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80 year old Malcom Frost doesn't look in any hurry to play his tee shot to 17............

80 year old Malcom Frost doesn’t look in any hurry to play his tee shot to 17…………

 

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Finally the major competitions are out of the way, and the Norwegians and other holiday makers have made their way home. So a few months with less pressure on the committee until the first major of 2016, the Anniversary trophy on February 6th.

We had 56 players (all turned up for a change!) for the aggregate stableford where both scores are added together at the end of play. My partner, Peter Reeves, had an excellent round of 37pts, but I let him down badly. I told him though that I fully expected to win a prize in the free draw, which I duly did, so getting a reward for my poor play. Poor old Peter got nada, which is one of the peculiarities of the format. His score would have won division 2 on any other day. But I must say, that his unusual route to the 9th green paid dividends when he managed to get his 2 pts – I got nothing!

 

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we've all been here by the bunker on the 1st hole, but not playing our 3rd to the 9th........

we’ve all been here by the bunker on the 1st hole, but not playing our 3rd to the 9th……..

 

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Thanks to Lynn Simpson for acting as starter………..this allowed hubby Neil to go out first and be back early to key the scores into the computer……some great scores in the aggregate competition. Dave did mention in his speech the difficulty of the 11th – flag at the front and the tee at the back……………

 

1st     Andrew Lailey & Torild Lailey………………..72pts

2nd   Gunnar Vaage & Nigel Barrett……………….71pts (on countback)

3rd    Eli Holdhus & Karin Dahl……………………..71pts

 

Not always the case that the best score wins, but Gunner had 42pts. Only 2nd…….

 

Next week is the Apollo Air individual stableford.

 

Thanks to a couple of members who have made donations to the prize fund – Jim Hershaw has in the past donated polo shirts etc. and has just left several caps and prizes more suitable to the ladies for a change. Also Dave Cook has replenished our stock of balls, which have been used as a reward for a two in our competitions………….so many I could hardly carry them………….

These are just a couple of examples of how members show their appreciation for the work done by the society on the members behalf.

 

Phil Cooke' s birdie at 16.........direct hit with his shank into the lake at La Torre. Ken has it in the middle of his club.........only thing that contacted the middle of his club all day...............

Phil Cooke’ s birdie at 16………direct hit with his shank into the lake at La Torre. Ken has it in the middle of his club………only thing that contacted the middle of his club all day……………

 

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Ken played off the blues at Aguilon, now graduated to the reds. 2 errors........teeing off in front of the ladies markers, and trolley on the tee?.........

Ken played off the blues at Aguilon, now graduated to the reds. 2 errors……..teeing off in front of the ladies markers, and trolley on the tee?………

 

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Sorry Ken, I didn’t let the truth spoil a good story…………..you were actually playing 3 after relief from the lake, but you wanted to say that you reached the ladies tee! Also, whilst Phil did hit a duck full on, the one that Ken has was from a previous incident…………..

 

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La Torre is a lovely setting, here Jim Creamer has just cleared Ken's lake but found the bunker........also my tee shot on the 4th is on one of those balconies....

La Torre is a lovely setting, here Jim Creamer has just cleared Ken’s lake but found the bunker……..also my tee shot on the 4th is on one of those balconies….

 

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As of November 1st, the online booking facility will no longer be available. After several months of usage it has proved to be unfair to members on site. Players can still ask friends to add name to start sheet once it becomes available.

 

 

Barry

 

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Viking Cup (2)

 

as the cards came in every one was marked differently.....................fortunately Phil & Lesley put them into some kind of order and then it was plain sailing......

as the cards came in every one was marked differently…………………fortunately Phil & Lesley put them into some kind of order and then it was plain sailing……

 

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These were the photographs of the pairings (a pity some couldn’t wait for the photoshoot) and results of the matchplay section of the competition.

