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This week there were 14 teams, 55 players.

Goodbye to Phil Cooke, who has managed the top position so well for the last year. His competition was a 4 person Texas scramble, and it was another triumph for Paul Harrington’s team who won the Camposol celebrity am only 3 days ago in the same format.

1st. Paul Harrington, Shaun Cairney, Tony Keating, Jim Laird…………63 – 5.0 – 58.0

2nd. Ken Saunders, Alicia Saunders, Phil Cooke, Chris McAllister…….67 – 5.8 – 61.2

Sorry it is brief but in UK with no laptop.

Barry

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Again Condado had the winners in this charity event. Condado B ( Paul Harrington, Shaun Cairney, Torild and Andrew Lailey won by a country mile with a net score of 55.1 in this Texas Scramble competition. 12 birdies, 2 bogeys and 4 pars made up this fantastic score.  Also Andrew had the nearest the pin prize, and Karam Dean won the longest drive! Thanks to Neil Simpson for entering the four teams and making sure we won!

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the winners!

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before the game…………..

 

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Andrew

 

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Karam

 

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Neil’s team

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Well done guys!

 

 

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Dublin Crystal Friday March 22nd 2019

Jan’s first Dublin Crystal to go with his Apollo Air trophies……….

 

 

56 players in perfect conditions, and 38pts was enough to take the trophy. Well done Jan Jakobsen just winning on countback from Shaun Cairney , who was in the prizes yet again!

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Dublin Crystal

1st      Jan Jakobsen (14.2)……………………………………………….38pts (on countback)

2nd     Shaun Cairney (10.5)…………………………………………….38pts

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1st division

1st     Paul Harrington (4.1)……………………………………………..37pts (on countback)

2nd   Rudi Miroli (12.5)…………………………………………………….37pts

3rd    Philip Mozes (12.7)…………………………………………………36pts (on countback)

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2nd division

1st    Ken Saunders (27.6)………………………………………………..36pts (on countback)

2nd   Anthony Keating (15.4)………………………………………….35pts (on countback)

2rd    Jostein Landsvik (15.8)…………………………………………..35pts

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Ladies

1st     Astri Spieler (14.4)…………………………………………………..34pts (on countback)

2nd    Edith Mozes (15.9)………………………………………………….34pts

 

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only 2nd this week for Shaun, but a very nice momento. But look below at the handicap review…………..

 

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a fine performance from Paul to take the divison one prize…………

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Ken went in 15 bunkers but still managed to win the 2nd division!

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Astri is back and top of the ladies……………

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View from clubhouse rooftop terrace over practice area towards the Sierra Espuna ……..

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the AGM is on Tuesday, 17.30 for 18.00 at the Condado Club. Here are the motions which have been put forward for discussion.

 

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1. Proposer: Ellen Gulbrandsen                                     Seconded: Svein Erik Gulbrandsen

It is proposed that the Ladies and Gents Divisions are merged.

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2. Proposer: Neil Simpson                                               Seconded: Tom Sawyer

Should the Ladies division be scrapped and they are then included in Division 1 and 2, in order for competitions to be fair to all players the maximum handicap allowance for men and women be set at 28 (plus the slope) giving a maximum playing handicap for everyone of 35.

 

3. Proposer: Paul Harrington                                         Seconded: Tom Toner

During a Monday and Wednesday competition the men play all Par 3’s off the Blue tees.

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Condado de Alhama Golf Society

Handicap Review Report

Home Club Members only

Printed: 21 March 2019

Review Result

The following players should have their handicap reviewed:
Player Current Handicap New Handicap Change
Barry Barker 21.1 22.1 1
Bjorn Boifot 19.5 20.5 1
Stuart Campsie 6.9 8.9 2
Karin Dahl 14.3 16.3 2
Ellen Gulbrandsen 25.4 24.4 -1
Steve Hatherall 15.8 16.8 1
Bosse Hidenfalk 9.2 10.2 1
Eva Hidenfalk 24.5 25.5 1
Jan Holdhus 21.3 22.3 1
Meurig Hughes 20.9 21.9 1
Ralph Jackson 13.2 14.2 1
Martin Roy 27.3 29.3 2
Shaun Cairney 10.1 8.1 -2
Ian Terrance White 18.2 20.2 2
Mick Whitehead 19.2 21.2 2
Edith Mozes 18.9 17.9 -1
Number of players reviewed: 900  

 

 

The course will be very busy next week with over 700 bookings. Even our own reserved times are full, so latecomers are often disappointed.
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Pat with the trophy………..

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55 players this week played in gorgeous Spanish spring sunshine. Tanya was back as starter, and took the opportunity to move her desk out onto the terrace in the sun.

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Apollo Air winner

Pat Whitty (13.3)…………………………………………………….37pts (on countback)

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1st division

1st    Chris McAllister (4.1)…………………………………..36pts

2nd   Bob Whitty (13.9)………………………………………..35pts

3rd    Robin Wilson (14.0)…………………………………….34pts (on countback)

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2nd division

1st    Kevin Smith (18.5)……………………………………….37pts

2nd   Chris Holt (16.0)………………………………………….36pts (on countback)

3rd    Philip Aitkin (17.6)………………………………………36pts

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Ladies

1st    Ellen Gulbrandsen (25.2)……………………………32pts

2nd   Eli Holdhus (31.1)……………………………………….31pts

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Ladies par 3’s aggregate

Ellen Gulbrandsen

Ladies par 5’s

Pat Whitty

Men’s nearest pin on 17

Robin Wilson

Men’s nearest pin in 2 on 8th

Chris Holt

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Pat won the par 5 prize as well!

