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Pego Golf Society compete for Copa De Escocia

Thirty eight members and one guest, Andrew Brown, played a medal match today for the Copa De Escocia. The weather was very changeable but we all managed to get through without getting too wet, too cold or too hot.

The scores were interesting as a few new faces in the Winners’ Enclosure supplanted the usual suspects. The winner of this prestigious trophy was Paul Trigwell coming in with a fantastic net score of 71 playing off 21.2, followed by Bob Jenkins with 72 playing off 17.2. The following four players all had net scores of 75, third Barry Carter playing off 19, fourth Ian Robertson playing off 13.5, fifth Michael Connolly playing off 17 and sixth John Guest playing off 11.4.

The lowest gross score of the day was from Shaun O’Gorman with 84, a great score.

Nearest the pins were Malcolm Wise, second shot on hole five and Angus Muir on hole 16. There were three twos today, from Peter Cornes, Roger Miller and Ian Robertson.

There were 109 ball in the water today, with a correct guess by our guest Andrew Brown.

Next week we are playing a singles stableford competition, any guests wishing to play contact pegohandicapsec@gmail.com.

The competition will be followed by our AGM and we would like as many members as possible to attend.

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The two Bri(y)ans hold sway at El Plantio 2 Golf Society

As a result of temporary visits to the U.K., the turnout for the monthly medal at El Plantio 2 Golf Society  on 28th November was much reduced from the norm with 11 players teeing off. Star of the show was Bryan Watson who achieved one nearest the pin and also won his second monthly medal(hefty cut to come Bryan).

Nearest the Pins, Hole 5 – Bryan Watson and Hole 2 – Brian Coupe. 3rd Place, Alan Janes, Handicap 6.6 – 54.4 shots. 2nd Place, John Burke, Handicap 9.3 – 53.7 shots. 1st Place, Bryan Watson, Handicap 14.3 – 50.7 shots.

Prizewinners L to R – Brian Coupe, Alan Janes, Bryan Watson, John Burke.

If anyone would like to join our Society, we play at El Plantio Golf Club every Tuesday, Friday and Sunday. We use both courses – the Par 3 nine hole course and the main 18 hole course, so we cater for all abilities.

The membership rates are very competitive, so call for more details. Anyone who wishes to play in the Society as a guest or join as a new member, contact Ian Henderson on 966 716 616 or 636 116 230

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San Javier Golf Society “Individual Medalford” competition

San Javier Golf Society “Individual Medalford” competition at Vistabella Golf, on Monday 27th November:

27 members and guests enjoyed a very pleasant day at a course we have not visited for a while, in one of the last games before the new 7 holes open there in January. Medalford is quite a difficult format but despite this there were some very good performances. 

The winners on the day were: Division 1: First was Steve Branston, Second – Paul Newman, Third – Mick Hardy. In Division 2:  First was Kev Parker, Second – Clyde Sandry, Third – Steve Barlow. In Division 3: First was John Hillier, Second – Steve Parker and Third – Christine Flanagan. Nearest the pins were won by Clyde Sandry, Jim Moffatt, Tony Hayman and Daz Hancock.

The gross 2 (for 50 euros) was not won and will carry over to our next game, which is an individual stableford qualifier  competition at Lo Romero, teeing off at 09:20am on Monday 4th December. Full details will be emailed to all members.

Payday will be on Saturday 2nd December in the bar area of La Serena Club House, between 11:00am and 12:00. For further information on our society, to play as a guest, or to join, please phone Barry Beale on +34 649 245 889 or look at our website at www.sanjaviergolfsociety.co.uk and Facebook page at www.facebook.com/sanjaviergolfsociety

Attached is a photo of the division 1 winner: Steve Branston, in front of the poster at Vistabella Golf, announcing the forthcoming opening of the new course layout. We wish all the staff and owners at Vistabella the very best of luck!

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The Sergio García Foundation donation to Hospital Universitario La Paz

  • The Madrid hospital will allocate the donation of 123,116.39 euros to a project to humanise the X-ray unit in the children’s area. 

Madrid, Monday November 27, 2017.- The Sergio García Foundation has donated all the funds raised at the Andalucía Valderrama Masters to Madrid’s Hospital Universitario La Paz to support an interior design project aiming to humanise the X-ray unit in the children’s area.

