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Have a merry jibjab christmas!

Well, it is Xmas Day, so a special edition of the blog for all of you which I assure you will bring tears to your eyes, so stock up on the tissues!  Dave Lloyd, where is your answer to this?

 

Just to start with though, a festive jibjab to get you in the mood.

 

http://www.jibjab.com/view/DEFYglSNTNuVjupDzzUlQg

Cast: Alicia Saunders, Ken Saunders, Barry Answer, Les Hurren

 

 

Before we get on with the main show, Ken & Alicia Saunders have kindly consented to my video of Ken’s birthday treat being shown for the first time in front of an international audience. Ken thought all his birthdays and Christmases had come at once!

 

http://www.jibjab.com/view/HaAmL6o8Q-SRTdes4P-CKA

 

 

We have an amazing amount of talent within our society, and when you watch the following clips see how many faces you recognise………….and this first one should start the show with a bang!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

http://www.jibjab.com/view/TJe3ag9LTVq4U9Snz9Zxdw

Cast: Dave Lloyd, Kevin Smith, Jostein Landsvik, Ken Saunders, Les Hurren

 

 

And we have a reserve team on hand in case any of our stars get injured when the girls go wild……………………..

http://www.jibjab.com/view/gN2dMBkOSaiIIMMSAQnkfw

Cast: Kevin Williams, Peter Reeves, Stevie Locker, Chris McAllister, George Hoskins

 

 

And here is one for the boys……………………………..

 

http://www.jibjab.com/view/nLrgQyh7Tiez7AI4pOmqyQ

Cast: Lesley Tann, Sue Perry, Lisa Scott, Cath Emmett-Smith, Lynn Simpson

 

 

We also have a Mexican stand off now between the Vikings and the Brits………….first up lets hear it for the Norwegian dance troupe led by choreographer Gert Willumsen…………..

 

http://www.jibjab.com/view/SEMYvt0QTy-M7Cx8IcXaNQ

Cast: Jan Holdhus, Torkild Dahl, Gert Willumsen, Jostein Landsvik, Borre Hagen

 

 

Next up are the Brit pack………………..with a different routine………………..

 

http://www.jibjab.com/view/VC-JDyfJTlOvjrJcXum0qg

Cast: Ken Saunders, Barry Answer, Les Hurren, Kevin Smith, Dave Lloyd

 

 

For a few years Jan Skjold and Dave Lloyd were on different sides…………but here they are united in making fools of themselves……………………

 

http://www.jibjab.com/view/aSWe-1LiQhSemAnCIUPDIg

 

 

The Norwegian girls love to get away to warmer climes……………………..

http://www.jibjab.com/view/z3OEoAFMTU2Qf6TRHZJgBw

Cast: Karin Dahl, Eli Holdhus, Kristin Skjold, Torild Lailey, Astri Spieler

 

 

Whilst the brits love to see some snow………………………

 

http://www.jibjab.com/view/QpvUfmRvSHKoC2ag7hKRng

Cast: Kam Cheema, Carol Storey, Kim Lloyd, Heather Hurren, Sue McLellan

 

 

Whilst talking of the competition between the nations – snowball battle between the captains…………..on one side Jan Skjold and Jan Halvdan Olsen, and against them Dave Lloyd, Barry Barker and Kevin Smith…………………

http://www.jibjab.com/view/MUgh7W6kRc-tmVxXuFoHUw

 

 

And now for some light relief from the frenzied action……………………..

 

 

And from Geordieland here are three likely lads showing off their best moves – Ken is really a bit of a rapper…………………….

 

http://www.jibjab.com/view/grbIWvXBQb2H49qIdg_5bA

Cast: Stevie Locker, Dave Lloyd, Ken Saunders

 

 

Never a quiet moment when the lads head off to the beach down at Bolneuvo, and it looks like Dave has been using some of that Rooney hair restorer……………………….

