Tropical Golf 04/07
Andre Returns Even Stronger!
Wow, its August already and just one more Golf Major to go! Until the PGA rolls around there is the Tropical Golf results to keep everyone interested. Maybe its even more exciting, right? This Friday the Tropical Golfers headed out to the Thai Navy course to play the South/East segments. It’s been a while since we visited this place and there are always love/hate discussions about the venue. One thing there was no argument about was the 750 B fee to walk including Caddie, so eighteen golfers made the decision to check it out.
One certain thing about the Plutaluang course is, love it or hate it, it’s not boring! Water, jungle, and trees in the middle of several fairways keep the mind active and the nerves on edge. Course condition would be described as fair. One encounters several kinds of grass during the round, and there were many stalks sticking up in the fairways. Time to sharpen the mower blades! Greens were in good shape overall, and as usual a bit slower than most courses in the area. That part is a nice change. Oh yes – it’s a hard course! Large elevation changes and numerous hazards require good management and all the clubs in the bag. Who sailed home to victory this time?
A-Flight (0-21): Andre Van Dyk (c/h 18) who claimed to be on the disabled list the last couple of weeks came back to sink all the competition to post the best score of the day with 37 points. Many wonder if Andre was in fact at a golf camp. John Davis (16) was right behind with 36 points, followed by Brian Parish (12) with 35 winning third on count-back.
B-Flight (22+): Nigel Perry (25) announced he is back in town by taking his flight with a fine 36 points, followed by Graham Buckingham (28) with 34 points, and John Sykes (36) with 32.
Best Nines (non-winner): The best half rounds went to Kip McLachlan and Dick Warberg.
Remember: Swing hard in case you it it!