 

Geoff Hill, Sue Mclellan, Jan Skjold, Arne Christiansen

Geoff Hill, Sue Mclellan, Jan Skjold, Arne Christiansen

 

(UK & Ireland won)

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Lee Hobson, Fran Hobson, Kirsti Skardal, Lis Jakobsen

Lee Hobson, Fran Hobson, Kirsti Skardal, Lis Jakobsen

(Scandinavia won)

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Alicia Saunders, Kim Lloyd, Torild Lailey, Gro Olsen

Alicia Saunders, Kim Lloyd, Torild Lailey, Gro Olsen

(UK & Ireland won)

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Dorothy Simpson, Lynda Lloyd, Eli Holdhus, Liv A Aastad

Dorothy Simpson, Lynda Lloyd, Eli Holdhus, Liv A Aastad

(Scandinavia won)

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Peter Mitchell, Torkild Dahl, Phil Tann

Peter Mitchell, Torkild Dahl, Phil Tann

(UK & Ireland won)

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Lesley Parsons, Arve Schmidt, Mick Parsons, Tore Gavlen

Lesley Parsons, Arve Schmidt, Mick Parsons, Tore Gavlen

(Scandinavia won)

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Jan H Olsen, Colin Lloyd, Graham White, Lasse Johannsen

Jan H Olsen, Colin Lloyd, Graham White, Lasse Johannsen

(UK & Ireland won)

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Mark Hudson, Jim Hershaw, Helge Kristoffersen, Rolf Brevik

Mark Hudson, Jim Hershaw, Helge Kristoffersen, Rolf Brevik

(Scandinavia won)

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Atle Aastad, John Collins, Mark Bates

Atle Aastad, John Collins, Mark Bates

(UK & Ireland won)

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Sandy Simpson, Karin Dahl, Birgit Pedersen, Stephen Pilley

Sandy Simpson, Karin Dahl, Birgit Pedersen, Stephen Pilley

(Scandinavia won)

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Magnar Larssen, Kjartan Hiksdal, Ricky Comber, Adrian Kernaghan

Magnar Larssen, Kjartan Hiksdal, Ricky Comber, Adrian Kernaghan

(UK & Ireland won)

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Kevin Smith, Kim Lier, Chris T McAllister, Borre Hagen

Kevin Smith, Kim Lier, Chris T McAllister, Borre Hagen

(Scandinavia won)

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Dave Lloyd, Andrew Lailey, Bjorn Spieler, Hans Bergstrom

Dave Lloyd, Andrew Lailey, Bjorn Spieler, Hans Bergstrom

(Scandinavia won)

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Ken Saunders, Les Hurren, Jan Holdhus, Ole Martin Saeter

Ken Saunders, Les Hurren, Jan Holdhus, Ole Martin Saeter

(Scandinavia won)

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Asmund Hiksdal,Tore Johnsen,Terry Burgess, Dave Storey

Asmund Hiksdal,Tore Johnsen,Terry Burgess, Dave Storey

(UK & Ireland won)

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Jan Jakobsen, Bent Kristiansen, Kam Cheema, Paul Coopey

Jan Jakobsen, Bent Kristiansen, Kam Cheema, Paul Coopey

(UK & Ireland won)

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Asbjorn Hiksdal, Barry Answer, Peter Reeves, John Pedersen

Asbjorn Hiksdal, Barry Answer, Peter Reeves, John Pedersen

(UK & Ireland won)

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Neil Simpson, Thore Skardal, Barry Barker

Neil Simpson, Thore Skardal, Barry Barker

(UK & Ireland won)

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Ian Murnin, Mona Johannsen, Astri Spieler, Jim Alwell

Ian Murnin, Mona Johannsen, Astri Spieler, Jim Alwell

(Scandinavia won)

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Dave Rollett, Ylva Johnsen, Reidun Svendsen, Robert Beaton

Dave Rollett, Ylva Johnsen, Reidun Svendsen, Robert Beaton

(Scandinavia won)

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Sven Erik Gulbrandsen, Ellen Gulbrandsen, Cherie Myers, Nigel Myers

Sven Erik Gulbrandsen, Ellen Gulbrandsen, Cherie Myers, Nigel Myers

Match halved

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Torben Ehlers, Rune Wingsternes, Anthony Howell, Robin Wilson

