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The Grumpy Old Men of Los Gallardos


Almerimar Today Friday Golf

Greetings from God’s little waiting room, where this week I hand over for a report from our special correspondent, Shylock, the slim one.

6 August 2010 - We had 22 players taking part in our regular weekly competition at Almerimar

This week we played X x Y + Z (teams of 4, multiply two stableford scores together and add a 3rd on each hole). The weather challenged us a bit this week. It was very windy indeed.

…“The riddle has been solved; Porky has been to S.Africa to see the world cup without telling his papa Trucker Tel, he will be in heap big trouble when he gets his hands on him. The amount of sleepless nights Tel has had worrying about him. Now the Guardia will be able to call Interpol and tell them he has been found safe and well. Mrs Tel will also be back to normal now so Tel will be able to go back to his natural duties without the worry of Porky on his mind. As you can see Porky was snapped in Africa with his little fez and his vuvuzela trying to sneak back to his hotel bedroom in the early hours of the morning (the dirty

little stop out) we all know where he gets that from. We have asked Tel not to be too hard on the little fellow when he tucks him into bed tonight

and to read him a nice bedtime story and tell him how much he has been missed! That’s all for this week...

Monday 2nd August Temperatures in the high 30’s and no breeze, for the members Monthly Medal, made conditions quite testing. Scores, however, were very respectable. The Ladies Division was won by Nuala Hare with a nett 70, second place was a three way countback with Sandra Edwards, nett 72 bbn, taking the prize from Linda King and Rosalie Fardon. The Gents Division was won by Gordon

Ross on 67, Andrew Markham was second with 69 and Tony Cordingley 72 in third.There were five gross two’s:Gordon Ross (2), Frank Varey, Sandra Edwards and Andrew Markham. Thursday’s Team competition, organised by Sandra and Peter Edwards, was teams of three with the best and worst scores to count on each hole. The format was not widely welcomed, however the scoring was quite close:-

1st Sandra Edwards, Frank Varey and Malcolm Sibbons - 72 2nd Linda King, Jim Budd and Brian Couper - 70 (bbn) 3rd Val Ross, Tony Cordingley and Robin (visitor) - 70 Visitors are welcome to play in the Thursday team competitions for a total of 30€, including green fee. Telephone Jim on 950 162 727 or Sandra on 950 069 438

The winners were Idris Browning, Vic Curran, Richard Cooper and John Flynn with a team score of 133 points. Last place and chocolates went to Jacqui Mays, Paul Weston, Mimmo Pettinicchio and Peter Edgington with a pretty good score of 118.

Marina Members Golf Club

Nearest the pin was on hole 5 and it was won by Hans Ooft with a

distance of 3.40m. Afterwards, as usual for the summer, we had drinks at the chiringuito. This week Rudolph Galliart bought the first drink for everyone as it was his birthday. Thanks Rudolph. You can see the full results at If you would like to take part in the friendly Friday competitions at Almerimar you can put your name up on the entry list by the pro-shop or contact info@almerimartoday. com.

Valle del Este Golf Society

With one of the quietist weeks we had for sometime, the heat is too much for some and others heading back home for a few weeks. The new style fairway cuts have certainly brought down the scores for the golfer who does not keep it on the short grass. Tuesday we played a team game with the best 3 from 4 scores to count; winners were John Haydon, Mally Roberts and Sytse Kuiper (a visitor from Holland)

Friday we had our monthly medal and the results were: 1st Mally Roberts nett 73 (gross 86) 2nd Mark Newall nett 76 (gross 85) 3rd Sean Halligan nett 78 (gross 86) We play every Sunday, Tuesday and Fridays at Valle del Este & visitors are always welcome. Contact Alan Townsend on 950 591 991 a least 24 hours beforehand to book a teetime. Enjoy your golf!

send your reports to editor@ soltimes. com

albox darts league

Pablos were winners of the Albox Darts league after a hard fought battle with Rumores, and Dave Babb from Rumores threw well in Semi/Final and Final to win Champion of Champion Trophy,with John Walker taking the highest finish trophy with a

130 finish.

The subsequent Albox & District Darts League presentation night was a great success. Dave Babb was a worthy winner he beat John Walker 3-1 in semis,and then went on to win

the final in good style by beating Peter Mackey 4-2. The food was spot on and entertainment provided by Matt Black - was great and I think every one had a good time at the White Horse, Cucador! By Mark Drew

special offer

green fee + menu 30€ from 1st August until 30th August 2010

only valid the day of the game

Restaurant Almazara Monday to friday 1pm - 3.30pm

The attached photo shows the Team from Bar Andaluz in Almanzora who won the Albox Dart League division 2 Spring season 2010.

Brendan, Pete, Steve.

Back left to right Jim, scorer of most 100+ for the Team, Frank,

Photo call was followed by a celebration with a pear punch

Front Jackie, Alfonso (bar owner), Martin (Team captain) Sue who received a certificate for a high checkout of 114.

supplied by Alfonso and his wife served from a large washing up bowl and frequently topped up with a variety of beverages. There is a rumour that the glass recycling container in the village was full by the end of the evening! Bookings Tlf. 950 47 91 76

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