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and this photo will go in the trophy cabinet Dave!.....

and this photo will go in the trophy cabinet Dave!…..

 

 

.The last competition of the month was the seniors event sponsored by Sandy Simpson. This completed a very busy October, and was the final major of the year. Some interesting statistics – in 2011 there were 72 players with 37% of those seniors. 5 years on, we had 82 players, of which 67% were now eligible for the trophy.  Maybe means we have an ageing membership, with no drop-outs!

 

Dave Cooke was the best of the oldies, coming in with a great 44 points. Also Asmund Hiksdal deserves a special mention, going round in 71 strokes gross to win the ‘Junior’ prize!

 

Seniors overall

1st     Dave Cooke (11.5)……………………..44pts

2nd   Jeff Lightle (5.9)………………………40pts

 

Non Seniors

1st     Asmund Hiksdal (4.7)………………43pts

2nd   Fran Thomas (8.5)……………………42pts

3rd    Nigel Howson (9.2)…………………..39pts

 

Seniors

1st division

1st     Paddy Kerr (13.1)……………………….38pts (on countback)

2nd   Jan Jakobsen (12.5)……………………38pts

3rd    Robin Wilson (13.2)……………………38pts

 

2nd division

1st     Ross Muirhead (19.2)………………….37pts

2nd   Sandy Simpson (21.4)…………………36pts (on countback)

3rd    Jeff Ruellan (21.5)……………………..36pts

 

Ladies

1st     Astri Spieler (15.2)……………………..38pts

2nd   Lynda Lloyd (14.0)……………………..36pts (on countback)

3rd    Roisin Kerr (10.1)………………………36pts

 

Nearest pin (Men)

17th……………..Borre Hagen

8th (in 2)……..Asmund Hiksdal

 

Ladies aggregate (par 3’s & par 5’s)

Par 3’s………..Kim Lloyd

Par 5’s………..Dorothy Simpson

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Thanks to the winner Dave Cooke, who has again sponsored our 2’s competition – everyone who gets a 2 receives a sleeve of Srixon balls (with Condado logo). He brought over 96 sleeves with him. Also thanks to Eddie Reid who provides a sleeve of balls to each divisional winner.

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Dave was the overall winner..................

Dave was the overall winner………………

 

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Jeff Lightle was runner-up.............

Jeff Lightle was runner-up………….

 

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Paddy won division one......

Paddy won division one……

 

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Astri finished off a good week with the ladies prize...............

Astri finished off a good week with the ladies prize……………

 

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Asmund's great round gave him the non-seniors prize and included nearest pin on hole 8................

Asmund’s great round gave him the non-seniors prize and included nearest pin on hole 8…………….

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Dorothy won the par 5's comp...............

Dorothy won the par 5’s comp……………

 

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and Kim won the par 3's..............

and Kim won the par 3’s…………..

 

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Borre was nearest on hole 17.........................

Borre was nearest on hole 17…………………….

 

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Tim Beisiegel chips onto the 16th green.................

Tim Beisiegel chips onto the 16th green……………..

 

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Last week Alicia had a wardrobe malfunction, which caused her to leave the course early. I also had a serious problem this week which may have ended my round. As usual, I called in home on the 12th tee, got a can of San Miguel, and drove off. After another terrible drive and a couple more swipes to the green, I thought it was time for a drink. However, disaster! The ring pull broke off leaving the beer securely encased. As I am useless at anything practical, I turned to Kim And Alicia, who as women, must surely have some tool in their bags to solve the problem. Kim suggested a tee peg. Alicia a pitchmark repairer. Their tool didn’t do the job, but now on the right track I used my own sturdy implement. As half the beer fizzed out on exposure to the light, I made do with what was left. I felt sure that one of them would have a glass in their bag, so I wouldn’t cut myself on the sharp edges, but no. They must remember next time they play with me.

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last week Alicia's shoes gave up the ghost..........

last week Alicia’s shoes gave up the ghost……….

 

 

 

 

 

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finally got it open!...........

finally got it open!………..

