On May 22nd with an early start on a lovely warm sunny morning, the members of Straight down the Middle played the monthly Stableford golf tournament on the very well maintained La Serena course at Los Alcazares.

sdtm Geoff PerryWith water hazards on 16 of the 18 holes, most members will be visiting the local golf stores to replace the many balls lost in a watery grave. As always there is somebody who bucks the trend! One member came away with a net gain of 15 balls which he retrieved whilst helping others in his foursome to rescue their balls from the water’s edge! The same gentleman amazed the Captain and myself with a trick shot to hit a ball situated an inch from the water’s edge in mud and reeds, up a metre + high bank to within 2 foot of the pin to score a par; all done by balancing virtually on one leg and managing at the same time to avoid falling in the lake. A debate then followed to agree if it had been luck or skill?!!

With a very good score of 37 points, the Winner of the competition was the very consistent Geoff Perry (see photo) followed very closely in the Runner-Up spot by Brian McAlister. 3rd place went to Steve Foster.

Nearest the Pin winner was new member Glen Nicholson.

A reminder to members that our next game is at Camposol on 26th July.

Straight Down the Middle Golf Society is always ready to welcome new members. For details please email Secretary Peter Smithson on 99unitedred@gmail.com or tel 968 045 475