On Friday 15th July Montgo Golf Society played a stableford competition at Oliva Nova for the MoJo Cup, kindly sponsored by John Costigan. John moved back to the UK several years ago but has continued his sponsorship of this lovely trophy ever since. Hopefully one day we will be able to entice him back to Spain to present the trophy in person, in the meantime we are grateful for his continued support and the excellent prize table he provided.

Oliva Nova continues to be in excellent condition, and with the recent rain showers taking some of the fire out of the greens today’s scoring was really impressive. In first place, and winner of the MoJo Cup, was our Swiss member Michel Grin with a terrific 41 points off 7.4. In second place, with a score that would have won most competitions, was Penny Barden with 39 points off 15.3. Third place went to another one of our International members, Wolfgang Schuster, with 38 points off 16.4, whilst John Day and Nigel Siddall, also with 38 points, missed out on the prizes on countback. 38 points and no prize, it’s a tough old school at Montgo!!!!

We also had three nearest the pin prizes, with Robin Thatcher taking the 3rd, and Arthur Burrows winning both the 16th and nearest the pin in two shots on the 18th. Arthur and Michel completed a good day by scoring the only 2’s on the day for Montgo balls.

Our next event is on the 29th July, when we will be playing a stableford competition at Oliva Nova, sponsored by Robin Thatcher. Guests are welcome subject to availability and a current handicap certificate, and should register by visiting the website ay www.montgogolfsociety.net and completing an online booking form.