Having recently travelled distances greater than we do normally, our April venue was a little closer to home. Condado de Alhama was the venue and, with excellent weather combined with a very good turnout, a good day’s golf was anticipated.
The course was in excellent condition and the greens, naturally a little slow initially, soon dried out to become quite fast later in the day. The format for this competition was a 3-2-1 team game. However, Condado is not an easy course and it requires good course management in order to be successful.
One member who saw his ball in the shallows of a lake decided he could retrieve it quite easily by walking down to the water’s edge and just pick it up. Success and failure is generally measured by the end result. On this occasion, after recovering his ball, our dutiful member was in a state of pure ecstasy and success reigned supreme. All he needed to do now was get back up the slope. On the way up, his feet slipped down. This became an instant change of circumstances! Ecstatic success turned to abject failure when he became immersed in water up to his neck! It certainly put the dampers on the rest of his game.
Following a most enjoyable supper meal, the results were announced at our presentation evening in the restaurant of the Camposol Club de Golf.
1st: Gerry McRobert, Roger Olorenshaw, Terry Adams and John Tromans.
2nd: Glenn Read, Gordon Neilson, Marshall Shields and John Egan.
3rd: Tony Pickworth, Richard Moss, Alan Benton and Allen Evans. (on countback)
Nearest the Pin
Hole 3: Daryl Whitham, 25 metres.
Hole 7: Terry Pegg, 10 metres.
Hole 11: Neil MacFarlane, 12.5 metres.
Hole 17: Ron Johnston, 5.65 metres.
Our Captain, Les Jales spoke eloquently of one member, Terry Adams, who leaves us to return to the UK. Terry has been a member since the beginning and served as Captain in 2012. Terry, thank you very much for your service to the Society and good luck to you and Cath in the future.