Ged revels in the Spanish sunshine

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Ged Rowbottom took the player of the week award on the recent Trilby Tour to Spain, which attracted players from the Todmorden area.

Rowbottom was the most consistent over six quality courses, also winning the accumulative pairs with trip organiser Richard Lupton.

The players were blessed with wall to wall sunshine.

Day one brought the challenge of Don Julia, a course that rambles along the coast. A strong wind seemed to face the players on almost every hole and it was fitting that long hitter John Humes should win from Lupton.

With the wind dropping and temperatures rising, scoring increased at old favourite Santa Maria. Rowbottom snatch the prize from Michael Wardrobe with 39 points

Day three was President’s Day and Jay Link had chosen Los Naranjos, which did not disappoint. Mark Harper won in dramatic fashion at the 18th, chipping over the water and rolling his ball up the multi contoured green for it to nestle snuggly into the cup.

That gave him victory over Wardrobe and brought the loudest cheer of the week from the onlooking gallery.

Golf was optional on day four but the majority chose to play Rio Real, the spiritual home of the tour. Andrew Lupton had the best score in what was a team event.

Captain Stuart Fulton chose the magnificent championship course of San Roque for day five. The scenery was breath-taking and President Link played possible the best round of his life to finish one point clear of Andrew Lupton.

The final day saw a return to El Paraiso and Christian Kafanke won comfortably.

Captain Fulton congratulated all competitors and thanked Richard Lupton for the preparations.