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Eamonn Barry, our October Apollo Air winner……….

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73 players in the October Apollo Air, maybe because all the Scandinavians are arriving for the Viking Cup! A really busy month following the Barry Answer last week, Apollo Air, Viking Cup Texas scramble, Seniors, and awayday. The scramble, Viking cup and seniors are shotgun starts which allows 92 players to compete. Also the 3 Aguilon Ryder cup qualifiers in the month for those who want a great day out.

The weather was perfect with manageable temperatures and little or no wind. Still some way to go though in recovering the greens – very slow as they cannot be cut yet. Thanks to Jacqui Patterson and Ivor Abernethy for taking up the starters role.

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Apollo Air winner

Eamon Barry (19.1)………………………………………………………………..42pts

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1st division

1st     George Hoskins (11.2)……………………………………………….40pts

2nd    Tony Andrews (7.5)…………………………………………………….38pts (on countback)

3rd     Chris McAllister (4.2)…………………………………………………38pts

4th     Philip Mozes (12.4)……………………………………………………37pts

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2nd division

1st     Ken Saunders (25.3)……………………………………………………37pts (on countback)

2nd    Mike Maloney (15.6)………………………………………………….37pts

3rd     Colin Lloyd (18.1)……………………………………………………….35pts (on countback)

4th     Jostein Landsvik (17.0)………………………………………………35pts

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Ladies

1st     Edith Mozes (20.8)……………………………………………………..35pts

2nd    Astri Spieler (14.9)……………………………………………………..34pts

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Well done to Edith Mozes, who not only won the ladies, she had a hole in one at the 133 metre 7th hole. Her name will be added to the hole in one honours board.

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a double celebration for Edith……………………….

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1st division winner George………………..

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Ken won division 2………….

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As I said, the Vikings are coming out and I had the pleasure of playing with three of them – Jostein Landsvik, Ove Enger and Sven Erik Gulbrandsen………………………

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a fine action shot of Ove on hole 13……………….

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Ove watches Jostein putt out on 10……………….

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and Sven Erik managed to make this photo………….

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Only 2 more Apollos for the annual championship to be decided. Tony Andrews has now moved into the lead with his 38 points improving his 5 game total to 190 with Shaun Cairney and Blair Johnstone within 6 points. But things changed dramatically on the final competition last year, with John Collins coming from behind to take the title.

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Shotgun Starts

Over the two weeks, commencing with the Texas Scramble competition on the 19th October, followed by the Viking Cup on the 23rd October and the finally the Seniors Trophy on the 26th October will be Shotgun Starts.

All these competitions will involve 92 players, this alone is problematic and therefore the committee are requesting the cooperation of all those involved in the following ways: –

For the Texas Scramble and the Seniors competition can all players please arrive at the club house at 08:00 on competition day, this will allow the pro shop staff assisted by committee members to collect green fees, sweep money and distribute scorecards in time for the 09:03 shotgun start.

The committee also ask that all players have the correct cash at hand.

Regarding the Viking Cup the green fees together with cash for the Presentation Evening Meal will be collected at the Clover Bar between 18:00 and! 9:00 on the evening of Monday 23rd October. Again, it will be of great assistance if the correct cash is at hand.

Thanking you for your corroboration.

Ken Saunders

Competition’s Secretary

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Barry

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Our host tees off on the 15th…………………..

 

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This ever popular competition attracted 71 players and the weather was perfect. Also some initial improvements to the course were noticeable, although it will take a few weeks to get the course back to its former glory. We were lucky to have 2 starters this week (Peter Reeves and Lyn Bell) to take entry fees, hand out the cards, explain the rules of the day and distribute tickets for the free buffet and entertainment at the Condado Club later (please let Phil Cooke know if you can help out as starter). Thanks to Neil Simpson for managing the evening buffet without the help of Lynn, Paul and Rachel who were away on holiday.

