Archive for Aug, 2019

Due to an admin error the Barry Barker Stroke play competition this Friday was posted with a 09:03 start time.
START TIME IS STILL 08:36 everyone has been moved forward.

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Ole Martin will have fewer shots next week!.


.41 players this week, and thanks again to Liz Beaton for being there early to take the entry fees and hand out the scorecards. Also we are grateful to Tom Junge, who went round with the raffle tickets.

A runaway winner this week with Norwegian Ole Martin Starter crushing the opposition.


Dublin Crystal winner

Ole Martin Saeter,,………………….45pts


1st division

1st. Jeff Lightle…….,,……………….39pts

2nd. Chris Morris…………………..38pts (on c/b)

3rd. Bernard West…………………38pts


2nd division

1st. Peter Reeves…………………..37pts

2nd. Dave Wareing……………….36pts

3rd. Tom Junge……………………..34pts


The two divisional winners Jeff and Peter……………

.Next week is a major competition, the Barry Barker individual stroke play championship, where one bad hole can ruin your card. Also a prize for the best gross score on the day.



A man was walking down the street when he was accosted by a particularly dirty and shabby-looking homeless man who asked him for a couple of pounds for dinner.
The man took out his wallet, extracted ten pounds and asked, “If I give you this money, will you buy some beer with it instead of dinner?. Will you spend this on green fees at a golf course instead of food?”

“Are you NUTS!” replied the homeless man. I haven’t played golf in 20 years!

“Well,” said the man, “I’m not going to give you money. Instead, I’m going to take you home for a hot shower and a terrific dinner cooked by my wife.”The homeless man was astounded.”Won\’t your wife be furious with you for doing that?” the man replied.”That’s okay. It’s important for her to see what a man looks like after he has given up drinking and golf!”



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Yet again the temperatures were sweltering on Condado with 36 Deg by early afternoon and more to come over the next few weeks according to the forecast. The course is generally in pretty good condition with plenty of grass on the fairways although the greens are suffering from the heat. The green keepers have allowed the semi-rough to grow up a bit and the rough is now quite long making our great course even tougher. This is generally being reflected by the scores being submitted in the weekly competitions.

11 teams competed in this 4 player team event where 2 scores counted on the Par 3’s, 3 on the Par 4’s and a all 4 counted on the Par 5’s.

Unfortunately one team were left with only 3 players following a late cancellation but we managed to accommodate them with the use of a ghost card, which certainly did not do them any harm.


The top 5 teams where separated by only 5 points….

In Second Place with 117 points were:

Jim Laird (12.3)

Ricky Adams (9.4)

Carl McCulloch (11.7)

Jeff Lightle (5.8)

The winners with 118 points and having been allocated a ghost card were GT:

Owen Shearman (19.6)

Peter Magee (14.3)

Jack Magee (Jnr) (21.9)

Peter Magee with Jack. Owen and the ghost not present.


Finally can I please just remind everyone that cancellation of your tee time after bookings have closed for a competition should ONLY be done in a genuine Emergency.

Also members playing in the Friday competition please collect your scorecards from our Starter WHEN YOU ARRIVE at the clubhouse. Our starters are generally non golfers who generously give up their time for our benefit, please do not keep them waiting around while you have a coffee or go onto the practice area.

Next weeks competition is the quarterly Dublin Crystal with the following week, 30th August, the Barry Barker Stroke Play. Bookings are open for both competitions on Master Scoreboard.

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17 pairs played in another hot one, 38 degrees, too hot for me! As predicted last week all the winners had a single figure player in the pairing. Very difficult for high handicappers to succeed in this scramble format.

Sorry, I wasn’t at the presentation to take a photo of the winners and most of the committee were on holiday, but congratulations to Fran and Carl on a great score.


1st……… Fran Thomas & Carl McCulloch

70 – 05.8 = 64.2

2nd… … Tom Toner & Dave Wareing

74 – 07.8 = 66.2

3rd……. Ben Birkby & Neil Simpson

75 – 07.3 = 67.7


As all the golfers on Condado are increasingly approaching (or are already there!) senior status, they can identify with this statement (supplied by Dorothy Simpson in Oz).



And from Dave Lloyd………


Life is like a round of golf
With many a turn and twist.
But the game is much too sweet and short
To curse the shots you’ve missed.

Sometimes you’ll hit it straight and far
Sometimes the putts roll true.
But each round has it’s errant shots
And troubles to play through.

So always swing with courage
No matter what the lie.
And never let the hazards
Destroy the joy inside.

And keep a song within your heart
Give thanks that you can play.
For the round is much too short and sweet
To let it slip away.



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Thanks to Liz Beaton for acting as starter for the 61golfers this week. Without the few volunteers who do this task Fridays would be chaos!4 on 38 points this week, and it was Neil Fox who won the August Apollo with 21 points on the back 9.

Apollo Winner

Neil Fox…………….38pts (on countback)

1st division

1st Fran Thomas………..38pts (on countback)

2nd Brian McNamara….38pts

3rd. Jeff Lightle..,…………38pts

2nd division

1st Karam Dean…………34pts (on countback)

2nd Dave Wareing…….34pts

3rd Mark Nalder………..33pts


Top – Fran, middle – Neil, bottom – Karam

Karam invested in a new driver the day before (to get it airborne!) and it certainly worked!.


Next week is a 2 person Texas scramble – look out for the low handicappers!



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