Barry Floyd won the first three competitions of the month at Altorreal, reducing his handicap to 22. He scored 37, 36 and 41 points in an amazing display of excellent golf.

Altorreal, situated in Molina de Segura on the outskirts of Murcia City, is a fair test of golf. The par 71 course has a great deal of variety. It is tight in some areas and open and tree-lined in others. It opened in 1994 and was designed by Dave Thomas, who also laid out The Brabazon course at The Belfry with Peter Alliss and La Manga Club.

“We are a very friendly society and new members, both men and women, will be made very welcome,” says committee member Mike Gardner. “We have a couple of Spanish members too and any locals can join right away. The course is beautiful and fair and the management have passed on to us significant savings for our members of up to 40%. A shared buggy and green fee, for example, will only cost 45€, which is a great deal. The best thing about this society, apart from the wonderful course, is the members. It is always relaxed and friendly.”

TATS also organise yearly Match Play tournaments – singles and doubles -and there are several ‘Away Days’ every year with discounted green fees and hotel prices where non-playing wives and husbands can also enjoy the break. This year, the trips include visits to Albacete and Valle de Este in Mojacar.

The society has more than 40 members from all over Murcia with players travelling from as far as Benidorm and Caravaca. Membership fees are 5€ a year. If you need any more information, please contact Mike Gardner on

February 11th

1st Barry Floyd (23 hc) 37 pts

2nd Greg Wickenden (21 hc) 36pts

3rd John Porteous (13 hc) 35pts

4th Ken Beesley (30 hc) 35pts

February 13th

1st Barry Floyd (22 hc) 36 pts

2nd John Porteous (13 hc) 34pts

3rd Keith Bagnall (19 hc) 32pts

4th Jim Hull (22 hc) 31pts

Twos: John Porteous (hole 5)

February 18th

1st Barry Floyd (22 hc) 41pts

2nd Bob Barnes (19 hc) 36pts

3rd David Bryant (23 hc) 31pts

4th Tony Stapleton (21 hc) 30pts

February 25th

1st Greg Wickenden (21 hc) 35pts

2nd John Porteous (13 hc) 34pts

3rd David Normington (24 hc) 34pts

February 27th

1st Paul Richards (17 hc) 33pts

2nd John Porteous (13 hc) 32pts

3rd Tony Stapleton (21 hc) 30pts

Twos: John Porteous & Paul Richards

March 3rd

1st Chris Fox (26 hc) 43pts

2nd Jim Hull (23 hc) 36pts

3rd Ken Beesley (30 hc) 35pts

4th Barry Floyd (20 hc) 34pts

Twos: Peter Bruce

March 5th

1st Jim Hull (23 hc) 40pts

2nd Maite Normington (34 hc) 36pts

3rd Clive Hazelhurst (24 hc) 34pts

4th John Porteous (13 hc) 33pts

Twos: Paul Richards