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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 ...

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.


Course Closure ...

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


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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!


How would you like a mural for your garden wall or even your lounge/bedroom or maybe an oil painting from a favourite photograph then contact Mike Jenkins on the number shown in the image - for 100% satisfaction.


Presidents Golf Day
and Presentation Dinner 2018

Presidents Golf Day June 2018

This year the Event will take place at our Home Course El Plantio on Thursday 21st. June when the rate for the day will be a special price of 30 Euros including a buggy. There will be no walkers.

The results will take place at Pacos Rstaurant, Rojales the following Monday the 25th. June where there will be a Gala Dinner and Entertainment to dance the night away.
This follows the success of the one we had las year.
A menu and price will be available later.
Please let Kevin Hopkins know at .....hopkins.epsom@virgin .net..... c.c. myself as soon as possible, if you, with Partners/Friends would like to attend on the 25th June 2018.
We hope to have in excess of 100 attending on the night.
The golf day currently has a booking for 48 players and there are just a few places left, so if you would like to play book on line now.

Get booking ...


Mizuno Clubs For Sale

These Mizuno MX-23 irons 4 to Pitching wedge are for sale with 2 Cleveland Wedges Shafts all good (regular flex steel) grips in good condition.
They belong to Spencer Andrews who has asked me to look after them if any one is interested.
He is looking for 80 Euros or make me a near offer!
Think they are a bargin so give me a call 626774157.


TORREGOLF at El Plantio

Event 113 - Torregolf at El Plantio Thursday 19th.April

What a lovely day to play golf at our home course and today we had probably our largest amount of members ever playing yes, 49 and the course have to say was in pretty good condition but greens were in need of a cut being a little wooly. However none of this took its toll on the members and with over 200 Euros of prize money etc. at stake it was all to play for though there were some low scores with 4 members fighting it out for The Full Monte but in the end it went to Derek Cooper playing off 20 and scoring just 13 points. What can one say……….Just a bad day at the office.

Now for the rest of the results.
Nearest the pins:
Hole 7. No one! Hole 9. Martin Taylor Hole 14.Bianca Vieleers Hole 18. Mike Jenkins and on the Torregolf named Hole 12 4th.shot NTP Matt Shirkie
Best Front 9. Henry Dryden 21 points Best Back 9. Con Moore 23 points
Our scratch cards today and there were 2.
Martin Taylor with Bournemouth and Roy Tennant with Man. United.
With a large pot of money and giving a chance to all, 3 Categories with prize money for the 1st. 5 in eachto day.
Category 1. 1st. Con Moore 39 points on c/b. 2nd. Matt Shirkie 3rd. Ray Rumble 32 4th. Alan Gifford31 and 5th. Derek Beckett with 28 points.
Category 2.1st. Barrie Hopkinson 33 on c/b 2nd.Malcolm Watters 3rd. Mick Madra 31 4th.Kevin Robinson 29 5th.Stephen Rawlings 28 points.
Category 3.1st. Al Warnock 36 points 2nd.Henry Dryden 34 3rd. David Winder 32 4th. Gordon Roxon 31 and 5th. on a count back from Kevin Hopkins and Pete Boon with 30 points Bianca Vieleers.

Our next 2 visits here again are already showing El Plantio as a popular course with 44 playing on May 15th. and so far we have 52 down to play on Presidents Day the 21st.June all with a shot gun start. So if you havnt booked for the big day get your name on the list now. The results for that day will be held over till the following Monday the 25th. June where we will be eating and partying at Pacos in Rojales and for this one contact Kevin Hopkins at for a great night.

Don’t forget also that our football team CD Montesinos are at home this Sunday so come and give them support and get them back up to 3rd. spot in the league. VAMOS MONTE. Supported and sponsored by El Plantio.
Finally our winners photo on the Terrace at El Plantio, well some of them!