Antonio García, Sergio’s uncle and responsible for the Foundation, presented the cheque to doctors Javier Cobas, Children and Maternal Hospital Deputy Manager; Rafael Pérez-Santamarina, Hospital Manager; María Pilar Moreno Anaya, Central Services Deputy Director; Gonzalo Garzón, Head of Radiology; Esther Rey, Nursing Director; and Eduardo López Collazo, Director of the Research Institute.

The unit will be redesigned into a welcoming, bright and relaxing environment through the choice of appropriate materials, colours and images. In addition to caring for individuals, the project is environmentally friendly, as the improved lighting system will result in a 60 percent saving in power consumption.

“We are all very excited with this project, which is an area of real need. We have invested in equipment recently, but we lack infrastructure, and children must also be separated from adults,” explained Dr. Cobas. 

“The renovation will take about three months since we cannot stop our activity. Our children’s hospital, considered as number one in Europe, is well equipped with 240 beds and receives 9,000 patients per year, as the only hospital that can provide all medical and surgical specialties, allowing all types of pediatric transplants to be performed.”

The Sergio García Foundation donates funds raised at the Andalucía Valderrama Masters to Hospital Universitario La Paz   •The Madrid hospital will allocate the donation of 123,116.39 euros to a project to humanise the X-ray unit in the children's area.   Video Sergio García Foundation  Madrid, Monday November 27, 2017.- The Sergio García Foundation has donated all the funds raised at the Andalucía Valderrama Masters to Madrid’s Hospital Universitario La Paz to support an interior design project aiming to humanise the X-ray unit in the children's area.   Antonio García, Sergio’s uncle and responsible for the Foundation, presented the cheque to doctors Javier Cobas, Children and Maternal Hospital Deputy Manager; Rafael Pérez-Santamarina, Hospital Manager; María Pilar Moreno Anaya, Central Services Deputy Director; Gonzalo Garzón, Head of Radiology; Esther Rey, Nursing Director; and Eduardo López Collazo, Director of the Research Institute.   The unit will be redesigned into a welcoming, bright and relaxing environment through the choice of appropriate materials, colours and images. In addition to caring for individuals, the project is environmentally friendly, as the improved lighting system will result in a 60 percent saving in power consumption.   “We are all very excited with this project, which is an area of real need. We have invested in equipment recently, but we lack infrastructure, and children must also be separated from adults,” explained Dr. Cobas.     “The renovation will take about three months since we cannot stop our activity. Our children’s hospital, considered as number one in Europe, is well equipped with 240 beds and receives 9,000 patients per year, as the only hospital that can provide all medical and surgical specialties, allowing all types of pediatric transplants to be performed.”    For Sergio García, “Winning the Andalucía Valderrama Masters was an incredible feeling, I’m still over the moon. It was a great event for many reasons: Valderrama is one of my favourite courses, I played really well and felt confident, kept patient and waited for my chances; Joost (Luiten) played unbelievable and did not make it easy for me, and the support from the spectators was awesome.   “When I was presented with the project of humanising the X-ray unit, I really liked the idea. I am very happy because we have contributed to make a dream come true for the patients and their families, through the event and my Foundation”.    The third edition of the Andalucía Valderrama Masters took place from October 19-22 as Garcia secured his third win in a season where he achieved a career ambition by sealing his maiden Major title at the Masters Tournament.   García set up his charitable foundation in 2002 for the purpose of contributing to the social inclusion of economically-deprived children through social assistance benefits and the practice of sport as free-time activity. The Foundation supports, on a regular or an occasional basis, a large variety of NGOs and humanitarian associations.   Through his foundation, Sergio has been one of the key drivers of Spanish adaptive golf. Together with the Deporte y Desafío Foundation, they conducted 23 adaptive golf clinics throughout Spain attended by more than 700 disabled persons.    The Andalucía Valderrama Masters was sponsored by the Autonomous Government of Andalusia with the support of Rolex, Volvo, Solán de Cabras, Heineken and Osborne.
The Sergio García Foundation donates funds raised at the Andalucía Valderrama Masters to Hospital Universitario La Paz

For Sergio García, “Winning the Andalucía Valderrama Masters was an incredible feeling, I’m still over the moon. It was a great event for many reasons: Valderrama is one of my favourite courses, I played really well and felt confident, kept patient and waited for my chances; Joost (Luiten) played unbelievable and did not make it easy for me, and the support from the spectators was awesome.“When I was presented with the project of humanising the X-ray unit, I really liked the idea. I am very happy because we have contributed to make a dream come true for the patients and their families, through the event and my Foundation”.

