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72 players (36 pairs) for this 2 person texas scramble (a full sheet with no spaces left). Thanks to Peter Reeves for acting as starter, although he was hoping for a late cancellation so he could play. For me, not having played for so long it was great to play with different people – Stuart Legg and Paul Douglas are old friends, but it was good to actually play with them. Our fourball must have been the most ancient out there with the total age between us adding up to 292 years, not one under 70 and still golfing!

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Paul (75), Stuart (74), Me (72) and Barry Answer (71). Barry can’t remember the last time he was the youngest!

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ist      Chris McCallister & Kevin Smith……………………69 – 6.8 = 62.2

2nd    Denis O’Sullivan & David Murphy………………..72 – 7.5 = 64.5

3rd     Steve Lancaster & Mark Hudson………………….72 – 7.3 = 64.7

4th     Philip Lloyd & Ricky Adams…………………………..73 – 7.0 = 66.0

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Looks like Kev has been stood in a bag of fertilizer – he just keeps growing!

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There were many comments from golfers who have not been here lately about the condition of the greens. The general consensus was that they are in the worst state since the course opened. I’m afraid we do not know the reason for this.

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A busy October for us, but it is also the month when we are invited to play in Aguilon’s own Ryder Cup qualifiers. See below all the info from Les Raufer, organiser.

 

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The 10th Aguilon Annual Ryder Cup Competition
This years annual match will take place over the weekend of 24th& 25th November, featuring a team of U.K. (and rest of Europe) golfers and the team representing Spain, the format being pairs betterball on Saturday and Singles Matchplay on Sunday. For those wishing to play for the U.K. team there will be 3 qualifying competitions.
Wednesday 17th October Tee Times 8.45am to 9.39am
Monday 22nd October, Tee Times 11.18 to 11.54 and 12.12 to 12.30
Wednesday 31st October Tee Times 11.18 to 12.21
If any society or group has booked a competition at Aguilon during the month of October, they can use it as a “Ryder” qualifier providing that they let me know at least two weeks beforehand.
The format is Individual Stableford with the player having the choice of tee to play from White, Yellow or Blue for men and Blue or Red for ladies. When your choice is made ALL players MUST use their exact handicap and then apply the relevant slope handicap of the tee
chosen.
The top 30 scores taken from any of the three rounds will qualify for the U.K. team. The costs are as follows: to play in one qualifier for non-members it will be 35 euros including buggy, for those who want to play in 2 or 3 qualifiers, the cost of the second and/or third game will be 25 euros inc buggy. For members the cost of the first qualifier will be 16 euros inc buggy
and the 2nd or 3rd round will be 16 euros, for those members who wish to walk or have contract buggies the cost is 6 euros per qualifier,
Please note this applies to qualifiers only, the cost of the Ryder  weekend is as stated below regardless of walking or having a contract buggy. All cards must have “ryder qualifier” and be signed showing the tee played from and exact handicap and slope handicap and left with the
caddymaster.
For those of you wishing to book tee times within the times listed above please contact myself (Les Raufer) at this email address – lesantas@yahoo.co.uk , NOT the club. If a large group wishes to play outside the above times during October please contact the club direct, but please be warned, there is very little availability.
For those lucky enough to qualify the cost over the weekend of the 24th & 25th November is 45 euros for non members and 32 euros for members, this includes the two days golf inc buggy, a team polo shirt and a bar-b-que after the presentation. Good luck to all participants and it is about time we regained the cup.
Regards
Les Raufer
Next week is the Barry Answer special event (individual stableford), followed by a night out at the Condado Club for entrants and their partners. It looks like that also will be a full start sheet.
Barry

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Lynda was the winner this week…………………

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This week was the September edition of the annual Apollo Air championship, although a much desired trophy in itself. Thanks to Barbara Rollett, who was this week’s starter for the 40 players.

I tried out my new knee for the first time in 8 months, and was pleasantly surprised to find that I had no pain – but the golf was definitely rusty!

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Alicia got my best drive on 14, my best 2nd to the centre of the green, but made sure you could see her drive just in front of mine!

