T.M.G.S. @ ALENDA GOLF 26/10/16

This course is not on our frequent visit list, but son could be, every time we play here they have made some very subtle changes and for the better I might add. Upon arrival we were greeted by warm hazy sunshine making it a perfect day for golf that is unless your name is Kjell Aasebo.

3Could it have been that we began from tee 10 or was that he was boasting about hitting great balls on the range or that he returned a nett 70 in last week’s competition, well any of the above could be the reason that his tee shot just managed to dribble of the end of the tee ( far short of the ladies tee and we all know what that means!) it even took him 2 more shots to pass the tree in the fairway ( 150m from the tee) but he did manage to score a point, well done Kjell. Let’s hope that you’re in the Vikings team at La Manga playing for the Viking Trophy.

Today’s results: N.T.P.’s Hole 3 T. Roed, Hole 5 L. Holmberg, Hole 13 A. Rixson and Hole 16. 86 years young Tom Jones who’s tee short finished just a few cm’s short for a hole in one. Tom was joined in the “2’s” kitty by John Hettrick and Lennart Holmberg. Our Best visitor was Cecilia Kinnerfelt 30 pts. Bronze cat: 3rd J. Dursley 33 pts, 2nd J. Hillier 33 pts. on L/H 1st Mrs G. Handeland 34 pts. Silver cat: J. Darowszeski 36 pts. 2nd Mrs. K. Alm 37 pts. 3rd J. Hettrick 37 L/H. Gold cat: 3rd D. Cranston 34 pts. 2nd G. Cromm 35 pts. 1st T. Roed 36 pts. Photo: Bronze category winners.

Full information can be found on our website www.tmgs.org or www.facebook.com/TMGSGOLF or call our secretary on 661 524 101


To celebrate our first birthday we held our first ever President´s Day at Roda followed by a presentation dinner at Las Ramblas.

With heavy rain, thunder and lightning forecast it was with some trepidation that we set off for Roda with our waterproof clothing and umbrellas to hand. We needn´t have worried the heavens opened and the Orihuela Costa flooded between the golf ending and the dinner starting, the organisers were very relieved.

President Eamon Reilly and winner John Dynes
President Eamon Reilly and winner John Dynes

With thanks to our many sponsors we were able to offer prizes on every hole, we would also like to thank Jose and his staff at Roda and Sergio and the restaurant staff at Las Ramblas.

In addition to the winners of the day´s golf a prize and trophy was given to the most improved player, congratulations  to Dave Windsor who deservedly won this award.

Winners of NTP in 2 and 3 shots were: Arnold Kernohan, Mick (the grip) Reeves, Ron Chaffe, Anthony Hare, Ian Lloyd, John Bryan, Paul Tooley, Brendan Mooney and Janet Bryan.

NTP hole 2 – John Dynes, Longest Drive hole 3 – Tony Pallant, NTP hole 7 – Ian Lloyd, Longest Drive hole 8 – David Hare, NTP hole 11 – Anthony Hare, NTP hole 13 – Brendan Mooney, Longest Drive hole 16 – Dave Adams, Best front 9 – Jim Coey, Best back 9 – Garry Elliott

2nd Guest – Mick Reeves, 1st Guest – Anthony Hare

3rd place – Arnold Kernohan  33 pts, 2nd place – Matt Finn  34 pts

1st place – John Dynes 35 pts

Our next event is at Riquelme on Thursday 17th November, guests welcome.  To play give your name to Eamon or bar staff at the Blarneystone


The usual format for Jimmy Scott’s Captains Day took place on Thursday with an early competition on the Par 3 course at El Plantio ,followed by breakfast and the premier competition on the 18-hole course.

The Society provided a very acceptable Bacon baguette between rounds and we moved to the main event with much hope. However, 27 holes in a day proved too much for most and scores In general didn’t meet expectations.

fullsizerenderPrize- giving took place at the La Marina Club in the evening where we were provided with an excellent 3-course meal with wine by Helena and her staff ,together with a round of drinks from the Captain. A curiously fun raffle game followed with much hilarity when people’s prizes disappeared from their table and were sometimes snatched back immediately only to disappear again.

All in all a thoroughly enjoyable evening thank you Jimmy ,Irene and Elspeth.

Competition results are as follows:

Gold Medal and Captain’s Trophy – Vic Smith  38 points Silver Medal Winner –  Carol Marriner Nearest the Pins – Alan Craig, Vic Smith, Mick Cook and Mark Pope

Par 3 Winner (on countback)   –   Roger Honey 25 points

Our next meeting is at BonAlba on 10th November at a cost of 40 E ,first tee 10.00 a.m.

List is on the notice-board or e-mail Alan Craig on a100ac@yahoo.co.uk.

On 2nd December we will have our Presentation Night ,and Elspeth will await you requirements as soon as possible, e-mail elspeth4mcd@yahoo.co.uk or 965077204.


Mar Menor on 27th October 2016.

For this month’s meeting a group of 22 players visited the established course at Mar Menor taking advantage of the excellent society deal obtained from Costa Blanca Green Fee Services.

The course was in excellent condition and there wer some good scores on the day.

