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Friday, 1 February, 2019 Mountain Shadow Golf Club
20 golfers 11 place getters.
Rob, Dave and Karen Win at Mountain Shadow
Today’s challenge was Mountain Shadow Golf Club, from the blue tees. It proved to be a worthy
adversary , with only one player scoring better than his handicap, and the “B” flight without
anyone reaching 30 points.
Mountain Shadow is a tough course and as we understand it owned by the same people as Crystal Bay. Most prefer the layout of Crystal Bay compared to Mountain Shadow but they are doing a lot of work at MS.. the condition of it is like chalk and cheese compared to CB with new machinery working the course and workers clearing between fairways. Crystal Bay is now a poor 3rd remote cousin compared to MS.
Mountain Shadow has started to make some big improvements on the course. The par
three, number 17 hole, has a two greens. The left green has been removed and it looks like they
will install a new base, and grass surface. From the rumor mill a caddie, and therefore unconfirmed,
Mountain Shadow will close in May, for extensive renovations, and will stay closed for about six
months. If remains to be seen if this will actually happen, but let’s hope for a shiny, new,
Mountain Shadow, in about a year. Considering the new machinery on site seems a legit rumor.
In Friday’s results, we had a total field of 20 players, with eleven winners, spread over three
flights. In the A flight (0 – 15) Rob Brown was the only player in today’s field to break his
handicap, with 38 points from his new, even lower, handicap of Six. Second went to Brian Parish
(13) with 36. Alan Sullivan’s (14), 33 points was good for third place.
In the B flight, (16 – 24) players found the blue tees just too much of a challenge, and no one was
able to total even 30 points. Dave DB Cooper (33) was willing to accept first place, on count back
over Brian Gabe (18), both with only 29 points. Jadwiga (21) was third with 28.
In the C flight (25 and up), Karen Brown (31) took first with 33 points. Colm Mullen (28) second
with 29 and Roland Raeber (27) third with 28 over Barry Elphick on count back.
The best front nine, not placing, went to Landis Brooks, with only 15 points, while Joe Sparwirth
had the best back nine score, with 17 points Congratulations to all the winners.