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When I saw my partners were Don and Phil, I thought it was celebrity golf with the Everly brothers, but I heard them sing and if it was them, the years have not been kind………..

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56 players this week with John Collins coming out top, but also some other excellent scores. Great golfing weather, with temperatures down to a very pleasant 26 degrees and very little wind. Many thanks to John’s wife, Janise, who acted as starter.

 

Apollo Air winner

John Collins (11.4)………………………………………………41pts

 

1st division

1st     Tom McFarlane (6.0)………………………………….40pts

2nd   David Thorburn (13.7)………………………………..39pts

3rd    Willie Laing (6.3)……………………………………….38pts (on countback)

 

2nd division

1st    Sven Erik Gulbrandsen (17.0)……………………..40pts

2nd  Phil Cooke (18.3)………………………………………..39pts

3rd   Peter Mitchell (18.6)……………………………………38pts

 

Ladies

1st     Pat Whitty (11.3)………………………………………..38pts

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John with his trophy……..

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and another scot, Tom McFarlane won division one………………….

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Sven Erik won division 2 for Norway………………..

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Pat won the ladies………….

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This week neither of the front runners for the annual Apollo Air championship, Kevin Smith and Chris King played, but no great inroads by others to challenge them. John Collins has 3 more monthly competitions to get his 6th qualifier in, and with one good result (as this week) could come very close.

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Next week we have the away day to Hacienda del Alamo on Monday, followed by a pairs stableford event on Friday.

 

 

This man was on the run for 30 years, and then they thought they had got him – but had they?

 

 

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He has been lying low in Puerto de Mazarron, only surfacing to play in the Condado de Alhama golf society, where he regularly robs members of their money, winning every week.

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Ronnie Biggs has been assuming the identity of Jeff Ruellan, who as everyone knows has never been any good at golf. Well, I think that must be the reason that Jeff wins every week…………………..

 

Barry

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Upcoming events

Just to let members know what is coming up – a very cheap away day, and October is our busiest period of the year.

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Don’t forget folks……
Neil has arranged an away day on Monday September 25th to Hacienda Del Alamo – only 35€ including buggy, bacon bap and coffee before play, complementary lunch pack and coach travel. 15€ deposit required, first 40 golfers. Let Neil know or contact bookings@cdagolf.com

Only 35 euros for a great day out and then September is gone!

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October brings the Aguilon qualifiers for their Ryder Cup, the popular Barry Answer Trophy, Seniors championship, Apollo Air and the biggest – the 8th annual Viking Cup!

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9th annual ryder cup

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Chris King with the famous Murcian bullfighter, Pepin Liria, at the Ryder Cup………………..

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UK & Ireland above, Scandinavia below…………………………..

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Sandy Simpson with the winner of the Seniors in 2016, Dave Cooke………………..

 

 

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it wasn’t just about the serious golfers today – a big turn out for the non-golfers putting competition…..

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Friday was the 5th Cath Emmett-Smith ladies day, and was kindly sponsored by Jan and Jeff from the Condado Club. Again the non-golfers were encouraged to join in, and there were more entries for that than for the major event! 10 ladies went for the main prize, but about 30 turned up for the putting (or was it for the free cava!).

Apart from Jan and Jeff, Sissel Hagen,Yiva Johnson bought all the bottles for the ladies and there was also bags of gifts from Christine Lawson and Jane Mitchell. This  meant every lady golfer who attended the dinner got a gift. ….that might encourage those who played and didn’t come to the evening presentation to do so in the future.

Thanks to Liz Beaton who acted as starter for the serious golfers, and to Alicia and Kim for organising the golf and evening presentation. The cava drinkers were given some tuition from the real golfers on the putting green.

50 golfers in the men’s undercard event with 2 divisions.

 

Cath Emmett-Smith Trophy

1st     Lynda Lloyd (18.2) ……………………………..32pts (on countback)

2nd   Catrina Charles (28.1)………………………….32pts

3rd    Alicia Saunders (22.6)………………………….31pts

 

Men

Overall winner

Daniel Don (5.3)………………………………………39pts

 

1st division

1st     Les Hurren (14.9)……………………………….37pts

2nd   Denis O’Neil (9.2)…………………………….36pts )on countback)

3rd    Chris McAllister (3.4)……………………….36pts

 

2nd division

1st     Jim Rowley (22.1)……………………………..38pts

2nd   John Donaldson (17.6)………………………37pts

3rd    Simon Haslam (22.8)…………………………35pts

 

 

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Lynda was so happy – no idea she had won……….

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Les won division one……….

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And not to forget the non-golfers putting competition which was won by Denise Howson (with my left-handed putter!).

 

Denise (centre) won the putting competition……..

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the winner, Denise, with her prize………………….

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is this the real reason there was such a good turn-out? Free Cava?……

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some of the hopeful contestants…………….

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they really took it seriously……………….

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I think it went in…………..

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they played in pairs……….

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sponsor Jan and photographer Lynn………..