Torben Ehlers, Rune Wingsternes, Anthony Howell, Robin Wilson

(UK & Ireland won)

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Jeff Lightle, Kristin Skjold, Annie Kittlesen, Jeff Cotter

Jeff Lightle, Kristin Skjold, Annie Kittlesen, Jeff Cotter

(UK & Ireland won)

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Message from Aguilon re Ryder Cup qualification:

HI GUYS

For those players who have qualified, I forgot to request that when you contact me with your availability, could you also provide me with your EXACT handicap please. (Les Raufer lesantas@yahoo.co.uk )

Regards

Les Raufer

THE FINAL 28 QUALIFIERS FOR THE U.K. TEAM TO PLAY IN THE RYDER CUP
TO BE PLAYED AT AGUILON GOLF OVER THE WEEKEND 7TH/8TH NOVEMBER
PLAYER POINTS CLUB
1 PHIL ELAM 40 FORUM
2 RICKY COMBER 39 CONDADO
3 DAVE SIMPSON 39 AGUILON
4 NIGEL GREENWOOD 39 19TH HOLE
5 DAVID STREET 38 AGUILON
6 FRAN ELAM 38 FORUM
7 BRIAN LOWDEN 38 19TH HOLE
8 PHIL MILES 37 DESERT SPRINGS
9 NEIL SIMPSON 36 CONDADO
10 ANDY SMITH 36 19TH HOLE
11 GLYN OMBLER 36 AGUILON
12 GEOFF SMITH 36 19TH HOLE
13 ROY LEWIS 35 AGUILON
14 MIKE DONARSKI 35 DESERT SPRINGS
15 CHRISTINE DOW 35 19TH HOLE
16 KEVIN SMITH 35 CONDADO
17 MYRA DICKSON 35 FORUM
18 ANN MILES 34 DESERT SPRINGS
19 DAVE SHARP 34 AGUILON
20 MARK NEWALL 34 DESERT SPRINGS
21 KEVIN BIRCHER 34 FORUM
22 TERRY MOORE 33 AGUILON
23 JOHN COLLINS 33 CONDADO
24 DOUGLAS DICKSON 33 FORUM
25 JAN JAKOBSEN 33 CONDADO
26 KEITH JACSON 33 FORUM
27 JIM BARCLAY 33 AGUILON
28 DAVE WILSON 32 AGUILON
28 CHRIS BAKER 32 AGUILON
COULD ALL PLAYERS PLEASE CONFIRM THAT THEY ARE AVAILABLE TO PLAY ON BOTH DAYS
7TH AND 8TH NOVEMBER TO ME BY WEDNESDAY 28TH OCTOBER AT THE LATEST
IF I HAVE NOT HEARD BY THEN IT WILL BE PRESUMED THAT YOU ARE NOT AVAILABLE

 

 

 

Barry

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Seniors Trophy Friday October 23rd 2015

Sandy Simpson presents the seniors trophy to Blair.........

Sandy Simpson presents the seniors trophy to Blair………

 

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Today’s last major of the year was the seniors trophy for players 55 and over, sponsored by Sandy & Dorothy Simpson.  It seems that it was a very popular event with 79 players, with 67 of them the old guys and gals! Perhaps the population of Condado is getting older, but maybe Darwin’s theory of natural selection will reduce the numbers?

Just to mention that although we had 79 players, a few didn’t arrive, or cried off after the Wednesday meeting at 8pm. This meant that many players who wanted to play were refused entry and were denied a game. This is not acceptable, but what is the solution?

Autumn has arrived, and it was quite chilly at the start of play with some players wearing waterproofs to keep warm, but it soon changed to our normal Spanish sunshine. The yellow markers were still on the proper tees, but at the front as opposed to the back as in the Viking Cup.

The phrase most was – did anyone see where that went? – answer – yes, but I can’t remember!

It was the end of a really busy week for the society, with 80+ last Friday, and almost 40 on Monday – not to mention the 92 players in the Viking Cup Tuesday! (both teams looked fantastic in their contrasting red & white colours). Great business for IRM with over 200 players delivered from the society in one week.

