Orba War­blers Golf So­ci­ety

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Wed­nes­day Oc­to­ber 31, at El Plan­tio Golf Re­sort, Au­tumn Tro­phy De­spite heavy overnight rain El Plan­tio was in a playable con­di­tion, there were some very wet patches off the fair­ways but in the main, it was good. The com­pe­ti­tion this week was the Au­tumn Tro­phy gen­er­ously spon­sored by Steve Cliffe, with some ex­cel­lent bot­tles of wine as prizes.

Tak­ing home some of the prizes and the beau­ti­ful glass tro­phy with a score of 35 points was John Daniels, in sec­ond place was Steve him­self with a score of 33 and in third spot with 32 was Chris Wil­liamson beat­ing David Brown on count­back, Steve found him­self with a cou­ple of bot­tles over so he awarded one to Bar­bara Pol­litt for man­ag­ing a four putt and was even­tu­ally bad­gered into award­ing the other to Arthur Sul­li­van for com­ing in fifth with a score of 30.

There were near­est the pin prizes on all four of the par three’s, on hole seven it was one of our guests, Stew­art Robin­son, hole nine, Mal­colm Monti, who also sank the putt for a two, Steve Cliffe was clos­est on the four­teenth and David French on the eigh­teenth.

Next week, Wed­nes­day Novem­ber 14 the War­blers are at Bon­alba, the first tee is at 09.44 so we need to be there at 09.00.

Guests are al­ways wel­come with a cur­rent hand­i­cap cer­tifi­cate. For more in­for­ma­tion or to book in con­tact Michael Tay­lor on 639 242 896 or “E” the mail Fix­tures Sec­re­tary and the Vice­Cap­tain. Al­tor­real Oc­to­ber 31 All 32 mem­bers and 2 guests man­aged to find their way to Al­tor­real, north of Mur­cia, with­out mishap, a rare oc­cur­rence as usu­ally at least one per­son ends up in Molina de Se­gura. There­fore, no fran­tic phone calls seek­ing direc­tions for the day’s or­gan­is­ers, but just so they could not rest on their lau­rels, tremen­dous con­fu­sion over buggy keys and how many had been given out re­lated to the num­ber needed.

With this fi­nally re­solved, all play­ers fi­nally took to the course, a course which in fact bug­gies were not al­lowed on (with the ob­vi­ous ex­cep­tion of the buggy paths) due to the heavy rains the day and night be­fore. With a va­ri­ety of clubs hav­ing to be car­ried across fair­ways, dis­tance mea­sur­ers then show­ing that the right club had not been in­cluded in those taken, a large num­ber of mem­bers re­gret­ted bug­gy­ing and wished they had walked. In ad­di­tion, for those that re­ally did re­quire a buggy the con­stant need to walk left them tired, with some 90­de­gree fair­way en­trances tak­ing place to­wards the end of a num­ber of rounds.

The very damp con­di­tions were a main rea­son be­hind the gen­er­ally poor scor­ing, with only three play­ers break­ing 30 points, but the course is rel­a­tively long set up and re­cently hol­low tined and sandied greens con­ trib­uted. Chris Ham­blett re­turned the day’s best score of 33 points, fol­lowed by Brian Mul­li­gan on 32 and John Os­bourne on 31, each win­ning their re­spec­tive cat­e­gories.

Re­sults, by cat­e­gory and in re­verse or­der were the fol­low­ing:

Bronze cat­e­gory: 3rd Mick Sey­mour (27), 2nd Char­lie Harkin (28) and 1st Chris Ham­blett with 33 points and the day’s best score.

Sil­ver cat­e­gory: 3rd Mike Kay­lor (30 on CB), 2nd Adrian Roberts (30 on CB) and 1st Brian Mul­li­gan with 32 points.

Gold cat­e­gory: 3rd Andy Shaw (30 on CB), 2nd Noel Bannon (30 on CB) and 1st John Os­bourne with 31 points.

Near­est the pins (balls spon­sored by Prop­erty Shop): Hole 5 Scotty Philips, Hole 8 Ivan Hanak, Hole 10 Char­lie Harkin and Hole 17 Wil­lie Fenn.

Aba­cus (spon­sored by Mike Kay­lor): Kyrre Skarsmoen (the true win­ner hav­ing not stayed for the prize giv­ing)

Best guest win­ner: Spencer An­drews (28)

Our thanks go to all Al­tor­real staff for their con­tri­bu­tion to an en­joy­able day. Next week we will be at La Ser­ena, then on fol­low­ing weeks at Mar Menor and La Torre. Keep up to date with all SMGS mat­ters by log­ging on to our web­site www.smgs.org or sim­ply give Cap­tain Tony Smale a call on 628 227 687.

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