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Kevin’s not over the hill, he’s on top of the world…………………….

 

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This was the 4th Apollo Air of 2018, and last year’s front runner for most of the year, Kevin Smith, came out on top. This weekend is Kevin’s 60th birthday, so you are not over the hill when you reach that milestone!

54 players this week and again the starter was the lovely Tanya Seckington.

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Apollo Air Winner

Kevin Smith (18.5)…………………………………37pts (on countback)

 

1st division

1st     Tom Toner (10.9)…………………………..34pts

2nd   Terry Burgess (10.6)………………………33pts

3rd    Tony Andrews (10.8),,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,32pts (on countback)

 

2nd division

1st     Kjell Asebo (15.9)…………………………..37pts

2nd   Ian Whyte (22.1)……………………………36pts (on countback)

3rd    Colin Lloyd (15.8)………………………….36pts

 

Ladies

1st     Pat Whitty (13.6)……………………………36pts

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usually when people get old they shrink, but Kev seems to have reversed the process – last week he was taller than Tony Andrews, this week taller than John Collins………….

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Pat won the ladies……………..

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With Ken and Alicia away on their cruise, new committee member John Collins joined the presentation team…………………….

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4 qualifiers for the annual trophy completed, and Tony Andrews has hit the front, just ahead of Shaun Cairney and Phil Cooke. Only 5 scores needed this year, so still 8 more chances to get your best 5 scores in.

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the course is now greening up, and the greens staff are doing an excellent job…………….

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On Monday we have the St George’s Day stableford, followed by a team competition  (all 4 scores to count) next Friday.

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And to celebrate Kev’s birthday here are a few birthday jokes……………..

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Forget about the past, you can’t change it.
Forget about the future, you can’t predict it.
Forget about the present, I didn’t get you one.

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The old lady was being interviewed by reporters on the occasion of her 110th birthday.  “What do you think is the reason for your long life?” they asked her.  “Oh,” she replied, “I suppose it’s because I was born such a long time ago.”

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It’s a hot day– the security guard is patrolling the apartments in Condado de Alhama  when he sees a little old man sitting in a rocking chair on the patio.  So he stops and says to the little old man, “You look as if you don’t have a care in the world!  What’s your formula for a long and happy life?”

And the little old man says, “Well, I smoke six packs of cigarettes a day, I drink a a bottle of whisky every two days and six cases of beer a week.  I never wash and I go out to the Clover every night; I don’t get to bed until four in the morning.”

And the guy says, “Wow, that’s just great.  How old are you?”

And the little man says, “Twenty-two.”

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Barry

 

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Viking Cup 2018

Message for the Scandinavians about the 2018 Viking Cup…………….
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We have noted that the UK/Ireland team is already fully booked for this year’s competition. We have today sent the invitation to all our players and have already had several confirmations to participate.
As we are all getting older, we expect that there might be shortfall from previous years therefore we want to invite as many Scandinavians as possible to show their interest to participate in the competition. We are still only 46 players each side but we have historically seen that we need some reserves at the very last minute.
We are now registering interested players for this year’s competition and we invite as many as possible of the Scandinavians staying at Condado to register their interest to participate in the Viking Cup 2018. The deadline for previous players to get a preference is 31.05.2018.
Jan Skjold (jandskold@gmail.com)

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our outgoing captain, Ken Saunders…………….

 

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This was Ken Saunders’ last competition after his 12 months stint in charge of our society, and he decided a nice friendly 4 person team scramble (48 players) would be a fitting end to his tenure. The weather was perfect for his round, although it was a little breezier for the later starters.

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1st   …………………….57.0

Chris McAllister, John Collins, Tony Andrews & Alicia Saunders

2nd ……………………59.4

Neil Simpson, Chris King, Dave Lloyd, Kim Lloyd

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Chris, John, Tony & Alicia had a great round…………

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Didn’t realize that Kev is now taller than Tony Andrews……….

 

This is the photo of last week’s winner of the ladies day major competition – Ellen will have this framed picture in the trophy cabinet for the next 12 months……………………….

