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was this an 8 ball? no, just the very unusual occurrence of someone waving through the match behind.............

was this an 8 ball? no, just the very unusual occurrence of someone waving through the match behind………….

 

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Ken Saunders won this week’s Apollo Air (is he now Apollo Creed?), leading from the front. He was first out with Neil and they both held their positions at the top of the leaderboard until the end. Conversely, Kim went out last and finished first!

I had to go to the UK (out Friday, back Saturday) so couldn’t play – I managed to get a couple of photos before I left, and amazingly had 3 of the winners on them. Would have rather been out there than stuck on the M1 car park!

 

Ken putts out on 16 closely watched by Neil.................

Ken putts out on 16 closely watched by Neil……………..

 

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Kim sets off on the back 9 determined to overtake Alicia..........and she did!

Kim sets off on the back 9 determined to overtake Alicia……….and she did!

 

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Apollo Air winner

Ken Saunders…………………………………..39pts (on countback)

 

1st division

1st      Lasse Ringom………………………….39pts

2nd    Peter Beatt………………………………38pts (on countback)

3rd    Nigel Lawson…………………………..38pts

4th    Jan Jakobsen…………………………..37pts

 

2nd division

1st    Neil Simpson……………………………34pts

2nd  Adrian Kernaghan…………………….32pts

3rd   Kevin Smith……………………………..30pts

4th   Jim Alwell………………………………..29pts (on countback)

 

Ladies

1st    Kim Lloyd………………………………..36pts

2nd  Alicia Saunders…………………………35pts

 

 

Neil & Dave have a love in..................

Neil & Dave have a love in………………

 

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but wifey Kim comes between them............

but wifey Kim comes between them…………

 

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Next week is the Barry Answer special event, times are filling up fast but check for your definite time after the Wednesday night meeting as times have changed. The party will be in the Condado Club at night with entertainment.

Also another eminder for the Viking Cup, if UK & Ireland players require a buggy contact me at barry@cdagolf.com

 

Barry

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38 players made up 19 teams in this week’s betterball competition, and there were some high scores. Kam Cheema maintained her good form from winning last week’s ladies championship along with partner Paul Coopey, just pipping Ken and Alicia Saunders to 1st place on a back 9 countback.

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1st     Kam Cheema & Paul Coopey…………………..46pts (on countback)

2nd   Ken Saunders & Alicia Saunders……………..46pts

3rd    Tom McFarlane & Nick Seward………………45pts 

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Kam & Paul were this week's winners.........

Kam & Paul were this week’s winners………

 

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runners-up were Ken & Alicia....................

runners-up were Ken & Alicia………………..

 

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45 pts may usually be enough but only good enough for 3rd this week .................

45 pts may usually be enough but only good enough for 3rd this week ……………..

 

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Eddie Doubtfire in action ..............

Eddie Doubtfire in action …………..

 

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There were noticeable changes to the course condition this week……. the lake on 13 was practically empty, whilst the water level on hole 4 had risen considerably, although still below the level of the liner. Also the state of the bunkers still left a lot to be desired, although the greens staff did seem to be working on them albeit behind the players in the competition. Some of the fairways and tees had improved though, with stripes adding to the beauty of the course.

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the 10th is looking good, and the staff are hard at work in the bunkers...........

the 10th is looking good, and the staff are hard at work in the bunkers………..

 

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the 14th tee is nicely striped.................

the 14th tee is nicely striped……………..

 

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But the bunkers and lakes could be better……………

 

Neil found machine tracks and footmarks in this bunker on 9.......

Neil found machine tracks and footmarks in this bunker on 9…….

 

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looked like a dog had been playing in this bunker on 13............

looked like a dog had been playing in this bunker on 13…………

 

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the water on hole 4 is much more evident.......

the water on hole 4 is much more evident…….

 

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but now 13 is almost empty.................

but now 13 is almost empty……………..

 

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Next week is the September Apollo Air individual stableford, followed by the Barry Answer special event on October 2nd.

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Below is the post received from Aguilon golf regarding their Ryder Cup qualification.

The 7th Aguilon Annual Ryder Cup Competition

This years annual match will take place over the weekend of 7th& 8th November, featuring a team of U.K. (and rest of Europe) golfers and the team representing Spain, the format being pairs betterball on Saturday and Singles Matchplay on Sunday.

For those wishing to play for the U.K. team there will be 3 qualifying competitions.

Friday 9th October Tee Times 9am to 10am then 12 to 1pm

Wednesday 14th October Tee Times 9am to 10am then 11am to 12.30

Friday 23rd October Tee Times 9am to 10am then 11am to 12.30

The format is Individual Stableford with the player having the choice of tee to play from I.E. White, Yellow Or Blue for men and Blue or Red for ladies.

When your choice is made ALL players MUST use their exact handicap and then apply the relevant slope handicap of the tee chosen.

The top 28 scores in any of the three rounds will qualify for the U.K. team.

The costs are as follows: to play in one qualifier for non-members it will be 25 euros including buggy, for those who want to play in 2 or 3 qualifiers, the cost of the second and/or third game will be 15 euros inc buggy.

