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The Los Nietos Golf Society journeyed to Hacienda Riquelme for their June individual Stableford Competition. The day started bright and sunny, but as the round progressed the clouds gathered and by the time the second group hit the club house it had started to drizzle a bit and then it started! “The rain in Spain falls mainly on the plain!” – and it did! The last few groups had to dash back to the club house without playing holes 17 and 18. No harm done with the scores, but some members got very wet indeed.  In fact some could have won the wet t-shirt competition!

The condition of the course was generally in very good condition and verdant.  Some of the greens were, however, difficult to read for pace as some had just been treated with sand. The courtesy of the golf shop and bar staff was welcoming and helpful.

Dave Mc Bernie, with a handicap of 13 for the day, won with a magnificent score of 40 points and also Nearest the Pin on hole 2.

Runner-Up with a steady score of 35 (and didn’t play the last hole because of the rain!) was Captain Tim.

Phil Harris won Nearest the Pin on hole 17 and Longest Drive on 14 and finished joint third with our secretary Mick Lockley (winner of 2nd shot Nearest the Pin on hole 16)

Pat ‘the car’ Hurley won Nearest the Pin on the 5th and Ken Higgins won Nearest the Pin on the par 3 hole 15th

Most of us the retired to the Lismo Restaurant in the village for an excellent BBQ, with spit roasted chicken and all sorts of goodies.  Our thanks to Christine and Clive who gave their time to help out and cook some of the food. During the proceedings the storm that had beleaguered the last of our game at Hacienda caught up with us at a hitherto dry Los Nietos. It tried to dampen our spirits, but didn’t succeed! A great evening.

Our next game is at Vista Bella on 4th July and promises to be a good turnout once again.

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