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This week was the unpopular yellow ball, where the pressure is on one player every hole. Score 3 points and your score is doubled, score none and lose ground on the rest of the field. 15 teams, 59 players with just one 3 person team ( through no fault of their own). Most hated it, but there were 2 excellent scores.

Yellow ball competitions have been removed for 2018 as this format is not on handicap master system.

 

1st     Dave Lloyd, Kim Lloyd, Pat Whitty, Bob Whitty……………………128pts

2nd  Thore Skardal, Kirsti Skardal, Ove Enger, Ricky Comber………..125pts

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Work has started on the replacement of the greens, which means that just one green will be out of action at a time. At the moment it is the 1st, which maybe favours the higher handicappers?

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Fran Thomas, Tim & Jim Rowley watch Tom Henderson try to hole a putt on the temporary green……….

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work goes on in the background while the players are on the temp ……………

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this work is essential on every green to ensure a top class course,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

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And her are the winning teams…………………..

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Dave, Pat and Kim – Bob was on his way to UK to see the Cup final!

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Ricky, Ove, Kirsti, Thore were 2nd…………

 

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Next week is Ken’s captain’s day – if you want to play book online or see a committee member. The presentation is at the Condado Club, see Alicia by Wednesday night to pay for your meal. 3 course, 1/2 bottle wine, G Man entertainer.

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The UK & Ireland team for the Viking Cup on Tuesday October 24th has been confirmed – see players and reserves below:

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Paul Harrington, Chris McAllister, Dave Lloyd, Jim Creamer,  Jeff Lightle, Eddie Brzezicki, Nigel Howson, Dave Storey, Robert Beaton, Fran Thomas, Ian Murnin, Stephen Pilley, Tom Toner, Anthony Howell, Terry Burgess, Pete Elgar, Pat Hughes, Paddy McKee, Jeff Cotter, Jim Laird, Ricky Comber, Robin Wilson, John Collins, Don Henry, Jim Hershaw, Colin Lloyd, Les Hurren, Barry Barker, Mark Bray, Neil Simpson, Kim Lloyd, Adrian Kernahan, Peter Mitchell, Phil Cooke, Dave Wareing, Jim Alwell, Dorothy Simpson, Barry Answer, Lynda Lloyd, Andrew Lailey, Kevin Smith, Peter Reeves, Alicia Saunders, Sandy Simpson, Ken Saunders, Ian Whyte

Reserves:

Paul Coopey, Chris King, Ross Muirhead, Neil Morrison, Kam Cheema

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Everyone seems to be in such a hurry to scream ‘racism’ these days.
A customer asked, “In what aisle are the Irish sausages?”
The assistant asks, “Are you Irish?”
The guy, clearly offended, says, “Yes, but let me ask you something…..
If I asked for Italian sausage, would you ask me if I was Italian?
If I had asked for German Bratwurst, would you ask me if I was German?
If I asked for a kosher hot dog would you ask me if I was Jewish?
The assistant says, “No, I probably wouldn’t.”
The guy says, “Well then, just because I asked for Irish sausage, why did you ask me if I’m Irish?”
The assistant replied, “Because you’re in Halfords.”

 

Barry

 

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Roda Away Day Monday May 22nd 2017

winners of the team prize – Dave, Dave, Terry and John……….

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A lovely day for golf, 32 players played both an individual and team event. A couple under par, and lots of bad scores! The course was interesting, but the service in the bar was very poor and unwelcoming. That alone is enough to make a return visit unlikely.

Also the coach driver somehow managed to add 30 minutes to the return journey taking us along back roads for 15 minutes before arriving back in the centre of Los Alcazares, followed by a scenic trip along the shore of Mar Menor in the direction of La Manga.

 

Winner

Tony Andrews……………………….39pts

 

Team prize

Dave Storey, Dave Wareing, Terry Burgess, John Tennant………………122pts

 

Booby prize

Barry Barker………………………….15pts (won on countback with worst back 9)

 

(my prize was a green fee voucher for Roda valid for June, July, August or December – anyone want it?)

 

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Tony was the winner………….

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players ready for the 12.24 and 12.32 start times………

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nobody told Barry Answer that the driving range on the right of the first tee was out of bounds………but he used his SAS training to roll under the net and retrieve his white ball from the mass of yellow balls…….

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and here he overestimated his skills at playing an underwater shot from among the rocks – the ball never moved, but he managed to scoop plenty of water over his head…………………

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the 7th was an island green with a 1000€ prize for a hole in one – no winners today……….

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Pierre Vikstrom and Jim Alwell……………

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Pat Hughes, Peter Reeves, Jeff Ruellan and Jim Hershaw………..

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Barry

 

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Pat Poole visited with her Fixby fillies this week, and went away with the Apollo Air trophy………..

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62 players this week and sunshine all day, although a tricky wind for all of the players.

