2018 Spanish Seniors Festival

on Sunday, 21 January 2018.

2018 Spanish Seniors Golf Festival

Friday 26th October

The final day of competition saw the climax of the pair’s competition. Going into the final round anyone from 4 pairs could have won either the scratch or Nett prize.

With a final round score of 6 under par 66 (Better ball) Nick Robson and Andy Campbell emerged winners with a total score of 136 (8 under par). In second place 5 shots back were Rob Craw and Alan Hogg on 141. 3rd place was taken by Stuart Drysdale and Les Pirie on 142.

In the handicap event, a final round of Nett 68 by Alan Harrington and Steven Connolly was enough to gain them a 2 shot winning margin from local players, Philip Browne and Dave Marriott. In 3rd place, because of a better last round was another local pair of Tony Burns and Eddie Doubtfire, with a score of 135.

An enjoyable week’s golf was had by all, in excellent weather and good camaraderie evidenced between all players. Our thanks to hosts Hacienda Del Alamo and congratulations to all the winners.

Final doubles results can viewed by clicking on links below.



Thursday 25th October:

The final round of the Singles was completed in brilliant sunshine and temperatures in the high 20’s, perfect golfing weather.

Overnight leader Nick Robson who led by 5 shots, ran away with the Competition wining by a 12 shot margin on 221, with a final round 1 over par 73. Well deserved winner who led wire to wire.Nick is a bit of an expert on this course, this being his 4th win in a row.

In 2nd place after a final round 80 was Andy Campbell on 233, 1 ahead of Rob Craw and Les Pirie, with Rob pipping Les for 3rd place on countback and Les taking 4th place.

In the handicap section, Nick again had the best Nett total of 221, 2 ahead of local players Tony Burns and Philip Browne with Bruce Harvey making up the 3 tied on 223. Tony wins the vouchers (as Nick already a winner in the Scratch event), on countback from Philip and Bruce, with Ian Gourlay taking 4th slot on 225.

Another excellent singles competition played in great camaraderie and sportsmanship.

Tomorrow sees the final round of the pairs competition.

Full singles scores can be viewed by clicking on the appropriate links below.



Wednesday 24th October:

The 2nd round of the singles was played in glorious sunshine, although a tricky wind added some degree of difficulty.

Nick Robson consolidated his overnight lead with the lowest score of the day 73, to give him a 2-round total of 148, a lead of 5 shots over his fellow Aberdonian Andy Campbell who’s 78 gives him a total of 153.  In third place overall is Les Pirie (79) with an eagle 2 at the difficult 16th on 155.

In the handicap competition there are 3 players tied on net totals of 147 after the first 2 rounds. Bruce Harvey (75), Ian Kerr (76) and Douglas Hunter (77) have a narrow 1 shot lead over 4th placed Nick Robson on 148.

Full scores after 2 rounds can be viewed by clicking on links below. Tee Times for the final round on Thursday are also shown on score sheet.



Tuesday 23rd October

The first round of the singles commenced today in fine weather although a sharp heavy burst of rain towards mid afternoon caught out the last few groups on the latter holes.

Nick Robson shot a 3 over par 75 as did Andy Campbell, to share top spot on the scratch leaderboard, both players dropping shots over the last 2 holes in the rain.

 In a share of 3rd place on 76 are Douglas Hunter and Les Pirie with Ian Kerr and Rob Crow 1 shot further behind on 77.

In the handicap competition, Douglas Hunter with a net 70 (6 handicap) leads by 1 from Ian Kerr on 71 (6). Douglas finished dropping 3 shots in the last 2 holes, with Ian Kerr dropping 2 on the same holes in difficult conditions.

Monday 22nd October:

After Sunday’s practice round, where the Captains team (Drew’s) narrowly defeated the Past Captains (Gordon’s) team the Festival started in earnest today with the first round in the pairs competition.

Glorious sunshine and fine weather with temperatures in the mid to high 20’s, produced some sparkling golf.  Leaders after round 1 are Rob Craw and Allan Hogg who top both the scratch and Net leader board with a score of 66/63.0.  In second place in the scratch are Nick Robson and Andy Campbell 4 shots adrift on 70.  In 3rd place are Stuart Drysdale and Les Pirie on 72.

In the handicap section, local pairing of Phil Browne and Dave Marriot and only 0.5 behind, with 3rd place being held by Alan Harrington and Steven Connolly on 64.0

Tomorrow sees the first round of the Singles Competition, and with the forecast for the week promising even warmer weather we are sure the scores will match.


NET Doubles Scores




3th October:  Draw and message from Captain Drew can be viewed by clicking on attached document link.  DRAW


25th May 2018: We have had some information regarding available accommodation at HDA for October. To view click on links below:

General Info.          Apartment details


We have now confirmed that we will be returning to Hacienda Del Alamo in October 2018 for our Spanish Golf Festival week.

Costs are £315 and full details can be viewed by opening the full article.

Names please to Keith Ross 07957 821912, email rosco1956@hotmail.co.uk as soon as possible, thanks.


The SSGS will be returning to Hacienda del Alamo, Sunday 21st to Friday, 2th October 2018.


Practice round, Sunday 21st, tee reserved times will be advised in due course.

1st round doubles Monday 22nd

Singles event Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.

2nd round doubles Friday 26th.

Cost, Fixed Price of £315.

Included, 6 rounds of golf + half share of buggy on event days + entry to doubles and singles events.

please note; competitors must book their start time and buggy for practice day, (buggy NOT included for practice)

the Festival of Golf is Open to all golfers over the age of 50 years with a max H/cap 12.

Names please to Keith Ross 07957 821912, email rosco1956@hotmail.co.uk

payment details,

Scottish Seniors Golfing Society

PO box 19610



Payments should be made by cheque payable to " SSGS Spanish Trip 2018" and sent to "SSGS Spanish Event, P.O. Box 19610, Johnstone, Renfrewshire, PA5 5AQ".

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