Sport: GOLF - PAR 3 Group
Time - 10:00
Week - Third
Day - Wednesday
Venue - Various
Group Coordinators
First NameSurname
PaulRowlerson
Events
NameDateTime
Golf @ Mas Torrellas20 Nov 201910:00
Event Organiser Schedule
 
Event Month 2018 2019
Organiser Location Organiser Location
January June Joyce Gualta Colin Bell Gualta
February Wiebe/ Anneke van der Meer Mas Torroellas Barry Davys El Camp - Montseny (new course)
March Paul Rowlerson Fornells Harald Johansen Peralada (new course)
April John/Eileen Swift Platja d’Aro Stan / June Shimmin Mas Torroellas
May Tim Raine / Harald Johansen Mas Torroellas Alan Lister Platja d'Aro
June Harald Johansen / Ken Spratley Mas Torroellas Yvonne van Scherpenzell Fornells de la Selva
July Dave / Maggie Brown Franciac John & Jean House Franciac
August No Game ----------- No Game --------------
September Ken Spratley / Ernest Shore Gualta Peter & Joan Martin Peralada Match against French U3A
October Roger/Sue Creed Mas Pages Joan and Andy Ball Mas Nou
November Wendy Whitworth Castello d’Empuries Arthur Strange Mas Torrellas
December Arthur Strange Mas Torrellas         Paul Rowlerson               Gualta

After a member has been with the group for one year, they will be expected to offer to organise a minimum of one game over a two year period.  In this way the group remains vibrant and active without any one person being unduly overburdened.

Arranging a Game

We play on the 3rd Wednesday of each month (10 am – April through October; 10:30 am – November through March), unless the organiser has a particular reason to choose a different day / time (senior discount, tournament, etc).   Three weeks before the event the Group Coordinator will send the Organiser a form to be filled in with the event details (location, tee-time, lunch arrangements) and returned to the Coordinator for posting on the website at least two weeks prior to the event.  A provisional booking is made with the course and the restaurant. Once the cut-off date for sign-ups is passed, the Organiser confirms with the course the tee slots and restaurant.

Signing Up for a Game

Places are always limited.  On some courses, there are a limited number of consecutive tee-slots available to us.  A message is sent to all members of the group as soon as an event is available for sign up.  To ensure a place at an event, you should sign up promptly on the website.  If the event is full, please join the waiting list and you will be told if space becomes available.  If you find later on that you are unable to attend, make sure you tell the organiser well in advance to allow a member on the waiting list to take your place.

Members who have organised a game in the last twenty-four months or are scheduled to organise a game in the coming year are given priority over those who have not. If you are a member who has not organised, or is not planning to organise a game, you should sign up; but if the event become oversubscribed you will be asked to stand aside to make a place available for another member.

If you were on the waiting list and failed to get included in the game, you will be given special consideration the following month to try to get you playing, so it is always worth signing up on the waiting list when the event is full.

Golf Courses

We generally use the following courses but any “pitch-and-putt” / Par-3 course can be used.

Course

Location

Directions

Contact Details

Gualta

Nr. Torroella.

Follow the C31 to Torroella. At the roundabout on the south side of the river Ter, take the GI-643 towards Gualta / Serra de Aro. After 440 metres turn right into the golf club.

Tel: 972760338 – best reserve two weeks prior.

www.gualta.com

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Mas Pages

St. Esteve de Guialbes

Follow the NII going north out of Girona. Pass the villages Vilafreser (on left) and Fellines (on right). After passing the Restaurant Can Maret (on right), turn left on the GIV-5141. Pass through Terradelles. At the roundabout take the GI-513, direction Banyoles. The entrance to the club will be on your left.

Tel: 972561001

www.maspages.com

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Mas Nou [Senior discounts on Mon & Thurs]

Platja d’Aro

Follow the C31 and exit at junction 316. Follow signs to Club de Golf d’Aro. The road winds uphill for a considerable distance (Carrer Romanya). At the top, pass the Hapimag Resort on the left. The entrance to the golf club is 400 metres on the right.

