The Gods were certainly looking down on us today with 22 degrees of warm weather that had many playing in their shorts and tee-shirts. With the course set from the yellow markers, one or two challenging pin positions and the greens in excellent condition, receptive, fast, and true. At 08.45 the shotgun sounded, and we were off. Camillus and his team of Terry, Alan and Philip had the vent running to perfection. To Jose, Cristina and Jean many thanks for all your help in having everything prepared. With the cards returned we then held our general meeting of members of our Club. Followed by our Christmas dinner in the magnificently prepared restaurant. With a special thank you to Kike the new restaurant manager and his team of Vanessa, Brian, Gloria and all the other waiting staff. In the kitchen there were four chefs led by  Marijose the head chef. We had a sumptuous meal and all members were delighted with the fayre. I feel sure that Bruno is a content manager to have such a united team at his disposal, well done one and all. Music and entertainment was provided by the marvellous Jackie Whyte assisted by Tom. It was not long at all before Jackie had them dancing in the aisles. The day started early but definitely finished late with the last souls leaving after 02.00.


The results on the day were as follows. NTP’s, hole 5 Nick Brookes and Terry Lambert, hole 6 John Aitchison and Alan Ewing, hole 7 Denis McCormack and John O’ Brien, hole 13 Mike Sephton and Philip Mountford and holes 11 and 17 Mike Stott and Jim Imrie. The prizes were then awarded to, in 6th position Mike Stott and Jim Imrie 67.8, 5th, Aideen and Frank Considine 67.4, 4th Gordon Montgomery and Clive Jenkins 67.4, 3rd Pauvla  Serakova and Grant Meekins 66.6. 2nd went to Alan Ewing and John Aitchison with 66.4 and the winners on the day were Denis McCormack and John O’Brien on 65.8. On behalf of The Celts I would like to wish all our members, friends and family, near and far a Happy Christmas.