Posted on behalf of a certain Lee Feasey
After Lee won the la Manga Championship last year Alan was out to get some revenge, after a night of heavy downpours and flooding locally, we headed off to Golf Costa Adeje where the first round of the Tenerife 2013 Championship began.
After a quick practice, Alan was up first on the tee and as usual hit his drive around 320 yards down the fairways and I knew it was going to be a long holiday. As I have been doing quite frequently, I hit a scabby drive low and down the middle only 20 yards behind the big man.
The course was in fantastic condition even after the heavy rain, we were level after 16 holes until a very fat northern B*****D decided to pick my ball up and keep it to himself which then put me a few points behind going down the last which I could not make up. Alan birdied it with a tremendous second shot of 257 yards hit into the par 5 18th, crushing my hopes of winning the first round. So Alan took the first round, I have to be honest and say if he could putt he would have easily scored 40 points.
Round 2 was at the Amarilla Golf & Country Club and after playing the amazing Adeje we was pretty disappointed but still it was a course that we wanted to play and test out. After another 18 holes of the in-form Alan spanking his 3 wood over 240 yards on every par 5 and his driver over 290 yards, it was with no surprise that I lost the second round… but I was playing like a donkey. Alan won 3&2.
So with that Alan won the title ‘Tenerife Champion 2013’ but we still had one round left where I could possibly reduce the deficit to 2-1 which doesn’t sound too bad.
Round 3 Las Americas. The club house was fit for a king, after a little practice we drove up to the tee box in our all singing all dancing state of the art buggy which was just missing a radio. The starter came over and told us we would be playing with a Swiss couple (great) also we decided to play off of the white tees which made the course rather long. We got off to a good start and over the front 9 I had taken the lead which I couldn’t quite believe. The story of the back 9 was quite impressive – we played ok until the 13th / 14th hole when the wheels well and truly fell off. Alan and myself topped-chunked-shanked-fatted every shot possible, and after the long back 9 I eventually won the last round after we played some s**t golf.
Next year it will be held in France, Normandy.