 

http://www.jibjab.com/view/LpSCMfBPTDONdSfUwcHwQg

Cast: Ken Saunders, Dave Lloyd, Kevin Smith, Barry Barker

 

 

And how about these five lively guys, who can usually be seen propping the bar up in the Clover after their exertions – the Jackson 5 will be afraid of the competition……………

 

http://www.jibjab.com/view/2FrWv4nJR7ybJJVpz3Jj7A

Cast: Dave Wareing, Terry Burgess, Dave Storey, Pete Elgar, Dan Hyde

 

 

And now an international flavour……………..

 

 

Firstly from America rustling up some fancy moves……………………..will the hoe-down be a regular feature in the Clover Friday nights?

 

http://www.jibjab.com/view/QgfQbcxBQIqOdMlj4cTLSg

Cast: Sandy Simpson, Dorothy Simpson, Heather Hurren, Les Hurren

 

 

And I just had to include this – Jim Alwell and his Irish troupe doing the fantastic river dance – if ever Michael Flattley needs a stand in Jim is available……………………………

 

http://www.jibjab.com/view/vNUCCUXcQgiCqnY792JRAQ

Cast: Jim Alwell with Martina Alwell, Bernie Twomey, Sue Perry, Denise Answer

 

 

Next up is some authentic ass-kicking from Austria – no holding back when you are hit from behind, let the guy in front have some as well……………………

 

http://www.jibjab.com/view/bVZLXPrSSqeOGbDGz_ekhQ

Cast: Sven Erik Gulbrandsen, Martina Alwell, Barry Barker, Denise Answer, Barry Answer

 

 

Now we have an Olympic theme…………………….did you know that our members were this good?……………First on the rostrum is Cath Emmett-Smith on the high board…………..

 

http://www.jibjab.com/view/THG0TDJ5Tfy6EHjouPKKnw

 

 

Next going for gold in the rhythmics floor exercise is Jostein Lansvik and his flexible partner Lisa Scott…………………….

 

http://www.jibjab.com/view/mqtACch0RJmRk9ExYax_Jw

 

 

And finally we have a couple who started off on Strictly Come Dancing, and gave a magnificent performance at the Condado Club ballroom. Now they aim to emulate Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean at this year’s winter Olympics. But better be careful with that headbanger Peter, it’s slippy out there………………..

 

http://www.jibjab.com/view/sbUKASynSxK1JoNY1U-gEQ

Cast: Peter Beatt, Kim Lloyd

 

 

This year the committee have judged the dancing at all our evening presentations and have come to the following decision…………….

 

A very impressive performance but in 3rd place was Phil and Lesley Tann. They lost marks because Phil stopped halfway through the dance to finish his lager (edited).

 

http://www.jibjab.com/view/or5f_vRhQ0WoiDEh054Kjw

 

 

And in 2nd place getting scores of 9 from all the judges was Les and Heather Hurren who looked so smart in their top hat and tails routine.

 

http://www.jibjab.com/view/UbwK3NpmS1e62kerlO1mLw

 

 

But in first place, with 10’s across the board, and winning a contract to perform at Camposol Golf Club in February was the Danish pairing of Lis and Jan Jakobsen. The judges thought that they blew the opposition away with their full on interpretation of La Cucurracha.

 

http://www.jibjab.com/view/j42VPx3SRe6Tt6vIMTRufA

 

 

Just one clip from the society panto – A Christmas Story, featuring Neil Simpson as the little boy who wanted a B-B gun for Christmas, but didn’t realise how dangerous it would be……………….

 

http://www.jibjab.com/view/bbpkXRYxQPywqlBMqu8xzA

Cast: Neil Simpson, Les Hurren, Chris McAllister, Phil Tann, Lynn Simpson

 

 

 

Well, that’s more or less it folks, but to finish off let’s see what the elves have been up to this Christmas……………………………………up to mischief when Santa’s not looking………..

