In tropical climes there are certain times of day
When all the citizens retire
To tear their clothes off and perspire
It’s one of those rules that the greatest fools obey
Mad dogs and Englishmen go out in the midday sun.
Courtesy – Noel Coward 1933
And so it was that the Los Nietos Golf Society ventured out for their final game of the summer to La Roda. There was not a cloud in the sky, but a pleasant breeze from the Mar Menor kept the playing conditions just about perfect. The staff and green staff at La Roda were, as always, most courteous and the condition of the course for early July was nothing short of excellent. The greens were a little slower than usual but in fine condition and running true.
We played a Shambles format with each 4 ball team; all to score and individual prizes as follows
Handicap group 1-24
Nearest the Pin hole 2 – No-one managed it!
Nearest the Pin hole 11 – Larry Howells
Longest Drive Hole 10 for the second month running! – Albert Thrupp
Handicap group 25-36
Nearest the Pin hole 7 – Peter Smithson
Nearest the Pin hole 13 – Darrell Merrett
Longest Drive hole 6 – Peter Smithson
The team prize for the Shambles was won by Steven Davis, Darrell Merrett, Captain Iain Furniss & Albert Thrupp
Since no-one managed to get anywhere near the pin or green on the second hole the Captain decided to award a prize for the most points scored and this was won by and duly presented to Darrell with a magnificent 49 points!