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Newsletter August 2017 - La Cala Golf Club
Newsletter August 2017 - La Cala Golf Club

In the beginning

This photograph is dotted around the village shops but may not have been seen by all members. Really just to add to our archives, as well as being a gentle reminder of the changing world in which we live. La Cala de Mijas – as was.

Newsletter August 2017 - La Cala Golf Club

Not in the beginning but back in July Sylvia Robbins and Laura Thompson earned recognition for their exploits. Belatedly, this is now accorded them.

Newsletter August 2017 - La Cala Golf Club

Hope springs eternal

Thanks to the help of Judi Lentelink, Loraine Murphy, and Les Wicks we were able to produce a July issue thin on meaningful content but with a healthy collection of photographs, many with smiling faces and not too many sunglasses in sight! Incidentally, whilst on that subject, again, let it be known that there is now opposition from within family ranks. The culprit is grand-nephew Jack, just two years old, and appearing with his twin brother Felix below.

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What the editor hopes is that photographic support will continue through August, that the rain here in Hampshire will ease off for a rest, and that at least warm weather will still be available from September onwards when he is back in Los Altos and, who knows, perhaps able to play his first round since March 28th.
Meanwhile, to work.

Hot on and off the courses

Thus far the temperatures have been high but so has the scoring, some excellent performances indicating disregard for the elements or a new range of asbestos clothing. Competition began on the first day of August, a Stableford on Campo America. Such was the scoring that four of the prize winners suffered handicap reductions, as did “Freddie” Steele. Cut 0.6 to 13.6 but having to go home without the usual bottle of wine and face June’s wrath.

1st. 37 Lilly Lagerwerf (cut 0.4 to 18.3)
2nd. 36 Jill Davies (on handicap)
3rd. 36 Judi Lentelink

Past Captain James Reid is “doing the honours” this month so his easily recognisable smile will doubtless be appearing regularly throughout the month. On this occasion only three of the prize winners were available for the weekly photo shoot. Representing the feminine sex were Lilly and Judi. The latter being the one with huge sunglasses!!

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MEN
1st. 40 Alexey Vershinen (on handicap and cut 0.8 to 6.8)
2nd. 40 Geoff Thompson (cut 1.2 to 16.2)
3rd. 39 Cees Lagerwerf (cut 0.9 to 12.3)

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Cees minus James and all others entitled to reward

Friendly reminder

If you wish to enlarge any of the photographs just click on them. This may not work with “imported” pictures.

One notice

Members should make a note of two October dates. On Friday 20th management are organising a coach outing to Valderrama and the 11th will be the deadline for getting your name on the list. Departure will be at 10am with the return to be at La Cala at 8pm. What list you may well ask? The notice, with fuller details, is being worked on right now and will appear on the board when ready. This short paragraph is by way of giving you all advance warning so diaries of the interested can be kept free. The minimum number is 30.

The Andalucía Valderrama Masters will be the last stop on European soil before the European Tour heads to China, Turkey, South Africa and Dubai. It is sponsored by the Junta de Andalucía (regional government), with the support of the Sergio García Foundation.

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Hurdles to surmount

When “invited” to assume responsibility for this monthly commentary on club matters, and the word got out, it wasn’t long before a seasoned member advised me to avoid long words. One of the joys of ‘scribbling’, to which pastime there is a personal addiction, is the freedom to use all the lovely English language, and this does contain some long words. However, even though trying hard to heed the advice, one has been known to occasionally overstep the mark. A good thing to bear in mind is not to use words which cannot easily be spoken, pronounced mentally or audibly. It is fair to say that readers will not be burdened with two words just to hand. This will be their only appearance in the newsletter.
The previous record holder was “floccinaucinihilipilification” but this has recently been bested by a 16-year old schoolboy when talking about a form of lung disease caused by volcanic ash. Just for fun try getting your tongue round “pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanokoniosis”. Or perhaps not?
Also to be avoided are English idioms like “Bob’s your uncle”, “Gordon Bennett”, “Kick the bucket”, “Malarkey”, “Lame duck” and “At the drop of a hat”, anyone of which, whilst instantly understood by most natives, could cause confusion in the ranks of our other European friends. Think we’ll get off this subject or we will finish up a “basket case” !

