The Saccone & Speed Trophy

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The third event of the 2019-20 Med Golf season for the Saccone & Speed Trophy was held at the Rio Real Golf course in Marbella.

The course had recovered well from the heavy rain 2 days prior to the event and there were very few wet patches. However, buggies were not allowed onto the fairways so players found themselves on the course for longer than normal and with much more exercise than they had planned for. Nevertheless, the weather held out and all went well on the day.  

Steve Munns was Champion of the day, winner of the Saccone & Speed Trophy, a £150 voucher redeemable at Cohen and Massias, jewellers and agents for Tag Heuer, and a coveted Winner’s shirt that qualifies him for the Med Golf Masters at San Roque Club in July. Steve scored a very fine 37 points off handicap 11, six points clear of his nearest rival.

Steve also won the best pair alongside Damian White with a combined score of 66 points. 

The best gross score of 78 was posted by Matthew Bruce-Smith, handicap 0. Matthew was also the Category 1 winner with 31 points beating Louis Calvente (12.6) and Joe Sanchez (12.8) – also with 31 points – on handicap. 

The best senior with a score of 32 points was Peter Yeoman. Peter was also the Category 3 winner as recorded below.

Richard Atkinson had the longest drive and the best gross on the Par 3s was level par scored by Mike Cowburn. Les Housley won the best dressed golfer – best in show! 

Our handicap category prizes were won as follows:

Category 1 (handicaps 0 to 13): The winner was Matthew Bruce-Smith who won entry into the Med Golf Masters and the coveted Med Golf Masters shirt as well as a set of balls and tees. 

Category 2 (handicaps 14 to 21):  In spite of a series of handicap cuts earned for previous good scores, especially as the Champion of the day at the last event, David Murphy won Category 2 with 31 points. As he was already qualified for the Med Golf Masters, David won a set of golf balls and tees and a 40€ Med Golf voucher.  

Category 3 (handicap 22 to 30): The winner was Peter Yeoman with a score of 32 points. Peter qualifies for the Masters and wins the coveted Masters Shirt as well as the golf ball and tee pack. 

Nearest the pin winners were: Matthew Robinson, Louis Calvente, Matthew Warner and Mike Cowburn. Nearest to the pin in 2 on a par 4 was Andrew Brown and Chris Warren was nearest to the pin in 3 on a par 5. 

The prizes were presented by Med Golf’s Judith Benezrah. 

Guests are made very welcome at all events and are encouraged to join us and enjoy a great day out. While they are not eligible to win the trophy or category prizes, they can win the many mini-competition prizes and even a best guest prize if warranted by numbers.


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