TORREGOLF at Altorreal

Event 112 - Torregolf at Altorreal - Wednesday 11th.April

Yes back to one of our favourite courses Altorreal however today it was not good. This is high season for playing golf and also attracts premium rates so you don’t expect to find a course where maintenance is taking place around the greens and all the lead ups to the greens are covered in sand and to the sides look as if they have been dug up with lumps of grass/soil/mud, laying about. Where we told, did they cordon off, ground under repair, reduce the price answer = NO. However this will be addressed!
The legitimate moan out the way lets now concentrate on the game which did predict some very low scores for our Satbleford competition with only 9 members out of the 31 playing reaching that 30+ barrier and there was certainly no one today getting there handicap cut! If only the situation had been like the greens, which I would add were fantastic then I have no doubt scores would have been very high.
So for the results starting with of course with The Full Monte and today went to Jan Anderson with 18 points. Well done Jan but let me assure you there were many others very near including Brian Coombes who last week came in with 40 points.
Best new carder to day was Dave King with 31 points.
Nearest the pins.
Hole 5. StepheRollings Hole 8. Joe Curran Hole 10. Len Cole and Hole 17. John Gregory
Best Front 9 Ken Holmes 18 points on c/b from Elly Van Himbergden and Best back 9 again on a count back from John Moore.Roy Tennant with 19 points.
And, of course now the Category winners
Category 1.1st. John Moore 35 points 2nd.Ken Holmes 31 3rd. Terry Sharley 30 and 4th.with 29 points Ray Rumble
Category 2. 1st. John Grint 35 points 2nd. Roy Tennant 30 3rd. Mike Madra 28 and 4th on a c/b from John Gregory and Stephen Rollings yes Joe Curran with 26 points
Category 3. 1st. Len Cole 33 points yes those new Calloway clubs your Son bought you for your 70th. certainly helped you today Len, well done.2nd. Alan Perry 31 3rd. Elly Van Himbergen 4th.Norman Dobson 28 points.
Our scratch card today with Cardiff went to Derek Beckett
The photograph of some of the winners on the terrace at Altorreal look as if they had a hard/cold day.
Never mind it’s El Plantio next week with a later start so should be a little warmer.

TORREGOLF at Vistabella

Event 111 - TORREGOLF Vistabella - Tuesday 3rd.April

I think summer is here and today was probably the as it was exceptionally good with no wind, course beginning to show the grass that goes brown in winter now showing some green and of course brilliant sunshine and a temperature in excess of 25 cent. Fabulous.
However it should be said that the recent rain had a slight impact on the condition of the new holes with mud slides but good to see staff out rectifying the situation.
With conditions great and of course those greens to contend with, it was good to see 18 members out of 33 playing, breaking that 30+ barrier.
Everyone should try the course when here but have to say direct price for members going direct with their membership card in high season leaves something to be desired and Management have been told. So be warned.
However, the results for our normal weekly competition starting with The Full Monte supporting our football club today went to a winner last week with 36 points Gary Carr-Smith and today 22.
Nearest the Pins : Holes 2 and 11 Jim Imrie Hole 7 Paul Cogin and Hole 15 Gordon Roxon
Best Front 9. Paul Cogin 22 on c/b from Vic Smith
Best Back 9. Again on a count back with 20 points Len Cole from Brian Coombes.
Our scratch card was a roll over this week to Altorreal next week where there are a few places still available so if you want to play one of our favourite courses book on line now.
Category winners today starting with Category 3 for a change and with 38 points and David Winder 2nd. Michael Madra 34 points 3rd. Peter Boon 33 and 4th. Len Cole 32 on countback from Gordon Roxon who today just couldnt sink a putt!
Category 2. 1st. Brian Coombes 40 points the 2nd.time in 3 weeks with 40+ and after a cut BUT now another! 2nd. Paul Cogin 38 3rd. Terry Sharley 31 4th. John Gregory 28 points.
Category 1. 1st. Jim Imrie 37 points and now playing off 4.6 2nd. Sverre Soneson who said at the begining of the day that he could not play off his HCP of 13 ….I rest my case …..36 points. Don’t moan again Sverre! 3rd. Ken Holmes on a c/b 4th. Vic Smith both with 33 points
Our best initial carder today was John Mitchell with 32 points welcome John see what you can do next week.
The photo of the winners today taken by Mike Jenkins shows all outside the club house on the green, green, grass of Vistabella note the clear blue sky at 15.00 hours. PERFECTO ...