The third edition of the Andalucía Valderrama Masters took place from October 19-22 as Garcia secured his third win in a season where he achieved a career ambition by sealing his maiden Major title at the Masters Tournament.

García set up his charitable foundation in 2002 for the purpose of contributing to the social inclusion of economically-deprived children through social assistance benefits and the practice of sport as free-time activity. The Foundation supports, on a regular or an occasional basis, a large variety of NGOs and humanitarian associations.

Through his foundation, Sergio has been one of the key drivers of Spanish adaptive golf. Together with the Deporte y Desafío Foundation, they conducted 23 adaptive golf clinics throughout Spain attended by more than 700 disabled persons.

The Andalucía Valderrama Masters was sponsored by the Autonomous Government of Andalusia with the support of Rolex, Volvo, Solán de Cabras, Heineken and Osborne. 

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The Celts Club de Golf. November Open Day

We played our November Open Day at La Serena last Saturday.  Weather conditions were ideal for golf a mild 20 plus degrees with little or no wind, lending itself to good scoring.

The golf course was as is the custom presented to a very high standard and again we must thank Wayne and his team for their efforts.  To the staff in the pro-shop thank you, Jean, Jose and Paul for preparing the cards, the results and also the room for our presentation of prizes.  Our competition committee are doing sterling work thank you Camillus ably assisted by our vice/captain Terry. 

Can I again remind players to please return your cards as soon as possible to the shop on the open days so that they can generate the results on the computer and return the scores to Madrid.  If you fail to return your card you cannot have your handicap adjusted and it also delays the presentation of prizes.  We would like to thank all those who were present to collect their prizes. 

Can I remind prize winners that we hold our monthly presentation of all prizes for the previous month at each of the Open Days, if you are not able to attend can you appoint a member to collect your prize on your behalf. 

Our captain Alisdiar McLean was on hand to present the prizes as follows; Crystal week 1, 1st  Ian Howie 45. 2nd Eddie Wall 44. 3rd Kjell Mundheim 39.  Week 2, 1st Geoff Ellender 43. 2nd Karen Neal, 3rd Steve Hopkins. 

Category golf competitions, week 1. Cat. I. 1st John Aitchison 42. 2nd Gordon McCaddem 42. 3rd Larry Brennan 40.  Cat II. 1st Ian Howie 42. 2nd Kevin McBride 39. 3rd Hep Kinnear 38.  Week 2. Cat 1. Richard Heaton 41. 2nd Terry Lewis 40. 3rd Terry Fitzgerald 39.  Cat II. John Walsh 40. Sally Hopkins 38.  3rd  David Lock 36.   Medal. Cat I. John O’Brien 74.  Cat II Larry Brennan 66. Cat III. Patrick Baker 73.  Memoriaql Day.  Ntps. 

Special prize sponsored by Meta Vale, Alisdair Mclean, Holly Thompson, Mick Byrne, Camillus Fitzpatrick, Eddie Wall, Ian Howie, John Aitchison, Alan Woods. 1st Terry Fitzgerald and Tony Edwards 67.1. 2nd George Thomas and John O’Brien 67.2. 3rd Steve Hopkins and Geoff Ellender 68.1 and 4th Denis McCormack and Alisdair McLean 69.4.  Down to the results of the day.  NTP’s Andy Currie, Camillus Fitzpatrick, Alan Proudfoot John Aitchison and Steve Hopkins..  Visitors prize Pat McLoughlin 37.  Cat III. 1st Julian Lopez 33. 2nd Sally Hopkins 32. 3rd William Stewart 30.  Cat II. 1st Alan Proudfoot 39. 2nd John Aitchison 36. 3rd Alan Perry 36. Cat I.  Steve Hopkins 38. 2nd Kenny McGeehan 38. 3rd John O’Brien 37.  Best gross went to Camillus Fitzpatrick with a 77.  2nd overall mister consistent Denis McCormack 39. 

The overall winner with the fantastic result of 45 points Ian McMillan.  Ian also had a 2.4 cut to his handicap. 

We play the last round of The International League at Font de Llop on the 2nd of December.  If you would like to enter this league which is kindly sponsored by the Valencian golf federation just send an e-mail to the address below?  Congratulations again to all those who participated in all our tournaments and well done to all the prize winners. 

