An impressive field of 115 members took part in this weekend’s round 2 of the ALLIANCE Captains League. Before we get down to the results, on behalf of the RMGC and on behalf of all Captains League competitors, allow me to thank ALLIANCE (Real Estate), and our own Jay Jay Micallef, for their continuous support and their generous sponsorship of this most popular, season-long competition. We’ve got 123 participating in this year’s event!
ALLIANCE is a newly formed, stand-alone, real estate agency which is built on the existent network of strategically located offices around Malta, and which depends on the knowledge, professional experience, and personal relationships of its founding partners. The ALLIANCE team consists of more than 160 of the most trusted property advisors in Malta, managed by founder and CEO Michael Bonello, together with his partners and founding members, Jay Jay Micallef, Fabien Debono, Brian Magri, Dylan Micallef, Paul Sammut, Gordon Valentino, Angelo D’ Arrigo, Mario Gauci, Aidan Xuereb and Francois Spagnol.
The ALLIANCE group fares amongst the leaders in its field, and it works with one key motto ‘Together we’re better’. It’s staff are at the forefront of everything it does, as the Group believes that the only way of giving a truly exceptional experience is by empowering their property advisors to give a service like no other. RMGC members, their families and friends, are reminded keep ALLIANCE in mind for all property enquiries & requirements, whether buying or selling, and whether sales or rentals Do get in touch with Jay Jay, or with any of his ALLIANCE colleagues.
Back to the golf….We congratulate two relatively new members for shooting themselves up to the top of this weekend’s leaderboard. Lee Cope and Neil Bergin both tied with an impressive 43pts, and 4pts clear of the rest of the field. Lee takes it on a back3 count-back. Happy days Lee! And, well done Neil! Prize vouchers of €80 plus 25 OOM pts, and €60 plus 20 OOM pts, to Lee and to Neil respectively.
For 3rd to 8th place with 39pts another six-way count-back was required to determine Ilkka Heikkila finishing in 3rd place (€40 voucher), Alex Mizzi in 4th (€20 voucher) who, together with Phil Luxon, Harri Lehtiniemi, Henrik Fagerlund and Alan Dixon all collect 18 OOM pts.
These are the stats and standings after round #2
And to the Twos…seven balls each, but fourteen balls to Jay Jay Micallef 😃, for the ten Twos scored yesterday.
It’s the Malta Garrison Trophy, bogey format, this coming weekend. For our less-experienced competitors, bogey is similar to stableford but it is played as follows:
a. When a player scores a nett birdie or better (ie 3 or more pts in stableford) he records the hole with his gross score and with a plus (+),
b. When a player scores a nett bogey (ie 1 pt in stableford) he records the hole with his gross score and with a minus (-). A nett double bogey or worse is also marked with a minus (-),
c. When a player scores a nett par (ie 2pts in stableford) he records the hole with his gross score and a “0”.
d. At the end of the round the total minuses are subtracted from the total pluses for a nett bogey score, and the player with the most pluses is declared the winner.
e. To improve the pace of play, once you realize you cannot score better than a nett double bogey (0pts in stableford), please pick up, mark a minus, and move on.
One final word regarding competition integrity and scoring accuracy, in general. Due to the specific situation we are in, ie no competition draw-sheet and no exchange nor deposit of score cards, after every competition round, especially if it’s qualifying, it is important that all players and their respective markers call out and verify the gross scores of every completed hole. The front9, back9, and total score should tally before the scores are entered into the system. The player and marker should then also check that the manually-calculated score is what actually appears on the PSI/HDID/ClubV1 leaderboard. If not, then something is possibly wrong, and you may need to contact the CompSec, or a member of the Captain’s committee, to rectify.
Enjoy the rest of your weekend.