San Lorenzo Golf Tour
With a full compliment, it was disappointing to commence the golf tour with a wet day, however, by mid afternoon the rain cleared as promised, blue sky’s appeared the following morning and suddenly we had the Algarve we all know and expect back! Hilary though was quite unfazed by the wet Sunday weather and holed in one on Pinheiros Altos island green 8th hole!
A week of returnees with the ladies out numbering the men 8 to 6 and comprehensively out playing them too! Apart from the first day when Julian, John, Maggie and Vivienne won on the back nine, the ladies dominated proceedings. Louise, Maggie and Barbara winning the second day team event, again a back nine victory and Louise and Barbara won the following days 4bbb from Gurdip and myself 34 to 33. Along with a team event, easily won by Rebecca, Carol, Vivienne and Hilary we played an individual Stableford on Thursday. On a cooler and windy day Hilary’s 33 points was a good score, however, Pam produced an excellent 36 for a deserved win.
The final day dawned and the men were out for revenge. At this point the best team score on a difficult scoring week had been 72, so I, along with Hilary, Liz and Gurdip sat confidently in the clubhouse with 76 points, only for the next team, Julian, Peter, Vivienne and Pam to hand in a 77. Of course over confidence is never a good thing and Louise, Rebecca, Debbie and Barbara’s 79 soon put us men in our place!
A good week played in excellent spirit and hopefully the bit of coaching along the way proves helpful in the coming months.
Hope to see you soon.