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Overall winner

Steve Todd (4.2)…………………………………………………………………………37pts (on countback)

 

1st division

1st     Steven Brown (12.2)……………………………………………………….37pts

2nd   Robin Wilson (14.0)………………………………………………………..36pts

3rd    Roy Winter (8.9)………………………………………………………………35pts

 

2nd division

1st     Phil Cooke (15.8)…………………………………………………………….36pts

2nd    Dave Wareing (15.8)………………………………………………………35pts

3rd     Ken Saunders (25.1)……………………………………………………….34pts

 

Ladies

1st     Lynda Lloyd (17.0)…………………………………………………………..35pts

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Eli Holdhus was nearest the pin on the 17th for the ladies spot prize………..the winners of the mens’ spot prizes did not attend the presentation.

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1st division winner

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Phil was surprised to be 1 shot off the pace, but happy with the 2nd division………….

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Lynda is a regular on the stage, best of the ladies…..

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Barry provided all the players with a new ball sponsored by Flagship Shopfitters, his own four ball were provided with polo shirts from the same company, and there was a bucket of balls on the 11th tee to minimise the effect of a lost ball in the lake! The players were grateful to Denise and Sue who were waiting on the 12th tee with cold drinks,

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Me, Barry, Milt and Phil in our very smart raspberry (not pink!) shirts………….

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Complementary lake balls for the journey over the lake on 11………………….

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Milt searches for one that looks as though it doesn’t like water………..

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Sue and Denise waiting for the first golfers……….

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Looks like Barry is in front of the markers on 9…….Oh no, playing 3 after his first drive went for a swim…….

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Milt needs to pack some flippers if he is desperate for that extra point……actually he made a five at 18 after this splash shot……

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The evening party was fantastic with Barry and Denise providing a buffet at the club and paying for a fantastic nights’ entertainment from a Condado favourite, Woody. A pity though that some of the prize winners were not present after all the hard work put into the evenings’ organisation.

Next week is the October Apollo Air individual stableford.

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Viking Cup Presentation Evening

A limited number of reservations have become available to non-participants of the Viking Cup for the above event which will be held at Sofia’s Restaurant on the evening of Tuesday 23rd October 2018.

A three-course meal with wine is provided at a cost of 20 euros per person which is then followed by the presentation of the Viking Cup and a Disco.

Anyone wishing to attend please contact Ken Saunders at: – compcdagolf@outlook.com to receive the menu.

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Barry

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Course maintenance update

Society Members,

I know, particularly over the past few months, many of you have complained to the committee about the general state of the course, in particular, the greens.

I, as Captain and on behalf of us all , have been in touch with GNK senior management, on a number of occasions during this period, unfortunately without many signs of improvement.

Following our Society competition on Monday I sent the below email with photos attached to Enrique, the course owner and Director General of GNK. I received an immediate response!

On Tuesday this week a number of the senior management team from GNK, including Enrique, came over to Condado. Enrique went out onto the course and I have been told was appalled at its general state.

Yesterday morning , Wednesday, there was more activity on the course than we have seen for many months, in fact there were green keepers everywhere.

Greens had been cut, cleared and rolled. Areas of the greens have been reseeded, (I have been assured that this will now germinate as the weather has cooled down),  the reeds around the lakes were being cut back etc.

For the ladies in particular, the toilets on the course which have been in a disgusting state for months,  will now be cleaned as a priority each morning and BEFORE anyone goes on the course.

Please be assured that myself and the rest of the committee will continue to represent our society members concerns at the highest level within GNK and that we see that our course returns to the condition it should be and that we deserve.

Regards

Phil Cooke

Captain CdA Golf Society.

 

Original message…………………………..

 

“I am sending you this email following many complaints from our Society members regarding 2 issues. 

Firstly, the appalling state of the greens on Condado, the problem appears to be affecting most of the greens, some suffering worse than others.

I have attached a few photographs from today.

I did speak with Tony this morning about this but I do not feel he realised the problem properly, hence the pictures.

