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On Course join RBL for Vistabella Charity Day

A total of 88 players turned out for our Charity Day at Vistabella on Thursday 25th June 2020.

The organisation of the course and the work required to get the players onto  the Tee’s in time led by Joaquin Rocamora, was second to none.

The weather proved to be excellent which enabled some great scores to be produced.

A Big thank you should go to Kathleen Rodgers and Maureen Haywood for staying at Hole 15 for the full 5 hours to give out refreshment and coerce the players into playing “The Special Hole”, which in itself made 360 euro’s.

Vistabella Golf Course
Vistabella Golf Course

A free raffle followed the round with prizes donated by various people, we felt we should not ask business’s for donations this time for obvious reasons.

However the total sum made on the day was 950 euros so each Charity (On Course Foundation and The Royal British Legion) are better off by 475 euro’s each.

My thanks go to all of the organisers and above all “The Players” for their support for these 2 Great Charities.

The Runners up lost out on count back
The Runners up lost out on count back

The results on the day were:

Nearest the pins: Ian Bishop, Kenny McGeehan, Charlie Rodgers, Colin Archer

Runners up losing out on count back with 128 points was the team formed by:

Carol Ferguson, Scott Ferguson, Roy Nicholas, Brian Collins

Our warmest congratulations go to the winners with the same score of 128 go yo the team formed by:

Bob Rankin, Tom McEwan, Tony Woodward, Chris Byron

Once again our sincere gratitude goes to all those who showed their support

Charlie Rodgers

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ALFIES GOLF SOCIETY – PRESENTATION TO ELCHE CHILDREN’S CARE HOME

Every year Alfies Golf Society raise money for a charity nominated by the captain and in 2019 Wayne Stevenson chose the Elche Children’s Care Home.

With the hard work from the committee running various events like Captain’s bunker, fantasy golf, fines, football cards, Captain’s challenge etc, support and generosity from our members, and Cat and Liz (proprietors of Alfies Bar who ran various fund raisers on our behalf) we managed to raise €2,200.

The presentation was held at Alfies Bar on the 27th February 2020 to Michelle, the representative from Elche Children’s Care Home.  Michelle informed us that our donation would go towards the purchase of a much needed minibus to allow the children to go on non vocational courses and excursions.

Many thanks to everyone involved with Alfies Golf Society and we look forward to supporting our new captain and his charity during the 2020 season.

Wayne Stevenson, Captain 2019

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Imanyo Golf Society Raises €1270 for local Charities

  • Imanyo Golf Society Raises €1270 for Their Chosen Charities Village School Daya Nueva, S.A.T.S. Animal Rescue and A.E.C.C. Cancer Care.

Imanyo Golf Society started in October 2014 and has now reached the membership of 100 members.

We have raised money for various charities each year and in 2019 we decided to support the following three charities, they were Daya Nueva Village School, S.A.T.S. Animal Rescue and A.E.C.C. Cancer Care.

The money was raised with various events, raffles, football cards and extremely kind donations and we managed to raise a fantastic €1,270 therefore the village school and S.A.T.S received €400 each and €470.00 went to A.E.C.C. cancer care, the money raised for A.E.C.C. was all done on the golf day that was sponsored by plane parking.

We raised the money with balls in the water, football card and a raffle where all the prizes were donated.

At the announcement of how much had been raised Managing Director of Plane Parking, Nick Baker, said that he would make the money up to €1000 as without the A.E.C.C his wife, Marianne, might not have been so lucky.

 

The picture shows the donations being presented to Daya Nueva’s Village School, young mum Sofi collected this on their behalf, Mandy for S.A.T.S. and Pepe, the president of A.E.C.C. cancer care along with Nick, Marianne and golf society committee members Steve, Mick and Dons, our main fund raiser “AKA Charity Queen”.

 

www.imanyogolfsociety.com

imanyogolfsociety@gmail.com

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San Javier Golf Society give HELP a boost.

On Wednesday 20th November Christine Baillie the President of HELP Murcia Mar Menor was invited to La Serena Golf Club in Los Alcazares by Ty Williams the Captain of the San Javier Golf Society and presented with a cheque for €500.

Each year the Society hold a charity day and the proceeds are donated to a chosen charity and this year HELP was lucky enough to be picked.

Accepting the donation Christine along with Vice President Ann Sheperson was able to take the opportunity to explain the work that HELP dos to help people in the Mar Menor area and further afield in the Murcia region.

“This money will help us to carry on our work” she said “There are lots of people in need of extra help after the floods and HELP is doing what it can to make life easier for them” She was also able to get a plug in for the HELP Outlet  in the Oasis Centre at Los Alcazares which along with a weekly car boot sale at the Autocine are the main sources of income for the Charity.

