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Thanks to Apollo Air for the sponsorship again……..

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The second Apollo Air of 2018 attracted 43 players who had perfect playing conditions – however, only two managed to better par. The average scores were much better though, with many more in the 30’s than last week. This month’s winner was Dave Rollett, who has never won a major or special event but this was his time.

Phil Cooke won division 2, and has taken the overall lead in the annual Apollo championship after 2 qualifiers (5 to count). See ‘best of series’ tab at the bottom of this week’s results on masterscoreboard for full information.

Thanks to Lyn Bell who covered the starter’s duties this week.

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Apollo Air champion

Dave Rollett (18.7)…………………………………….37pts (on countback)

 

1st division

1st     Borre Hagen (9.4)…………………………….37pts

2nd   Anthony Keating (14.6)…………………….36pts

 

2nd division

1st     Phil Cooke (19.6)……………………………..37pts

2nd   Kevin Smith (18.3)…………………………..36pts

 

Ladies

1st    Fran Hobson (17.8)………………………….32pts

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I am not playing for several months, so thanks to Phil Cooke for the photo of the Apollo banner on the first tee. Any photos or comments on the golf will be welcome to add a little interest to the forthcoming blogs – send to me at barry@cdagolf.com on Friday or Saturday for possible inclusion.

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Dave proudly holds his first trophy…………….

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Borre escaped the snowy conditions in Norway to win division one……………..

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Vice-captain Phil didn’t have far to go to collect his division 2 prize (he was already on the stage!)…………………..

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Fran is back and in the prizes again…………….

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Next Wednesday is the last date for committee membership applications, and any proposals to be discussed at the AGM on March 7th (7 p.m. at the Skye bar).

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Next week is a 2 person texas scramble.

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Barry

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Captain v President Friday February 9th 2018

President Neil had pressing business at the community AGM so wife Lynn presents the trophy…….

 

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This week was a challenge between the captain’s team (Ken Saunders) and the president’s team (Neil Simpson). A change to last year’s format, this time a singles stableford (all players to count), with Ken’s team coming out victorious.  The teams were drawn out. and a singles stableford competition was included.

Although it was a little chilly, it was sunny with no obvious reason for poor scores, but that was the case with most players returning about 23 points. In fact, not one of the 52 players reached their buffer zone!

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Captain’s team…………….652pts

President’s team………….575pts

 

1st division

1st     Dave Lloyd (3.6)……………………………..34pts

2nd   Philip Mozes (11.5)………………………….32pts

3rd    Robert Beaton (9.4)………………………..28pts

 

2nd division

1st       Ove Enger (20.9)…………………………..30pts

2nd     Jim Laird (15.3)…………………………….29pts

3rd     Jim Alwell (19.6)……………………………28pts (on countback)

 

Ladies

1st     Edith Mozes (22.1)………………………….30pts

2nd   Eli Holdhus (30.1)……………………………29pts (on countback)

 

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well done Dave, probably the only good score on the day…………..

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Ove didn’t need many points to win division 2…….

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Captain’s Team                                      President’s Team

