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Well done Tony, low handicap and very consistent over the year!

 

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Sorry for the late posting, but had no internet connection until 4.30 Sunday.

A lovely spell of good weather over the last few weeks continued for the 40 golfers in the last qualifier for the annual championship. A bit like the formula one system where each race is very prestigious, but the overall championship is the target. Only one or two were still in the frame for the main prize, but everyone had a chance in the December stableford. But in the end, Tony Andrews didn’t have to post a score as the challengers failed to deliver – Tony is the annual champion!

Well done to Gabbi Buch who had a great scorer to win on the day, and also thanks to our ever-reliable Tanya Seckington for being our starter!

No ladies prize today, only 3 entries.

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Apollo Air winner

Gabbi Buch (21.3)…………………………………………………………………………45pts

 

1st division

1st     Roy Winter (7.8)…………………………………………………………………42pts

2nd    Jim Chapman (11.6)………………………………………………………….36pts

3rd     Michael Ryder (10.4)………………………………………………………..36pts

 

2nd division

1st   Alicia Saunders (23.9)………………………………………………………….42 pts

2nd  Neil Simpson (18.2)…………………………………………………………….37pts  (on countback)

3rd   Jim Hershaw (16.4)……………………………………………………………..37pts

 

.Annual trophy

 

1st Tony Andrews………………………………………………………………………..190 pts

2nd Shaun Cairney………………………………………………………………………188pts

3rd  Blair Johnstone…………………………………………………………………….183pts

 

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Gabbi must have played like Nicklaus for 45 points!

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Well done Roy, 1st division winner…………..

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no ladies prize but Alicia still in the winner’s circle……………

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Three away days are planned for 2019 – at Lorca, Desert Springs and Aguilon. The first is at Lorca on Monday January 21st, first tee time 11 a.m.. The price is 40€ to include the green fee, buggy, 2€ sweep, bacon bap and coffee on arrival and coach transfer. The bus will leave Al Kasar at 9 a.m. Also included is a packed lunch. A deposit of 20€ will confirm your place or if you are not on site a definite commitment by email with the date of your arrival (when the deposit must be paid). The trip is for the first 40 golfers, plus approximately 15 wives/partners who will go to the Lorca shopping centre.

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The next is Monday June 3rd at Desert Springs (11 a.m. first tee off). The price is 50€ to include green fee, buggy, range balls, packed lunch and coach travel, leaving Al Kasar at 08. 30 a.m. Breakfast, burger & chips or buffet may be possible but is not included. Again, 20€ deposit is required from the first 40 players (same rules as before) and 15 wives/partners who will go to Mojacar for the day.

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The last venue is Aguilon on October 7th (maximum 40 golfers, first tee from 11.18 a.m). Price 45€ with deposit required as above. Included is the green fee, buggy, packed lunch and coach return. Departing Al Kasar at 09.30 a.m. again 15 wives/partners going to Aguilas town.

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The new rules brought in by The Royal & Ancient will be active from January !st 2019, so if anyone is able to bring over a few of the new rule books the committee will be most grateful.

Next week I will post a summary of the main changes – I will copy John Brown’s post from the Camposol Gazette which seems to cover the main points. Hope you don’t mind John, your comments will be so useful.

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A joke to finish with…………………………………..

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Paddy was on his deathbed and knew the end was near. His nurse , his wife, his daughter and two sons are with him at his home in Belfast. He asks for 2 independent witnesses to be present and a camcorder be in place to record his last wishes. When all is ready he begins to speak.

‘My son, Seamus, I want you to take the houses in Cultra. My daughter, Geraldine, you take the apartments over in Malone Road. My son Patrick junior – I want you to take the offices in the city centre. Bridget, my dear wife, please take all the residential properties on the upper Lisburn Road’.

The nurse and the witnesses are blown away. They did not realise the extent of Paddy’s wealth. As he slips away, the nurse says to the wife ‘ Mrs O’Shaughnessy, my deepest condolences – your husband must have been such a hard working and wonderful man to have accumulated all this property.’

‘Property?’ his wife replies. ‘the fecker had a window cleaning round!’

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Barry

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Lots of sunshine, but golfers were wrapped up well against the stiff breeze. 36 players made up 9 teams of 4, with 3 scores to count at each hole. Friday was back to the start of winter golf with the first group out being 10.00 (not 09.00). The reason for this is to avoid delays when the course is hit by early morning frost (not due just yet!). Thanks to Fiona Keating for acting as starter this week.

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1st     Dave Wareing, Tom Toner, Roy Winter, Shaun Cairney………………………114pts

2nd   Sven Erik & Ellen Gulbrandsen, Andrew & Torild Lailey………………………109pts

 

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Dave, Shaun, Alicia, Roy and Phil…………………

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Next week if the final Apollo Air individual stableford of 2018 and the annual champion will be crowned!

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Christmas is nearly here but do we have some cultural differences between nations?

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Barry

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