Torreblanca Golf Society Reports
On these pages we post each weeks reports and results, we hope you enjoy them.
Rio Real 21st December 2023
Our last game before Xmas on Thursday was played at the magnificent Rio Real golf course and we were kindly sponsored by Paul Watts.
On a glorious day with temperatures just below 20 degrees, sorry to all of you in the UK freezing your butt’s off, the course as ever proved a very very tough test with only 3 scores In the 30’s.
Our winner carried on his fine form and came in with a great score, winning by 5 shots and although we tried to cut him more he only came down 1 shot. With all the bottles he keeps winning lately you would think that would be enough but in the raffle back at the Red Dragon his wife won another bottle in the raffle, so if you want a few drinks over Xmas and New Year I’d say pop round to their house . The only thing they never won was the weekly football card but none of us really had a chance of that because Jill for the 3rd week running managed to win this.
Results from Rio Real
1st, Martin Fink, 38pts, playing off 18.2, now 17.2
2nd, Jonathan Furlong, 33pts, playing off 17.4, now 17.0
3rd, Gary Sparrow, 31pts, playing off 8.2, now 8.0
Nearest the pin in One, Hole 3, no-one
Nearest the pin in Two, hole 11, Martin Fink
Nearest the pin in One, hole 12, Gary Sparrow
Next week we are playing Mijas Los Lagos with the first tee time at 10.30.
Santana GC 14th December 2023
Thursday’s game was played at our home course Santana and was kindly sponsored by Don Crowley.
With the weather still glorious and still no rain the temperature were only cooled by a strong breeze which made the course play difficult at times, this brought the usual high scores for Santana down, well this was apart from 1 player who enjoyed a comfortable 7 shot victory with the rest of the field all closely bunched up behind him.
Results from Santana
1st, Jay Cochrane, 38pts, playing off 18.9, now 17.4
2nd, Andrew Dodd, 31pts, back 9 of 18pts, playing off 12.5, now 12.1
3rd, Bob Sawyer, 31pts, back 9 of 16pts, playing off 10.4, now 10.2
Nearest the pin in One, hole 16, Jay Cochrane
Nearest the pin in Two, hole 6, Andrew Dodd
Nearest the pin in Three, hole 10, Gary Sparrow
Next week we are playing at Rio Real with the first tee time at 10.30
Most of you should of received an email from John Yuill regarding membership renewal, please pay as soon as possible so shirts can be ordered etc, Bearing in mind the membership numbers will be limited in 2024
Santa Maria 7th December 2023
Our latest game on Thursday was played at Santa Maria and was kindly sponsored by Jay Cochrane who unfortunately couldn’t play due to work commitments but still wanted to sponsor.
After some overnight rain which is most welcome here in Spain due to the fact we are in drought conditions, the weather was back to normal on the day but the course was not in the best condition which showed in lower scoring at the course than normal. This made for a very close game with the top 5 within 1 point of each other and the coveted top 3 places all vying for Andy Hassall’s fine wines as prizes being decided on countback.
Results from Santa María
1st, Pauline Fink, 34pts, back 9 of 19pts, playing off 31.5, now 30.7
2nd, Ray Critcher, 34pts, back 9 of 18pts, playing off 12.0, now 11.6
3rd, Simon Waby, 34pts, back 9 of 16pts, playing off 4.5, now 4.3
Nearest the pin in Two, hole 5, Larry Byrne
Nearest the pin in One, hole 12, Phil Savage
Nearest the pin in One, hole 15, Ian McCarthy
Next week we are playing at Santana with the first tee time at 10.00.
We have now closed the entries now for the knockouts next year and the draw will be done next week and published soon after.