The Hacienda del Alamo with its long but wide fairways and lovely kept greens was the venue for the Straight Down the Middle Golf Society's game on Wednesday 22nd February. It was a windy but sunny Spanish winter's day, which gave the 29 members and guests a testing game of golf.
Before this monthly Stapleford event's tee off, our very able committee hurriedly reorganised the draw and playing order because 3 members unavoidably had to cancel at the last minute.
At the 19th hole, as the players came in and the cards were scrutinised, it soon became apparent that it would be a low scoring game which disappointed the Handicap Secretary as he would have only a few handicaps to cut. Most of the members had problems with the long par 3's as the 2 Nearest The Pin competitions were not won.
Ultimately when all the score cards had been checked it was found that only 3 members had scored 30 or more:
3rd Pete Smithson - 30 points
2nd Mel Appleby - 32 points
Winner with 34 points Geoff Perry
The April game will be at our home course of Camposol on April 26th.
The Society is always ready to welcome new members. For details please email