Mar Menor -Thursday 25th October 2018
32 members and guests from Alfie’s GS travelled to Mar Menor GC for our Captains Day event at Mar Menor on the Thursday 25th October 2018. The turnout was great and our Captain Ian Ingledew had invited some friends to join in the fun with other members of the society.
The course was in magnificent condition and all players enjoyed the day where the overall scoring was very high with 3 players scoring 41 points. Our Captain had arranged for a charity event to take place on the 8th hole where all players were invited to pay 10 Euros to see if they could win a 50” LCD TV by getting a hole in one.
All entrants were rewarded by getting a set of Prostate Cancer logo golf balls. Ian’s nominated charity this year is Prostate Cancer UK and Alfie’s Golf Society managed to raise over 600 Euros on the day which was a tremendous effort.
The presentation was held at Crystals restaurant in La Fuente centre where the day continued into the evening and we all had a fantastic dinner and danced the night away. As is customary on our Captains day Ian had arranged for lots of prizes and all players received a Captains Goody Bag with an Alfies branded logo ball marker and other Prostate Cancer items kindly provided by John Brownless who is one of the UK ambassadors. John played golf on the day and went away with some of the trophies provided by our Captain.
Look how close our Captain came to giving away the 50” LCD TV and the recipient would have been one of Ian’s guests John Brownless. The 8th hole is a par three which was over 220 yards long, well done John, you came very close!!!
The Blind pairs was won by Steve Barlow and our Captain Ian Ingledew and both gents donated the money back to the charity.
Nearest the pin on the 2nd– Sponsored by ‘Alfies Bar went to Dan Jones
Nearest the pin on the 14th – went to John Brownless
Nearest the pin on the 17th – went to Dan Jones
Nearest the pin in 3 shots on the 6th –went to Jim Dempsey
Longest Drive went to Martin Armstrong and won the trophy donated by our Captain
Best front 9 score overall was won by John Brownless with a great score of 21 points, decided on count back with Dan Jones also scoring the same and again the trophy being donated by our Captain
Best back 9 score overall was won by Rachel Lee with 23 points, who won a trophy donated by the Captain.
We had a lowest putting competition that formed part of the day with players recording how many putts they had during their round and the winner was Ian Connell with 32 putts overall.
Overall Runner up for the day was John Brownless scoring 41 points won on count back from Dan Jones who had the same score.
Overall Winner for the day was Rachel Lee who also scored 41 points and won on count back from Dan Jones.
We held our normal competition on the day open to Alfie’s members only.
Silver Division Runner up was Wayne Stevenson with 31 points playing off 24.1
Silver Division Winner was Ian Harkness with 32 points playing off 23.6
Gold Division Runner up was Ove Colin with a score of 35 points playing off 17.7
Gold Division Winner was Ian Connell with 37 points playing off 17.7
Therefore, the Winner of the Prestigious Captains Cup 2018 was our society President, Ian Connell.
Many thanks to our sponsor, our committee for their hard work in the background, and to Mike Probert from Costa Blanca Green Fee Services for arranging our day at Mar Menor.
To staff at Alfies Bar for their continued support throughout the year.
Big thank you to Sandie Hall for organising the charity raffle and prizes.
Our Captain Ian Ingledew wants to thank Mar Menor Golf Club who helped make our day a special one and for kindly assisting the activity on the 8th hole special event.
And finally thanks to all the members and guests for supporting Alfies Golf Society.
The next venue will be held at Vistabella Golf Club and concludes our Eclectic Cup on 29th November 2018.