Tel: 972816727

www.golfdaro.com

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Franciac

Nr. Girona Airport

Follow the C25 towards Girona Airport. At the roundabout where the road passes under the A2/NII, take the last exit and take the access road running south parallel to the A2/NII. Look for a left turn beside a restaurant that leads to another left turn that takes you over the A2/NII. Carry straight on to the club.

Tel: 972471028

www.golffanciac.com

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Fornells [Senior discounts on some days]

Fornells de la Selva

If approaching from the Girona side:

Follow the C65 to Llambilles. At the main junction and traffic lights you need to turn and head west [if coming from the direction of Girona, turn right at the traffic lights; if coming from the direction of Cassa de la Selva, turn left at the roundabout before the junction (no left turn at the lights)]. Continue along a country road for 3 kms, the course is on the right-hand-side.

 

If approaching from the AP7:

 

Coming from the north, come off the AP7 where the A2 splits off, signed to Fornells de la Selva and Barcelona NII; coming from the south, come off the AP7 at Girona airport, go to the next roundabout and take the NII north towards Girona.

 

Then enter the village of Fornells, take the Lambilles road. You will eventually arrive at the golf course on your left.

 

Tel: 972476672

www.pitchandputtfornells.cat

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Mas Tapiolas

Santa Cristina d’Aro

Follow the C31 going south on to where it turns into the C65. Pass junction 5. Keep right and exit on the service road. Pass under the C65, turn left (as if going back north on the C65) and take the right turning to the Hotel Mas Tapiolas. Park in the hotel grounds. www.hotelmastapiolas.com

Tel: 972837017

Nov / Dec - €16 (€29.95 w/lunch), otherwise €18. [€2 discount if FCPP member].

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Mas Torrellas

Castell d’Aro

Follow the C31 and exit at junction 314. Follow signs for Castell d’Aro. Stay on the GI662, passing through the town. After passing the Sant Josep Camping on the left, turn right into the golf course parking area.

Tel: 972836257

www.pitchandputtmastorrellas.com

Nov thru March - €17, otherwise €19; half price for seniors on Wednesdays.

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Golf Lloret

Lloret

From the north: take C31/C65/C35 then C63 towards Lloret de Mar. Once in Lloret take GI682 (Av. Vila de Blanes) towards Blanes and at the 2nd roundabout turn right. Go up this road (Cami Papalús) and you will come to Restaurant Papalús and Golf. Take a left to the car park.

Tel: 609132133

www.pitchandputtlloret.com

Green Fee: €15 / With lunch: €25

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Restaurants

We generally use the following restaurants but any restaurant of the Organiser’s choosing can be used.

Course

Restaurant Name

Menu Cost [check first]

Directions

Contact Details

Gualta

A-Putt

Located in the Club House of the course

Tel: 972755122

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Gualta

L’Horta de Can Patxei

Exit the club turning right on the GI-643. Passing Gualta on the left take the small road, signposted to the restaurant a few hundred metres further on the right.

Tel: 872009048

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Mas Pages

Can Boix

Exit the club turning left on the GI-513. The restaurant is in the1st village (Vilamari) on the right.

Tel: 972561005

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Mas Nou

Can Xerta

[Santa Cristina d’Aro]

Follow the C31 and exit at junction 310. Follow the signs to Santa Cristina d’Aro. At the first roundabout take the 1st exit. At the next roundabout take the 1st exit (GI-662). Take the 1st right turn, then the next left turn and park in the restaurant car park.

Tel: 972838283

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Mas Nou

Can Ramon

[Calonge]

Follow the C31 and exit at junction 321. Head towards Calonge town centre. [Note: If coming from the north you will need to take the 3rd exit from the roundabout, cross over the C31, and then take the 2nd exit at the next roundabout. If coming from the south take the 2nd exit at the roundabout.] At the T-junction go left and pass under the C31. At the next roundabout go straight over – the restaurant is 50 metres on the left

Tel: 972651961

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Franciac

Golf Club

Follow the C25 towards Girona Airport. At the roundabout where the road passes under the A2/NII, take the last exit and take the access road running south parallel to the A2/NII. Look for a left turn beside a restaurant that leads to another left turn that takes you over the A2/NII. Carry straight on to the club.

