Sporting rivalry doesn’t come any bigger in the Canary Islands than a match up between Tenerife and Gran Canaria but although the golf action was keenly contested many new friendsa were made as Tenerife won the meeting of the two golf associations. Play took place in Las Palmas at the El Salobre course over the weekend of 15 and 16 October featuring 32 of the best amatuers from the rival circuits.
Team play was the main ingredient of the first day’s play and the Tenerife and La Gomera Circuit built a strong 6.5 to 1.5 lead taking six of the first eight games, the mens premier category was shared.
Into Sunday and Tenerife held their nerve through the individual matches despite a strong fightback by the hosts. The days outcome was a 9.5 to 6.5 advantage for Tenerife giving a trophy winning margin of 16 to 8 to Tenerife.
After their two days on the greens all the players had got to know each other better, strengthening links between the two circuits, the big aim of the Canarian Golf Federation.