Rainbow Scramble

Wishful thinking on the part of the organisers? You don’t see too many rainbows without rain? Anyway ten 4-person teams took to Camp Europa on Sunday 6th with some useful exponents in the lineup. As it happened the bookies’ favourites only managed third place whilst new names took the second spot. One assumes the Gardemyrs were guests?

1st. 57.4 Alan Jewett, Peter Bradley, Liisa Lindstrom, Matti Karnakari
2nd. 57.7 Maria & Gunnar Gardemyr, Corinna & Martin Dawkins
3rd. 57.8 Dean Moore, Derek Steele, Louis Lentelink, Laura Thompson.
Couldn’t have been much closer?

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Tuesday 8th in pictures mainly

Val Wicks, who is shy this time, headed the Ladies’ Leaderboard with an excellent 39(cut 1.2 to 22.9). Jill Davies 38 (cut 0.6 to 13.8) and Lilly Lagerwerf 36 were, however, ready to smile for the camera

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Centre stage and grinning broadly is Geoff Thompson, whose handicap has been in free fall almost since joining us. 41 points was his winning score, and saw him tumble 1.7 to 14.5. Life can only get tougher, Geoff. Good or bad Brian Farmer can always manage a smile and his 39 points entitled him to be happy. 0.9 cut to 15.9. Finally, in third position, just, was Andrew Park who is edging nearer to that single figure milestone. 38 points, better than handicap so cut 0.4 to 10.2. Tantalisingly close, Andrew?

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Members’ efforts recognised

Our Captain, Peter Edstrom, has received this nice letter of appreciation from Joan Hunt, founder and driving force of Cudeca charity. The sum raised is actually a bit higher than we at first thought. Well done all concerned.

“Dear Peter,It gives me great pleasure of behalf of everyone in Cudeca, to thank you for the wonderful donation of €10.548,75 raised for the benefit of Cudeca care at this year’s La Cala Golf Tournament.

The support of La Cala Golf members and club management is a very special relationship for us. The first donation we received was in 1994, and has continued every year bringing the accumulated annual tournament total to-date to €192.360. During the years we have seen the growth and success of La Cala Golf and every year our charity has been the proud recipient of the generosity of all members of the club.

It is a fun day for everyone and an especially enjoyable time as the benefit is used directly for the care of our patients, without cost, who are suffering from cancer or other terminal illnesses.

We commenced giving our special care in 1992 and the first directors of La Cala were quick to respond to our needs for support and funding. Now we are celebrating our 25th year and during the years we have cared for more than 13,000 patients. We are proud of this achievement which is shared by La Cala Golf.

We send our heartfelt thanks to all who retain the commitment to support Cudeca. Fond greetings and best wishes to all at La Cala Golf.

Sincerely, Joan”

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Captain Peter Edstrom, Susan Hannam (Cudeca) & Ken Flockhart

Pipped at the post by a point

 

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Our team pose pre-match

With the theoretical advantage of hosting the last Summer Mixed Interclub League match this year hopes in our camp were high. Two of our pairs weighed in with 43 points so full marks to Les Wicks & Loraine Murphy, Damien Murphy and Lilly Lagerwerf. Together our team did enough to finish convincing winners on the day – but just one point short of that elusive trophy. This went to El Chaparral but at least we were able to hoist the Runners Up award. This was our best ever finish in this very popular competition which will be enlarged next season by the addition of Marbella G & C C.
“Campo Europa was in perfect condition, a splendid lunch was served, and the view from under the canopy was the envy of the other clubs”. So sayeth James Reid, our organiser-in-chief.