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Not long now to our St George’s Day event on Monday April 22nd. It is an individual stableford sponsored by Trophy Box. The presentation will be at 8pm in the Clover, followed by entertainment from a tribute band to the Beatles. Should be a great night!

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As the outgoing captain, the incoming captain AND vice-captain are all ex-police here are some policeman  jokes…………….

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The Police sent me a picture of me speeding. So I sent them a picture of a cheque. They sent me a picture of handcuffs…………….

 

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And one especially for the Geordie police……………………

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A man’s body was found in the Tyne yesterday. He was dressed in a Sunderland shirt, mini-skirt, fishnets, suspender belt and high heels. Police have removed the shirt to save the family embarrassment.

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Barry

 

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Ellen is the ladies champion………….

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14 ladies in the Cath Emmett-Smith competition with 45 men in the alternative event played under overcast skies. Also about 30 non-golfing ladies joined in the fun on the putting green for their own competition, and fortunately the clouds cleared as they started. Thanks again to Tanya for acting as starter, and providing some of the photos. Phil and Alicia also sent me some.

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Ladies Day championship

1st   Ellen Gulbrandsen (34.0)…………………………………..34pts

2nd  Liv A Aastad (33.1)……………………………………………28pts (on countback)

3rd   Inger Winsternes (36.0)……………………………………28pts

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Best aggregate on par 3’s and par 5’s

Ellen Gulbrandsen & Kay Richardson

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Men

1st division

1st     Chris King (3.8)…………………………………….37pts

2nd   Chris McAllister (4.1)…………………………….35pts (on countback)

3rd    Jan Jakobsen(14.2)……………………………….35pts

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2nd division

1st     Kevin Smith (18.5)………………………………..35pts (on countback)

2nd   Rob Busby (17.0)…………………………………..35pts

3rd   David Johnson (17.5)……………………………..35pts

 

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Nearest pin on 8 and 17

Jan Jakobsen & Chris King

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Kev won division 2……….

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The non-golfers result………………….

1st      Mandy Underhill

2nd    Jean White

3rd    Fiona Beatt

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Mandy (left) celebrates her win in the putting comp with partner Tanya who was also starter for the day………………..

 

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all ready for the off………

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and they’re away…………

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and our two youngest golfers got a prize – Evie-Rose and Stevie………….

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and all the girls finished with cava – Sue and Kerry look happy!

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the sponsors – Leanne and Zoe from Eden hair and beauty…………

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Thanks to all the experienced golfers who accompanied the novices around the green, explaining the rules and keeping count…………………

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Some photos included today but many more will be on Don’s Facebook page – CDA Golf Society, maybe Tuesday.

 

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Ken and Alicia wait for the non-existent coach………………

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We had another superb night at the La Siena restaurant in Mazarron, with again too much food, with beer and wine free all night. One slight problem though, we were all stood waiting for the coach at 18.45 until we realized it wasn’t coming! Not the society’s fault, the tour operator that it was booked with hadn’t passed the message on. Ken & Alicia dealt with it – we had to drive down in our cars, and a bus was organised to take us home at 01.00. Then it would take drivers down in the morning to retrieve their cars at 10 a.m.

The entertainment was amazing – Maggie May, a great singer who could do a tribute to all the top female singers from Lady Gaga to Shirley Bassey, and then she followed the music with a comedy spot!

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first spot started with Lady Gaga followed by several costume changes……….

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Next week is the captain’s farewell which has been brought forward a week as Ken will be away on holiday afterwards.

 

Barry

 

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Ladies Day Friday 6 April from 2 pm. Non-golfing ladies meet our lady golfers on the putting green at CDA Golf Club for a non golfers competition. See poster.

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Message from the course owner Enrique Herrero

Just a couple of pictures to let you know the vandalism that we are suffering since the last week on the golf course. I ignore if the community could do something against this but I would be most grateful if anyone that could see someone acting like this could report it to the Proshop or to the local police.

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4 Person Team Friday March 30th 2018

Blue skies everywhere but this cloud followed us around obscuring the sun……………..

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This week back to a variation of the 4 person team – 2 counting on the par 3’s, 3 on the par 4’s and all to count on the par 5’s. Maybe because of the cold the winning score was not above 120 points as usual, but only 2 points between the top 4 teams. Thanks again to Tanya Seckington for acting as starter.

