Tropical Golf 11/11

Tuesday November 11, Pleasant Valley – ST

A Tough Pleasant Valley Tuesday

It was Tuesday morning and the Tropical Golf group gathered at BJ”s on “double eleven day” for their excellent breakfast, coffee, and see where the day’s journey would take us. After a glance at the schedule one said “Oh yeah, today is Pleasant Valley”. We had a couple new golfers join us and all are welcome. Right around 9:00 we hitched horses to wagons and headed out.
Pleasant Valley is a playable course currently in reasonably good condition considering the amount of rainfall in the recent past. Give it a couple weeks and it should be in great shape for the season. HOWEVER, Pleasant Valley is also a golf organizers nightmare. Though not a long course, there are several water and other hazard carries off the tee that are difficult to carry for many golfers. Do you accommodate those golfers by playing closer tees making for a 5800 yard course subject to many complaints, or keep them back for a still not massive 6300 yard course ensuring the wrath of short hitters? Well, make your best decision and tell all complainers, “Next time for sure”. PV has one of the best 19th hole patios to relax after the round and watch others finish their rounds.
Usually a trip to Pleasant Valley brings in quite a few high scores. This time however the course got the better of the group. In fact, out of two flights, with the split at 19, only one golfer reached their handicap. That was Bill McGarvie (11) with a winning 36 points. Congrats Bill for the best score of the day! The B-flight winner was Jim Ferris (20) with 35 points. An excellent effort!
A-Flight Winners:
Bill McGarvie (11) 36 pts Peter Blackburn (14) 35 pts Gerd Riedler (7) 33 pts
B-Flight Winners:
Jim Ferris (20) 35 pt Mike O’Brien (20) 35 pts Ken Hole (17) 32 pts
NearPins: Peter Blackburn, Bill McGarvie, Ken Hole (2)
Long putt: Graham Buckingham
Tropical Golf Group meets Tues and Fri at the BJ Holiday Lodge on Soi 3 100 yards from Beach Road.

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