The Bassadone Motors Trophy
Med Golf returned to one of its favourite courses at El Paraiso for the Bassadone Motors Trophy on Sunday 10th February 2019.
Designed by the legendary South African Gary Player, one of the world’s best golfers of all time and opened in 1973, the course has undergone continuous development and improvement. Measuring 5912 metres off the yellow tees, the 18-hole course is very much like an English parkland course providing a fair challenge to golfers of all levels.
The course was well presented and, after a very chilly start, the sun emerged and the whole field finished the round in warm sunshine with nothing but a gentle breeze.
The champion of the day, winner of the Bassadone Motors Trophy and a 60€ Med Golf voucher was James Barr with a very fine score of 38 points. James and his playing partner Richard Atkinson also won the best pair with a combined score of 82 points.
The best gross was Matthew Bruce-Smith with a 3 over par total of 74. Matthew was also runner up in Cat 1 as shown below. The best gross on the par 3s was Roger Griffiths with a score of 1 over par and the longest drive was won by Mark Henderson.
The best senior was Carlo Nuvoletta with a score of 36 points. Carlo was also the Category 2 runner up as shown below.
Our handicap category prizes were won as follows:
Category 1 (handicaps 0 to 12): Kevin Jones was the winner with a score of 36 points and the runner up on handicap was Matthew Bruce-Smith with 34 points.
Category 2 (handicaps 13 to 22): Carlo Nuvoletta with 36 points was runner up and the winner with 38 points was Sam Broderick.
Category 3 (handicap 23 and above): Eddie Diaz took the runner up slot with 32 points and the winner, for the third consecutive week was Alex Ashmore with a score of 37 points.
Nearest the pin winners were: Mike Cowburn, Steve Litchfield and Kevin Jones twice. Joe Sanchez was nearest to the pin in 2 on a par 4 and nearest to the pin in 3 on a par 5 was Steve Litchfield.
The best guest was Svetlana Kripaytite with a fine score of 38 points and was awarded a one year free membership to Med Golf.
The sponsor, Kevin Jones on behalf of Bassadone Motors, was thanked for his support and presented the prizes. The scorecard draw for a one litre bottle of Johnnie Walker red label whisky, courtesy of Saccone and Speed was won by Roger Griffiths.
Guests are made very welcome at all events and are encouraged to join us and enjoy a great day out. While they are not eligible to win the trophy or category prizes, they can win the many mini-competition prizes and even a best guest prize if warranted by numbers, and of course the scorecard draw at the end of the prize presentation.