Tropical Golf 11/11

Landis Comes Up Aces at Pleasant Valley!

Things are going along nicely for the Tropical Golfers.  Weather is a bit cooler, courses are greener, and we get to visit a few places we haven’t been to in a while.  This time was Pleasant Valley which we almost forgot about with all courses in the area. There was a full but manageable fifteen golfers signed up, and for several it was their third or even fourth round of the week.

Its been almost a year since we were last at Pleasant Valley, so time to give it a try.  Its a short but at times quite difficult course.  Sad to say the overall condition was Fair, and that is being kind.  Both fairways and greens were less than expected these days.  It didn’t help, but not their fault it was also a bit squishy and damp in places.  It seems like yesterday all we did was complain about dry, hard courses.   Are we never satisfied?  The layout makes for lack of length by difficulty, and we also played off the blue tees.  That and lack of roll made the course play full length.  Still, there were several very good scores, and one in deserves mention!

LANDIS BROOKS not only won with 39 points but did so in style with a HOLE-IN-ONE on #17.   With his course handicap (8) its not easy to get a 4-pointer, but get one he did!  Pleasant Valley issued him a nice framed certificate, and Landis was kind enough to share his good fortune with everyone back at BJ’s.  The Tropical Golfers went two years without any aces, and now this is the second one in as many weeks.

Oh yes, there were other golfers this day.  In second place came Andre Van Dyk (16) with a fine 38 points, followed by John Davis (13) with 37.  The Tropical Golfers are experimenting with a Sunday golf outing, so go sign up if interested.  Emphasis will be on more affordable weekend courses, and joining a competition is optional.

Near pins:  Landis Brooks (hole-in-one), Brian Gabe, Mashi Kaneta, Andre Van Dyk

Best front nine:  Mashi Kaneta (20)

Best back nine:  Don Carmody (20)



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