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Today 4th October the competition played by Montgo G S was The Captain versus the Vice-Captain; it was a singles match play competition with 11 players on each side.

It was decided that as the Captain is from Lancashire and the Vice-Captain is Yorkshire that we make it a “Battle of the Roses” and each team would wear Red and White respectively. All players managed to dress accordingly.

The result finished 5 ½ points to each team.

Those who won their match received a bottle of wine and the loser received a coveted Montgo golf ball. We welcomed 2 guests Michelle Bijleveld and Cornelius Van Breda.

The Oliva Nova course is still recovering from the work carried out on the fairways.

Next week Montgo G S are playing at The Parador, El Saler.

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Course maintenance reduces Montgo numbers

A small field of only 11 players turned out for Montgo Golf Society’s competition on Friday 30th August, due in the main to this being Oliva Nova’s late summer course maintenance week. The course itself was in fine shape but the greens heavily sanded after hollow tining and the bunkers not recovered from the heavy rains earlier in the week.

We played a team accumulator competition, sponsored by The Society, with all players playing from the blue tees, with their handicaps adjusted according to the recently published tee ratings.

And, contrary to our normal strict practice, players were conceded putts within a putter length. The winning team was Simon Fox, Roy Jones, Richard Delaney and his guest Phil Melville, who accumulated 115 stableford points (7 better than par) and just pipped by one point the team of Mick Farmer, Jan Jones, Peter Gardiner and Stella Fox.

There were nearest the pin prizes on holes 3 & 16, the former claimed by Mick Farmer, the latter by Stella Fox. In an unusual coincidence both hit their winning shots to 7.40 meters from the respective pin. Mick holed his monster to claim the only 2 of the day.

Players enjoyed playing from the different tees, commenting that it feels like playing a different course, but with the adjusted handicaps still a good test of their golf.

Next week we will be playing a singles stableford competition sponsored by Tom Atkinson.

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Today 23rd August Montgo Golf Society played a 2 person Texas Scramble, this was sponsored by The Society.

First place went to George Braddick & John Ross who scored 42 points, second place went to Richard Delaney & Geoff Willcock who scored 40 points.

There were 2 nearest the pins won on the 3rd by George Braddick and the 16th won by Tom Atkinson

Next week Oliva Nova are carrying out course maintenance so we have a fun game scheduled, this will be a Team Accumulator and all players will go off the Blue Tees. The Society will also be sponsoring this event.

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Today Friday 16th August Montgo Golf Society played a Stableford competition for The Middleton Trophy, our sponsors were Jan & Roy Jones.

The winner was Mick Farmer with 39 points, 2nd was Sally Cottrell with 37 points, and 3rd was Nigel Siddall with 36 points. All excellent scores bearing in mind the heat & humidity.

There were 5 nearest the pins on offer today and these were won by Sally Cottrell on the 3rd and the 11th, Richard Delaney on the 16th, Mick Farmer with his second shot on the 5th and Nigel Siddall with his second shot on the 18th. There were 3 two`s won by Sally Cottrell, Keith Cottrell and Richard Delaney.

A semi final of the singles knockout was played earlier in the week and Tom Atkinson beat Sally Cottrell 4 & 3

Next week we have a 2 person Texas Scramble which will be sponsored by the society

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Today Friday 26th July Montgo Golf Society played a Medal competition, it was sponsored by Susie & John Snelling.

The winner was John Snelling with a Net 71 however in our tradition that the sponsor cannot win their own competition it means that Peter Gardiner won with Net 72, second was Tom Atkinson also with a Net 72 but Tom lost out on countback, third place went to John Ross with a Net 73. The best gross score was John Hall who had an 88.

We had 4 Nearest the Pins, these were won by Richard Fox with 8.83m on the 3rd, Neil Cuming with 1.35 on the 16th, John Hall with a second shot on the 5th to 2.17m & Julia Hall with a second shot on the 18th to 2.72m.

There was only one 2 today and this was by Neil Cuming who converted his shot on the 16th.

We had some knockout results this week, Sally Cottrell beat John Feek in the single by 1 hole. In the pairs knockout Terry Moore & John Ross beat Geoff Willcock & Richard Fox 5+4, and Ross & Jim Fletcher beat Sally & Keith Cottrell 2+1.

Next week is the Yorkshire Rose Bowl sponsored by our Vice Captain Gordon Gleeson, it is a Stableford.