 

http://www.jibjab.com/view/ChNFEYVgSMmbJrilyIC0cg

Cast: Denise Answer, Eamon Barry, Neil Simpson, Jim Alwell, Phil Tann

 

The golfers have noticed that in recent months that there has been a distinct lack of wind on a Friday, so the team have done their best to rectify that.

 

http://www.jibjab.com/view/xNETZsLIQv-gxdZzB1t5kg

Cast: Peter Reeves, Eamon Barry, Stevie Locker, Chris McAllister, George Hoskins

 

And on a final note, congratulations to Jostein Lansdvik and Lisa Scott who celebrate the 1st anniversary of their engagement this week. I hope they enjoy their video, but I suggest they book an urgent appointment with the dentist!

 

http://www.jibjab.com/view/2c0bn2VESw6J5JnkuENHuw

 

 

I must say, I am still laughing at the sketches and I produced them! Some stood out more than others – I loved the Chippendales and also Gert’s Mexican band, but this year’s academy award goes to ……………………………

 

KEN & ALICIA!

 

 

 Producer

Barry Barker

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Director

Barry Barker

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Casting

Barry Barker

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Cast (in order of appearance)

Alicia Saunders

Ken Saunders

Barry Answer

Les Hurren

Dave Lloyd

Jostein Landsvik

Kevin Smith

Kevin Williams

Peter Reeves

Stevie Locker

Chris McAllister

George Hoskins

Jan Holdhus

Torkild Dahl

Gert Willumsen

Borre Hagen

Lesley Tann

Sue Perry

Lisa Scott

Cath Emmett-Smith

Lynn Simpson

Karin Dahl

Eli Holdhus

Torild Lailey

Astri Spieler

Kristin Quamme-Skjold

Kam Cheema

Kim Lloyd

Heather Hurren

Sue McLellan

Carol Storey

Jan Skjold

Jan Halvdan Olsen

Barry Barker

Dave Wareing

Dave Storey

Terry Burgess

Pete Elgar

Dan Hyde

Sandy Simpson

Dorothy Simpson

Bernie Twomey

Jim Alwell

Martina Alwell

Denise Answer

Peter Beatt

Phil Tann

Jan Jakobsen

Lis Jakobsen

Neil Simpson

Eamon Barry

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A total of 51 stars in this production, thanks to all of them! I wish I knew how to list the credits as in Star Wars!

 

I hope everyone featured in this blog takes it in the spirit it was intended – a bit of fun! It seems that the main complaints come from those who are not in it! Any other complaints to Dave Lloyd, Captain CDAGS.

 

Maybe you will all enjoy this one last outtake, saved from the cutting room floor………………..

 

http://www.jibjab.com/view/vv3QylyfSk-7T006H1APjA

 

 

A lot to live up to next year on the blog!

 

Barry

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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This week was the Clover xmas comp with a twist……….. gents played the par 5’s from the whites, par 4’s from the yellows, and par 3’s from the reds, using the yellow slope allowance. Ladies were off the yellows for par 5’s, blues for par 4’s, and reds for par 3’s, with the yellow slope allowance. Also a free throw was allowed anytime during the round, so it wasn’t a qualifier for handicap purposes!

 

When the draw was made it was immediately apparent that I was to be the giant in our team. My 3 elves were Kev, Dan and Pete.

 

my little elves kept finding my ball in the rough and got me another trophy......

my little elves kept finding my ball in the rough and got me another trophy……

 

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This is their day job…………………….

 

http://www.jibjab.com/view/asYE_bbWRX2cZBS_pKoRIg

 

It seemed like a competition who could drink the most – birdies, pars on par 5’s, pars with a free throw, whenever we were thirsty………………but it must have been good, I had 41pts, Dan had 40pts.

 

1st Barry Barker……………………………..41pts

2nd Dan Hyde………………………………..40pts

 

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And to celebrate, this is how I feel after winning the last 2 competitions! I feel good!…………….a taster of what is to come on my Christmas morning blog.

