December and Captain’s Drive-In Competition – Thursday 12th December

52 players, fuelled by mulled wine and mince pies, contested the competition, which was preceded by the Captain’s Drive-In on the 9th hole. Fortunately for the Captain, the drive went straight down the middle of the fairway! Well done to Sam Armitage for putting his flag nearest to where the drive ended up (in the bunker on this occasion). Typical of Sam’s generosity; he donated his winnings back into the Captain’s charities.

John Murray Winner of December Comp.
John Murray Winner of December Comp.

Winners – only 3 points separating the top 6 players:

1st – John Murray, 37 points.

2nd – Jim Hall, 36 points CB (19 points on back 9).

3rd – Des Bunn, 36 points CB (16 points on back 9).

4th – Derek Deegan, 35 points

5th – Vron Porter, 34 points CB (15 points on back 9)

6th – Jim Niblo, 34 points CB (14 points on back 9).

Nearest the Pin Winners:

Hole 3 – Keith Halliwell, 12cms

Hole 5 – Ken Halley, 65cms

Hole 8 in 2 shots – Ken Halley, 2.45mt

Hole 11 -Gordon Neilson, 4.58mt

Hole 13 – Derek Deegan, 1.2mt

Nearest to the string on Hole 9 – Paco Belchi (his ball actually landed on the string!)

Well played to all the prize winners and thanks to our sponsor, Corral & Alcaraz, all the participants and the committee for helping make this competition a great success.

Photos of the prize winners are posted on the Camposol Club de Golf Facebook page Camposol Club de Golf. Golf Course 

A very special thanks to all the local companies and golf societies that donated to Santa’s special day for the children of Camposol and surrounding area. Over 500€ was raised which made the 60 children very happy. Any funds left over were donated to Cruz Roja for their fund to help 50 of the poorest families in Mazarrón.

Corral & Alcaraz; The Golf Club; The Club House Bar & Bistro; Alley Palais Bar; Coast to Coast; Amber Pools; The Sprightly Crew GS;  Thursday Friendly GS; Alley Palais GS; The Black Bull GS; Salud GS and a very special thanks to last year’s Captain, Neil Smith, for his donation of 150€ from his charity fund. Stuart Fearn also donated 150€ to FAST for the Harlequins Choir’s performance.

Alan Kilminster the new Club de Golf Captain
Alan Kilminster the new Club de Golf Captain

Next competition on Tuesday 14th January. The sign-up sheet will be on the new competitions board in the in the pro shop shortly.

Alan Kilminster, Club Captain Camposol Club de Golf

CGA Ladies’ Turkey Trot Competition

This Competition and Christmas Lunch was on 10th December.


1st Pam Andrew

2nd Lynn Clynes

3rd Sue Brew

4th Vron Porter on CB from Alison Vasey.

Christmas Lunch was held at The Club House where the ladies chose a Secret Santa Present. It was nice to catch up with friends and some of the ladies who no longer played golf.   A very pleasant time was had by all.  

Men’s Christmas Competition and Lunch

The lunch was held on 18th December – too late for this issue of the Costa Cálida Chronicle.

C.G.A. Christmas Party Playa Grande
C.G.A. Christmas Party Playa Grande

CGA Christmas Party

A great time was had by all at the Playa Grande on 14th December.   Carolynn May had everyone rocking on the dance floor from the very first song and the dance floor remained full until she finished at 12am.  The venue proved to be a real winner and the service was very friendly and attentive.  We will certainly be using this venue again. 


Early February – a definite date to be arranged shortly.

Betty Roberts