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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And the fun continued down at the Clover Bar after the presentation, with scary music from DJ Nigel (aka Elvis)

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Chris McAllister is the hatchet man who cuts everyone's handicap.....

Chris McAllister is the hatchet man who cuts everyone’s handicap…..

 

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Remember the photo of Barry Answer’s hat at St George’s Day 2015? His drive from 11 went in the lake? He went looking for it?

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Well, since the water has disappeared from the lake, we expected to find it – but no sign. But GNK have stepped in and have decided to dig for it, in case it is under the grassy mounds which have been left…………..

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no. you are in the wrong place lads - another 50 yards down...............

no. you are in the wrong place lads – another 50 yards down……………

 

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maybe it was washed down to the drainage pipe..............

maybe it was washed down to the drainage pipe…………..

 

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last chance - maybe down the pipes to hole 4. so brought in the heavy machinery.........

last chance – maybe down the pipe to hole 4. so brought in the heavy machinery………

 

Perhaps it would have been easier to buy another…………..it was only a euro!

 

Seriously, though, it is good to see so many men working in the lakes – surely this should mean that we have lakes again by next year?

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The qualifying matches for the Aguilon Ryder Cup are now complete, and we will have 7 players in the match against Spain.

Dave Lloyd, Paul Harrington, Chris King, John Collins, Neil Simpson, Andrew Lailey (plus 1?)

The first awayday of 2017 has been arranged, and it is to Las Colinas on February 6th, which was very impressive last year. Green fee is 60€ to include buggy, a pyramid of range balls and drink. The society will provide a free bus for the players (maximum 40). I will keep list, so  email – barry@cdagolf.com

 

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the driving range...........

the driving range………..

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Next year we will have an extra honours board – for hole-in ones! But we need to find out who the lucky players are. If you have had one or know someone who has, we need that information. You have until December 31st to let me know three things – name year, and hole. After that time your name cannot be added. Contact me at barry@cdagolf.com

Next week is the November Apollo Air individual stableford.

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Viking Cup Tuesday October 25th 2016

UK & IRELAND retain the Viking Cup!

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both team looked very smart on their contrasting red and white team colours.......

both teams looked very smart on their contrasting red and white team colours…….

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no, Jackie (the dog) didn't play.................

No, Jackie (the dog) didn’t play……………..

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The most popular and keenly fought competition of the year saw 92 players fight it out under 2 formats – individual stableford and better ball matchplay. 10 points for winning your game (or 5 points for a half), and the best 80% individual scores from each team counting towards the overall team total.

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                                   Scandinavia                          UK & Ireland

Total scores                       1329                                          1361

Less Bottom 20%             1070                                          1123

Matchplay                              95                                             135

(Scandinavia 6 wins, UK & Ireland 10 wins, 7 matches halved)

Nett total points                1165                                          1258

 

UK & Ireland take a 4 -3 lead in the series

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Another keenly contested affair, with the result not known to anyone until aprox 10 p.m. at the presentation at La Siena, Mazarron. Not the best of days for the 92 players with a shotgun start – overcast all morning, but still warm enough. Drinks and tapas were provided for everyone at the clubhouse after the game, and it was a very friendly atmosphere, which is the aim of the tournament.

 

A few photos from the course………………

 

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Astri Spieler found a very unfortunate position at the edge of the fairway bunker on the 4th.................

Astri Spieler found a very unfortunate position at the edge of the fairway bunker on the 4th……………..

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Jim Hershaw lines up his putt on hole 5............

Jim Hershaw lines up his putt on hole 5…………

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Borre Hagen, Stephen Bell, Jeff Lightle and Torben Ehlers at the 8th...........

Borre Hagen, Stephen Bell, Jeff Lightle and Torben Ehlers at the 8th………..

 

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And back at the clubhouse there was red and white everywhere…………..

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this was after the game, a group of friends.........

this was after the game, a group of friends………

 

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Then it was off to the evening venue with two free coaches provided by the society for most of the 134 guests. A nice meal, cheap drinks, good service, entertainment from Byron, and most of all, good company. Before the Viking Cup was created, hardly any of these 92 people knew each other.

