Los Nietos Golf Society travelled to Hacienda de Riquelme, near Sucina for our June game. The day was sponsored by Graeme Wilson from Avalon, the funeral plan people.

At this time of year, it’s a fair bet that the only weather conditions that we are going to have to endure is sunshine and so it was for our day, but add in a cheeky little cross-wind as the round progressed. The staff were as always welcoming and professional and the course was generally of a high standard, but we had been pre-warned that the greens were still recovering from some essential hollow tine work some weeks or so before. This made them a little slower than usual and somewhat unpredictable, it but certainly did not detract from our enjoyment.

The format for the day was an Individual Stableford with a number of prizes on offer.

25-36 Category
The winner for nearest the pin hole 5 – John Stevens (pictured)
The winner for nearest the pin hole – was not won!
The winner for the group was Ken Higgins with an admiral effort of 38 points.

1-24 Category
The winner for nearest the pin hole 7 – Captain Tim B
The winner for nearest the pin hole – no one reached it!!
The longest drive on hole 11 – Albert Thrupp with an absolutely massive drive!
Winner for this category and still very much in form and playing off 11 at the start of the day was Albert, with an equally impressive achievement as his longest drive, scoring a massive 44 points. Vic, our handicap secretary, has seen fit to reduce that 11 to 7 for his next game with us!

Congratulations to all winners. It’s always refreshing to see new names in the winning boxes and a sincere thank you once again to Darrell and Laura and Clive and Christine for their much appreciated efforts towards our BBQ, which was held at Lismos in the village.

Our thanks to Avalon for their interest and support and we look forward to our final game of this half of the year to be held at La Roda in early July.