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Ellen also managed to pick up two prizes………….

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Kevin has been in the winner’s circle a lot lately…………….

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Chris was nearest the pin on hole 8………………..

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Usually we have lots of fancy dress for St Patrick’s Day, but although there were plenty of society green shirts I could only come up with these three photos………………..

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This is real dedication!

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He probably is no saint!

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Anthony Keating looks like a proper Irishman…………..

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Ladies Day is on April 5th, and any non-golfing ladies are welcome to join in an informal  putting competition at 2pm (no doubt with cava to follow!). Our professional lady players will tee off first so as to be back to assist the amateurs! The day is sponsored by Eden Health & Beauty. The evening celebration is now at La Siena in Mazarron town and it will be fantastic to welcome back the fabulous Dee with the entertainment. Price is 20€ to include four course meal, wine, beer, cava and bus there and back.

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The 2nd away day of the year is to Desert Springs (Almeria) on Monday June 3rd. Included is green fee, buggy, lunch bag and bus travel. Price 50€ (20€ deposit to Ken). Ladies not golfing will be taken to Mojacar Pueblo.

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Barry

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4 person Team Friday March 8th 2019

Ken, Neil, Alicia and Phil were all high handicap but made those shots count……..

 

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This week was a team event with 3 scores to count at each hole. 11 teams with 2 of them requiring a ghost card. A lovely sunny day and a breeze that did affect the scores. The winners only needed 115 points, which is not particularly high for this format, and although I didn’t play I did follow them through holes 11 to 14. What I did see was a team trying to avoid finishing last, so I was amazed when I saw the results. I must have missed all their good holes! Tanya had a day off, so thanks to Marina Harrington for stepping into the breach.

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winnlng on countback

1st    Ken Saunders, Alicia Saunders, Phil Cooke, Neil Simpson…………..115pts

2nd  Tom Toner, Paul Harrington, Shaun Cairney, Jeff Lightle……………..115pts

 

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Did manage to get a few photos from the winning team, but didn’t think that they would take the top prize!

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the flag on 13 was in the most difficult position, but Phil and Alicia managed to get within scoring distance………………..

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this is why Ken didn’t score on 13 – finished in a place where I haven’t been before. Neil was still looking for his ball………………….

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Good to have photos that I didn’t take – Bob Whitty, John Collins, Pat Whitty, Tony Keating.

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full of hope at the start, but it wasn’t their day…….

 

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Next week is the St Patrick’s Day stableford – expect to see plenty of green………………..

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All motions and committee proposals for the AGM must be sent to the captain by next Tuesday 12th March. Captaincdagolf@outlook.com

 

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Barry

 

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Above, our golf club staff – Alvaro, Anna, Antonio and Paqui……………………….

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Last week we were fortunate to join in the 70th birthday celebrations for a popular member of our society, Peter Reeves. About 200 guests joined him at his party in Bolnuevo and it was good to see the staff from the golf club invited.

Peter has just had another hip operation yesterday and everything went well, he is now recovering. We all wish him well for a speedy recovery.

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This week was the 3rd Apollo Air of 2019, and with 5 scores to count from the 12 Apollo’s of the year the early front runners for the annual trophy are emerging. The March edition was won by Chris McAllister with a great score of 39 points off a handicap of 4.4. There were 42 players, with lots of good scores around the par level.

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Winner

Chris McAllister (4.4)………………………………39pts (on countback)

 

1st division

1st Shaun Cairney (11.3)……………………….39pts

2nd Jeff Lightle (5.9)………………………………37pts

 

2nd division

1st Kevin Smith (18.9)…………………………….37pts (on countback)

2nd Jim Alwell (20.9)………………………………37pts

 

Ladies

1st Christine Lawson (20.2)……………………35pts

2nd Eli Holdhus (31.0)…………………………….33pts

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Overall after 3 qualifiers:

Shaun Cairney…………………………………………..114pts

Tom Toner…………………………………………………108pts

Chris McAllister………………………………………..107pts

 

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great score from Chris……..

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Kev was in the same group as Chris, some great golf………

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I think I take a picture of Shaun every week……….

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well done Christine……….

 

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work continues on the fairway edges – here staff are working on hole 11……………….

 

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Only about 3 weeks to the AGM – applications for committee and motions to be discussed must be sent to the captain by March 12th. Captaincdagolf@outlook.com

I had to amend the blog just after I posted it last week – please note times for the AGM are:

Arrive at Condado Club at 17.30 for 18.00 start (not 18.30 for 19.00).

Next week is a 4 person team event (3 scores to count at each hole).

 

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Only 2 weeks until St Patricks day so might as well start early with the jokes………………..

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Paddy and Seamus were out at sea on a fishing trip. Paddy saw some divers on a nearby boat and said to Seamus……………….

‘why do those divers always fall backwards into the sea?’

Seamus replied ‘well it’s obvious – if they fell forwards they’d still be in the boat…………….’

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Barry

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