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some of the professional experts who helped the novices – Kim, Alicia and Christine……………….

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Thanks to Lynn Simpson, who took these photos as I was out on the course…………………………………….

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The presentation was at La Siena restaurant in Mazarron (old town), the food was superb and it was well attended to see Steve Fisher appear as Rod Stewart.

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very well attended, a great night…………………

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Rod Stewart kept them dancing………………..

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Next week is the Apollo Air individual stableford – the race to be the annual champion is hotting up……………………….

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Barry

 

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Pairs Stableford Friday September 8th 2017

This week was a pairs competition – 46 players and lots of scores over 40 points, with 46 being good enough to win.

 

1st     Pete Elgar & Daniel Don……………………………46pts

2nd   Keith Miller & Steve Locker……………………….45pts

3rd    Tony Andrews & Neil Simpson…………………..44pts (on countback)

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well done, Pete and Dan……………………….

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Geordies Milt and Stevie were second…………………….

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Tony came 3rd, but without Neil’s couple of contributions they would have been out of the prizes…………

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Just a couple of photos of players not usually pictured here…………………..

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Michael Robinson is an infrequent golfer, but could be really good with regular golf……

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bad luck for Jim Rowley who after losing his first ball was left with a long way to the 14th green with his 4th shot…………………………

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Next week is ladies day sponsored by Jeff and Jan (Condado Club), and any lady who is NOT a golfer is welcome to join other similar golfing widows in a putting competition on the practice green. Just turn up about 1.30 and enjoy yourselves – followed by cava and nibbles……

And the evening presentation follows, see last week’s blog for details.

See Neil or Alicia if you want to play in the away day at Hacienda del Alamo.

hacienda away day 25 september 2017

 

Sad news about a Saurines society member – information below…………..

 

Apologies to be the bearer of some very sad news, but I have to inform you  that Club 25 Society member and good friend Andrew Duffy suffered , although yet unconfirmed, what seems to have been a massive heart attack whilst playing with our Society at Mar Menor yesterday morning, Sunday 3rd September.
Despite every attempt to revive him by members and ambulance crews we were unable to save him.
Club 25 are deeply saddened by this sudden and unexpected passing of Andy, he passed away playing the game he truly loved. All our thoughts and prayers are with his wife Mary,  his children Rachel, Dominic and Aidan, and his family as this very sad time.
Andy was a cheerful, easy going family oriented person, a keen Tottenham fan, who got on very well with all the people in our society, he will be sadly missed by all who knew him.
Andy’s service is likely to be at a local Crematorium this Wednesday or Thursday, however, I will let you know the confirmed details as soon as I have them.
RIP Andy Duffy.
Best Regards,
Roy Baker

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Further to my previous note regarding defibrillators,listed below are the telephone numbers for the security gates where they are held at all 6 courses. Could I please ask you all to log these numbers on your mobiles – it could save somebody’s life in future :-

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Condado de Alhama 0034618080585

Mar Menor 0034968041999

El Valle 0034968031639

Hacienda Riquelme 0034968032039

La Torre 0034968032999

Saurines 0034968031697

 

Thanks,

Harry.

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A late message from Les regarding this year’s Ryder Cup competition at Aguilon golf………………………..
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 The 9th Aguilon Annual Ryder Cup Competition
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This years annual match will take place over the weekend of 4th&
5th November, featuring a team of U.K. (and rest of Europe) golfers
and the team representing Spain, the format being pairs betterball on
Saturday and Singles Matchplay on Sunday.
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For those wishing to play for the U.K. team there will be 3 qualifying competitions.
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Wednesday 4th October Tee Times 9am – 10am, 12pm – 1pm
Wednesday 18th October Tee Times 9am – 10am, 11am – 12.30pm
Monday 23rd October Tee Times 9am – 10am, 11am to 12.30pm
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The format is Individual Stableford with the player having the choice
of tee to play from (i.e. white, yellow or blue for men and blue or
red for ladies). When your choice is made ALL players MUST use their exact
handicap and then apply the relevant slope handicap of the tee chosen.
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The top 30 scores taken from any of the three rounds will qualify for
the U.K. team.
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The costs are as follows: to play in one qualifier for non-members it
will be 32 euros including buggy, for those who want to play in 2 or
3 qualifiers, the cost of the second and/or third game will be 22 euros
inc buggy. For members the cost of the first qualifier will be 15 euros inc buggy
and the 2nd or 3rd round will be 15 euros.
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All cards must have “ryder qualifier” and be signed showing the tee
played from and exact handicap and slope handicap and left with the
caddymaster.
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For those of you wishing to book tee times please contact ME (Les
Raufer) at this email address, NOT the club.
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For those lucky enough to qualify the cost over the weekend of the
4th & 5th November is 40 euros for non members and 30 euros for members, this includes the two days golf inc buggy, a team polo shirt and a bar-b-que after the presentation.
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Good luck to all participants and it is about time we regained the cup.
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Regards
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Les Raufer (lesantas@yahoo.co.uk)
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Barry

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the rains came down this week, so no Wednesday comp………

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This week was a team competition with 2 to count on the first 6 holes, 3 on the next 6 and all to count for the last six. 43 players were involved.

