Tropical Golf 11/08

Thursday, August 11, 2016, Treasure Hill – St

Tom on Top of Treasure Hill

This Friday the Tropical Golfers played on Thursday.  Well, you know what we mean.  Friday being Mother’s Day made the change necessary.  With the usual Tuesday golf and the PSC Monthly on Wednesday, some golfers were out for their third day in a row.  Dedication! Despite the extra golf, fourteen intrepid golfers met at BJ’s Lodge to swap stories and get ready for the day ahead.

Every time we play Treasure Hill we wonder why we don’t play there more often.  The layout is scenic and quite interesting with numerous doglegs, fairway trees, and as many can attest, plenty of water and bunkers.  This is not a “close your eyes and swing hard” course.  A little planning goes a long way.  Don’t forget the course is in very good-to-excellent condition, and now the price is among the best bargains in the area.  If one had to drag up a negative to be balanced, it is all routes to the course, even secret shortcuts, are under construction. Allow for some extra time. Treasure Hill is difficult but fair, and scores usually reflect that.

Overall the course won with no one reaching handicap, but Tom Herrington (c/h 18) came close with 35 points.  A par on the final hole put Tom just a stroke above Dick (Mr. Chip-In) Warberg (23) with 34 points, winning on countback over Don Carmody (26).  Well played everyone!

Near pins:  Tom Herrington, Brian Parish, Doug Maiko, John Pierrel



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