 

1st  Ove Enger, Jim Alwell, Davie Gibson, Sven Erik Gulbrandsen……….118pts

2nd  Fran Thomas, Neil Simpson, Shaun Cairney, Tom Toner………………….117pts

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the winning team – Ove, Jim, Davie and Sven Erik……

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Fran, Neil and Shaun were 2nd………………

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Alicia found a tricky position by the greenside bunker at hole 9………………

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looks like Phil’s explanation of the Congu conversion rule has been accepted by Milt………………….

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Enjoy this easter weekend but remember that next week is the ladies day major, and a well attended evening presentation would be appreciated – contact Alicia to join in the party.

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Barry

 

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the only player to better 36 points – no other player got in their buffer zone………………

 

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This week we were unable to play our regular Friday competition at Condado due to the course being booked out to another party – how could this happen when we have booked a block of times every Friday since January 2010? Hopefully it won’t happen again as we have given notice that we require these times in 2019 also.

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Maybe the sight of 3 coaches filled with golfers were good news for GNK and the clubhouse bar, but not for our society regulars………………..

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Anyway, the 45 golfers were given the same deal as normal to play at another of the former Polaris courses, but the change of venue to Hacienda Requelme required a coach which had a maximum limit of 40 players – some space was reserved for the ladies who preferred a day shopping at Neuva Condomina. For a change, lets start the photo gallery away from the golf course………………………

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Maria tries an Elvis inspired jacket complete with blue rhinestones…………..

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Ann, Liz and Rachel try matching love-heart glasses………………..

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Cath and Janise are shopped out – a relaxing massage chair should do the trick……..

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Thanks to Alicia for these photos, and also for preparing the free pack-up lunches for the golfers!

Back to the golf, and everyone (except Tony Andrews) seemed to struggle on the day. Maybe it was too windy, although the course was in very good condition. The greens were just about perfect but our players were not used to the contours or the speed.

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One player who no doubt enjoyed the day was Peter Reeves, who has been unable to play for 9 months, so just to be out there with friends was a bonus.

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Dublin Crystal

1st     Tony Andrews (11.0)…………………………………….38pts

2nd   John Donaldson (17.3)…………………………………32pts (on countback)

 

1st division

1st     Chris King (3.6)…………………………………………..32pts

2nd   Chris McAllister (4.0)………………………………….31pts (on countback)

3rd    Nick Seward (6.5)……………………………………….31pts

 

2nd division

1st     Pat Hughes (21.2)……………………………………….29pts

2nd   Ove Enger (21.2)…………………………………………29pts

3rd    Sven Erik Gulbrandsen (15.8)………………………27pts

 

Ladies

1st     Pat Whitty (13.2)…………………………………………31pts

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the difficult conditions were always going to favour the better players, and so Pat came out on top…………

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Another away day has been planned for Monday May 21st – to a course we have not visited before. The Valle del Este course in Almeria should be a test, but is in a beautiful setting. The price is right – only 26€ walking, 40€ with a buggy. Also it looks like we will be arriving in good time to enjoy a good English breakfast at Karen’s bar is in a square across the road from the course. A free bus will be available for the first 40 golfers, and of course a limited number of lady shoppers!

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Next week is a 4 person team event with 2 to count on the par 3’s, 3 on the par 4’s and all to count on the par 5’s. The following week is Ladies Day, and non-golfers are welcome to enter their own competition on the practice putting green which should commence about 2pm. Come along and enjoy the cava afterwards!

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Society membership renewal is due from the 1st April 2018. It is essential that all fields on the membership renewal form are fully completed legibly otherwise they will not be accepted. Members who have not played in 5 qualifying games in the previous 12 months with the society must show proof of handicap or they will be given a handicap of 0 until such proof is provided.

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I am sorry to finish on a very sad note – one of our long standing members, Peter Ridley passed away last week after a long battle with illness. He was a past winner of our Anniversary Trophy in 2015. R.I.P. Peter.

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Happy days for Peter (pictured left) with partner Pete Moffat…….

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Barry

 

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