 

1st   Rob Beaton, Phil Aitkin, Ian Whyte, John Don…………………………114pts

2n   Neil Simpson, Ken Saunders, Phil Cooke, Keith Miller………………112pts

 

I don’t usually mention 2’s, but Mike Dean’s 3 twos in one round was remarkable!

Thanks to Alicia for acting as starter – she couldn’t play due to a problem with a stilletto…………….

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the winning team…………….

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and the runners-up……..

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Don Henry should use a putter off the tee – play it under the wind…………………..

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is this Sausage Jack? He is Dave Wareing’s son, just started playing but shows a lot of promise…………

 

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Jim McAdams wasn’t happy with his chip at 18……………………

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A reminder that the green fee reduction for 3 months of summer has now finished – now 42€ walking, 47€ with buggy (plus insurance if needed).

Next week is a pairs betterball, followed by Ladies Day the week after. See Alicia or Kim for tickets (20€) or email events@cdagolf.com

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Also Neil has arranged an away day on Monday September 25th to Hacienda Del Alamo – only 35€ including buggy, bacon bap and coffee before play, complementary lunch pack and coach travel. 15€ deposit required, first 40 golfers. Let Neil know or contact bookings@cdagolf.com

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Click the link below………………….

hacienda away day 25 september 2017

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Barry

 

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A win for New Zealand……

 

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Another special event this week sponsored by Paul Culligan, with 37 golfers (only 2 ladies so no separate prize for them this week). No wind to trouble the players, so 41 points was always likely. Shane Vivian just crept over the winning post by virtue of a better back nine.

 

Dublin Crystal

1st     Shane Vivian (12.5)……………………………………41pts (on countback)

2nd   Tony Morton (13.2)……………………………………41pts

 

1st division

1st    Jose Ramon Fernandez Gonzalez (14.7)……….38pts

2nd  Carl McCulloch (13.4)…………………………………36pts

 

2nd division 

1st     Dave Wareing (18.6)…………………………………38pts

2nd   Kevin Smith (17.6)……………………………………36pts

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Jose Ramon has number 2 on his shirt, but he has been number one in the last few weeks……………….

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Sausage Dave has had a good run of results……….

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After the presentation we were outside the Clover and met a lovely family from Limerick in Ireland. Shane Scanlan played Friday and his parents Brian and Joan are also members of the society. But 6 year old Fionn was practising his swing and Captain Ken decided to present him with a medal for the best swing of the day, and enrolled him as the youngest junior member. He was so proud of his medal and maybe in a few years he will be collecting trophies at Condado?

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Fionn and mum…………..

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golfers coming – head for the lake………………..

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the water is not the safest place when I am around, if these ducks had numbers under them I would have won a prize…………………

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Next week is a 4 person team event.

A reminder to everyone – you cannot mark your own scorecard in any individual or pairs event – it must be done by someone else, and signed as correct by the marker and player.

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Ladies Day presentation ball is Friday 15th September. Tickets 20 euros. See Alicia or email events@cdagolf.com

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Barry

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Clark Fun Day Fourballs

These pictures were not available in time for the weekend post, so here they are:

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Brian McNamara, Ray Vivian, Keith Love, Shane Vivian…………..118pts

 

 

Barry Hobday, Sam Hobday, Ian Whyte, Don Henry……………..103pts

 

Tony Morton, Neil Simpson, Steve Lancaster, Mark Hudson………..110pts

 

 

 

Bryan Bennett, Steve Hill, Steve Hatherall, Peter Pooley………….105pts

 

 

Lee Davies, Steve Keig, Michael Kruger, Alan Husher………….107pts

 

 

Norman Kennedy, Dave Knight, Chris Burnham, Darren Constant…….102pts

 

 

Roderik Bogaard, Kevin Smith, Barry Barker, Chris McAllister…….109pts

 

 

Tim Beisiegel, Bob Whitty, Jim Laird, Tony Andrews…………….123pts

 

 

Willie Laing, Wayne Greenall, Darren Lenney, Barry Greenall……….108pts

 

 

Gary Kennedy, John Eadie, Paddy McKee, Michael O’Reilly……….119pts

 

Mark Horne, Kristen Hassel, Oscar Raisbeck………………103pts

 

 

Eva Hidenfalk, Bosse Hidenfalk, Monica Arvidsson, Magnus Svensson…..103pts

 

 

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Phil Buck, Mark Kirkby, Stu Wright, Jeff Ruellan…………….118pts

 

 

Jeff Lightle, Darren Wilson, Tom Toner, Dave Wareing…………….118pts

 

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Ken Saunders, Terry Brookes, Peter Bethnell, Adrian Clark………..116pts

 

 

Barry

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