The winning scores on the day were as follows:

1st – Steve Hanaway – 40 points, 2nd – Steve Davey – 38 points, 3rd – Neil Atkinson – 36 points, 4th – Rod Allen – 35 points

Nearest the Pins – Mark Singfield,Neil Atkinson & Steve Hanaway

Dog of a Day – Peter Leeds

Best Front Nine – Andy Jones – 20 points

Best Back Nine – Paul Warriner – 16 points

Football Card Winner– Brian Smith

After the game we returned to the Marabu Lounge, which is located at Pueblo Brava, Quesada for a welcome meal prepared by the bar and the prize presentation and we give our thanks for their continued support under the new owner Lorraine and why not pop into the bar and see for yourself..

Our next interim game is at Altorreal on 10th November 2016 and the next society fixture is CAPTAINS DAY at El Plantio on 24th November 2016.

Report by Mike Probert of Costa Blanca Green Fee Services on 966 704 752 or 661 345 931 or see us at our web-site at www.costa-blanca-greenfees.com.


On the last Tuesday of the month, El Plantio 2 Golf Society stage their dreaded ‘Medal’ competition, in which every shot counts. On 25th October, 21 members braved an overcast morning, but, fortunately, the forecast rain stayed away.

Nearest the pins : Hole 4 – Ray Housley, Hole 9 – Ian Henderson. 3rd Place – Handicap 9 – Martin Rickman Net 55 shots. 2nd Place – Handicap 5 – Ian Craig Net 55 shots on C/B. 1st Place – Handicap 6 – Ian Henderson Net 53 shots.

After a quick turn round and wash and brush up, 18 members and 17 guests attended the annual dinner and prize presentation at La Cosecha.

Awards for the competions were presented by new Captain, Rod Loveday and retiring Captain, John O’Brien to :-

Matchplay Singles Runner-up, Ray Housley, Winner, Ian Henderson. Strokeplay Singles Runner-up, Stewart Paterson, Winner, Ian Craig. Doubles Runners-up, Lyn Young, Mike Davies, Winners, Ray Housley, Ian Henderson. Consistency Trophy Runner-up, Martin Rickman, Winner, Ian Henderson. Gordon Abba Trophy Runner-up, John O’Brien, Winner, Ian Craig. Ray Baptiste Trophy Runner-up, Rod Loveday, Winner, Alan Janes. All in all, a very successful day for long term member, Ian Henderson.

If anyone would like to join our Society, we play at El Plantio Golf Club  on Tuesday, Friday and Sunday. We use both courses – the Par 3 nine hole  course and the main 18 hole course, so we cater for all abilities. The  membership rates are very competitive, so call for more details. Anyone  who wishes to play in the Society as a guest or join as a new member, contact  Ian Henderson on 966 716 616 or 636 116 230.

David Swann


 Firstly some clarification of last weeks Memorial Day trophy result. Although Doug Wright did have an individual total score of 45 points, as those who know the game will appreciate when a 2 ball better ball is being played not all of those points necessarily appear on the card of the pairing because the other player may either equal or improve on their partners score. In order to avoid any confusion Pete Dunn did score more than the remaining 4 pts in the teams score of 49 pts. Hopefully that clears up any misunderstanding!

On Monday we played a best 2 of 4 with all scores counting on the Par 3’s. The game was won with a very good score of 107 pts by the team of Rod Doel, Olga Douglas, Nick Campbell and John Dobson. Nick Campbell and John Dobson got the team off to a good start scoring 23 pts and 18 pts respectively on the front nine with Olga and Rod cementing that advantage with solid scoring on the back nine. The runners up on 102 pts were Geoff Biggerstaff, Pete Dunn, Alan Douglas and Doug Wright.

On Wednesday we played a Stableford game with a difference since we played from the yellow stakes rather than from the tee positions set by the course officials. This added some 200 metres to the course distance that we would normally play and with only a couple of exceptions the scoring reflected the added difficulty and obstacles encountered throughout the round. Only two players bettered par with Alan Douglas and Geoff Biggerstaff scoring an excellent 37 pts to win Category 1 and 2 respectively. The top 3 players in each Category were as follows:

Cat 1. 1st Alan Douglas 37 pts 2nd Terry Field 35 pts 3rd Jan Svendsen 33 pts

Cat 2. 1st Geoff Biggerstaff 37 pts 2nd Mike Mahony 33 pts 3rd Marleen Billen 30 pts (c/b)

There were four players sharing the 2’s Club rollover: Olga Douglas, Peter Radcliffe, John Dobson and Lindsay Forbes

On Friday it was the final of our Pairs Match Play Knockout competition with Doug Wright and Brian Dent taking on Bryan Neal and Mike Chapman. It was a pretty scrappy affair early on with neither team able to make headway and the match was all square after the first nine holes.

Doug Wright then found his rhythm winning the next four holes and Doug and together with Brian maintained the advantage to take the match 4 & 3. The majority of our members played the ever popular Counter Game where the number of scores is not known until reaching the next tee. The winners with a very good score of 92 pts were Olga Douglas, Terry Field, Ron and Yvonne Phipps. Whilst all of the team played well a special mention goes to Terry Field who had 9 birdies.

Mike Chapman