A beautiful day and a course in excellent condition greeted the 38 members and 8 accompanying guests making the trip to Font de Llop. Some complications over green fee arrangements led to a few Committee Members, and pro-shop staff, getting some unnecessary stress before play commenced. In the end, though, all was resolved amicably.
Set up pretty short, with some work still going on to recover areas affected by recent heavy rains as well as general maintenance, some high scores were expected.
However, prize-winning scoring across all categories was pretty even (and average) with only Dave Alderdice amongst the members taking full advantage, beating his nearest rival for maximum Order of Merit points by a mere cinco puntos. Well played Dave!! Peter Devlin, a regular visitor, also beat his handicap.
Another visitor, Ray Waite, almost had a hole-in-one on the across-the-water par-three 12th , missing by a mere 6 inches.
The day’s results, by category and in reverse order, were the following:
Bronze Category: 4th Mick Seymour (33), 3rd Mike Jordan (34 on CB), 2nd Keith Wickham (34 on CB) and 1st Ken Flaherty with 35 points.
Silver Category: 4th Ivan Hanak (31), 3rd Keith Little (35 on CB), 2nd Noel Bannon (35 on CB) and 1st Brian Mulligan with 36 points.
Gold Category: 4th Theo Boelhouwer (33 on CB), 3rd Andy Shaw (33 on CB), 2nd Colin Rust (36) and 1st Dave Alderdice with easily the day’s best score of 41 points.
Nearest the pins (sponsored by Property Shop): Hole 3 Alister Gordon, Hole 8 Peter Devlin, Hole 12 Ray Waite, Hole 16 Dave Alderdice, and Hole 17 Ian Merga.
Abacus (sponsored by Mike Kaylor IPTV): Tommy Boyle
Best Guest Winners: 1 st Peter Devlin (38), 2 nd Ray Waite (36)
Our thanks go to all Font de Llop staff for their contribution to the day. Next week we will be at Vistabella, the following week at Altorreal. Keep up to date with all SMGS matters by logging on to our website www.smgs.org or simply give Captain Phil de Lacy a call on 966774197.