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Davie and Dave just pipped a very competitive field………

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54 players made up 28 teams (2 players needed a ghost) and enjoyed the perfect weather. Condado’s own Ant and Dec (Geordies Dave Lloyd and Davie Mullen) just won virtue of their excellent back 9 of 27 points. 9 teams were within 2 points of the winning score, so there must have been so many ‘what ifs’. A sad goodbye for the summer to our ever reliable starter Tanya Seckington who returns to the UK for their good weather. Tanya has been there every Friday with a cheerful smile to welcome the players. She will be missed, but thanks to Barbara Rollett who will take over the role for the next few weeks. If anyone can help her out on occasions they will be most welcome.

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1st     Dave Lloyd & Davie Mullen………………………………..46pts (on countback)

2nd    Dave Rollett & Ray Rollett………………………………….46pts

3rd     Chris McAllister & Kevin Smith………………………….45pts (on countback)

 

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Tanya in complete control……………………………

 

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Next week is the President’s Day individual stableford.

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Thanks Dorothy!

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Barry

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David shows off his trophy alongside captain Alicia Saunders

 

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The rains receded enough for the course to open for the latest special event to celebrate St George.  41 golfers braved the elements, however it was an Irishman who reigned supreme on the day. Davie Gibson used his experience of foul weather golf to show the others the way home – a great score of 39 points off his handicap of 1.4. While he found his way up the middle of the fairways, others trudged through the wet sand and mud alongside those fairways.

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St George’s Day winner

David Gibson (1.4)…………………………………………………..39pts

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1st division

1st      Tom Toner (8.6)…………………………………………….37pts (on countback)

2nd    Tom McFarlane (7.0)…………………………………….37pts

3rd     Jim Laird (13.2)………………………………………………36pts

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2nd division

1st     Atle Aastad (20.4)………………………………………….35pts (on countback)

2nd   Anthony Keating (15.8)…………………………………35pts

3rd    Jacqui Patterson (20.8)…………………………………34pts (on countback)

 

All Scotsmen in the first division prizes!

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Next Friday is a pairs stableford.

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Barry

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a miserable morning, but a few still went out………..

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The planned team event was changed to an individual event due to the weather forecast (5 successive days of rain!). If odd players had dropped out of each team, the competition would have been a farce. Eventually we only had 9 players with the rain arriving. 8 Norwegians probably thought it was good weather!

 

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1st Ylva Johnsen…………………………………..34pts (on countback)

2nd Kirsti Skardal…………………………………34pts

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Tanya was still there, pen and start sheet at the ready………………

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She was giving an egg to every golfer who turned up, never mind played. But there was a price – an kiss for an egg! Think Alicia decided she wasn’t going to miss out……………………

 

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Viking Cup Announcement

It is with great pleasure that the society committee can announce that the Viking Cup for 2019 will still take place on Tuesday 22nd October.

Two new representatives have come forward so that we can carry on the tradition of this annual event, their names will be announced in due course.

 Two minor changes are that the competition will now be  UK & Ireland -v- Europe thus allowing more Society members to apply to take part and also that it has been upgraded to Major status, therefore the criteria for playing in the competition is that:

All players must be currently paid up Society Members who will have played at least one Handicap Qualifier within the past 12 months with the Society prior to the Viking Cup date.

The UK & Ireland team is in place, a reserve list has already been started so anyone interested in playing for this year’s  UK  & Ireland team please send an email to Secretarycdagolf@outlook.com.

For the Europe team please send your email request initially to Secretarycdagolf@outlook.com and I will forward them onto the Europe Team representatives who will then be in touch.

Thank you to everyone for your patience, looking forward to a fantastic  2019 Viking Cup.

Phil Cooke

 UK & Ireland Viking Cup Team Captain

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Anyone wishing to attend the captain’s day evening event on June 7th at the Zaira  Celebration Hall in Bolneuvo should contact Alicia or Peter Reeves before May 11th as the restaurant need to know the numbers they need to cater for. It is 20€ per person to include several courses, beer, wine and transport.

