Tropical Golf 17/06
Daryl Saintly At St. Andrews
Once in a while the Tropical Golfers treat themselves to some of the nicer courses because Hey! We’re worth it! This year it happened to be twice in a row since right after a visit to Laem Chabang, the destination was St. Andrews 2000. Wow… we sure are high class! Most rendezvoused at BJ’s Holiday Lodge, and a total of seventeen players put trust in fate and headed out under darkening skies.
St. Andrews is in good condition, but one expects excellent condition from this course. Fairways were pretty good, but several greens had areas of blight of some sort. A light rain fell for about 20 minutes but not enough to stop play, and just when it looked like it was going to get heavy the worst of it moved on leaving behind cooler temperatures. St Andrews is difficult and, even playing off the white tees, most holes are quite challenging. A few remember when the layout was even tougher. Even so several players found their groove and posted good scores.
Playing steady golf Daryl Evans, Course Handicap 26, used his extra shots wisely and carded the day’s best 38 points. Good going on a very difficult layout! Next came Mike O’Brien (CH 24) with a handicap tying 36 points, and then Brian Parish (CH 12) edged out John Davis (CH 15) on count-back at 34 points.
Near Pins: Maurice Roberts, Landis Brooks, John Davis, Brian Gabe