TORREGOLF at Font del Llop

Event 110 - TORREGOLF at Font del Llop Monday 26th.March

After the gale force winds at the week end, 43 members braved what can be a very windy course, yes, the beautiful Font del Llop and with also that 1 hour difference it was not looking good. But we had words with the Caddy Masters office and they fixed it for us to have sun and a great day’s golf, even though it was obvious the gales had struck there with considerable damage to the Club House.
However to the golf, course in great condition though some of the greens were very difficult to judge with many having 3 putts on the green. So with 4 Categories today starting with those new carder members was 1st. Derek Sullivan 39 points 2nd. on countback Wim Ramakers with 34.
Category 3.1st. Gary Carr-Smith 36 points 2nd.Gordon Roxon 34 3rd. Andrew Barwood 33 and 4th. Alan Perry 32 on c/b from Mike Madra
Category 2.1st. Barrie Hopkinson 37 points 2nd. Ken Holmes 35 3rd. Phil Harris 34 and 4th. With 30 points Terry Sharley.
Category 1. 1st. back to the winners rostrum Ray Rumble 34 points on c/b 2nd. Peter List 3rd.Darren Holden 32 and 4th.Ole Rong 32 points again on a c/b from Jim Imrie
Best Front 9. Andrew Barwood 19 Best Back 9.on a count back from Gordon Roxon…..Gary Carr-Smith 25 points
Nearest the pins.Hole 3. Darren Holden Hole 8. Paul Fox Hole 12. Derek Sullivan Hole 16.Gary Carr-Smith and Hole 17. Ole Rong
Of course The Full Monte supporting our football team CD Montesinos who still remain in 3rd. place beating CF Torrevieja 3-1 away in Torrevieja on Sunday and today with 19 points Joe Farrell.
Finally the scratch card won today with Bolton Wanderers yes... David Winder. Today 23 members breached the 30 points barrier and our Photo today on the that lovely outside terrace that Font del Llop has some of today’s winners and either side you can see some of the course in its splendour .

TORREGOLF at Altorreal

Event 109 - Torregolf at Vistabella Friday 16th.March

Yes Vistabella today and good to see some green grass beginning to grow now instead of the bleak brown but of course the greens are still those greens we love or hate depending on how many putts one takes. Weather perfect in every respect with that valley wind coming through later in the day, however, it didnt appear to cause a problem to Brian Coombes who came in with 41 points or El Presidente with 4 blobs but a very nice 36 points. Other than that the scores were very average for Vistabella with only 10 of the 36 playing making that 30 barrier.
However on the lighter side good to see Dennis Clarke back with us today in his finery of the Payne Stewart dynasty and today in Green. Dennis, always a delight to see the flamboyant you. Vicky has a task on her hands to keep the colours going in the future.
So for the results of our normal Stableford competition
And starting with of course the Full Monte which resulted in one of the Category winners of last week Henry Drydengetting this with a massive score of 15. Well done Henry.
Category 1.1st.Correna Altoft 34 points 2nd. Dennis Clarke 33 3rd. keep it in the family, Vicky Clarke and 4th. Alan Gifford.
Category 2. 1st. Bian Coombes 41points sorry Brian the knife is out! 2nd. Captain Birds Eye and our Judge today Ken Holmes 30 points 3rd. Quinton Pegden 27 and 4th. David Altoft 25 points. Ah yes, must tell you this one have you ever seen a golf ball having been hit fairly hard on the green strikes the hole then jumps a foot in the air and falls back in the hole…..if playing with David, ask him to do it again!
Category 3.1st. David Winder 36 points 2nd.Robert Ridgeway 32 3rd. Kevin Hopkins 30 and 4th.BepBrouwer 28 not Andrew Barwood..Sorry Bep with the mistake when cards were checked and missing out on the winners photo ( will make it up to you when next down from Holland).
Our best of the carder category and yes only joining us yesterday, WimRamakers from Belgium with 31 points and receiving that prize Torregolf Mug. Must say it’s good to see our Club becoming more and more a true European one. May it long continue.
Finally our scratch card with Wolverhampton Wanderers Dennis Clarke.
No game next week…….give everyone time to get over Paddys Day and Fathers Day here in Spain so will see currently 44 members taking to the fairways/greens of yes the members favourite Font del Llop.
Our photo of some of the winners taken outside the Vistabella Club House look as if they are in the mist before the large down pore of rain received some 15 minutes later. Blame Ray Rumble he took it.

