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ALFIE’S GOLF SOCIETY – Las Colinas -Thursday 30th January 2020

Las Colinas was the venue for Alfies Golf Society’s first competitive match of the 2020 season. It was the first round of our championship and also the first of our Eclectic Cup.

The course was in fantastic condition with some very challenging tee positions. An ever expanding Alfie’s Golf Society fielded 36 players for this event and honours on the day went to Allan Sullivan (silver division) with a very credible 37 points. The runner’s up were Ove Collins 34 points (Gold division), Paul Skillet 29 points (silver division) and Ian Connell 28 points (Gold division).

Nearest the pin prizes and Sponsors were Joe Murphy (The Avenue Bar drinks voucher) Gudlaugur Kristjansson (Alfie’s Bar bottle of brandy) Harry Konrad (The Street Restaurant bottle of Gin) and Clive Beresford (Bentley’s Bar bottle of Brandy).

The blind pairs were won by Rachel Lee and Ian Ingledew who both kindly donated their prizes to our charity, Apanee Special Needs Education centre for which we raised €180 on the day.  A big thank you as always to Alfie’s Bar for their support and great food!

The next game is at La Torre on the last Thursday in February where we already have 38 committed players.

If you are interested in joining the best society in Orihuela Costa then please email us at alfiesgolfsociety@gmail.com or drop in to Alfie’s Bar for a chat.

Nick Lee, Captain 2020

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ALFIE’S GOLF SOCIETY Las Colinas 12th December 2019

29 members and guests from Alfie’s GS travelled to Las Colinas GC for the final round of the Eclectic Cup and the 2019 season. The course was in excellent condition as usual yet the scoring was low, this was maybe down to the 8am start, gusting winds and non-receptive greens.

Our presentation Dinner was held at The Street Restaurant, Lomas De Cabo Roig before moving next door to The Avenue bar for end of season drinks.

Winner on the day, and gold Division Winner – Ian Connell with 32 points

Runner up in the gold division went to Nick Lee with 30 points.

Winner of the silver division was Jamie Stevenson with 30 points, runner up was Allan Sullivan with 27 points.

The other winners on the day were:-

Blind Pairs:  Stevie Bicks and Gary Armstrong.

NTP Winners:  George Dawidow hole 7; Tony Hall hole 8; Rachel Lee hole 14; Harry Conrad hole 17.

2019 End of Season Winners were:

Champion Golfer of the year –  Rachel Lee with 203 points.

Runner up – Nick Lee with 174 points.

3rd place – Ian Ingledew with 168 points.

Most Improved golfer- Rachel Lee with a handicap reduction of 8.

Eclectic Cup winner – Jamie Stevenson with 50 points.

Many thanks to our sponsors, Alfies Bar, The Street Restaurant,  Celtic Drop, The Avenue Bar and Bentleys Bar.

Our 2020 season kicks off on Sunday, 5th January with our Captain v President challenge cup, to be held at the New Sierra Golf Course.

Wayne Stevenson – Captain

 

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  • La Finca -Thursday 28th November 2019

32 members and guests travelled to La Finca GC to compete for the Committee Cup. There is a lot of work and money being put into this golf course to improve what was already a great experience for all golfers.  The weather and course were perfect and the only thing that stopped us from scoring well was the lightning fast greens.

Runner up in the Gold Division was Ian Ingledew with 33 points

Winner of the Silver division – Amrit Dawidow with a score of 32 stableford points.

Second place – Alan Sullivan with 32 points.

Nearest The Pin Winners:- Neil Campbell hole 3; George Dawidow hole 6; Ian Ingledew hole 7; Alan Connell holes 12 and 17; George Petty hole 16.

Longest Drive Ian Ingledew;  Best net score hole 5 Ian Connell;  Best front 9 Steve Bicks; Best back 9 Alan Carter; Least blobs Esa Partanen.

Best team score hole 13 went to Paul McEldon, George Petty, Amrit Dawidow and Esa Partanen.

Blind Pairs went to Phil O’Reilly and Ove Collin. Longest Walk Francis Vanhees.

