An early autumn, crystal clear sunny day at the southern end of the Costa del Golf was enjoyed by another good turnout of players for El Rincon de La Sala Opening Day Golf Challenge held at Almenara Golf Course on Saturday the 13th of October.

It was a close run thing, but after a great competition it was the team of Aloha Nomads who came home the winners, with a great score of 82 points. Running them very close and just one point behind in second place with 81 points, were one of the two teams from Nicholas Dunne Properties, with perennial leaderboard entries, First Choice Spain, in third place, just a further 3 points behind with 78 points.

After the day’s golf, it was back to the new El Rincon de La Sala Bar & Restaurant in San Pedro Alcantara, where the now familiar wonderful show of hospitality by the tournament sponsors was enjoyed by all, with the prize-giving taking place around 3.30pm.

The winners received a voucher for dinner for the team at La Sala, together with a bottle of bubbly, whilst the runners-up received a voucher for lunch for the team at La Sala. With the team in 3rd place receiving a bottle of bubbly for their efforts.

The prize for the ladies’ longest drive was won by Beverley Phillips, whilst Charlie Ward won the gents prize. Thomas Edwardson managed to scoop the prize for nearest the pin on hole 2 of the Alcornoques course, with Nigel Weston claiming the prize for nearest the pin on hole 4 on the Los Pinos course. These 4 prize winners received a pair of the very latest Ecco golf shoes, for which we have to thank the sponsorship of Simply Shuttles, Stein Personal & Corporate Planners, Direct Property Investments, Marbella Property Management & Marbella Chiropractic.

Thanks to the generosity of all the competitors who entered the “Lost ball guesstimate” competition, together with those bidding on the auction items back at the prize-giving, over 700 euros was raised for the charity we support, Debra, the Butterfly Skin Children’s Association. More information on this wonderful organisation can be found at

Everyone is now eagerly looking forward to the next Sala Group Golf Classic taking place at Marbella Golf & Country Club on Saturday the 27th of October.  This tournament will be a shotgun start at 10.00 am , so a lie-in for everyone.

The Sala Group Golf Classics are now becoming so popular that it is essential you book your team in early to ensure you don’t miss out!