The second tournament between members of El Chaparral and  Ballyliffim Golf Club was held on the 17th and 19th March at El Chaparral.

The visitors enjoyed five fantastic sunny days on the coast, accompanied by large quantities of  the drink giving its name to this event.

Two days of golf began with a tie(2.5pts each)on the first day’s individual stableford event. Day two saw the home side push to the fore in the pairs better ball competition, winning by 3.5pts to 1.5 pts. (The Irish team were not too despondent after hearing that their rugby team had just beaten England)

The day was rounded off with a marvellous Gala Dinner in the club restaurant accompanied by a traditional Flamenco show by the Azabache school and Pat “Jones” Kelly sang a special rendition of the classic hit “Delilah”

After the dinner, the victorious El Chaparral team received the famous “Jarra”, and Antonio Rodriguez was presented with a golf flag from the Ballyliffim president as recognition of the friendship between the two clubs.

Special thanks to Ramon Velasco for his collaboration, and to the two super Irish leaders Pat Kelly and Seamus Mallone for their organisation and good humour.

We hope to welcome them again here soon.