Ken Saunders……………….27pts          Neil Simpson…………….21pts

Mark Ambridge……………17pts           Dave Lloyd………………..34pts

Chris McAllister…………..24pts           Don Henry………………..14pts

Kevin Smith………………..22pts            Ian Whyte…………………20pts

Bob Whitty…………………27pts             Peter Moffatt…………….23pts

Tom Toner………………….24pts            David Wareing………….24pts

Rob Busby…………………..23pts            Dave Storey………………26pts

Pat Whitty…………………..24pts            Shaun Cairney…………..23pts

Jim Alwell…………………..28pts            Tony Andrews……………24pts

Jim Laird……………………29pts             Dave Rollett………………23pts

Anthony Keating…………24pts             Ray Rollett………………..27pts

Alicia Saunders…………..26pts              Robin Wilson……………22pts

Kim Lloyd…………………..29pts              Stephen Pilley…………..10pts

Robert Beaton…………….28pts             Patrick Sellars……………17pts

Drew Ferry…………………24pts              Ellen Gulbrandsen…….27pts

Sven Erik Gulbrandsen.28pts              Blair Johnstone…………23pts

Bernard West……………..25pts              Jeanette Bilsborough…17pts

Jan Holdhus………………24pts              Tom Sawyer………………23pts

Eli Holdhus……………….29pts               Geoff Charlton…………..14pts

Phillip Mozes……………..32pts              Teresa Nicol……………..28pts

Edith Mozes……………….30pts               Andrew Nicol…………..18pts

Jan Jakobsen………………19pts              Daniel Don……………….23pts

Lis Jakobsen……………….25pts              Torben Ehlers…………..18pts

Steve Murphy……………..23pts               Gunner Sten Larssen…23pts

Karin Dahl………………….22pts               Bente Larssen…………..23pts

Torkild Dahl……………….19pts                Ove Enger………………..30pts

 

TOTAL……………………..652pts             ……………………………….575pts

AVERAGE SCORE…….25.1pts                …………………………….22.1pts

OVERALL………………..23.6pts

 

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Wednesday February 21st is the deadline for applications for positions on the committee, and any proposals for the AGM. All resolutions and proposals must be proposed and seconded by existing members. These should be sent to the secretary, Kim Lloyd at davelloyd.home@yahoo.co.uk.

The AGM is in the Skye Bar, 7pm for 7.30pm Wednesday March 7th.

 

Next week is the February Apollo Air stableford.

 

Barry

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Anniversary Trophy Friday February 2nd 2018

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snow on the Sierra Espuna and the Carrascoy……..

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This week saw the 8th celebration of the formation of the golf society, and the competition was played in probably the worst conditions we have had for the February major  – the low temperatures were made worse by the wind chill factor. The expected rains came early, (overnight) and if we had rain (or snow) as well, it would have been unplayable. Some of the early golfers had to contend with sleet.

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It showed how difficult the conditions were when not one of the gents could hit the 350 yard par 4 8th hole in 2 shots to take the nearest to the pin prize – likewise no one hit the 17th green for another nearest the pin……………..

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Back in the bar Barry Answer wonders if 23 points will be enough to get in the prizes – it was…………………..

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48 players in the pairs betterball stableford with partners being chosen, then a random draw for opponents and times. Thanks to Kerry Henry for taking up the starter’s duties for the first time.

Well done to the winners, Rob Busby (last year’s winner) and Stephen Bell who posted an uncatchable 41 points with past winners Mick Parsons and Pete Moffat runners-up (again!).

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1st     Rob Busby & Stephen Bell………………………………41pts

2nd   Pete Moffat & Mick Parsons……………………………38pts

3rd    Jim Laird & Alicia Saunders……………………………37pts

4th    Tony Andrews & Paul Culligan………………………..36pts (on countback)

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Men

Nearest in 2 on 8th…………………..no winner

Nearest on 17th……………………….no winner

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Ladies

Par 5’s………………….Pat Whitty

Par 3’s…………………Alicia Saunders

 

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Stephen and Rob with the new trophy……….

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Pete and Mick were 2nd…..

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3rd were Jim Laird and Alicia Saunders………..

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4 prizes – Tony Andrews and Paul Culligan got in on back nine countback………

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Alicia won the par 3’s………

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Pat won the par 5’s………….

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the Chuckle Brothers (me and Barry) won the booby prize by a distance!

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Couldn’t really identify anyone with layers of clothing and hats, but a few pics from the day………………

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The cold got to Chris McAllister – instead of just short of the 18th green as usual, here he is in the bushes just above greenkeeper’s shed……………

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Earlier, Chris waits to hole out in front of the snowy Murcian landscape…..

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These strange looking clouds look full of something waiting to drop over us……….

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Barry Answer played like a vampire killer looking for stakes – on the 4th tee he hit a stake protecting the ladies tee which shot off into a bush, and on the next hole hit another stake at the side of the path – result, not a good place…………

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On the par 3 11th, Barry laid up with a driver short of the water – had to play it, so back to the ladies tee……

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A fantastic night again at the evening presentation with top entertainment from  Mel ‘0’ Dee. Maybe the lack of heat inside the Camposol golf club spoilt it a little, but as usual the food was excellent. Thanks to the guests who supported the raffle, raising more than enough to cover the cost of the bus provided free from the social fund (sorry to those who had to make their own way).

Thanks to Alicia and Kim once again for all their hard work organising, getting trophies etc. – the new trophy for the winners looked stunning!