Then the winners of the individual and pairs were announced, followed by the big announcement………………

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Viking Cup 2016………………..UK & Ireland

 

Pairs aggregate

1st     Kristin Skjold & Rolf Brevik……………………76pts

2nd   Arntzen Olvind & Asbjorn Hiksdal………….70pts

3rd    Borre Hagen & Torben Elhers………………..69pts

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Individual stableford

Men       Asmund Hiksdal………………………………..39pts

Ladies   Kim Lloyd………………………………………….33pts

 

Nearest pin (men)

17th……………………….Tom Toner

8th (in 2)……………….Chris King

 

Ladies aggregate

Par 3’s………….Eli Holdhus

Par 5’s………….Birgit Pedersen

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Kevin Smith and his vice-captain Neil Simpson collect the trophy...........

Kevin Smith and his vice-captain Neil Simpson collect the trophy………..

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Kristin Skjold and Rolf Brevik were easily the best pair on the day......

Kristin Skjold and Rolf Brevik were easily the best pair on the day……

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Asbjorn & Arntzen were 2nd..................

Asbjorn & Arntzen were 2nd………………

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Torben & Borre were 3rd...................

Torben & Borre were 3rd……………….

 

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Kim was one of the few Brits to get an individual prize..............

Kim was one of the few Brits to get an individual prize…………..

 

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Asmund won the men's......

Asmund won the men’s……

 

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Eli keeps winning..........now it is the par 3's.........

Eli keeps winning……….now it is the par 3’s………

 

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Birgit is a big hitter, so the par 5's were no problem....

Birgit is a big hitter, so the par 5’s were no problem….

 

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Now the prizes have been handed out, the Brits let their hair down…………….

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the result is anounced- UK & Ireland are the winners!.................

the result is anounced- UK & Ireland are the winners!……………..

 

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Lynn & Chris are happy......

Lynn & Chris are happy……

 

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Adrian Kernaghan & Terry Burgess.................

Adrian Kernaghan & Terry Burgess……………..

 

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Ken Saunders, Dave Lloyd, Barry Answer, Chris McAllister and Kev Smith celebrate........

Ken Saunders, Dave Lloyd, Barry Answer, Chris McAllister and Kev Smith celebrate……..

 

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dress to impress - Ricky Comber...................

dress to impress – Ricky Comber……………….

 

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Neil, Lynn, Ian, Cath, Mark.....................

Neil, Lynn, Ian, Cath, Mark…………………

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Mark Bates and Ian Murnin............................

Mark Bates and Ian Murnin……………………….

 

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and Byron had the girls up dancing.............

and Byron had the girls up dancing………….

 

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and this is what it is all about - Norwegians, Scots and Welsh together.............

and this is what it is all about – Norwegians, Scots and Welsh together………….

 

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and the cup is full of British and Irish flags.........

and the cup is full of British and Irish flags………

 

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Thanks to Kevin, Neil, Jan and Jan H who had the tricky task of making sure that the golf was organised, and to Alicia for arranging everything for the evening event. Also to the greenkeeper who allowed us to play from the back of the normal tees (just for the one day). This is due to work being done under the course maintenance programme,

Friday is another shotgun start for the over 55’s seniors trophy. Tee positions were on yesterday’s blog after the Wednesday meeting – 09.03 start (see previous post).

 

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well done Sandy, one for the over 70's - keep it going for the seniors next week............

well done Sandy, one for the over 70’s – keep it going for the seniors next week…………

 

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This was the last Dublin Crystal event of the year, and a big thank you to the sponsor, Paul Culligan, who has agreed to continue in 2017.

With a lot of players expected, we decided on a shotgun start. This allowed 86 golfers to take part (plus 4 no shows), although there were logistical problems.

The tees were still forward this week, so a lot of very good scores, hence it was deemed a non-qualifying competition.

