The Following is a report from Hans and Stephanie on the recent Texas Scramble. Stephanie sent some photographs but as they were not in "jpeg" or "gif" format, the site was unable to publish them. Better luck next time!
Dec.13.12.2012 Christmas – Scramble Marina Golf Club
Hopefully not the last one we are together with this nice group!
Everybody brought something and we all had a good time. Jim and Margaret doing a great job keeping the group together!
Clubhouse, Bar and Restaurant and also the bar next door are closed, so we got together in the small room of the Real Estate office.
We had plenty of food, Coffee and drinks and many prizes for the presentation held by Jim and Hans.
We all had a lot of fun, but we miss Alan and June, and hope Martin Cooke will be here soon again!
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year
Memorial Golf day to celebrate the life of Alan Humphries
A memorial charity golf day was organised by Alan’s family to celebrate his life.
It took place on Monday 9 July at the Mosely Golf club where Alan had been a member for many years.
The family, (June, daughters Trudi and Phillipa and son Paul) arranged an excellent golf day with many of Alan’s friends both local and from Mojacar taking part.
Those from Marina Members Golf Club included Martin and Val Cooke, Colin Padmore and Sandra Larkin, Martin Read and Dot Harris and Stan Partridge and Jean Le Marquand.
The weather stayed fine for the competition, which was a blessing considering the awful weather we have been experiencing recently in the UK.
An excellent meal was served by the club after the competition and prizes were presented to the winning players. Regrettably, we cannot report that any went to members of Marina Golf!
Phillipa announced at the end of the presentations that over £800 had been raised for The Worcestershire Hospitals Charitable Trust.
Alan could not have wished for a better response from all his friends and family and our thanks especially go to all the members of the family who worked so hard to ensure the success of the day
June, with Grandson Fred, Daughter Trudi and friend Eric
Colin Padfield, Val Cooke, Sandra Larkin and Martin Cooke
Martin Read, Dot Harris, Jean Le Marquand
and Stan Partidge
I have today received an E mail from Stephanie. The E mail is set out below (in its entirety) as I could not do justice to the message Stephanie is getting across by changing it in any way.
Thank you Stephanie for sending this to me and I know that all your friends at Marina Members Golf will wish you well with your treatment.
time to get on the PC and tell you all:
we are still alive! And back from Spain in good old Germany! Cold and rainy all April with frost some mornings and typical April showers.
Next week it will be May and hopefully the sunny weather is ahead.
Hope all are fine on the other side of the ocean and also the other English speaking friends in Europe!
Hans is doing pretty well after having a new pacemaker in January. He felt well in Spain and played golf as much as never, walking the course again.
I started to feel bad in Spain with attacks of pain going through ma joints, every day somewhere else. It almost drove me nuts. I had a lot of tests made coming home and here it is: Borreliose is active again (Lyme disease)
I refused the infusions with Rocephine, because it never helped in late stadium,
I am going to switch to alternative medicine and go to doctors from India.
I heard about them from a friend of Ulrike, 33 years old, she was very sick and
one leg half paralized from borrelioses last year and these doctors treated her with the old India ayurvedia medicine. She is doing excellent now without taking any medicine.
I go there 3.of May for 2 weeks and hope they can finally help me. I fool around with this since 2006 when they discovered it and nothing helped. My body gets poisoned with all that cortisone and antibiotics and different other strong drugs since 5 years.
Now I go this way and find out. For sure it can not make things worse and I am so sick hanging around with lots of pain and see all the others including Hans having fun.
Wow, today, Saturday April 29th - sun all day and 28° C after rain and 13° yesterday! What a sudden change!
We will love and enjoy it!
I wish you all a wonderful weekend!!
Love and best regards
from Hans and Stephanie
An excellent away day with a night’s stopover was arranged by Tony and Linda King at Almerimar on Wednesday 16 and 17 November. Some members made it a 2 night stay and rumour has it that this was to enable more drinking time!
On the first day a mixed family pairs competition was played. Amazingly the divorce lawyers were kept at bay as husband, wives and partners were all still talking to one another after the 18th.
