THE TRICKY to locate Font de Llop Golf course, near to Aspe was the venue for latest meeting of the San Miguel Golf Society last week.
Thirty eight members and 7 guests made their way to the course on a lovely day, which became windier as the rounds progressed.
However members found the fairways a touch dry and clumpy, and the greens, which were in the process of being spiked, quite slow.
The day produced two very differing results in the two matches played in this year’s SMGS doubles match play competition.
Barry Roehrig and Kenny Reddington fairly easily saw off Ron Stenhouse and Paul Cobain 6&4, but a major battle was had by the second group of pairings.
The 20th hole was the decider in the match between Ken Flaherty and his partner Robin Eastman and the duet of Mick Roscoe and Steve Davis with the former finally winning 1up.
The day’s results were:
Bronze: 5th, Keith Stevenson (33 on CB), 4th Carmel McCann (33 on CB), 3rd Chris Hamblett (33 on CB), 2nd Marg Birtwistle (37) and 1st, with the best score of the day, Keith Wraithmell with 39 points.
Silver: 5th Mike Jordan (32), 4th Richard Cleary (33 on CB), 3rd Roger Webb (33 on CB), 2nd Steve Davis (35 on CB), and 1st Ken Flaherty, also with 35.
Gold: Ivan Hanak (31), 4th Ivor Turkington (34 on CB), 3rd Barry Roehrig (34 on CB), 2nd Jamie Rorison (35) and 1st Darren Hancock with 37 points.
Nearest the pins (open to all) went to: Steve Davis (3), Alan MacDonald (8), Ray Smithers (12), Alan Ewing (16) and Ivor Turkington (17) and the Abacus’ bottle of wine prize went to Ray Smithers.
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