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Dublin Crystal

1st       Sandy Simpson (21.8)……………………….47pts

2nd    Ken Saunders (22.4)………………………….46pts

 

1st division

1st     Bjorn Spieler (11.3)……………………………42pts

2nd   Christian Markenfeldt (5.3)……………….40pts

3rd    Alex Cave (4.7)………………………………….39pts (on countback)

 

2nd division

1st     Kevin Smith (20.0)…………………………….44pts

2nd   Jan Holdhus (21.1)…………………………….42pts (on countback)

3rd    Adrian Clarke (17.0)………………………….42pts

 

Ladies

1st     Sissel Hagen (26.0)…………………………..36pts

2nd   Lis Jakobsen (18.3)…………………………..35pts

 

Juniors

1st    Daniel Markenfeldt (4.4)…………………..40pts

 

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Sandy favourite for next week?........

Sandy favourite for next week?……..

 

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Ken Saunders - 46 points for 2 weeks running, but only 2nd this week!..............

Ken Saunders – 46 points for 2 weeks running, but only 2nd this week!…………..

 

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steady golf lately for Kev, but at last back in the winner's circle........

steady golf lately for Kev, but at last back in the winner’s circle……..

 

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Bjorn had a great round.....

Bjorn had a great round…..

 

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Sissel is back, winning again...................

Sissel is back, winning again……………….

 

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some good golf in the juniors, with Daniel coming out on top......

some good golf in the juniors, with 4 h/cap Daniel coming out on top……

 

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Probably the best week for 2’s – 9 players got a two, although it wasn’t easy – they all got a shot from the Clover Bar, and a sleeve of balls (courtesy of Dave Cooke). I don’t normally post these, but found this lovely picture on facebook.

 

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Norwegian golfers Ellen and Karin both had a two!...........

Norwegian golfers Ellen and Karin both had a two!………..

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A most miserable start, with low cloud and light rain, and for the first time since last winter many were wearing waterproofs.

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Thore Gavlen in the mist and rain on his first hole.....

Thore Gavlen in the mist and rain on his first hole…..

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And back in the Clover, the bar was very busy for the presentation. As vice-captain Ken was in the prizes, president Dave Lloyd joined the captain on stage.

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Congratulations to the organisers for making the competition to appear seamless – I assure you it wasn’t, with so many things that could have gone wrong with a shotgun start…………………

The tee positions weren’t available until Wednesday night, and players were unable to pay their green fees until the morning of the competition. But a great response from the golfers who arrived early (from 07.30) to pay at the desk, which meant no queuing. No official starter to collect the 2€ entry fees, but captain Neil and Jim Creamer did the job. With everyone finishing at the same time and arriving at the bar for a drink and a snack, Byron and Denise (and staff) coped admirably and there were seats for all. Cold bottles in buckets to start with, but running out of glasses later!

 

Not everything went smoothly, however. Alicia Saunders thought she had landed on her feet (literally!) when Jane Mitchell gave her 8 pairs of Footjoy golf shoes, hardly worn. But unfortunately over the last 8 years in the garage, they had somewhat perished – by the 9th hole they were both laughing at her, so she had to retire due to a somewhat embarrassing wardrobe malfunction!

 

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no buggy, so impossible to carry on. Ken took advantage of this rare chance to finish ahead of his wife, and laughed all his way to 46 points!

no buggy, so impossible to carry on. Ken took advantage of this rare chance to finish ahead of his wife, and laughed all his way to 46 points!

 

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Viking Cup

 

UK & Ireland team to wear red shirts, white shorts. Scandinavia colours, white shirts, red shorts.

 

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All Viking Cup players need to come Monday night to the Clover bar at 7 p.m. to find out pairings, tees, rules. Bring the correct money ( no cards). With buggy 45€, without 40€, and if you are not in the federation it is 3€ for insurance. Also Alicia needs your money if you are attending the presentation at La Siena (Mazarron Town as last year). Free bus but 15€ per person. (Alicia will take your food/wine orders). Also let her know if you want a tapa and drink (for 3€) – everyone finishes together, so hopefully Byron & Denise can maintain their great customer service.

After 6 years the score stands at 3-3, so one team will go into the lead, but at the end of the day it is about friendship, so good luck to everyone, play well!

Next Friday is the Seniors competition (55 and over), and another shotgun start, so you will have to arrive at the shop early (07.30 – 08.30) to pay your green fee. (No evening presentation, so as usual 18.30 in the Clover.

