DESERT SPRINGS MED-FORD : 08/07/17

 

The Desert Springs Med-Ford is a unique competition of two different formats in one round of golf. The front 9 holes are played as Medal play with the back 9 played as a Stableford. 21 players entered the event on the beautiful Indiana Course played on a glorious sunny day under powder blue skies.

Due to the uniqueness of the competition there were tied winners, with Charlie McKinnes and Andrew Markham sharing the spoils. Runner-up was Peter Eldridge.

The prize giving ceremony took place on the Deck and was hosted by Cub Vice-Captain, John Haydon.

 

 


 

JULY MEDAL : 01/07/17

 

A field of 17 players took to the fairways for the July Medal. The Indiana Course was presented in beautiful condition on a glorious warm and sunny day.

Stuart Baynham won the event with a score of Nett 68. Duncan Boston took second place with a Nett 69 by virtue of lower handicap from Peter Eldridge in third.

The prize giving ceremony took place on the Deck and was hosted by Club Vice-Captain, John Haydon.

 

 


 

JUNE STABLEFORD : 17/06/17

 

A fantastic field of 55 players teed it up on the The Indiana Course for the June Stableford. The course was presented in beautiful condition and the sun shone down all day for everyone.

Another first time winner was welcomed with Willie Burns victorious with 41 points, by virtue of lower handicap, from Sandra Edwards in second. Roger Butters finished third scoring 39 points.

The prize giving ceremony took place on the Deck and was hosted by Club Vice-Captain John Haydon.

 

 


 

DIRECTOR’S TROPHY : 03/06/17

 

31 players took to the beautiful fairways of The Indiana Course for the Director’s Trophy. Delightful weather conditions of 28ºC and powder blue skies ensured a memorable golfing day on the Indiana Course, which was presented in superb condition.

A brand new winner was welcomed to the winners enclosure with Jackie Burns victorious with a fantastic score of 41 points. Alan Patterson finished runner up with 39 points, followed by Lee Danson with 38 points.

The prize giving ceremony took place on The Deck and was hosted by Club Vice-Captain, John Haydon.

 

 


 

MAY MEDAL : 20/05/17

 

25 players took to the pristine fairways of The Indiana Course for the May Medal. Glorious sunshine played out all day long which ensured lots of very happy golfers.

David Smith was victorious by 3 shots with a fantastic round of Nett 67. Dennis Stafford was runner-up with a Nett 70 from Howard Taylor in third scoring a Nett 71.

The prize giving ceremony took place on the Deck and was hosted by Club Vice-Captain, John Haydon.

 

 


 

OPEN PAIRS TOURNAMENT : 13/05/17

 

A great entry of 18 pairs took to The Indiana Course for the Open Pairs Tournament. The sun shone down and the course was presented beautifully for the event.

The pairing of Richard Fuller and Duncan Boston were victorious with a tremendous score of 44 points. Father and Son Team, Mark and Lee Danson were runners-up, by virtue of lower handicap, from Alan Hewitt and Cliff Leslie in third, after both pairs scored 42 points.

The prize giving ceremony took place on the Deck and was hosted by Club Captain Chris Cole.

 

 


 

MAY STABLEFORD : 06/05/17

 

25 players took to the fairways for the May Stableford. The Indiana Course was presented in beautiful condition on a glorious sunny day.

Ian Tomlinson won the event with a score of 36 points. David Hinton took second place with a score of 34 points, from Josephine Baynham in third on 33 points.

The prize giving ceremony took place on the Deck and was hosted by Club Captain, Chris Cole.

 

 


 

THE EASTER CUP : 16/04/17

 

Desert Springs is always a hive of activity during the Easter period, organising events for the family, and the Easter Cup brought the curtain down on a wonderful week of tournament golf. A total of 72 players competed in this year’s Easter Cup. The superb conditions of the Indiana Course and the beautiful weather ensured a wonderful day was had by all.

David Smith was crowned champion by virtue of lower handicap with a score of 37 points from Runner-Up Barry White. Third place went to Jim Kendall on 36 points, again by virtue of lower handicap, from Keith Kingdon.

The prize presentation was held on the Deck and was hosted by Club Captain, Chris Cole.

