On Friday 25th May, 27 intrepid Montgo explorers journeyed south to battle it out on the fairways of Font Del Llop golf course for the numerous prizes supplied by our sponsors, Stella and Simon fox. Despite the grim clouds hugging the mountains we enjoyed a fine, if rather windy day at this undulating course. The tricky greens provided some interesting putts, being rather more three dimensional than those at Oliva Nova.
This week the girls reigned supreme taking 5 of the 6 prizes on offer. Proving that practice can sometimes make perfect, Susie Snelling scored a magnificent net 40 following a week long golf fest due to competitions and holidays. Having organised the outing our Vice Captain, John Snelling, made the most of it by coming second with net 37. A happy household there then.
Squeezed into third on countback Linda Coe, despite her misgivings having not played since January, had a welcome return to form also on 37 points. The following three prize winners all had 35 points and were all ladies. Fourth went to Sally Cottrell, fifth Celia Cronin and sixth Glenys Cuming. It is worth mentioning that the remaining gents failed to get higher on the scoreboard than tenth place. So well done to all our ladies.
The gents did feature in our NTP placings, with Shaun O´Gorman, Alan Skinner and Simon Fox all bagging a prize. Penny Barden and Stella Fox also took home NTP prizes. So the Fox household was also a happy one. There were no twos recorded this week.
Following my previous mention of maintaining dignity on exiting bunkers, this week I must remind players that the rule is equally true of watery hazards. Rumour has it a certain Mr Cuming almost required a change of clothing after his assault of a small pond and four limbed scramble out of danger. Suffice to say no bones were broken and his attire remained intact.
Do I also mention our winner was so engrossed in her own glory she almost left her golf bag behind. No, let´s not mention that…
Next week we are back at Oliva for a Bogey competition sponsored by Alan Skinner.