 

Next post Monday night!

 

Barry

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the rains have cleared, leaving a beautiful autumn sunrise................

the rains have cleared, leaving a beautiful autumn sunrise…………….

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(Just a tip, click on the photos for a better image)

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Again fully subscribed with 72 players (69 played). Just missed the rain earlier in the week, so lovely Spanish autumn conditions, which showed in the scores. Also work was being done on the tees, which meant that the course was shorter for the men and longer for the ladies!

Ken Saunders had the round of his life, but it will be harder next week when he finds he has 6 shots less on the slope!

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Apollo Air winner

Ken Saunders (26.5)…………………………….46pts

 

1st division

1st     John Collins (14.9)………………………..42pts

2nd   Dave Lloyd (4.7)………………………….40pts (on countback)

3rd    Kjell Mundheim (13.4)………………….40pts

 

2nd division

1st     Mark Underhill (20.0)……………………42pts (on countback)

2nd   Neil Simpson (18.3)………………………42pts

3rd   Peter Reeves (22.1)………………………..39pts

 

Ladies

1st     Jo Folwell (22.9)……………………………39pts

2nd   Lis Jakobsen (18.3)……………………….36pts

 

Guest

Mark Crompton…………………………………37pts

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last month Ken was pipped for the Apollo by wife Alicia, but made no mistake this time....................

last month Ken was pipped for the Apollo by wife Alicia, but made no mistake this time………………..

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John is in a good seam of form and took the 1st division honours......

John is in a good seam of form and took the 1st division honours……

 

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Mark always seems to win, but it will be harder off his new handicap...............

Mark always seems to win, but it will be harder off his new handicap……………

 

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Jo is a regular visitor with the Fixby Fillies..........

Jo is a regular visitor with the Fixby Fillies……….

 

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Good to see the arrival of 5 new buggies, to fill the shortfall currently being experienced, with golfers opting to cancel rather than walk.

 

one unloaded, 4 more to go...................

one unloaded, 4 more to go……………….

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Jim Creamer, Paddy McKee and Peter Beatt watch John Collins trying to clear the sandy lake on hole 11........

Jim Creamer, Peter Beatt and Paddy McKee watch John Collins trying to clear the sandy lake on hole 11……..

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The 2nd qualifier for the Aguilon Ryder Cup took place on Wednesday, with 28 Condado members supporting the competition. Easy to see why, with the 1st round costing 25€ and subsequent rounds only 15€ (with buggy). Our best score on the day was the 34 points of Dave Lloyd. Chris King and Paul Harrington scored 32, with all of them being very low handicappers. Not a course to tackle for those who can’t hit it straight, the slope rating doesn’t reflect how hard it is with its many ravines and water hazards. One poor shot here usually results in a no score.

At the moment the qualifying cut off is about 29 points, and 9 of our players have reached that mark. However, the last qualifier is next Friday and will be popular, so the target is likely to be higher.

Dave Lloyd………………34pts

Paul Harrington………32pts

Chris King………………32pts

John Collins……………32pts

Neil Simpson………….31pts

Michael Robinson…..31pts

Andrew Lailey………..31pts

Stephen Bell…………..30pts

Jim Alwell……………..29pts

 

Not everyone who is in position to qualify will actually be available to play in the main event.

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the trek from the back tee on the par 3 12th. Miss the green and there is no second shot..........

The trek from the back tee on the par 3 12th. Miss the green and there is no second shot……….

 

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The Viking Cup – the pairs and teeing off positions will be announced in the Clover Bar on Monday October 24th at 7 p.m.  Please pay your green fee in cash at that time. The shop cannot cope with everyone arriving together to pay on the morning. I will post the UK & Ireland team on Tuesday morning.

Again, another call for those in the Viking Cup to contact Alicia with their meal and drinks requirements for the night. Do it ASAP as it is very difficult to organise for over 100 people, so please let her know what you want.

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Viking cup event  Tuesday 25 October.  Evening event at La Siena restaurant, Mazarron town.  The buses leave CDA at 1900.  Cost 15 euros ( plus 3 if tapas in afternoon if requested)

I need FIVE choices before Saturday 22 October.

