On Monday 6th September, 24 members of LAGS travelled to Altorreal. The temperature was slightly cooler than in recent times, but it did not seem like that out on the course. Combined with the heat, the humidity certainly played a part in sapping the energy of all players as the competition progressed. The format for this competition was a Texas Scramble with six teams of four up for the challenge.

Winners l. to r; Dave Baxter, John Dunbar , Sandy Bayne & Fred Harvey
Winners l. to r; Dave Baxter, John Dunbar , Sandy Bayne & Fred Harvey

The course at Altorreal is always in very good order and a pleasure to play. It was quite obvious that a lot of maintenance had recently taken place with many Tee Boxes and associated surrounds laid with new turf. Additionally, since our last Society visit, the entrance to the Club House has also been remodelled. 

Comments made of the winning team included, “Winning helped replace some lost balls and one played such an electrifying and powerful game it was; here a Bosh, there a Bosh, everywhere a Bosh Bosh.”

Now for the results. Presenting the prizes was our Vice Captain, Dave Lynch:

NTP Hole 17; Marshall Shields
NTP Hole 17; Marshall Shields

1st place: nett score of 66 and winning on count back was;  

Sandy Bayne, Dave Baxter, John Dunbar & Fred Harvey.

2nd place: nett score 66; Gary Greenfield, Marshall Shields, Paul Davis & Gordon Nielson.

3rd place: nett score 69; Dave Wainwright, Ian Robinson, Dave Lynch & Alan Benton.

Nearest the Pin winners:

Hole 5: at 12m 50cms, Arthur Anthoney.

Hole 8: at 3m 15cms, Fred Harvey.

Hole 10: at 2m 21cms, Paul Davis.

NTP Hole 10; Paul Davis
NTP Hole 10; Paul Davis

Hole 17: at 6m 54cms, Marshall Shields.

Our Presentation Evening was held, as usual, on Wednesday following the competition in the Camposol Club House. Bearing in mind various travel restrictions, there was an excellent attendance where we enjoyed a supper meal provided and served by the restaurant staff. Once again, our sincere thanks to all who helped in the preparation. 

Our next scheduled competition will be on Monday 4th of October at Mojacar.