MARCH/APRIL NEWSLETTER ISSUE No: 43 The GINS Website: www.ginsgolf.com
Thank you Bridget for organising the
Course Rep’s Phone
Captain’s Letter evening, everyone enjoyed it.
In April we will celebrate St. Georges Day at Numbers
all 3 courses but before those take place
I am very excited
the Banco Halifax Hispania (they have an
about being elected
office in Torrox Costa) are very keen to Anoreta
as the first Captain
sponsor a day for the Society. This will take Ellie Hughes
of the GINS from
place on Tuesday 14th April at Baviera. We 634881254
the fairer sex. As
are hoping for a good turnout so please make Available all reasonable
promised at the hours
a note of the date in your diary. Pic any better Ellie?
AGM I will try my Happy April Fools Day!
I look forward to seeing you all each week at
utmost to be worthy of the position. I
the various courses or at El Puente on a
feel we have an excellent committee
within the Society, all of whom are
willing to give their time and I would Baviera
hasten to add, a lot of their time, to be Roy Boutel
of service to our members. Captains Dinner dance a 634881265
March was a busy month, first the AGM fantastic success! Available all reasonable
hours Please text after
on the 12th. Although we didn’t have the Over 100 GINS Members partners & guests (Alt. Home Tel 686808590)
numbers we had hoped for it was an enjoyed a great night on Saturday 28th
interesting 3 hours with lots of healthy March at the Hotel Rural Almazana,
debate. Many issues were covered, and Frigiliana Road, Nerja. After a delightful
of course the old problem of insurance meal the hand over was made from Steve
was again brought to the fore. It is Colbridge to new Captain Rita McCracken Los
essential that members have adequate Moriscos
insurance when they play, if they are not Elaine & Tony
members of the Federation, they should Griffths
pay €1.50 for insurance cover when 634734352
paying their green fees. This does not Thursdays only
apply to players at Baviera, their green 9-11am
IF YOU WANT TO PLAY AT
fee includes insurance. LOS MORISCOS ON A FRIDAY, YOU MUST
The following week we had three PUT YOUR NAME DOWN ON THE FRIDAY
St. Patrick’s Day events, all organised PREVIOUS AT LOS MORISCOS, OR YOU CAN
RING THE REPRESENTATIVES AT ANY
admirably by the course reps. As the
REASONABLE TIME BEFORE WEDNESDAY.
Irish say, “they were a good craic”. To
end the month’s social activities the There is no other alternative!
Captain’s Dinner Dance was a huge
WHEN YOU WANT TO KNOW YOUR
success. The food was excellent, the ALLOCATED TIME FOR A FRIDAY THEN
entertainment good, even Graham’s PLEASE (if possible) RING 634734352
rendering of Delilah was worthy of a BETWEEN 9.00 and 11.00 ON THURSDAY
standing ovation. It was good to see
Steve and Annie again and we all hope The completed time sheet will be displayed
that they will be returning to Spain and at Axarquia Golf in Algarrobo and Dream
the GINS in the not too distant future. Properties in Nerja on Wednesdays.
Music provided by Mark Peters and
Graham “Jones the Voice” Stevens
whose rendition of Delilah went down a
storm! Pictures:Past Captain Steve handing
over to Rita McCracken, Rita & Bill McCracken,
Vice- Captain Ian Paterson with Katherine,
Past Captain Steve with Annie, Baviera Rep
Roy Boutel with Thursday’s Eggs Organiser
Russell Dick, Graham “the voice” & the Girls!
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Jokes of the Month
A very pretty young speech therapist was
getting nowhere with her Stammerer's
Action group. She had tried every
technique in the book. Finally,exasperated
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETNG held on she said "If any of you can tell me where
you were born, without stuttering, I will
Thursday12th March 2009 at Torres have wild and passionate sex with you
de San Juan, Nerja at 6– 7.45pm until your muscles ache and your eyes
Results of debate & voting on proposals: water." The Englishman piped up.
Proposal A – To change Article 8 Clause 2 of the statutes to read – Full Members must be "B-b-b-b-b-b-b-irmingham", he said.
resident of the EEC or hold Spanish Residencia and EITHER be a current member of the "That's no use, Trevor" said the speech
Andalucian Golf Federation OR HAVE PROPER AND EFFECTIVE PUBLIC therapist, "Who's next ?"
