Matthew Brucesmith Wins The Johnnie Walker Trophy

by Tyronne | Posted on Thursday, January 31st, 2019

The Johnnie Walker Trophy

The Johnnie Walker Trophy, played in an individual Stableford format, was contested at Rio Real on Sunday 20th January 2019 – a new venue for Med Golf. Designed by the renowned Spanish architect Javier Arana and opened in 1965, the 18-hole par 72 course is bisected by the Rio Real which winds its way to the Mediterranean Sea between the fairways and many trees that line the course. Although a little wet after overnight rain, the course had been well prepared, the greens were in great shape and were a delight to play on. After a chilly start, the weather warmed up and everyone finished the round in brilliant sunshine. A great day’s golf.

The champion of the day, winner of the Johnnie Walker Trophy and a 60€ Med Golf voucher was Matthew Bruce-Smith with 38 points. More remarkable was his gross score of 71 (1 under par) which not surprisingly, won him the prize for best gross. Matthew also won the longest drive and appeared on prize list for nearest to the pin.
The best gross on the par 3s was Matthew Charlesworth with a score of level par. Mathew was also on the nearest to the pin prize list.

The best senior was Sandy Casofski with a score of 36 points. Sandy was also the Category 1 winner and won the prize for nearest the pin in 3 on a par 5.

Our handicap category prizes were won as follows:

Category 1 (handicaps 0 to 12): Sandy Casofski was the winner with a score of 36 points and the runner up was Steve Munns with 30 points.

Category 2 (handicaps 13 to 22): Jordan Brown with 34 points was runner up and Alistair Knight was the winner with 37 points.

Category 3 (handicap 23 and above): Damian White took the runner up slot with 28 points and the winner, for the second consecutive week was Alex Ashmore with a score of 30 points.

Nearest the pin winners were: Matthew Bruce-Smith, Matthew Charlesworth, Steve Litchfield and Wulf Frenzel. Sandy Casofsky was nearest to the pin in 3 on a par 5.

There were 10 guests on the day and the top 5 were awarded a one year free membership to Med Golf. In order they were: Andrey Victorson 38 points, James Boucher 29 points, Karina Budantseva 28 points, Graham Hawkins 27 points and Paul Feather 26 points.

The sponsor, Saccone and Speed, were thanked for supporting the event and prizes were presented by Med Golf’s Camille Benezrah. The scorecard draw for a one litre bottle of Johnnie Walker red label whisky, courtesy of the sponsor was won by Ben Helme.
Guests are made very welcome at all events and are encouraged to join us and enjoy a great day out. While they are not eligible to win the trophy or category prizes, they can win the many mini-competition prizes and even a best guest prize if warranted by numbers, and of course the scorecard draw at the end of the prize presentation.

The Top Players

The Top Twenty in the rankings sponsored by Hunter Properties

Matthew Robinson
Matt Charlesworth
Anthony Bull
Mark Henderson
Ian McNee
Roy Azopardi
Matthew Warner
Nicky Sanchez
Louis Calvente
Matthew Bruce-Smith

Nick Farr
James Barr
Jordan Brown
Gavin Grimes
Tommy Kai
John Robbins
Mike Cowburn
Eddie Diaz
Duncan Hamilton
Paul Nash

Only the top ten will qualify for the Med Golf Masters in the summer