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Pairs Stableford Friday May 24th 2019

a fantastic score from the two Johns…………

 

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This week was a pairs competition with 52 players, and although we usually expect a good winning score, this week was exceptional! It was strokeplay (which should be more difficult!) but 11 under would normally be enough to win, but the two Scottish Johns destroyed the opposition with a score which was the equivalent of 15 under. Peter Reeves stood in as starter and had a long day before going out to play in the last group.

Some great scoring, 23 of the 26 pairs scored par or better.

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1st   John Donaldson & John Collins………………………………….57

2nd  Robin Wilson & Jim Alwell………………………………………….62

3rd  Philip Aitkin & Tom McFarlane…………………………………..64 (on countback)

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Next week is a 4 person team event, and the following Monday is the away day to Desert Springs. Lets make a good impression with everyone wearing the blue society shirts (or any blue shirt). The bus leaves at 09.00 from the Al Kasar, and the 20€ deposit needs to be paid ASAP to Ken Saunders. Also payment is due for the captain’s day evening meal at the Zaira restaurant in Bolneuvo.

For those not going to Desert Springs the society have reserved some times at Condado, but if there are less than 12 players we will not be given society rates. If it does go ahead there will not be a formal competition.

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Barry

 

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Ralph Jackson was this month’s Apollo Air champion…………

 

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49 players in this month’s Apollo Air stableford and thanks again to Barbara Rollett for carrying out the starter’s duties. Ralph Jackson was this month’s winner on countback from Dave Rollett. Also thanks to Bernard West who as a new committee member volunteered to assist Alicia in the prize giving this week.

 

Apollo Air winner

Ralph Jackson (14.2)……………………………………………..38pts (on countback)

 

1st division

1st     Anthony Keating (14.7)……………………………..36pts

2nd   Tony Andrews (7.3)…………………………………….34pts (on countback)

3rd    Tommy Toner (8.7)…………………………………….34pts (on countback)

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2nd division

1st    Dave Rollett (18.9)……………………………………….38pts

2nd   Jim Hershaw (16.7)………………………………………36pts

3rd    Colin Lloyd (15.3)…………………………………………35pts

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Now that some players have completed the maximum qualifying scores for the annual championship it is no surprise to see some regular winners leading………………….

 

1st   Tom Toner………………………………….175pts

2nd Shaun Cairney…………………………….167pts

3rd  Tony Andrews…………………………….140pts

 

 

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Anthony continued his run of good form in claiming the 1st division prize…………..

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and Dave was the best of the second division……….

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and out on the course…………………………………

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Alicia found herself in an awful position at hole 10……………….

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and Ken was even worse with this unplayable lie on 15 – he was lucky to find it!

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and an update on the local nature in Condado………………..

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ducklings on 13………..

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the white one feeds from Phil’s hand………………….

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this fish was laid by the lake on hole 5, maybe dropped by a heron?

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who would have thought to make garden ornaments from old golf balls? Cath Emmett-Smith did!

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and the winners this week are……………………………………………………

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and on the count of three you will wake up……………………….

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Jack would be a good choice for our next team game – he has local knowledge of the course……………

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Seve Day/Charity event
This year’s society charity event will be raising funds for prostate cancer UK. Originally the Seve Day competition was due to take place on Friday 9th August 2019 but has now been rescheduled for Friday 18th October 2019, allowing more time to raise funds and extra committee members to be present on site to assist with the organisation on the day.
The aim this year apart from raising funds for research for a cure is to make our membership fully aware of this disease, which affects one in eight men and also to encourage them to have a very simple medical check up.
The society will raise donations by selling the iconic ‘Man of Men’ badges, (see the football panel on sky sports who all wear them) seeking sponsorship of holes and other events. Please contact any committee member for further information.

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Some members may find that they cannot access this blog on their shortcut to http://www.cdagolf.com – we have had this domain for 8 years but seemingly it is now owned by ‘godaddy’ who want nearly US 5000$ to renew it! You should still be able to see the blog on http://www.cdagolf.wordpress.com so change any shortcuts you have.

