The Gedime Motors Trophy final event of season
The final event of the Med Golf 2018-19 Season was the Gedime Motors Trophy tournament held on the Alcaidesa Links Course on July 7.
The Links is renowned for its spectacular views, not only of Gibraltar and the African coast to the South, but also the coastline of Spain to the North as far as the Sierra Nevada when they are topped with snow. Valued as a fair test of golf, the course was well prepared following a recent 2 weeks of maintenance with greens that were of a manageable pace. The wind was little more than a stiff breeze which, although affecting the ball flight, did little to dampen the scores.
In addition to finding the winner of the Gedime Trophy, the event would also determine the Player of the Year and the top ten players in the Hunter Properties Order of Merit who would qualify for the Med Golf Masters.
The Champion of the day, fresh off a second place in Category 2 last outing, and winner of the Gedime Trophy with 43 Stableford points off a handicap of 13 was Paul Nash.
Paul also struck a blow for Category 2 players by posting the best gross score of 77, winning the coveted prize normally only in the reach of Category 1 single figure handicappers! A timely strike perhaps as Paul’s handicap adjustment will move him up into Category 1.
The best gross score of level par on the 6 par 3 holes was Roger Griffiths. Roger was also the Category 1 runner up and appeared on the nearest to the pin prize list.
The best senior was Eddie Diaz with 38 points. Eddie was also the runner up in Category 3. The longest drive was won by Javi Hunter.
The best pair was Roy Azopardi and Kevin Jones with a combined score of 72 points. Kevin was also the Category 1 winner.
Med Golf were delighted to welcome 12 guest players and a one year free membership was awarded to the top three guests as follows.
First place: Ross Harkins with a score of 38 points.
Second place: Bill Fletcher with a score of 37 points.
Third place: Danill Pogba with a score of 36 points.
Our handicap category prizes were won as follows:
Category 1 (handicaps 0 to 12): Roger Griffiths was runner up with 36 points losing by one point to Kevin Jones with 37 points.
Category 2 (handicaps 13 to 22): Anthony Bull, the winner last time out, was runner up this time with 36 points to Joe Sanchez on handicap, also with 36 points.
Category 3 (handicap 23 and above): Once again the winner of the last event, Eddie Diaz, had to settle for second place this time out with 38 points behind Hans Henrik Jensen with 39 points.
Nearest the pin winners were: Simon Dyson, Roger Griffiths, Julian Valverde, Daniil Pogiba and Louis Calvente. Richard Atkinson was nearest to the pin in 2 on a par 4 and Ben Helme was nearest the pin in 3 on a par 5.
The Player of the Year
The Player of the Year is awarded for the most accumulated points over the best 5 events in the Hunter Properties Order of Merit. Neither of the top two contenders was able to play in the final event but their positions were unassailable with Matthew Bruce-Smith remaining in top spot and taking the
Player of the Year Trophy.
The Top Twenty
Only the Top Ten in the Hunter Properties Order of Merit qualify to play in the Med Golf Masters.
Matthew Bruce Smith: winner of the Player of the Year Trophy
Med Golf Masters
The Med Golf Masters will be held at the San Roque Club Old Course on August 11. This all expenses paid event is by invitation only. The top ten players contest the Med Golf Masters Champions Trophy and Sponsors play for the Med Golf Masters Corporate Trophy. The day includes Breakfast, gifts from sponsors, exclusive Masters polo shirt and cap, prize giving with cocktails and canapés.
The Med Golf 2019-20 season schedule will be published after the Masters once the bookings are secured. Med Golf strives to move forward with the times and provide the golfing experience that members want. If you have any suggestions about how that might be achieved, please let us know.
Meanwhile, keep your eye on the Med Golf website: medgolfmembers.com for further information.