 

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Apollo Air winner

Lynda Lloyd (18.8)………………………………………………………………….41pts

 

1st division

1st     Paul Gilks (13.0)……………………………………………………………38pts

2nd   Lee Hobson (8.8)………………………………………………………….36pts (on countback)

 

2nd division

1st    Robin Wilson (15.1)……………………………………………………….37pts

2nd  Ken Saunders (24.7)……………………………………………………….33pts (on countback)

 

Ladies

1st    Jane Hutchinson (19.3)…………………………………………………35pts

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Paul was the first division winner…………………..

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Jane won the ladies……..

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Thanks to Mark Elgar who has had a couple of wins recently and has donated his prize money to our cancer charity.

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A reminder to all players – if the group behind you are waiting to play and you wish for time to look for a ball, PLEASE wave them through!

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It seems a lot of members do not know the correct email address for bookings – it is no  longer bookings@cdagolf.com. The correct address is Email address is bookingscdagolf@outlook.com

 

Also these are also contact addresses for the committee:

 

Captain Captaincdagolf@outlook.com

Vice Captain Vicecaptaincdagolf@outlook.com

Secretary Secretarycdagolf@outlook.com

Competitions CompcdaGolf@outlook.com

Handicaps Handicapcdagolf@outlook.com

Events Eventscdagolf@outlook.com

Membership  Memberscdagolf@outlook.com

There is also a general email address:

Condadogolf@outlook.com

 

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Also the phone app for the society is very useful – on the first page of masterscoreboard select mobile site.

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Barry

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Ivan & Jaqui’s photo for the frame in the trophy cabinet………..

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Another major competition – this time our only pairs stableford strokeplay event. Such a close race with four pairs within a shot of the winners, all of whom would have beaten Jaqui and Ivor if a countback had been used. In fact, 18 of the 21 teams (42 players) scored below par, so such a competitive format. Thanks again to Liz Beaton for acting as starter. See the note at the end of this blog which will make the starter’s job easier (as it should be).

The competition was sponsored by Avalon funeral plans, who donated the trophy and replicas to the winners, and also purchased the prizes.

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1st     Jaqui Patterson & Ivor Abernethy………………………………….65

2nd   Neil Dalgarno & Peter Beatt……………………………………………66 (countback)

3rd    Pat Whitty & Bob Whitty…………………………………………………66 (countback)

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Nearest pin on 8th…………………………Peter Beatt

Nearest pin on 17th………………………Mick Fenner

Ladies nearest pin on 17th…………..no winner

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the winners………………

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so near for Neil and Peter with a good back 9………

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Bob and Pat were also just one shot short of the title……………….

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Peter also won the spot prize on the 8th………….

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After my comment last week about the water level in the lake at holes 10/11 it was great to see water flowing in from the inlet pipe on Friday – however, sod’s law, torrential rain overnight Friday with more forecast!

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better this week!

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Good news – GNK now offer membership at 4 courses instead of 6, with massive savings on all categories from last year. The courses are Condado, La Torre, El Valle and Hacienda Riquelme. If a member shares a buggy with a non-member, the member pays 25€ and the non-member will contribute half. It looks like there is no benefit if you only play once a week for the 3 month option but increasingly attractive for longer memberships. Two games or more a week is a really good deal.

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Remember, you pay 9€ each time you play 18 holes..

Competitions for 2019 are now posted on masterscoreboard if you want to plan your flights now!

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Next week is the Apollo Air individual stableford for September.

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We have had a number of occasions recently where members have produced proof of handicap on a competition day. As all competitions are set up in advance it is extremely difficult to verify or adjust handicaps on competition days. Therefore proof of handicap will no longer be accepted on these days. Any member whose name is on the start sheet and who is required to produce proof of handicap and has not done so either in person, at the Wednesday evening meeting in the Clover between 7 – 8 pm, or by email PRIOR to bookings closing for that competition will have their handicap set to scratch “0”.

This will remain in place until proof is shown and when the handicap secretary is able to update the information on the computer (which will not be on the day of competition).

Please help the committee by emailing verification of your handicap from your home club (if you have one) prior to renewing membership. Also you must fill out a FULLY completed membership form when paying the membership fee.