Tel: 972471028

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Fornells

El Raco de L’Hostal

[Llambilles]

Follow the C65 to Llambilles. At the main junction and traffic lights you need to turn and head west [if coming from the direction of Girona, turn right at the traffic lights; if coming from the direction of Cassa de la Selva, turn left at the roundabout before the junction (no left turn at the lights)]. The restaurant is in the first block by the traffic lights, parking up a small ramp.

Tel: 972469132

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Fornells

L’Escon

[Llambilles]

Follow the C65 to Llambilles. At the main junction and traffic lights you need to turn left into the restaurant car park [if coming from the direction of Girona; if coming from the direction of Cassa de la Selva, turn right].

Tel: 972469238

Sometimes closed on Wednesday depending on time of year.

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Fornells

Mas Canyet

Turn right at the traffic lights in Llambilles and head towards Playa D’aro on the C65. At the “model cork” roundabout turn right towards airport. The restaurant is 900 metres on right hand side.

Tel: 972463437

 

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Mas Tapiolas

Can Xerta

[Santa Cristina d’Aro]

Follow the C31 and exit at junction 310. Follow the signs to Santa Cristina d’Aro. At the first roundabout take the 1st exit. At the next roundabout take the 1st exit (GI-662). Take the 1st right turn, then the next left turn and park in the restaurant car park.

Tel: 972838283

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Mas Torrellas

Can Xerta

[Santa Cristina d’Aro]

Follow the C31 and exit at junction 310. Follow the signs to Santa Cristina d’Aro. At the first roundabout take the 1st exit. At the next roundabout take the 1st exit (GI-662). Take the 1st right turn, then the next left turn and park in the restaurant car park.

Tel: 972838283

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Golf Lloret

Papalus

From the north: take C31/C65/C35 then C63 towards Lloret de Mar. Once in Lloret take GI682 (Av. Vila de Blanes) towards Blanes and at the 2nd roundabout turn right. Go up this road (Cami Papalús) and you will come to Restaurant Papalús and Golf. Take a left to the car park.

Tel: 609132133

 

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Scoring

Players of all levels are welcome and games are friendly rather than competitive. However, we normally organise fun scoring systems aimed at making all players possible winners.

We generally use the following scoring systems but any system of the Organiser’s choosing can be used.

System Name

How to use

Match Play

All players in the team (2 persons) play each hole as a separate contest against each other. The person with the lowest score wins the hole, regardless of the number of stokes played. If the number of stokes is equal, the hole is “halved”. The person winning the most holes wins. Not suitable for players of greatly different abilities.

Stroke Play

All players in the team (2 or 4 persons) play each hole and record the total number of strokes played. The person with the lowest score (adjusted for handicap if known) wins.

Stableford

A system where points are awarded to players based on the difficulty of each hole. It is best calculated using a simple spreadsheet where scores are entered against the hole handicap. The group coordinator can supply.

Yellow Ball

Each team will be given a yellow ball. At every hole one of the team will have a turn playing the yellow ball – starting with the team captain. The yellow ball will be rotated sequentially through the team. Every team member should have a turn playing the yellow ball keeping the same order throughout the entire round.

If you lose the yellow ball there will be one extra point added to the final yellow ball score for that hole. Only one yellow ball to be used for each hole. If you lose the yellow ball during the game you should mark a white ball which will then become the designated yellow ball.

We will be picking up after a maximum of 7 – if the player with the yellow ball reaches seven and loses the ball then the one penalty point will be added after the 7 (final score will be 8)

Scoring: Each hole will be the total score of the yellow ball plus the lowest score of one other team player. The team with the overall lowest score will be the overall winner.