 

 


 

THE CAPTAIN’S DRIVE-IN : 14/04/17

 

The 2017 Captain's Drive In took place on April 14th, gathering a sensational field of 24 teams of 4 players, who competed in a Scramble event with perfect weather conditions. The theme for this year was ‘Black and White’, with golfers dressing up accordingly !

The day began with a drinks reception at the unique Cave Bar, where 'mulligans' and flags were sold, the flags being offered to players who wanted to guess where the first drive of New Captain Chris Cole would finish up. All the money collected would be sent to the Captain's Charity.

After the competition, over 120 players and guests gathered at The Crocodile Club for a lunch and prize presentation. Attendees were treated to a stirring performance from the Member’s band, ‘Springs’, which was thoroughly enjoyed by all. The winning team, formed by Richard and Harry Betts, and John and Helen Crosby, won with a score of Nett 54 on a countback from Alan Hewitt, John Haydon, Mark Danson, and Lee Danson. Third place with a score of Nett 56 went to Alan and Mary Patterson, playing with Peter and Jackie Eldridge.

A fantastic day was had by all and a great welcome given to Desert Springs Club Captain Chris Cole to launch into his year !

 

 


 

THE CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP STABLEFORD : 12/04/17

 

Alongside the second round of the Club Championship, the Club Championship Stableford gathered a total of 38 players, competing in an 18 hole stableford tournament.

The winner of the event was Freddie Beames with a total of 38 points, from Chris Robinson with 37 points.

The prize presentation took place during the Club Championship Dinner, hosted by former and new Captain’s Martin McLellan and Chris Cole.

 

 


 

THE CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP : 11-12/04/17

 

The prestigious Club Championship Competition takes place each year and is traditionally competed for over a 2 round medal play format. The Club Championship crowns the Men’s and Ladies’ Champions, who must battle against the best players and produce the best gross score on the Challenging Indiana Course, played from the Championship Tees. Fast greens and demanding pin positions lay in wait for all those trying to become Club Champion !

After round one, Alan Patterson took the early lead in the Men’s Championship with 84 strokes, followed by Robert Wallace with 86 and Chris Cole with 89. On the Ladies side, Jaki White and Susan Kenny each posted a 95 to be joint overnight leaders.

In round two, the Men’s leaderboard took quite a few twists and turns throughout the morning but Alan Patterson held firm to be crowned Champion. Runners-up position went to Mark Danson, with Robert Wallace in third. On the Ladies side, Jaki White continued her pillar to post victory with another solid round to take the spoils from Susan Kenny. Many Congratulations to both !

Following on from the tournament, the Club Championship Dinner and Prize Presentation, hosted by former and new Captain’s Martin McLellan and Chris Cole was held in El Torrente.

 

 


 

INDIANA MASTERS : 08-09/04/17

 

The Indiana Masters, which coincides with the US Masters at Augusta, gathered a great field of 44 players, all striving to put their name on the Honours Board after competing in this 36 hole Stableford Competition.

The Indiana Course was presented in beautiful condition for the two days and a new name was added to the illustrious list of past winners, with John Crosby proving a very popular champion with a fantastic combined score of 78 points. Runner-up on a countback with 73 points was David Hadden, from Freddie Beames in third.

The prize presentation was held on The Deck and was hosted by Club Captain Martin McLellan.

 

 


 

MARCH ECLECTIC : 25-26/03/17

 

16 players took part in the March Electric. A gorgeous sunny weekend ensured perfect playing conditions for both rounds on The Indiana Course which was presented in beautiful condition.

The individual event was played under Medal play with the best score recorded on each hole over the two rounds to count towards the Eclectic score. Alan Hewitt came out on top with a blistering Nett score of 60. Mark Danson took second place, (Nett 66), from Jaki White in third with a Nett 67.

The prize giving ceremony took place on The Deck and was hosted by Club Captain Martin McLellan.

 

 


 

ST PATRICK’S DAY BOWL : 17/03/17

 

36 players teed it up on St Patrick’s Day, with everyone giving their all to try and win the Bowl. A gorgeous sunny day ensured perfect playing conditions on The Indiana Course which was presented in beautiful condition.

Richard Fuller strode into the winners enclosure, being crowned champion with a score of 37 points. Freddie Beames took the Runners-Up position on 36 points, with David Smith in third, 35 points (By virtue of lower handicap), from Kirby Garrod and Phil Angus.

