A message from the Club Captain

Captain’s Newsletter


Dear Members & Owners,
I hope you are all well and have enjoyed a nice Summer.

Captain’s Charity Day – Saturday 7th October 2023

Sign up is now open for Captain’s Charity Day. The forms will be available at Resort Reception. The closing date for entries is Wednesday 4th October 2023. If you are not arriving at Desert Springs until after the closing date, please could you contact reception and let them know that you want to play and/or attend the evening.

The itinerary for the day is as follows;

08.30hrs onwards – Meet at El Torrente’s Tinaja Terrace for drinks and a BBQ breakfast

10.00hrs – Shotgun start

18.30hrs – Meet at El Torrente

19.00hrs – Gala Dinner

20.30hrs – Prize presentation, raffle, auction

21.30hrs (approx.) – Music by The Springers

Followed by music by DJ Gail. (Requests welcome)

The golf will be a Texas Scramble, in teams of 4. There will be team prizes and Nearest the Pin prizes. 3 drives to count for each person in the team. Mulligans will be available for purchase at the BBQ breakfast.

The theme for the golf and for the evening is ‘Colours of the Rainbow’. You can wear just one of the 7 colours of the rainbow or a combination. But as always, if you don’t want to dress up, that’s fine, I am just happy that you are supporting the day.

There will be food and drink available at the Hacienda. My thanks to Karen and Hetty for agreeing to run this for me again. If anyone is able to provide any food or drink for this, I would be very grateful. Thank you.

There will also be drinks available at the 17th tee and a ‘challenge’ for you, run by Jenny. Thanks Jen.

If you would like to select your starting tee for the shotgun start, please let me know and I will try to accommodate all requests. A donation of 40 euros per team would be gratefully received. Otherwise tees will be drawn.

During the evening, there will be a raffle and an auction. If anyone is able to contribute any raffle prizes or auction items, please could you let me know. Thank you so much to those that have already secured auction items for me.

A huge thank you to The Springers, who have agreed to play for us. New songs have been learnt and I am really looking forward to hearing them play again. Once The Springers have finished, Gail will help us see out the night by playing music to keep us dancing. Gail is happy to take requests.

Quiz Night – Monday 9th October, 2023

There is a Quiz night being held in the Croc Club on Monday 9th October, starting at 19.00hrs. The quiz is being run by Doreen and Malcolm, who run quiz nights in various bars around the area.
Teams of 4 people and the cost is 20 euros per team. Tables can be booked through Desert Springs Restaurant – +34 950 09 15 46 or Doreen on +34 634 31 36 76 or Nicki on +44 7919 538426.

All proceeds from Charity Day and the Quiz night will go to the Captain’s Charity, Asprodalba.

Golf Competition Winners

Finally, congratulations go to the following people who have won prizes in the golf competitions held during July and August.

July Medal

1st – David Hadden (Nett 70)
2nd – Bob Wallace (Nett 70)
3rd – John Booth (Nett 70)
Guest prize – Manuel Quirante (Nett 67)

July Stableford

1st – Paco Martos Molina (36)
2nd – John Booth (35)
3rd – Stuart Minton (35)
Guest prize – Manuel Martinez Gonzalez

 Medford Competition

1st – John Booth (17)
2nd – Pedro Castillo Resina (17) 3rd – Stuart Minton (17)
Guest prize – Liam Dunphy

2nd July Stableford (Replacing Professional’s Challenge Cup)

1st – Paco Martos Molina (40)
2nd – Peter Hoyle (38)
Guest prize – Jesus Garcia Martinez (36) Nearest the Pin – Jaki White

Summer Challenge Cup

1st – Stuart Baynham (38) 2nd – Peter Hoyle (37) 3rd – Stuart Minton (37)

August Stableford

1st – Paco Martos Molina (41 points)
2nd – Stuart Baynham (36)
Guest prize – Francisco Sanz Carmona (39)

The Flag – Competition was cancelled – too few entries

August Medal

1st – Chris Mear (Nett 71)
2nd – Bijan Majidi (Nett 72)
Guest Prize – Alicia Moratz Lopez (Nett76)

Thank you all for your support and I look forward to seeing you all soon.

Nicki x