Tropical Golf 01/07

Takeshi Conquers Treasure Hill

Greetings, Golfers and those trying to be.  It’s the start of a new month, so the Golfer of the Month scores have been reset, and everyone wants to get off to a good start.  After analyzing local weather and pricing, we decided that Treasure Hill was the best value for the day, and 16 golfers saddled up for the trip.

We made the right choice in picking Treasure Hill.  It’s a scenic and interesting course, the condition now is pretty good, and the price with buggy is excellent.  This is one course where risk-reward shots require some thought, those that just “hit and hope” are soon reaching into their bags for another ball.  Those greens though…, if you are above the hole on some greens, its one stroke down and two coming back.  We had about 30 minutes of rain, and just as it got heavy enough to stop play it quite suddenly stopped.  Carry on.  Can we please have a local rule where caddies can hold an umbrella over you while putting?

Skill won out in the end, and Takeshi Hakozaki (h’cap 17) took the top spot with 35 points.  Good going Takeshi on a tough course with some rain!  Next came Paul Sharples (14) on count-back over Landis Brooks (8) at the 34 point mark.  Brian Parish took the final honors on a multi-count-back race with 33 points.  Persistence pays.

Near Pins:  Walter Baechli (2), Takeshi Hakozaki, Steve Truelove

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