Bandits at Tenerife
Wed 22nd to Wed 29th November 2006


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The Bandits in Tenerife.

7 guys boarded Monarch flight ZB 284 bound for Golf in Tenerife. 5 hrs later they were checking in at the Hotel Jardin Tropical at Costa Adeje close to Playa De Las Americas in 21c+.

The next morning saw them teeing off at Abama Golf in a stiff but warm wind, which made the course a good test of golf. The day was won by Stan Chicksand.

Tuesday was an exciting (some thought hairy) drive over a very steep mountain pass to the Buenavista course which was again a very good course and with the VERY quick greens proved to be difficult to score well on! Oliver Harris managed to score an unbelievable 40 points and won the day by miles! It was agreed that although the course was good is was not worth the drive and would not be played next year.

Golf Del Sur was the local course for Wednesday and proved to be another first class course. Another hot and sunny day but without any wind which made the course slightly easer than Mondays. Ray Fisher managed to win the day!

Thursday was a 65km drive to the north of the island to Real Golf De Tenerife which was not a good idea! The course was not of a very good standard, although it is the oldest course on the Island it was not in very good condition, and it was agreed not to play it next year. The 4 ball managed to lose their way Butch Ash managed 35pts and won the day.

After the long drive of the previous day it was nice to play Golf Las Americas only 3k from the hotel. The course was first class and served the best lunch of all the courses! 34pts gave Butch Ash another win and now had been cut by 4 shots on the week!

Saturday Costa Adeje was played, a local course and the "Bandits" played a medal round on this most difficult course in a very strong wind - need more be said! Oliver Harris managed to shoot a very creditable net 78 playing off 6 (he was cut 2 shots on Tue). The medal score was deducted from the total Stableford score for the other rounds and and Oliver was presented with the "Bandits Trophy"

Las Americas was the last course to be played and the only course to be played twice. Having packed the bags the guys got the the course in time for a 8.30 tee off (quite an achievement considering the amount of alcohol consumed the night before!) yet another perfect day, a great golf course and wonderful weather brought the trip to an end. Vip Khanna managed to just win the day.

The Jardin Tropical was first class. Weather - 20c in the evening, 25c in the day, sun every day, no rain. The golf courses were much better than expected, and little waiting on the tee's. There was a huge choice of places to eat within walking distance of the hotel. All in all it was thought that Tenerife, if all the factors were taken in to consideration, was probably the best venue the Bandits had been to and all agreed that they would return next year. rjf

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