LIABILITY INSURANCE. The Scotsman raised his hand and blurted
Voting : For – 57, Against – 6 ,This proposal was therefore passed out "P-p-p-p-p-p-p-p-p-aisley".
That's no better, Hamish.
Proposal B – To introduce a match fee for GINS Competitions How about you, Paddy ?
Voting: For – 9, Against – 73, This proposal was therefore rejected The Irishman took a deep breath and
eventually blurted out " London".
Proposal C – The winner of any competition with a score less than the course Stableford Brilliant, Paddy! said the speech therapist
will automatically be pulled 2 shots. and immediately set about living up to her
Voting: For – 20, Against – 62, This proposal was therefore rejected promise. After 15 minutes of exceptionally
steamy sex, the couple paused for breath
Proposal D - To close the bank account at Unicaja Bank. and Paddy said "-d-d-d-d-d-d-d-d-erry".
Voting: For – 81, Against – 1, This proposal was therefore passed It's amazing how a golfer who never
helps out around the house will replace
Gins Committee “It’ll never happen to his divots, repair his ball marks, and rake
his sand traps.
2009-10 me …” A good golf partner is one who's always
slightly worse than you are....that's why
Captain: Rita McCracken but as thousands I get so many calls to play with friends.
of golfers have Golf balls are like eggs. They're white.
Vice Captain: Ian Paterson
They're sold by the dozen. And you need
Past Captain: Steve Colbridge experienced, it can
to buy fresh ones each week.
Deputised by Mike Elsey happen to you! Hazards attract; fairways repel.
Secretary: Judy Howard Golf can be a dangerous game, and Every time a golfer makes a birdie, he
Handicaps: Peter Thompson with equipment so expensive the must subsequently make two triple bo-
geys to restore the fundamental equilib-
Membership: Kate Mason sensible thing to do rium of the universe.
Treasurer: Sam Rose is to have golf insurance.
Social Sec: Bridget Lloyd–
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EL PUENTE MEAL & PRIZEGIVING
WEDNESDAY 22nd APRIL 7.30PM
ALL PRIZE WINNERS MUST BE
PRESENT TO RECEIVE THEIR PRIZE
Menu St Patrick’s day 17th March 09 Anoreta Ladies & Gents 2008-9
Tomato Soup (a) saw the climax of the Baviera Medal Knock-out
Chicken Soup (b) Ladies & Gents 2008-9 Medal KO
Ladies: Winner Beverley Jackson,
Estofado (Meat & Potato Soup) (c) Gents: Alan Jones (13) runner up Lyn Mcallister
***** Runner up Graham Stevens (9).
Hake fillet with chips & Salad (d) (Alan won 2 and 1)
Pork Chop with chips & salad (e)
Small Kebabs of chicken, chips and
Losing semi- finalists: Kate Mason &
Ice Cream (g)
The Losing Semi finalists were Roy
Crème Caramel (h) Boutel(10) and Clive Outram (28) Gents: Winner Malcolm Straw,
Chocolate Mousse (k) Ladies:Gill Boutel (14) runner up Chris McGowan
1 bottle of wine between TWO
Price:€12.50 per person including tip
Queries contact Bridget 952523390 Runner up - Rita McCracken (20),
the match was all square after 18 Loosing semi– finalists: Steve Colbridge
Numbers AND € by Saturday 18th holes with Gill winning on stableford & Dan Mc Allister
on the sheet provided at either points. The losing semi finalists
were Linda McKane (34) and Pat Pairs: Winners Dennis Pead &
Baviera, Anoreta, Los Moriscos
Lowe (22) Brian Hollinrake
or El Puente Runners up Ann & Steve Colbridge
Losing semi-finalists: Malcolm Straw &
APRIL ’09 APRIL Fools Day 1957 Glynne Thomas
& Allan and Bridget Lloyd- Edwards
the weeks ahead!!
