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And here's to you, Mr Robinson

The words of this 1968 Simon and Garfunkel song seem very appropriate.

And here's to you, Mr Robinson,

Benzler loves you more than you will know,

Whoa, whoa, whoa,

God bless you please, Mr Robinson,

Levante holds a place for those who play,

Hey, hey, hey

Hey, hey, hey.

The play list was full and Hans was on standby. BTW, we have now translated "RSVP" into Swedish to try and avoid late registrations going forward! So, Hans was not down to play. And then, on the Friday before, Merrick Robinson had to pull out. Hans was in.

Did he make the most of it? He most certainly did. He played really, really well. His winning score of 42 points included 8 gross pars and one birdie on hole 15. God bless you Mr Robinson.

RSVP. Reply if you please. Snälla svara.

Gold Star Chart 19062024
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Not taking anything away from Hans, but it was a high scoring game in general. 13 of 23 played level par or better. The second and third placed players also played very well and they also scored 42 points. It was the back nine that separated the men from the boys. 25 for Hans, 23 for Pankaj, only 18 for Ray MOT. What happened at the 13th Ray??


Ray lead a field of nine seniors. Ray only just squeaked it though. Martin Oddy scored 23 points on the back nine, but Mr Blobby visited his card on holes 5 and 9, otherwise?? Please note, there will be an addition to this illustrious group at our next game. Just what we need, more competition!

Silver Star Chart 19062024
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Hole 3. This was all decided after group 2 went through. Mick Callanan hit a superb shot to land just 3 feet past. Close, but tricky downhill coming back. You know where this is going. No birdie.

Hole 12. Not hole 14 this time. This one is much more difficult, and it plays a lot longer than the distance on the card. Ray MOT hit a 3 wood to 16 yards but Alan Linger in the very next group, hit his shot, straight as a dye, to 15. He did well to get his par from there. Notorious green.


We were all edging a bit lower and reworking all our calculations but nobody figured that it would be as low as 30. Dave Smith went as low as he dare, 32, not wanting to attract any undue comments or looks for being ridiculous. He was nearly right though. €45 will rollover to Alenda. As it will be the last game before we break for Summer, the sweep will be won regardless. If the correct number is not selected, the sweep will go to the person that makes the best guess.


There was a quarter final match played on the day.

Tony Bowers v Roger Miller (15 shots)

It was always going to be difficult for Tony given the number of shots Roger had. And of all people, Roger knows how to use them. He knows he can get close to the green without too much trouble and then his putting skills come into their own. By contrast, Tony had too many three putts, which made his task much more difficult. Roger stuck to his tried and trusted strategy, rarely put a foot wrong, and came out winning 3&1. He will play Viv Bacon in the semi's. Interesting?

This is a re-creation of what went on at the 17th.

Ryder Cup. Spanish Final. Oliva. 16/6.

First of all, apologies for not communicating this properly via the APP alerts and notifications. Operator error. All sorted now.

So, Jordan and Ray Gambrill played in this final last Sunday. They played quite well, but not well enough. Remember, they had to finish in the top three to get the opportunity to play in the actual Ryder Cup final against Team UK over the weekend of 22/23 June. Despite their best efforts, it was not to be. It was a good day, and they enjoyed it. The highlight was when their playing partner took out his binoculars to figure out that Jordan had a dropped a ball (free relief) one yard closer to the hole than he thought it should have been! It did cause some amusement. Yeh, right.

Anyhow, here is the final scoresheet. Note, this is the new online scoring APP, golfdirecto, that was used on the day, and is being used by Campbell and some other Societies.

And here are our boys ready to tee off. Well played guys.

Jordan wanted to stand behind the sponsors sign for some reason! He said he wanted to hide something??


Our next game is the final game before our Summer break. We are calling it Septuagenarian's Day at Alenda. That's because Captain Jordan will become a Septuagenerian on that very day. It is his 70th birthday on the 3rd July. We will play a normal stableford competition but we will have one additional NP, called the Jordan's Birthday Nearest the Pin, JBNP for short. Jordan will select the hole, and let us know.

We are hoping for a full house so that we can celebrate this milestone with him. Please snälla svara via the APP now, if you haven't already.

As ever, this game will be sponsored by Blevins Franks, International Tax and Wealth Management.


Licence 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.

As a general guide, resident Members should be looking to obtain an Annual Licence with handicap from their corresponding Spanish Regional Federation. In the Valencia Region the cost is €104.20. There is a one off joining fee of €15.

Non resident Members can also obtain an Annual Licence if they wish. If not, they should purchase a One Day Licence at each course which affiliates them to the Federation for that day's play. A One Day Licence costs €2.

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Unknown member
Jun 20

Great report Martin


Unknown member
Jun 20

Aaand yet another great report. You’re getting very good and ever more creative at this Sir.

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