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SAN JAVIER GOLF SOCIETY LA SERENA 3 BALL TEXAS SCRAMBLE
Contributor / 2010-04-24 12:15:16
Report by bob Gallard - Wednesday 21st April
An unusual format but it was decided by the number of players after 1 or 2 dropped out. A great day for golf on a well presented course. This course has always been a test for our players with so much water on it, but today with a Texas Scramble it was going to be beaten.( Reminder to the committee. Next game I want to play with our President Barry Butterworth). Barry is on form at the moment, in our last outing at Alicante he romped home well in front and in this game he was at it again. Paired with Alex McLennan, ex Captain, who was playing well also and Chris Tudor they were first off and managed all 3 balls on the fairway.
Chris gave everyone a laugh at the tee with his menagerie of club head covers so much he is beginning to look like them. Both Barry and Alex are over 70 and use the allowance of playing off the red tees so it did affect their handicap which was a combined one of 11.5. At the end of the day it was tight but they actually finished well ahead on the gross score with a 67, 5 under par.
Being the first team back and with what they considered to be a very good sore they decided to celebrate with a drink in the clubhouse while they waited for the rest to finish. Barry opened a pocket on his golf bag to retrieve his money and dropped a 20€ note which blew down the nearest drain, however ever resourceful using two irons he managed to get the note back to the drain cover before dropping it again this time being lost forever. That’s the newest and best way I’ve heard of getting out of buying a round for ages Barry. Nevertheless they did find the bar and waited for the others to return with only one side getting under par for their round and that was a 71, 1 under.
The results for the Competition were:- Winners. Barry Butterworth, Alex McLennan and Chris Tudor. Gross 67 H’cap 11.5 Nett 55.5. Runners up. Cpt Roy Herbert, Les Doherty and Ian Smith. Gross 73 H’cap 17.2 Nett 55.8.
It seems the day belonged to the winning 3 ball as the 4 nearest the pin prizes were won by Alex at the 3rd, 9th and 15th whilst Barry won the 17th. The gross 2’s was not won so will be carried over until the next game.
One more outstanding statistic of the game was the number of balls lost in the waters of La Serena, of the 18 players 54 balls were lost an average of 3 each, but me thinks that that was not the case. Is this a record I ask?
The next game for the Society will be on May 3rd at Altorreal. Payday is Saturday 1st May at the Campsite San Javier between 11 and 12 noon. For more details about our friendly society go to www.sanjaviergolfsociety.co.uk.
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