On a cold, but dry morning 31 members ‘teed up’ to contest the Society’s first ‘major’, the Claret Jug. Alicante is always a challenge and today proved no exception, which was reflected in the scores! Although the course is always challenging, the greens and fairways are usually in good condition.

Today however a number of players commented that some of the areas around the greens were a little ‘scruffy’ and threadbare. As it was our first ‘Major’ of the year we did not go straight back to the Lo Crispin Tavern as usual, but many of us gathered there in the evening, where the prize presentations were followed by a meal, prepared by the always friendly and accommodating staff.

Due to the fact of it being the first ‘Major’ of the season we did not award separate Gold and Silver division prizes.

The winner of the Claret Jug was : Dirk Ameel (one of our Belgian members) with 26 pts. off 12. In second place was Mike Cutts with 25 pts off 19 (on count back), followed by another of our Belgian members Dicky Claeys, who also happens to the Treasurer, also with 25 pts. off 9.

NTP’s on Par 3’s: Hole 3 – Steve Harrington, Hole 6 – nobody managed to reach the green or stay on it. Hole 12 – Alan Hunt, Hole 17 – John Henderson.

The 2’s pot was shared by Alan Hunt and Mike Cutts. The Free Game Raffle winner was Harry Wilcock.

Our next main game is a ‘Yellowball’ Challenge at Font Del Llop on 21st. March and the next Interim Game is at Vistabella on 14th. March. Anyone interested in joining the Society or would like to play as a guest should contact any Committee member whose details can be found on the Society’s website.

Steve Harrington


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