THE Members Golf Society (TMGS) decided on an hour’s excursion to the Alicante Golf for their latest golf day although finding it was a difficult as trying to locate a lost ball! However, it was worth the wait to arrive as it’s an impressive venue hosting an excellent course with the slight exception of a small amount of sand on the greens as a result of recent hollow tinning.
The higher handicapped players tend to suit the slower greens, but this day was an exception with the best scores being achieved by Gold category members and Kenny Hunter showed the kind of form that hasn’t been witnessed for a while. Fellow members teased him as he was welcomed to his new handicap and took bets on how well he would do next time out!
There are six par 3 holes on the course and two of them that really should be reached by all the golfers; unless, that is, if the water isn’t found on the way! There was no nearest the pin (NTP) winner on the very short 124m third hole, but John Hettrick did hit the short 12th and managed to make the putt for his share of the €48 in the 2’s pot. The other player to make a 2 was Carsten Landaas on the 6th hole. Other N.T.P. winners on the day were Joe Dean (hole 8), N. Williams (15) and Derek “I beat Joe Dean on the 17th” Sullivan.
The Society welcomed a couple of guests at this event and the winner was M.Ericsson with 28 points. Alan “Cuddly from Dudley” Rickers had the lowest of four players to take 3rd place in the Silver category with 32 pts. Treasurer, Alex Goslan was a solitary point behind to take 2nd place on a slightly higher handicap with 33 points from Graham Smith. Kenny Winton’s 34 points, off a nine handicap was good enough to secure 3rd place in the Gold category; 2nd was ”Viking” Carsten Landaas with his 35 points, but it was the aforementioned Kenny Hunter who led the field with 39 points.
This year’s anniversary competition will be played at La Marquesa on August 9 which is followed by a presentation meal in the clubhouse which is free to all members that take part on the day.
Call 661524101 and speak to the secretary for more information.