Tropical Golf 13/7
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Friday July 13, Pattana B/C – St
Gerd and Don “Lucky” on Friday the 13th at Pattana
It’s the Friday before the British Open Championship (is everyone happy?) and the Tropical Golfers were getting in their last practice rounds while waiting for their last minute invitation. While Pattana is not quite so tough as Carnoustie, to the group today it’s the most important course in the world, and it was Friday the 13th after all. Twenty hopefuls signed up and headed out to the non-links style course.
There were conflicting reports as to which 9’s we were to play, and finally the B and C courses were on the agenda. The course was in the usual very good to excellent condition. Searching for a criticism, some complained a few bunkers were not well filled, but that’s why it’s called a Hazard. Others complained the water was too wet. Playing from the Yellow tees, which this day would have been 50% the same as playing White, the course length is manageable. Scores showed this to be the case and there would be no “low winner” surprises today.
A-Flight (0-17): Gerd Riedler (c/h 10) was firing on all cylinders, err clubs, and shot the best score with a very impressive 40 points off his enviable handicap. Great Gerd! Andre Van Dyk (17) was a couple steps behind with 38 points, followed by newcomer Mark Erickson (14) with 36. Well done.
B-Flight (18+): Don Carmody (30) edged out his flight with a most excellent 39 points,followed by Daryl Evans (25) over Mick Coghlan (24) on count-back at the 38 point level. Good scores all around!
Best 9 (non winning) scores went to Alex Rousselis with 20 points and Mashi Kaneta 17.