Dear San Roque members,

Another dry week at San Roque, although high winds made conditions very testing at times. Before I reveal last week’s results, I am delighted to report that Mark Emery’s students, Nicholas and Julian, both won individual silver medals in golf events at the Special Olympics! You may recall a very enjoyable fundraising day at the Club earlier this year when both athletes received the latest set of clubs from Callaway – well those clubs worked the oracle and on behalf of all members, I would like to congratulate Nicholas and Julian on their success in Abu Dhabi – I would also like to congratulate Mark on a tremendous coaching achievement – you have all made San Roque and Gibraltar very proud!

Members General Meeting
Just a reminder that you will have received notice of a general meeting to be held at the Club at 10.30am on Saturday 30th March 2019. The meeting will provide a first opportunity to meet the team of Golf Estate Management and to hear about their exciting plans for the club. If you would like to attend, please register your interest with Alicia (membership@sanroqueclub.com). For those members that are unable to attend, I will endeavour to provide a summary in next week’s newsletter.

Latest results
A strong looking field of 18 players rolled up last Tuesday and Derek Rogers returned to the winner’s enclosure with an excellent 39 points. Norman Savitz was second with 38 points and Andy Stanford third with 35 points. Norman Savitz made amends on Thursday taking the honours with a very good 37 points in what was a three club wind at least – Dan Bannister (35pts) was second and David MacGregor (34pts) was third.

The strongest winds of the year greeted 16 hardy souls who turned up for monthly medal on Saturday – the conditions favoured those with experience on links courses and it was perhaps no surprise that Patrick O’Sullivan proudly wears the medal having carded an excellent net 73. Norman Savitz continued his good form with a net 74 and Toon van Berlo came third with a net 76. Well played guys!

Forthcoming competitions
This week, we have the normal roll up on Tuesday, the monthly mixed roll up on Thursday and the ever popular ‘three club challenge’ (a mixed stableford) on Sunday 31st March 2019 – please be sure to put your names down.

Captain’s Day
Looking slightly further ahead, I am delighted to announce that this year’s Captains Day Gala Dinner will be held on the evening of Saturday 20th April 2019. The theme for this year is ‘The Great Gatsby’ (the roaring 1920’s) which I am told is all the rage this year – essentially black tie with a twist! Please find below the invitation for further details.

Keep swinging it well
Your Captain
Jon