Can I remind members that our Christmas Hamper and general meeting take place on the 9th of December at La Serena.  Entry fee is 10 euro and this includes your dinner that evening.

We have a waiting list in operation at the moment for membership at La Serena, however membership of The Celts is always available. 

If you would like information on joining our club or entering a team in any of the federation events why not send an e-mail to johnobrienalicante@gmail.com or call 615 466 398?

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SMGS at Vistabella. November 22nd, 2017.

A first very cold start to the day’s play this year, with a mere 80C greeting those arriving at Vistabella for an early tee off time. Thirty-six members and 6 guests stepped out on to a course in good condition, but very dry and running fast, both fairways and greens. The weather soon warmed up and conditions became perfect for some good scoring, and so it turned out. Best member return of the day was posted by Ivan Hanak (40), closely followed by Keith Wraithmel (39), with visitor Rob Fowler (not that one!!) outdoing both with a superb 43.

The day’s results, by category and in reverse order, were the following:

Bronze Category: 4th Marg Birtwistle (31 on CB), 3rd Mick Roscoe (31 on CB), 2nd Ron Stenhouse (35), and 1st Chris Hamblett with 37 points.

Silver Category: 4th Brian Mulligan (35), 3rd Ken Flaherty (38), 2nd Keith Wraithmell (39), and 1st Ivan Hanak with 40 points.

Gold Category: 4th John Osborne (33), 3rd Mike Iddles (35), 2nd Geoff Giddy (36), and 1st Norman Cahill with 38 points.

Nearest the pins on the par 3’s (open to all) went to Peter Hudson (hole 4), Brian Butler (8) and Ivan Hanak (15).

The Abacus was won by Theo Boelhouwer.

The Best Guest prizes, both with excellent scores, went to Rob Fowler (43) and runner-up Paul Denoronha (39).

Our thanks go to the staff at Vistabella for their contribution to an enjoyable 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 to find out more about the society and its weekly golf get-togethers. Next week we will be at Hacienda de Riquelme..

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Marabu Golf Society at Altorreal on 23rd November 2017.

In association with Costa Blanca Green Fee Services

For this month’s meeting a group of 23 players visited the established course at Altorreal  taking advantage of the excellent society deal obtained from Costa Blanca Green Fee Services.

The weather was beautiful and as usual the course was in good condition but some work had been done on the greens.

The winning scores on the day were as follows:

1st – Roger Bayliss – 36 points, 2nd – Colin MacDonald – 35 points, 3rd – Tony Ollier – 32 points, 4th – Mick Martin – 31 points

Best Front 9 – Rod Allen – 18 points, Best Back 9 – Keith Conroy – 18 points

Nearest Pins – MacDonald,Conroy and Bayliss

Dog of a Day – Steve Mathers, Football Card – Jim Bryce

After the game we returned to LEAF’s Restaurante, which is located at Pueblo Brava, Quesada for a welcome meal prepared by the bar and the prize presentation and we give our thanks for their continued support.

Our next fixture is ther Christmas Competition at Las Colinas on 14th December 2017 followed by the interim day at La Torre on 28th December 2017.

Report by Mike Probert of Costa Blanca Green Fee Services on 966 704 752 or 661 345

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T.M.G.S. Travel to Alenda 22/11/17

39 members and guests made the now seemingly short journey along the AP7/A31 for our monthly visit to this well liked course. With our first tee time approaching 11am a rise in temperature seemed to match the expectations of the members.

The calm still conditions and the course in good condition with fast greens good scores were anticipated. Two members would not be disappointed but for most of us the greens seemed to have won. What is a pleasure is that our round now only takes a little over 4 hours, Alenda have changed the tee times from every 8 mins to 10 and my word it really does make a difference.

Results for today’s competition: N.T.P.’s hole 3 A. Alm , hole 5 L. Roevik, hole 13 K. Houpalahti, hole 16 NADA. After last weeks’ 2’s pot was shared between six members, this week’s €36 was shared between Joe Dean and Sverre Sonesen.

Our best guest this week was Willem Van Der Kooi with 32 pts. Bronze cat: 3rd J. Hillier 32 pts. 2nd L. Holmberg 37 pts. 1st A. Goslan 41 pts. Silver cat. 3rd M. Kennedy 32 pts. 2nd G. Smith 34 pts. 1st A. Alm 35 pts. Gold cat. 3rd J. Eyre 29 pts L/H 2nd N. Spaniol 32 pts. 1st G. Cromm 33 pts.

