Playa Serena - Thursday 24th Nov 2011
On Thursday 24 November 2011 29 golfers and 4 lunch guests took part in the first ever Friday Golf Society away day. We went to Playa Serena for an event that was sponsored by Poniente Golf Discount. The lead organiser for this event was Herbert with Alan helping Herbert. Also Sharon put in a lot of effort on the day working with Herbert sorting out money, scorecards and many other things.
Most of the golfers were picked up in Almerimar by a coach, driven to the Almerimar clubhouse to collect their clubs and then driven to Playa Serena. When we arrived in Roquetas it was overcast and soon the rain started to come down.
Luckily we had around 45 minutes to our first tee time and by the time we teed off the worst of the weather was over. Most of the players teed off to the sight of an incredible rainbow that hung around for hours.
Halfway through the round we had a drink and some tapas at the chiringuito on the tenth and continued our battle against the windy weather. Luckily despite feeling the odd drop of rain everyone got around the course just about in the dry.
We then had lunch and drinks in the Playa Serena clubhouse. The clubhouse was, as always, bright and well presented. We enjoyed a set menu meal and then went into the prize giving. As Herbert was the leader for the organisation of this event he gave out the prizes.
The 5 main winners all won a prize of an FGS polo shirt of their choice (one person could only win one of these prizes). The four nearest the pin winners and the winner of straightest drive each won an FGS key ring and there were a couple of Poniente Golf 100 Club bottles of wine given out in the sorteo.
There was some good banter on the coach on the way home. Particularly when Mr President had to give 5 euros to Lennart. It seems like the same 5 euros is being passed backwards and forwards.
A good day was had by all. Here are some photos of the winners.
|Best "scratch" - Sune - nett 27 points||Near pin - hole 2 - Robbie|
|Best lady - Mimi - 38 points||Near pin - hole 8 - Jacqui|
|Best man - Lennart - 43 points||Near pin - hole 11 - Lennart|
|Best front 9 - Mimmo - 21 points||Near pin - hole 17 - Isabel F
|Best back 9 - Mick C 20 points||Straight drive - Daniel W|
|Sorteo - Marilena||Sorteo - Kevin W|
You can see more photos from the day here in the Gallery.