 

Overall

1st     Blair Johnstone……………………….42pts

2nd   Geoff Hill………………………………..38pts

 

1st division

1st      Terry Burgess………………………….37pts

2nd    Hans Bergstrom………………………36ts (on countback)

3rd     Gunnar Vaage…………………………36pts

 

2nd division

1st      Dave Wareing…………………………36pts (on countback)

2nd    Jim Alwell……………………………..36pts

3rd     Asbjorn Hiksdal…………………….35pts

 

Ladies

1st      Eli Holdhus…………………………..34pts

2nd    Bernie Twomey……………………..33pts

3rd     Karin Dahl……………………………30pts

 

Non-seniors prize

Stephen Pilley……………………………….42pts

 

Booby prize

Phil Tann………………………………………14pts

 

Nearest pin

Men

7th      Geoff Hill

17th    Fran Thomas

Ladies

3rd     Alicia Saunders

11th    Mona Johannsen

 

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a full house for the seniors presentation.....

a full house for the seniors presentation…..

 

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

the prize table…………

 

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and the winner is......... Blair.................

and the winner is……… Blair……………..

 

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Geoff finished runner-up for the main prize, and was also nearest the pin on the 7th.......

Geoff finished runner-up for the main prize, and was also nearest the pin on the 7th…….

 

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Terry was the winner of division one...........

Terry was the winner of division one………..

 

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Sausage Dave won division 2 on countback....

Sausage Dave won division 2 on countback….

 

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Jim is runner-up in division 2.............

Jim is runner-up in division 2………….

 

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Asbjorn was 3rd in division 2.............

Asbjorn was 3rd in division 2………….

 

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Eli won the ladies division.................

Eli won the ladies division……………..

 

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another good round for Bernie - 2nd in ladies......

another good round for Bernie – 2nd in ladies……

 

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Karin was 3rd in the ladies.....................

Karin was 3rd in the ladies…………………

 

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we caught up with the winner of the wooden spoon....................

we caught up with the winner of the wooden spoon………………..

 

And from out on the course……………………….

 

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Les Hurren is in panto this year in Bedford.......the sugar plum fairy................

Les Hurren is in panto this year in Bedford…….the sugar plum fairy…………….

 

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Peter Reeves is colour co-ordinated - green stripe with the socks, blue stripe for his eyes, and red stripe for his underwear .......

Peter Reeves is colour co-ordinated – green stripe with the socks, blue stripe for his eyes, and red stripe for his underwear …….

 

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Jan Skjold must be fed up with losing to Sue & Geoff this week.........

Jan Skjold must be fed up with losing to Sue & Geoff this week………

 

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No apologies for adding this late news………….our friend from the golf shop, Paqui, who has been with us since day one, got married on Saturday. Alicia & Kim were honoured guests, and provided us with some beautiful photos…………………..

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Congratulations from all of us at the golf society Paqui!

 

 

 

Next week is a pairs stableford event. More pictures from the Viking Cup to follow shortly.

 

Barry

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Viking Cup Tuesday October 20th 2015

the UK & Ireland team after the game........

the UK & Ireland team after the game……..

 

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UK & Ireland triumph against Scandinavia in the 6th annual event to level the competition at 3 wins each.

Matchplay

UK & Ireland…………………13.5 wins  (135 pts)

Scandinavia…………………..  9.5 wins  (95 pts)

 

Individual Stableford (lowest 8 scores on each team discarded)

UK & Ireland…………………1148 pts

Scandinavia…………………..1100 pts

 

Total

UK & Ireland…………………1283 pts      (WINNERS)

Scandinavia…………………..1195 pts

 

Individual

Best man                Peter Mitchell………………..38pts

Best Lady               Dorothy Simpson……………35pts (on countback)

 

Pairs

1st       Asmund Hiksdal & Tore Johnsen……….68pts

2nd     Dave Storey & Terry Burgess………………67pts (on countback)

3rd      Lis Jakobsen & Kirsti Skardal…………….67pts

 

Nearest pin

Ladies (3rd)………………………Karin Dahl

Men    (17th)………………………Adrian Kernaghan

 

Nearest pin in 2

Ladies (15th)……………………Sue McLellan

Men (8th)……………………….Robert Beaton

 

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the Scandinavian team looked very smart also...........

the Scandinavian team looked very smart also………..