TORREGOLF at Altorreal

Event 108 - Torregolf at Altorreal Friday 9th.March

Yes I think summer is here…..
after the cold spell on and off over the last few weeks today saw 42 members arriving in Altorreal, Murcia for the normal weekly Stableford and guess what many actually arrived wearing shorts, so that says it all. Weather was perfect with the course in great condition however the greens were very slow which even though scores were high they could have been even higher bearing in mind also that we had most of the time to play off the white tees and yes a few moans from lady members or poor Gail who was very upset having also to play where the Yellows were. We love you realy Gail. Reason, as the weather had turned warmer Altorreal were re seeing the tee boxes. Must say did feel sorry for the ladies but also I also have to feel sorry for those old codgers who also had to play from the Whites.
Having said all that over 50% of those playing managed to secure themselves 30+ points.
It should also be mentioned that we had 6 guests playing who finished up joining TORREGOLF.EU having enjoyed the day and the company. Thanks Guys!
So for the results today in 3 categories plus the 1st. carders which produced a winner in the name of Brian McSkimming who had a fantastic score of 40 points well done Brian but you know what that means?
Category 1. 1st. Keith Smith 36 points on a count back from 2nd. Alan Gifford 3rd. Ray Rumble 34 points and 4th.KjellAasebo 33 points.
Category 2. 1st. Quinton Pegdon 38 points yes next week Category 1 for you Quinton 2nd. Vince Lannon 36 3rd. Roy Tennant 35 and 4th. Terry Sharley 32 points on a count back from Ken Holmes and David Green.
Category 3.1st. Michael Madra 33 points 2nd. Al Warnock 32 on a count back from 3rd. Gordon Roxon 4th. Henry Dryden 31 points on a count back from Kevin Hopkins and Bojangles.
Nearest the Pins:
Hole 5 David Green Hole 8 Jim Imrie Hole 10 Norbert Spaniol and Hole 17 Mike Jenkins who for his sins also finished up with the Full Monte with 22 points
Best Front 9. Quinton Pegdon 22 points
Best Back 9. Henry Dryden 19 on a count back from KjellAasebo, Keith Smith and Al Warnock
Yes, Captain Birds Eye, Ken Holmes had a hard day today when checking cards so well done Ken
Finally the Scratch Card and 20 Euros with Liverpool, Al Warnock
Yes a great day though has to be said some of the olduns had to take a chair to sit down for the winners photograph taken in lovely sunshine on the Club House terrace.

TORREGOLF at Vistabella

Event 107 - Torregolf at Vistabella Thursday 1st.March

Yes a great day of golf and everyone is now getting used to the new hole’s, though have to say there is something wrong with Hole 6. Stroke index 1…… way!, we had 33 members playing resulting in 1 Birdie, 13 Pars 13 Bogeys and only 1 member failed to score points. Bring back the old STI 1 now Hole 10, because Hole 6 is certainly not the hardest hole on the course. Course as usual in good shape and green grass is becoming to show so Spring cannot be far away and today we were even able to dispense with a sweater even though some wind did get up later in the day.
So now for the all the results starting of course with the Full Monte and our support for CD Montesinos who continue to go beyond the point of no return and after last week ends result of a 5-2 win now move to 4th. in Division 1. , and today it went to the new Lewis Hamilton won’t tell you why……… Gordon Roxon with 18 points.
Best Front 9. John Gregory on a c/b from Geoff Plumer 20 points. After the front 9 Geoff lost the plot with 6 points, hey ho, that’s golf.
Best Back 9. Malcolm Watters also with 20 pointsbut his wheels didn’t fall off.
Three Categories for prize money today and the winners in our normal Stableford competition.
Category 1. 1st. Jim Imrie on a count back from 2nd. Joe Sheehan both with 34 points 3rd. also on a count back WimVieleers from KjellAasebo with 32 points.
Category 2.1st. Terry Sharley 33 points 2nd. John Gregory 32 3rd. again on a count back Lindsay Dunlop 31 points with 4th. Mike Jenkins.
Category 3.1st. Malcolm Watters 38 points 2nd. David Altoft 34 3rd. John Stead 33 and 4th. Marion Spencer 32 points.
Lastly nearest the pins. Hole 2 Jim Imrie Hole 7 Ray Rumble and both Hole’s 11 & 15 going to WimVieleers.
Our Scratch card with Q.P.R. James Boyd.
Well done everyone now for another full house next week with 42 playing at Altorreal.
Our photo today shows some of today’s winners on the grass outside the Club House……
it’s not that cold Marion!

TORREGOLF at Font del Llop

Event 106 - Torregolf Font del Llop Wednesday 21st.February,2018.