Texas Scramble

Players form two-person teams. Both members of the pair tee-off. Select the best shot. Both players take a shot from that position. This continues until the first ball is holed. There is a single score that applies to the pair which is the number of stokes taken by the 1st player to hole out. Teams can also be made of 3 or 4 players. Group teams with a mixture of abilities.

Putt Count

Once the player is on the green, count the number of putts required to hole-out. The winner is the player with the fewest accumulated putts. This scoring system is normally used in parallel but separate to another scoring system during the same game, creating a small competition within a broader competition. Should be used in combination with another system such as Five Max or Stroke Play.

Five Max

On each hole, once the player has a score of 5, they pick up the ball and walk it to the green, placing it at the first point on the edge that they come to. They continue the game (and the scoring) from there. This prevents a high-scoring player from becoming too far behind and keeps the game moving if time is pressing.

Foursomes

Players form two-person teams. They use only one ball. Player A always tees-off from odd-numbered holes, player B from even-numbered holes. They play each shot alternately. Penalty shots do not affect the order of play. Group teams with a mixture of abilities.

Greensomes

Players form two-person teams. They select the best tee-shot and play from that position. Using a single ball between them, the player whose ball was not selected plays the next shot and all future even-number shots on this hole, the other team member playing all the odd-numbered shots. *** Also Gruesomes – same as Greensomes but the opponents choose which ball is used. *** Group teams with a mixture of abilities.

Chapman

Players form two-person teams. Both members of the pair tee-off. Player A then plays Player B’s ball and Player B plays Player’s A ball. From then on, the team selects the best ball to play. Both players take a shot from that position. This continues until the first ball is holed. There is a single score that applies to the pair which is the number of stokes taken by the 1st player to hole out. Teams can also be made of 3 or 4 players. Group teams with a mixture of abilities.

Lagging

After everyone gets on the green and regardless of the number of strokes, the player closest to the hole gets 3 points, the next player closest to the hole gets 2 points, the next player closest to the hole gets 1 point and the player farthest from the hole gets 0 points. Total the points for all eighteen holes to decide the winner.

For-Play

All strokes are counted, like stroke play. Players are grouped into teams (4, 3 or 2 players). On each hole, the team also records the score of the best player. However, each member of the team’s score must be used at least 4 times if the team consists of 4 players (5 times if the team is 3 players; 6 times if the team is 2 players). The player whose score is to be used on each hole is chosen after the 1st tee-shot is taken. The winning team is the one with the lowest score. Group teams with a mixture of abilities. [There are variations on which player’s score is to be used. The selected player can be chosen after all have putted-out or before the 1st tee shot is taken.]

Other Fun Things To Do

Here are some ideas to inject fun into the game.

Idea

How to use

Who Buys The Beer

If you are 4 players, select 3 random numbers between 1 and 18 (if you are 3 players, choose 2 numbers, etc). Whoever “wins” the first numbered hole you come to is eliminated from the shortlist. Whoever “wins” the second numbered hole you come to is also eliminated from the shortlist. Carry on until there is one person not eliminated – they buy the beers!

Three Club

Each player is limited to just 3 clubs of their choosing.

Red Ball

Draw a line across the score card from top left to bottom right. Where the line crosses your name line, you get to halve your actual score.

Closest to the Pin

The 1st team to tee-off carries a pin. At the shortest hole on the course, they place it where the tee-shot closest to the pin falls and mark the attached card with the name of the player. If any subsequent player does better, the pin is moved to the closer position and the name of the player added. The last team through retrieves the pin and card. [Pins are supplied by the club].

Longest Drive

The 1st team to tee-off carries a pin. At the longest hole on the course, they place it where the tee-shot furthest from the tee falls and mark the attached card with the name of the player. If any subsequent player does better, the pin is moved to the further position and the name of the player added. The last team through retrieves the pin and card. [Pins are supplied by the club].

String

Each player is issued with a length of string depending on the assumed skill of the player. At any point in the game, the player can cut a length off their string and move the ball without penalty to a new position determined by the cut length. The cut length is then discarded.


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