 

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the UK & Ireland team were out in force on the practice ground.....

the UK & Ireland team were out in force on the practice ground…..

 

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both sides join together as friends after facing each other in competition....

both sides join together as friends after facing each other in competition….

 

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The evening presentation was a great success, with Peter Mitchell’s recommendation proving to be a great choice. Good food, great service, with free wine and 2 litres of beer per table included. Plenty of room for our 150 guests, who were transported there on 3 full coaches. Karen Noble was the singer, and soon the dance floor was full.

Thanks were given to Alicia and Kim for organising the evening, and all the volunteers who handed out the free drinks and nibbles. The boss of the bar was not happy that we had brought our own refreshments, but I pointed out that the 92 players had been out on the course for 5 hours and would not have been served for quite a while with just 2 staff on. We still purchased drinks from the bar as things quietened down and kept the 2 staff fully occupied.

it was only a few crisps, nuts & olives...........what's the problem?

it was only a few crisps, nuts & olives………..what’s the problem?

 

Other thanks go to IRM who provided a rocket for the shotgun start and a trained operative especially shipped in from Mar Menor! Also they donated a green fee voucher for 2 players with buggy which was presented to the best pair. Although the yellow tees were under repair, Jonathan (head greenkeeper) allowed us to play from them on the day, and even put them as far back as they would go (didn’t help us, our 2 big hitters both lost their matchplay!).

Also Paqui in the shop had to work under extreme pressure when she was given the teams on the Monday, which was only hours before green fees had to be paid (in the Clover). She then had to work out the price that each of the 92 players must pay, whilst still dealing with 130 players who were playing that day. Good luck with the weather for your wedding on Saturday – hope to include a picture of you in that wedding dress in next week’s blog!

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waiting for the bar to clear.................

waiting for the bar to clear……………..

 

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still a queue for drinks inside...................

still a queue for drinks inside……………….

 

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a mass of red shirts waiting for room at the bar!................

a mass of red shirts waiting for room at the bar!…………….

 

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Phil Tann produced a great computer program which soon had all the scores tallied with the result only known to Phil, both captains and vice captains. So when the individual and pairs prizes had been handed out, as Jan Skjold announced the scores in the matchplay, then the stableford (not mentioning the team) the suspense was broken when he said……..and the winners are……..UK & Ireland! The place erupted as the winners celebrated wildly. Again both teams were the best of friends, and this competition has developed into the biggest day of the society year. Back to 3-3 in the overall score, so all to play for next year. I have stood down as captain of the UK & Ireland team (with a 100% success record, 2010 & 2015!), and next year Kevin Smith will take over, assisted by Neil Simpson.

As already mentioned, La Siena was a great venue and here are some pictures of the night……………….

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the organisers........Kevin, Barry, Jan Skjold and Jan H Olsen.........

the organisers……..Kevin, Barry, Jan Skjold and Jan H Olsen………

 

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Jan & Barry with the prizes and THE CUP!

Jan & Barry with the prizes and THE CUP!

 

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individual & pairs prizes were announced first.....

individual & pairs prizes were announced first…..

 

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Peter won the individual prize..........

Peter won the individual prize……….

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Dorothy was the top lady...............

Dorothy was the top lady……………

 

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Asmund and Tore won the best pairs.......

Asmund and Tore won the best pairs…….

 

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Dave and Terry were in 2nd place........

Dave and Terry were in 2nd place……..

 

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Lis and Kirsti took 3rd best pairs........

Lis and Kirsti took 3rd best pairs……..

 

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Adrian was nearest on hole 17.........

Adrian was nearest on hole 17………

 

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Karin won the par 3 prize..........

Karin won the par 3 prize……….

