Friday golf was interesting this week for a number of reasons. We had a big field, the scores were low, two people had eagles, one person was injured and one person had a big birthday celebration.
We had 61 golfers taking part in a Reverse Waltz competition with two hidden holes to separate tied teams. The weather was very good for November. It was sunny with a breeze. We played the Classic followed by the back 9 of the Master Course.
The large field had me looking back in the records to see when we had other similar large groups of players. Our records only go back to November 2007 as before then Friday golf was being run by Sune & Marianne. Interestingly in November 2007 we had a group of 60 players take part over 3 years before the start of the society.
Sune and Marianne were two of the more recent organisers of a tradition of Friday golf that has been running in Almerimar since at least 1984. Previous organisers we know about include Peter & Joan and Idris.
We have created a History page on the site to capture information about Friday golf here in Almerimar. If you have information about how long we have been playing for bottles on a Friday in Almerimar and who else used to organise Friday golf in the past please let us know. We will then update the history page accordingly.
Now back to this week....
The winners with a relatively low score of 85 points were David H, Jim St, Uschi and Jürgen N (who only played the first few holes then had to retire through injury). Last place and chocolates went to Rolf, Klaus, Vicky T and Brian D. Luckily for Brian they were his favourite cherry chocolates.
Nearest the pin was on hole 17 and was won by Stefan H with a distance of 1.15m. Unfortunately he missed the birdie putt.
Well done to the 4 players who played better than their handicap. Larry (38 points), Ann N (38 points), John N (37 points) and Heinz (37 points).
Also, well done to Sune who had an eagle 2 on hole 4 on the Classic. Plus John Wo who had an eagle 3 on hole 14 on the Master Course.
After the golf we had the pleasure of celebrating a significant birthday for Marianne. Thanks to Marianne and Sune for all the drinks and paella.
Finally, thanks to Dermot and Frank R for being the Friday Assistants this week.