Torrential rain fails to dampen Valldigna Golf Society event

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VALLDIGNA GOLF SOCIETY’S event was in danger of being cancelled altogether if last Monday’s torrential rain had continued much longer, but snorkels and flippers proved surplus to requirements the next day as sunshine greeted the golfers and guests.

The breeze was a little strong, but the course seemed remarkably unaffected by the previous days monsoon conditions.

The golf did not disappoint either. Winner, Pat Bradden came in with 36 points, Sandor Rozsa was hot on his heels with 34 points and third on 29 points came Tom Smith. This months guest prize went to Swedish colleague, Pallas Jonsson with 34 points.

Six nearest the pin competitions are held each month and these were won by Sture Rydstrum Hole 3, Pallas Jonsson Hole 5, Stephen Forster Hole 14, Peter Nunn Hole 15, Steve Arnold Hole 16, Anders Larsson Hole 17. The two Longest Drive winners were Pat Bradden on Hole 11 and Pallas Jonsson on Hole 12.

Although the golf is taken very seriously, the Society days also have a fun aspect, so to celebrate the upcoming St Patick’s Day a prize was given for Best Dressed Leprechaun. This was won by Scotsman Don Cubban.

They also hold a popular Lost Balls Competition, where each player pays €2 to guess the number of balls lost and the winner takes away all the money collected. This months total number of balls lost was 65 but as no one claimed the prize it rolls over to the next game on April 18th, winner takes all.

Anyone wishing to participate in the next event on the April 18th, either as a new member or guest is very welcome to contact the Society via email at valldignagolfsoc@hotmail.com or call Don on 600 681 715. Full members enjoy special discounted rate for all their games throughout the year.

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