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09.00 and unable to see the fairway..............

09.00 and unable to see the fairway…………..

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It was goodbye to Dave Rollett as he finished his year as captain, whilst Kevin Smith also moved aside for Dave to take over the role of president. Dave Lloyd takes over as captain from May 1st, and we all wish him a successful year.

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Dave the outgoing captain............

Dave the outgoing captain…………

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Kev the outgoing president...............

Kev the outgoing president……………

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our new captain, Dave Lloyd...................

our new captain, Dave Lloyd……………….

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It came as a shock when we arrived to see thick fog suddenly appear, but the delay was only about 20 minutes, and the sun soon made an appearance. There were 50 players with 12 teams in the competition.

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1st………………………..88pts

Andrew Lailey, Torild Lailey, Sandy Simpson, Blair Johnstone

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2nd……………………..85pts

Astri Spieler, Barry Barker, Jim Alwell, Barry Answer

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Sandy, Torild and Andrew win...........

Sandy, Torild and Andrew win………..

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Jim Alwell holes his par putt on 16...........

Jim Alwell holes his par putt on 16………..

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Astri Spieler played a super round........

Astri Spieler played a super round……..

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Next week is the May Apollo Air individual stableford, and our annual charity day for the Seve Trophy follows on May 8th. Chris Page (Bakao) has offered to sponsor the competition and will supply all the prizes. For one day only the entry fee will be 3€ and all of that goes to the charity, along with a sum from the society, and an evening raffle. This will go to Edale mountain rescue in Derbyshire, who hope to raise sufficient funds to build a garage for their 4 * 4 rescue vehicle. This will also be a memorial to Steven  Rollett, the son of our captain and secretary Dave and Barbara, who sadly lost his life in the French Alps in January.

We will welcome any donations for prizes in the raffle, which will mean there will be more in the kitty for the charity. Please contact Alicia at events@cdagolf.com or Kevin at kevin@cdagolf.com  if you can contribute. In fact, if you are going home before the 8th why not buy some raffle tickets in advance?

We also have a problem with the starter for May 8th. If anyone is willing to step in please contact me at barry@cdagolf.com

Below is the post from a couple of weeks ago…………………….

On May 8th we hold our annual charity event, the Seve Trophy. Over the last 4 years we have raised money for several worthwhile causes. 2011 was the Lorca disaster, 2012 the Seve charity, 2013 and 2014 went to our own on site CPR, and this year the recipient will be the Edale mountain rescue team. Our captain, Dave Rollett and his wife Barbara suffered a terrible tragedy when their son Steven was lost whilst snowboarding in the French Alps. The rescue service in France is not funded by a charity, so Steven’s parents would like to help the rescue services in their own area where their son spent much of his leisure time mountain biking, etc.

Edale Mountain Rescue Team (EMRT) operates in the Peak District National Park in Derbshire and is one of the busiest Mountain Rescue Teams in the UK. In 2010 team members were involved in 140 incidents throughout our operational area which covers parts of Derbyshire and South Yorkshire. They are a registered charity, number 1138626

Make a Donation to the Team

Donate to the Edale Mountain Rescue Team with Just Giving

You can donate online with Justgiving. Just follow the link and you can make a donation instantly. Alternatively, if you’re holding a sponsored event why not build your own page to allow your supporters to donate direct to Edale Mountain Rescue Team.

Donations can also be sent to

Edale Mountain Rescue Team Headquarters
Hope Valley Cement Works
Hope, Derbyshire
S33 6RP

Cheques made payable to “Edale Mountain Rescue Team

If you want to donate in this way please quote ‘ Steven Rollett’.

 

Barry

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a lovely salver and replica donated by Trophy Box............

a lovely salver and replica donated by Trophy Box…………

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plenty of red & white in the bar on St Georges day..............

plenty of red & white in the bar on St Georges day…………..