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Captain Reid and his winning rival

Final league positions were;

26 El Chaparral
25 La Cala
19 El Paraiso
18 Atalaya
12 Santa Maria

Satisfied team members relax and enjoy their spoils.

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Damien & Lilly
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Peter & Kate

 

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David & Marie
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Les & Loraine

 

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James & Sonya
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Les & Sonya

 

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Les & Loraine
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Chris & guess who?

 

Woeful whu

Not only did “we” get off to a mournful start at Old Trafford, form we have maintained since, but a look at the season’s squad reminds one of an earlier piece on this subject. The names have changed but still stir a fair degree of incredibility within this long term fan. A traditional East London club should not have such as Lanzini, Kouyate, Arnautovic, Ogbonna, Feghouli, Masuaku and Haksabanovic? Decent enough players, and probably nice chaps, but really! Fortunately our captain, and longest servant, has a Noble name, and thank goodness for Snodgrass. There’s a real touch of old England.

Influx of females

Lady golfers of near and not so far descended on La Cala on Thursday the 10th for a new edition of the Lady Golf National Circuit, this one played on Campo America and sponsored by Lady Golf. Over twenty clubs or societies were represented by some 40+ players including 7 of our own. If you leave the results to one side it sounds like a well organised fun day. Welcome pack with glove and Lady balls. Halfway house refreshments. “Cocktail bar & open bar with gin & tonic” the entry form indicates but not its location or time slot. Presumably at the end? Tapas, prizes, raffle gifts and, for the successful few, entry to the 2017 National Grand Final.
There were two handicap categories, in the lower of which(Under 19.5) our own Kate Bradley’s 36 points earned her second spot, and a Ping putter, three points behind a lady from Guadalmina. Sonya Foster was 9th – 29; Laura Thompson 13th – 27; Isabella Rippinger 18th – 26. Interesting to note, and confusingly, the result sheet shows six players off 19.6 and upwards!!
Amongst the higher handicap players(Over 19.5) Loraine Murphy seized third spot, and a 56 degree Ping lob wedge, with an excellent 38 points, the winner being a lady playing off 40 ! Sylvia Robbins notched up 32 to earn seventh place, whilst Libby Robinson claimed eleventh position with her 23 points. The winner incidentally, was cut 5.6 so may not be rostrum bound for a while. Loraine can cope with her reduction of – 1.0 to 27.5

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Ping club winners Kate and Loraine

If, like Brexit, this has been difficult to follow, your problems are as none compared with the editor trying to unravel pages and pages of players/scores/handicaps/categories. These web site downloads also indicate the presence of male players in their own competition but that road is not about to be travelled. On the reasonable assumption that readers are not overly interested in how the ladies from Campo Talayuela or Barberan Collar fared, but are happy to hear of our heroines’ exploits, our case is rested.

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Newsletter August 2017 - La Cala Golf Club

Flavio and Lady reward the good with some goodies

Golden Ball

Little is known about the playing conditions or incidents of note, if any. Hard facts confirm a field of 9 teams competing on Europa on Saturday 12th. Very familiar names dominated the flow of wine bottle recipients and were;

1st. 153 Dean Moore, Alan Fotheringham, Kate Bradley, Seppo Jaarskeinen
2nd. 142 Alan Jewett, Pauline Hilliard, Margaret Fotheringham, Hans Lindeberg
3rd. 141 David Evans, Lilly Lagerwerf, Deirdre Whelan, Matthew Foreman(guest)

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World News

Suddeley Castle is historic, beautifully landscaped, once home to Katherine Parr and Thomas Seymour, and recently favoured by the visit of Ron & Jenny Chesterton, together with David & Hazell Gilchrist, albeit as a rain inspired alternative to Batsford Arboretum. Ron would have been in the picture but someone had to wield the camera?

Newsletter August 2017 - La Cala Golf Club
Newsletter August 2017 - La Cala Golf Club

Being a devout Tudorphile Jenny will have been in her element and might one day wish to visit us in Liphook where we have a 16th century Tudor Gatehouse, restored in 2009, at the end of the entrance driveway.