The prize giving ceremony took place on the Deck and was hosted by Club Vice-Captain Chris Cole.

 

 


 

MEMORIAL DAY : 11/03/17

 

A sensational total of 78 players competed on Memorial Day. A beautiful warm sunny day ensured perfect playing conditions on The Indiana Course which was presented impeccably.

 

Stuart Baynham blitzed the field to win the event with a score of 43 points. Jaki White took second place on 38 points, with Paul Taylor third on 37 points.

 

The prize giving ceremony took place on The Deck and was hosted by Club Vice-Captain Chris Cole, Committee Member Paul Taylor, and Pauline Carver.

 

 


 

DESERT SPRINGS WALTZ : 04/03/17

 

A field of 24 players took to the fairways for the Desert Springs Waltz. Cloudless sunny skies adorned The Indiana Course which was presented in beautiful condition.

The team of Alan Hewitt, Mark Danson, and Lee Danson were crowned champions with a fantastic winning team score of 84 points. Runners-up with a very commendable 81 points were the team of Phil Angus, and Stuart and Josephine Baynham.

The prize giving ceremony took place in the Clubhouse and was hosted by Club Vice-Captain Chris Cole.

 

 


 

ANDALUCIA DAY : 28/02/17

 

31 aspiring golfers teed it up for Andalucia Day. The Indiana Course was presented in stunning condition. The tournament was played in wonderful spirits, with everyone enjoying a fantastic day.

Richard Fuller continued his fine recent run of form to win the event with 37 points, on a countback from Freddie Beames. Third place went to Stuart Baynham on 36 points.

The prize giving ceremony took place on The Deck and was hosted by Club Vice-Captain Chris Cole.

 

 


 

THE CARNIVAL SCRAMBLE : 26/02/17

 

Seven teams competed in The Carnival Scramble which was played on a glorious sunny morning with The Indiana Course presented in beautiful condition.

Carnival Champion Golfers for 2017 were the team of Ray Charles, Dennis Stafford, Richard Fuller, and Alan Patterson, with a fantastic score of 55. Just missing out, and runners-up on the day were James and Sarah Greenall, and Peter and Gill Andrews, on 56.

The prize giving ceremony took place on The Deck and was hosted by Club Vice-Captain Chris Cole.

 

 


 

THE DESERT SPRINGS OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP : 11-12/02/2017

 

A total of 19 players competed for The Desert Springs Open Championship which was played over two rounds. The Indiana Course was presented in beautiful condition and the weather for both tournament rounds was just sublime, powder blue skies a plenty.

It proved to be a wonderful weekend for our Lady golfers. Zoe Griffiths put together two fantastic rounds of golf to be crowned champion with a combined stableford score of 76 points, from Runner-Up Sarah Greenall with 71 points, and Graham Cook with 70 points.

The prize giving ceremony took place in the Clubhouse and was hosted by Club Vice-Captain Chris Cole.

 

 


 

THE EPIPHANY CHALLENGE : 06/01/17

 

A magnificent field of 57 players took to the first tee for the Epiphany Challenge which is traditionally held on Three Kings Day, the 6th January.

The Indiana Course which was presented in superb condition for the event, with some fantastic scoring.

It is extremely rare in Golf to hear these numbers spoken as a winning stableford score, but with a simply sensational round played from start to finish, Harry McKinnes was crowned champion with 50 points. Runner-up was Freddie Beames on 38 points (Low Handicap), from Kirby Garrod in third.

The prize giving ceremony took place on the deck and was hosted by Club Captain Martin McLellan.

 

 


 

DESERT SPRINGS COMMUNITY TROPHY : 04/01/17

 

The Community Trophy kicked off the 2017 tournament year in style with 45 competitors taking part on the day. The course and weather were both magnificent. The format is that of a team event whereby the respective communities of the resort compete in a stableford tournament to claim the title as the best Community in Golf.

The combined communities of Desert Drive and Las Sierras formed one team and came out triumphant to be crowned winners of the first event of 2017. Congratulations to all players.

The prize giving ceremony took place on the deck and was hosted by Club Captain Martin McLellan.

 


 

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