1957: The respected BBC news show
ANORETA Results for Granada - Santa Clara
th Panorama announced
6 April Individual Stableford Monday 9th March - Individual Stableford
that thanks to a very mild
13th April Pairs Multi-Chaos Gents: 1st John Critchley (19) 35Pts
winter and the virtual
20th April Individual Stableford 2nd John Murrell (21) 34Pts
elimination of the
sponsored by El Puente Restaurant 3rd Ian Paterson (24) 33Pts (back 6)
dreaded spaghetti weevil,
27th St Georges Day Texas Scramble 4th Mike Cummings (11) 33 Pts
Swiss farmers were
sponsored by Bernard O´Brien Ladies: 1st Irene Ward (25) 30Pts
enjoying a bumper spaghetti crop. It
BAVIERA accompanied this announcement with 2nd Rita McCracken (20) 29Pts
7th April Medal (Stableford option) footage of Swiss peasants pulling strands of 3rd Jill Parker (22) 28 Pts (back 9)
14th April Individual Stableford spaghetti down from trees. Huge numbers of 4th Annie Curphey (34) 28Pts
sponsored by The Halifax viewers were taken in. Many called the BBC Peter Oram won the prize for the best gross
21st April Individual Stableford wanting to know how they could grow their score of the par 3’s with a total of 12
sponsored by El Puente Restaurant own spaghetti tree. To this the BBC 2’s Competition: Due to the rollover of the
28th April St Georges Day Texas Scramble diplomatically replied, "place a sprig of “2”’s of €74, the jackpot of €123 was shared
spaghetti in a tin of tomato sauce and hope by Annie Curphey, Gaute Egeberg and Peter
Los MORISCOS for the best." Oram – all received €41 each!
3rd April Individual Stableford
10th April Individual Stableford
- GET WELL to
7th April Match Play: Lady Captain v Vice
Captain Jean Bolsover
24th April St Georges Day with a meal to who broke her
follow There will be a visit to Bodegas Bentomiz
wrist 10 days ago between Sayalonga & Competa on Thursday
6th April - Las Gabias after the 21st May organised by Terry & Erica Oxford.
Bowling St. Patrick’s There is a limit of 22 places on this tour, price
€9 per person including wine & tapas.
celebrations in Contact Bridget 95252 3390 - take a look at
23rd April at Ingenio
Anoreta Baviera Los Moriscos
2nd Rain - no game 3rd Rain - no game 6th Individual Stableford
9 4-Person Team game -Three 6’s 10th Fourball Texas Scramble Overall Winner Derek Lowe (20) 37Pts
(2 best scores on first 6 holes, 3 best on next Winning Team : Alan Jones (13), Brian Gents:1st Jon Asbjornson (28) 36Pts
6 and all 4 to score on last 6 holes) Kearon (13) Catherine O’Herlihy (36) 2nd Brian Chewins (18) 34Pts
1st Glynne Thomas (10) Brian Ladd (20) Doug Auwkit (22) - 58.7 Ladies: 1st Daryl Paver (36) 34Pts
Pedro Dotor (20) Eloisa Sanchez (30) 104 Pts Second (winning absolutely nothing) Mystery Ladies Best Front 9 Denise Burke
2nd Neville Cousins (10) Steve Adams (21) Bob Blair (12) 2’s Competition: Peter Oram and June Critchley
Carole Alford (22) Desi McGowan (31) Stef Elsey 13th Swedish Medal
100Pts (25) Jon Rose Overall winner: Brian Wiggins (5) Nett 71
2’s Competition: A Family Affair (20) Clive Gents:1st Brian Fox (24) Nett 72
Deitmar Stec & Ingrid Stec both on the 2nd Outram (28) 2nd Malcolm Wright (21) Nett 73
16th St. Patrick´s Day Individual - 59.5 Ladies: Joint Winners Linda McKane (34)
Stableford sponsored by Dunnes Stores: Nett 73 and Denise Burke (36) Nett 73
Gents: 17th St. Patrick's Day Sponsored by Mystery prize. Best back 9 Gents Keith Thomas