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Erling Johnsen is a man of achievement with a real zest for life. An all round sportsman now focused on golf and to a lesser degree pool, a party lover, global traveller, crab farmer, hospitable to a fault. Altogether a good egg, as we strangely say in English. He recently competed in the International Rotary Golf Championship held at the Bear Mountain Golf & Spa Resort in Victoria, BC. As if participating was not enough Erling stole some of the show with his Hole-in-One at the par 3 16th. 158 yards and into the history books just a few days short of his 85th birthday! Our exclusive pictures show him with some of his playing partners and then, rather more formally attired, at the presentation ceremony. He’ll love the one with the Mounties, as does this editor!

His prize was somewhat more than a bottle of wine. No less than ten thousand Canadian dollars of which part was immediatelyl spent on liquid celebrations with those around him, and later by a donation to central funds. Well done indeed, my ancient friend, but what about your amateur status now?

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Newsletter August 2017 - La Cala Golf Club
Newsletter August 2017 - La Cala Golf Club
Newsletter August 2017 - La Cala Golf Club
The hole now made famous

Zevende Hemel

It is not often that marital bliss is achieved on the golf course, but Campo Europa on Tuesday 15th., brought added happiness to the Lagerwerf household. Lilly has been on a bit of hot streak this month but it was Cees who registered the best Medal score of the day. Interestingly, although the finishes were close and some of the scores excellent, quite a few players failed to submit a card. No explanation for this has been forthcoming thus far. Can’t just have been the heat?

LADIES
1st. 75 Lilly Lagerwerf (on handicap)
2nd. 75 Kate Bradley (on handicap)
3rd. 75 Val Wicks

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What happened to Val?

MEN
1st. 70 Cees Lagerwerf (cut 0.6 to 11.7)
2nd. 72 Alan Jewett (on handicap)
3rd. 72 Mike Fisher (on handicap)

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Not sure why Derek is in and Alan/Mike are not, but it’s a smiley addition to this issue and editorial beggars can’t be choosers?

TV Star in the making?

Not being into Facebook or Twitter it is unclear how a video recently appeared on my screen showing our popular Golf Operations Supervisor being interviewed on the local TV channel. Flavio Papa, for it was he, acquitted himself very well, and in English too. He seemed relaxed, at ease, at home in the studio. How long before we see him in his own series? Surrounded by gorgeous young ladies, no doubt.

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There’s confidence for you

Lovable Louis Lentelink was captain of his 4 person team in the “Four clubs & a putter” competition, Sunday 20th. So sure was he that wine was to be denied his quartet that he left the score card on the buggy. Then, having picked up whispers that he might just be wrong, he rushed off to rummage through the rubbish bins in search of the abandoned paperwork. There were amiable calls for disqualification, or points deduction, but sensibly allowaance was made for his advancing years and memory loss. For which his team mates were truly thankful.

1st. 93 Louis Lentelink, Danny Rees, Margaret Fotheringham, Mike Robbins
2nd. 92 Brian Farmer, Chris Mueleman, Jill Davies, Mike Fisher (on handicap)
With quite a small overall attendance only two prizes were on offer.

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Newsletter August 2017 - La Cala Golf Club
Newsletter August 2017 - La Cala Golf Club

The peanut in my butter this issue has been Secretary Judi Lentelink without whose flow of little titbits, not forgetting photographs, the page count would have been even lower. Hopefully you can relax as from September onwards, Judi, but meanwhile many thanks.
Mention should also be made of Les Wicks who has very helpfully kept us up to date with pictures of the alterations around the courses, especially Asia. The trouble is that by the time this issue rolls off the Webmaster’s computer there will have been more changes. It is hoped to include shots taken closer to deadline but thanks for your efforts, Les.
In fact , just this morning, the 29th, have come more recent shots of Asia’s much changed 2nd. Yesterday’s torrential rain caused great concern amongst the greenstaff who feared the new grass might be washed away.