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A lovely start to today, (the actual St George’s Day), but yesterday (the competition day) started with an early shower and threatening clouds. By the time the players finished though, it was hot and sunny. We had 50 players, of which 45 were in the competition. Again scoring proved difficult, with Torild Lailey and Ken Saunders tying for first place on 36pts. and after a card countback Torild was declared the champion.

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Winner

Torild Lailey…………………………….36pts (on countback)

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1st division

1st    Geoff Hill…………………………35pts (on countback)

2nd  George Hoskins………………..35pts

3rd  Chris King………………………..33pts (on countback)

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2nd division

1st   Ken Saunders……………………36pts

2nd  Sandy Simpson………………..35pts

3rd   Dave Rollett…………………….32pts (on countback)

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Ladies

1st   Kristin Skjold…………………..35pts (on countback)

2nd  Astri Spieler……………………35pts

3rd   Bernie Twomey……………….32pts

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Best front nine

Mick Parsons…………………………19pts
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Best back nine

Jan Skjold…………………………….21pts

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Guest prize

Liam Cawley…………………………26pts

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Thanks to Lynda from Trophy Box, who sponsored the competition and gave out the prizes.

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a very nice photo of the winner............

a very nice photo of the winner…………

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super-fit Ken is in form at the moment.............

super-fit Ken is in form at the moment………….

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Kristin wins........again!

Kristin wins……..again!

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winner of the guest prize was Liam..............

winner of the guest prize was Liam…………..

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it was Kev's birthday. ....... but no prize for him.......

it was Kev’s birthday. ……. but no prize for him…….

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Not much to write about this week, so here are a few pictures………………….

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on the 9th Barry Answer's tee went further than his drive...........

on the 9th Barry Answer’s tee went further than his drive………..

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Barry Answer is the man from Atlantis............. it may have been a new ball but I told him not to go in after it............

Barry Answer is the man from Atlantis…………. it may have been a new ball but I told him not to go in after it…………

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he does dry out well though, being an amphibian..............

he does dry out well though, being an amphibian…………..

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I  guess that Denise must have kissed him at some time to turn him into the prince that he is............

I guess that Denise must have kissed him at some time to turn him into the prince that he is…………

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Pat Hughes had a bad day.........his tee shot on hole 7 was probably nearer Fuente Alamo than Condado............

Pat Hughes had a bad day………his tee shot on hole 7 was probably nearer Fuente Alamo than Condado…………

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at least he found his ball on the 10th!................

at least he found his ball on the 10th!…………….

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who said that the pairs strokeplay was a mickey mouse competition?...........

who said that the pairs strokeplay was a mickey mouse competition?………..

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It was a good night in the clover bar, with entertainment from Martin Ross (formerly of the Beagles).

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Martin Ross got the crowd going........

Martin Ross got the crowd going……..

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2015-04-22 20.04.30

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Tomorrow is the captain’s farewell……..(Dave Rollett) and will be a 1,2,3 waltz (4 person team).

Barry

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the re-seeding of the rough on hole 2 is beginning to show results............

the re-seeding of the rough on hole 2 is beginning to show results…………

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Friday’s competition was the popular format of texas scramble, where everyone feels they have played well at the end of the game! With 10% of the teams slope handicap being deducted from the gross score the winning scores are usually close, but not on this occasion – the winning score of 54.2 equates to a gross birdie EVERY hole! A gross total of 59 strokes (including 12 birdies and an eagle) and the nett of 54.2 is a record for a scramble with the society – well played to the team!

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With 52 players forming 13 teams there were 3 prizes.

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1st              Scott McKetchan, Brian Mills, Terry Burgess, George Hoskins……………………….nett 54.2

2nd            Kim Lloyd, Dave Lloyd, Chris McAllister (Snr), Chris McAllister (Jnr)……………nett 57.0

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Should they both have been disqualified? I think they have 5 players on each team………………

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these are the winners with an unbelievable score.........

these are the winners with an unbelievable score………

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they must have thought a net 57 would be good enough.............

they must have thought a net 57 would be good enough………….

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The wind did not get up until later in the round, although it did not really affect the scores.

