Venue – Roda Golf

Wednesday 31st March

S Carter Winner Section A
S Carter Winner Section A

The venue for SDTM’s March meeting was Roda Golf near Los Alcazares. We had a good turn out with 24 players taking part. The course was in good condition, but the greens took a bit of getting used to as they had just been treated, so were running a bit slow. That, along with a gale blowing in off the Mar Menor, made for a testing but none the less enjoyable round of golf and the scores reflected this.

As usual we played in 2 sections – those with a handicap mark of below 25 in Section A and those above in Section B.

R Alderslade Runner up Section B
R Alderslade Runner up Section B

The winner of Section A was Steve Carter, scoring 27 points, with 3 further players, Mark Bexon, Dave Wainwright and Jim Niblo finishing with 26 points, and on count back.

2nd place was taken by Mark Bexon.

In Section B the winner was Pete Smithson who returned a score of 31 points, with Roy Alderslade and Mike Renshaw close behind on 29 points each, again on count back.

D Wainwright Winner Nearest Pin Hole 7
D Wainwright Winner Nearest Pin Hole 7

Roy Alderslade was declared in 2nd place.

As previously mentioned, the wind made for difficult conditions and this was proved by the nearest the pin competitions. Dave Wainwright was the only person to get on the green at the 7th hole and nobody managed it at the 11th hole.

Our April outing was at Lorca Golf Club on Thursday 29th April.

If any golfers out there would like to join Straight Down the Middle Golf Society, you will be made very welcome! Please contact Jim Niblo at sdtmsec@gmail.com

Wyn Griffiths

Handicap Secretary