Dear San Roque members,

There are no further developments on the future of the Club and as suggested last week, the Russian consortium are now ready to acquire the Club. It is my understanding that there will now be a short delay before formal completion and the Judge in Cadiz is up to speed with the deal. I will, of course, keep you posted of all developments.

Latest results
With still no rain in sight, surely the fairways have never been firmer in February? Still, the course is well protected by its quick greens it was blustery enough for Tuesday’s roll up – Congratulations go to Mekki Abdulla who recorded an excellent 39 points to win from Stuart Buckwald (also 39pts) & the Captain (about time – 38pts!). On Thursday, Hugh Richards and Leif Dahlquist both carded 35 points with Hugh taking the honours by virtue of a lower handicap – Jeremy Sibbons (34pts) was third – well played all!

The inaugural Bingo Bango Bongo (‘BBB’) competition attracted a field of 27 on Saturday and was played in bright sunshine with no wind whatsoever – a rare treat!! Jeremy Sibbons capitalised on the easier playing conditions and recorded a scintillating 44 stableford points, plus a further 16 ‘BBB’ points to post a winning total of 62 points. Second place went to Chris Hutchins (56pts); third was Sandy Casofsky (55pts) with Ray Joy in fourth (53pts). Whilst not a federated event, several cards were put forward as general play resulting in a very healthy cut for Jeremy who is now playing off a handicap of 14, the lowest he has ever reached – very well played Jezza, hope this not the last time your name appears in this column!

Irish Tour
The Irish Tour (as circulated last week) is filling up fast and we have 11 confirmed runners – places are strictly limited to a maximum of 16 and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis – so if you fancy joining the tour, please email Alicia to reserve your place.

Forthcoming competitions
A final reminder to register your names for the Singles and Pairs match play competitions before end of February (THIS THURSDAY) – the draw will be made on 1 March 2019. This week, we have the normal roll up on Tuesday 26th, before we celebrate Andalucía Day on Thursday 26th February with the traditional ‘Flag Competition’ – this is mixed medal competition where players must place their flag in the ground at the point where their total shots run out. For example, if you played off a handicap of 11, you would place your flag in the ground where your ball comes to rest once you have hit your 83rd shot – if you have played well enough to have spare shots left over, you leave your flag behind the 18th green and write how many shots you have left!

I look forward to seeing you at the club during the week
Keep swinging it well

Your Captain,