The Committee

That’s all for this week folks!

Barry

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Tommy will soon be off scratch at this rate!

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and Neil is heading for division one…………

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No major or special event this week, just a straight-forward stableford. Tommy Toner again the man in form in division one, and Neil Simpson wins division two for the second week running. Don’t ask him the reason for his massive improvement, he doesn’t know! Again thanks to Liz Beaton for acting as starter.

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1st division

1st      Tom Toner (8.8)………………………………………………..39pts

2nd    Eddie Rainey (13.7)…………………………………………..36pts (on countback)

3rd     Jeff Lightle (5.2)………………………………………………..36pts (on countback)

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2nd division

1st     Neil Simpson (18.8)…………………………………………..39pts (on countback)

2nd   Jim Rowley (21.8)……………………………………………….39pts (on countback)

3rd    Colin Lloyd (15.7)……………………………………………….37pts

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No ladies division again this week, only 4 entries.

 

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It’s getting to be a habit, another eagle on a par 4 – last week it was John Eadie on the 5th, this week Jeff Lightle finished his round in style with a 2 on the par 4 18th!

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Very sad to see the water levels in the lakes on holes 11 and 13 which are an eyesore to penthouse owners and visitors overlooking them. Don’t know the reason for this but hopefully as the summer heat cools they will be restored to their former glory.

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Next week is a major event, the society annual pairs strokeplay – the only one of its’ kind in the annual calendar. Also there are still space for the away day on Monday October 29th to Valle del Este, ladies you can have a spa day!

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AWAY DAY MONDAY 29 OCTOBER. There are still a few places for golfers to take advantage to play at Valle del Este.

The ladies will be going to the spa at the hotel and again free bus for them cost 15€ plus costs for bathing hats, flips flops, hire of towels/ bath robes (if required/bring your own). See attached any additional spa treatments. Please pre book these with us before 20 October.

Ken and Alicia

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.The kids are back to school…………………

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Mother: “Did you enjoy your first day at school?”
Girl: “First day? Do you mean I have to go back tomorrow?

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Mom: What did you do at school today?
Mark: We did a guessing game.
Mom: But I thought you were having a math exam.
Mark: That’s right!

Johnny: Teacher, would you punish me for something I didn’t do?
Teacher: Of course not.
Johnny: Good, because I didn’t do my homework.

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Luke comes home from his first day of school, and his mother asks, “What did you learn today?”

“Not enough,” Luke replies. “They said I have to go back tomorrow.”

 

Barry

 

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John, Jim and Shaun with captain Phil……………………………..

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This week’s format was 2 scores on 1-6, 3 on 7-12 and 4 on 13-18. Thanks again to Liz Beaton for acting as starter. Excellent weather for the 47 players who made up the 12 teams. We have a rule for teams who are a player short – a ghost card is selected at random. In this case it must have been a good ghost as the winners had the same score as the second team, and only won on back 9 countback, 64 to 65.

 

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1st  John Eadie, Shaun Cairney, Jim Laird & ghost………………………….116pts

2nd Dave Wareing, Dave Storey, Robin Wilson, Tom McFarlane….116pts

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John Eadie managed a first – the first time that I am aware that anyone holed out in two shots on the par 4 6th. Normally it is an achievement to even two putt on that green!

Remember that green fees have changed from September, now 37 euros walking, 48 with a shared buggy.

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Next week’s competition is an individual stableford.

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And to fill space up…………………………………….

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Colin had his neck brace fitted years ago and since then he’s never looked back.

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You can’t lose a homing pigeon. If your homing pigeon doesn’t come back, then what you’ve lost is a pigeon

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Golf is not just a good walk ruined, it’s also the act of hitting things violently with a stick ruined.

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I went to a Pretenders concert. It turned out to be a tribute act.

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There were 2 birds sitting on a perch. One said to the other ‘can you smell fish?’

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Think about it………………..

 

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There were 2 birds sitting on a perch. One said to the other ‘can you smell fish?’

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If you still don’t get it, ask a friend…………………….

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Barry

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