Eddie Harrison Div 1 Winner 
being presented by Captain Neil Macfarlane

Los Reyes Golf Society took 30 players for the annual game at Altorreal. The day started with a coffee and ham sandwich paid for by the society, followed by 18 holes of golf with a twist. 

The twist was to name a hole before teeing off and circled on the card of the hole that double points would be scored. A third of the players went for hole 2 which was the relatively easy downhill par four. Six of the thirty players scored three points doubled up to six to help their scoring. 

Karen Jones Div 2 Winner
being congratulated by Neil
Karen Jones Div 2 Winner
being congratulated by Neil

Neil, playing off six, was on the greens on 15 holes in regulation and with a little luck could have sunk five putts which just wouldn’t drop in.

It was a hot day and the greens were much improved after the hollow tinning two weeks earlier. Once again slow play was in evidence. Could we ask all players to play ‘Ready Golf’?  In other words, if you’re ready to tee off; play. Don’t wait for the lowest scorer on the previous hole.  Our game was directly behind another society who did everything by the book – tee off in order; putt in order, with no consideration for the people behind, who had to wait on every hole.  Rant over!

Division 1 Winner

NTP winners from left Liam Purdy, Paul Western, Eddie Harrison, and Neil Macfarlane
NTP winners from left Liam Purdy, Paul Western, Eddie Harrison, and Neil Macfarlane

Eddie Harrison with 32 points- won on countback from three other players on same score.

Division 2 Winner

Karen Jones with top society score of 33 points.

Best score on the day was by guest Steve Burkitt with 36 points.

The Decklid Autos trophy was presented to the winners by Captain Neil Macfarlane.

The next competition in October is the much-awaited Charity Day at Aguilon where we will enjoy a coffee and bacon roll followed by 18 holes with buggy and after, a burger, chips and beer. There will be a sleeve of golf balls for every player along with prizes. Make sure your name is down. Enter by going to our website or by email. Due to the popularity of Aguilon we are limited to numbers, so don’t leave it too late!

Terry Rooke