Desert Springs

CGA Men’s Wednesday Group

The Competition on Wednesday 22nd March was a Medal, played from yellow tees in teams of 3 with one to score. Scoring was very good and on the day, the greens were also good, but putting was tricky on some holes.    


1st – E Toye, D Griffiths, D Smith – 59 strokes

2nd – N Morgan, K Halliwell, D Watts – 60

3rd – D Hopkins, B McClusky, S Parsons – 61 c/b

4th – D Deegan, H Pearson, T Colvin – 61

There were four 2s: D Bunn, D Deegan, D Watts and D Griffiths.   

The football card was won by J Lawlor.

Thanks to Derek, Harry and Terry for the presentation.

Wednesday April 5th Competition 

This was a Pinehurst Medal with 9 three balls taking 6 drives each so no spare drives. There were no disasters to hear of, as one player from every team stood on the 18th tee, knowing it was all down to him to win or lose the Competition.  There were no ‘dead ducks’ floating, so well done to all anchor men.  


1st – D Deegan, D Plant, S Rowbotham – 55 – 17 under par.

2nd – S Dixon, M Green, E Toye – 56 – great golf played by S Dixon & M Green. 

3rd – N Morgan, D Griffiths, J Layland – 58

Football Card Winner – D Watts.   

Thanks to Martin and Bob for the presentation.

Eugene Toye 

C.G.A. Competitions’ Secretary

CGA Ladies’ Tuesday Group

On a fine sunny Tuesday, 21st March, the ladies held their bi-annual fun day and lunch, organised by Irene Langley. Generous sponsorship was provided by The Clubhouse, The Diner, Rob Greatley, The CGA and Cat’s Bar.  After a great team game of Sixes with extra fun supplied by ‘notes in holes’, we all met up at The Diner for a lovely meal and the prize giving.

Nearest the Pins:

nearest pin

Alison Vasey (3rd hole), Vron Porter (5th hole), Sue Brew (11th hole), Irene Langley (13th hole)

Nearest the 2nd hole ditch was Hayley Barker

The winning team was Irene Langley, Verona Elder, Sue Brew and Debbie McLachlan.

Debbie McLachlan

CGA Golfing Away Day

It was a lovely day for the 40 golfers who played at Desert Springs on 14th April. The course was in great condition especially considering the scarcity of rain. It suited long straight hitters of the ball as the holes were quite long. It was not advisable to go looking for errant balls as there was a sign saying ‘beware of snakes and scorpions’. The day was extremely good value as CGA Members played at the subsidised price of €35 including a buggy. The Competition was an individual Stableford Competition with cash prizes for the 1st, 2nd and 3rd places. 

Betty Roberts

Club De Golf Thursday 23rd March 

1st – 37 points – Alan Hebblethwaite

2nd – 35 points – Debbie Murray

3rd – 34 points – Dennis Jones

Nearest the Pins:

Ray Lyons (3rd Hole), Gary Lovejoy (5 & 11), Rob Greatley (13)   

In 2 shots – 8th Alastair Rae.

The Clubhouse Committee