For example on the 3rd, the picture with the ball in front of me (Greens2.png), this was my putt, ball at my feet,  towards the hole, totally impossible!!

Indeed almost everyone of our members who played today complained, and we feel that the situation is getting worse.

4 of our members cancelled today and went to play on Camposol, quoting the state of the greens as the main reason and that Camposols’  were better, totally unheard of!!

Clearly with the best will in the world even if work started immediately the greens will take many weeks to recover to their former glory, in the meantime can we ask that these areas are at least marked off as GUR please?

 

The second issue is the appalling state of the toilets. This particularly affects our lady members.

Although the toilets are being cleaned to a fashion, the cleaner is concentrating on the clubhouse when she arrives. This means that the toilets on the course are not getting any attention until very late in the morning most days. For example today the toilets between the 5th and 6th were dirty, no toilet paper and did not represent a top class course, which of course we all feel Condado is.

We all appreciate the problems regarding vandalism, however if the toilets on the course were cleaned first thing in the morning, before paying members of the public reached them on the course, it would make a big difference and a far better impression of the course and its facilities.

 I apologise if this once again is a complaint email, these points have been expressed to the Pro shop staff on many occasions, virtually every week, and they assure us that they are passed on. 

However I feel that your senior management team are not fully aware of the issues. 

As such I would welcome the opportunity to meet with you and Enrique at Condado and show you our concerns personally.

We, the members of the Condado de Alhama Golf Society are, and always have been, passionate about our course and are grateful and respect all the work and effort that GNK do.

 I look forward to your response and comments so that I can pass them onto our members.

 

Regards

Phil Cooke

Captain, Condado de Alhama Golf Society

 

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72 players (36 pairs) for this 2 person texas scramble (a full sheet with no spaces left). Thanks to Peter Reeves for acting as starter, although he was hoping for a late cancellation so he could play. For me, not having played for so long it was great to play with different people – Stuart Legg and Paul Douglas are old friends, but it was good to actually play with them. Our fourball must have been the most ancient out there with the total age between us adding up to 292 years, not one under 70 and still golfing!

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Paul (75), Stuart (74), Me (72) and Barry Answer (71). Barry can’t remember the last time he was the youngest!

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ist      Chris McCallister & Kevin Smith……………………69 – 6.8 = 62.2

2nd    Denis O’Sullivan & David Murphy………………..72 – 7.5 = 64.5

3rd     Steve Lancaster & Mark Hudson………………….72 – 7.3 = 64.7

4th     Philip Lloyd & Ricky Adams…………………………..73 – 7.0 = 66.0

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Looks like Kev has been stood in a bag of fertilizer – he just keeps growing!

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There were many comments from golfers who have not been here lately about the condition of the greens. The general consensus was that they are in the worst state since the course opened. I’m afraid we do not know the reason for this.

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A busy October for us, but it is also the month when we are invited to play in Aguilon’s own Ryder Cup qualifiers. See below all the info from Les Raufer, organiser.

 

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The 10th Aguilon Annual Ryder Cup Competition
This years annual match will take place over the weekend of 24th& 25th 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. For those wishing to play for the U.K. team there will be 3 qualifying competitions.
Wednesday 17th October Tee Times 8.45am to 9.39am
Monday 22nd October, Tee Times 11.18 to 11.54 and 12.12 to 12.30
Wednesday 31st October Tee Times 11.18 to 12.21
If any society or group has booked a competition at Aguilon during the month of October, they can use it as a “Ryder” qualifier providing that they let me know at least two weeks beforehand.
The format is Individual Stableford with the player having the choice of tee to play from 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
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The top 30 scores taken from any of the three rounds will qualify for the U.K. team. The costs are as follows: to play in one qualifier for non-members it will be 35 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 25 euros inc buggy. For members the cost of the first qualifier will be 16 euros inc buggy
and the 2nd or 3rd round will be 16 euros, for those members who wish to walk or have contract buggies the cost is 6 euros per qualifier,
Please note this applies to qualifiers only, the cost of the Ryder  weekend is as stated below regardless of walking or having a contract buggy. 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.
For those of you wishing to book tee times within the times listed above please contact myself (Les Raufer) at this email address – lesantas@yahoo.co.uk , NOT the club. If a large group wishes to play outside the above times during October please contact the club direct, but please be warned, there is very little availability.
For those lucky enough to qualify the cost over the weekend of the 24th & 25th November is 45 euros for non members and 32 euros for members, this includes the two days golf inc buggy, a team polo shirt and a bar-b-que after the presentation. Good luck to all participants and it is about time we regained the cup.
Regards
Les Raufer
Next week is the Barry Answer special event (individual stableford), followed by a night out at the Condado Club for entrants and their partners. It looks like that also will be a full start sheet.
Barry