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the flag hanging loose, and Tim Beisiegel about to finish off his drive and approach to 9 for an eagle...........

the flag hanging loose, and Tim Beisiegel about to finish off his drive and approach to 9 for an eagle………..

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We played away at Saurines on Wednesday – if you have not played it this is the crazy golf on hole 18, with a ravine between the front and the back of the green…………

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this par 3 is crazy!..............

this par 3 is crazy!…………..

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I witnessed an interesting altercation on the 17th tee………… 2 women were wandering past the tee when one of our players politely explained to them that the should not be on the course as they might get hit by a ball. They replied ‘ you should shout fore’. I think that summed up their knowledge of golf, as the said they lived on site and were entitled to walk round the golf course.  Maybe they thought it was a park owned by the residents. They said there were no notices to say that they were not allowed on the course (see photograph below for evidence that this is not true). They proceeded to be cantankerous, asking for the names so they could report the players. Our members told them where to go (the clubhouse of course!) where they did indeed make a complaint. Hopefully the staff in the shop told them in no uncertain terms what their rights were. It is a pity that the course marshall did not notice them taking their stroll.

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what does this sign say? Unfortunately it is most unlikely they will read this blog......

what does this sign say? Unfortunately it is most unlikely they will read this blog……

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Next Wednesday is the St George’s day individual stableford, and it looks like another full sheet. If you can, wear red and white to make it a colourful spectacular. The presentation will be at 8pm in the Clover bar, immediately followed by the entertainment (Martin Ross).

Friday is the captain’s farewell, which will be a team 1,2,3 waltz.

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On May 8th we hold our annual charity event, the Seve Trophy. Over the last 4 years we have raised money for several worthwhile causes. 2011 was the Lorca disaster, 2012 the Seve charity, 2013 and 2014 went to our own on site CPR, and this year the recipient will be the Edale mountain rescue team. Our captain, Dave Rollett and his wife Barbara suffered a terrible tragedy when their son Steven was lost whilst snowboarding in the French Alps. The rescue service in France is not funded by a charity, so Steven’s parents would like to help the rescue services in their own area where their son spent much of his leisure time mountain biking, etc.

Edale Mountain Rescue Team (EMRT) operates in the Peak District National Park in Derbshire and is one of the busiest Mountain Rescue Teams in the UK. In 2010 team members were involved in 140 incidents throughout our operational area which covers parts of Derbyshire and South Yorkshire. They are a registered charity, number 1138626

Make a Donation to the Team

Donate to the Edale Mountain Rescue Team with Just Giving

You can donate online with Justgiving. Just follow the link and you can make a donation instantly. Alternatively, if you’re holding a sponsored event why not build your own page to allow your supporters to donate direct to Edale Mountain Rescue Team.

Donations can also be sent to

Edale Mountain Rescue Team Headquarters
Hope Valley Cement Works
Hope, Derbyshire
S33 6RP

Cheques made payable to “Edale Mountain Rescue Team

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The monthly IRM newsletter is now out and you can see the latest information at http://www.irmnikegolf.com

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Viking Cup

With deadline day gone, the team for UK & Ireland has been finalised. The team is as follows.

Dave Lloyd, Kevin Smith, Anthony Howell, Kim Lloyd, Lynda Lloyd, Alicia Saunders, Fran Hobson, Ken Saunders,

Jeff Lightle, Graham White, Robin Wilson, Jeff Cotter, Ian  Gibson, Lee Hobson, Colin Lloyd, Ian Murnin,

Paul Culligan, Andrew Lailey, Chris King, Fred Twomey, Dorothy Simpson, Bernie Twomey, Robert Beaton,

Stephen Pilley, Dave Rollett, Nigel Myers, Jim Alwell, Jim Hershaw, Neil Simpson, Phil Tann, Peter Mitchell,

Les Hurren, Peter Reeves, Barry Answer, Barry Barker, Mick Parsons, Sandy Simpson, Cherie Myers, Lesley Parsons,

