsors that helped us raise €811 for CPR . 🙂

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Next week is a pairs aggregate competition (qualifier for handicap purposes)

 

A Geordie joke

 

Researchers at Newcastle University have released the results of  recent analysis that revealed the presence of female hormones in Newcastle Brown Ale. Geordie Men should take a concerned look at their brown ale consumption, because a new theory suggests that because the beer contains female hormones (hops contain phytoeostrogens) Geordies who drink to much of the popular ale eventually turn into women. To test the theory, 100 men were given 8 bottles of brown each within a 2 hour period.

It was then observed that an amazing 99% of the Geordie test subjects:
1.) Gained weight 2.) Talked excessively without making sense 3.) Became overly emotional 4.) Couldn’t drive 5.) Failed to think rationally 6.) Argued over nothing 7.) Had to sit down while urinating 8.) Refused to apologize even when obviously wrong

 

A Yorkshire joke

 

A  yorkshire farmer was walking on his land when he sees two guys, Neil and Les, drinking from his stream.
He said, ‘Ey up cock, tha dun wanna be drinkin watta from theer, its full o hoss piss an cow shite.’

Neil and Les reply, ‘could you speak a bit slower we are from down south.’
The yorkshire farmer replies, ‘I said use 2 hands you’ll get more’.

 

I am away to the UK next week, so maybe reporting may be a little different, but I am sure that the results will be available.

 

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Peter Reeves’ party May 2014

the girls hogged the shady corner, but allowed Peter to join them.......

the girls hogged the shady corner, but allowed Peter to join them…….

 

 

cuttings and international caps from his footballing days.............

cuttings and international caps from his footballing days………….

The last 2 years has seen Peter put on a great party at Maria’s in Bolnuevo, but this year he invited society golfers, family and friends to his own home, in the hills of Bolnuevo. Too much to put on the weekly blog, so this is a chance to show more of what happened at Peter’s rave-up. An early arrival at 3pm for the Condado gang, finally staggering out at 10pm. Nuts and crisps on the tables, then tapas, followed by barbequed chicken, pork and sausages. Peter Mitchell and Pat Hughes gave the hairy bikers a run for their money on the biggest George Foreman I have ever seen! Then a take-away of paella and pizza were delivered in, and to finish off we had an assortment of cakes and puddings. All this washed down with every variety of alcoholic beverages imaginable.

 

a fantastic selection of tapas...........

a fantastic selection of tapas………..

 

Jackie kept the chefs supplied with copious amounts of champagne........

Jackie kept the chefs supplied with copious amounts of champagne……..

 

Some strange seating arrangements………… Alan Gray prefers to eat japanese style, while Kev looks like Happy in the dwarf’s chair……

 

Alan is a low down bum.......

Alan is a low down bum…….

 

 

 

it wouldn't come off when he stood up.......

it wouldn’t come off when he stood up…….

Daughter Catherine was joined in the pool by Dave Rollett, Dave Lloyd, Les Hurren and myself, and I was surprised to find that the water was quite warm.

 

Les first in pool..............

Les first in pool…………..

 

The serving hatch to the bar gave several off us to give the girls a show through the square window – yes, it was like playschool!

 

the square window......

the square window……

 

As the drink went down, the music was turned up, and the dance floor was busy………

 

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the girls have come out of their corner........

the girls have come out of their corner……..

 

And a singalong……….

 

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Barry

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a family of coots on the lake at 18..........

a family of coots on the lake at 18……….

 

This week was an individual bogey competition, which is not everyone’s cup of tea, but there were some good scores. 45 players entered, and the winner with plus 4 was Jenny Hollis, just pipping another lady, Brita Hoymyr on a back nine countback. Also this week we had the new team of Dave Rollett (captain) and Dave Lloyd (vice captain) conducting the presentation. Good luck to both of them and we are sure they will have a great year.

 

Apollo Air champion

Jenny Hollis…………………………+4 (on countback)

 

1st division

1st      Les Hurren………………..level

2nd    Will Izzard………………..-1

3rd     Frank Gallagher………..-3

 

2nd division

1st     Neil Simpson……………+2

2nd   Robin Wilson…………..level (on countback)

3rd    Dave Rollett…………….level

 

Ladies

1st    Brita Hoymyr………….+4

 

 

 

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Jenny Hollis is this month's Apollo Air champion........

Jenny Hollis is this month’s Apollo Air champion……..

 

 

 

Guess who won the 2nd division?...............

Guess who won the 2nd division?……………

 

and another familiar face won the 1st division........

and another familiar face won the 1st division……..

 

 

Brita won the ladies and  is in a great run of form at the moment.......

Brita won the ladies and is in a great run of form at the moment…….

 

And on a lighter note………………

 

Was sausage dave auditioning for a part in 'elf' the musical?

Was sausage dave auditioning for a part in ‘elf’ the musical?

Mar Menor was the venue for this week’s Wednesday awayday……………

 

so nice to reach the 18th at Mar Menor.........

so nice to reach the 18th at Mar Menor………

 

Wednesday saw 12 players go to Mar Menor, and one feature was the new venue for post-match drinks. Mick Parsons took us to the Torre Pacheco 9 hole pitch and putt course. Lovely surroundings and a cheap alternative, with litre bottles of cerveza, soft drinks and tapas for a very reasonable price. Try if out if you are in the area.

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This weeks featured golfer is Alan Gray, A retired publican from Folkestone (originally London). Always a good partner to have in a team event.

 

Alan won at Mar Menor on his last outing before returning home......

Alan won at Mar Menor on his last outing before returning home……

 

 

a relaxed Alan Gray......

a relaxed Alan Gray……

 

This weekend Peter Reeves held his annual party in Bolnuevo, but this time it was at his own villa. We brought the drink, but Peter provided a banquet fit for a king…………….tapas, barbeque, paella, pizzas, and a selection of sweet dishes. It was also captain Dave Rollett’s birthday, so the 30 odd guests had a great time before returning home on the coach.

 

 

Peter with daughter Catherine and his 3 columbian sisters-in-law........

Peter with daughter Catherine and his 3 columbian sisters-in-law……..

 

 

Next week is our annual charity day….. the Seve Trophy. Because it is for charity (Condado CPR) the entry fee this week will be 3 euros, with all entry fees going to the charity. This will include free entry into the putting competition which we hope everyone will join as the pass from the 18th green to the clubhouse. This years main sponsor is a company called Infinity, and individual hole sponsorship is still available.

There will be a party at night in the Clover with Byron as DJ, so no meal option or entry fee.

 

Preferred lies will continue at least until the end of May, when the issue will be looked at again.

 

As previously mentioned, due to hollow tining we shall have an awayday at Saurines on Friday May 30th. 52 places have been reserved and there will be a free coach to take us there. This is possible due to revenue from the weekly raffle.  All players will receive a drink and burger & chips after the golf. This costs 6 euros, but a 5 euro (non-refundable) deposit will be required to secure your place. We will pay exactly the same rate as we do at Condado for golf and buggies. IRM have kindly donated a green fee voucher for the 6 courses for the winner of the competition.

 Golf facts

 

When your shot has to carry over a water hazard, you can
either hit one more club or two more balls.

If you’re afraid a full shot might reach the green while the
foursome ahead of you is still putting out, you have two
options: you can immediately shank a lay-up, or you can wait
until the green is clear and top a ball halfway there.

A golf match is a test of your skill against your opponent’s
luck.

 

 

Barry

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