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Lynda was the winner this week…………………

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This week was the September edition of the annual Apollo Air championship, although a much desired trophy in itself. Thanks to Barbara Rollett, who was this week’s starter for the 40 players.

I tried out my new knee for the first time in 8 months, and was pleasantly surprised to find that I had no pain – but the golf was definitely rusty!

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Alicia got my best drive on 14, my best 2nd to the centre of the green, but made sure you could see her drive just in front of mine!

 

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Apollo Air winner

Lynda Lloyd (18.8)………………………………………………………………….41pts

 

1st division

1st     Paul Gilks (13.0)……………………………………………………………38pts

2nd   Lee Hobson (8.8)………………………………………………………….36pts (on countback)

 

2nd division

1st    Robin Wilson (15.1)……………………………………………………….37pts

2nd  Ken Saunders (24.7)……………………………………………………….33pts (on countback)

 

Ladies

1st    Jane Hutchinson (19.3)…………………………………………………35pts

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Paul was the first division winner…………………..

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Jane won the ladies……..

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Thanks to Mark Elgar who has had a couple of wins recently and has donated his prize money to our cancer charity.

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A reminder to all players – if the group behind you are waiting to play and you wish for time to look for a ball, PLEASE wave them through!

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It seems a lot of members do not know the correct email address for bookings – it is no  longer bookings@cdagolf.com. The correct address is Email address is bookingscdagolf@outlook.com

 

Also these are also contact addresses for the committee:

 

Captain Captaincdagolf@outlook.com

Vice Captain Vicecaptaincdagolf@outlook.com

Secretary Secretarycdagolf@outlook.com

Competitions CompcdaGolf@outlook.com

Handicaps Handicapcdagolf@outlook.com

Events Eventscdagolf@outlook.com

Membership  Memberscdagolf@outlook.com

There is also a general email address:

Condadogolf@outlook.com

 

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Also the phone app for the society is very useful – on the first page of masterscoreboard select mobile site.

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Barry

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Ivan & Jaqui’s photo for the frame in the trophy cabinet………..

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Another major competition – this time our only pairs stableford strokeplay event. Such a close race with four pairs within a shot of the winners, all of whom would have beaten Jaqui and Ivor if a countback had been used. In fact, 18 of the 21 teams (42 players) scored below par, so such a competitive format. Thanks again to Liz Beaton for acting as starter. See the note at the end of this blog which will make the starter’s job easier (as it should be).

The competition was sponsored by Avalon funeral plans, who donated the trophy and replicas to the winners, and also purchased the prizes.

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1st     Jaqui Patterson & Ivor Abernethy………………………………….65

2nd   Neil Dalgarno & Peter Beatt……………………………………………66 (countback)

3rd    Pat Whitty & Bob Whitty…………………………………………………66 (countback)

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Nearest pin on 8th…………………………Peter Beatt

Nearest pin on 17th………………………Mick Fenner

Ladies nearest pin on 17th…………..no winner

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the winners………………

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so near for Neil and Peter with a good back 9………

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Bob and Pat were also just one shot short of the title……………….

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Peter also won the spot prize on the 8th………….