1st Pedro Dotor (20) 36 Pts ct back Catherine and Cormac O'Herlihy
2nd Graham Moulton (22) 36Pts Annie Curphey and
Gents: Glynn Roberts
3rd Malcolm Straw (10) 36 Pts 1st Bob Blair (12) 35Pts
Ladies: 20th St. Patrick’s Day at
2nd Jack Lowe (26) 32Pts Los Moriscos Individual
1st Barbara Schmidt (26) 39Pts 3rd Alan Worthington (11) 32Pts Stableford The top
2nd Ellen Hughes (27) 34 Pts Best front 9: Mike Denny (24) 20Pts prize of a cottage in the
3rd Lola Montero (36) 30 Pts c’back Best back 9: George Reid (18) 18Pts West of Ireland (kindly
Gents Nearest pin Hole 9: Peter Thompson Ladies: donated by the West of
Ladies Nearest the pin Hole 5: Ingrid Stec 1st Stef Elsey (25) 34Pts Ireland Tourist Board)
Gents Best gross on par 3s: Malcolm 2nd Jill Parker (22) 29Pts was won by Bev Legg
Straw (10) 12 Pts (prize awarded to Brian 3rd Jackie Viles (4) 27Pts (13) with a score of
Hollinrake 14 points) Best front 9: Pam Warren (36) 17Pts 46Pts
Ladies Best gross on par 3s: Barbara Best back 9: Denise Burke (36) 16Pts Gents: 2nd Barry Alford
Schmidt (26) 14 Pts (prize awarded to Rita 2's Competition: George Reid 10th. Denise (14) 44Pts 3rd Mike
McCracken 15 points) adhering to GINS Burke 15th, Best dressed golfer: Tie Frayne (9) 43Pts back 9
rule that a person can win only one prize in a between Ray Craig and Roy Boutel Many
4th Keith Robinson (18)
competition. 2s Competition: Ingrid Stec & thanks to Catherine and Cormac for a 43Pts 5th Brian Wiggins
Peter McGrath on the 2nd, Malcolm Straw 5th splendid day!
(15) 41Pts 6th Mike
Denny (24) 38Pts Ladies:1st Linda McKane
(34) 42Pts, 2nd Pat Lowe
(22) 39Pts, 3rd Jill Parker
(22) 38Pts 4thGill Boutel
(14) 37Pts, Ladies:Best
front 9 Mo Worthington
28Pts, Gents:Best Back 9
Tony Griffiths 20Pts,
23rd Pairs Game - Medal minus Stableford
Ladies; Gross par 3’s
1st Peter Thompson (16) Medal nett 75
Elaine Griffiths – total 20
Sue Ball (27) Stableford Pts 35 Total 40
Gents: Gross par 3’s
2nd Glynne Thomas (11) Medal nett 78
Maurice Wilde – total 17
Ellen Hughes (27) Stableford Pts 33 Total 45
Nearest Pin Hole 3 John
3rd Anne Raper (20) Medal nett 77Brian Ladd
Critchley. 2’s Competition:
(20) Stableford Pts 30 Total 47 Bev Legg and Mike Frayne
2’s Competition: No 2’s today, a roll over 24th Combined Stableford Pairs
1st Overall - Clive Outram (28) and Roy both won €30, Over 80 of
30th Individual Stableford: us had a splendid meal
Gents: Boutel (10) 68 points afterwards
1st Malcolm Straw (10) 35Pts 1st Ladies - Rita McCracken (20) and 27th Anniversary Waltz
2nd Neville Cousings (10) 33Pts C’back from Pauline Pearce (36) 66 points Stableford Team Game
3rd Derek Santon 1st Gents - Mike Frayne (9) and Gil
(28) 33Pts 1st Team: Carol and Barry Alford and
Ladies: Richardson (18) 66 points Peter Oram with 81Pts, 2nd Team Karen
1st MayLiz Santon (21) 38Pts C’back from 2'sCompetition: Mike Frayne, Brian Nuttall, Chris Morbey and Mike Craig with
2nd Ann Raper (20) 38Pts Kearon, Glen Cowie and Linda McKane 77Pts
3rd Tina Belloso (36) 36Pts 31st Bonus Bogey Stableford Baviera 31st contd.
2´s competition: Ann Raper & Peter 1st Overall - Bob Blair (12) +5 2's Competition: David Viles Hole 5 and 10,
Thompson on 2nd 1st Gent - Brian Chewins (18) +3 David Miles Hole 10 and 15,
Lyn McAllister got a hole in one on the 2nd Gent - Lennart Ahl (11) +2 Mike Flint hole 10, Roy Boutel hole 10.
9th !!! 1st Lady - Gill Boutel (14) 0