Tropical Golf 19/05


Landis Wins Afternoon Delight

Greetings and straight drives to all.  This week the Tropical Golfers decided to try something different and play golf under the stars and the lights. More on that later.  Laem Chabang has a special price for “night golf”, so if you want to try this course and also beat (or wait out) the heat, it is something to try.  Ten Tropical Golfers decided to give this idea a test, and and met at BJ’s Lodge for the group and ride assignments.

Laem Chabang currently charges 2150 bt for the “night golf” which means a tee time of 3:30 or later.  A good way to stay cool this time of the year, and just the B-course is lighted.  Things went well, but not exactly to plan.  The idea was to play the  difficult C-links and then get to the lighted side around dusk.  The Tropical Golfers arrived early however, and the Caddies, eager to finish their shift, got us out 30 minutes ahead of time.  With an empty course and two 3-balls, we got around quickly, and just the last group played a few holes under the lights.  Yes it was cooler, but  you’d better hit the fairway to find your ball.  Even with the lights its not the same as daytime.  Still, its a cheaper and cooler way to treat yourself to this excellent venue.  Its also difficult, as the scores, save one, attest.

The clear winner this day, er, evening, was Landis Brooks (c/h 9) who has the golfing skill to properly navigate this excellent Nicklaus design.  The Stableford scores then dropped quickly with Daryl Evans (25) scoring 32, then came Brian Parish (13) with 30, and Dick Warberg (19) surprised himself announcing his own name with 29 points.  Don’t ask about the rest.

Best Nines (non-winner):  Tom Herrington, Mick Coghlan

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