 

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Robert was best in 2 shots on hole 8.........

Robert was best in 2 shots on hole 8………

 

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Sue was nearest in 2 on 15..............

Sue was nearest in 2 on 15…………..

 

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Alicia was excited when the result was announced...........

Alicia was excited when the result was announced………..

 

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and the winners went wild.............

and the winners went wild………….

 

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Neil, Adrian and Kam celebrate..........

Neil, Adrian and Kam celebrate……….

 

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Adrian is still happy..........

Adrian is still happy……….

 

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it was all a bit too much for the poor chap.......

it was all a bit too much for the poor chap…….

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Ken and Dave both lost their matchplays, but all that was forgotten...........

Ken and Dave both lost their matchplays, but all that was forgotten………..

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the 2 Jeffs with Dave Storey & Terry Burgess.....

the 2 Jeffs with Dave Storey & Terry Burgess…..

 

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Jeff Lightle, Jeff Cotter and Ricky Comber proudly hold the trophy........

Jeff Lightle, Jeff Cotter and Ricky Comber proudly hold the trophy……..

 

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Will post the photos of the  team pairings ASAP.

 

Another year over, looking forward to the next one……………who will take the lead in 2016?

 

Barry

 

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Bernie struck a blow for the ladies, the seniors and the Irish!

Bernie struck a blow for the ladies, the seniors and the Irish!

 

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This week was the last Dublin Crystal of 2015, and Paul Culligan has kindly offered to continue his sponsorship of the competition through 2016. The competition had a fantastic entry of 81 players, and was played with cloud cover early on, and the usual hot sun breaking through later.

 

Overall

1st    Bernie Twomey……………………………41pts (on countback)

2nd  Neil Simpson……………………………….41pts

 

1st division

1st     Jeff Lightle…………………….39pts

2nd   John Collins…………………..38pts (on countback)

3rd    Alex Cave………………………38pts

 

2nd division

1st     Robin Wilson…………………40pts

2nd   Jan Holdhus…………………..39pts

3rd    Kevin Smith…………………..38pts (on countback)

 

Ladies

1st     Kirsti Skardal………………..38pts

2nd   Lynda Lloyd………………….37pts (on countback)

3rd    Astri Spieler………………….37pts

 

Neil was runner-up to Bernie...............

Neil was runner-up to Bernie……………

 

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Jeff won division one....

Jeff won division one….

 

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Robin was the division 2 winner...........

Robin was the division 2 winner………..

 

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and Kirsti won the ladies prize................

and Kirsti won the ladies prize…………….

 

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looks like a day's shopping aroun Lidl for Jeff Ruellan........

looks like a day’s shopping aroun Lidl for Jeff Ruellan……..

 

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looks like an electric shock around Dave Crosland's cap....he certainly had a shock when his putt on 13 hit Jeff's ball for a two shot penalty...........

looks like an electric shock around Dave Crosland’s cap….he certainly had a shock when his putt on 13 hit Jeff’s ball for a two shot penalty………..

 

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The first and 2nd Aguilon Ryder Cup qualifiers took place last week, and we have 4 of our members in pole position at the moment.

Kevin Smith………………35pts

John Collins……………..33pts

Jan Jakobsen……………33pts

Neil Simpson……………31pts

 

Another chance to qualify on Friday 23rd.

 

a few of then Condado contingent watch Neil hit his first shot from the white tee...............

a few of then Condado contingent watch Neil hit his first shot from the white tee……………

 

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Phil Tann tees off from the yellow tee on 12......remember that is the green I hit with a driver from the back last week.......he hits the buggy path 40 yards to the left of the green.............

Phil Tann tees off from the yellow tee on 12……remember that is the green I hit with a driver from the back last week…….he hits the buggy path 40 yards to the left of the green………….

 

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and this is where it finished after an amazingly lucky ricochet off the kerb!........

and this is where it finished after an amazingly lucky ricochet off the kerb!……..

 

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Les Hurren was not so lucky.......looks a tricky 2nd shot for his birdie on 12........

