The weather for our November competition was initially quite pleasant, later becoming warmer with increasing humidity. It was another busy day at La Torre; consequently the 26 players of Los Amigos GS, including one guest, had a rather relaxed start for our Singles Stableford competition. 

Winner & NTP Hole 3. Sandy Bayne
Winner & NTP Hole 3. Sandy Bayne

On the day of competition, 1st November, the fairways were in excellent condition, but at first sight, the condition of the greens did not appear to be equal to the fairways. How wrong can you be? Do not be deceived by first appearance! Although the greens looked slightly worn, many of us were surprised at just how quick they were. Naturally, the wind strength increased as the day wore on, but there were no really adverse weather conditions to blame for any wayward golf strokes. Overall, a very pleasant day to play golf, so much so that the top ten players scored over 30 points, with the next ten scoring 24 points or more.

Special mention must be made of the eventual winner who finished the round with 10 PARs, three birdies and won Nearest the Pin on hole 3. 

Results:

1st with 45 points – Sandy Bayne.

NTP Hole 5. Terry Rooke
NTP Hole 5. Terry Rooke

2nd with 37 points – John Price.

3rd with 33 points – Eddie Harrison.

Nearest the Pin results:

NTP Hole 9. Brian Tape
NTP Hole 9. Brian Tape

Hole 3: at 2.95ms; Sandy Bayne. 

Hole 5: at 2.64ms; Terry Rooke. 

Hole 9: at 2.4ms; Brian Tape.

Hole 11: at 11.3ms; Chris Jowett.

Hole 15: at 41cms; Dave Baxter.

Hole 17: at 2.84ms; Geoff Ewins.

As usual, our Presentation Evening was held in the restaurant at Camposol Golf Club with another good turnout of members and wives/partners enjoying a very nice supper meal. We would like to take this opportunity of thanking the restaurant staff for the preparation and serving of the meal. 

Our next competition is our Memorial Trophy Pairs competition at Lo Romero on Monday 6th December.