A second week of low numbers with 24 cancellations. Not sure why when this course is always great to play and very much a favourite with members, maybe it was the weather forecast but no we managed it without rain or wind in fact we even saw some sunshine!, even if it was a little chilly, well it is February.
However, those that did play enjoyed a great day of golf with 50% making that magic 30+ points scenario. Course was in good condition looking very green on the fairways and greens playing fast most of the time and true.
So for the results with some shocks or should I say one, yes El Presidente who having been in the money winning frame over the past few weeks decided it was time to rethink the way he played and it worked getting the Full Monte with 14 points and 9 blobs…..what can one say?
Nearest the pins.
Hole 3 Tony Felstead. Hole 8 Roy Tennant. Hole 12 Barrie Hopkinson. Hole 16 Ken Holmes and Hole 17 Joe Sheehan
Best Front 9. Kevin Hopkins 19 points.
Best Back 9. Joe Sheehan 21 points.
And the Stabelford winners
Catgegory 1.
1st. Joe Sheehan 39 points 2nd.Geoff Plumer 37 3rd. Barrie Hopkinson 35 and 4th.Ken Holmes on a c/b from Tony Felsted with 32 points.
Category 2.
1st. Quinton Pegdon 37 points 2nd.Kevin Hopkins 36 3rd. Vince Lannon 30 and 4th. Alan Moody on another c/b from James Boyd with 32 points
Our scratch card and 20 Euros with Stoke City went to Roy Tennant
The photograph of all the winners with the wonderful backdrop of the course taken on the best Club forecourt you will find anywhere in this part of Spain.

TORREGOLF at Bonalba

Event 105 - Torregolf at Bonalba Wednesaday 14th. February,2018 .

Yes for Valentines day we were off to Bonalba with conditions for playing golf just perfect, however think the day affected a lot of members because we had 28 cancellations in the end which in that number has never happened before. Remember not to play on the 14th. February again!
However, having said that the conditions were great bearing in mind that Bonalba, 2 days earlier, went into High Season the course was undergoing severe maintenance to the fairways and was not in the best of condition for a high season cost and with the added problem of trying to keep the ball rolling slowly on the greens which were lightning fast, it was a difficult days golf but for many it still did not stop some high scores being recorded.
So for the results of our normal Stableford with just 2 Categories of winners.
Category 1.1st. Mike Jenkins 36 points 2nd. Derek Beckett 32 3rd. Hans van Wanrooji 29 and 4th. Ken Holmes 28 points.
Categpry 2.1st. David Winder 36 points 2nd. Kevin Hopkins 35 3rd. Alan Perry on a count back from Brian Coombes both with 34 points.
Only 2 nearest the pins won and they were holes 4 &8 both going to Derek Beckett.
Best front 9. On a count back from Mike Jenkins and both with 19 Points Brian Coombes and the Best back 9 also on a count back this time Alan Perry was David Winder with 20 points.
Our Scratch card was carried over and finally The Full Monte with 20 points Thijs Hoogervorst.
Our photograph to day show the winners on the terrace of the Club House.


Event 104 - TORREGOLF at La Finca Monday 5th Feb 2018.

After our last visit where the winds reached gale force today it was totally the reverse and while it was chilly we did have some sunshine to see 30 members enjoy a great day of golf even though many of the yellow tees where attached to the whites making it a very long day especially with the older members yes we should look again at the question of us ‘old uns’ well those that would play on the Seniors Tour playing the Blue Tee Boxes.
However, while conditions were perfect scores were unusually low with only 7 making 30 points plus. Those Yellows Tees!?
However the results starting with our football scratch card with Manchester United yes the one and only El Presidente and The Full Monte this week a lady member Bianca Vieleers with 20 points.
Nearest the Pins Hole 3 and 16 Mike Jenkins. Hole 6 Kevin Robinson and Hole 13 Brian Andrews
Best new carder Alistair Farquer 30 points.
And the winners of our Stableford competition in 3 categories.
Category 1.1st. Jim Imrie 37 points 2nd. Tony Felstead 33 and 3rd. on a c/b of 3 John Moore 29 points
Category 2.1st. Terry Sharley 32 points 2nd.Ken Holmes on a c/b from 3rd. Joan Curran both with 30 points.
Category 3.1st. Roy Tennant 32 points 2nd. Kevin Hopkins on c/b 3rd. David Winder both with 28 points
Best Front 9 Joe Curran 19 points and Best Back 9 with 21 points Jim Imrie
Our photo today with a slightly different angle taken on the La Finca terrace. “The Winners”

TORREGOLF at Vistabella

Event 103 - Torregolf at Vistabella Friday 26th.January,2018.

