16 members took to the sky including 4 new tourists to enjoy the delights of La Cala golf resort and spa in southern Spain!!
The weather was fantastic considering the deluge that befell Murcia just up the coast from us. We had the most spectacular of thunderstorms but fortunately during the night and although some major damage was done to the bunkers the courses were eminently playable.
A good time was had by all and a serious amount of wind up and banter was given and taken, encouraged by Captain Neil Blundy.
The Captain’s and acting Vice-Captain’s Teams pitted themselves against each other over two days of better ball and a final day singles competition. I’d like to say it was as close as the recent US v Europe Ryder Cup encounters but that was not the case with the Captains Team running away 12-4 winners
The individual competition for the Green Jacket and Claret Jug was a close run affair until the last few holes when Neil Blundy (92 points over 3 days) and Steve Haley (94) lost out to Rob Seeley (98).
Last Years winner and acting Vice-Captain presenting the Green Jacket to Rob Seeley . Congratulations to you Rob on 3 great rounds
The Jacket fits where it touches.
I am sure all tourist echo my thanks to Neil Blundy for a great venue and faultless arrangements which made it a pleasure as usual to tour.
Next year’s Captain has to go some to match that!!
The Tour Party (minus David Featherstone, who left early for the airport but left the airport last due to delays!!!!!)
A great time was had by all who attended the 2018 Tour to the magnificent Trump Turnberry. The accommodation, service and food were all exceptional.
We played the Ailsa course twice and the King Robert the Bruce once and whilst the weather left a little to be desired at times the views and courses were magnificent.
The lighthouse and Ailsa Craig are the highlights of the landscape as can be seen above only slightly spoilt by the addition of some EPIC Golfers
The Captain’s Team (Darrell Lewis) trounced the Vice Captain’s Team (Neil Blundy) by 10.5 to 4.5 points. Winning all three days for a clean sweep!! Well done Capo!!!
The Green Jacket was a closely fought affair this year as always with Jason Wood dominating the last day in wet and blustery conditions to secure top prize – The Claret Jug and the coveted Green Jacket.
Well done to Jason
Thanks to Darrell Lewis for a great job done with the organisation and also to our Eligo Members without whom the tour would not have been possible
Four Members took to the road after the main tour and experienced the 3 best courses in the south of Spain, namely La Reserva, Valderrama and Finca. Wow they were magnificent (even if our golf wasn’t quite good enough to give justice to the venues)
This years tour was to La Quinta Resort near Marbella.
11 EPIC members took the trip and entered the spirit of the Ryder Cup format with gusto. Thanks to Nick Archer for organising the trip.
Picture above Front Row:- Iain Stevenson, Graham Howe, Darrell Lewis, David Jenkins, David Wannerton and Paul Springall, Back Row:- Simon Armstrong, Nick Archer, Ken Adams, Steven Barker and Neil Meixner for their enthusiastic and wholehearted support.