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Zoetemeer: Motivational tips & tricks


Well the Banditos once again proved that they are masters of the weather, if not the sport of golf.

This was clearly demonstrated by the decision to abandon a rain-soaked Amsterdam for the relatively fine weather in Zoetemeer.

We also welcomed Linda & Raoul who did not seem to be overwhelmed by playing with such as set of highly trained physical athletes.

John has given you the details of who won what on final scores & asked me to write a little about motivational issues.

Zoetemeer results

14 golfers traded the rain of Amsterdam for the sun of Zoetemeer, and found the course in excellent condition. We doubted the genorosity of the handicap slope rating with most people getting 4-6 more shots to negotiate Zoetermeer's hazards.

Scoring was respectable with 8 golfers in the 30s.

Summer Matchplay competition (update)

Dear Banditos, 

we have 6 entrants so far for the competition...   It would be good to get to 8 because then we will play 2 groups of 4 players with 3 matches in each pool...with the top 2 from each pool reaching a semi final.

So roll call - any more entrants

Philip - 2013 champion  ?

Kleis ?


Gary Singleton

Paul Brady

please either send me a message to enter, or even easier - complete the poll on the summer matchplay competiton.  



Banditos Captain 2014



Breezy Purmered

Purmerend - Sun 13th Apr 2014 

  • Gerard Greene 35
  • John Williams 34
  • Erwin de Jager 32
  • Steward Warburn 32
  • Duncan Gibson-Smith 31
  • Mandeep Lotay 30
  • Kleis Broekhuizen 29
  • Ian Cherington 27
  • Ray Goodsir 23
  • Philip Vischjager 22
  • Andy Symmonds 22
  • Longest Drive: Ian Cherington
  • Neary: Steward Warburn
  • Course: blue/red

Zaanse - first match of the Summer Season

The weather could not have been better, as 14 Banditos teed it up at Zaanse for the start of the Summer 2014 season.  

After getting used to the idea of the ball bouncing on the fairway and without having to swing with 5 layers of clothing the golf was respectable with 6 players reaching 30+ points.

Honours of the day went to  Michael Klijnstra who finished a comfortable winner ,  3 ahead of John Williams and 4 ahead of Erwin de Jager.

Summer Matchplay format

Matchplay is a fun format and one that you can arrange to play midweek rather than weekends if your partner is already on your case for spending too much time on the golf course!

The idea is that everyone gets a minimum of 3 games as we will play a group stage followed by knockout rounds... a bit like the world cup !!

So vote yes now to register your interest !