For more information about HELP call us at 968 570 059.

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Imanyo Golf Society Raises €1200 for Charities 

Imanyo Golf Society started in October 2014 and has now reached the membership of 100 members.

We have raised money for various charities each year and in 2018 we decided to support three charities which our members voted for, they were Caritas Daya Nueva, S.A.T.S. Animal Rescue and A.E.C.C. Cancer Care. The money was raised with various events, raffles, football cards and extremely kind donations and we managed to raise a fantastic €1,200 therefore each charity received €400.  

The picture shows the donations being presented to Daya Nueva’s priest Juan Parroco for Caritas Daya Nueva, Jackie for S.A.T.S and the president of A.E.C.C. the donations were presented by Steve Day, Martin Gadney, and Mick Billins, committee members. The golf society would also like to thank Dons Ralph, our main fund raiser.

www.imanyogolfsociety.com

imanyogolfsociety@gmail.com

 

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Lo Romero Golf donates 5,000 euros to Cáritas

The Mayor of Pilar de la Horadada, Ignacio Ramos, welcomed José Antonio García Martínez, Cura Párroco, Pepita Zapata, all from Cáritas Diocesana, to the town hall on Wednesday where they received a cheque from Vitoriano Jimémez, manager of Lo Romero Gold Course.

Ignacio Ramos said how delighted he was to be involved in such a gesture, that will mean so much to the Cáritas Diocesana of Pilar de la Horadada.  He said that it was testament to the human qualities of the businessmen in the municipality.

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‘Mike Probert talks Golf – British Legion Charity Green Fees for Sale

Sponsored by Costa Blanca Green Fee Services.

Here on the Costa’s golf is one of the biggest leisure time activities for both tourists and resident alike and with this in mind we have secured the services of Mike Probert of Costa Blanca Green Fee Services to provide a weekly round up of local golfing events and topics and in conjunction with us at THE LEADER will provide discounted golf prices to all of our readers and run our golf competitions.

British Legion Charity Green Fees for Sale:

On Thursday 20th September 2018 the British Legion in conjunction with the On Course Foundation held a charity day with approx €2100 being raised on the day and a full report of this event will be published next week.

Costa Blanca Green Fee Services have obtained from numerous local courses green fee vouchers which will be sold with 100% of the profit going directly to the British Legion.

These green fees will be sold at huge discounts from the normal seasonal public prices and the following are for sale:

Course Description Public Price Sale Price
Altorreal 2 GF’s & Buggy €135 €90
Alenda 2 GF’s €120 €90
Alicante 2 GF’s & Buggy €130 €90
Bonalba 2 GF’s & Buggy €120 €90
El Plantio 2 GF’s €150 €90
Font del Llop 2 GF’s €120 €90
GNK Courses (any) 2 GF’s & Buggy €190 €90
La Manga  (any) 2 GF’s & Buggy €428 €150
New Sierra Golf 2 GF’s & Buggy €95 €65
La Marquesa 2 GF’s & Buggy €153 €90
Roda 2 GF’s & Buggy €120 €90
Villaitana Levante 2 GF’s & Buggy €270 €100

If you are interested in purchasing any of these green fees contact Mike Probert on 966704752 or 661345931 or e-mail info@costa-blanca-greenfees.com

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Golfers put on a bumper weekend in support of Prostate Cancer UK

After Saturday´s great day of golf Sunday evening was the time for over a hundred supporters to put on their glad rags and head out to Las Ramblas Golf Club in support of the charity Prostate Cancer UK.

Whilst mingling on the terrace prior to the meal guests enjoyed a cava reception before moving through to the main dining room where a three course meal with, plenty of beer and wine, was served by a great team of staff.

John Brownless (UK Ambassador for the charity) addressed the group with a short presentation about Prostate Cancer. This was followed by Jim Scott, auctioneer extraordinaire, who encouraged everyone in the room to dig deep for donated memorabilia and golf equipment.

Thanks must go to all the kind people who donated football shirts, UB40 concert tickets, a Cold Play tour jacket and a Titleist Golf Bag amongst other things. Thanks also to those who generously bid on the items, helping to boost the funds even more.

The auction was followed by a raffle where we must again thank the numerous kind people who donated prizes and purchased tickets

Following a drumroll we then had the announcement of the total amount raised during three days of magnificent efforts by a multitude of supporters, a wopping 7176 € which was immediately handed over PC UK. Quite rightly the announcement was met by rapturous applause (and a few tears), a huge community effort.