Bus leaves Al Kasar at 1845
Menu
Selection of starters to share.
Please choose fish or lamb for main course.
Dessert/coffee
Wine and beer with meal.
Disco.
See Peter Reeves/ Alicia  or email Captaincdagolf@outlook.com
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It is the St George’s Day individual stableford on Monday (weather permitting). At the moment the course will be open but no buggies. Next Friday is a pairs betterball.
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Barry

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a couple of twisters approaching – those golfers may finish up in Oz, instead of the clubhouse…………..

 

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64 players for this month’s Apollo Air competition, with glorious sunshine and calm conditions. Lots of good, but not exceptional scores. Andrew Fenton was clear by two points, with a log jam for the 2 divisional prizes. No photos of the overall and 1st division winners who had previous engagements. So that left the stage clear for Neil Simpson to pose for the camera – He’d spent 10 competitions getting 0.1’s back to get another shot on his handicap and first time out with his new handicap he gave it back!

 

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Apollo Air winner

Andrew Fenton (10.1)…………………………………………..39pts

 

1st division

1st     Roger Price (7.0)………………………………………..37pts

2nd    Jan Skjold (12.0)……………………………………….36pts (on countback)

3rd     Fran Thomas (6.1)…………………………………….36pts

 

2nd division

1st    Neil Simpson (18.3)…………………………………..37pts (on contback)

2nd   Alicia Saunders (23.2)……………………………….37pts

3rd   Anthony Keating (15.6)……………………………..36pts

 

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Neil’s extra shot lasted one game………………………

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and this is the swing we should all try and emulate…………………..

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Nice to play with Don Henry again, now a famous lawn green bowler. Unfortunately he has retired again, anyone want to buy three sets of clubs? And maybe a fishing rod?

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Don is not a bad golfer – just the unluckiest………….

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and I couldn’t leave out my other playing partner, Gary Ackroyd….

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and here they all are on the 10th. I was able to take the photo because as usual, my  ball was in my pocket (again!)

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Competitions secretary Ken Saunders made it clear that the committee will try to revive the Viking Cup (which is at the moment in some doubt), but need a couple of Scandinavians to work with our two representatives to take it forward.

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Next week is a 4 person team event. 2 score on the par 3’s, 3 on the par 4’s and all to count on the par 5’s. The following Monday is the St George’s Day competition and the sheet is already full. If you want to go on the away day to Desert Springs on Monday June 3rd contact Ken Saunders.

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If anyone is interested, I have managed to add photos of the non-golfers to the Ladies Day blog from last week. Go back to last Sunday’s blog to see who was there!

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The following photo definitely applies to me, Don and Gary (not Neil!).

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Barry

 

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Ladies Day Friday April 5th 2019

Torild (right) with runner-up Lynda………………..

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This ladies major competition was initially set up by Cath Emmett-Smith and this year was sponsored by Leanne from Eden Health & Beauty, who provided the major prizes and those for the non-golfers putting competition (plus cava of course!). The society added the nibbles and some other gifts. Again Tanya was our starter, and donations were made by Jane Mitchell, Astri Spieler, Peter Reeves and Ardis Cairney. The heavens opened about 3pm along with some gusty wind, so that resulted in several no returns from the men.

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Ladies

1st Torild Lailey (24.8)………………………………………………..43pts

2nd Lynda Lloyd (16.8)………………………………………………..39pts

3rd Kirsti Skardal (21.1)……………………………………………….38pts

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Torild won the par 3 aggregate and Lynda the par 5’s. Astri Spieler had the same score as Torild but gave her the prize, a nice gesture!

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Ladies putting

1st Caroline Kummerer…………………15

2nd Martina Alwell………………………..16 (countback)

3rd Tina Burgess……………………………16

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.Men1st division

1st Paddy McKee (13.9)……………………………………….38pts (on countback)

2nd Kevin McKendry (7.7)…………………………………….38pts

3rd Dave Lloyd (4.4)……………………………………………..37pts

4th Tom Toner (9.3)………………………………………………36pts.

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Mens division 2

1st Jim Alwell (20.7)……………………………………………..35pts

2nd Phil Cooke (16.4)……………………………………………33pts

3rd Anthony Keating (15.5)………………………………….32pts (on countback)

4th Ken Saunders (27.9)……………………………………..32pts

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Just found these photos that were supplied by Alicia………………………………

 

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Sorry it is a bit brief this week but I was away in the UK with no wi-fi.

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Barry

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