Tropical Golf 15/3

Pleasant Valley Golf and Country Club

Front Tee Friday: Rob Brown shoots Gross 71


The Tropical golfers assembled at BJ’s Holiday Lodge, perhaps anticipating some high scores at Pleasant Valley. This was scheduled as Front Tee Friday, and we were playing the shorter white tees instead of our usual blue tees at this course.

We were greeted at the course by the caddies, sporting their “free style” day golf attire, instead of the usual light blue and pink uniforms. The golfers did take advantage of the white tees, and six players, scored 40 or more points. Rob Brown was under par, shooting a gross 71, from his handicap of 5. Henry Wong had two, five point birdies, in a row.

In Friday’s results, we had a total field of 25 players, with sixteen winners, spread over four flights. The top spot in A flight (0 –12) went to Rob Brown’s 42 points from his handicap of 5. Second went to Richard Kubicki (10) with 38. Third was Takeshi Hakozaki (12) with 34 points. Steve Truelove had the top nine hole score among non placers with 20 points.

In the B flight, (13 – 21)  Alan Sullivan (14), Mick Coghlan (20), and Brian Parish (13) all finished with 41 points.  Alan, first, Mick, second, and Brian, third, all on count back. Mashi Kaneta had the top nine hole score with 21 points.


In the C flight (22 – 24), Carole Kubicki (24), was first with 40 points. Graham Buckingham (24) was second with 38 and Kae Dayton (24) claimed third with 36 points. Dave Cooper claimed the best nine score with 20 points.


In the D flight (25 and up), Henry Wong (29), had the score of the day, with 43 points besting the second place score by 10 points. Don Carmody (26) was second, on count back over Roy Dayton (27), both with 33 points. Barry Elphick claimed the best nine score with 21 points.


Congratulations to all the winners.


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