Tropical Golf 16/3

PSC Golf from Tropical Golf Group

Friday March 16, Bangpra – St

Tom and Rita Winners at Bangpra

We are at the March Midpoint and the Tropical Golfers decided to pay a long overdue visit to Bangpra. Lowering rates and reportedly good condition made a visit to the “Monkey course” a must. First however twenty one Tropical Golfers met at BJ’s lodge for victuals and cups of wakeup. Weather was predicted to be quite warm but dry, and everyone got to the course and checked in quickly.

Bangpra is an interesting and scenic layout, with good facilities. Where it often falls short is course condition and rates to PSC members. However we were able to tee it up earlier than 11:30, 09:48 actually, for a great green fee rate of 800 TB! Outstanding! Plus we found the course was in good condition and most of the greens in excellent shape.  The greens were quite slow however, and it took several holes to get used to that, and many never did. Then to mix things up it seemed every fourth green was like lightening. Monkeys were out in force on the back nine, and one Caddie had to stand guard near the bags on some holes. Scores were decent but lower than usual, probably due to putting woes, and tightly packed.

A-Flight (0-20):  Tom Herrington (c/h 16) kept his mojo going with the best score of the day at 36 points. Who would have guessed? Brian Parish (13) took count-back honors over Rob Brown (7) one shot back at 35 points, and John Davis (16) was in the hunt with 34 points.

B-Flight (21+):  Rita “I like comps” Zobeli (31) was happy to win her flight with a well played 35 points. Jim Ferris (26) coming off his record round last time showed he is still swinging good and took the next spot with 34 points. Carole Kubicki (26) and Mick Coghlan (22) rounded out their flight with 30 and 29 points.

Best Nine (non winner): Graham Buckingham and Brian Gabe had the best half rounds!

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