DIRECTOR’S TROPHY : 02/06/18

 

36 players took to the beautiful fairways of The Indiana Course for the Director’s Trophy. Delightful weather conditions of 27ºC and powder blue skies ensured a memorable golfing day on the Indiana Course, which was presented in superb condition.

Dennis Stafford was victorious with a fantastic score of 42 points. Peter Bielby finished runner up with 38 points, followed by Stuart Baynham, Roger Butters, and Margaret Allison all with 36 points.

The prize giving ceremony took place at The Crocodile Club and was hosted by Club Captain, John Haydon.


 

MAY MEDAL : 19/05/18

 

21 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 blitzed the field with a simply stunning round of Nett 64. Freddie Beames was runner-up with a Nett 72 from Ray Charles in third with a Nett 73.

The prize presentation took place on the Deck and was hosted by Club Captain, John Haydon.


 

OPEN PAIRS TOURNAMENT : 12/05/18

 

A great entry of 22 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 Chris Mear and Alicia Cook were victorious with a great score of 42 points. Ken Taylor and Sandra Edwards were runners-up with a score of 41 points from Freddie Beames and Wikkie De Graaf in third on 40 points.

The prize presentation took place on the Deck and was hosted by Club Captain, John Haydon.


 

MAY STABLEFORD : 05/05/18

 

A fantastic field of 42 players took to the fairways for the May Stableford. The Indiana Course was presented in beautiful condition on a glorious sunny day.

Chris Mear won the event with a score of 38 points. Liz McCartney took second place with a score of 37 points, from Roger Butters and Ian Tomlinson in third on 36 points.

The prize presentation took place on the Deck and was hosted by Club Captain, John Haydon.


 

APRIL ECLECTIC : 28/04/18 – 29/04/18

 

19 players took part in the April Eclectic. A beautiful sunny weekend ensured perfect playing conditions for both rounds on The Indiana Course which was presented in fantastic 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. Dennis Stafford came out on top with a wonderful Nett score of 63. Jaki White took second place on Nett 64 (by virtue of lower handicap), from Brent Clark-Whittle in third.

The prize presentation was held on the Deck and was hosted by Club Captain, John Haydon.


 

THE INDIANA MASTERS : 07/04/18 – 08/04/18

 

The Indiana Masters, which is always played to coincide with the US Masters at Augusta, gathered a field of 21 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 Chris Mear following up his runners-up position in the Club Championship to take the honours. It was an extremely close affair with Chris’s winning score of 64 points on a countback from Stuart Baynham, and Phil Angus in second and third respectively.

The prize presentation was held on The Deck and was hosted by Club Captain John Haydon.


 

THE CAPTAIN’S DRIVE-IN : 06/04/18

 

The 2018 Captain's Drive In took place on April 6th, gathering a field of 17 teams of 4 players, who competed in a Scramble event with perfect weather conditions. The theme for this year was ‘Childhood Heroes’, 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 John Haydon would finish up. All the money collected would be sent to the Captain's Charity.

After the competition, over 90 players and guests gathered at The Crocodile Club for a lunch and prize presentation. Attendees were treated to a stirring reunion performance from the Member’s band, ‘Springs’, which was thoroughly enjoyed by all. The winning team, formed by Paolo Payne, John Haydon, Lee Coxon, and Chris Mear, won with a score of Nett 55 from Lynne and Paul Taylor, and Patricia Clay and David Garnett. Third place went to Shona and Phil Lockyer, playing with Robert Boersma and Neil Evans.

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


 

THE CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP STABLEFORD : 04/04/18

 

Alongside the second round of the Club Championship, the Club Championship Stableford gathered a total of 35 players, competing in an 18 hole stableford tournament.

The winner of the event was David Garnett with a total of 39 points, from Ray Charles with 36 points.

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


 

THE CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP : 03/04/18 – 04/04/18

 

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 compete 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, Mark Danson took the early lead in the Men’s Championship with a fantastic round of 76 strokes, followed by Chris Mear with 83 and John Crosby with 85. On the Ladies side, Sue Wood was the overnight leader with a round of 91, closely followed by Liz Shutlar with a 93.