 

Apollo Air winner

Pat Poole (27.2)……………………………………..43pts

 

1sr division

1st     Nigel Howson (9.1)………………………….38pts (on countback)

2nd   Dave Lloyd (4.4)………………………………38pts

3rd    John Collins (11.2)…………………………..37pts

 

2nd division

1st     George Lintner (23.9)……………………….39pts

2nd   Stuart McAteer (17.8)……………………….37pts (on countback)

3rd    Peter Reeves (20.7)……………………………37pts

 

Ladies

1st     Lis Jakobsen (16.2)……………………………33pts

2nd   Kim Lloyd (16.9)……………………………….31pts

 

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You can view all scores and positions for this competition at masterscoreboard, but also see the first leaderboard for the Apollo Air annual champion – total of the best 6 Apollo scores in 2017. so far we have played 5, so next month scores will be added to the totals, and after that the best score will be added and the worst score be discarded. For this championship report see under this weeks’ Apollo Air titled ‘best of series’.

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Nigel just won division one on countback………..

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well done to George in division 2…………….

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and Lis took the ladies’ prize…………….

 

 

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No golfers on the camera this week, but how on earth did this turtle find lts’ way into our lake on hole 9?

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this was a fully grown turtle and didn’t drop out of the sky…………

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Next week is a yellow ball team event. Places can be booked by members (current or past) through masterscoreboard.com. A link is on this page under LINKS – online booking. Online booking is also now available for Captains’ Day June 2nd.

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Please note that Scandinavians who played in the 2016 competition and wish to play this year should contact Jan Skjold (at jandskjold@gmail.com) before May 31st.

Monday start sheet for Roda also here, bus leaves 10 a.m. from Al Kasar, any 3 balls will play first with 4 ball times drawn on bus. Please try to wear red tops on the day.

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B Barker, B Answer, K Smith, C McAllister
K Saunders, P Cooke, D Lloyd, J Collins
D Wareing, D Storey, T Burgess, J Tennant
J Ruellan, P Hughes, P Reeves, J Hershaw
T Andrews, M Parsons, N Howson, J Killeen
C Lloyd, L Lloyd, B Whitty, P Whitty
N Simpson, R Comber, P McKee, T O’Brian
J Alwell, P Vilstrom, A Kernahan D Johnston

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40 places have been booked. Green Fee incl Buggy €45.
Insurance (where applicable) €1.50.
Optional meal after golf, Burger, Chips and Pint €8.00 or Pizza and Pint €8.00.
Transport included. Bus leaves Al Kasar car park 10.00am, First tee 12.08. Bus leaves Roda Golf 20.00pm returning to Al Kasar.

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CAPTAINS CUP EVENING PRESENTATION  TO BE HELD ON FRIDAY 2ND JUNE 2017 AT  THE CONDADO CLUB, CONDADO DE ALHAMA COMMENCING AT 7.30PM – UNTIL LATE. ENTERTAINMENT WITH BYRON G’MAN ( Byron Greenaway ) FOLLOWED BY DISCO, MEAL AND WINE –
** Please choose you meal when booking

**PATE OR PRAWN COCKTAIL
**LASAGNE, CURRY OR CHICKEN
**LEMON TORTE OR CHOCOLATE FUDGE CAKE

COFFEE

TICKETS COST 13 EUROS

TICKETS FROM ALICIA OR KIM AT THE CLOVER ON WEDNESDAY OR FRIDAY EVENINGS. Last tickets will be sold on Wednesday 31ST May at 8pm

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One for the ladies…………..

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And another for the men……………

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CATS

cats do what they want, when they want.

they rarely listen to you.

they’re totally unpredictable.

they whine when they are not happy.

when you want to play, they want to be left alone.

when you want to be alone, they want to play.

they expect you to cater for their every whim.

they’re moody.

they leave their hair everywhere.

they drive you nuts.

 

conclusion – cats are small women in fur coats.

 

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Barry

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Online booking

Find below an extensive explanation of the procedures necessary to use the online booking faciljty.

Condado de Alhama Golf Society

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4 person team Friday May 12th 2017

it was a happy 30th birthday for our bar manager at the golf club. Jenny was given some time off by Denise and Byron to enjoy the rest of her special day.

 

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Another variation on a 4 person team – this week, quite simple, the best 3 nett stableford scores went on the card at each hole. 48 players with the wind getting up for the later starters.

 

1st…………………………..123pts

Tom Toner, John Collins, Roy Winter, Terry Burgess

 

2nd…………………………119pts

Lynda Lloyd, Colin Lloyd, Paul Knight, Dave Ford

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Roy, Terry, John & Tom were the winners……….

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Dave F, Lynda, Colin & Dave K were the runners-up

 

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I didn’t play, so could get out on the course to take a few pictures…………..

 

Peter Reeves putting for par (with 2 shots) on hole 11…………….

