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La Marina Hackers Golf Society

By Kell Priesum

On 7th November, on a somewhat chilly morning, 17 members and 2 guests congregated at El Plantio for our monthly society match. We had been instructed by the marshalls to ensure fast play and keep the gap between each group at 6 minutes (the course had kindly given us 4 additional spaces).

This unfortunately seemed to create some confusion concerning the order of play and the first 3-ball set off with a player that should have been in one of the following 4-balls! After a short period of mayhem all was sorted out and the rest of the groups went off in the new slightly modified order.

The course was in a reasonably good shape although there was a fair amount of sand on the greens. Also, most of the tees had been put forward meaning that, effectively, we were playing off the blue tees. This no doubt influenced the scoring, resulting in some quite remarkable results.

Jeff won the match with an astonishing 49 points with Richie and Kell taking joint 2nd place with 42 points each – a score that would normally be more than good enough to secure a win! No doubt, normal scores will return when we go to Font Del Llop on 5th December.

Nearest to pin on hole 9 was claimed by Fredde (welcome back!). Richie won NTP on the 14th hole and completed a fine performance by also having the longest drive on the 15th. The jackpot was shared between Jeff, Richie and Lee with 10 points each and the Mulligans raised a further €15 for charity – the cause to benefit will be decided at the AGM in March 2019.

We also welcomed a couple of new members: Dave Stewart and Henrik Braun – great to have you with us guys!

Then it was back to the Woodstock for the presentation of the prizes,the raffle and the dominoes (the dominoes was won by Colin C).

Following the completion of this it was time for some some very tasty grub consisting this month of Chili Con Carne with nachos and cheesy bread. Thank you as always to our hosts, Carla and Richie for making us feel very welcome.

Our next game is at Font Del Llop on 5/12/18 with a meeting time at the Woodstock of 07:40 and a first tee-off at 09:10. Please note that we tee off from the 10th tee due to an administrative error resulting in our original booking being lost. Thank you to the staff of Font Del Llop for accommodating us with 20 spaces at very short notice!

If you plan to go direct to the course instead of meeting at the Woodstock, please a) let us know and b) make sure you are at the course no later than 08:40.

If you wish to learn more about La Marina Hackers Golf Society, please go to our website or contact us via email on

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