In round two, the Men’s leaderboard took a few twists and turns throughout the morning but Mark Danson remained solid to be crowned Champion. Runners-up position went to Chris Mear, with John Crosby in third. On the Ladies side, Liz Shutlar played a great second round to take the spoils from Sue Wood. Many Congratulations to both !

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


 

THE EASTER CUP : 01/04/18

 

Desert Springs was, as is the usual, bustling with activity during the Easter period. The Easter Cup launched a wonderful week of tournament golf. A total of 75 players competed in this year’s event. The superb conditions of the Indiana Course and the beautiful weather ensured a wonderful day was had by all.

Outgoing Captain Chris Cole was crowned champion by virtue of lower handicap with a score of 37 points from Runner-Up Dee Tomlinson. Third place went to David Knoote on 36 points, again by virtue of lower handicap, from Jim Kendall and Ray Charles.

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


 

ST PATRICK’S DAY BOWL : 17/03/18

 

44 golfers teed it up, all with the aim of holding aloft the St Patrick’s Day Bowl. The event was played on a beautiful sunny morning with The Indiana Course presented in fantastic condition.

Kirby Garrod galloped into the winners enclosure, being crowned champion with a score of 37 points. Steve Gray took the Runners-Up position on 36 points, with Evelio Alonso Fernandez in third on 34 points.

The prize giving ceremony took place in El Torrente and was hosted by Club Captain Chris Cole.


 

MEMORIAL DAY TOURNAMENT : 10/03/18

 

A fantastic field of 63 players took to the fairways to compete on Memorial Day. The Indiana Course was presented in beautiful condition with the weather delightful all day.

The winner of the tournament was Wikkie De Graaf with a stableford score of 36 points, from Runner-Up John Bridgen on 35 points. Robert Wallace and Ray Charles both scored 34 points.

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


 

THE DESERT SPRINGS WALTZ : 03/03/18

 

A field of 33 players competed in the Desert Springs Waltz. Cloudless sunny skies adorned The Indiana Course which was presented in beautiful condition.

The team of Sarah Greenall, James Greenall, and Roger Butters were crowned champions with a winning team score of 76 points. Only being edged out by one point and Runners-up with 75 points were the team of Chris Cole, Duncan Boston, and David Hinton.

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


 

ANDALUCIA DAY : 28/02/18

 

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

Barry White won the event with 39 points. Second place went to Ray Charles, by virtue of lower handicap, from Dee Tomlinson in third, and Josephine Baynham fourth, with all three scoring 37 points.

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


 

THE CARNIVAL SCRAMBLE : 25/02/18

 

A wonderful entry of 12 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 2018 were the team of Barry and Jaki White, and Stuart and Josephine Baynham, with a fantastic score of 56. 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 Captain Chris Cole.


 

DESERT SPRINGS OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP : 10/02/18 – 11/02/18

 

19 players took to the fairways to compete 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 divine.

It was very close at the top of the leaderboard with Club Captain Chris Cole putting together two great rounds of golf to be crowned champion with a combined stableford score of 70 points, from Runner-Up Kirby Garrod on 69 points. Ray Charles was 3rd with 66 points.

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


 

THE EPIPHANY CHALLENGE : 06/01/18

 

A fantastic field of 50 players took to the fairways for The Epiphany Challenge which is traditionally held on Three Kings Day, the 6th January.

The Indiana Course was bathed in glorious sunshine for the event, with some good scoring.

Patrick Sweeney was crowned champion with 37 points (by virtue of lower handicap) from Runner-up Jaki White. Third place went to Mike Thorpe with 35 points.

The prize giving ceremony took place in El Torrente and was hosted by Club Captain Chris Cole.


 

COMMUNITY TROPHY : 03/01/18

 

The Community Trophy kicked off the 2018 tournament year in style with 46 competitors taking to the fairways. 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, Powderhorn, and La Estrella formed one team and came out triumphant to be crowned winners of the first event of 2018. Congratulations to all players.

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


 

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