Many thanks to our sponsors – The Avenue, Bentleys Bar, The Street Restaurant, Celtic Drop, our committee for their hard work in the background, and to Mike Probert from Costa Blanca Green Fee Services for arranging our day.  To Cat and Liz at Alfies Bar for their continued support throughout the year.  And finally thanks to all the members and guests for supporting Alfies Golf Society.

The next venue will be held at Las Colinas on December 12th 2019.

Wayne Stevenson, Captain

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ALFIE’S GOLF SOCIETY – El Valle- Thursday, 31st October 2019

33 members and guests from Alfie’s GS travelled to El Valle GC for the October meeting and to compete for the Memorial Cup.  Our Memorial Cup was introduced a few years ago to remind us of members who have now past.

This year was more poignant as it fell on El Dia de Los Muertos, where the Spanish use Halloween to honour the dead and celebrate the continuity of life.  It was also the day we handed over our annual donation to the Royal British legion for the Poppy Appeal, so a big thank you to everyone involved with Alfies GS.

The course was in excellent condition, as was the weather, so no excuses and congratulations to our winners.

Winner – Rita Potters with 38 points

Our winner of the gold division was Steve Bicks with 36 stableford points.

Second place went to Ian Connell with 35 stableford points.

Our winner of the silver division, and retaining her title from last year, was Rita Potters with 38 stableford points.

Second place went to Jim Dempsey with 32 stableford points.

Nearest the pin on hole 9 – Sponsored by ‘The Street’ went to Nick Lee

Nearest the pin in 2 on hole 14 – sponsored by ‘The Celtic Drop‘ went to Alan Cowley

Nearest the Pin in 3 on hole 11 – sponsored by ’Alfies Bar’ went to Joe Murphy

The Blind pairs was won by Wayne Stevenson and Geoff Kite.

Many thanks to our sponsors, our committee for their hard work in the background, to Kat and Liz at Alfies Bar for the after-match buffet and refreshments, and to Mike Probert from Costa Blanca Green Fee Services for arranging our day.

Our next meeting of the year is at La Finca on Thursday, 28th November 2019.

Wayne Stevenson – Captain

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  • Villamartin – Thursday, 29th August 2019

28 members and guests from Alfie’s GS travelled the short distance to Villamartin GC for the August meeting of Alfies G.S on what turned out to be a very hot and humid day. The course was in very good condition and playing long with most of the yellow tee boxes back on the whites.

Our winner of the gold division was Ove Collin with 37 stableford points.

Second place went to Derek Fleet with 35 stableford points.

Our winner of the silver division was Rachel Lee with 42 stableford points

Winner – Rachel Lee with 42 points
Winner – Rachel Lee with 42 points

Second place went to Sid Bone with 34 stableford points.

Best Guest and ‘The captain’s prize’ went to Simon Harrison with 36 stableford points

Nearest the pin on hole 9 – Sponsored by ‘The Street’ went to Jim Dempsey

Nearest the pin on hole 17 – sponsored by ‘Ian Ingledew’ went to George Dawidow

Nearest the pin in 2 hole 7 – sponsored by ‘The Celtic Drop ‘went to Derek Fleet

Nearest the Pin in 3 on hole 11 – sponsored by ’Alfies Bar’ went to George Dawidow

The Blind pairs was won by Ian Ingledew and Petina Murray.

Many thanks to our sponsors, our committee for their hard work in the background, to Cat and Liz at Alfies Bar for the after-match buffet and refreshments, and to Mike Probert from Costa Blanca Green Fee Services for arranging our day.

Our next meeting of the year is Captains day at Hacienda Riquelme on Thursday, 26th September.

Wayne Stevenson, Captain

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President’s Day Las Ramblas  – Thursday 30th May 2019

31 members and guests from Alfie’s GS travelled on a lovely sunny day to Las Ramblas for our President’s Day outing.   The course was as you would expect in very good condition, following hollow tining.  Scoring was challenging as Las Ramblas is not an easy course, but as usual our members rose to the challenge.

Winner Gold Division – Our winner on the day, and picking up the President’s Day trophy, was Nick Lee with 39 points.