Mark Bates, Terry Burgess, Chris Holt, Ricky Comber, Adrian Kernaghan, Paul Harrington, Kam Cheema

Reserves

Geoff Hill, Sue McLellan, Paul Coopey, John Collins, Mark Hudson, Martyn Currie, June Currie, Amanda North, Pat Poole, Kathryn O’Hara, Chris McAllister

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Thanks to all the members who applied, but unfortunately it is so popular that we can’t accommodate everyone. It may be that there will be dropouts in the next 6 months, so I would appreciate the reserves being patient, you may get a call, as was the case last year. If anyone on this list is now unavailable please let me know ASAP at barry@cdagolf.com

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The match is being played on October 20th and pairings will be announced at a meeting in the Clover the previous night, October 19th.

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A couple of photos of recent winners…………………..

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the photo for the frame in  the trophy cabinet of the pairs strokeplay winners Ken Saunders and Gert Willumsen......

the photo for the frame in the trophy cabinet of the pairs strokeplay winners Ken Saunders and Gert Willumsen……

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Peter Mitchell with his Apollo Air trophy for last week........

Peter Mitchell with his Apollo Air trophy for last week……..

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If anyone is willing to give up their time to help on the Monday or Wednesday qualifying competitions please contact a committee member. The cards need to be handed out,  also entry money and membership fees needs to be collected in the morning. After golf the scorecards need to be checked, prizes handed out and the cards need delivering to  a committee member for keying.

Q: What makes a man think about a dinner by candlelight?
A: A power failure.

Q: Why doesn’t matter how often a married man changes his job?
A: He still ends up with the same boss.

Q: What do you call a married man vacuuming?
A: Doing what he’s told…

Q: What does it mean when a man is in your bed gasping for breath and calling your name?
A: You didn’t hold the pillow down long enough.

Q: What’s the difference between a G-Spot and a golf ball? A: A guy will actually SEARCH for a golf ball.

Three ladies were discussing the travails of getting older. One said, “Sometimes I catch myself with a jar of mayonnaise in my hand, while standing in front of the refrigerator, and I can’t remember whether I need to put it away, or start making a sandwich.”

The second lady chimed in with, “Yes, sometimes I find myself on the landing of the stairs and can’t remember whether I was on my way up or on my way down.”

The third one responded, ” Well, ladies, I’m glad I don’t have that problem. Knock on wood,” as she rapped her knuckles on the table, and then said, “That must be the door, I’ll get it!”

Three retirees, each with a hearing loss, were taking a walk one fine March day.

One remarked to the other, “Windy, ain’t it?”

“No,” the second man replied, “It’s Thursday.”

And the third man chimed in, “So am I. Let’s have a coke.”

Barry

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Peter is like a fine wine.....he gets better with age....................

.Peter is like a fine wine…..he gets better with age………………..

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More hot weather for the 60 golfers, who needed sunscreen to ward off the blistering rays (this morning, Saturday, it is raining and cloudy!). It seemed perfect conditions for golf, but again, only two players managed to beat par. It was unusual to find that the winners of the overall, 1st division and 2nd division had a combined age of 216 – Peter Mitchell 76, Fred Twomey 72, and myself, the youngster, at a mere 68. So there is still hope for those of you who feel like packing up and throwing your bag and clubs in the lake.

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Apollo Air winner

Peter Mitchell……………………….40pts

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1st division

1st     Fred Twomey………………..36pts

2nd   Gert Willumsen……………..35pts (on countback)

3rd    Geoff Hill………………………35pts

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2nd division

1st     Barry Barker…………………37pts

2nd   John Pedersen………………34pts

3rd    Neil Simpson………………..33pts

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Ladies

1st    Hilary Rustad………………..35pts

2nd   Annie Kittlesen……………..33pts

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Fred is still a very competitive golfer..........

Fred is still a very competitive golfer……….

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couldn't take my own photo so Graham stood in again (as cameraman this time).................

couldn’t take my own photo so Graham stood in again (as cameraman this time)……………..

