The Vista Bar Straight Down the Middle Golf Society’s August competition was held at El Valle golf course on Wednesday 21st July. 

It was a scorching day at El Valle, so with the combination of the sun and El Valle’s copious bunkers, one could have mistaken the 24 golfers that turned out for a platoon of Desert Rats in the Sahara! Joking aside, the course was in wonderful condition, as always, and provided its normal stiff test for our intrepid golfers. By the time we all had finished our rounds and made our way back to our new base – The Vista Bar on Camposol A, for prize giving, we resembled the closing scene from ‘Ice Cold in Alex’ all gasping for some light refreshment.

The results of the competition were as follows:

Section A

1st place Ian Stewart

2nd place Steve Carter.

Section B

1st place Roy Alderslade

2nd place Lawrence Willey

Nearest the Pin Hole 9 – Jim Niblo

Nearest the Pin Hole 15 – D Wainwright

If there are any golfers out there who would like to join us – our monthly competitions are normally run on the 3rd Wednesday of each month and are open to male and female golfers – please contact

Andy Eustance