1st, Sandy Bayne
1st, Sandy Bayne

For our October outing, we went on a bus trip. Monday, 4th October saw 26 players of Los Amigos venturing south on our first Society visit to Mojacar Marina Playa golf course. The weather was good in so much, it was a sunny day and a pleasant temperature in which to play golf. Upon disembarking from the coach, the first stop was for a coffee in a nearby restaurant. (The restaurant facilities at the golf club being temporarily unavailable). Next job was to jump aboard a buggy of the petrol engine type. That took a few of us by surprise!

The fairways were in good condition and the greens were very fast. However, the bunkers left something to be desired. Fairways 1, 2 and 3 are fairly flat, but there is quite a climb to the 4th Tee. Golfers who are former mountaineers will be content with climbing the hill, but this is where the petrol engine buggy came into its own. There are two yellow Tees with the first one being for handicaps 1-9. For us lesser mortals, the second yellow Tee box, is further down the track and certainly more conducive to making a successful drive. Enjoy the view.

NTP Hole 5, Mick Drummond
NTP Hole 5, Mick Drummond

The format for the day was a Singles Stableford Competition. It must be said the overall final results were rather surprising, with several 28 handicappers achieving rather creditable scores. Conversely, some low handicappers did not fare so well however.

Results

1st with 34 points – Sandy Bayne.

2nd with 33 points – Dave Baxter.

NTP Hole 14, Geoff Ewins
NTP Hole 14, Geoff Ewins

3rd with 32 points – Brian Tape.

Nearest the Pin Results 

Hole 2: at 3.32ms; Sandy Bayne. 

Hole 5: at 87cms; Mick Drummond. 

Hole 9: left untouched.

Hole 14: at 5.5ms; Geoff Ewins.

Hole 17: at 4.48ms: Nigel Harding.

Once again, our Presentation Evening was held in the restaurant at Camposol Golf Club where a very good turnout of 44 members and wives/partners enjoyed a very nice supper meal.

Our next competition was at La Torre on Monday 1st November (report next month).