 

http://www.jibjab.com/view/grqdDXGnRPW_pl1p3yzkqQ

 

 

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Everyone joined in the party spirit, mulled wine and mince pies in the clubhouse before play and xmas hats everywhere……………………………

 

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and the winner of the xmas hat competition is Sandy Simpson.......

and the winner of the xmas hat competition is Sandy Simpson…….

 

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Neil made an effort as well.................

Neil made an effort as well……………..

 

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those ears suit Kev..........

those ears suit Kev……….

 

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and one last creation for Dave Crossland......

and one last creation for Dave Crossland……

 

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a Christmas party atmosphere at the clubhouse............

a Christmas party atmosphere at the clubhouse…………

 

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Also there was water in the lake on the 5th hole = some other lakes look a bit lower but that is positive news.

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unbelievable....water in the lake at hole 5.........

unbelievable….water in the lake at hole 5………

 

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For information, anyone who’s membership is due in January please note that renewals from January 1st will not have free green fees for January and February……….so it is an option to renew on December 31st (or before) to get the free golf deal.

 

A funny golf video with an amazing soundtrack………….thanks Nick Hirst.

 

 

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Next week is Christmas day, and the few players who are allowed out, will play – sheet up in the shop.

 

A merry christmas to you all, and watch out for my jibjab special christmas message which will be online by 10am on Christmas Day – make sure you have your hankie and tissues to hold back the tears……………

 

Barry

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This is the last post before Christmas, so here is a Christmas wish for all our members.

 

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http://www.jacquielawson.com/viewcard.asp?code=5781632162396&source=jl999&utm_medium=internal_email&utm_source=pickup&utm_campaign=receivercontent

 

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Lots of players back home preparing for Christmas, so only 21 entries for the December Apollo Air trophy. With only 4 ladies and 3 1st division players not being sufficient for their own prize, we had just one division for all. It was my turn to win this week, possibly helped by a bad back which maybe slowed my swing down a little!

 

Apollo Air winner

Barry Barker…………………………….38pts

 

1st division

1st    Jan Jakobsen…………………….37pts

2nd  Dan Hyde………………………….36pts

3rd   Sandy Simpson………………….34pts (on countback)

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With so many of the committee away this week it was Alicia Saunders and Kevin Smith on the stage.

 

both of them were the centre of attention this week..........

both of them were the centre of attention this week……….

 

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a great finish to the year for me...................

a great finish to the year for me……………….

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Jan is an Apollo air specialist but had to settle for the divisional title this week.................

Jan is an Apollo air specialist but had to settle for the divisional title this week……………..

 

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Dan doesn't want to be on the short list for next week (playing with Kev & Pete Elgar!)

Dan doesn’t want to be on the short list for next week (playing with Kev & Pete Elgar!)

 

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Sandy was pleased that this week wife Dorothy didn't beat him again (she didn't play though!).........

Sandy was pleased that this week wife Dorothy didn’t beat him again (she didn’t play though!)………

 

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and a few on-course pictures from the day…………….not the warmest, but a mixture of jumpers, woolly hats AND shorts……………..

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it's a long time since we have seen the water level this high on hole 4............

it’s a long time since we have seen the water level this high on hole 4…………

 

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and at the other end a family of coots have found a new home.....

and at the other end a family of coots have found a new home…..

 

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If you saw the picture of fish in the lake last week here is another add-on to that…………..when playing the 9th we saw a couple of big seagulls squabbling on the water,,,,, one had a very large goldfish in it’s beak, plainly visible from 100 yards away…………

 

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Ken looks very indecisive, fleece and shorts?.................Alicia was in no doubt.......

Ken looks very indecisive, fleece and shorts?……………..Alicia was in no doubt…….

 

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it may be about Jesus right now but trying to walk on water Alicia?...........

it may be about Jesus right now but trying to walk on water Alicia?………..