Yes back to one of our special courses for the first visit this year and of course for many of our members playing, a chance to see the extra 7 holes now added to the original 11 and what a day to celebrate this Event. 32 members arrived for a normally later start than normal and while it was fairly dry and overcast we were met with winds greater than those we remarked upon at La Finca 2 weeks ago and when I say winds more like gales in fact at times it was difficult to stand up when addressing the ball, wherever it was and this obviously caused some low scores and only 7 making that 30 point barrier we talk of weekly.
However, it has to be said we now have a complete 18 hole course that will test all golfers! and if you havnt played it get yourself down there and experience one of the best courses on the Costa’s. If there is anything that is not quite right it‘s going back on yourself to the next tee in many instances.
As far as the Slope is concerned be it white, yellow,blue or red this course has it spot on with regard to the distances and Slope calculations. Please note other courses, because most of you do not have it correct!
It is very important that we remember what all these Tee boxes are about and why they are there.
Well done Vistabella.

Now for the day and results starting with The Full Monte in support of our football team and Associates CD Montesinos / The Full Monte and today, to regular a player at Vistabella …Scotty, and yes with 12 points, sure it was the wind that caused this as he was looking a little paler at the end!
Nearest the Pins.Hole 2. now known as the Peter Kerr hole. Joyce Collins.Hole 7. Roger Hazeldine
Hole 11. Con Moore in his shorts Brrrrrrr!! Hole 15. Jim Imrie.
Best new carder Patrik Lundblad with 31 points winning that very treasured TORREGOLF.EU mug and he also won the Scratch Card with Coventry and 20 Euros.
Best Front 9. SverreSoneson 21 points and Best Back 9.Mike Jenkins with 22 points
Just 2 Categories to day for prize money
Category 1.1st. SverreSoneson 36 points 2nd.Jim Imrie 35 3rd. Ken Holmes and 4th.Peter List 28 points.
Category 2.1st. Mike Jenkins 40 points 2nd.Roger Hazeldine 33 3rd. Roger Twigg 30 points and 4th.Joyce Collins with 29 points.
2 Members failed to return a card.

Our photograph today show some of the winners outside the Caddy Masters Office and have to admit some look as if they have been in the cold others must have had a couple brandies in the club house and warmed themselves up before he picture.

TORREGOLF at El Plantio

Event 102 - TORREGOLF at El Plantio Friday 19th.January, 2018.

Yes today back to our home course with fantastic weather playing conditions for this time of year however the course was not looking in the best of condition which I was told was due to severe frosts over the past weeks also a lot of the tee boxes were under repair and it was very wet underfoot in places but as usual a lot of gardening had taken place with the vegetation being cut back for the new season and I was assured it will be tip top within 3 weeks.
However, it did not appear to effect the scores with over 50% of the members playing, carding 30 points plus. Now when one scores a massive 42 points you would think “well no one is going to beat that”…….how wrong can you be, yes, El Presidente was beaten by 1 point. What can I say!
So for the results
Nearest the Pins Hole one. Hole 9. John Moore Hole 14. Matt Shirkie Hole 18. Quinton Pegdon and on Hole 12. 4th. Shot NTP.TommyErixson
The Full Monte today was Malcolm Watters with 17 points
Best Front 9. David Winder on count back from Quinton Pegdon 22 points and Best Back 9 also with 22 points Matt Shirkie
The scratch card for 20 Euros today with Swansea Con Moore
Just 2 categories today for the 27 playing.
Category 1. Winners
1st. Matt Shrkie 36 points 2nd. On count back Tommy Erixson 3rd. Derek Beckett and 4th.Ray Rumble 34 points.
Category 2.
1st. Quinton Pegdon 43 points.2nd. David Winder 42 3rd. Gordon Roxon 37 and 4th. Brian Booton 34.
Today we also had the presentation of a FREE round of golf at El Plantio for the member who had the most nearest the pins during 2017 so in reverse order with many on 1, 2 & 3 wins
In3rd. place with 4 nearest the pins Tony Felstead, Keith Smith, Peter List and Bojangles in 2nd with 5 Con Moore and Tom Curran and the winner with 9……Yes, RAY RUMBLE.
We will continue with this prize in 2018 so come on everyone try harder and make sure the King of the Pins doesn’t win this year!

Finally the winners on the day on the Terrace at El Plantio.


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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