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Hilary won the ladies, had a two, and got a prize in the raffle!.......

Hilary won the ladies, had a two, and got a prize in the raffle!…….

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Graham collected Peter Mitchell's trophy for him........

Graham collected Peter Mitchell’s trophy for him……..

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no, Fred has not been shot - just his afternoon siesta...........

no, Fred has not been shot – just his afternoon siesta………..

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a tricky downhill chip for Chris on hole 8.........

a tricky downhill chip for Chris on hole 8………

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John Donaldson was unlucky with this plugged lie on 16........

John Donaldson was unlucky with this plugged lie on 16……..

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On a lighter note, we have all ages join us in the bar, even if they aren’t golfers!

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Terry.... you may not have much on top to keep the sun off, but stealing your granddaughter's bonnet?

Terry…. you may not have much on top to keep the sun off, but stealing your granddaughter’s bonnet?

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Did you see the Grand National on television this weekend? The reward for the winner was to have buckets of water thrown over it, and a hosing down that seemed appropriate to riot police. Maybe we could have done the same to Gert last week in Trevis when he was celebrating his win! Seriously though, it was nice to see someone so proud to win one of our majors!

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Gert really enjoyed his success but perhaps needed cooling down!..........

Gert really enjoyed his success but perhaps needed cooling down!……….

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The midweek qualifying games have now begun, with handicap adjustments being made. This week we should mention a magnificent eagle achieved by Tim Beisegel. On the 18th he followed a fine drive with a short iron finding the bottom of the cup! Perhaps 2 under on a par 4 is better than one on a par 5 where maybe the green is reachable in 2 and a single putt is required.

Next week is a 4 person texas scramble, and the sheet is again almost full. But especially as this is a team game please inform a committee member or email bookings@cdagolf.com if you are unable to play.

The following Wednesday is the St George’s Day stableford. Although the actual day is on Thursday there are various reasons why we were unable to play on that day, although if you attend the presentation (7pm in the Clover) followed by an evening’s live entertainment, you may still be there at 12.01 when the actual St George’s day arrives!

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Barry

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Ken signs an autograph for Jose the barman........

Ken signs an autograph for Jose the barman……..

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just missed out but Les and Alicia can still celebrate..........

just missed out but Les and Alicia can still celebrate……….

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Another nice day for the 83 players, 72  played in the pairs and another 11 in a singles stableford. This was a record for a single day (apart from the 2014 shotgun Viking Cup which included 92 players). It is becoming so popular that not only was the start sheet full on Friday, but next Monday and Wednesday are also full. So if you want to make sure of a time you can contact bookings@cdagolf.com (ideally up to 2 weeks in advance).

Some fantastic scores, but it was the early pairing of Gert Willumsen and Ken Saunders who held on, despite a late charge from Ken’s wife Alicia and partner Les Hurren (who were last out).

 

1st     Gert Willumsen & Ken Saunders………………………………59

2nd   Les Hurren & Alicia Saunders………………………………….61

3rd    Jim Laird & Chris King……………………………………………62

4th    John McFall & Eddie Brzezicki…………………………………63

 

Guest prize

1st      Neil Blundy…………………….33pts

2nd    Karl Arato……………………….30pts

 

Ladies

Nearest pin on 3………………….Torild Lailey

Longest drive on 13………………Kam Cheema

Nearest string on 18……………..Bernie Twomey

 

Men

Nearest pin on 17…………………John Donaldson

Nearest pin on 8 in 2……………Chris King

Nearest string on 18……………..Ian Whyte

 

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the prize table..........

the prize table……….

 

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Sorry, the photos of the presentation did not come out well with the sunshine streaming through the window spoiling them. But fortunately I got the winners and runners up outside the bar.

 

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Anne Ju Boifot tees off on 7...........

Anne Ju Boifot tees off on 7………..