Les Hurren was not so lucky…….looks a tricky 2nd shot for his birdie on 12……..

 

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maybe it was a fluke last week off the back markers.......my 8 iron off the yellow tee finished here..........

maybe it was a fluke last week off the back markers…….my 8 iron off the yellow tee finished here……….

 

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Next Tuesday is the Viking Cup. All players should attend at the Clover bar on Monday at 7pm to  pay for their green fees and meals (if not already done). Green fees are: 40€ walking, 45€ with buggy and 8€ as a member. Meals are 12.50€ each plus 5€ for the bus if required. Try to have the correct money if possible.

Barry & Phil will collect green fees for UK & Ireland to the left of the bar and Jan & Jan will collect Scandinavia at the other side of the bar to reduce congestion. Alicia will be available for meal money and Kevin will also collect any membership renewals necessary.

Also players will know their partners, opponents and tee positions after this is complete. Tee off at 09.30 (shotgun start), but be at the clubhouse for 09.00 as some players have a long trip to their respective tees.

The evening presentation is at La Siena restaurant in Mazarron town, a venue that we have not used before but comes highly recommended.

There should be an extra blog next week with such a lot happening at the Viking Cup.

 

On Friday we have our last major trophy of the year, the seniors trophy for players 55 or over. Thanks to Sandy and Dorothy Simpson for sponsoring this competition.

 

Barry

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no apologies for showing this thrilling wild west backdrop at Aguilon...............

no apologies for showing this thrilling wild west backdrop at Aguilon……………

 

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This week the forecasted storms did not appear, and the warm sunshine coupled with a windless day made for excellent conditions for the 58 players (which included 11 ladies). There could have been a record entry but for 28 members travelling to the Aguilon Ryder Cup qualifier the same day.

3 players tied for the trophy, but it was decided on a little known decider – with Dorothy Simpson and Eamon Barry having the same score on the back 9, the back 6, the back 3 and on the last, the countback went their scores on stroke index 1 – again a tie! So onto stroke index 2, where Eamon finally triumphed.

Congratulations to Karen Simpson who took 2nd place in the ladies section with 37 points after winning the booby prize last week in the Barry Answer trophy!

 

Apollo Air winner

Eamon Barry……………………….39pts (on countback)

 

1st division

1st     Daniel Markenfeldt (Jnr)…………37pts (on countback)

2nd   Chris King………………………………37pts

3rd    Simon Newlove………………………36pts

 

2nd division

1st    Brian Walker…………………………..39pts

2nd  Tormod Vaage…………………………36pts

3rd   Pat Hughes……………………………..35pts (on countback)

 

Ladies

1st    Dorothy Simpson…………………….39pts

2nd   Karen Simpson……………………….37pts

 

I did not get back from Aguilon until 7.30pm so we had to rely on photos of the winners from a mobile camera, also Neil wasn’t there to dim the lights! Notice the stranger on the photos? Yes, Phil was drafted in to assist Dave in presenting the prizes!

 

Eamon just managed to scrape in to win the title..............

Eamon just managed to scrape in to win the title…………..

 

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Daniel wins division one..................

Daniel wins division one………………

 

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Brian matched the best score but it wasn't to be..........

Brian matched the best score but it wasn’t to be……….

 

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Dorothy continues her good form from the spring when she was last here, but so close yet so far away..............

Dorothy continues her good form from the spring when she was last here, but so close yet so far away…………..

 

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So, as I was at Aguilon I will include a few snaps I took. They have a choice of 4 teeing positions – blue, yellow, white and black. Unfortunately, I think I made the wrong choice of white (so I could get another 5 strokes) as my score of 14 points testifies.(but I had one memorable hole to make my visit worthwhile!). Thanks to Chris McAllister for recording the event.

 

Dave Crosland, Chris McAllister and Jeff Ruellan putt out on the relatively easy par 3 8th, before facing the monster on 9.......Aguilas in the background

Dave Crosland, Chris McAllister and Jeff Ruellan putt out on the relatively easy par 3 8th, before facing the monster on 9…….Aguilas in the background

 

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even Chris needed a wood on the intimidating 12th .......but came up just short.............

even Chris needed a wood on the intimidating 12th …….but came up just short………….