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Tee times in February 2018
Please note that for the competitions on Monday 5th and Wednesday 7th, the tee times commence at 0903 hours. Will all members who have booked for these two competitions please note their tee time change. These are the times for summer.

Next week is the Captain v Presidents challenge.

 

Barry

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the winners, Robin, Dave, Tony and Jim…………….

 

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 This week was a 4 person team (35 players) played in cold and very windy conditions, which was reflected in the high scoring. The winners this week didn’t have to score below 60 as is the norm. Thanks to Barbara Rollett who stepped in to do the starter’s duties.
1st     Tony Andrews,  Dave Rollett, Robin Wilson, Jim Alwell………………63.2
2nd   Daniel Jackson, Ralph Jackson, Andrew Nicol, Teresa Nicol………..63.8
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runners-up – Daniel, Ralph, Teresa, and Andrew

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No photos from the course as I was not playing.

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Next week is the Anniversary Trophy where you can choose your own partner but then the 4 balls and times will be drawn out at 8 p.m. next Wednesday in the Clover.  Still places for the evening presentation and meal (€15- 3 courses) but the coach is full (contact alicia@cdagolf.com).

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Green fees will rise next week for the start of the peak season.
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The management company have considered our concerns over buggy cost for players with some medical infirmity. Whilst it does not cover all our society golfers, the new conditions do address the problem for 12 month course members and rights holders who need a buggy for medical reasons.
GNK will be offering a medical buggy rate of €18.75 per round to annual members and right holders, starting immediately. This is not available to 3 and 6 month members, or pay and play society players. The member can either pay the rate themself and invite a guest into the buggy, or share the cost with them. Basically it reduces the cost of a buggy from €25 for able-bodied golfers to €18.75  with a doctor’s note. So a member or rights holder will pay €9 + €18.75 (total €27.75). Anyone wishing to use this service will need to send a medical note explaining that they need to use a buggy in order to play golf.
 
Christopher Ahern
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AGM

The annual general meeting of the Society will be held on the 1st Wednesday in March each year. (Wednesday March 7th 2018). This year the venue is in the Skye Bar, Al Kasar. meet 7 p.m. for 7.30 p.m start.

The committee will give notice of of the meeting 28 days in advance on the society website (Wednesday February 7th 2018) http://www.cdagolf.com as members reside all over the world. Locally a notice will be posted on the society noticeboard at Condado de Alhama golf club.

Resolution and voting

Members may propose resolutions for debate at AGM’s which must be given in writing to the secretary at least 14 days before the date of the meeting –  (kim@cdagolf.com). (Wednesday February 21st 2018). This is also the cut-off date for applicants for committee. All resolutions and proposals must be proposed and seconded by existing members. Where a resolution is put to ballot by the attending members, a simple majority shall decide the outcome. In the event of a tie the chairperson of the meeting, usually the society captain (or in their absence the vice captain) shall have the casting vote.

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Chris and Maria, were you on this ship?

A magician was working on a cruise ship in the Caribbean. The audience would be different each week, so the magician allowed himself to do the same tricks over and over again. There was only one problem: The captain’s parrot saw the shows each week and began to understand how the magician did every trick. Once he understood he started shouting in the middle of the show:

“Look, it’s not the same hat.”

“Look, he is hiding the flowers under the table.”

“Hey, why are all the cards the Ace of Spades?”

The magician was furious but couldn’t do anything; it was, after all, the captain’s parrot.

One day the ship had an accident and sank. The magician found himself floating on a lifeboat in the middle of the ocean with the parrot, of course.

They stared at each other with hate, but did not utter a word. This went on for a day and another and another. After a week the parrot said: “OK, I give up. Where’s the boat?”

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Mr magic – Chris McAllister……….the parrot is sat inside…………………..

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Barry

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Viking Cup 2018

Viking Cup 2018

This notice is the first stage in the organising of this year’s Viking Cup and only concerns the UK & Ireland Team.

The event will take place on Tuesday 23rd October 2018 at Condado de Alhama.

 

UK & Ireland Captain: – Ken Saunders

Vice-Captain: – Phil Cooke

Team Selection is as follows: –

All players who competed in the 2017 Uk & Ireland Team are invited to apply for the 2018 team and will be automatically included in this year’s team provided their applications are received by 30th April 2018.