 

 

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how unlucky am !?...... this dead tumbleweed had blown exactly where I put my drive on 14......

how unlucky am !?…… this dead tumbleweed had blown exactly where I put my drive on 14……

 

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I played my shot of the day from a fairway bunker, but Chris had already sealed the deal...........

I played my shot of the day from a fairway bunker, but Chris had already sealed the deal………..

 

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Kevin Smith attempted to play his ball out of the lake, and while the ball came out he uprooted a clump of seaweed which finished on his head! Very Neptune like!

 

The presentation took place at Trevi’s bar on Camposol, with free transport provided from the social fund. Shani Ormston was the entertainment, and the dance floor was full.

 

1st and 2nd place.... we're a multi-cultural society.........

1st and 2nd place…. we’re a multi-cultural society………

Ken is a bit of a 'gangsta rapper'..............

Ken is a bit of a ‘gangsta rapper’…………..

looks like they are trying to empty it in one go......

looks like they are trying to empty it in one go……

 

 

.Thanks to the committee who managed the event under very trying circumstances…………… Wednesday evening was a nightmare with the easter competition falling immediately following the start of the new society year. Apart from accepting late entries, we had to collect membership fees, verify handicaps on howdidido and golfbox (thanks Andrew), separate those qualified to play in the pairs from those not, and move pairs to fit in with buggy requirements. Friday morning Alicia (the starter) was collecting entry fees, memberships, checking handicaps, converting them from CONGU to the  European slope system (all with a smile!). Also a late withdrawal (get well soon Malcolm) meant emails were flying around at midnight on Thursday. So be aware what goes into making your golf day seem so simple!

 

As mentioned earlier the start sheets for next week are already full, but some players do not understand we have no more times, and have added their names below the allotted times. These have already been booked by others with the staff in the shop. Also if buggies are required you must arrange that directly with the shop on 0034 968328008.

 

There is a good offer for twilight and weekend golf at Camposol. While there is still plenty of work to be done to get the course in great condition (the bunkers still require a lot of attention), it is much improved and is good value.

 

 

 

​OUR TWILIGHT HOURS ARE MONDAY TO FRIDAY 1PM TILL CLOSE AND ALL DAY SATURDAY AND SUNDAY

 

Next week is the Apollo Air individual stableford.

 

Barry

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Start times Friday April 3rd

 

Best score (strokeplay not stableford) to count at each hole.

 

Players in bold are not in the pairs competition and will play for an individual guest prize

 

81 players

 

08.27  J Ingham/A Cochrane/B Eyles

08.36   D Rollett/K Skjold…………………………I Whyte/P Coopey

08.54   R Rollett/K Hiksdal……………………….D Thorburn/J Garry

09.03   J Alwell/D Mitchell……………………….P Harrington/T Lailey

09.12  G Willumsen/K Saunders……………….E Brzezicki/J McFall

09.21   K Skardal/B Hagen……………………….F Thomas/A Lailey

09.30   J Laird/C King……………………………..M Parsons/J Donaldson

09.39  D O’Neill/S.E. Gulbrandsen……………K Lloyd/D Hyde

09.48  J Skjold/D Hill……………………………K Cheema/P Reeves

09.57  P Morrisroe/D Crossland……………….J Brown/P Ridley

10.06  B Answer/P Mitchell……………………..A Spieler/N Simpson

10.15  N Skelton/Asbjorn Hiksdal…………….K Smith/T Burgess

10.24   D Lloyd/F Twomey………………………J.H. Olsen/T Skardal

10.33  G Olsen/J Landsvik……………………..M Frost/M Bray

10.42  Asmund Hiksdal/B Twomey…………J Killeen/J Ruellen

10.51  S Hagen/B Spieler……………………….A Kernaghan/O Moore

11.00  J Collins/J Pedersen……………………B Barker/A. J. Boifot

11.09  A Saunders/L Hurren………………….N Bennett/N Seward

11.18  G Duffett/ B Scanlan/D Roy/A McNally

11.27  K Arato/M Kruger/J Scanlan

11.36  N Blundy/J Bell/D McCabe/S Wroe

 

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