Results – April Society Day

The Steve Nicholls Macieira Challenge Trophy

Another successful VdT Golf Society day out at Alamos Golf Course.

The change from the original date worked wonders and the course was in great condition after so many weeks of rain.  The first thing everyone noticed was just how full the lakes and rivers were and probably the water level is now higher than last winter.

The Steve Nicholls Challenge Trophy was competed for in Medal scores, with a Stableford Competition running along side.

Chris Dickens produced a short Ode to Steve which was much appreciated  by all and reflected all the memories we have of the Old Boy……..

Ode to Steve Nicholls

“Christopher, as I live and breathe, 

Always the greeting from our friend Steve”

“So, you’ve been out playing with those golf toys,

See, I told you a Medal would sort the men from the boys”

“If I’d have played, Tourettes Syndrome would have kicked in for sure,

Players would have had to hide and hunker, 

Oh b*****ks, is that another one in the bunker”

“Another day in paradise, if my Maceira Challenge hasn’t lightened your load, 

Don’t go just yet, just stay, and have another one for the road”

“Here we are at another successful VdT Golf Society Day,

If Steve was here, he would have just wanted to play”

“To all of us who knew Steve, we still remember, and think of him often,

So on that last note we’ll raise a glass to toast, Steve is not forgotten”


Our thanks go to Becky Nicholls for Sponsoring the Macieira Open

18 players took up the challenge and the results are below:

Medal Results ….Only 10 had complete score cards and 8 none returns

  • Winner With Score of 74 on Count Back on back Nine of 46…… Many Pinto
  • Runner up with Score also of 74 Count back on back Nine of 50…Sharon Dickens
  • Third Score 78 ……..Derek Allen

          Longest Drive……..Roel Pluim

          Nearest the Pin…..Sharon Dickens..but already won a prize so second nearest ..Brian Parker

  • Stableford  Winner with 36 points Sharon Dickens…But already won a prize, Many Pinto with 34 points was next but already won a prize so the winner with 33 points Rick Hursthouse
  • Runner up with 29 points….. Dave Quinton
  • Third with 28 points Derek Allen….already won a prize so third also on 28 is Steve Bossom

Next Society day is Thursday 17th May at the Morgado Course which will have just hosted the European Tour Competition so everything should be in tip top condition.

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