May 27, 2018
2016 - Golf - Individual Stableford Competition
It was June, so the ESRA golfers headed to Son Servera Golf Course. This Individual Stableford Competition does not have the district v.district element to it and so the golfers are always slightly more relaxed when they arrive. However, after four hours playing in the heat and humidity, there were one or two exhausted golfers as they handed over their cards and handed to the bar. Organised by Pat Tubman on behalf of the ESRA Executive, and aided by Anne Gulliksen, the competition is the first of two on the ESRA All Island Golf calendar. South East, South West, North and North East districts all fielded players, both ladies and gentlemen.
Eric Gulliksen, from SE had a good day, winning the Gents Longest drive and coming First in The Gents Division One with 35 points. It was Eddie Patch from the North, who came first in Gents Division Two with 39 points, who won the Ann Lilley Memorial Trophy for the Best Gents score of the Day.
But of all the golfers, it was May Battersby who had a really exceptional round. She was first in the Ladies Division with 34 points and also was Nearest the Pin and had the Longest Drive amongst the ladies. So she won the Paradise Island Trophy, in memory of John Pollitt, for the Best Ladies Score.
The Gents nearest the Pin was won by John Lavin OBE.
Son Servera golf is in the North East of our beautiful island and the course was in wonderful condition. The views from the tees are very special with the mountains and the blue of the Mediterranean.
As usual, the staff at Son Servera were all very welcoming which always helps the golfers and the organisers.
Whilst all the golfers were tucking into their snacks and having well-deserved drinks, Bill Tubman and Eric Gulliksen checked the scores and the prizes were allotted. Stefano Bortolotti, the Director, was on hand and kindly agreed to present the prizes and Janet de Vries and Stuart Roberts took lots of photos to commemorate the day.
|Gents Div. One
||Gents Djv. Two
|1st Eric Gulliksen 35
||1st Eddie Patch 39
||1st May Battersby 34
|2nd. Bill Tubman 29
||2nd Alun Bowen 37
||2nd Barbara Bowen 34
|3rd. Derek de Vries 28
||3rd Andy Sheward 32
||3rd Jill Patch.
Paradise Island Trophy - May Battersby
Ann Lilley Trophy - Eddie Patch.
Report by Pat Tubman
|May Battersby with Paradise Island Trophy presented by Son Servera Director Stefano Bartolotti
||Eddie Patch and May Battersby - top scorers
Left: Barbara Bowen, May Battersby, Jill Patch
Below: Derek de Vries, Bill Tubman, Eric Gulliksen
Left: Alun Bowen, Eddie Patch, Andy Sheward
Below: Eddie Patch with Ann Lilley Trophy presented by Stefano Bartolotti