‘’In tropical climes there are certain times of day

When all the citizens retire

To tear their clothes off and perspire

It’s one of those rules that the greatest fools obey

Mad dogs and Englishmen go out in the midday sun”

Courtesy….  Noel Coward  1933

And so it was that the Los Nietos Golf Society ventured out for their final game of the summer , to La Roda . Not a cloud in the sky but a pleasant breeze from the Mar Menor keeping the playing conditions just about perfect. The staff and green staff at La Roda were , as always , most courteous and the condition of the course for early  July  was nothing short of excellent . The greens were a little slower than usual but fine condition and running true.

We played a Shambles format with each 4 ball team , all to score and individual prizes as follows: Handicap group 1-24

Nearest the pin hole  2 ……No  one managed it ! Nearest the pin hole  11…..Larry Howells,  Longest Drive Hole 10 for the second month running   ! …

Handicap group  25 – 36…. Nearest the pin hole   7……Peter Smithson, Nearest the pin hole   13…Darrell Merrett, Longest Drive hole 6   ……. Peter Smithson……

The team prize for the Shambles was won by….. Steven Davis, Darrell Merrett, Captain-Iain Furniss, Albert Thrupp

Since no one had managed to get anywhere near the pin or green  on the second hole the Captain decided to award a prize for the most points scored and this was won by and duly presented to Darrell with a magnificent 49 points !