Friday Golf Society - 2009


Overs vs. Unders - 13th March 2009

Restaurant Náutico, Almerimar

The 2009 Unders vs Overs golf event was a good day.


The first match teed off at 1.04pm which was my match with Amanda vs Alan and Doug. We had bought some tees and ball markers for everyone playing which were put beside the 1st tee.

Amanda and I had a storming start with a half on the 1st hole and then I chipped in for a birdie on the 2nd to put us 1 up. We went 2 up shortly after and certainly felt we were in the driving seat. As we had agreed for this event beforehand that the Overs men played off the red tees, it was quite daunting playing against Alan and Doug who can bat the ball quite some distance, especially Alan.

Alas, our lead was taken away from us on reaching the turn when the boys clawed their way back into the game. I was giving Alan 1 shot and Doug 3 shots which certainly made it tougher for us. On the 15th tee, Alan drove straight over the corner of the 13th tee where his ball came to land perfectly positioned way down the 15th fairway leaving him only a short short onto the green. Sad to say he put the next shot out of bounds Laughing. However, they still won the hole as Doug used his shot wisely and Amanda and myself found the water hazard.

Our match ended on the 16th with Alan almost driving the green and securing an easy par to claim their victory. After, we jumped in a buggy with cameras at the ready and headed off back to the course to take some photos and note the results from the other matches.

The result was finally decided on the 18th hole by the last match to finish. Jürgen S and Chris P v Frank and Wilhelm (pictured below).The Overs won it to make the overall result a draw of 5 all.


Here are the results:

Amanda & Jacqui
Alan Sl & Doug
4 & 2 
Derek K & Dermot
Brian & Joan
2 & 1
Walter & Isabel F
Barry & Jürgen N
4 & 3
4 & 3 
Sharon & John Wo
Peter E & Isabel H
2 & 1
Uschi & Peter W
Peter C & Herbert
1 up
Uli & Penny Roy & Traute
3 & 1
Lawrence & Hans Z 
John Wi & Joy
Rita & John F Cynthia & Pat
1 up
Jürgen S & Chris P
Frank & Wilhelm
1 up
2 & 1
Bryn & Craig
Mimi & Maribel


Nearest the pin
Hole 5 
Barry - 2.95m
Hole 9
Pat - 2.90m

We all met up again at Nautico restaurant for a meal and the prize giving in the evening. We took the laptop along and played back the photos from the day and gave a presentation of the final results. Well done to Barry and Pat for winning nearest the pins on Hole 5 and 9 respectively.

nearpinhole5 nearpinhole9

We had originally planned to present each player from the winning team with a bag of balls. A dilemma presented itself as the match was a draw. However, John Witham came up with a great suggestion to present the pairs who won their matches with the balls as the numbers of players were the same as if one team had won overall.

The meal was very enjoyable with a mix of starters followed by pork or salmon. The salmon was my favourite dish. Dessert was strawberries and cream. The only slightly negative aspect of the evening was the lack of wine compared with other venues we have used. Nevertheless we feel the event was a success overall.

For more photos see the Gallery.