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Tony wins the last Dublin Crystal event of 2018 – can he also hold onto his lead in the final Apollo Air in two weeks time?

 

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A few spots of rain but no wind for the 50 players in the 4th Dublin Crystal of 2018. There were some really good scores and perhaps Roy Winter thought his 43 points would be easily good enough, but he was just beaten by Tony Andrews’ better back nine. Thanks to our ever reliable starter, Tanya Seckington, and also to Iain and Christine Lawson, who have donated biscuits and sweets as prizes for the raffle in the run up to Christmas.

 

Overall

1st      Tony Andrews (7.4)…………………………………………………..43pts (on countback)

2nd     Roy Winter (9.1)………………………………………………………..43pts

 

1st division

1st      Terry Burgess (9.7)…………………………………………………….40pts

2nd     Bernard West (13.7)………………………………………………….38pts

3rd     Ricky Comber (11.7)…………………………………………………..35pts (on countback)

 

2nd division

1st      Colin Lloyd (13.9))……………………………………………………..34pts (on countback)

2nd    Iain Lawson (26.7)………………………………………………………34pts

3rd     Philip Aitkin (17.1)……………………………………………………..32pts (on countback)

 

Ladies

1st      Alicia Saunders (24.0)………………………………………………..37pts

.2nd    Fran Hobson (18.6)……………………………………………………36pts (on countback)

 

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a great round from Roy wasn’t quite good enough……………………

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Terry keeps up his winning run……………………..

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Colin didn’t think his score had a chance, but here he is………………

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There were 9 ladies………….some great scores and 4 of them had better scores than the division 2 winner but had to compete in their own division. Alicia’s was the best and as she is on ALL the photos no need for an individual one!

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I played with 3 great guys – Brian Walker was our scratch golfer playing off zero (he hadn’t got enough rounds in this year). Don Henry hasn’t played with us for over 6 months due to his involvement with the Mazarron bowls club, but he hasn’t lost anything – he still played exactly the same as he did before! Neil Simpson is Neil, you don’t know what to expect and lots of low hooks finish down the middle, while other specialities found places that no one has been before. Great company played in the spirit that golf should be played!

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Don and Brian have not been here for some time but most welcome………..

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Neil looks for his ball on undiscovered land between the 1st and 2nd holes. Jack Nicklaus never thought to put an out-of-bounds stake over there – that’s why it is full of snakes, lizards and spiders etc. Neil should have shouted ‘I’m a celebrity, get me out of here!’

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Neil found A fairway over the water on 11, but this was the 12th……

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the birds on the 11th green didn’t bother to move for Neil’s second shot. Mind you, they didn’t move for any of our tee shots either!

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Neil has a different stance for putting as opposed to a tee shot….

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Next week is a 4 person team event, 3 to count at each hole.

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Paddy thought his new girlfriend might be the one he could settle down with. But after looking through her knicker drawer and finding a nurse’s uniform, a French maid’s outfit and a policewoman’s uniform he decided that if she couldn’t hold down a job she wasn’t the one for him.

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Barry

 

 

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no buggies allowed today……………………….

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41 players this week, made up 11 teams in Kevin’s special event, but there were problems caused by the recent rains which entailed moving some players between teams. With no buggies allowed on the course some were unable to walk the course and had to withdraw. A minimum of 3 players per team were required to compete and allowances for this were made. Overcast from the start, but very still with no wind and no rain – until 12.30 when the heavens opened. Players needed all their winter gear from back home, waterproofs, umbrellas, towels and dry gloves.

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Still some good scores though (and some bad ones!), The winners were husband and wife partnerships from Barry (Wales) and Oslo (Norway) where rain is not unknown!

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1st      Colin Lloyd, Lynda Lloyd, Andrew Lailey, Torild Lailey……………………….116pts

2nd     Tommy Toner, Shaun Cairney, Roy Winter, Terry Burgess………………..115pts

3rd      Kevin Smith, Chris McAllister, Noel Brady, Anthony Keating……………113pts

 

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Kevin presents the new trophy to the winners……..

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The society is on a healthy financial footing, so the decision has been made to replace practically all our trophies. Also the CDA Golf Society Facebook page has been closed down – it was merely replicating the information which can be found on this blog.

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The heavy clouds opened as this group got to the 12th, you can see the lake in front of the green that wasn’t there on Wednesday!

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Another disaster occurred at Mar Menor, where their buggy shed was struck by lightning on Wednesday night causing the loss of 10 buggies, Fortunately the rest of the buggies were out of harm’s way in the underground store. La Torre and Saurines also suffered course damage, so no  buggies in use at any of the 6 courses.

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Next week is the 4th Dublin Crystal individual stableford of the year.

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As it rained a lot this week, and Christmas is coming, here is a joke combining the two!

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A Russian couple was walking down the street in St Petersburg when the man felt a drop hit his nose. “I think it’s raining,” he said to his wife.

“No, that felt more like snow to me.” She replied.
“No, I’m sure it was just rain, “ he said. They were about to have a major argument when they saw a communist party official walking towards them.

“Let’s not fight about it, “the man said.” Let’s ask Comrade Rudolph whether it’s officially raining or snowing”.

As the official approached, the man said “Tell us, Comrade Rudolph whether it is officially raining or snowing?”

“It’s raining of course,” he answered and walked on. But the woman insisted “I know that felt like snow!”

To which the man replied quietly, “Rudolph the Red knows rain, dear!”

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Barry

 

 

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a lovely November day on Condado…………………

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This week I was going to call the conditions ‘blustery’ but the players remarked that it was much worse than that – gale force was the term used! The greens were quite testy after being rolled, so once the wind got your putt it just decided to do it’s own thing! Nevertheless, there were 6 teams within 2 shots at the top of the leaderboard. 56 players today.

Thanks again to Liz Beaton for acting as starter.

 

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1st      Philip Aitkin & Stephen Bell…………………………………….44pts

2nd    Nigel Howson & Tony Andrews……………………………..43pts (on countback)

3rd    Colin Lloyd & Lynda Lloyd……………………………………….43pts (on countback)

 

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Stephen and Philip, this week’s winners…………

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no calm lake on 11 today……………

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Next week is a special event, the Kevin Smith team challenge which is a 4 person stableford competition.

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Barry

 

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