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Next week is a pairs stableford.

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Barry

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4 Person Team Friday May 10th 2019

the winners, Jim, Jim, Paddy and Tony………

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This week was a team event with 3 scores to count at each hole. 11 teams, 40 players, although 4 of them were a player short which meant that a ghost card completed the team. I thought that Peter Mitchell’s team had played so well to finish in 3rd place until I found that their star player was the ghost! Thanks to Barbara Rollett for acting as starter and also providing the excellent team photo of the 2nd placed golfers.

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1st    Jim Alwell, Paddy McKee, Jim Laird, Shaun Cairney…………………………..120pts

2nd   Pat Whitty, Bob Whitty, Tony Keating, John Collins…………………………..119pts

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Dave Rollett’s team finished way down the leader board, but that was not surprising, Kevin Smith knew that he was 2nd out but wasn’t aware that the 1st time was 08.36 – not 09.00! His team was approaching the first green when he arrived!

Robin Wilson was also in the team. Disaster, when he took the buggy back to the charging shed he found his wallet, car keys and phone had gone from his buggy. After spreading the word and installing panic around the clubhouse the culprit was found – Robin had taken the WRONG buggy back to the shed and his was parked up with all his possessions intact!

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Did Barbara know that this team would be in the prizes? Bob, John, Pat and Tony………………

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Not much to comment on this week, but I had to include this photo of the Welsh ‘throne’ sent to Welshman Kevin Williams. Looks fantastic!

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Next week is the Apollo Air individual stableford for May. There are still a couple of places for the away day to Desert Springs on Monday June 3rd – see Ken Saunders to book.

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Barry

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Great victory for Peter, seen here with president Phil Cooke and captain Alicia Saunders……

 

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President’s Day 2019 was very special, we saw Peter Mitchell give everyone hope for the future as he became the oldest winner of any of our major events. Giving many years start to all the expected favourites he showed that it is never too late if you try, try and try again. Such a gentleman, no one can begrudge him his success.

With no ladies division now it was decided to have a nearest the pin prize on all the 4 par 3’s, and as you will see below there were some great shots. Barbara Rollett did a great job of starting the 47 players off and accepting new members at the same time.

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President’s prize

Peter Mitchell (20.0)…………………………………………………….39pts

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1st division

1st    Peter Beatt (10.6)………………………………………………..37pts

2nd   John Brown (9.7)…………………………………………………35pts (on countback)

3rd   Dave Lloyd (4.1)…………………………………………………..35pts

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2nd division

1st    Mona Johansen (19.0)………………………………………..37pts

2nd   Kevin Smith (18.5)……………………………………………….34pts (on countback)

3rd    Dave Rollett (18.8)………………………………………………34pts

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Nearest the pin

3rd………………………………….Gary Ackroyd

7th………………………………….Denis O’Sullivan

11th………………………………..Dave Lloyd

17th……………………………….Jim Rowley

 

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This was the marker for Gary’s drive on hole 3…………………………………….

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was Jim Rowley fortunate not to be buying drinks for everyone on 17?

 

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It was a pleasure to share a buggy with Brian Walker, who provided great entertainment with his odd socks and matador impression.

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Brian’s adversary on the 13th hole, hissing Syd…………………………………..

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The snake definitely did not like his afternoon siesta being rudely interrupted – it attacked Brian’s driver with much more intent than Brian did! Hissing and snapping it really meant business! They say that they are not poisonous but it did a good impression of being ready to kill. I don’t think Brian had priority on the fairway as he had lost his ball half way down the hole. And is he an American football umpire at weekends?

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Maybe the encounter had Brian rattled (a pun on rattlesnakes!) because on the next hole (14th) he didn’t quite reach the ladies tee box. However, he just managed to pass it with his 2nd shot.

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lucky to avoid all the bushes on the way to the ladies tee, but it was all the luck he had on the day……………………………………

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And now his 3rd shot…………………………………

 

he did get to play 3 of his shots from a tee………

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Great company though, sorry I couldn’t find a photo of one of your good shots………………………

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Next week is a 4 person team event.

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Barry

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