Tropical Golf 21/12
Rob and Derek
PSC Golf from Tropical Golf Group
Friday, 21 December, 2018 Treasure Hill – Medal
Rob Brown Crowned Golfer of the Year at Treasure Hill
Many years ago Derek Brook was a founder of Tropical Golf and if it wasn’t for him Tropical wouldn’t exist. In recognition of many years of organizing and being a driving force of Tropical Golf till his retirement recently it be only fitting he be recognized by The Derek Brook Founders Cup.
Friday, the Tropical Golf presented the first annual Derek Brook Founders Cup trophy.
Only players that had qualified, by winning a Monthly Mug earlier in 2018, were eligible for this special competition. Everyone played in the regular event today, although we played medal, instead of the usual stableford scoring system.
A total field of 22 players, and only seven had the chance to win the Golfer of the Year, There were 12 other awards today, in three flights. That’s 13 prizes out of 22 players and Treasure Hill is never easy, or maybe it was the extra pressure of the Golfer of the Year competition, but most scores were rather ordinary as half expected.
Rob Brown handily won the Derek Brook Founders Cup shooting a fine 79 gross, playing from his course handicap of eight, for a net score of 71. Congratulations Rob on a fine round of golf, and the Golfer of the Year award.
John Davis had not qualified for the Golfer of the Year competition, but took first in the A flight (0 – 18), scoring 64 net from his course handicap of 13. John’s exceptional round was highlighted by holing a 138 yard shot, for an eagle, on the difficult par four, eleventh hole. Second went to Tom Herrington (18) with a net 74 over Steve Truelove (8) on count back. Alan Sullivan (15) was 4th with a net 76.
In the B flight, (19 – 25) Colm O’donovon (20) was first, with a net 75. Second was Torsten Bischoff (25) with a net 75. Mick Coghlan (24) claimed third even with a 12 on the 1st hole on count back over Brian Gabe (20) both, humbled, to place with a net 83.
In the C flight (26 and up), Karen Brown (34) was first with a net 75. Don Carmody (30) second with a net 76, third, Barry Elphick (29), net 78 and Gordon Clegg (29) fourth with a net 80.
Congratulations to all the winners.