Runner Up Gold Division – Ian Ingledew, with 33 points.

Winner Silver Division – Rachel Lee with 37 points, well done Rachel.

Runner Up Silver Division – Wayne Stevenson, with 32 points.

N/pin in 3 shots on 4th –  Ian Ingledew

N/pin in 2 shots on 5th –  Paul Skillett

N/pin in 2 on 9th –  Tony Hall

N/pin in 1 on 10th –  Jim Dempsey

N/pin in 1 on 12th –  Joe Murphy

Longest Drive on 18th – Shaun Staplehurst

Longest walk – Georg Potters

Best guest – John Brownless

Blind Pairs – Gary Armstrong and Steve Barlow, who kindly donated their €5.00 winnings to the Captain’s charity – Elche Children’s Home.

Many people to thank for making a success of the day :-

Our sponsors for their donations – namely the President, Alfies Bar, The Street Restaurant, The Celtic Drop, Albatross Golf and Gary Armstrong.

To our committee for their hard work in the background.

To Nick & Rachel Lee for organising the charity raffle and prizes.

To Liz & Cat, Alfies Bar for a delicious curry following our return to the bar, and to Stewart for providing karaoke to end a lovely day.

Finally, to Mike Probert from Costa Blanca Green Fee Services for arranging our day.

Our next meeting is our Sponsors’ Day at Lo Romero on 27th June, where we treat our Sponsors to a free round of golf.  Alfies Bar auctioned their round, and have raised €100 towards the charity – well done girls!

Spaces are limited so please contact our Match Secretary, Steve Barlow, matchsec1.alfiesgolf@gmail.com, +34 658 462 275, who will advise of availability.

Tony Hall – President

 

 

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ALFIE’S GOLF SOCIETY – Hacienda Riquelme –Thursday 25th of April 2019

 24 members and guests from Alfie’s GS played at Hacienda Riquelme. The course was in good condition, and the greens were excellent, however the wind decided to show up just to bring us back down to earth, along with thick pampas grass and plentiful bunkers, this was not going to be a high scoring day. In fact no one beat the course on the day!

Our winner of the day in the gold division was Steve Barlow with a score of 31 stableford points.

Gold Division Winner Steve Barlow with 31 points
Gold Division Winner Steve Barlow with 31 points

Second place went to Joe Murphy also with a score of 31 points.

The winner of the silver division was Rachel Lee with a score of 35 stableford points.

Second place went to Stuart Armour with 27 points.

Nearest the pin on the 7th – Sponsored by ‘The Street Restaurant’ went to Rachel Lee.

Nearest the pin in two shots on the 15th – sponsored by ‘The Celtic Drop‘ went to Steve Barlow.

Nearest the pin in 3 shots on the 16th – sponsored by ’Alfie’s Bar’ went to Joe Murphy.

The Blind pairs were won by Alan Carter and Ian Ingledew.

Many thanks to our sponsors, Mike Probert (Costa Blanca Green Fee), also a big thank you to Cat and Liz at Alfie’s Bar for their continued support throughout the year and post-match food. And finally thanks to all the members and guests for supporting Alfie’s Golf Society. Our next outing is Presidents Day on the 30th May 2019 at Las Ramblas so get your names down early.

Ian Connell

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ALFIE’S GOLF SOCIETY – Alhama Signature -Thursday 28th March 2019

28 members from Alfie’s GS travelled by coach to Alhama Signature Golf Course to play for the prestigious Terry Owen Memorial Trophy. This was the furthest we as a society have travelled for one of our meetings, and we were not disappointed.

Arriving stress free with plenty of time to soak up the scenery and use the fantastic practice facilities, this may be the way forward for future events. The course was in excellent condition with deep bunkers, long par 3s, lakes to navigate around and fast undulating greens. This was a very enjoyable and great test of golf to be had by all, so thank you to the committee and especially Ian Ingledew for organising this day.

Our winner of the day in the gold division was Nick Lee with a great score of 37 stableford points

Second place went to Stevie Bicks with a score of 36 points.

