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SMGS at Font de Llop. May 15th, 2019

Somewhat unnervingly, Font Del Llop is translated as “Fountain of the Wolf”. Luckily the only dangerous creatures the 40 members and 4 guests encountered were the usual sharks that swim among us. Located in a valley, the golf track has a reputation for being something of a wind tunnel. Indeed, a bald golfer wearing a bespoke toupee with a manufacturer’s guarantee to “stay on even in a hurricane” may have cause to demand his money back.

Fortunately, it was a gloriously sunny day with only a benign breeze to contend with (‘breeze’ being a relative term). As ever, the course was in great condition although some folk – the usual three-putt platoon – complained of woolly greens. Most scorecards reflected the fact that the front nine is a tad more difficult than the back nine. Top score was Robin Eastman’s 36, a deserving recipient of the Linda Rennie Memorial Trophy.

At the other end of the ability scale, one of our members somehow managed to turn Newton’s Third Law of Motion into fake news by striking a tee shot which resulted in his ball finishing behind him!

Winner of the Linda Rennie Memorial Robin
Winner of the Linda Rennie Memorial Robin

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

Bronze Category: 4th Chris Hamblett (31), 3rd Ron Stenhouse(32), 2nd Norman Padmore (32 on CB), 1st Keith Wickham (34)

Silver Category: 4th Ivan Hanak (33), 3rd Kyree Skarsmoen (33 on CB), 2nd Charles Jones (34), 1st Keith Wraithmell (35)

Gold Category: 4th Tony Smale (31), 3rd Darren Temple (32), 2nd Mark Preston(34) and 1st Robin Eastman with 36 points.

Nearest the pins (sponsored by Property Shop): Hole 3 Ron Stenhouse Hole 8 Paddy Diskin, Hole 12 Barry Roehrig, Hole 16 Dennis Ryan Hole 17 Robin Eastman

Abacus (sponsored by Mike Kaylor): Paul Cobain

Best Guest: Tony Sims (32). Second Best Guest: Mick Jones(30)

Our thanks go to all Font Del Llop staff for their contribution to the day. Next week we will be at Vistabella, then on following weeks at Altoreal and Villamartin. Keep up to date with all SMGS matters by logging on to our website www.smgs.org or simply give Captain Tony Smale a call on 628227687.

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San Miguel Golf Society at Font Del Llop May 16th, 2018

Yet another Wednesday meeting at which none of the players broke par which was mainly due to the windy conditions along with inconsistent greens – some fast, some slow.

Font del Llop, near Aspe and not far from Alenda, sits in a valley which helps funnel any prevailing winds down the valley and across the course helping to make some tricky holes even trickier. On the other hand it did help to keep the temperature at a comfortable level as without it, we would have had quite a scorcher.

The big prize of the day was the “Linda Rennie Trophy” for which we compete annually in Linda’s memory and Noel Bannon’s custody of it for the last 12 months transferred to today’s top scorer, Theo Boelhouwer, who shot the day’s top score of 36. Well played, Theo.

San Miguel Golf Society at Font Del Llop May 16th, 2018

The full prize list is as follows:

Best Guest who very nearly cracked 30 points – Martin Perry.

NTP’s – Steve Higgins (Hole 3). Noel Bannon (Hole 8). Charles Jones (Hole 12).

Norman McBride (Hole 16) and Mike Inns (Hole 17).

BRONZE DIVISION – 3rd Ken Flaherty (29 c/b). 2nd Norman Padmore (29 c/b) & 1st Mike Inns (31).

SILVER DIVISION – 3rd Richard Cleary (31 c/b). 2nd Phil de Lacy (31 c/b) & 1st Steve Belshaw (32).

GOLD DIVISION – 3rd Robin Eastman (34). 2nd Mark Preston (35) & 1st  Theo Boelhouwer (36).

Top scorer & winner of the “Linda Rennie Trophy” – Theo Boelhouwer (36 pts)

ABACUS TROPHY – The accolade, in the form of a fine bottle of wine, for the last runner-up was claimed this week by Ron Stenhouse. Kindly sponsored by Gordon Wilson of G.E. Engineering.

Our thanks go to the staff at Font Del Llop for their contribution to a pleasurable day.

Keep up to date with all SMGS matters by logging on to our website www.smgs.org or simply give Captain Tony Smale a call on 628227687 or Robin Eastman 672900510 to find out more about the society and its weekly golf get-togethers. Next week we will be at Vistabella.

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