Unlike some other golf societies we have no home base, preferring instead to play as many courses as we can. Towards the South of our part of the Costa we play El Plantio, Alicante, Font del Llop, and Alenda. Heading North, we play El Bosque and El Saler. In between, we try our luck at Bonalba, Benidorm, La Sella, and Oliva Nova.
We generally play twice a month, with a summer break during July and August. We also have teams in the Summer and Winter Costa Blanca Leagues. These give members the chance of another competitive game each month, and to represent our Society.
The Committee is responsible for making sure that the Society runs smoothly, operates efficiently, and meets all its obligations. The current Committee Members and their roles are:
Gary Stone - President
Jordan Duffy - Captain/ Competition & Handicap Secretary
Martin Oddy - Vice Captain/ League Captain/ WebMaster
John Holgate - Treasurer
Viv Bacon- Committee Member
At present we have around 40 members and each game generally attracts between 20 to 24 players.
We are always looking for new players to come along and join in. If you wish to become a member, send an email to:
Can play in Society games, if there are places available. A €5 supplement will apply.
We generally play a stableford competition twice a month. There are prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd. The winner also gets a coveted Gold Star. All members want at least one of these and to see their name on the Star Chart.
Our best Senior gets a prize and a Silver Star. You have to be 70+ to have a chance of winning these. This category is very competitive.
To mix things up, we organise a number of team and pairs events.
Annually, we also have a match play knock out competition, a competition for the Captain's Trophy, and a player of the year award, based on a points earned format from their best 10 rounds of the season. There is also an award for the best Senior, known as the Barry Stone Brassie!
Although the emphasis is on enjoyment, all our competitions are played in accordance with the R&A Rules, and we have adopted, as far as we can, the Real Federación Española de Golf (RFEG) WHS Handicap System. To calculate and administer our society handicaps we use HandicapMaster, a leader in golf administration. Our local handicapping version of their software allows us to operate handicapping following broadly similar concepts to the WHS. It is an acceptable and recognised alternative handicapping system for Societies. A new member has to submit three scorecards from our qualifying competitions before a Society handicap is awarded. At the end of each competition the scores are entered into our database so that the results and revised handicaps can be calculated and published.
License to Play
We expect Members to obtain the appropriate Federated Licence valid in Spain. This licence grants permission to play on all the Courses on our schedule and includes the liability and accident insurance required by Royal Decree 849/1993.
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