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Today July 19th Montgo G.S played a Bogey competition. Our sponsor was Alan Webster.

The ladies did not get all their own way today as our winner was Robin Thatcher @ 1 up.

2nd place went to Julia Hall loosing to Robin on count back and 3rd place was Sally Cottrell at level par.

We had 3 nearest the pins, on the 3rd this was won by Julia, third shot on the 14th was won by Sally, no one managed to stay on the 18th green with their second shot so this prize went to a card draw which was won by George Braddick. There were no two´s recorded today.

There was a Single Knockout match played and Tom Atkinson beat John Hall 3 & 2.

Next Week we have a Medal Competition sponsored by Susie & John Snelling.

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Montgo’s Jimmy Fletcher burns up the course.

Montgo today played a Stableford competition in the lovely summer sunshine. Our sponsor Heiko Schram presented a lovely selection of prizes.

Jimmy Fletcher, a stalwart of the society, won handsomely with an impressive 41points. Ros, his wife is looking forward to hearing shot by shot how he did it!

Second with 35 points was our President and man of the moment John Feek.

Third, also 35 points was Rus Peters, and fourth place went to Dennis Hammond again with 35 points.

Nearest the pin on the 16th hole for men was that man John Feek, whilst Celia Cronin took the ladies NTP prize.

NTP second shot on the 18th went to Richard Fox, but as the ladies failed to register a shot on this green the lucky dip card draw went to Sue Burman.

Sue also had a two, as did Celia and Nigel Siddall.

In our singles KO competition George Braddick beat Jimmy Fletcher 3 & 2.

Likely that Jimmy had today’s prizes in mind!

Next week we will play a Yellow Ball competition sponsored by Sally & Keith Cottrell. And fear not Montgo will supply the yellow balls.

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Today Montgo G S played the Presidents Cup a Medal competition sponsored by the society.

Our winner today was the President John Feek with an excellent 68, Second was Susie Snelling with 69, third was Mick Farmer with 74 and fourth was Nigel Siddall with 75.

Today we had 4 nearest the pins for both the Ladies and Gents. On the 3rd hole the winners Ros Fletcher & John Snelling, 16th hole the winners were Sue Burman & John Feek, 2nd shot on the 5th the winners were Susie Snelling & Mick Farmer, and 2nd shot on the 18th was won by Ros Fletcher & Geoff Willcock.

We also have 2 pairs knockout results; Ros & Jim Fletcher beat Simon & Stella fox 3+2 (although Stella was unable to play Simon put up a valiant fight). Also, John Ross & Terry Moore beat Glenys & Neil Cuming 6+4.

We welcomed 2 guests today llona Mathieu & Wolfgang Glaser, both have applied to become members of Montgo.


Next weeks game is a Stableford competition sponsored by Heiko Schram

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Today 14th June Montgo G S played a Bogey competition sponsored by the society.

Our winner was Glenys Cuming with a score of 4up, 2nd place went to Jan Jones 3 up and 3rd place was John Snelling 2 up. Our nearest the pins today were the 3rd & 16th and these were won by

Ross Fletcher and Simon Fox respectively. We had 2 x two`s and these went to Richard Fox & John Snelling who both received coveted Montgo G S balls.

We had a total of 24 players today and out of these 8 including the winners scored Par or better, we also welcomed 2 guests ex member Phil Conisbee and Jason Webb.

There was a singles knockout result Richard Fox beat Simon Fox 5+4.

It is now several weeks since Oliva Nova carried out their course maintenance and the greens and the course are now in very good condition.

Next week is the Presidents Cup a medal competition sponsored by The Society.

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Friday 24th May John wins at a rainy La Galiana awayday.

16 members of Montgo Golf Society went to La Galiana Golf Club and were greeted with a rainy day, it did subside for periods however these were short lived. Some of our members decided that the rain was too much for them, so they went home early.

Our sponsor and organiser for the day was Vice Captain Gordon Gleeson it was also his birthday rumours are that the queen has sent him a Telegram ??? as he will not disclose his true age.

John Feek won with an excellent 33 points, 2nd was Simon Fox 31 Points & 3rd was George Braddick with 28 points. There was a prize for the best total stableford points on holes 3, 7 & 10 this was won by Sue Burman with 7 points.

Next week is the re-scheduled Magic 3 sponsor Celia Cronin.