Captain’s Day 2016

El Chaparral Golf Club recently held the traditional Captains’ Day 2016 where Nick Cripps celebrated their year with the full support of all the members and visitors with a full house of total 104 players.

The captain’s had done and amazing job in organising competitors from near and far, including many club captains on the Costa, visitors from UK and all members – them preparing team sheets, buggy list, scorecards, prize lists as well as snack packs for the buggies and a great set up of prizes which were displayed on the terrace for the winners of the day.

With magnificent weather although with a little fresh breeze, all participants went out at 09.00 on a shot gun start, the format of play was a team event and stableford.

This year nearly everybody went home with a prize, best individual score, 1st, 2nd 3rd Men and Ladies, best team; as well as nearest the pin in all par 3’s, which were sponsored by best restaurants in Mijas, plus straightest drive on hole 7 sponsored by member Ambrose Turnbull with 100€ voucher and best dressed of the day.

The course was in excellent conditions and very good scores showed at the end of the day, with winners decided after a very tight finish.

Once the competition ended, the participants enjoyed a wonderful meal and fellowship awards on the terrace of the restaurant, where Captain’s Nick was the ringmasters.

We must thank all our sponsors for their support to the event one more year.

We must thank the sponsor of the tournament Blacktower Financial Management Group and all our collaborators: La Farola, El olivo, Pepe el Cordobés, Barboru, Olivias’s, Voulevar caffee y  Ambrose Turnbull.

Thanks so much to Captain Nick & committee: Paul pendfold, Phil Flaxman, Hugh Melia, Paco Pecino & Liz Britton for such an enjoyable day; we are delighted to have all you representing the club, well done “Super Captain”.



1º: José Luis Barbero, Miguel García, José Díaz, Antonio Jurado 97pts

2º: Antonio Rodríguez, Jose, Christian Farr, John McSorley 89

3º: Jorn and Mette Eide, Barry Eagles, Keith Toms 88

Best Dressed: Paul Cunningham, Geoff Thompson, Steven Cunningham, Karl Crossman

Straight drive: Harry Torris



1º: José Pérez, 44

2º: William John Hyde 41

3º: José Díaz 40



1ª: Patricia Zimmerman 40

2ª: M. Carmen Nogueros  36

3ª: Liz Britton 33


Nearest pins

Hole 2: Miguel Garcia

Hole 4: Jeff Palmer

Hole 10: Jose Perez

Hole 14: Paul Penfold

Hole 16: Gordon Owen

Hole 18: Terry Reynolds