For members the cost of the first qualifier will be 15 euros inc buggy and the 2nd or 3rd round will be 12 euros

All cards must have “ryder qualifier” and be signed showing the tee played from and exact handicap and slope handicap and left with the caddymaster.

For those of you wishing to book tee times please contact ME at this email address, NOT the club.

For those lucky enough to qualify the cost over the weekend of the 7th & 8th November is 35euros for non members and 25 euros for members, this includes the two days golf inc buggy, a team polo shirt and a bar-b-que after the presentation.

Good luck to all participants and it is about time we regained the cup.

Sheets for all 3 dates are posted on the society noticeboard in the clubhouse.

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, MARK HUDSON, ANDREW LAILEY, GEOFF HILL, DAVE STOREY, DOROTHY SIMPSON, PAUL COOPEY, 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, SUE McLELLAN, RICKY COMBER, ADRIAN KERNAGHAN, CHRIS MCALLISTER, KAM CHEEMA
If you need a buggy let me know – barry@cdagolf.com
No extra day’s play on the Monday – shotgun start 09.30 Tuesday October 20th.
Barry

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Cath and the sponsors along with this year's winner, Kam................

Cath and the sponsors along with this year’s winner, Kam…………….

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We eventually managed to get 8 ladies to compete for this year’s Ladies Day trophy. The players involved though were some of our best, and it was assured that we would finish with a worthy champion. In the end Kam Cheema just held off the challenge of Sue McLellan by a single point. In addition, 36 men took part in an individual stableford.

The competition was sponsored by Condado Laundry, thanks for the substantial financial input which provided the many prizes. You can find the laundry in the Condado Club building.

Ladies

1st     Kam Cheema……………………….35pts

2nd   Sue McLellan………………………34pts

3rd   Sissel Hagen………………………..30pts

4th   Kim Lloyd……………………………27pts (on countback)

Longest drive

Alicia Saunders

Aggregate par 3’s

Catrina Charles

Men

1st division

1st     Paul Coopey………………………39pts

2nd   Jeff Lightle………………………..37pts

3rd    Donald Campbell……………….35pts (on countback)

2nd division

1st    Dave Rollett……………………….38pts

2nd   Barry Barker……………………..34pts

3rd    Peter Reeves……………………..29pts (on countback)

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Sue, Alicia, Kam & Kim were first out............

Sue, Alicia, Kam & Kim were first out…………

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Ken Saunders plays his 3rd to the 13th green.......from 500 yards away!..........

Ken Saunders plays his 3rd to the 13th green…….from 500 yards away!……….

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Dave Lloyd chips onto the 18th for another par............

Dave Lloyd chips onto the 18th for another par…………

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Sue was one shot away from the title.........

Sue was one shot away from the title………

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Sissel looked happy with 3rd place...........

Sissel looked happy with 3rd place………..

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had to put this one in...... reminds me of the fairy story when the princess kissed the frog...........

had to put this one in…… reminds me of the fairy story when the princess kissed the frog………..

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Kim was 4th..........

Kim was 4th……….

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Paul won the men's 1st division prize..............

Paul won the men’s 1st division prize…………..

 

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President Dave Rollett took the 2nd division prize................

President Dave Rollett took the 2nd division prize…………….

 

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thanks to Alicia and Kim for organising the evening and the non-golfer's competition.............

thanks to Alicia and Kim for organising the evening and the non-golfer’s competition………….

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a long time since Borre got his photo on the blog...........

a long time since Borre got his photo on the blog………..

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Kev grabbed the mic for the traditional sing-a-long on the way home............

Kev grabbed the mic for the traditional sing-a-long on the way home…………

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and here he is.........he said he was a tenor, so we offered him that to sit down...........

and here he is………….he said he was a tenor, so we offered him that to sit down………..

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of course Dave had to get up........guess what he sang.............

of course Dave had to get up……..guess what he sang………….

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looks like Kev and Dave's lullabies worked..........or maybe his pills have kicked in...........

looks like Kev and Dave’s lullabies worked……….or maybe his pills have kicked in………..

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The storms of last week have replenished the lakes, although it seemed that water was also being pumped into the lake on hole 11 (maybe from the 13th which is still very low). The greens were in fantastic condition, the fairways were good, but the first cut of rough was very penal – a big advantage to staying on the fairway.

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after the rains of last week ALL the bunkers should have been G.U.R...........

after the rains of last week ALL the bunkers should have been G.U.R………..

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Late news……….Geoff Hill won the 1st category IRM competition at El Valle on Saturday. Well done Geoff!

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Geoff is presented with his category one trophy at El Valle........

Geoff is presented with his category one trophy at El Valle……..

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and here he is with the other category winners...

and here he is with the other category winners…

Thanks to Chris King and Dave Lloyd for sending in the photos.

Viking Cup update

Thanks for early notification of unavailability, the teams are now finalised, players have been informed. The Vikings have insufficient numbers on their reserve list to make Monday play a possibility so play will be over one day only (Tuesday October 20th). Thanks to everyone who applied, you are still on the reserve list for any late drop outs (if you are here on the day). Any player who hasn’t got an official team shirt please contact Kevin (bookings@cdagolf.com) 

The next big event is the Barry Answer trophy on October 2nd (get your name down).

