Club de Golf October Competition
This took place on Tuesday 22nd October. In fresh and cloudy conditions early on, 58 players teed it up competing for the prizes in two handicap categories. The sun eventually made an appearance and things warmed up with some good scoring. With the greens having been recently hollow tined, putting was not easy and at times frustrating, although this was of course, the same for everyone. The greens usually recover quite quickly after having been hollow tined, which is very necessary twice a year. Hopefully they will begin to settle down in the next week or so.
In Category 1, first place went to Eugene Toye with a very good score of 37 points. In second place was Gary Powell with 36 points and in third was Gary Lovejoy with 34 points.
In Category 2, Andy Saunders took first place with 35 points. Second was John Murray with 32 points and Veronica Porter very narrowly edged out husband Clive on count back with 31 points.
Nearest the Pin Winners:
Hole 3 Ian Butters
Hole 5 Eugene Toye
Hole 11 Dave Smith
Hole 13 Henriette Reckweg
Congratulations and well played to all the prize winners. Thank you to Mark Cole, Brian Arnold and Alison Vassey for doing everything that needed doing to put the competition on.
Remembrance Day Competition 11th November
On a misty and slightly chilly morning 70 players teed off in a 9am shotgun start to compete in a Services v Civilians Remembrance Day match. We went ahead with this competition to raise some funds for the local branch of the Royal British Legion. Due to COVID restrictions the bar and restaurant couldn’t open, but the course marshals whizzed around taking food and beverage orders so no-one starved!
On the sound of the hooter at 11am all the players stopped for a 2 minute silence to pay our respects and remember members of all services who gave their lives in the line of duty.
Pairs Matchplay Better Ball (holes up) was the format for the competition and like other pairs competitions, dropouts in the 2-3 days before the event caused a lot of reorganisation of the draw and some of the pairings. Well done to Mark Cole for sticking with it and getting everyone out to the correct starting hole.
The Civilian Team took the honours winning 35 holes with the Services team winning 25 holes. 3 matches ended all square. Congratulations to the Civilian Team. The Trophy for the winning team will be presented to team captain Eugene Toye at the end of season presentation dinner in January. To the Services Team, we thank you for your service in the line of duty.
It’s a shame we couldn’t carry out the presentation in the usual way. Winners of football card were Derek Clarke and Frank Crossfield, each winning 20€.
The true winners of course were the British Legion with around 450€ raised, (waiting for final figures from the collection tins).
The Golf Club Committee
The CGA Men’s Wednesday Group Results for the 2 from 4 yellow balls on 28th October:
1st: T. Colvin, S Truman, N Morgan & S Parsons – 113pts
2nd: D Smith, T Hinkley, G Neilson & P Graff – 101pts.
3rd: D Lewis, D Watts, J Layland & T Andrew – 96 pts.
Other scores were 95, 93, 93 & 90.
Well played to all winners. There were a couple of 2s P Coulstock and N. Morgan. Many thanks to Gary and Dennis for doing the cards etc.
Results for Wednesday 21st October
1st: N Morgan, T Hinkley, D Lewis & E Toye – 99pts
2nd: A Kilminster, D Plant, J Layland & J Venables – 94 pts on Count back.
3rd: I Butters, G Keefe, P Graaf & T Andrew – 94 pts
Eugene Toye Men’s Competition’s Secretary
CGA Away Day @ Roda – 23rd October
The weather was perfect for golf with a small breeze and not too hot. The course was in excellent condition with lots of lush manicured grass both on the fairways and in the rough. The greens were very slick and the members struggled to make good scores, especially on the front 9. Winner was Ian Butters with 33 points on count back from Colin Reid with John Layland third. A good day was had by all, but it was a bit disappointing that the restaurant was closed for refurbishment and the presentation was therefore held at Camposol Golf Club. It was fortuitous that the day came before the travel restrictions were brought in.
This will take place early in the New Year probably the end of January beginning of February. As some of the Committee are standing down at this AGM, you may like to propose someone prepared to step into the vacant posts.
Take care and stay safe.