The result is set out below. Rosalie’s “ghost” partner was Jim Budd. His name was drawn out of a hat.
1st Rosalie Fardon with “ghost” player
2nd Jim and Margaret Budd
3rd Peter and Sandra Edwards
We all met up in Tony and Linda’s room for pre dinner drinksafter the first day’s play. Prizes were distributed at that time for the family pairs competition. A draw was made for the next day, a mixed fourball betterball. Spouses and partners were not permitted to play together.
The result is shown below:
1st Alan Humphries, Sandra Edwards, Jarlath Staunton and Val Ross
2nd Martin Cooke, Rosalie Fardon, Lloyd Dean and June Humphries
3rd Tony King, Val Cooke, Jim Budd and Tish Bigelow
1st Alan Humphries 35 points
2nd Jim Budd 34 points
3rd = Martin Cooke and Linda King 31 points
The following photographs give some indication of the fun that was had over the two days.
Larkin and Cooke - Nearly there!!
On Friday 16 September a mixed invitation took place at Mentmore Golf Club in Bedfordshire. The Padfield/Larkins and the Cookes entered the "fray" by kind invitation of the former couple. Sandra and Martin were paired together as were Val and Colin. The weather was exceptionally kind to us and as a result Sandra and Martin took 3rd place with 40 points, only marginally behind both the winners and runners up. Photos of the day are shown below.
The Trip To Edinburgh
Over the period from Sunday 7 August to Thursday 11 August six intrepid explorers ventured north to Fifeshire to experience Scottish golf, Scottish hospitality and the military tattoo in Edinburgh Castle. (not necessarily in that order!)
The six in question were:
Martin and Val Cooke, Tony and Linda King and Colin Padfield and Sandra Larkin.
It was intended that Terry and Glennys Oliver should make the trip but unfortunately after recent surgery on his knee, Terry was unable to make the journey.
The Cookes and Padfield / Larkins requiring a free meal and a bed made it to Terry and Glennys in Rotherham for the Sunday night and were excellently entertained by the Olivers. Photos of this momentous occasion are shown later. Because of prior commitments, the Kings made it to Scotland under their own steam on the Monday. Our readers will be pleased to hear that on arrival at the small hotel we were staying at, they were still talking to one another!!
A round of golf at the Canmore Golf Club ( won by team Martin / Colin / Linda ) preceded dinner at the hotel (photos of which are shown below).
And so to the Wednesday, when we were due to play at Pitrievie Golf Club during the day and go to the Edinburgh Tattoo in the evening. The Gods had decided that they did not want Sassenachs playing on that day and sent down enough rain for a month. As a result the course was closed and all we could do was have a coffee in the club house.
Not to be deterred, the ladies found this an excellent opportunity to suggest a shopping trip to Livingstone ably supported by Colin. Gentlemen Beware! The Padfield man likes shopping as much as the ladies and has a tendency to buy as much as them if not more. Consideration is being given to excluding him from all “Gentlemen’s Clubs” in the future.
Evening came and we made our way from Dunfermline ( where the hotel was) to Edinburgh by taxi. A fine dinner was enjoyed by all at a little French bistro outside the walls of the castle. The rain continued to fall heavily and the “mad six” dressed in plastic ponchos and looking somewhat less than elegant, enjoyed the tattoo. Regrettably no photos were taken of the fashions that evening as we were so drowned that we kept everything including our hands under the ponchos.
Returning at about eleven p.m. we were just in time to drain the bar before drying out and retiring for the night. Will someone advise Linda that her headache the following morning was not caused by the rain!!??
Finally, on Thursday we all drove south having had a great time and no doubt looking forward to when we all meet up again at Marina Golf
Our correspondent "in the field" reports that Sandra Larkin of the Larkin / Padfield dynasty succeeded in putting her drive down the hole in one in the early part of June on the Roseberry Couse at Mentmore. Mr Padfield reports that his other half used a driver on the 20 yard hole but more accurate sources report that it was a fine shot on a par three in excess of 130 yards. We understand that this is Sandra's first hole in one but no doubt not her last.
Congratulations Sandra on this ace!