Our October competition was played at Hacienda Del Alamo Golf Resort where 36 members and three guests set out to enjoy a good day’s golf in near perfect weather conditions. Those of you who are familiar with the course at Hacienda will know that it is one of the longest and widest courses in Spain. This is a great help for a lot of us as we can shorten the course by playing off the blue or yellow tees. Moreover, with the wide fairways, opportunity is available for some of us to continue playing on the same fairway from which we drove off. Unfortunately, playing from the BLUE tees did not help everybody, but we did not allow the occasional wayward drive to distract us; well, not all the time!
Our first group, led by Captain Bob Rowe, began play at 10am, with the final group starting at the more gentlemanly time of 11.21am. This was a Tri-national group comprising English, French and Geordie members and, it would appear, they bonded well together. Now, I have heard the Geordie member speaking a form of French on previous occasions, but what is quite unusual is listening to a Frenchman shouting, “HOWAAAY the Lads”. He must have been impressed with the Geordie dialect because a couple of days later, he informed us that he was, “Gannin’ yam”!
Our very well attended Presentation Evening in the restaurant of Camposol Club de Golf provided us with the opportunity to announce the following results:
Winner of Division 1 with 38 points – Mike Joseph (on countback from Neil Macfarlane)
Winner of Division 2 with 28 points – Ray Neale
Winner of Division 3 with 29 points – Phil Linton
Nearest the Pin Prizes were awarded to:
Hole 5 – John Dunbar – 90cms
Hole 8 – Mike Joseph – 16 metres 40cms
Hole 12 – Tony Pickworth – 1 metre 40cms
Hole 15 – Gerry McRobert – 22 metres 50cms