 

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I am thinking, why on earth did I choose the back tees?.........there is absolutely nowhere to land the ball even if it is long enough, goodbye ball........

I am thinking, why on earth did I choose the back tees?………there is absolutely nowhere to land the ball even if it is long enough, goodbye ball……..

 

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well, that wasn't so hard, was it?.................

well, that wasn’t so hard, was it?……………..

 

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from the tee the walk down the steps, over the bridge, up the steps was a bit Indiana Jones..........

from the tee the walk down the steps, over the bridge, up the steps was a bit Indiana Jones……….

 

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Next week is the Dublin Crystal stableford. Sorry for any confusion, as the diary showed a team event. It was re-arranged way back in January but unfortunately has not been picked up until now.

The following Tuesday (October 20th) is the 6th annual Viking Cup with 92 players starting at 09.30 with a shotgun start. There will be a meeting of both teams in the Clover at 7pm on Monday the 19th in the Clover, where all green fees and entry money will be collected – the shop couldn’t cope with so many green fees to be paid at the same time. 40€ green fee plus 5€ for a buggy, members 8€. Also Alicia will want all monies for the evening meal to be paid before we go to the restaurant. 12.50€ for the meal, 5€ for the bus (3 buses booked). Following this we will announce the pairings and the tees that they will start from.

Players will need to be at the clubhouse by 9am and ready to set off to their tees (buggies will be allocated the tees furthest away from the clubhouse). At the moment UK & Ireland have 10 buggies, but Scandinavia only have 1. If you require a buggy please inform Jan Skjold ASAP as we cannot match up the pairings until we have this information. Team colours please – UK & Ireland red shirts and white shorts, Scandinavia white shirts and red shorts.

Good luck to all the players, may the best team win.

 

Barry

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Barry Answer competition – photos

a good idea at playa serena..........club spectacles.......

a good idea at playa serena……….club spectacles…….

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think Neil needs to go on a diet.......that is the damage to his chair - can see a claim going in........

think Neil needs to go on a diet…….that is the damage to his chair – can see a claim going in……..

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the sponsored team on the 1st tee..................

the sponsored team on the 1st tee………………

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Denise gets her birthday cake a couple of hours early..............

Denise gets her birthday cake a couple of hours early…………..

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Graham was runner-up in division one.........

Graham was runner-up in division one………

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Jan was 3rd.........

Jan was 3rd………

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and in 4th place was geordie Stevie.......

and in 4th place was geordie Stevie…….

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Adrian got a prize in division 2........

Adrian got a prize in division 2……..

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and Eamon was shocked his 30pts was enough for a prize............

and Eamon was shocked his 30pts was enough for a prize…………

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Eli was runner-up in the ladies section.........

Eli was runner-up in the ladies section………

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and Karen finished last.......but got a very nice headless chicken headcover...........

and Karen finished last…….but got a very nice headless chicken headcover………..

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Robbie James provided the entertainment.......

Robbie James provided the entertainment…….

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Dave did his usual (it’s not unusual!) version of Delilah…………..

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Maybe the Geordies and Scots were once one nation with tribal dances like this…………Peter is doing a war dance with a bit of viking and also a touch of the maori haka, and it looks like Kim is out for her morning jog a little early………………..

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Alicia has asked for this message to be posted for those attending the evening presentation of the Viking Cup.

Please let me know your menu choice and pay for your ticket before 8pm on Friday 16th October.
Cost of ticket 12.50 euros plus 5 euros for the bus fare to La Siena restaurant in Mazarron Town, entertainment by Karen Noble.
Bus leaves the Al Kazar at 1900 and returns at midnight.
MEAL AND A GLASS WINE
Salad and bread,
 
– choose
1st – Chicken soup, asparagus with mayo, green beans and ham, beef  in salsa,
2nd – chicken, pork, or fish
 
Desserts 
Coffee
Contact events@cdagolf.com  

Barry

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