LAST WEEK, twenty two members and guests of the Café Uno golf Society from Catral, played two rounds of golf over two days at Roda Golf in Alcazares, competing for the Fred Rich Trophy.
The first day’s play was a team 123 as well as individual Stableford scores and although everyone was keen to tee off, the course proved far more challenging than expected.
The length of some of the holes combined with a strong wind, made for an interesting round and some average scores, which were varied but not outstanding, the best being Stableford 32 points.
Day two was a different story altogether as the format was a yellow ball competition, giving double score for the player using the yellow ball.
Playing with the responsibility of not wanting to lose the yellow ball, automatically does something to the brain cells.
Although, it had nothing to do with the socialising from the previous evening, unfortunately, all yellow balls were somehow lost by the end of the round.
Only one team managed to keep it until the 18th hole, where alas, it met a watery end, which was better than the team of Steve Lawrence, who lost theirs off the first tee.
This team game along with the combined scoring produced a winning team score of 112. The full results were:-
Day 1: 1st J.Doyle – 32 points, 2nd S.Lawrence – 30 points. c/b.
Day 2; 1st J.Doyle – 33 points, 2nd D.Stewart – 31 points.
Best score over the 2 days and winner of the Fred Rich trophy was J Doyle with a score of 65 points.
2nd overall was D.Stewart with a score of 61 points.
Nearest to the pin winners were:- A.Newbold; A.Baines; J.Doyle; P.Jenkinson; K.Rennison.
2’s winners were:- J.Doyle; A.Baines; H.Hunter; B.Howie.
Day 1 team winners with 94points:- A.Newbold; H.Hunter; A.Baines; B.Howie.
Day 2 team winners with 112 points:- S.Hamilton; C.Pepperday; R.Pownhall; B.Wright.
Thanks were extended to Peter Smith for arranging this year’s tour, and to Graham Butterworth (captain) and John Pedersen (handicap and competition organiser) for their work in helping to make it a successful trip and finally, of course to Café Uno for their hospitality.