Photo: Bronze category winners.

To catch up with all of our events please visit www.tmgs.org or www.facebook.com/TMGSGOLF  to contact our secretary call 661524101

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Fleetwood ready to launch Race to Dubai defence in Hong Kong

Tournament: UBS Hong Kong Open – Race to Dubai: Tournament 1 of 46 events

Venue: Hong Kong Golf Club – Prize fund: US$2 million – Hashtag: #UBSHKOpen

Tournament Preview

Just four days after the 2017 Race to Dubai came down to the final shots of the season, champion Tommy Fleetwood returns to the place where the “greatest achievement of my career so far” at the UBS Hong Kong Open.

When Fleetwood teed it up at Hong Kong Golf Club 12 months ago, little could he have known that his tie for third in his first appearance at the event would help lay the foundations to make him Europe’s Number One.

A win at the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship next time out would move him to the top of the Race to Dubai Rankings presented by Rolex, a position he would hold for the majority of the rest of the campaign.

He was run close by fellow Englishman Justin Rose, who would have beaten him if he had made an eagle rather than a birdie on the final hole of the season at Jumeirah Golf Estates.

That provided one of the most dramatic finales in European Tour history and Fleetwood will now set out to make some more and become just the eighth man to go back-to-back as Europe’s Number One.

Olympic champion Rose, who won this event in 2015, is back at the Hong Kong Golf Club this week alongside debutant Sergio Garcia to headline an outstanding field who are all looking to topple Fleetwood in the new Race to Dubai

“New season – let’s go again,” he said. “I found it amazing that I started the season here last year, 12 months ago, and then you were watching the last shot be played in the Race to Dubai to decide what happened. I find it amazing when you have that much time and it all comes down to that.

“Even though it’s the new season we’re carrying on tournaments, this is the fifth week away now but we’ll keep working hard and keep doing the same things.

“When we do get chance to sit down, we’ll have a look at what was good in 2017, what could be improved on and we’ll make sure that we make those adjustments and then look at goal-setting as well.

“The last few weeks of last season it was all about trying to win the Race to Dubai and it’s impossible to take your mind off that. It could have gone either way at the end and it was really nice that it got completed and it’s something that I’ll have forever, now.

Hong Kong is always one of the most popular destinations on the European Tour International Schedule and Fanling has played host to this event in every staging since it joined the Tour as a co-sanctioned event with the Asian Tour and the Hong Kong Golf Association in the 2002 season.

Miguel Ángel Jiménez has been a four-time winner since then and Fleetwood believes you will not go too far wrong at Hong Kong Golf Club if you model your game on the charismatic Spaniard.

“You’re never going to overpower it,” Fleetwood continued. “You need to position your golf ball. There’s a few players that have done well here, I think Miguel is a perfect example – he’s dialled-in and he knows his game.

“You have to position it, you have to hit it well and you have to be sensible. You can’t push it. You just have to stay patient all the time and try and pick it off as you go along. You’ve to use all different aspects of your game.

“I really enjoyed this last year, obviously got my season off to a really good start, finished third, played really well, I absolutely loved the course and I think Hong Kong is a great city.”

 

 

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El Plantio2 Golf Society

On 21st November the Yellow Ball competition between teams of four, did not result in a close competition as the spread between 1st and 3rd place was a massive 12 points.

Nearest the Pins, Hole 2 – Rod Loveday and Hole 8 – Brian Coupe.

3rd Place, Lawrence Wanty, Alan Robinson, Maggie Edwards, Chris Linathan- 122 points.

2nd Place, John O’Brien, Brian Edwards, Keith Smith,Dave Southwell – 127 points.

1st Place, Alan Janes, Brian Coupe, Gary Needham, Mike Williams – 134 points.

Prizewinners L to R – Rod Loveday, Brian Coupe, Mike Williams Dave Southwell, Lawrence Wanty, Gary Needham, John O’Brien, Keith Smith, Brian Edwards, Alan Robinson, Maggie Edwards. Kneeling :  Alan Janes, Christine Linathan.

If anyone would like to join our Society, we play at El Plantio Golf Club every Tuesday, Friday and Sunday. We use both courses – the Par 3 nine hole course and the main 18 hole course, so we cater for all abilities.

The membership rates are very competitive, so call for more details. Anyone who wishes to play in the Society as a guest or join as a new member, contact Ian Henderson on 966 716 616 or 636 116 230

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