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After my comment last week about the water level in the lake at holes 10/11 it was great to see water flowing in from the inlet pipe on Friday – however, sod’s law, torrential rain overnight Friday with more forecast!

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better this week!

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Good news – GNK now offer membership at 4 courses instead of 6, with massive savings on all categories from last year. The courses are Condado, La Torre, El Valle and Hacienda Riquelme. If a member shares a buggy with a non-member, the member pays 25€ and the non-member will contribute half. It looks like there is no benefit if you only play once a week for the 3 month option but increasingly attractive for longer memberships. Two games or more a week is a really good deal.

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Remember, you pay 9€ each time you play 18 holes..

Competitions for 2019 are now posted on masterscoreboard if you want to plan your flights now!

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Next week is the Apollo Air individual stableford for September.

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We have had a number of occasions recently where members have produced proof of handicap on a competition day. As all competitions are set up in advance it is extremely difficult to verify or adjust handicaps on competition days. Therefore proof of handicap will no longer be accepted on these days. Any member whose name is on the start sheet and who is required to produce proof of handicap and has not done so either in person, at the Wednesday evening meeting in the Clover between 7 – 8 pm, or by email PRIOR to bookings closing for that competition will have their handicap set to scratch “0”.

This will remain in place until proof is shown and when the handicap secretary is able to update the information on the computer (which will not be on the day of competition).

Please help the committee by emailing verification of your handicap from your home club (if you have one) prior to renewing membership. Also you must fill out a FULLY completed membership form when paying the membership fee.

The Committee

That’s all for this week folks!

Barry

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Tommy will soon be off scratch at this rate!

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and Neil is heading for division one…………

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No major or special event this week, just a straight-forward stableford. Tommy Toner again the man in form in division one, and Neil Simpson wins division two for the second week running. Don’t ask him the reason for his massive improvement, he doesn’t know! Again thanks to Liz Beaton for acting as starter.

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1st division

1st      Tom Toner (8.8)………………………………………………..39pts

2nd    Eddie Rainey (13.7)…………………………………………..36pts (on countback)

3rd     Jeff Lightle (5.2)………………………………………………..36pts (on countback)

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2nd division

1st     Neil Simpson (18.8)…………………………………………..39pts (on countback)

2nd   Jim Rowley (21.8)……………………………………………….39pts (on countback)

3rd    Colin Lloyd (15.7)……………………………………………….37pts

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No ladies division again this week, only 4 entries.

 

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It’s getting to be a habit, another eagle on a par 4 – last week it was John Eadie on the 5th, this week Jeff Lightle finished his round in style with a 2 on the par 4 18th!

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Very sad to see the water levels in the lakes on holes 11 and 13 which are an eyesore to penthouse owners and visitors overlooking them. Don’t know the reason for this but hopefully as the summer heat cools they will be restored to their former glory.

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Next week is a major event, the society annual pairs strokeplay – the only one of its’ kind in the annual calendar. Also there are still space for the away day on Monday October 29th to Valle del Este, ladies you can have a spa day!

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AWAY DAY MONDAY 29 OCTOBER. There are still a few places for golfers to take advantage to play at Valle del Este.

The ladies will be going to the spa at the hotel and again free bus for them cost 15€ plus costs for bathing hats, flips flops, hire of towels/ bath robes (if required/bring your own). See attached any additional spa treatments. Please pre book these with us before 20 October.

Ken and Alicia

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.The kids are back to school…………………

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Mother: “Did you enjoy your first day at school?”
Girl: “First day? Do you mean I have to go back tomorrow?

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Mom: What did you do at school today?
Mark: We did a guessing game.
Mom: But I thought you were having a math exam.
Mark: That’s right!

Johnny: Teacher, would you punish me for something I didn’t do?
Teacher: Of course not.
Johnny: Good, because I didn’t do my homework.

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Luke comes home from his first day of school, and his mother asks, “What did you learn today?”

“Not enough,” Luke replies. “They said I have to go back tomorrow.”

 

Barry

 

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