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Newsletter August 2017 - La Cala Golf Club
Newsletter August 2017 - La Cala Golf Club
Newsletter August 2017 - La Cala Golf Club

Two extremes

This picture is included for the benefit of John Crombie who, as is well known, is a lover of all things universal.

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There was to have been a second photo but it was eclipsed. Came out blank. Sorry John.

What’s your poison?

This is not a generous invitation on the part of the editor but refers to a recently endured article entitled “A Sober Analysis of Alchohol and Health”. The word endured is used because this was a piece both absorbing and frightening and which, at the end, one wished not to have read at all. Ranging from obesity to heart diseases, to cancer risk, and inevitably to dementia. The statistics, based on a widespread 30 year survey, don’t bear repeating here, but a 70m bottle of wine = 10 units and we men are supposed not to exceed 25 a week! Water beckons, but for how long?

Straw clutching corner

This will be a pictorial paragraph, if those two words don’t conflict, and is really just to work in a few photographs which caught the editor’s eye this month.

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Who said pigs can’t fly?
Newsletter August 2017 - La Cala Golf Club
Don’t often get close to a stork. Unless you are a baby?
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Or would you rather swing on a star? Be better off than you are
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Mike Fisher used to pick up his golf ball from the buggy like this. Some still try
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A little breezy here in Hampshire, in August!
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Young love
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Brexit? What Brexit?

Slowly dropping penny

It would seem that the Scorecard Saga is destined to run and run. Every week comes a further example of incorrect entries, despite the detailed and helpful advice from Mr.Handicap aka The RollUp Man. The latest story involves a member of considerable experience who denied himself victory on Tuesday, 22nd.,by playing off the wrong handicap. Rule 6-2b came into play, as one would expect, and he found himself not only disqualified, denied his bottle of wine, but also having his handicap cut by 0.8 to 19.5. One suspects he will not make the same error again.

David Wilson, visibly despairing, has asked the newsletter to again emphasise the importance of entering the playing handicap on your card, in addition to your actual handicap. To quote David “The best way to check that you have the correct handicap is by looking on the RFEG web site or, even better, by downloading the RFEG handicap app on to your smart phone(android or iPhone). There are brochures in the proshop and at the buggy desk with clear instructions as to how to download.”

Rumour has it

Sight of a young woman having coffee in her bikini or, re-phrased to avoid misunderstanding, having coffee in the clubhouse whilst attired in a bikini, has led to a few mumbles about dress code. Curiously not many male members have seen fit to complain? Perhaps Management are applying a less rigid approach? Hard to see Ashley chasing this rule breaker away?

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Away day at La Cañada

Thanks to Judi’s smartphone we are able to illustrate the report below, submitted but not edited.
“Eventually, 37 people travelled west to to meet up with Agustin and the team at La Canada.
We were offered a fabulous price for golf, buggy, food and a drink and were made very welcome.
The format was a soft bramble with couples playing together because this does not happen very often.
We also had 2 nearest the pins, the first group out led by Bob Gordon, set the rest of us a real challenge, but Cees and John Youngs were up to it and took away a bottle of gin each.

The results were very close but a 3 person team of Bob, Mervi and Hans won with 136 points.
Lilly, Cees, Flavio and Roy were second with 135 points (just one putt!!!!!).
Third with 131 points were David, Mary, Pearl and Mike and 4th were Kate, Peter, Louis and Judi with 129 points.
There were 29 prizes in all so the 6 losing teams were awarded 2 random prizes each.
Agustin made a short presentation and thanked us all for returning to La Canada and told us that we were the best group so far this year and that La Cala members were always welcome.

So please bear this in mind because Pauline and Vic are already planning 2018.”

America conquered

Judging by the best scores the Campo was there for the taking on Tuesday 22nd. No exact details have been forthcoming so it’s into “Peter Kelly’s Blues” mode. “Just stating the facts, ma’am”. Or sir as the case may be.

