Leaving our little fishing village of Los Nietos we headed north for Altorreal Golf, passing the new airport of Corvera, (yet to be opened) and round the City of Murcia to the course.
It was looking very attractive with the conditions being particularly benign, especially after the wind of the past week or so. Some high scores were on the cards! The prediction did not disappoint!
The society fielded 24 players, all members and no guests this time and the prizes were on an Individual Stableford:
Nearest the Pin hole 6 – John Stevens
Nearest the Pin hole 9 – Alan McNicol
Nearest the Pin hole 12 – Pat Hurley
Nearest the Pin hole 15 – Alan McNicol
2nd shot Nearest the Pin hole 7 – Pat Hurley
Longest Drive hole 11 – Captain Tim Bromage
2nd place on countback was Phil Harris
Winner for the day with 35 points was Captain Tim Bromage, (pictured).
Looking at the scores, there were 11 players on 30 points or over and there were 5 on 33!
We all returned to Club Nautico, overlooking the Mar Menor for the presentations and a hearty meal.
Pictured from left to right is Mike Robrechts, Andy McNicol (winner of 2 Nearest the Pins) and our esteemed Fines Secretary Peter Crook, who, sadly for us, is returning to his home town of Swansea. Together with his wife Linda, they have sold their house here and wish to spend more time with their children and grandchildren. We all send them our very best wishes.
Los Nietos Golf Society will be playing Hacienda de Riquelme on 6th June with at least 30 players.