It’s quite a few years since San Miguel Golf Society has visited Bonalba course which is situated near the charming village of Mutxamel (pronounce that – if you can !!) on the Northern side of Alicante. I mention the village itself as quite a few of the day’s golfers may recall passing through it when they wereAfter a hopelessly lost – we’ve all been to the lovely Bonalba course on many an occasion but some memory cells are definitely starting to pack in.
A good turnout of members and a handful of guests had 10 tee times reserved from 10am for our regular Stableford battle across our 3 divisions. Prizes for NTP’s have now reverted back to the previous system of each par 3 being designated to a particular division with the 4th one being open to all players including guests – this seems a fairer way to evenly distribute the prizes.
As usual over the past few weeks, the weather was a bit breezy but thankfully it was accompanied by wall to wall sunshine which helped to make it a very pleasant day. The prizes panned out as follows with only one player beating par, a big “well done” to Keith Wraithmell.
The day’s results, in reverse order, were the following:
BEST GUESTS – 1st John Yates & 2nd Rob Stevens.
NTP’s – Bronze, hole 4 Ron Stenhouse. Silver, hole 14 Nobody hit the green, Gold, hole 8 John Humphrey & All players, hole 11 Mike Kaylor.
BRONZE – 4th Carmel McCann (29 c/b). 3rd Chris Hamblett (29 c/b). 2nd Phil Birtwistle (31). 1st Norman McBride (34).
SILVER – 4th Paul Wainwright (30 c/b). 3rd Theo Boelhouwer (30 c/b). 2nd Ken Flaherty (30 c/b). 1st Keith Wraithmell (38).
GOLD – 4th John Humphrey (32 c/b). 3rd Robin Eastman (33 c/b). 2nd Tony Smale (33 c/b) 1st John Osborne (34).
In the K/O singles comp. Theo Boelhouwer beat Ivor Turkington in quite a battle which didn’t finish until the 20th hole.
The “Abacus” prize of a fine bottle of wine was picked up by the lovely Mary Cleary whose golf game is going through a bit of a bad patch – at least when she’s knocked back the prize, she may feel a bit happier !!
Our thanks to the staff at Bonalba for their contribution to the day.
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