El Plantio 2 Golf Society
A total of 26 members, guests, wives and partners assembled for El Plantio 2's annual New Year's away day in Aguilas in the province of Murcia, for a three nights stay including two rounds of golf.
The first game, at Aguilon golf course in a stunning mountain location, was a difficult introduction as numerous gullies and water hazards combined to attract stray golf balls.
Before the start, 16 players were asked to predict the total number of balls lost during the round and everyone chose on the low side with the winner predicting 59 balls when the actual was 78 balls.
In third place with a Handicap of 15 was Alan Janes with 29 points
In second place with a Handicap of 16 was John Burke also with 29 points on C/B.
In first place with a Handicap of 26 was Alistair Douglas with 32 points.
Despite dire warnings from Lawrence Wanty that the second course at Lorca Golf Club wasmore difficult, the sweep estimates were still on the low side.
The ravines were much more numerous and wider, which did not help the shorter hitting members. Despite scoring being markedly better, a total of 109 balls were lost, by 17 players, with the winner of the sweep predicting 90.
In third place with a Handicp of 15 was Lawrence Wanty with 33 points.
In second place with a Handicap of 9 was John Wilby with 36 points.
In first place with a Handicap of 25 was guest Iain Lyle with a superb par-busting 38 points.
At the end of the holiday a big thank you was given to the organisers of the trip, Teresa and Lawrence Wanty.
If anyone would like to join our Society, we play at El Plantio Golf Clubevery Tuesday, Friday and Sunday. We use both courses - the Par 3 nine hole course and the main 18 hole course, so we cater for all abilities.
The membership rates are very competitive, so call for more details.
Anyone who wishes to play in the Society as a guest or join as a new member, contact Ian Henderson on 966 716 616 or 636 116 230. member 'Joker' competition. As conditions were a frosty 2 degrees on the course, proceedings were delayed for 30 minutes, which did not detract from the standard of play, as several good scores were returned.
Nearest the pins: Hole 2 – Dave Southwell, Hole 6 – John O'Brien
In third place was Allen Robinson and John O'Brien with 78 points.
In second place was John Burke and Mike Davies with 80 points..
In first place was Lyn Young and David Swann with 81 points.
If anyone would like to join our Society, we play at El Plantio Golf Club every Tuesday, Friday and Sunday.
We use both courses - the Par 3 nine hole course and the main 18 hole course, so we cater for all abilities.
The membership rates are very competitive, so call for more details. Anyone who wishes to play in the Society as a guest or join as a new member, contact Ian Henderson on 966 716 616 or 636 116 230.
Pictured directly below are (l-r) John Burke, Mike Davies, David Swann, John O'Brien, Lyn Young, Dave Southwell and Allen Robinson.