Tropical Golf 17/03
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Friday, March 17, Mountain Shadow – St
Dick W. Gets to Top of Soggy Mountain Shadow
Hello to our regular readers! Is there more than one? This Friday the schedule took us to Mountain Shadow. This is a regular stop on our rotation and has a reputation of being a bit tough but good test of golf. Low season is upon us plus some regulars are traveling, but still 16 intrepid golfers showed up for the challenge. During breakfast at BJ’s a few mentioned there was chance of rain in the forecast, but another player assured his sources showed zero chance of rain! Nothing to do but hope… and off we went.
The day started out fairly nice, a little cooler and a few clouds. The course was in good shape, but the golf across most groups seemed to be not going well. Was there premonition? Quite suddenly it started to rain. It started as a non-threatening drizzle, however it didn’t stop but got heavier and heavier. Unlike normal Thai rain delays where it rains hard for 30 minutes then stops, this stopped and started again several times, confounding efforts to complete the round. In the end half the groups finished and the other half gave up. One group wanted to continue but their Caddies refused. So we had a special custom made presentation.
It pays to stick it out, and Dick Warberg (c/h 20) showed he has the guts by winning with 33 points. Next in line smiling but wet Mashi Kaneta (14) earned 31 points, beating Doug Maiko (13) by one shot, who beat Landis on count-back. It pays to finish!
Near Pins: Landis Brooks, Dick Warberg, Doug Maiko
Long putt: Gordon Clegg
Best Nines (non-winner): Landis Brooks, John Davis
Best 12 hole score (everyone finished): Dave Nicholson