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13 - 19 December 2012 Costa de Almería

Big day for Cortijo Grande IT was a big day for Cortijo Grande Golf members when they played for the Almazara Trophy. The winner of the Almazara Restaurant sponsored event was Ursula Lade with 38 points. Second was David Hardy (37) and third Greg Ward (35). First division winner with 34 points was Juan Ramo Rubio, second Mike Picken(32) and third John Wardley (31). Second division winner was Juan Pedro Fernandez (31), second Bonifacio Gonzalez (30) and third Pedro Rodriguez (29). Third division was won by Robina Dore (35) second was Pat Hill (33) and third Barbara Wardley (32). In an earlier competition a rare eagle was scored on the fifteenth by Gunner Astheimer. This is not an every day event and not many golfers achieve this. Winner on this special day for Gunner was Carol Hardy with 31 points, second was Greg Ward (31) and third Barbara Wardley (29). All are welcome at the Cortijo Grande Golf course for the competitions.

Away day trip competition followed by dinner event THE 19th Hole Golf Society held their annual away day team competition at La Envia. Some steady play from Mark Danson’s team of Nigel Greenwood, Tony Slinn and Sid Walker saw them scrape home as winners with 60 points. John Haydon’s depleted team of Pete Dow and Zeta Denyer came a close second place with 59 points. Brian Lowden with 31 points won the individual Stableford, closely followed by Mark Danson on 29 points. Charlie Brookman took third spot with 25 points. The society held a Presentation Dinner and Dance at La Vida Restaurant, Cucador, with 79 attending. The two main annual awards were the Order of Merit and the

WINNING TEAM: Mark Danson’s team of Nigel Greenwood, Tony Slinn and Sid Walker. Most Improved Player. Brian Lowden took first place on The Order of Merit with 394 points closely followed by Roger Kaye with 386 points.

Most improved player of the year -going from a handicap of 20 to 14- was Terry Caddick. The 19th Hole G/S is now arranging weekly games at

Linda is FAB bowls winner The FAB (Federacion Andaluza De Bolos) Ladies Singles Championship was held at Cabrera Lawn Bowling Club, Turre. In the final Linda Lester beat Barbara Davies to become the FAB Ladies Singles Champion for 2012. Nine ladies from three local clubs in the area had entered the competition. In cool but sunny weather the first semi-final found Barbara Davies playing Doreen Hall, both of Indalo Bowling Club. This turned out to be rather one sided, with Barbara Davies winning comfortably. The second semi-final was between Linda Lester of Indalo Bowling Club and Sue Mannall of Almeria Bowling Club.

various courses in the area, with home course, played fortnightly, being Aguilon. More information: 610 340 653,

‘Grip it and rip it’

FINAL LADIES: Linda and Barbara.

CAPTAIN Derek Leonard's enticing title of the Roda 'Grip it and rip it' challenge lured a good company of Boxers members to take on the always challenging Murcia course. Cloud cover for much of the day made the brisk winds sharper and, with recent fine hollowtyning and subsequent dressing of many of the greens, this helped to make for a lowscoring day. Winner of the first division was Tony Harwin with 36 points. Second was Martin Fisk (34) and Steve Gilmore third (33). Top of the second division was Adrian Ball (36) followed by Henry Becket (35) and Roy Lewis (32) In the third division winner was John Kinch (27) and second Martin Allen (26). Boxers next meeting will be at Alboran on Monday for a Turkey Trot.

Better scores for Badgers at Macenas BADGERS Macenas


visited their

weekly competition. With a bit of a nip in

the air expectations of good golf were not high. But with temperatures rising the golf got better. Top score of the day went to Roger Whitehead with 42 pts. Second was Lynn Sefton (38) and Paul Adams was third with 37. Nearest the pins went

to Dave Wright, Barbara Goff and two to Richard Jones On Saturday Badgers were at Macenas. Top player of the day was Dave Wright, taking the honours on countback with 34pts from Rod Goff. Badgers Golf are holding a Boxing Day competition at Macenas

Golf, with visitors welcome to join. To enter, please contact Richard at Badgers on 950478525. Guests are welcome to join the society on both Wednesday and Saturday competitions and can book in either at Badgers Restaurant on Mojacar Playa or by phone on 950478525

Costa de Almeria 13 - 19 December 2012 Issue 1432  

News in English from the Costa del Sol. Costa Blanca North, Costa Blanca South, Costa de Almeria, Axarquia - Malaga East and Mallorca.

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