Captain’s Charity (8th October): Update




Dear Member, Owner

Charity Day Auction – Items attached

Please see attached the varied list of items which will be auctioned on 8th October. Please start preparing your bidding strategy now. A very big thank you to all those who have donated these items.

If you would like to make a bid and are unable to attend the charity dinner, please email with the amount you would like to bid along with any maximum you are prepared to go up to and we will manage your bid in increments for you.


Treasure Hunt – Monday 10th October

Many thanks to Dick and Helen Dunphy for preparing another great Treasure Hunt for all members and owners. This will take place on Monday 10th October and is a great way of finding out more about the area (a car of 4 people is required). We are just waiting for a couple of F&B items to be confirmed and the full details including cost will be published.


Charity Express Raffle

All donations for raffle prizes will be gratefully received as the raffle is a great earner for the Charity and the more prizes we have the more tickets we can sell! Please let us know what you are donating ( and bring the item to the Clubhouse around 16.00hrs. on Saturday 8th.


Charity Day Assistance

If you would like to make/donate any snacks, cakes, savouries, pizzas, tortillas, drinks etc. for participating golfers (who are asked to make a Charity donation when consuming), please contact Lynne ( Thank you to all those who have already promised help.



Calendar Orders

Many thanks to Colin Henderson for taking pictures every month in preparation of the Desert Springs Owners Calendar 2023. Orders can be placed now, again via, and 100% of the income goes to the Captains Charity. The special price up to charity night is €10 after which it will be €15.


Mixed pairs Open

A new mixed-pairs open (guests and members) tournament takes place on Wednesday 12th October. All are welcome to participate in a better ball format, you just have to enter as a mixed pair! An element of the entry fee will go to charity and there will be jugs of Sangria provided for all competitors after the tournament courtesy of the Desert Springs “First Lady”.


Captain's Auction Items
1 Joe Root Test Sweater €125 As worn by World’s leading test batsman – size medium – rarely obtainable
2  Sir Ian Botham Iconic Print €100 Lord Ian Botham in the dressing room during the 1981 Ashes series (with cigar!)
3  Queen 21 CD Limited Collection (all albums plus 4 concerts) €100 Complete set of unopened CDs – limited Edition – rarely available, not released in the UK
4  Shark Leather Golf Shoes size 8 €75 Brand new in own shoe bag black leather golf shoes (€250 retail)
5  Brian May “Sixpence” Guitar Pick €25 Special Brian May minted 2 ½ pence coin as used by Brian May
6  Golf Match for 2 golfers against Lord Botham and Club Captain, Paul Taylor €50 Date to be decided – match against Sir Ian and Club Captain at Desert Springs with Drinks etc. afterwards. A unique opportunity to play golf with a sport legend (and Sir Ian!)
7  Indian Meal for 6, with Desert – delivered by Kendall Cars to a Desert Springs property €60 Cooked by Linda Kendall and Gina Roberts – all homemade (full menu available on request)
8  Fourball at Aguillon Golf Course with Buggy €80 Voucher for golf at Aguilon – stunning views and challenging course
 9  Fourball at Valle del Este Golf Course €60 Voucher for golf at Valle del Este which has vastly improved as a course
 10  Queen Limited Edition Stadium Concerts DVD collection €80 Complete set of unopened DVDs – rarely available, not released in the UK
11  A night for two at El Palacete with Breakfast – on a date to be agreed €75 A night for Two in the new Boutique Hotel in Cuevas del Almanzora (stunning architecture) hosted by Ellie
12  Book – “This is going to Hurt” signed by Ben Whishaw, star of program and voice of Paddington Bear €25 Secret Diaries of a Junior doctor written by Adam Kay and adapted into an award-winning TV series
13  Pig & Fig Cookery School Voucher on a date to be agreed €25 See owners forum for Pig & Fig posts
14  42” Smart TV (Pre-owned) in good condition €40 Full Working Condition – ideal second TV
15  Signed Joe Root England ODI shirt €125 from the year England won the World Cup


Possibly a couple more to follow - as at 03/10/2022

If you would like to make a bid and are unable to attend the charity dinner please email with the amount you would like to bid along with any maximum you are prepared to go up to and we will manage your bid in increments for you. 


Paul Taylor
+34 951 190 453