Members who did not play in the 2017 team are also invited to apply for the 2018 team, they will be placed on a reserve list on a first come, first served basis.

Applications to:-   kensaunders2@aol.com

                                Philcooke1@outlook.com

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Friday was a straight forward individual event with 41 players. Overcast conditions throughout the day, with just a glimpse of sunshine as the players were completing their rounds. No overall winner with prizes for the 3 divisions.

 

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1st division

1st     Philip Mozes (11.2)………………………………..37pts

2nd   Tony Andrews (11.2)……………………………..36pts

 

2nd division

1st    Rob Busby (18.4)………………………………….39pts

2nd  Phil Cooke (19,2)………………………………….36pts

 

Ladies

1st    Lis Jakobsen (17.9)………………………………37pts

2nd  Ellen Gulbrandsen (22.9)……………………..36pts

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Philip won divison one……..

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Rob was division two winner…………….

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Lis was the best of the ladies………………..

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Not playing, so a chance to take some photos from the penthouse roof……………

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our ducks take an interest………………..

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Lis makes a quick getaway…………………

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Mike Maloney was a little long on the par 3 11th……..

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work continues on levelling the rough areas – thanks for the GUR notice on hole 10…………….

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The start sheet for the Anniversary Trophy is now full and so is the free bus. If you want to be included, contact events@cdagolf.com but you must make your own way there and back as the 55 seat coach is now full.

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New GNK course couples membership. Following a successful lobby by GNK members the management has now created a couples only membership tariff. Full course membership details are shown below.

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The awayday at Hacienda Requelme is Friday 23rd March with 18 tee times commencing at 11.36, with 22 buggies booked. It is a Dublin Crystal competition. It will be normal society rates including the current buggy policy. The society will provide  a bus (leaving Al Kasar at 0930) and a lunch bag.

The Alhama course is fully booked that day by an outside agent.

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 Barry

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Pairs Stableford Friday January 12th 2018

realization on the tee that the ball has just dropped in……………

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This week was a pairs event – 20 pairs took part in a surprisingly cold wind which belied the bright blue skies. Thanks to Linda Thorburn for collecting the 2 euros and handing out the scorecards.

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A very continental look to the leader board

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1st     Mike Maloney & Jan Bosch………………………………….45pts

2nd   Sven Erik Gulbandsen & Ellen Gulbrandsen………….42pts

2nd   Jan Jakobsen & Lis Jakobsen………………………………40pts

 

Jan and Mike came out on top……………………….

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Sven Erik and Ellen were runners-up………………..

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Lis and Jan were back in the prizes………………….

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Perhaps the highlight of the day came at the par 3 11th hole, where Roger Price holed his tee shot! After taking a 7 iron, the ball sat motionless above the hole for a few  seconds before a puff of wind? caused it to topple into the cup! Roger’s first ace, which many others have never experienced.

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well done Roger! A trophy and a place on the ‘hole-in-one’ honours board!

 

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Don Henry almost made it onto the green on 11, but came out of the bunker quite nicely – couldn’t compete with Roger though……………….

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a spectacular setting on the ladies tee (16th) as Pat Whitty heads for home……………..

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Just a suggestion to the greenkeepers – thanks for your efforts to improve the course, but can we have areas such as the example below marked as GUR, or a notice put on the desk (as is the case with the temporary green on hole one this week)?

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it is obvious where the new plants are, but the surrounding area has been scalped and still has grooves made by the machines…………………

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What a great finish last month for the annual Apollo Air champion! It was experimental, and with not having done it before we decided 6 qualifying results was fair to both regular golfers and occasional visitors. If 7 rounds were included only 20 players could have won – there were 30 players who managed to achieve the minimum 6 rounds. After analysis, we could have had 40 in with a chance if 5 rounds were needed. So this year, that is the aim – get 5 rounds in during 2018, and more golfers in the shake-up.

Also with it looking increasingly likely that there may have been a tie last year, the tie-breaker would have been the 7th best score (not needed). This year with only 5 scores required this figure is not realistic, so we have reverted to a typical decider – if the leaders are level after the 5 best scores have been added up, go to the  last 3 (best scores), then 2, then one if necessary.

 

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Next week is a straight-forward individual stableford.

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Barry

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