The Med Golf 2019-20 Season continued with its 4th event at Alcaidesa on the Heathland Course on Sunday 9th February to contest the Bassadone Motors Trophy.
The more recent of the Alcaidesa’s two courses, the Heathland was designed by Dave Thomas and opened in 2007. At over 6000 metres off the yellow tees with wide fairways and generous, but fast, greens, the course can be a real challenge in the wind. While the wind on the day did change direction during the round, it was light enough not to have a great impact on the golf and the dry, unseasonal, warm conditions set up a very enjoyable day’s golf.
Alistair Knight was Champion of the day, winner of the Bassadone 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. Alistair scored a very fine 37 points off handicap 17 to beat Paul Miles (handicap 19) by virtue of a lower handicap.
As a consolation, Paul won the Category 2 prize which also earned him a Winners shirt and entry into the Med Gold Masters, as well as the Best dressed golfer chosen by Med Golf’s Judith Benezrah – “Best in Show!”. To complete his run of good fortune, Paul also won the card draw prize of a golf bag.
The best gross score of 73 was posted by Matthew Bruce-Smith, handicap 0. A serial winner, Matthew was also the Category 1 winner with 35 points beating John Hunter (5.2) on handicap. Matthew also won the best gross score on the par 3s and nearest to the pin in 3 on the par 5 10th hole.
The best senior with a score of 33 points was John Robbins and Richard Atkinson had the longest drive on Hole 17. Best pair was John Hunter and Chris Warren with a joint score of 67 points
The best guest was Brian Griffiths with 32 points which earned him a one year free membership of Med Golf.
Our handicap category prizes were won as follows:
Category 1 (handicaps 0 to 13): The winner was Matthew Bruce-Smith who won a Med Golf voucher for 40€having previously qualified for the Med Golf Masters.
Category 2 (handicaps 14 to 21): Paul Miles won with 37 points and received a Winners shirt and entry into the Med Golf Masters,
Category 3 (handicap 22 to 30): The winner was Russell Eldridge a score of 34 points. Russell also received a Winners shirt and entry into the Med Golf Masters..
Nearest the pin winners were: Matthew Robinson, Russell Eldridge, Matthew Bruce-Smith and John Robbins. Nearest to the pin in 2 on a par 4 was Richard Atkinson and Matthew Bruce Smith was nearest to the pin in 3 on a par 5.
Sponsors of the day, Bassadone Motors, not only displayed sample vehicles on the course, but also generously donated extra prizes for the winners for which they were sincerely thanked. Gareth was invited to present the prizes.
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.