4 December 2023

The cooler weather with more windy conditions has continued. Whilst the Old Course
remains in excellent condition, we moved to Winter Rules with Preferred Lies from the
beginning of December.

Results from last week:
Monday 27 November: Men’s ACL Match v Villa Padierna (Home)

This was a closely fought encounter with San Roque eventually confirming a home win by the margin of 10 – 8. This takes us to 166 points in the League and a likely final position of 4th. Well done to everyone who has played for the Team this year. It was good to round off my final League fixture as Team Captain with an emphatic 6 & 4 victory with Norman Savitz.
David Steele & Andy Macauley, Ciaran Lally & Francis Payne and David MacGregor & Terry Young also recorded good wins.
I trust everyone enjoyed the chicken curry!
Overall, the League this year has been much closer between all Teams. A few matches still to be played, but it looks like only 16.5 points will separate 5th and 10th place. This must bode well for the future!


Tuesday 28 November: Midweek Competition – Stableford

First: Paul Stevenson (38 points)
Second: Keith Vince (36 points)
Third: Andrew Rogers (34 points)
Fourth: David Tyler (33 points)
Fifth: Stuart Burrell (33 points, on handicap)
Twos: David MacGregor (2), Matt Charlesworth
Nearest the Pin on Hole 12: David MacGregor (nearly an ace!)
Best Gross: Keith Vince (74)
Tissue: George Watson (23 points)
Thank you to Gary for doing the Start List and Results.
It should be noted that Keith Vince would probably have carded 39 points if the wind had not blown his birdie putt on the 9th green off the putting surface into the water!


Thursday 30 November: Midweek Competition – Stableford

First: Terry Young (37 points)
Second: Jon Barber (37 points, on handicap)
Third: David Steele (35 points)
Fourth: Matt Charlesworth (35 points, on handicap)
Twos: Gary Ward, Matt Charlesworth
Nearest the Pin on Hole 7: Gary Ward
Best Gross: David Steele (77)
Tissue: Gwyn Owen (22 points)


Saturday 2 December: Ranking

Thank you to Abbeygate and Amanda Stanford for their sponsorship.
First: David MacGregor (39 points)
Second: Dan Bannister (37 points)
Third: Paul Holliday (35 points)
Fourth: Hugh Richards (35 points, on handicap)
Fifth: Ciaran Lally (34 points)
Sixth: Matt Charlesworth (34 points, on handicap)
Twos: Eduardo Martin, Jim Jenet, Matt Charlesworth, Paul Holliday
Nearest the Pin on Hole 16: Hugh Richards
Best Gross: David MacGregor (72)
Tissue: Francis Payne (15 points)
The updated top ten in the Ranking is therefore as follows:
1. Jim Jenet 84 points
2. David MacGregor 71 points
3. Duncan Quigley 65 points
4. David Tyler 64 points
5. Hugh Richards 62 points
6. Phil Fisher 50 points
7. Paul Ingebrigtsen 49 points
8. Gary Ward 49 points
9. Mark Squire 46 points
10.Paul Holliday 46 points


Course Information:

Old Course: All week the team will continue sorting out the areas of mulch and treating the poa grass and removing it by hand where necessary. Trimming and edging around sprinklers and drains will also be carried out.
New Course: The focus will be on tidying up and cleaning work. 

Thought for the week:

Many thanks to Gary for deputising whilst I’m away in London.

Looking Ahead to the next 3 Weeks...

Monday 4 December: Men’s Inter Club Match v La Manga (Home)
Tuesday 5 December: Midweek Competition – Stableford (Turkey Trot)
Thursday 7 December: Midweek Competition – Stableford
Saturday 9 December: Christmas Texas Scramble
Tuesday 12 December: Members & Staff Day
Wednesday 13 December: ACL Finale Event at Los Naranjos followed by
presentation evening at La Sala in Puerto Banus
Thursday 14 December: Midweek Competition – Stableford (World Series)
Saturday 16 December: Monthly Medal (63 Tees)
Tuesday 19 December: Midweek Competition – Stableford
Thursday 21 December: Mixed Santa Roll Up – All for Charity
Sunday 24 December: Christmas Eve Pairs Competition

Golfing Anecdotes:

Gary Player: “A strong mind is one of the key components that separates the great from the good.”