AWAY TRIP 2017
Report by Levante’s Captain, Roger Miller
Best Away Trip, Ever!!!
This year’s Away Trip to Murcia was a great success and the best one ever, or so many of our members said!!! There were 19 members and David Blakeley, a guest from Pego, who all enjoyed the great weather and none of the heavy rain that we experienced last year.
The first day was played on a new course to most of us, Villamartin, where the format was a four ball better ball competition with Tony Slipper & Robert Bedloe winning with 43 Stableford points, 2 points better than Anne Edwards & Ian MacKenzie. Robert achieved a 2 on the 13th hole for 5 points and he went on, over the three days, to win the Par 3 Charity Challenge with an impressive cumulative Stableford score of 32 points, being 6 points clear of Jenny Downes.
Thursday we returned to the La Manga South championship course, which was in excellent condition, but a tough challenge for many of us. Your Captain’s team, on one of the “easier” par 3 holes, all failed to score any points and, to add insult to injury, it is the famous par 3 where a 99 year old German holds the oldest golfer “Guinness Book of Records” for a hole in one!!! However, the ladies retrieved some honour for Levante with birdies on the 10th by Anne, 11th by Alyson and Donna on the final hole, which is a difficult par 5. The ultimate winners with 79 points, being the two best scores per hole, were the team of David Downes, Eric Edwards, Michael Harding & Robert Bedloe, who were 3 points clear of Jane Bainbridge, Alan Overton, Terry Saville & Keith Price.
The last day was at Lo Romero, one of our favourite courses with its signature hole being the 18th island green. The team format was a ‘Waltz’ and the winners were Tony Slipper, Jenny Downes, Michael Harding & Terry Saville with a score of 89 points, followed by David Blakeley, Eric Edwards, David Downes & Moe Farouky with 87 points.
Finally, I would like to record my thanks for Anne’s efforts in arranging the trip, also my thanks for the very able support from Donna & Robert. But, the greatest thanks must go to all the ‘Trippers’, who made the whole event so pleasurable.
The full results for each match can be seen by clicking the relevant icon:
Villamartin La Manga La Romero
Lo Romero - Runners up
Plus Birthday Boy and all the gang!!
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AND if you forgot the previous year!!! Then goto the “Previous Trips” page