Even though in the midst of summer when numbers do tend to drop off, SMGS is retaining regularly high turn-outs, with 43 members and 9 guests making their way to Las Colinas for the 4th round of this year’s Eclectic Stableford competition. The course was in good condition especially the Greens after their recent maintenance. Only 2 players broke par Chris Hamblett with 27 points and current order of merit leader Steve Higgins with 38 points. IMG_3855

Today saw the final of this year’s Singles Match play between surfing Steve Higgins and the Nomadic Ben Price, after a hard fought game Steve came out the winner 3&2 congratulations to both players on reaching the final.

Stableford results, by category and in reverse order, were the following:

Bronze Category: 5th Mary Cleary (28), 4th Brian Butler (30), Keith Stevenson (31), 2nd Gratten Forber (34) and 1st, Chris Hamblett (37).

Silver Category: 5thh Eve Pettersson (30), 4th Hugh Reilly (31), 3rd Norman Cahill (32), 2nd Steve Davis (33 on CB), and 1st, Ken Flaherty (33 on CB).

Gold Category:  5th Bjorn Pettersson (31 on CB), 4th Barry Roehrig (32 on CB), 3rd Darren Hancock (32 on CB), 2nd John Osborne (35) and 1st, with the best score of the day Steve Higgins (38).

The actual Abacus winner disappeared before prize giving, so the bottle of wine made its way in to the hands of original runner up Derek Johnson.

Two best visitor prizes went to runner-up Mitch Kaylor (30) and winner Darren Temple, with 31 points.

Nearest the pins (open to all) on the par 3’s were won by Barry Roehrig (5), Ben Price (7), Robin Eastman (10), George Maughan (14) and Bjorn Pettersson (17).

Our thanks go to the staff at Las Colinas golf course for their contribution to an enjoyable day. Next week’s meet will take place at La Finca.

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36 members and guests made their way to this championship course for our 9am start. We were hoping that we would be able to get round before it got too hot but unfortunately for us we had a couple of slow groups in front of us and the round slowed to a snail’s pace of 5 hours! It appears that the marshal on duty that day couldn’t be bothered to speed them up. He drove past them on his buggy without saying anything to them. 2

The course was in good condition for this time of year with a very light sanding of the greens made players think that they were slow when in fact it didn’t affect them at all. Results for the N.T.P. Competition; Hole 6 and 13 Mick Kennedy, hole 9 Bill Wylie, hole 17 Mr. P. Kay.

The “2’s” pot contained €29 and this will be rolled over to next week at Alicante Golf. Best guest this week was Mrs. P. Kerr with 29 pts. Silver category winners; 3rd G. Smith 29 pts. 2nd  B. Wylie 30 pts. 1st Robbie Rea 36 pts. Gold Category winners; 3rd Hans Arvesen on L/H 35 PTS. 2ND P. Bradley 35 pts. 1st Carstan Landaas 36 pts. for more information about our Society please visit or Facebook/TMGSGOLF or call 661524101


In association with Sapphire Properties and Costa Blanca Green Fee Services at La Finca on 20th July 2016.

For this months meeting the Spanglish Golf Society and a group of 30 players visited the established course at  La Finca taking advantage of the excellent society deal obtained from Costa Blanca Green Fee Services.

The weather was beautiful but a trifle George Michael (Wam) and the course was in excellent condition BUT we did have RAIN for at least 5 minutes.

The competition today was an individual stableford and the winning scores on the day were as follows:

1st – Ray Muttock – 37 points

2nd – Jack Fanning – 37 points

3rd – Paul Owen – 36 points

4th – John Clark – 35 points

1st Category B – Barry Dexter – 33 points

2nd – Category B – Ruddy Wattley – 28 points

3rd – Category B – Cameron Cawte – 27 points

Nearest the Pin 16th Hole – Phil Tebay

Football Card – Danny Wheatley

After the game we returned to the Spanglish bar, which is located at Dona Pepa, Quesada for a welcome snack prepared by the bar and the prize presentation and we give our thanks for their support and that of our sponsor Sapphire Properties.

Our next friendly day fixture is at Vistabella on Wednesday 3rd August 2016 and the monthly meeting is at Roda on Wednesday 17th August 2016.

If you are interested in joining the society call Paul Cawte on 966731223 or Graham Hall on 664692638 or better still pop into the bar.

Report by Mike Probert of Costa Blanca Green Fee Services on 966 704 752 or 661 345 931 or see us at our web-site at


There was yet another Club record score in our first game of the week which was a Change Partners where each player partners another member of the team for 6 holes with the best score of each pair counting towards the teams total. The team of Rod Doel, Joyce McClusky, Pete Dunn and Mike Mahony scored an incredible 94 pts beating the previous record by one point.

It was hot and humid for our weekly stableford competition on Wednesday and there was one player whose putter was extremely hot with Marleen Billen scoring an amazing 45 pts. This was 11 pts clear of the second placed player as most of us found scoring difficult with the rough particularly thick at this time of the year. However whilst Marleen had the best game overall the shot of the day came from our President Doug Wright who secured his fourth hole in one on the long par 3 twelfth hole. This meant Doug took the total content of the 2’s Club which was rather unlucky for Geoff Biggerstaff as he was the only player to score a 2 but at least he got a consolatory drink from Doug along with the rest of us at the 19th hole. The top four on the day were as follows:

1st Marleen Billen 45 pts 2nd Dave Pulling 34 pts 3rd Doug Wright 33 pts (c/b) 4th Peter Wickham 33 pts

On Friday following a superb lunch for Club members and guests at Portico Mar the previous day we played a 2 ball better ball which was won by the pairing of Brian Townend and Rod Doel with a score of 43 pts. In second place were Pete Dunn and Reg Akehurst with 41 pts. Thanks to Dee Biggerstaff for organising the excellent lunch and to the staff for their excellent service.

Mike Chapman


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