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And this is how he got there………………………………

 

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A good option…………later I saw Les Hurren in the identical position in the bunker – he thinned it over the green into the lake………………

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Les Hurren about to put his ball in the same bunker as Peter Reeves

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Don Henry’s drive on 11 finished on the drop zone………..but I had to explain you play from there after going in the water – not like he did, before going in the water…………

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David Johnston drives off on 12…………

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Peter selects a driver off the 12th tee……………..

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Next week is the May edition of the Apollo Air competition. With 12 such competitions a year, we have decided to trial a competition for the overall champion for 2017. As it is untried, we have settled on using a total of the best 6 scores – maybe more would have ruled out too many members and less may favour those who have only played 2 or 3 rounds. We will re-evaluate this after this year is completed. The handicapmaster database can produce this information easily, so we will try to use available options like this. The first leaderboard will be published next week after the 5th qualifier.

 

Monday 22nd May is the away day to Roda.  55€ inc bus, meal, packed lunch and golf insurance, and we need to let them know the final numbers by Wednesday, so contact myself or Dave Lloyd at bookings@cdagolf.com ASAP if you want to go.

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From Monday Phil Cooke’s email address has changed. it is now:  Philcooke1@outlook.com

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In my dream world…………….the view we would have had from our magnificent clubhouse as promised in the sales brochure from Polaris World…………

Obviously this dream involves me being first back in the clubhouse and sat on the balcony in the sunshine, with a nice cold pint………….
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we would have had this view as the players completed their round on the 18th, and be able to see the start of the back nine on the tenth hole……………….

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and a great view of eagles, birdies, and much worse with the water having a serious influence on hole nine……………….

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Well, it was only a dream…………………………..

 

Barry

 

 

 

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this year’s champion, Jane Hutchinson…………….

 

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49 players and 8 guests for this week’s president’s cup competition – Neil Simpson has only been in the role for 4 days, and his big day has already arrived! It was nice to play in warm sunshine after the cool weather of the last couple of weeks and it was the ladies who were in control of the championship. Jane Hutchinson and Liv Aaland cleared 40 points easily, leaving the guys fighting for the divisional prizes.

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President’s Cup winner

Jane Hutchinson (24.2)…………………….44pts

 

1st division

1st     Pete Elgar (11.9)……………………….39pts

2nd   John Collins (13.6)……………………38pts (on countback)

3rd    Chris McAllister (3.4)………………38pts

 

2nd division

1st     Eamon Barry (19.8)…………………..39pts

2nd   Dave Rollett (18.6)…………………….35pts

3rd    Adrian Kernahan (17.5)……………34pts

 

Ladies

1st     Liv Aastad (36.0)……………………….42pts

2nd   Maggie Lintner (16.8)………………..36pts (on countback)

3rd    Barbara Rollett (27.3)………………..36pts

 

Men

Nearest pin on 17……………………Shane Scanlan

Nearest pin in 2 on 8………………Charlie Featherstone

 

Ladies

Aggregate par 3’s……………………Alicia Saunders

Aggregate par 5’s……………………Lynda Lloyd

 

Guest prize

Callum Scott

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Unfortunately several of the winners were not present but here are the ones who were……………………

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President Neil presents the trophy to Jane…………

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Alicia was the par 3 winner

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Lynda won the par 5’s……..

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Charlie was nearest on hole 8……………..

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Only one photo from out on the course……….Jim Alwell playing from the fairway (as usual!).

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The guests at the presentation at La Siena restaurant in Mazarron were entertained by Andy Woodward – thanks to Alicia for making all the arrangements, and to Lynne for acting as starter for the golf.

 

Next week is a 4 person team with the best 3 scores to count.

 

May 22nd is the away day to Roda – here is the current list of players. If your name isn’t there and you want it adding, please let me know.

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Monday May 22nd Away Day.
Roda Golf has been arranged: 40 places have been booked. Green Fee inc Buggy. €45. Insurance (where applicable)€1.50. Optional meal after golf, Burger, Chips and 1 X Pint €8.00 or Pizza and 1 x Pint €8.00.Transport included. Bus leaves Al Kasar car park 10.00am, First tee 12.08. Bus leaves Roda Golf 20.00pm returning to Al Kasar. Interested?, Contact Dave Lloyd or Barry Barker.
 
Dave Lloyd………………………………………….Ken Saunders
Phil Cook…………………………………………… Barry Barker
Barry Answer………………………………………Kevin Smith
John Collins…………………………………………Chris McAllister
Peter Reeves……………………………………….Jeff Ruellan
Pat Hughes………………………………………….Pierre Vikstrom
Neil Simpson……………………………………….Lynda Lloyd
Colin Lloyd…………………………………………..Nigel Howson
Dave Wareing………………………………………Terry Burgess
Dave Storey…………………………………………Tony Andrews
Mick Parsons………………………………………..Peter Beatt
Paddy McKee……………………………………….Bob Whitty
Ricky Comber……………………………………….Pat Whitty
Maggie Lintner……………………………………..Adrian Kernaghan
George Lintner…………………………………….
Jim Alwell……………………………………………Jim Hershaw
Barry

 

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