LADIES
1st. 37 Val Wicks
2nd. 35 Lilly Lagerwerf
3rd. 34 Dorothea Schmidt
No sign of any of the ladies come camera time. This has all the makings of a bleak report?

MEN
1st. 37 Louis Lentelink (on handicap
2nd. 37 Iain Macaulay (cut 0.4 to 24.1)
3rd. 36 Damien Murphy

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Damien was probably still in the shower when it came to posing time but his two seniors were on parade, as ever, sweaty shirts or not.

Another two prize day

One way and another this summer seems to have taken its toll on competition attendance. Two guests helped swell the numbers marginally and battle commenced on Europa 26/8 at the customary 0930 clarion call time. Play was not drawn out, the presentation afterwards understandably short, and pictures taken were in the editor’s hands 1500 miles away before some had drawn a line under their wine consumption for that part of the day.
1st. 113 Brian Farmer, Jill Davies, Iain Macaulay, Liisa Lindstrom.
2nd. 110 Sonya Foster, Kate Bradley, Vic Hilliard, Mike Robbins

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Mr. Reliable reports

Circumstances dictate that David Evans cannot complete his monthly consistency tables until the results of the last qualifying competition are known. This month they were out quickly and, despite being distracted by welcome visitors, David has risen to the occasion as usual and enabled us to publish whilst still new. Thank you, David.

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Newsletter August 2017 - La Cala Golf Club

The competition in question …

… was played on Campo Europa, Tuesday the 29th, and thankfully the threatened deluge never showed up. There were some jolly good scores in again. In fact, during the editor’s prolonged absence, standards seem to have risen. A glance at David’s figures show some remarkably stable records? The first three home in each category were:

LADIES
1st. 36 Lilly Lagerwerf (on handicap)
2nd. 36 Kate Bradley
3rd. 34 Isabella Rippinger

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Captain Peter Edstrom resumes his prize giving duties
but only Kate was available to share camera space with him.

MEN
1st. 38 Derek Steele (cut 0.6 to 13.1)
2nd. 37 Bruno Schaffer (on handicap)
3rd. 37 Damien Murphy (cut 0.2 to 12.7)

Special mention should be made of Bruno’s performance. To play better than your very low handicap is an achievement, It is nice to see you playing regularly in our midst.
Another observation is that since his retirement, and thus able to play more regularly, Damien Murphy has become something of a menace. In the nicest possible way, of course!

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First (r) and third (l) and well may they beam

Getting ahead of ourselves

Technically this wee report should kick start the September volume but as the European Pairs competition saw me at last returning to my golfing hobby, and it tidies things right up to date, please excuse the editorial license? Campo Asia was the venue, Saturday 2/9 the date. A lot of work is still needed on the course, and continues beyond the forecast date, but once the tidying up and prettifying is finished it should be an attractive and slightly less challenging track.

Meanwhile there were five prizes to be won and these went to:

1st 80 Liz McGuire, Rob Garner.
2nd 74 Wendy & Mike Fretwell
3rd 71 Kate & Peter Bradley
4th 70 Loraine Murphy & Martin Hornsby
5th 69 Derek Steele & Invisible Dean Moore

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Farewell July and August

Not too soon either! A protracted UK visit overshadowed by great sadness, trying circumstances at times, weather best described as changeable, no golf, little exercise of note and an extra 4 kgs to prove it. We are both looking forward to being back amongst friends at La Cala with better weather scenes like this en route

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and having seen HMS Queen Elizabeth as our ferry left Portsmouth. What a mighty vessel?

Newsletter August 2017 - La Cala Golf Club

A few weeks back in the usual routine and we will be jumping for joy like others.

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Meanwhile, to finish on a real high, comes this picture all the way from Canada to remind us of Erling’s wonderful success on the international golfing stage.

Newsletter August 2017 - La Cala Golf Club

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