What a pity that the charity doesn’t have an arm in Spain so that the money could stay in the country where it was all raised, but with many expats still choosing to travel back to UK for treatment, and with even more of us having relatives that have been directly affected by the disease, in one way or another we will still all benefit wherever we reside.

Thank you to those who supported the fundraising efforts hardly seem enough, but acknowledgements need to go to the following:

Debbie & Dave Euronics Blue Lagoon, Gavin Albatross Golf, John Brownless Prostate Cancer UK,  Alison & Trevor PJ Rental Cars, Richard Morgans No Grow Grass, Simon Williams The Hub Sports Bar, Adrian Rudge, Joaquin & Robin Vista Bella Golf, Alberto & Staff Las Ramblas Golf, John Khan Heatwave Promotions, Jeanette & Dave Gossip Bar Rioja, Richard Welcome Estates La Finca , John Galaxy Golf, Bob Chambers & Team Lighthouse IFA, Drivers Bar Villa Martin, Dave´s Coaches, Yvonne WH Travel, Manisha Indian Restaurant, Market Street San Miguel, Tiger Feet La Fuente, Gleam Team Property, Chemies Lounge Villa Martin, Maria & The Pink Ladies, Spain Property Shop La Fuente, Ken & Aileen, San Miguel GS, Crystals La Fuente, Team Scotland, The non-golfing ladies who helped on Saturday and Sunday AND anyone else we may have missed (sorry)

Prostate Cancer is the third biggest cancer killer in the UK which is why it is so important to raise funds and awareness on the Costa Blanca. We want all golfers to be aware of the disease which kills one man every 45 minutes in the UK. “That’s six men across the average round of golf,” said James Beeby, Director of Fundraising for Prostate Cancer UK.

“Golf is a hugely important audience for us given the average age of men who play the game and sadly prostate cancer is not out of bounds for many of them.

“From tee to green and in the clubhouse afterwards, we want to tackle this issue head on and make sure more men take responsibility of their health – and play a part in saving lives as well.

“We know this is a disease that exists in every golf club, whether that’s in the UK or Spain and there is no doubt that by holding golf days like this, golfers like John and the other members of local societies will play a valuable role in making sure golfers know their risk of prostate cancer, and raise money to fund research.”

To find out more about Prostate Cancer UK’s work in golf, buy a Prostate Cancer UK pin badge, enter the Prostate Cancer UK Golf Championship or go to the website at: https://prostatecanceruk.org/

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Eurogolf Texas Scramble and Charity Auction in aid Of Caritas

On Thursday 3rd May Eurogolf played a Texas scramble with a shotgun start at 8am. After the game there was a delicious subsided lunch in the Clubhouse followed by a charity auction in aid of Caritas.

It was the best day this year weather wise and the winners certainly enjoyed the sunshine. Coming in with an amazing score of 58.8 was the team of David Gregson, Norman Woods, Sandie Crab and Pam Cook 2nd John Barraclough, Bob Shorley, Bert Lawson and Jean Goodwin  60.7 while 3rd was Glen Roberts, Mark Williams, Linda Lynch and John Hill 62.9  

NTP´s 5th Glen Roberts 11th  Barry Wilson 12th in 2  John Fairhurst 15th Robin Richards 17th Sue Walsh Football draw Petra Van Dorp, Colin Daye-Gretton, David Valentine, Colin Hobden and Ian Turner.

TUESDAY TOFFS

On Tuesday 1st May Toffs  played their usual stableford competition and the results were overall winners 1st Jack Simpson 42 2nd Morag Turner  37 c/b 3rd Ken Brett 37 4th John Hill 36 Cat 1 1st Bill Martin 36 2nd Felix Mallon 35 Cat 2 1st David Blanchette 36 2nd Geoff Evans 35

Cat 3 1st Eamonn Divine 35 2nd Clare Daye-Gretton 33 NTP´s  5th  Ken Enever  11thDiane Bailey  12th in 2 David Blanchette  15th John Barraclough  17th Chris Stanley Best front 9 Karen Simpson 20 Best back 9 Stan Low 20  Football draw Ken Brett Norman Woods Lauraine Walker T O´Connell and Chris Stanley.

 

 

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It’s Absolutely Poppy-Tastic

Once again, the golfers from the Costa Blanca and surrounding areas came up trumps in support of the 2017 Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal. 

In total, there were 42 events, which included two charity days and a raffle for an electric bike during a fantastically busy two-month period.

The amount raised by the golf societies, organisations and friends was €12,169, and they should be congratulated for the amount of effort that went in to achieving this truly outstanding amount. 

I would also like to offer my own personal thanks to everybody who contributed, and to Mick Gossage, without whose help the Royal British Legion could not have been represented at so many different events.

Michael Reeves (Mick The Grip)

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