 

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Late news………..Sandy has had his ball retriever re-gripped…………………………

 

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Here is a funny cameo featuring some of our members:

Les Hurren, Ken Saunders, Alicia Saunders and Barry Answer.

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http://www.jibjab.com/view/DEFYglSNTNuVjupDzzUlQg?utm_campaign=Sharer+PopUp&utm_content=twinkle_all_the_way_cast_4&utm_medium=Share&utm_source=Facebook

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I have lots of these hilarious Jib-Jabs featuring some of our members – maybe I will have a christmas day special showing them up to all sorts of antics……………..

 

Next week is Neil Simpson’s xmas fun competition. Different rules, with a variety of teeing positions in use, and even a free throw allowed! There is a trophy for the winner, but if everyone brings a wrapped present (value aprox 5€) Santa will give them all out – everyone’s a winner! Mulled wine and mince pies on the first tee, and santa hats provided (bring your own if you have one!).

 

Barry

 

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4 person Team Friday December 4th 2015

more wildlife in the lakes!

more wildlife in the lakes!

 

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Thanks to Dave Lloyd for the above photo of pond life on hole 11!

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This week it was perfect golfing conditions for the 32 players (8 teams), where the best 3 scores of the 4 players counted at each hole. However, sat in the bar later a cold breeze got up sending the golfers back to their cars in search of a warm jumper, top etc. The shorts were still on though, not as cold as back home!

 

1st

Pete Elgar, Dan Hyde, Les Hurren, Adrian Kernahan………………………..121pts

 

2nd

Lis Jakobsen, Jan Jakobsen, Kjell Mundheim, Mark Underhill………….118pts

 

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the winners........Les, Adrian, Pete & Dan.......

the winners……..Les, Adrian, Pete & Dan…….

 

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and in 2nd place....... Mark, Jan, Lis & Kjell......

and in 2nd place……. Mark, Jan, Lis & Kjell……

 

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Pete Elgar also won the free draw for a golf voucher, and after the presentation the audience stayed on to see the Harlequin Rock Choir, who performed for no fee. This was a charity fund raiser for local disabled children and the homeless and raised 600€, so thanks to the choir, the bar staff and all those who contributed prizes or bought raffle tickets.

 

It also seems that IRM are introducing a special offer to societies of 35€ per player (including buggy) until the end of January, but we will wait to see if this is confirmed.

Next week is the Apollo Air individual stableford, and a reminder that the xmas competition on Friday 18th December is no sweep, but bring a wrapped present – everyone will then get one from Santa……..

January 1st is scheduled to be another Apollo, but will be changed to a team scramble to ease the burden on the organisers (Neil & Kev!). The Apollo will follow on the 8th.

The diaries for 2016 are now in the Clover, but there is at least one error……..the Viking Cup will be on the 25th of October, not the 18th. Another reminder that the first 40 players from this year’s team to apply to play next year (for UK & Ireland) will be selected for next year’s team -Kev already has 30 names…………(kevin@cdagolf.com)

 

and for Gerry, some jokes again this week.

 

I bought my wife a wooden leg for Christmas………..it’s not her main present, just a stocking filler…………..

 

I bumped into an old friend the other day………he’s got bad eyesight as well!

 

A guy goes to the doctors and says ‘ I’ve got a cricket ball stuck up my backside’.

Doctor………….How’s that?

Patient…………Don’t you start

 

One for Dave Lloyd………..

Dave…………..Doctor, I can’t stop singing ‘Delilah’.

Doctor………..That sounds like you’ve got Tom Jones syndrome.

Dave…………..Is that common?

Doctor………..It’s not unusual.

 

Doctor I can’t pronounce my F’s, T’s and H’s………….

Well, you can’t say fairer than that………………………..

 

So I got home and the phone was ringing. I picked it up and said ‘who’s speaking please?’

And a voice said, ‘you are’.

 

One last thing (for the Brits)

If you get an email from Kevin about processed ham in a can, dont open it…………………. ……………………………………… its spam!

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Barry

 

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