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Montgo GS stableford competition

On Friday 7th December Montgo GS played a stableford competition, sponsored by Robin Thatcher.  In our best British tradition there were many comments regarding the glorious weather here at Oliva Nova as we enter our final month of the year. 

Despite a chilly start, a few brave souls still had their legs on show, and they were justified in their choice of attire as the sun blazed down and the temperature soared.  As with recent weeks the near perfect conditions failed to elicit a matching increase in scores, as just one player managed to break par.

Simon Fox was our hero of the day scoring 39 points for which he receives a 0.9 cut to his handicap. Second place attracted the attention of our friend the countback, with Roy Jones taking second place and Peter Gardiner taking third, both with 34 points.  As Robin had an extra prize John Day also received a bottle of vino for his 32 point fourth place.

There were three NTP prizes awarded today.  James Haywood hit 3.2m on the 16th, Shaun O´Gorman hit 2.1m on the 16th.  On the 5th hole, NTP in two went to our ever accurate, Sally Cottrell for a very impressive 0.5m.  Sally maintained the honours for the girls as she was the only female to feature in this weeks photo.

Jim Haywood was also the only recipient of a coveted Montgo ball this week.

Next week´s competition is our festive Best Christmas outfit stableford competition.  Red will be the theme of the day.  There may even be a forfeit for anyone not able to demonstrate some form of red attire.  The Captain will be giving due consideration to what form this forfeit may take…I´d advise getting your singing muscles warmed up.

 

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On Friday 26th October Montgo GS played a stableford competition sponsored by Sally and Arthur Burrows.  Finally we got to play the full course at Oliva Nov as all greens were back in operation.  The course is constantly improving although currently the fairways remain quite fluffy as the grass is allowed to recover. 

Players wrapped up against the chill approach of winter with temperatures below 20 degrees at start of play.  However golf bags grew fatter and players thinner as layers of clothing slowly switched to being carried rather than worn as the sun´s rays warmed the day.  The improved course and cooler weather led to some fine performances and excellent scores.

The scores were much higher than the temperatures with our winner clocking up an amazing 43 points.  That´ll be another cut for our ever improving Gordon Gleeson.  A warm welcome back to Feli Baybut who, despite protestations of not having played much, managed 41 points.  Roy Jones also had 41 points but lost out on countback, while Sue Burman came in fourth with 36 points.

Feli and Brian Baybut both did well, collecting three NTPs between them.  Feli had NTP on the 3rd and 16th, while Brian took NTP in2 on the 5th.  So that’s their wine cellar restocked for winter.  The remaining NTPs went to Dennis Coe on the 3rd and Celia Cronin in 2 on the 5th. Simon Fox was closest for the gents on the 16th.  Just one coveted Montgo ball was awarded this week and that went to Dennis Coe. 

Sadly Terry Moore had to concede his semi-final against Sally Cottrell due to illness, I´m sure we all wish him better soon.  Sally had an extra surprise that day as she finally got a hole in one on the third, so congratulations to her.

In other news the Hannah Marsden Trophy has been rescheduled for the 23rd November, replacing the Texas scramble.

Finally I would like to welcome Peter Gardiner into the non-synchronised golf trolley swimming team as his bag received an unwanted drenching.  Let`s hope it doesn´t work out as costly for him as it did for our other contenders.

Next weeks competition is the Montgo Quaich sponsored by Barry and Liz Butler.

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On Friday 21st September Montgo GS played a stableford competition sponsored by Marian and Neil Carter, in honour of their grandson.  We had just 16 players this week, due in part to the poor condition of the course.  Carolina, course Director, did go to each flight in our society, while we were playing, to apologise in person for the ongoing problems in getting the course back to its previously pristine condition.  We all hope this will be sooner, rather than later.

Our sponsors also deserve special mention…well Marian deserves special mention as she has been a very busy bee, creating our prizes.  Not only were our unique MGS mugs on offer, but also some fabulous glassware that Belinda had etched herself.  It seems there is no end to her talents for which we are very grateful.  I´m sure Neil provided lots of encouragement, and possibly the odd cuppa or glass of vino.

This week´s lucky recipients were…in top spot Shaun O´Gorman, collecting the first of his many goodies, with 36 points.  Pushed into second place on countback Peter Gardiner also had 36 points.  Whilst in third place, with 35 points, we had Graham Borley.  Shaun also collected both NTP prizes, and in consequence also had two two´s and took home 2 coveted Montgo balls.  Denise Cooper also had a two and collected a Montgo ball.

Neil will also be sponsoring next week´s medal MGS decanter competition which this year is just one round of golf.

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