 

1. starter….green beans with ham

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                    OR beef in salsa.

 

2. main course…pork

                              OR chicken

                              OR fish.

 

3. bus…there is one bus leaving early at 2300 (not many places left)

   OR after midnight

 

4. drinks….there will be beer on the table on arrival.  Would you like to buy on the night:

grade one wine – 12€ a bottle

grade two wine – 7€  a bottle

house wine        – 4 € a bottle

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5. tapas (small plate sandwiches and couple chips) and a drink, either small beer, tinto verano or soft drink- an extra 3 euros (on terrace after golf)

Menu choices and tapas to: alicia@cdagolf.com

Alicia

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Next Friday is the Dublin Crystal individual stableford.

The next 3 competitions (Dublin Crystal, Viking Cup, Seniors) are all shotgun starts, to fit in the maximum number of 92 players (with 5 tees being doubled up). Just a few spaces left on the sheet, which is posted in the shop.

 

 

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Viking Cup and others news

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Can’t amend the PDF so here is a correction.

It is green beans & ham OR soup!

Beef in Salsa!

Top wine is NOT Faustino but another brand of similar quality
Please check which option you want and send your choices to Alicia at events@cdagolf.com

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Two events last week which could not be fitted into the blog:

Wednesday was Ryder Cup qualifier at Aguilon golf. Paul Harrington had the best score from our 12 entrants (33 points), and at the moment is in position to qualify as one of the best 28 scores.

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the greens were a little slow, but in perfect condition..............

the greens were a little slow, but in perfect condition…………..

spaghetti western country in Almeria.................

spaghetti western country in Almeria……………..

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this was Barry playing his 4th shot out of the ravine, trying to lay up before the lake, and then a 200 yard shot over the water for his par.........needless to say, it was a blob...............

this was Barry playing his 4th shot out of the ravine, trying to lay up before the lake, and then a 200 yard shot over the water for his par………needless to say, it was a blob……………

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it was nearly a 6 hour round, so Chris Mc catches up on some sleep....................

it was nearly a 6 hour round, so Chris Mc catches up on some sleep………………..

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This rest must have done him good, because the day after he took 1st prize in a challenge match between UK & Ireland v Netherlands (UK & Ireland won).

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Chris gets his prize.........

Chris gets his prize………

the winning team...........

the winning team………..

 

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Another busy week again, the start sheet for Friday is already full (72 players). October is our busiest month, with Barry Answer’s Day, Apollo Air, Dublin Crystal, Viking Cup and Seniors. The last 3 are all shotgun starts.

 

Barry

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thanks to Shane and Natalie from Flagship Shopfitters for the team shirts!.........

thanks to Shane and Natalie from Flagship Shopfitters for the team shirts!………

 

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72 players took part in Barry’s annual event, and most seemed to tame the course, with the majority of scores being above 30 points. It was close at the top for quite a while, until Paddy McKee came in with 44 points to claim the trophy.

 

Winner

Paddy McKee (15.6)……………………………….44pts

 

1st division

1st     John Grenfell (14.3)……………………….41pts

2nd   Paul Harrington (3.4)……………………40pts

3rd   Denis O’Neill (9.6)………………………..39pts

 

2nd division

1st    Barry Answer (19.4)………………………..39pts

2nd  Peter Reeves (22.9)…………………………38pts (on countback)

3rd   Jan Holdhus (22.7)…………………………38pts (on countback)

 

Ladies

1st   Eli Holdhus (32.8)………………………….41pts

2nd Ellen Gulbrandsen (23.7)…………………37pts

 

Men’s nearest pin

17th…………………….Dave Lloyd

8th (in 2)…………….Tony Slevin

 

Ladies aggregates

Par 3’s……………….Roisin Kerr

Par 5’s……………….Dorothy Simpson

 

Thanks to Blair Johnstone who acted as starter, and to Denise and Sue who handed out the cold drinks on the 12th. And also to  Sandy Simpson, who provided a bucket of balls to help the players on the 11th hole!

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Barry Answer gets the presentation under way......

