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TORREGOLF FUN DAYS        






Following the very first 'Fun Day' at Escuela de Golf recently, it has been decided we will make this a regular attraction from November onwards.
So would you please note in your diaries the dates

and book to play by letting Kevin Hopkins know ...
at    hopkins.epsom@virgin.net

You cannot book on line
.
We may also arrange somewhere to have a (light) meal after the games.

The dates we have booked are ..
Friday 10th.November, 2017

the rest are 2018
Thursday 8th. February
Thursday 10th. May
Tuesday 21st. August
Tuesday 18th. December

with Tee times starting at 11.00

Please note these outings are in addition to our normal Events.
Remember its a Fun Day - for all - including Partners ...
so treat it as that and of course it will improve your short game and putting on this lovely par 3 Course.











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Course Closure ...


All members please be aware that La Peraleja Course is temporarily closed - will post again when open.













A LITTLE POEM




In my hand I hold a ball, white and dimpled - rather small.
Oh, how bland it does appear, this harmless looking little sphere.
By its size I could not guess, the awesome strength it does possess, but since I fell beneath its spell, I’ve wandered through the fires of Hell.
My life has not been quite the same, since I chose to play this stupid game.
It rules my mind for hours on end, a fortune it has made me spend.
It has made me curse and made me cry, and I hate myself and hope to die.
It promises me a thing called par, if I hit it straight and far.
To master such a tiny ball should not be hard at all but my desires the ball refuses, and does exactly as it chooses.
It hooks and slices, dribbles, dies, it disappears before my eyes.
Often it will have a whim, to hit a tree or take a swim.
With miles of grass on which to land, it finds a tiny patch of sand then has me offering up my soul, if only it would find the hole.
It makes me whimper like a pup, and swear that I will give it up and take to drink to ease my sorrow, but the ball knows… ........

I’ll be back tomorrow!














TORREGOLF at La Finca



Event 101 - TORREGOLF at La Finca Thursday 11th. January 2018.


On a day that started just great and perfect for playing golf turned out to be a nightmare with winds gusting up to 70kmh and that of course had an effect on the scores, with out of the 34 playing only 4 members managing to make more than 30 points. Shorts were not the number 1 priority for today!
So for the results of our normal Stableford competition were ..
The Full Monte in support of our football team CD Montesinos to day went to Frank Kinghorn who I think decided he didn’t want to be embarrassed and left before the prize giving so it went to the next lowest scorer, just 1 shot more, Kevin Robinson with 14 points!
Best of the new cards Malcolm Watteres and that now renowned TORREGOLF Mug.
Best Front 9. Con Moore 17 points
Best Back 9 .Matt Shirkie also with 17 points.
Overall results
Category 3.1st. Kevin Hopkins 32 points 2nd. Quinton Pegdon 31. 3rd. Gordon Roxon 28.4th. Paul Greenwood 27 points.
Category 2.1st. Mike Jenkins on a count back 2nd.Con Moore both with 28 points 3rd. Ken Holmes 26 and 4th.Roy Tennant with 25 points.
Category 1.1st. Matt Shirkie on a count back 2nd. Tony Robson both with 31 points 3rd. CorrenaAltoft also on a count back from 4th. Peter List both with 28 points.
Nearest the Pins.No one on Hole 3.Hole 6. Tony Felstead Hole 13. CorrenaAltoft and Hole 16. Peter List.
Our scratch card was carried over to next week at El Plantio where there is still some room if anyone wants to play our home course.
 
The photograph today of the winners taken in the late afternoon sun in front of the 1st. fairway outside the club bar/restaurant where on the day the Stuttgart Football team were on a winters season training break from Germany.











TORREGOLF at Bonalba



Event 100 - TORREGOLF at Bonalba 3rd. January, 2018.


Yes the New Year and a new course to play for most members and have to say what a great day it turned out to be with perfect playing conditions and temperatures reaching 25c. Numbers for the day were 24 who travelled up the A7/E15 to just north of Alicante to receive on arrival FREE coffee, a good start, which for some got even better with even the 40 points barrier being broken by 2 members so big cuts taking place for Geoff Ashton and David Altoft.
No other memorable things to add other than and witnessed by 8 members, yes El Presidente teeing off the 18th. which is over water, doing a Dam Buster tee shot with 5 bumps on water and making the fairway and even finishing up with a point!
So the results...... firstly The Full Monte in support of our football team CD Montesinos who go into the new year in 6th. place in their Valencian League to another football man and joining us for the 1st.time Malcolm Watters a Director of Montrose FC up in bonny Scotland. Sure you will do better next time Malcolm but welcome to the Club.
Best Front 9 and also Best back 9. David Altoft with 21 and 20 points lucky on the back 9 because it was on count back from 2 others.
Nearest the pins Hole 4. Peter List Hole. 8 Mike Jenkins who also had Hole 14 and Hole 11. Preston Ives
The results for our normal Stableford Competiton, today in 2 Categories
Category 1. 1st. Geoff Ashton 40 points 2nd. Spencer Andrews 36 3rd. Jim Imrie with 33 and 4th. on c/b Keith Smith 32 points
Category 2. 1st. David Altoft 41 2nd. Mike Jenkins 35 3rd. Pete Boon 33 who has since broken a collar bone....must have been celebrating with that score....but now has to be on the sidelines for a while, get better soon Pete. 4th. Mick Madra 28 points on a count back from Stephen Lowe.
Also, for reminder on Thursday 8th.February we are having another fun day at Escula de Golf, Elche with a meal after, so contact Kevin now to reserve a place. Details above this Blog.
 
Our photograph today shows the winners outside the Club House, sorry about the quality!













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