CGA Men’s Wednesday Group

On 26th August, 29 men played a handicap medal qualifier competition in very hot and humid conditions. The course was still looking good and the greens still very green. Full credit must go to Mark, Doug and the green staff for their tireless work.

Fighters Team in Red

Division 1
1st – E Toye – 72
2nd – J Layland – 72
3rd – D.Jones – 76
E Toye won on Card Play-off.

Police in Blue Shirts

Division 2
1st – I Dobson – 71
2nd – I Butters – 75
3rd – S Rowbotham – 75
Eugene Toye – CGA Competitions Secretary
Ladies’ Fun Day and Lunch

Spectators over-looking
the 9th hole

On Tuesday 1st September the Ladies Group held their fun day and lunch, an event brilliantly organised by Irene Langley; something we have looked forward to all through the dark days of lockdown. Even though a number of ladies were unable to join us, being stuck in UK, we still managed an excellent turn-out of 14 players, so 2 three balls and 2 four balls played a very light hearted game of Sixes. There was a competitive spirit still on display. After the golf, champagne was drank and Bernie’s famous sausage rolls consumed and we all sat down at The Golf Club for an excellent 5 course meal, concluding with cheese and biscuits and a glass of port or Baileys.

Two Captains Teeing off

Prize Giving

Everyone was very merry and even more so seeing the great prizes. (No-one left empty handed!).
The winning team with an excellent score of 95, was Sue Brew, Jean Smith, Debbie Murray and Liz Bunn.

Nearest the Pin:
Hayley Barker (hole 3)
Alison Vasey (hole 5)
Pam Andrew (hole 11)
Debbie Murray (hole 13) – also Nearest the Pin in 3 shots on 9th hole.
Many thanks to Derek Deegan (Degsy) who very generously sponsored the Nearest the Pin prizes.

Those bad boys responsible for the cheeky notes in holes on the par threes to gain us bonus points (matching underwear anyone?) were Stuart, Degsy, Mark Cole and Neil Smith.

Thanks also to Clive Porter and Bernard Langley for doing the cards and calculating the results, Good work Boys!

We are all grateful to the management and staff at The Golf Club for the good food and service and finally, the biggest thanks of all go to Irene Langley—-you are a star.

The next Fun Day and Lunch is currently planned for Tuesday 16th March 2021.

Debbie McLachlan

CGA Golfing Away Day @ Mar Menor on Friday 23rd October will be subsidised by a massive 20€. The price with Spanish Federation Ins. should be 55€; with CGA Membership it will be 35€.

First tee 10.33am. The signup sheet is in The Club House. Only a limited number of tee times have been booked,so make the most of your membership with this very generous offer.

Annual Firemen –v- Policemen Competition

This fun packed event took place on Friday 11th September with lots of good natured banter going on between the teams. It was a 4 Ball Better Ball Match Play Competition. Seven Firemen were due to come over from the UK, but unfortunately this was not possible due to the quarantine on their return to the UK. Teams were nominated to people who had not been a Fire Fighter or been in the Police service. 52 participants took part and not one person dropped out or failed to turn up.

The Club House very generously put on a great spread of chicken curry or chilli with chips.

This year’s match ended in a draw. Two players offered to have a play-off to decide the match by playing the 9th hole; Rab (a Scot) in blue shirt represented the Police and Kieran (Irish) in red for the Fire Fighters.
This was a fight of the Celts as much as between the services. The atmosphere was tense as Rab teed off putting his ball in the rubble on the right of the fairway. Kieran’s ball was on the fairway. The Fire Fighters thought it was a foregone conclusion that they were going to win, especially when Rab put his ball straight into the greenside bunker. At this point, Kieran’s second ball was 8 foot from the pin, then Rab shot his ball out of the bunker heading for the out of bounds where it hit a tree and bounced back onto the fringe of the green from where Rab sank the putt for 4. Who would believe it!!!

There was uproar from the spectators overlooking the green on the terrace of the Club House. Kieran putted and was also down for 4! They went back to tee off again from the 9th and that again ended with a draw, at which point they gave up and settled for the draw and a pint. A great time was had by all and a glass was raised to the Cornish Fire Fighters who could not be present and their presence was sorely missed.

Take care and stay safe.
Betty Roberts