That’s all for now folks

Barry (the Huddersfield Hustler – thanks for that Dave)

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Ladies Day

some of the non-golfing ladies who joined the fun putting competition.........

some of the non-golfing ladies who joined the fun putting competition………

 

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We are desperately short of lady golfers for the Cath Emmett-Smith trophy to be played on Friday. If you can join us please contact bookings@cdagolf.com or put your name on the sheet in the golf shop. Last time for entries is 7pm – 8pm Wednesday in the Clover bar. also we have exclusive use of Bar Med in the port on Friday night, with our own entertainer. 15e for the 3 course meal and 5e return on the coach. Contact events@cdagolf.com or come down Wednesday night.

There many great prizes in this event which is sponsored this year by Condado Laundry.

Non-golfers are also welcome to join in a fun putting competition on the practice green at 1pm Friday – cava and nibbles provided, and meet other ladies who like fun and can meet new friends.

 

last year's winner Fran Hobson...........

last year’s winner Fran Hobson………..

 

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Jim was presented with a momento for his hole in one........

Jim was presented with a momento for his hole in one……..

 

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Finally a bit cooler today, perfect golfing weather for the 44 players (11 teams) in the team event, with 2 to count on holes 1-6, 3 to count on 7-12 and all 4 to count on the last 6 holes.

Congratulations to Jim Hershaw who aced the difficult par 3 7th hole – although they didn’t see it drop, it was time to celebrate when they looked in the hole! It certainly helped them to become the winning team.

 

1st     Jim Hershaw, Diane Hershaw, Mike Maloney, Neil Dolgano…………….111pts

2nd   Chris McAllister, Dave Storey, Ian Whyte, Ralph Jackson………………..107pts

 

 

the golfers gather in the Clover bar to find out who has won.......

the golfers gather in the Clover bar to find out who has won…….

 

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Jim, Diane, Neil and Mike were this week's winners..............

Jim, Diane, Neil and Mike were this week’s winners…………..

 

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Ralph, Ian, Chris and Dave were 2nd, and the captain is back...............

Ralph, Ian, Chris and Dave were 2nd, and the captain is back……………

 

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Next week is Ladies day, and in the evening the presentation will be at Bar Med which is in Puerto de Mazarron (turn left at phoenician ship roundabout on way to port)

Menu:

Choose from starters:

Breaded mushrooms
Home made pate
Soup

Main course choice of:

Chicken
Pork
Fish
With mushroom, pepper or tomato/basil sauce

Dessert

Drink

Entertainment.

Tickets 15 euros at Bar Med at Mazarron ( plus 5 euros on the bus if required). It leaves at 7pm and returns at midnight. We will have exclusive use of the terrace along with the entertainer.  If you want to go, email events@cdagolf.com or if you are here see Alicia or Kim.

 

Another quiet week so some amusing quotes from children

Children Writing About the Ocean
1) – This is a picture of an octopus. It has eight testicles. (Kelly, age 6)
2) – Oysters’ balls are called pearls. (Jerry, age 6)
3) – If you are surrounded by ocean, you are an island. If you don’t have ocean all round you, you are incontinent. (Mike, age 7)
4) – Sharks are ugly and mean, and have big teeth, just like Emily Richardson . She’s not my friend any more. (Kylie, age 6)
5) – A dolphin breaths through an asshole on the top of its head. (Billy, age 8)
6) – My uncle goes out in his boat with 2 other men and a woman and pots and comes back with crabs. (Millie, age 6)
7) – When ships had sails, they used to use the trade winds to cross the ocean. Sometimes when the wind didn’t blow the sailors would whistle to make the wind come. My brother said they would have been better off eating beans. (William, age 7)
8) – Mermaids live in the ocean. I like mermaids. They are beautiful and I like their shiny tails, but how on earth do mermaids get pregnant? Like, really? (Helen, age 6)
9) – I’m not going to write about the ocean. My baby brother is always crying, my Dad keeps yelling at my Mom, and my big sister has just got pregnant, so I can’t think what to write. (Amy, age 6)
10) – Some fish are dangerous. Jellyfish can sting. Electric eels Can give you a shock. They have to live in caves under the sea where I think they have to plug themselves in to chargers. (Christopher, age 7)
11) – When you go swimming in the ocean, it is very cold, and it makes my willy small. (Kevin, age 6)
12) – Divers have to be safe when they go under the water. Divers can’t go down alone, so they have to go down on each other. (Becky, age 8)
13) – On vacation my Mom went water skiing. She fell off when she was going very fast. She says she won’t do it again because water fired right up her big fat ass. (Julie, age 7)
14) – The ocean is made up of water and fish. Why the fish don’t drown I don’t know. (Bobby, age 6)
15) – My dad was a sailor on the ocean. He knows all about the ocean. What he doesn’t know is why he quit being a sailor and married my mom. (James, age 7)
Amazing what we learn, but more fun if no one ever told you the truth……………(e.g. santa)

Barry

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