For the November renewal of the Straight Down the Middle Golf Society monthly Stableford Competition we travelled to Altorreal Golf Club near Molina de Segura. When we arrived the whole place was heaving with golfers. There were at least another two societies booked in that day. This caused a bit of a headache for the Caddy Master because they were running out of available buggies, but they sorted it all out in time for us to tee off. It goes to show that courses can be busy when the price is right!
The course was in great condition and provided a stiff challenge – mainly due to the nature of the rough. Most of us have got used to hard, fast running fairways, with not much rough, enabling a topped drive to still travel a reasonable distance. Not at Altorreal! If you miss-hit your drive, or any subsequent shot, the rough stopped the ball dead in its tracks and it sank down into the sponge-like grass – in many cases never to be seen again! That said, it is a very fair course if you can hit a golf ball straight! Our thanks go to all the staff at Altorreal for providing us with a good day of golf and for making us feel so welcome.
As usual, we returned to Trevi Bar on Camposol for prize-giving.
Winner: Jim Niblo
Runner-Up: Mick Shore
Winner: Graham Boyd
Runner-Up: Dave Baxter
Nearest Pin Hole 10: Dave Baxter
Best Guest: Ken Grice
2023 will see Straight Down the Middle Golf Society travel a little further afield in the effort to find new challenges and reasonably priced courses. Our thanks go out to Brian Tape for arranging the fixture list for 2023. If anyone would like to join us please email firstname.lastname@example.org