The Winner of the silver division was Rachel Lee with a score of 37 stableford points. Second place went to Amrit Dawidow with 33 points.

Nearest the pin on the 7th– Sponsored by ‘The Street Restaurant’ went to Tony Hall

Nearest the pin on the 11th– sponsored by ‘The Celtic Drop‘ went to Nick Lee

Nearest the pin in 2 shots on the 15th – sponsored by ’Alfies Bar’ went to Ian Ingledew

The Blind pairs were won by Magnus Fridgeirson and Ole Westerback.

A prize donated by Gary Armstrong for the longest walk went to Ken McWilliams.

Many thanks to our sponsors, Mike Probert (Costa Blanca Green Fee), also a big thank you to Cat and Liz at Alfies Bar for their continued support throughout the year and post-match food. And finally thanks to all the members and guests for supporting Alfies Golf Society. Our next outing is Hacienda Riquelme on the 25th April 2019 so get your names down early.

 Wayne Stevenson,. Captain

          

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ALFIE’S GOLF SOCIETY Vistabella -Thursday 28th February 2019

There were originally 24 members from Alfie’s GS due to play at Vistabella, but due to illness and injury’s we had a few late cancellations. The course was in excellent condition, we also found the staff very understanding and helpful with our updated order of play and buggy allocation, so thank you all at Vistabella.  

With some of the tee boxes moved forward and perfect golfing weather, this was always going to be an enjoyable high scoring day of golf.

Our winner of the day in the gold division was Nick Lee with a great score of 42 stableford points.

Second place went to Ian Connell with a score of 36 points.

The winner of the silver division was Rachel Lee with a score of 40 stableford points.

Second place went to Wayne Stevenson with 34 points.

Nearest the pin on the 7th – Sponsored by ‘The Street Restaurant’ went to Harry Conrad.

Nearest the pin on the 15th – sponsored by ‘The Celtic Drop‘ went to Ian Ingledew.

Nearest the pin in 2 shots on the 12th – sponsored by ’Alfie’s Bar’ went to Harry Conrad.

The Blind pairs were won by Jamie Stevenson and Ove Collin.

A prize donated by Gary Armstrong for the longest walk went to Magnus Fridgeirson

Many thanks to our sponsors, Mike Probert (Costa Blanca Green Fee), also a big thank you to Cat and Liz at Alfie’s Bar for their continued support throughout the year and post-match food. And finally thanks to all the members and guests for supporting Alfie’s Golf Society. Our next outing is Alhama Signature on the 28th March 2019 so get your names down early.

Wayne Stevenson

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Alfie’s Golf Society Las Colinas

Thursday 31st January 2019

30 members and 2 guests from Alfie’s GS travelled to Las Colinas GC for the opening match of the 2019 season and the first round of the Eclectic Cup. This is always a popular venue for our members and guests and although the course was in good condition, we felt that it didn’t meet the usual high standards that we have come to expect at Las Colinas. 

With gusting winds, non receptive greens and difficult pin positions this was always going to be a tough day for all golfers.

Our winner of the day in the gold division was Ian Ingledew with a great score of 35 stableford points.

Second place went to Steve Barlow with a score of 32 points.

The Winner of the silver division was Peter Golder with a score of 31 stableford points. Second place went to George Petty with 30 points.

Nearest the pin on the 5th– Sponsored by ‘The Street Restaurant’ went to Peter Golder.

Nearest the pin on the 14th – Sponsored by ‘The Celtic Drop‘ went to Shaun Staplehurst.

Nearest the pin in 2 shots on the 9th – sponsored by ’Alfies Bar’ went to George Petty.

The Blind pairs were won by Rachel Lee and Bob Young.

A prize donated by Gary Armstrong for the longest walk went to Steve McAllister.

Many thanks to our sponsors, also a big thank you to Cat and Liz at Alfies Bar for their continued support throughout the year and post-match food.  And finally thanks to all the members and guests for supporting Alfies Golf Society.

Our next outing is Vistabella on the 28th February 2019 so get your names down early.

Wayne Stevenson

 

 

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