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Report by Levante’s Captain, Roger Miller

Lo Romero 18th island green


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:

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Villamartin                 La Manga              La Romero




17-10-11 villamartin winners-1


La Manga

17-10-12 la manga south winners


Lo Romero

17-10-13 lo romero 2nd flight (10)-1

Lo Romero - Runners up

17-10-13 lo romero 5th flight (14)-1

Plus Birthday Boy and all the gang!!

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Tony Slipper 64th birthday

lo romero 1st flight

lo romero 2nd flight

lo romero 3rd flight

lo romero 4th flight

lo romero 5th flight


AND if you forgot the previous year!!! Then goto the “Previous Trips” page

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