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Sunday 8th October was the last day of Captains week. And it was The Lady Captain’ (Inna Bladens) Day. It was a double celebration as it was also her birthday.

Inna invited all the men to join in the fun format of play, but there was one condition. They had to wear a skirt!! 16 brave men rocked up unafraid to show their feminine side. The laughter could be heard all around Benahavís.

We played Texas scramble and the results were: the best of men teams was Ron, Brian Henry, Chris Mitas Jn and Paddy Mullins.

Ladies results:

1st - Nicky Masters, Lynn Phillips and Karen Cuthbert

2nd - Matsuyo Ethrington, Karin Hesse,Judy Middleton and Alison Rowson

3rd - Inna Bladen, Nicola Whelan, Beryl Pike and Natasha Wood

Nearest the pin:

Hole 2: Karin Hesse, David Sutherland

Hole 5: Christy Yiend, Francis Spiteri

Hole 11: Karen Cuthbert, Luis

Hole 16: Maria Oshkordina, Tony Ethrington

Home for a quick change afterwards to end the week with a fantastic buffet, organised by Restaurante Los Arqueros, prizegiving with generous sponsorship from several Club members and from the Lady Captain herself, and speeches, which ended with a special rendition of YMCA and a standing ovation from everyone for the magnificent work that Inna has done this year. The dancing and singing continued until the small hours of the morning.

The perfect way to end a fun filled week for the members, their families and friends.

Thank you very much for amazing LADY CAPITAINS DAY AND MY BIRTHDAY!!!

I also would like to thanks my sponsors, that in able us to have such a wonderful day:

Chris Mitas; Neelam Nayyar and Ranjeet; Lynne Cahill and Tony; George; Karen and Ted; Paddy and Josephine Mullins; Judy Middleton; Los Arqueros Golf & CountryClub

Without your help, this day will be never the same! Great thanks for our Vice Captains, Fran and Nicola Whelan.

It meant a lot for me personally and it’s makes my Capitaincy all worthwhile!

Inna Bladen

Lady Capitain 2017 of Los Arqueros Golf & Country Club