Barry Answer gets the presentation under way……

 

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and the winner is............ Paddy McKee!

and the winner is………… Paddy McKee!

 

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Sorry to the 1st division prize winners…………for some reason overexposures meant that the photos were not good enough to add here. But Paul Harrington was still celebrating later…………

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a bit over the top Paul, for 2nd place?............

a bit over the top Paul, for 2nd place?…………

 

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and Barry wins one of his own prizes.................

and Barry wins one of his own prizes……………..

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Peter was 2nd......wish he had played like that when he was my partner at Roquetas........

Peter was 2nd……wish he had played like that when he was my partner at Roquetas……..

 

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Jan Holdhus wins a prize for the family.............

Jan Holdhus wins a prize for the family………….

 

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and wife Eli was the best lady...............

and wife Eli was the best lady……………

 

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Dorothy was the specialist on par 5's.........

Dorothy was the specialist on par 3’s………

 

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and Roisin on the par 5's.....

and Roisin on the par 5’s…..

 

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Dave Lloyd was closest to the tricky pin position on 17............

Dave Lloyd was closest to the tricky pin position on 17…………

 

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and Tony was nearest on hole 8....................

and Tony was nearest on hole 8………………..

 

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And to follow the presentation was a fabulous buffet provided by Barry, and the entertainment from the fantastic Liverpool Band (Beatles tribute). First time on Condado (no one else could afford them!), they must be the best entertainment I have seen on Condado in 8 years.

 

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everyone stops for the Beatles..........

everyone stops for the Beatles……….

 

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and after the show Barry's family get a photocall with the band.........

and after the show Barry’s family get a photocall with the band………

 

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Next week is the Apollo Air, just another big competition in a very busy October.

 

Too many other things to add, so will do another blog on Tuesday, including important information about the Viking Cup.

 

Barry

 

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Blair, Keith, Stevie & Phil were the winners...............

Blair, Keith, Stevie & Phil were the winners……………

 

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A full sheet this week, with 68 players forming 17 teams. 2 scores on holes 1-6, 3 scores at holes 7-12 and all to count on the last 6 holes. Some had to start at hole 10. Finally this week a few heavy showers,which will be good for the course.

The scores were actually quite low for this format, with 10 under good enough for first place.

 

1st     Phil Cooke, Stevie Locker, Keith Miller, Blair Johnstone………..118pts

2nd   Pierre Vilstrom, Ian Murnin, Jim Alwell, Paul Harrington……..117pts

3rd    Peter Reeves, Peter Mitchell, Pat Hughes, Paul Coopey………….114pts

 

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Pierre, Paul & Jim watch Ian holing out when 3 scores were needed on hole 12......

Pierre, Paul & Jim watch Ian holing out when 3 scores were needed on hole 12……

 

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all 4 scores needed on hole 13, with Peter R, Peter M, & Paul watch Pat's putt...........

all 4 scores needed on hole 13, with Peter R, Peter M, & Paul watch Pat’s putt………..

 

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I was stood on the hill above the 16th fairway in my bright yellow shirt and surf shorts when Dave Lloyd spotted me taking this photo. He turned to Ken and said ‘Barry’s up there in his camouflage outfit’.

Ken replied, ‘where is he? I can’t see him’. Don’t think he realised what he’d said!

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thought they wouldn't see the paparazzi up here....... Dave did, but Ken didn't!...........

thought they wouldn’t see the paparazzi up here……. Dave did, but Ken didn’t!………..

 

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Next week is the Barry Answer individual stableford (special event), followed by a barbeque at the Condado Club. A great turn to follow – The Liverpool Band (Beatles tribute). The start sheet is just about full already, with no possibility of extra times being added.

 

Also next Wednesday is the first (of three) qualifiers for Europe v Spain Ryder Cup at Aguilon, where we always get a great welcome. 25 euros for the 1st game, and only 15 euros for your 2nd and 3rd qualifier (with buggy).

 

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Message from Poppy at Help For Heroes:

I can confirm we have now located your donation of £3,190.96. Thank you so much, we really do appreciate it! (converted from euros).

 

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Barry

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