Tony Stapleton was in great form this month, winning two competitions in a month – and coming second in another. He scored 39 and 36 points from his handicap of 23.

Altorreal Golf Society is appealing for new members with amazing discounts available of up to 40%. TATS (Tuesday and Thursday Society), usually has a first tee-off time of around 8.30am every Tuesday and Thursday, which guarantees an enjoyable round of less than four hours. Altorreal, which is situated in Molina de Segura, on the outskirts of Murcia City, is a fair test of golf. The par 71 course has a great deal of variety. It is tight is some areas and open and tree-lined in others. It opened in 1994 and was designed by Dave Thomas who also laid out The Brabazon course at The Belfry with Peter Alliss and La Manga Club on the Costa Cálida.

“We are a very friendly society and new members, both men and women, will be made very welcome,” says committee member Mike Gardner. “We have a couple of Spanish members too and any locals can join right away. The course is beautiful and fair and the management have passed on to us significant savings for our members of up to 40%. A shared buggy and green fee, for example, will only cost 45€, which is a great deal. The best thing about this society, apart from the wonderful course, is the members. It is always relaxed and friendly.”

TATS also organise yearly Matchplay Tournaments – singles and doubles -and there are several ‘Away Days’ every year with discounted green fees and hotel prices where non-playing wives and husbands can enjoy the break too. This year, the trips include visits to Albacete and Valle de Este in Mojacar. The society has more than 40 members from all over Murcia with players travelling from as far as Benidorm and Caravaca. Membership fees are 5€ a year. If you need any more information, please contact Mike Gardner on mikegardner@hotmail.co.uk 

Stableford Results

September 5th

1st – Bob Barnes (19 hc) – 33 pts

2nd – Tony Stapleton (23 hc) – 30 pts

3rd – David Skivington (28 hc) – 30 pts

Twos – David Normington and Jim Hull

September 10th

1st – Barry Floyd (22 hc) – 35 pts

2nd – Ron Emmerson (27 hc) – 33 pts

3rd – David Normington (29 hc) – 32 pts

Twos – Clive Hazelhurst

September 17th 

1st – Ron Emmerson (27 hc) – 37 pts

2nd – David Normington (29 hc) – 37 pts

3rd – Mike Gardner (18 hc) – 35 pts

September 24th

1st – Peter Leopold (18 hc) – 37 pts

2nd – Barry Floyd (22 hc) – 37 pts

3rd – David Normington (28 hc) – 37 pts

4th – Ron Emmerson (27 hc) – 35 pts

Twos – Marc Ireland

October 1st 

1st – Tony Stapleton (23 hc) – 36 pts

2nd – Greg Wickenden (24 hc) – 36 pts

3rd – Bob Barnes (19 hc) – 33 pts

October 3rd 

1st – Tony Stapleton (23 hc) – 39 pts

2nd – Gary O’Conner (27 hc) – 37 pts

3rd – Bill Easton (30 hc) – 37 pts

October 8th 

1st – Greg Wickenden (24 hc) – 34 pts

2nd – Barry Floyd (22 hc) – 33 pts

3rd – David Normington (28 hc) – 33 pts