The Tropical Golf 06/05

Friday May 06, 2016, Silky Oak – St

John Davis Smooth as Silky

Greetings golf fans.  With the hot weather in full swing and taking advantage of a Sports Day price, the Tropical Golfers headed out to Silky Oak.  Most people were happy to go to a  “carts required” course and take it a little easier for a change.  There is a lot going on now but still 14 dedicated golfers showed up.

Silky Oak is overall in fair-to-good condition, and the greens are in fine shape.  Its clear the place could use some rain – who doesn’t – but balls in the fairway were generally on grass.  Silky Oak is an interesting but fair test of skill, strategy, and mental dexterity.  The course is not as hard as it looks – and that is where it can be deceiving!  It forces self doubt on what are really straight forward holes.  Stay in control and you can score there.  Score people did!  The scores were on the high side, and many people with 36-38 points expecting some reward were disappointed.

John Davis (h’cap 15) continued his streak of impressive golf with a sky high 42 points!  Excellent golf John!  Tom Herrington (15) carded a fine 40 points to take second place honors, and Peter Barry (18) was next with 39 points.  Remember when playing Silky that you need to keep your head about you as the competition will be tough.

Near Pins:  Tom Herrington, Graham Buckingham, Barry Elphick, Brian Parish, Brian Gabe


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