Mick the Grip with Pablo Riestra, Staff Hurlin and Mike Probert

The inaugural “Royal British Legion Challenge Trophy” was held at Vistabella Golf on Saturday 20th September. 55 Players took part, all keen to raise money for the 2014 Poppy Appeal.

The event was an individual Stableford competition, and there were prizes for first second and third in three divisions, two nearest the pin prizes and eight overall prizes for the eight best scores on the day.

The winners were as follows;

Category 1: 1st Staff Hurlin, 44 pts. 2nd: Pat Coyne, 38 pts. 3rd Charley Rogers, 37 pts.

Category 2: 1st Sheila Coyne, 38 pts. 2nd Merve Evans, 33 pts. 3rd Paul Hutchinson 33 pts.

Category 3: 1st Eric Taylor, 40 pts. 2nd Elspeth Craig, 34 pts. 3rd Bernard Ball, 33 pts.

Nearest the pins were won by Pat Coyne and Ian Ingledew.

In the overall categories: 1st Staff Hurlin, 44 pts. 2nd Eric Taylor, 40 pts. 3rd Pat Coyne, 38 pts. 4th Sheila Coyne, 38 pts. 5th Charley Rogers, 37 pts. 6th Roy Welburn, 36 pts. 7th Martin Fitzpatrick, 36 pts and 8th David Gill, 35 pts.

The strongest golfer (propping the rest up) was Sid Avery.

Sid won a golf cap signed by David Leadbetter, and we hope that when he wears it all those powerful thoughts from David will assist in improving his game.

The success of a day like today depends on a lot of people. I would particularly like to thank Pablo Riestra for presenting Vistabella golf course in such fantastic condition, Mike Probert from Costa Blanca Green Fees for his assistance in the set up, help with the check in and the cards, and Phil Brigham of Torre Golf for supplying so many players for this event.

In addition, the golf courses of Alto Real La Marquesa Vistabella Lorca and Poniente deserve thanks for providing green fees as prizes. Individual prizes were donated by Neil O’Donoghue, Merve Evans and Pablo Riestra. The end result was that the grand total of €711 was raised. My thanks to you all on behalf of the Royal British Legion.

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